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=== General ===
 
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[[User:Davdunc|David Duncan]] posted<ref>http://davdunc.livejournal.com/4040.html</ref> a picture of a bottle of "Extreme Linux Hot Sauce" at Texas Linuxfest 2010. Linux has never looked so hot!
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[[JanWildeboer|Jan Wildeboer]] announced<ref>http://gnu.wildebeest.org/diary/2010/04/14/icedtea6-1-8-release/</ref> the availability of IcedTea6-1.8 with many bugfixes and feature enhancements.
  
[[DanWilliams|Dan Williams]] shared<ref>http://blogs.gnome.org/dcbw/2010/04/07/networkmanager-on-server-type-machines-or-why-our-initscripts-suck/</ref> a few tips for using NetworkManager with server-class machines. Dan also announced<ref>http://blogs.gnome.org/dcbw/2010/04/07/networkmanager-0-8-the-taste-of-a-new-generation/</ref> the release of NetworkManager 0.8 with a number of new features.
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[[ColinWalters|Colin Walters]] attended<ref>http://blog.verbum.org/2010/04/14/pygtk-performing-engine-maintenance-while-the-car-is-running/</ref> a PyGTK hackfest. "There are two major orthogonal changes happening simultaneously..." Python 3 and Introspection. [[DaveMalcolm|Dave Malcolm]] had more to say<ref>http://dmalcolm.livejournal.com/5240.html</ref> on the introspection front. "In the old GTK approach to binding native libraries for use by other language runtimes (such as Python's), a .defs file provided metadata on the API, which had to be kept in-sync with the code...In the new approach, "gobject-introspection" defines a simple textual format for source-code comments, containing similar information to a .defs file, but (I hope) rich enough to handle more of the special cases. This is scraped from the source into an XML file (e.g. Foo.gir), then compiled into an efficient binary format (e.g. Foo.typelib) which can be mapped into memory at runtime using a library (libgirepository.so)."
  
[[ColinWalters|Colin Walters]] explained<ref>http://blog.verbum.org/2010/04/08/how-the-fedora-desktop-gets-made/</ref> "the process by which the Fedora Desktop CD image gets made."
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[[User:Poelstra|John Poelstra]] posted<ref>http://poelcat.wordpress.com/2010/04/14/shipping-fedora-on-time/</ref> suggestions for the Fedora release schedule. "We need to accept that unforeseen regressions and late changes have consequences.  Slipping the full Fedora release schedule when we don’t meet our release criteria is a good way to show that and maintain a baseline of quality for our releases.  Working backwards from important milestones and starting earlier is how we ship on time...If we really want our releases to be on time we must give interim milestones and tasks just as much value as the big ones..."
  
[[MairinDuffy|Máirín Duffy]] attended<ref>http://mairin.wordpress.com/2010/04/11/floss-hci-workshop-at-chi-2010-atlanta/</ref> the FLOSS HCI Workshop at CHI 2010 Atlanta and wrote up a summary of the experience.
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[[User:Kwade|Karsten Wade]] announced<ref>http://iquaid.org/2010/04/14/more-time-for-fedora-summer-coding-schedule-moved-back-a-month/</ref> that the Fedora Summer Coding schedule has been moved back a month in order to provide more time to prepare.
  
[[RajeeshNambiar|Rajeesh K Nambiar]] described<ref>http://rajeeshknambiar.wordpress.com/2010/04/13/the-vm-bug-that-delayed-linux-2-6-34-rc4/</ref> a bug which caused Linux-2.6.34-rc4 to be delayed, but in the end resulted in a number of kernel bugs being fixed a working suspend/resume function.
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[[DanWilliams|Dan Williams]] examined<ref>http://blogs.gnome.org/dcbw/2010/04/15/mobile-broadband-and-qualcomm-proprietary-protocols/</ref> the "two major mobile broadband technology families: GSM/UMTS (which three quarters of the world uses) and CDMA/EVDO (used by the rest)." The rest of the post outlines the progress in making various broadband chips work under Linux and why  you should "buy Sierra stuff.  It’s top quality and they actually care about open-source...And guess what?  They actually listened, did the work, and put the documentation under a Creative Commons license too."
  
[[User:Kwade|Karsten Wade]] asked<ref>http://iquaid.org/2010/04/13/sponsoring-summer-coding-get-and-give-value/</ref> for companies interested in helping to sponsor the Fedora Summer Coding 2010 project. "Aside from all the potential benefits to the Fedora Project that directly or indirectly benefit you, your company stands to gain more than positive brand image.  You help teach the next generation about how to be involved in FOSS, which teaches them the skills you want them to have when you hire them."
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[[User:Moixs|Steven Moix]] explained<ref>http://www.alphatek.info/2010/04/18/gnome-usability-tip-show-the-desktop/</ref> how to show the desktop (hiding all applications) now that the "Show Desktop" button has disappeared from Fedora 12.
  
[[User:Valent|Valent Turkovic]] wants<ref>http://kernelreloaded.blog385.com/index.php/archives/dockbarx-in-fedora-yes-please/</ref> DocbarX in Fedora, and shows why. "DockbarX brings much needed advancement in terms of dockbar features, ease of use, features and usabillity. This is especially noticable on netbooks where screen real estate is much better handled in DockbarX than in any other dock for Gnome desktop."
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[[User:Rjones|Richard W.M. Jones]] ordered<ref>http://rwmj.wordpress.com/2010/04/18/ordnance-survey-opendata/</ref> some of the newly-opened Ordinance Survey (UK) datasets. " The format is really open — TIFF for the maps, and CSV files for most of the other data. Full marks to the OS for releasing this under a CC-compatible license."
  
[[User:Nicubunu|Nicu Buculei]] taught<ref>http://nicubunu.blogspot.com/2010/04/nasa-mission-styled-badges-with.html</ref> how to make "NASA mission styled badges with Inkscape".  
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[[User:Jjmartinez|Juan J. Martínez]] answered<ref>http://rambleon.usebox.net/post/533515447/why-my-bug-isnt-being-fixed</ref> why your bug isn't being fixed. But also what you can do to help the process along.
  
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[[User:Adamwill|Adam Williamson]] recapped<ref>http://www.happyassassin.net/2010/04/20/graphics-test-week-recap/</ref> the results of a Graphics Test Week.
  
=== Fedora 13 Beta Roundup ===
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[[User:Pfrields|Paul W. Frields]] announced<ref>http://marilyn.frields.org:8080/~paul/wordpress/?p=3147</ref> that suggestions for the Fedora 14 name are welcome.
 
 
A number of people posted with news of the Fedora 13 Beta release, including:
 
 
 
[[User:Herlo|Clint Savage]] posted<ref>http://sexysexypenguins.com/2010/04/13/news-fedora-13-beta-released/</ref> the actual release announcement.
 
 
 
[[User:Pfrields|Paul W. Frields]] included news<ref>http://marilyn.frields.org:8080/~paul/wordpress/?p=3133</ref> of a test week for the Nouveau NVidia driver.
 
 
 
The Red Hat Press Office released<ref>http://press.redhat.com/2010/04/13/fedora-13-goddard-beta-blasts-off/</ref> an official-looking announcement which included some of the highlights of the release.
 
 
 
[[User:Sundaram|Rahul Sundaram]] listed<ref>http://mether.wordpress.com/2010/04/13/fedora-13-desktop-features/</ref> some of the Desktop-oriented features.
 
  
 
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Revision as of 14:30, 21 April 2010

Planet Fedora

In this section, we cover the highlights of Planet Fedora[1] - an aggregation of blogs from Fedora contributors worldwide.

Contributing Writer: Adam Batkin

General

Jan Wildeboer announced[1] the availability of IcedTea6-1.8 with many bugfixes and feature enhancements.

Colin Walters attended[2] a PyGTK hackfest. "There are two major orthogonal changes happening simultaneously..." Python 3 and Introspection. Dave Malcolm had more to say[3] on the introspection front. "In the old GTK approach to binding native libraries for use by other language runtimes (such as Python's), a .defs file provided metadata on the API, which had to be kept in-sync with the code...In the new approach, "gobject-introspection" defines a simple textual format for source-code comments, containing similar information to a .defs file, but (I hope) rich enough to handle more of the special cases. This is scraped from the source into an XML file (e.g. Foo.gir), then compiled into an efficient binary format (e.g. Foo.typelib) which can be mapped into memory at runtime using a library (libgirepository.so)."

John Poelstra posted[4] suggestions for the Fedora release schedule. "We need to accept that unforeseen regressions and late changes have consequences. Slipping the full Fedora release schedule when we don’t meet our release criteria is a good way to show that and maintain a baseline of quality for our releases. Working backwards from important milestones and starting earlier is how we ship on time...If we really want our releases to be on time we must give interim milestones and tasks just as much value as the big ones..."

Karsten Wade announced[5] that the Fedora Summer Coding schedule has been moved back a month in order to provide more time to prepare.

Dan Williams examined[6] the "two major mobile broadband technology families: GSM/UMTS (which three quarters of the world uses) and CDMA/EVDO (used by the rest)." The rest of the post outlines the progress in making various broadband chips work under Linux and why you should "buy Sierra stuff. It’s top quality and they actually care about open-source...And guess what? They actually listened, did the work, and put the documentation under a Creative Commons license too."

Steven Moix explained[7] how to show the desktop (hiding all applications) now that the "Show Desktop" button has disappeared from Fedora 12.

Richard W.M. Jones ordered[8] some of the newly-opened Ordinance Survey (UK) datasets. " The format is really open — TIFF for the maps, and CSV files for most of the other data. Full marks to the OS for releasing this under a CC-compatible license."

Juan J. Martínez answered[9] why your bug isn't being fixed. But also what you can do to help the process along.

Adam Williamson recapped[10] the results of a Graphics Test Week.

Paul W. Frields announced[11] that suggestions for the Fedora 14 name are welcome.