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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.
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Red Hat Linux 6 has been released<ref>http://press.redhat.com/2010/04/21/red-hat-enterprise-linux-6-beta-available-today-for-public-download/</ref>. [[User:Rjones|Richard W.M. Jones]] recommended<ref>http://rwmj.wordpress.com/2010/04/21/rhel-6-public-beta-1/</ref> taking a look at The Register's<ref>http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/04/21/redhat_rhel6_beta_1/</ref> review.
  
[[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)."
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Meanwhile, [[User:Mjc|Mark J Cox]] took a look<ref>http://www.awe.com/mark/blog/20100427.html</ref> at the vulnerabilities and security updates in RHEL 5.5, as compared to 5.4 and earlier.
  
[[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..."
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[[User:Ctyler|Chris Tyler]] and students at Seneca have helped<ref>http://blog.chris.tylers.info/index.php?/archives/232-Seneca-and-the-Fedora-ARM-Secondary-Architecture.html</ref> get ARM rolling as a secondary architecture on Fedora. Meanwhile, [[User:Maxamillion|Adam John Miller]] wants<ref>http://pseudogen.blogspot.com/2010/04/why-i-hope-intel-breaks-arm-in-half.html</ref> that Intel chips for mobile devices continue to improve.
  
[[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.
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[[DanWilliams|Dan Williams]] shared<ref>http://blogs.gnome.org/dcbw/2010/04/22/qualified-to-satisfy-you/</ref> some updates to ModemManager, a tool that can manage mobile (3G, etc...) connections under Linux.
  
[[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."
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[[User:Rjones|Richard W.M. Jones]] examined<ref>http://rwmj.wordpress.com/2010/04/23/half-baked-ideas-verify-the-integrity-of-vms/</ref> the concept of verifying a VM's integrity from the host (for example, using <tt>rpm -V</tt>). Richard also asked<ref>http://rwmj.wordpress.com/2010/04/25/should-you-ever-have-to-reinstall-vms/</ref> "Should you ever have to reinstall VMs?"
  
[[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.
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And Richard released<ref>http://rwmj.wordpress.com/2010/04/24/tech-talk-pse-1-0-0-released/</ref> Tech Talk PSE 1.0.
  
[[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."
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[[User:Kwade|Karsten Wade]] described<ref>http://iquaid.org/2010/04/23/source-repository-for-the-open-source-way/</ref> how to use "The Open Source Way: Creating and nurturing communities of contributors", a community-written textbook on Open Source and communities.
  
[[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:Moixs|Steven Moix]] posted<ref>http://www.alphatek.info/2010/04/25/6-months-with-kde-4-wrap-up/</ref> a summary of what it has been like to use KDE 4 on Fedora for the past six months.
  
[[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.
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[[GregDeK|Greg DeKoenigsberg]] suggested<ref>http://gregdekspeaks.wordpress.com/2010/04/25/math-education-and-the-commons/</ref> ways to move education forward, including that "jQuery is the ideal language for educational games."
 
 
[[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.
 
  
 
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Revision as of 12:04, 27 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

Red Hat Linux 6 has been released[1]. Richard W.M. Jones recommended[2] taking a look at The Register's[3] review.

Meanwhile, Mark J Cox took a look[4] at the vulnerabilities and security updates in RHEL 5.5, as compared to 5.4 and earlier.

Chris Tyler and students at Seneca have helped[5] get ARM rolling as a secondary architecture on Fedora. Meanwhile, Adam John Miller wants[6] that Intel chips for mobile devices continue to improve.

Dan Williams shared[7] some updates to ModemManager, a tool that can manage mobile (3G, etc...) connections under Linux.

Richard W.M. Jones examined[8] the concept of verifying a VM's integrity from the host (for example, using rpm -V). Richard also asked[9] "Should you ever have to reinstall VMs?"

And Richard released[10] Tech Talk PSE 1.0.

Karsten Wade described[11] how to use "The Open Source Way: Creating and nurturing communities of contributors", a community-written textbook on Open Source and communities.

Steven Moix posted[12] a summary of what it has been like to use KDE 4 on Fedora for the past six months.

Greg DeKoenigsberg suggested[13] ways to move education forward, including that "jQuery is the ideal language for educational games."