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== Planet Fedora ==
 
== Planet Fedora ==
  
In this section, we cover the highlights of Planet Fedora<ref>http://planet.fedoraproject.org</ref> - an aggregation of blogs from Fedora contributors worldwide.
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In this section, we cover the highlights of Planet Fedora<ref>http://planet.fedoraproject.org</ref> - an aggregation of blogs from Fedora contributors worldwide. This edition of the Planet Fedora covers the past two weeks.
  
 
Contributing Writer: [[User:Abatkin|Adam Batkin]]
 
Contributing Writer: [[User:Abatkin|Adam Batkin]]
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=== General ===
 
=== General ===
  
In "Rethinking PID 1", [[User:Lennart|Lennart Poettering]] sketched<ref>http://0pointer.de/blog/projects/systemd.html</ref> out the design and rationale for a new replacement of <tt>init</tt> and Upstart, and the entire boot process.
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[[VenkateshHariharan|Venkatesh Hariharan]] wrote<ref>http://osindia.blogspot.com/2010/05/open-source-offers-more-to-cios-open.html</ref> an article entitled "Open Source offers more to CIOs" for IT Next magazine in India's "Moneywise" column.
  
[[User:Rjones|Richard W.M. Jones]] explained<ref>http://rwmj.wordpress.com/2010/04/29/tip-get-a-windows-vm-to-run-a-batch-file-at-boot/</ref> how to get a Windows VM to run a batch file at boot time, as well as install<ref>http://rwmj.wordpress.com/2010/04/29/tip-install-a-service-in-a-windows-vm/</ref> a Windows service and install<ref>http://rwmj.wordpress.com/2010/04/30/tip-install-a-device-driver-in-a-windows-vm/</ref> a device driver, all remotely, using libguestfs.
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[[User:Lennart|Lennart Poettering]] attended<ref>http://0pointer.de/blog/projects/when-pa-and-when-not.html</ref> the Linux Audio Conference 2010 in Utrecht and came away with some interesting ideas about how to make the two work well together. "even many pro audio folks are not sure what Jack does that PulseAudio doesn't do and what PulseAudio does that Jack doesn't do; why they are not competing, why you cannot replace one by the other, and why merging them (at least in the short term) might not make immediate sense. In other words, why millions of phones on this world run PulseAudio and not Jack, and why a music studio running PulseAudio is crack."
  
[[User:Adamwill|Adam Williamson]] described<ref>http://www.happyassassin.net/2010/04/27/when-qa-works-x-org-and-memory-leaks-and-crashes-oh-my/</ref> the development and QA processes around the latest X server and GLX releases (which resulted in an unstable latest Ubuntu release).
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[[DavidLutterkort|David Lutterkort]] offered<ref>http://watzmann.net/blog/2010/05/augeas-append-users.html</ref> a top for using <tt>augeas</tt> to add users to a group.
  
[[JesusRodriguez|Jesus Rodriguez]] announced<ref>http://zeusville.wordpress.com/2010/04/30/spacewalk-1-0-released-awesome/</ref> that Spacewalk 1.0, the upstream of Red Hat Network Satellite, has been released.
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[[User:Rjones|Richard W.M. Jones]] shared a number of tips, including how to collect and use core dumps<ref>http://rwmj.wordpress.com/2010/05/05/quick-tip-learn-to-love-core-dumps/</ref>, using <tt>guestfish</tt> to extract ISO images without needing to be root<ref>http://rwmj.wordpress.com/2010/05/05/tip-ways-to-extract-an-iso-without-needing-root/</ref> and using git's <tt>cherry-pick</tt> carefully apply individual fixes or patches to a codebase<ref>http://rwmj.wordpress.com/2010/05/14/git-cherry-pick-wins/</ref>.
  
[[YaakovNemoy|Yaakov Nemoy]] explained<ref>http://loupgaroublond.blogspot.com/2010/05/kde-gnome-challenge-xinit-and-slock.html</ref> one way of building a minimal desktop using <tt>xmonad</tt> and <tt>slock</tt>.
 
  
[[DanWilliams|Dan Williams]] posted<ref>http://blogs.gnome.org/dcbw/2010/04/30/what-you-dont-know-about-networkmanager-part-1-configuration/</ref> "What you don't know about NetworkManager".
 
 
[[DanielWalsh|Daniel Walsh]] introduced<ref>http://danwalsh.livejournal.com/35761.html</ref> the Fedora Kiosk spin. "Imagine a machine sitting at a library, that had no operating system on it, except a livedvd..."
 
 
[[User:Mchua|Mel Chua]] mentioned<ref>http://blog.melchua.com/2010/05/01/soas-test-cases-we-can-haz-them/</ref> that the next Sugar-on-a-Stick release is being smoke tested daily. "We need to come up with a better way of doing this for v.4.0, so better test cases, test case/reporting management systems, and Activity criteria (read: tests, please) are extremely welcome – that’s all long-term, though."
 
 
[[User:Siddhesh|Siddhesh Poyarekar]] found<ref>http://siddhesh.livejournal.com/23423.html</ref> a way to find out how to trace network connections to a process, in real time. "The obvious answer was netstat/lsof, but the problem was that this application would be up for merely seconds and he did not know when/where it started up. All he had was his telnetd log telling him about the connections. So I decided to go the SystemTap way..."
 
 
[[BastienNocera|Bastien Nocera]] "Discussed<ref>http://www.hadess.net/2010/04/symbolic-icons-support-in-gtk.html</ref> as part of the GNOME-Shell design plans, and at the Usability hackfest we had in London earlier this year, we wanted to have icons that would only draw attention to themselves when needed."
 
 
[[User:Threethirty|Justin O'Brien]] corrected<ref>http://numberedhumanindustries.wordpress.com/2010/04/28/recent-bugzilla-comment-concerning-fedora-11-eol/</ref> the Fedora 11 EOL notice. Fedora 11's end of life is currently scheduled for June 18, 2010, which is 30 days from the release of Fedora 13.
 
  
 
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Revision as of 11:04, 18 May 2010

Planet Fedora

In this section, we cover the highlights of Planet Fedora[1] - an aggregation of blogs from Fedora contributors worldwide. This edition of the Planet Fedora covers the past two weeks.

Contributing Writer: Adam Batkin

General

Venkatesh Hariharan wrote[1] an article entitled "Open Source offers more to CIOs" for IT Next magazine in India's "Moneywise" column.

Lennart Poettering attended[2] the Linux Audio Conference 2010 in Utrecht and came away with some interesting ideas about how to make the two work well together. "even many pro audio folks are not sure what Jack does that PulseAudio doesn't do and what PulseAudio does that Jack doesn't do; why they are not competing, why you cannot replace one by the other, and why merging them (at least in the short term) might not make immediate sense. In other words, why millions of phones on this world run PulseAudio and not Jack, and why a music studio running PulseAudio is crack."

David Lutterkort offered[3] a top for using augeas to add users to a group.

Richard W.M. Jones shared a number of tips, including how to collect and use core dumps[4], using guestfish to extract ISO images without needing to be root[5] and using git's cherry-pick carefully apply individual fixes or patches to a codebase[6].