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[[FabianAffolter|Fabian Affolter]] posted[0] a nice graph showing the number of unique fedoraproject.org visitors (progressively growing since 2006!)
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[[DaveJones|Dave Jones]] answers[*] some frequently asked questions and common misconceptions regarding Virtual Memory in Linux
  
[0] http://fabaff.blogspot.com/2008/12/fedoraprojectorg-unique-visitors.html
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[*] http://kernelslacker.livejournal.com/132396.html
  
[[User:Kwade|Karsten Wade]] appealed[1] for information about configuring a misbehaving Synaptic touchpad on Fedora 10, followed[2] shortly thereafter by a solution.
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[[TomTromey|Tom Tromey]] continued[*] his excellent series on scripting and extending GDB with Python, including some PyGTK widgetry[*]
  
[1] http://iquaid.org/2008/11/30/synaptic-tapping-fail-is-there-a-good-fix/
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[*] http://tromey.com/blog/?p=548
  
[2] http://iquaid.org/2008/12/02/more-than-one-way-to-skin-a-touchpad/
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[*] http://tromey.com/blog/?p=550
  
[[MaxSpevack|Max Spevack]] wondered[3] whether there is a nice way to build a custom Fedora mirror tailored specifically to one's installed package set.
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[[MichaelDeHaan|Michael DeHaan]] contemplates the complexity of software projects and how to encourage new people to get involved and contribute. "Projects that have a lot of complex interrelationships and need a lot of experience with the codebase (that is acquired over a long period of time) are less apt to attract casual contributions"[*]
  
[3] http://spevack.livejournal.com/69145.html
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[*] http://www.michaeldehaan.net/?p=798
  
[[User:Thl|Thorsten Leemhuis ]] critiqued[4] the Fedora Release Notes, providing some suggestions for how to make the important bits stand out more.
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[[User:Jkeating|Jesse Keating]] announced[*] a new [https://fedorahosted.org/web/ Fedora Hosted] project, Offtrac: "Offtrac is my attempt at creating a python library for interacting with trac via xmlrpc." The project can already perform a number of tasks including querying, retrieving and creating tickets and milestones.
  
[4] http://thorstenl.blogspot.com/2008/12/read-same-paragraphs-every-half-year.html
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[*] http://jkeating.livejournal.com/66433.html
  
A look ahead[5] at some of the innovations in the open source world that we can look forward to during 2009
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[[KulbirSaini|Kulbir Saini]] presented[*] some ideas for hacking a Linux install to make it boot faster
  
[5] http://liquidat.wordpress.com/2008/12/01/the-open-source-year-2009/
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[*] http://fedora.co.in/content/how-boot-your-fedora-faster
  
[http://tieguy.org/ Luis Villa] mused[6][7] on innovation in general and the Linux Desktop (think Gnome and KDE) in particular.  
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=== More FOSS.IN ===
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Folks are still posting photos and writeups of their experience at [http://foss.in FOSS.IN]. It really sounds like an amazing time was had by all.
  
[6] http://tieguy.org/blog/2008/12/05/the-linux-desktops-change-problem/
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* http://rishikeshsharma.blogspot.com/2008/12/manipur-fedora-10-release-party.html
  
[7] http://tieguy.org/blog/2008/12/06/slight-innovation-followup/
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* http://sayamindu.randomink.org/ramblings/2008/12/08/fossin-2008/
  
[[GregDeK|Greg DeKoenigsberg ]] wrote a few[8] posts[9] chronicling[10] his experiences with Sugar
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* http://kushaldas.in/2008/12/10/what-else-we-did-at-fossin/
 
 
[8] http://gregdek.livejournal.com/40932.html
 
 
 
[9] http://gregdek.livejournal.com/41431.html
 
 
 
[10] http://gregdek.livejournal.com/41616.html
 
 
 
Apparently Luis Villa had[11] a similar idea
 
 
 
[11] http://tieguy.org/blog/2008/12/02/playing-with-sugar/
 
 
 
A video interview[12] with [[User:Pfrields|Paul W. Frields]] about the Fedora 10 release
 
 
 
[12] http://www.redhatmagazine.com/2008/12/02/video-fedora-10/
 
 
 
=== How-To and Tips ===
 
[[TomTromey|Tom Tromey]] wrote an 8-part (so far) series[13] on using a Python-enabled GDB. The series is not just about debugging Python with GDB, but also extending GDB using Python.
 
 
 
[13] http://tromey.com/blog/?p=494
 
 
 
[[User:Kanarip|Jeroen van Meeuwen]] provided some instructions for composing EL5 media on Fedora 9 or 10 systems[14] by running Revisor inside mock
 
 
 
[14] http://kanarip.livejournal.com/6276.html
 
 
 
[[User:Jlaska|James Laska]] wrote a tutorial on how to automate a classroom/lab-type[15] setup using tools such as Cobbler, Snake and Koan
 
 
 
[15] http://jlaska.livejournal.com/3696.html
 
 
 
[[User:Stahnma|Michael Stahnke]] had some problems (and solutions)[16] for getting Fedora 10 running as a Xen guest on EL5
 
 
 
[16] http://www.stahnkage.com/blogs/index.php?/archives/482-F10-and-Xen-images.html
 
 
 
[[DaleBewley|Dale Bewley]] wrote about expanding[17] an Encrypted Filesystem with LVM and Fedora 10
 
 
 
[17] http://tofu.org/drupal/node/71
 
 
 
[[User:Moixs|Steven Moix]] managed to get[18] iTunes music sharing working in Fedora 10
 
 
 
[18] http://www.alphatek.info/2008/12/01/itunes-music-sharing-in-fedora-10/
 
 
 
[[DaveJones|Dave Jones]] had some tips[19] for making an ASUS Eee PC 900 (or any generally underpowered UMPC with a solid state disk) happier under Linux
 
 
 
[19] http://kernelslacker.livejournal.com/132087.html
 
 
 
[[User:Harald|Harald Hoyer]] also provided some performance advice[20], this time to help identify disk IO bottlenecks during bootup using SystemTap
 
 
 
[20] http://www.harald-hoyer.de/personal/blog/fedora-10-disk-io
 
 
 
=== FOSS.IN ===
 
A number of people wrote up their experiences and provided pictures from [http://foss.in FOSS.IN]:
 
 
 
[21] http://james-morris.livejournal.com/36445.html
 
 
 
[22] http://james-morris.livejournal.com/36715.html
 
 
 
[23] http://soumya.dgplug.org/?p=33
 
 
 
[24] http://kushaldas.in/2008/12/02/through-my-lenses-fossin-2008/
 
 
 
[25] http://rahulpmb.blogspot.com/2008/12/pics-from-fossin.html
 
 
 
[26] http://www.tuxmaniac.com/blog/2008/12/07/fossin-2008-lots-of-fun/
 

Revision as of 00:04, 11 December 2008

Planet Fedora

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

http://planet.fedoraproject.org

Contributing Writer: Adam Batkin

General

Dave Jones answers[*] some frequently asked questions and common misconceptions regarding Virtual Memory in Linux

[*] http://kernelslacker.livejournal.com/132396.html

Tom Tromey continued[*] his excellent series on scripting and extending GDB with Python, including some PyGTK widgetry[*]

[*] http://tromey.com/blog/?p=548

[*] http://tromey.com/blog/?p=550

Michael DeHaan contemplates the complexity of software projects and how to encourage new people to get involved and contribute. "Projects that have a lot of complex interrelationships and need a lot of experience with the codebase (that is acquired over a long period of time) are less apt to attract casual contributions"[*]

[*] http://www.michaeldehaan.net/?p=798

Jesse Keating announced[*] a new Fedora Hosted project, Offtrac: "Offtrac is my attempt at creating a python library for interacting with trac via xmlrpc." The project can already perform a number of tasks including querying, retrieving and creating tickets and milestones.

[*] http://jkeating.livejournal.com/66433.html

Kulbir Saini presented[*] some ideas for hacking a Linux install to make it boot faster

[*] http://fedora.co.in/content/how-boot-your-fedora-faster

More FOSS.IN

Folks are still posting photos and writeups of their experience at FOSS.IN. It really sounds like an amazing time was had by all.