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=== General ===
 
=== General ===
  
[[HarishPillay|Harish Pillay]] disected<ref>http://harishpillay.livejournal.com/142124.html</ref> an interview regarding Oracle's rebuild of CentOS.
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[[MichaelDeHaan|Michael DeHaan]] responded<ref>http://www.michaeldehaan.net/?p=879</ref> to a post<ref>http://iquaid.org/2009/02/28/failure-as-the-secret-of-success/</ref> by [[User:Kwade|Karsten Wade]] from a few weeks ago titled "Failure as the secret of success". Michael agreed and argued that it is usually impossible to build a piece of software that is 100% perfect for 100% of its users. "Failure is good. Chasing perfect is bad. Making any one aspect perfect or spending too much time on it tends to make other aspects of things bad. We need to get close enough and find some new challenge to work on, so we have more time to iterate and fail a few more times. We all need more time to fail."
  
[[User:Mso|Martin Sourada]] showed off<ref>http://mso-chronicles.blogspot.com/2009/02/weve-gone-long-way.html</ref> some Echo Icon Theme eye candy.
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[[ThomasVanderStichele|Thomas Vander Stichele]] described<ref>http://thomas.apestaart.org/log/?p=783</ref> "an approach to doing meltdown analysis". Also known as a post-mortem analysis, this is a useful process for "when we've gotten into a bad situation involving multiple people that we want to learn from and avoid next time".
  
[[User:Katzj|Jeremy Katz]] mused<ref>http://velohacker.com/fedora-notes/publishing-git-trees/</ref> on some ideas to make sharing Git repositories easier.
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[[User:Harald|Harald Hoyer]] summarized<ref>http://www.harald-hoyer.de/personal/blog/20_Seconds_Boot_Feature_Test_Day</ref> the results from the [[QA/Test_Days/2009-02-19|20 Seconds Boot Feature Test Day]] and offered some suggestions for users and developers alike.
  
[[DanielWalsh|Daniel Walsh]] announced<ref>http://danwalsh.livejournal.com/26904.html</ref> a summer internship at Red Hat working on SELinux.
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http://danielsmw.wordpress.com/2009/03/03/user-guide-practicum-theory/
  
[[User:Jspaleta|Jef Spaleta]] discussed<ref>http://jspaleta.livejournal.com/35595.html</ref> Canonical's methodology for determining its userbase size and relative contributions to upstream projects (compared to Red Hat and Fedora). [[YaakovNemoy|Yaakov Nemoy]] suggested <ref>http://loupgaroublond.blogspot.com/2009/02/taken-shamelessly-from-dictionary.html</ref> that usage of the word "canonical" should be increased, starting with changes like renaming the "Fedora Packaging Guidelines" to the "Packaging Canon".
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http://www.awe.com/mark/blog/2009030319.html
  
[[User:Abhishektux|Abhishek Rane]] posted<ref>http://www.abhishekrane.com/2009/02/27/kde-42-screenshot-tour/</ref> a screenshot tour of KDE 4.2.
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http://wb8rcr.multiply.com/journal/item/98/Join_Fedora
  
[[User:Jsmidt|Joseph Smidt]] wrote<ref>http://californiaquantum.wordpress.com/2009/02/28/fedora-11-will-have-an-incredible-number-of-new-features/</ref> about the massive number of new Features that Fedora 11 is slated to contain.
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http://blogs.gnome.org/hughsie/2009/03/05/application-installing/
  
[[User:Crobinso|Cole Robinson]] demonstrated<ref>http://blog.wikichoon.com/2009/02/virt-manager-in-fedora-11-new-vm-wizard.html</ref> the Fedora 11 <code>virt-manager</code> "New VM" wizard.
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http://vwbusguy.wordpress.com/2009/03/05/the-case-for-open-source/
  
Red Hat Magazine<ref>http://magazine.redhat.com/</ref> interviewed<ref>http://magazine.redhat.com/2009/02/27/video-spotlight-on-mirror-manager/</ref> [[User:Mdomsch|Matt Domsch]] to discuss the Fedora Mirror network.
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http://marilyn.frields.org:8080/~paul/wordpress/?p=1507
  
[[User:Mjw|Mark J. Wielaard]] explained<ref>http://gnu.wildebeest.org/diary/2009/03/01/systemtap-09-cast-away/</ref> a new feature in <code>Systemtap</code> 0.9 that allows you to "collect data from any variable in scope at a probe point using the DWARF debug info. You can even dereference pointers, access struct members, array elements, etc."
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http://clunixchit.blogspot.com/2009/03/fels-solutions-for-design-centre.html
  
 
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=== Education ===
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[[GregDeK|Greg DeKoenigsberg]] started<ref>http://gregdek.livejournal.com/47069.html</ref> working on a Sugar activity for 4th Grade Maths<ref>http://sugarlabs.org/go/User:Gdk/4th_Grade_Maths</ref> called "Dungeons of Mongo". Remember, you too can potentially get a free XO as part of the Fedora Developers XO Program<ref>https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Fedora_developers_XO_program</ref.
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http://blog.chris.tylers.info/index.php?/archives/190-TeachingOpenSource.org-is-Online.html
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http://gregdek.livejournal.com/47357.html
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http://blog.chris.tylers.info/index.php?/archives/191-TeachingOpenSource.org-Get-on-the-List.html
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http://iquaid.org/2009/03/06/stumbling-around-in-the-k-12-space/
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=== Events ===
 
=== Events ===
  
[[User:Diaa|Diaa Radwan]] posted<ref>http://www.fossology.net/Fedora_Day_at_Misr_University_for_Science_and_Technology</ref> pictures and a report from Fedora Day at Misr University for Science and Technology.
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http://langel.wordpress.com/2009/03/05/fosdem-photos/
  
[[User:Sherry151|Rangeen Basu Roy Chowdhury]] wrote<ref>http://sherry151.blogspot.com/2009/02/not-just-another-install-fest.html</ref> about the Kalyani Government Engineering College Install Fest and FAD.
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http://sherry151.blogspot.com/2009/03/blooming-bijra.html
  
 
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Revision as of 11:59, 8 March 2009

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

Michael DeHaan responded[1] to a post[2] by Karsten Wade from a few weeks ago titled "Failure as the secret of success". Michael agreed and argued that it is usually impossible to build a piece of software that is 100% perfect for 100% of its users. "Failure is good. Chasing perfect is bad. Making any one aspect perfect or spending too much time on it tends to make other aspects of things bad. We need to get close enough and find some new challenge to work on, so we have more time to iterate and fail a few more times. We all need more time to fail."

Thomas Vander Stichele described[3] "an approach to doing meltdown analysis". Also known as a post-mortem analysis, this is a useful process for "when we've gotten into a bad situation involving multiple people that we want to learn from and avoid next time".

Harald Hoyer summarized[4] the results from the 20 Seconds Boot Feature Test Day and offered some suggestions for users and developers alike.

http://danielsmw.wordpress.com/2009/03/03/user-guide-practicum-theory/

http://www.awe.com/mark/blog/2009030319.html

http://wb8rcr.multiply.com/journal/item/98/Join_Fedora

http://blogs.gnome.org/hughsie/2009/03/05/application-installing/

http://vwbusguy.wordpress.com/2009/03/05/the-case-for-open-source/

http://marilyn.frields.org:8080/~paul/wordpress/?p=1507

http://clunixchit.blogspot.com/2009/03/fels-solutions-for-design-centre.html

Education

Greg DeKoenigsberg started[1] working on a Sugar activity for 4th Grade Maths[2] called "Dungeons of Mongo". Remember, you too can potentially get a free XO as part of the Fedora Developers XO Program<ref>https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Fedora_developers_XO_program</ref.

http://blog.chris.tylers.info/index.php?/archives/190-TeachingOpenSource.org-is-Online.html

http://gregdek.livejournal.com/47357.html

http://blog.chris.tylers.info/index.php?/archives/191-TeachingOpenSource.org-Get-on-the-List.html

http://iquaid.org/2009/03/06/stumbling-around-in-the-k-12-space/


Events

http://langel.wordpress.com/2009/03/05/fosdem-photos/

http://sherry151.blogspot.com/2009/03/blooming-bijra.html