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[[DimitrisGlezos|Dimitris Glezos]] analyzed<ref>http://dimitris.glezos.com/weblog/2009/03/08/flp-advancement-study</ref> how Fedora's Localization community has grown (hint: a lot).
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[[User:Sherry151|Rangeen Basu Roy Chowdhury]] explained<ref>http://sherry151.blogspot.com/2009/03/live-usb-magic.html</ref> how to build a Live USB stick from a Live CD image. Another option, suggested in the comments, is to use the <code>liveusb-creator</code><ref>https://fedorahosted.org/liveusb-creator/</ref>.
  
[[User:Wwoods|Will Woods]] mentioned<ref>http://qa-rockstar.livejournal.com/7478.html</ref> that in Fedora 11, all of the x86 that were previously <code>.i386</code> will be replaced with <code>.i586</code> (with requisite kernel arch changes too).
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[[User:Pfrields|Paul W. Frields]] described<ref>http://marilyn.frields.org:8080/~paul/wordpress/?p=1437</ref> some of the preparations that the Fedora Marketing team has been making for Fedora 11, including in-depth articles on some of the new features.
  
[[User:Jspaleta|Jef Spaleta]] asked<ref>http://jspaleta.livejournal.com/36540.html</ref>: "How do we want casual users to do a Fedora Desktop install?" In other words, should Fedora be pushing new users towards DVD install media, or installable Live CDs?
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[[RichardHughes|Richard Hughes]] showed off<ref>http://blogs.gnome.org/hughsie/2009/03/17/the-next-update-viewer/</ref> an updated Gnome PackageKit update viewer.
  
[[User:Jsmidt|Joseph Smidt]] wrote<ref>http://californiaquantum.wordpress.com/2009/03/10/another-100000-week-for-fedora-10/</ref> about the massive number of users downloading Fedora. According to the statistics<ref>http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Statistics</ref>, around 100,000 new users have started using Fedora 10 since Fedora 9 (based on unique IPs checking in using <code>yum</code>).
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Rob Tiller, Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, IP at Red Hat responded<ref>http://www.press.redhat.com/2009/03/17/discouraging-software-patent-lawsuits/</ref> to concerns within the community about Red Hat's patenting efforts and the Red Hat Patent Policy<ref>http://www.redhat.com/legal/patent_policy.html</ref>. [[User:Pfrields|Paul W. Frields]] wrote<ref>http://marilyn.frields.org:8080/~paul/wordpress/?p=1536</ref> about the response, and a lively discussion in the comments ensued.
  
[[User:Kanarip|Jeroen van Meeuwen]] responded<ref>http://kanarip.livejournal.com/11912.html</ref> to an earlier post (that may have lacked context) by explaining how certain dependency checks would be handled in <code>Cobbler</code> for ris-linux and Windows provisioning.
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[[DavidWoodhouse|David Woodhouse]] posted<ref>http://www.advogato.org/person/dwmw2/diary.html?start=201</ref> about some documentation he had written to support Greylisting and the <code>exim-greylist</code> package shipped with Fedora.
  
[[DavidLutterkort|David Lutterkort]] explained<ref>http://watzmann.net/blog/index.php/2009/03/11/querying_system_configuration</ref> how you can use <code>Augeas</code> and XPath to easily and uniformly query a system's configuration files.
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[[User:Jspaleta|Jef Spaleta]] wrote<ref>http://jspaleta.livejournal.com/37433.html</ref> his "most important Fedora blog post ever" which revolves around the "NSF sponsored workshop on Sustainable Cyberinfrastructure"<ref>http://cisoftwaresustainability.iu-pti.org/</ref>. The workshop is important "for people who believe in either the function of basic science research as a catalyst for technical and social progress or people who believe strongly in open development methodologies as a catalyst for deeper and more impactful collaborations.  Even more so if you happen to be in the union of those groups and a US citizen and care about how the NSF as a Federal agency goes about funding research and education."
  
[[BastienNocera|Bastien Nocera]] boasted<ref>http://www.hadess.net/2009/03/our-new-volume-feature.html</ref> about the new Gnome Volume Applet.
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As an interesting aside, [[DaveJones|Dave Jones]] mentioned<ref>http://www.codemonkey.org.uk/2009/03/19/badblocks-1tb-drive/</ref> that it takes two days and twenty minutes to run <code>badblocks</code> on his new 1TB hard drives.
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[[User:Rjones|Richard W.M. Jones]] worked<ref>http://rwmj.wordpress.com/2009/03/20/why-minimal-is-225-mb/</ref> on building a minimal Fedora installation and managed to get an installed system down to 225MB. He later responded<ref>http://rwmj.wordpress.com/2009/03/20/why-not-use-a-minimal-distribution/</ref> to a comment about why it makes sense to minimize Fedora as opposed to building a custom minimal distribution. And then he managed<ref>http://rwmj.wordpress.com/2009/03/20/febootstrap-minimal-now-159-mb/</ref> to get the minimal distribution down to 15.9MB.
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[[AmitShah|Amit Shah]] benchmarked<ref>http://www.amitshah.net/2009/03/comparison-of-file-systems-and-speeding.html</ref> various filesystems (including ext4) to find out how well they handled pre-allocation of disk space and the new Linux <code>fallocate</code> support.
  
 
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Revision as of 11:50, 22 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

Rangeen Basu Roy Chowdhury explained[1] how to build a Live USB stick from a Live CD image. Another option, suggested in the comments, is to use the liveusb-creator[2].

Paul W. Frields described[3] some of the preparations that the Fedora Marketing team has been making for Fedora 11, including in-depth articles on some of the new features.

Richard Hughes showed off[4] an updated Gnome PackageKit update viewer.

Rob Tiller, Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, IP at Red Hat responded[5] to concerns within the community about Red Hat's patenting efforts and the Red Hat Patent Policy[6]. Paul W. Frields wrote[7] about the response, and a lively discussion in the comments ensued.

David Woodhouse posted[8] about some documentation he had written to support Greylisting and the exim-greylist package shipped with Fedora.

Jef Spaleta wrote[9] his "most important Fedora blog post ever" which revolves around the "NSF sponsored workshop on Sustainable Cyberinfrastructure"[10]. The workshop is important "for people who believe in either the function of basic science research as a catalyst for technical and social progress or people who believe strongly in open development methodologies as a catalyst for deeper and more impactful collaborations. Even more so if you happen to be in the union of those groups and a US citizen and care about how the NSF as a Federal agency goes about funding research and education."

As an interesting aside, Dave Jones mentioned[11] that it takes two days and twenty minutes to run badblocks on his new 1TB hard drives.

Richard W.M. Jones worked[12] on building a minimal Fedora installation and managed to get an installed system down to 225MB. He later responded[13] to a comment about why it makes sense to minimize Fedora as opposed to building a custom minimal distribution. And then he managed[14] to get the minimal distribution down to 15.9MB.

Amit Shah benchmarked[15] various filesystems (including ext4) to find out how well they handled pre-allocation of disk space and the new Linux fallocate support.