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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>.
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[[DaveMalcolm|Dave Malcolm]] developed<ref>http://dmalcolm.livejournal.com/1301.html</ref>,<ref>http://dmalcolm.livejournal.com/1704.html</ref> a command line app called <code>show</code> that allows for access to various log files through an SQL-like interface. It supports aggregates and can handle Apache access logs, <code>/var/log/messages</code> and <code>/var/log/secure</code> and various others using backends from Augeas<ref>http://augeas.net/</ref> for configuration files like <code>/etc/passwd</code>.
  
[[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.
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[[User:Pfrields|Paul W. Frields]] explained<ref>http://marilyn.frields.org:8080/~paul/wordpress/?p=1548</ref> how to convert virtual disk images between various formats using utilities from <code>qemu</code>.
  
[[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.
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[[User:Rakesh|Rakesh Pandit]] wrote<ref>http://rakesh.gnulinuxcentar.org/?p=131</ref> a "Report for National Institute of Technology Hamirpur Software Activity Workshop" describing an event where students were trained in software development using Free and Open Source Software.
  
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.
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[[User:Nicubunu|Nicu Buceli]] announced<ref>http://nicubunu.blogspot.com/2009/03/mission-accomplished-ocal-10k.html</ref> that the Open Clipart Library has reached its goal of 10,000 images.
  
[[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.
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[[User:Rjones|Richard W.M. Jones]] posted<ref>http://rwmj.wordpress.com/2009/03/25/size-of-rpm-dependencies/</ref> a visualization of RPM dependencies by size, as part of his quest to build a minimal Fedora installation. A later followup noted<ref>http://rwmj.wordpress.com/2009/03/25/size-of-rpm-dependencies-2/</ref> that very different results occur depending on how the dependencies are traversed (in this case, breadth-first traversal versus depth-first). He then released<ref>http://rwmj.wordpress.com/2009/03/27/rpm-dependency-size-viewer-now-available/</ref> a tool, <code>rpmdepsize</code><ref>http://et.redhat.com/~rjones/rpmdepsize/</ref> to allow users to generate their own dependency visualizations.
 
 
[[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."
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
[[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.
 
 
 
[[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 19:17, 29 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

Dave Malcolm developed[1],[2] a command line app called show that allows for access to various log files through an SQL-like interface. It supports aggregates and can handle Apache access logs, /var/log/messages and /var/log/secure and various others using backends from Augeas[3] for configuration files like /etc/passwd.

Paul W. Frields explained[4] how to convert virtual disk images between various formats using utilities from qemu.

Rakesh Pandit wrote[5] a "Report for National Institute of Technology Hamirpur Software Activity Workshop" describing an event where students were trained in software development using Free and Open Source Software.

Nicu Buceli announced[6] that the Open Clipart Library has reached its goal of 10,000 images.

Richard W.M. Jones posted[7] a visualization of RPM dependencies by size, as part of his quest to build a minimal Fedora installation. A later followup noted[8] that very different results occur depending on how the dependencies are traversed (in this case, breadth-first traversal versus depth-first). He then released[9] a tool, rpmdepsize[10] to allow users to generate their own dependency visualizations.