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Planet Fedora

In this section, we cover the highlights of Planet Fedora[1] - an aggregation of blogs from Fedora contributors worldwide.

Contributing Writer: Adam Batkin


Thorsten Leemhuis explained[1] why he believes that Fedora should ensure that kmods work well, while leaving the actual kmods themselves in RPM Fusion.

Jack Aboutboul linked[2] to the Fedora 11 Podcast interview with Jonathan Dieter about Presto, which allows users to update their RPM-based system without having to download entire RPM files (only their deltas are downloaded).

Jef Spaleta announced[3] that a record 1,996,040 unique IPs accessed over May 2009.

Peter Hutterer explained[4] how X handles mouse button mappings (it's not as easy as you think!) and continued[5] with "XI2 Recipes, Part 1" and example programs that can support multiple mouse cursors and keyboard foci.

Karsten Wade wrote[6] about the process necessary to vote in the FESCo and Fedora Board election, from signing the CLA to joining a contributing sub-project.

Jack Aboutboul interviewed[7] Bastien Nocera, "long time Fedora Contributor and Desktop Renaissance Man" about authentication and fingerprinting in F11/12.

Dave Malcolm released[8] a new version (0.4) of squeal, the command line text query tool, with a number of new features include the ability to handle arbitrary text files (split on whitespace like awk, or use regular expressions) and support for pcap (tcpdump/wireshark) dump files.

Max Spevack answered[9] the age-old question "why is Fedora always released on a Tuesday?"

Paul W. Frields published[10] a "Fedora teams’ call to action" which might be described as a number of important points to make Fedora team more "sustainable" (how would a team cope if a contributor was eaten by a dinosaur?)