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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


It has been about four weeks since the last installment of Planet Fedora here, so we'll be presenting a mix of interesting topics covering that time period. Normal weekly coverage should resume next week.

Nicu Buceli expressed[1] concern about The Great Panda Debate. "Already Panda iz in ur computer, developing Fedora".

Máirín Duffy did a few sets of UI mockups for Fedora. The first mockup[2] was of a new look for the Fedora Spins site. The other[3] was for a new set of screens for handling advanced storage device configuration in Anaconda.

Colin Walters showed off[4] mockups of the new Gnome 3 shell, which radically changes the way that applications are launched and managed.

Andrew Overholt mentioned[5] that a new version of the Eclipse Linux Tools (0.3.0) has been released. Eye candy included.

Jef Spaleta analyzed[6][7] the productivity of Fedora packagers and the rate that the number of Fedora packages and Fedora packagers has changed over the last few releases.

Máirín Duffy looked at[8] the "Getting Fedora" survey results. Also, further discussion[9].

Mark J Cox examined[10] the security vulnerabilities affecting RHEL between release 5.3 and (the just-released) 5.4.

Tim Waugh described[11] how printing has improved and is more flexible in Fedora, now that PolicyKit has been integrated with CUPS.

Michael DeHaan presented[12] a vision for [1].

Luis Villa asked[13] if "there a state of the art for free software project bounties?"

Mathieu Bridon continued[14] developing a git-aware BASH prompt.

Mel Chua explained[15] "How the zikula-based test instance of FI was put up, part 1". (Zikula is the new CMS that is being deployed for a number of Fedora sites)

Nicu Buceli posted[16] photos from FLOSSCamp 2009.

Richard Hughes stumbled[17] upon an interesting bug in gnome-power-manager, where the screen will suddenly blank, even though the system is in active use.

Richard W.M. Jones answered[18] the question "How does mount load the right kernel module?"

Kamil Páral introduced[19] zsync, a tool that can efficiently synchronize binary files over a network. "It allows you to download a file from a remote server, where you have a copy of an older version of the file on your computer already. zsync downloads only the new parts of the file."