In this section, we cover the highlights of Planet Fedora - an aggregation of blogs from Fedora contributors worldwide. This edition covers highlights from the past two weeks.
Contributing Writer: Adam Batkin
Speaking of marketing, Karsten Wade posted video on how "building sustainable community in Fedora leads to new innovation and new fun stuff for people to play with." And apparently the Red Hat Wikipedia page could use some updating.
Charles Brej continued the Plymouth Theming Guide. If you have ever wanted your startup sequence to include a butterfly flapping its wings across the screen instead of a boring old progress bar, this is the series for you.
Richard Hughes created the shared-color-profiles project to collect ICC profiles for various devices for use with Gnome Color Manager. Also mentioned is a set of inexpensively available targets for use in calibrating any unknown device.
Karel Zak described the new unshare command that is part of util-linux-ng 2.17. "The unshare(1) is a new command line interface to unshare Linux syscall and allows a program to run with some parts of the process execution context unshared from parent." An example shown is hiding a mounted filesystem within one shell session.
Dave Jones presented a conundrum in packaging the Linux kernel. "The kernel rpm package creates an initramfs file that gets dropped in /boot at install time. Creation of this file is the responsibility of dracut (or mkinitrd in older releases), called from the kernels %post script. Because we want removal of a kernel to also remove its associated initrd file (or else /boot would fill up), we used to list the initramfs file in rpms database as a %ghost file owned by the kernel..."
Although there were lots of posts from/about FUDCon, these three posts were selected as they present good broad summaries of the event:
- Luke Macken "FUDCon Toronto 2009"
- James Laska "FUDCon Toronto trip report"
- Paul W. Frields "FUDCon Toronto report"
Daniel Berrange explained how to use CGroups ("a generic mechanism the kernel provides for grouping of processes and applying controls to those groups") with "libvirt and LXC/KVM guests in Fedora 12", another feature that was quietly added to Fedora 12.
Daniel Berrange also posted how to use "Routed subnets without NAT for libvirt managed virtual machines in Fedora".