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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


Now that Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 has been released, Mark J Cox explained[1] why there is a new package signing key, and the new layout for its key GPG files.

Will Woods is leaving[2] the position as Fedora QA Lead. "But I’m not going real far – I’m moving to Red Hat Engineering, and joining the Installer team." And that means that there is a job opening within the Fedora Project.

In "This Week in Anaconda #5" Chris Lumens discussed[3] some future plans for the installer. In particular, the user interface (and usability) is being evaluated and btrfs will be an option (though not the default) in Fedora 15.

XKB's mouse emulation has been disabled by default in X, as Peter Hutterer explains[4]. "Like so many other things, it is a low level feature that has virtually zero desktop integration. The only way to find out whether it is on or not is to hit a key and see the mouse cursor move...If you've accidentally enabled it the only thing you may notice is that your keypad stopped working." Don't worry, you can still turn it back on.

Luis Villa asked[5] (and tried to answer) do “open UIs suck”? or do “UIs without vision suck”?

Máirín Duffy summarized[6] the Fedora Board Meetings on the 12th and 15th of November, 2010.

Richard W.M. Jones wrote[7] some sample code using libguestfs from a C program. "You might have forgotten that libguestfs is really a C library that just happens to have a lot of high level wrappers around it. But you can use the C API directly and (for a C API) it’s not too hard."