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Planet Fedora

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

Contributing Writer: Adam Batkin


Deepak Bhole joined the blogging world (Welcome!) by explaining[1] changes that the IcedTea Java web browser Plugin will be undergoing in order to continue functioning after some ancient APIs (LiveConnect and OJI) are removed from Gecko (Mozilla-based projects) in the coming months.

Eclipse Linux Tools has released version 0.2 of their Eclipse plugin, and Andrew Overholt described[2] some of the new features along with the requisite eye candy.

Dracut is a new tool, designed to generate an initramfs and replace all of the different methods currently employed by various distros. Harald Hoyer appealed[3] for anyone interested in helping contribute, noting that it is one of the Features slated for Fedora 12.

Paul W. Frields linked[4] to a fedora-devel post by Jesse Keating explaining how to configure a system to ensure that a Fedora 11 pre-release properly transitions onto the stable Fedora 11 repositories once it has been released (or how to stay on rawhide if that is your plan).


Event reports and photos of FOSSComm in Greece by Dimitris Glezos[1] and Pierros Papadeas[2].

Anirudh Singh Shekhawat posted[3] photos[4] and descriptions of the setup for FOSJAM in India (which included the setup of Fedora 10 on 80 machines!).

Máirín Duffy attended an ACM SIGCHI panel on "User Experience in Open Source" and posted[5] detailed notes on the topic.