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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


Tom Callaway explained[1] why Chromium is not yet officially packaged for Fedora.

Richard Hughes plans[2] to release the first supported version of Gnome Color Manager this week, along with lots of new features. Daniel Berrange continued[3] with instructions for setting up Firefox to respect your color management wishes.

You can now automatically encrypt QCow2 virtualization disk images in Fedora 12, according[4] to Daniel Berrange. "Why might you want to encrypt a guest's disk from the host, rather than using the guest OS's own block encryption capabilities (eg the block encryption support in anaconda) ? There's a couple of reasons actually..."

John Poelstra mused[5] about "Marketing to Fedora’s Target Audience:"

"Some people people may chafe at the notion of the Fedora Distribution as a 'product.' I can understand that, particularly if working on a 'product' is associated with strict process, lots of bureaucracy, endless meetings, and the pressure to constantly generate more revenue. Maybe that is one reason some people think defining a target audience for the Fedora distribution is going too far."

Ryan Rix is working[6] on Fedora-tour, to introduce new users to Fedora. "For example, there would be different sections in the tour:

  • What is Fedora Linux
  • What is the Fedora Project
  • What’s new in Fedora 13?
  • Get to know Fedora Desktop Edition
  • Get to know Fedora Electronics Lab"

Charles Brej wrote a two[7] partCite error: Closing </ref> missing for <ref> tag</ref> guide to theming Plymouth. "Judging by the many forum postings and articles, many people do enjoy a nice boot splash and there is a real desire to customise their spin or even the individual machine to their preferred theme. In this guide I will try and show you how to make your own custom splash, walking though the process of viewing, changing and installing."

Ian Weller created[8] a new command line tool, mw to interact with MediaWiki installations, as if it were a VCS.

[[User:Mjw|Mark J. Wielaard] and others [9] "had some fun and made tracing python methods through systemtap possible."