In this section, we cover the highlights of Planet Fedora - an aggregation of blogs from Fedora contributors worldwide.
Contributing Writer: Adam Batkin
Dave Jones announced some changes to the Fedora kernel packaging "to drop the regular 686 kernels. As of Fedora 11, the only 32-bit kernels built are '586' and '686-PAE' (and their -debug variants)."
Lennart Poettering described some of the new changes in the latest
PulseAudio 0.9.15 release, including Flat Volumes, On-the-fly Reconfiguration of Devices (aka "S/PDIF Support"), Native support for 24bit samples and support for Airport Express.
David Nalley wrote about the Fedora Ambassadors giving away free XO laptops! To qualify, either "Package and maintain a sugar-* package for 2 releases or more" or "Build a Sugar activity that helps meet the 'holy list of 4th grade maths'".
Andrew Overholt announced the release of the
Linux Tools project for
Eclipse. The release has lots of features from profiling and tracing with
autoconf and RPM spec file editor (with autocomplete) support.
Jef Spaleta expressed mild excitement at Canonical's "Renewed focus on suspend resume". In a later post, he wrote about comparing Linux (and even OSX) user experiences with respect to functionality regressions after an update.
Once again: So many people have written about attending FOSDEM that it would take an entire issue of FWN post all of the links. Instead an arbitrarily selection will be randomly chosen.