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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


Chitlesh Goorah explained[1] how to use the newly-packaged MinGW cross-compiler suite in Fedora 11, by cross-compiling gerbv for Windows.

Daniel Walsh answered[2] the question "What Happened to setroubleshoot?" in Fedora 11 and provided a preview of some sealert changes planned for Fedora 12. In another post, he added[3] some information about the differences between running a daemon directly versus with an init script, and how that can cause permissions problems with SELinux.

Greg DeKoenigsberg described[4] some of what he has been up to recently, an "attempt to change the way that computer science education works."

James "Ben" Williams wondered[5] what will become of Fedora installation CDs. Robert 'Bob' Jensen also chimed[6] too. For those of interested, see the F12 Feature Proposal[7].

Peter Hutterer posted[8] Part 3 in the series on XI2 Recipies, this time with code snippets for gathering information about X Input devices.

Jeremy Katz requested[9] that people help test isohybrid a new tool that "lets you take an ISO image, post-process it and then be able to either burn the ISO to a CD or write it to a USB stick with dd".

Karsten Wade suggested[10] that there should exist some sort of "rpm2all" tool that could take an RPM file and automatically build installable releases for any distribution.

Josh Boyer mentioned[11] the fact that for F13, PPC will no longer be a primary architecture, and there are a number of tasks to be done in order to make the transition as smooth as possible. Those interested should join the PowerPC SIG.

Michael DeHaan offered[12] to personally help people get started with hacking on Cobbler. "If you are interested in datacenter automation around Cobbler, from July 6th to July 10th, I’m going to offering myself up to teach folks how to hack on the Cobbler project."