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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


Joseph Smidt requested[1] that all Linux distributions report bugs upstream: "Now, assuming each major Linux distribution has hundreds of bugs where the bug triager knows it is an issue with upstream but fails to report it, if all these bugs would get reported I am sure an extra 100 bugs will get fixed over the next six months because of simple things like this."

Mel Chua packaged[2] his first RPM, making notes along the way of where documentation was lacking: "I’m actually quite impressed by how simple the process is, and how helpful the resources are - however, my baseline for “easy process!” is “it’s better than several weeks of blindly trying to install Linux for the first time via stacks of floppies in 2001!” so just because it’s “good enough” doesn’t mean it’s as good as it could be.

How can we improve this experience?"

Jeff Sheltren was interviewed[3] for the FLOSS Weekly podcast.

Dan Williams showed off[4] how easy it is to connect to a mobile broadband connection using NetworkManager.

John Palmier attended[5] the Open Video Conference[6]. "The web was built and exploded around the concept of open technology. Let’s continue to make sure this is the case going forward. The last thing we want is the web to become the domain of a few, with creativity being stifled by restrictions in the non-open parts of the stack."

Adam Jackson explained[7] how computers (try to) identify the capabilities (resolutions, refresh rates, etc...) of monitors by following the EDID standard. And a new partially-compatible standard, DisplayID that is set to replace EDID.