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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

General

Jonathan Dieter described[1] some of the challenges that were involved in the development of deltarpms.

Richard W.M. Jones shared[2] a couple shell tricks for using and modifying the shell's history in order to save time and work more efficiently.

Greg DeKoenigsberg visited[3] Pittsburgh for the opening of the new Red Hat Computing Lab at Carnegie Mellon University. Among the treats was a look at OpenISR[4], the Internet Suspend/Resume project. Sound cool? It is.

Devan Goodwin has "been doing some work recently on cobbler4j, a small Java library for interacting with Cobbler over XMLRPC based on the work done to integrate Cobbler into Spacewalk." [5]

Luke Macken announced[6] that TurboGears 2 is now available in Fedora and EPEL.

Máirín Duffy says: On Tuesday, November 24 there will be a Fedora Interaction Design Hackfest[7]. Anyone interested in learning about Interaction Design or improving the Fedora user experience should join in on IRC.

A number of folks chimed in with thoughts on some recent changes to the PackageKit default permissions in Fedora 12. Seth Vidal explained[8]: "In f12 the default policy for polkit for package kit is to allow users at the desktop to install signed pkgs from repositories enabled on the system." However, shortly thereafter it was announced that the default would change in an updated package. Ankur Sinha linked to the announcement[9] on fedora-devel.

Steven Pritchard shared[10] some further thoughts in a provocatively titled post "Why developers suck as admins".

Greg DeKoenigsberg used the opportunity to discuss[11] "the difference between transparency and communication" in relation to the recent PackageKit changes.

John Poelstra looked[12] at Fedora's Release Criteria now that a Target Audience has been discussed and agreed upon.

Dave Malcolm introduced[13] 2to3c, "a tool to help people port their C python extensions from Python 2 to Python 3."

Fedora 12 Roundup

Paul W. Frields[1] and Kulbir Saini[2] answered some of the more common questions to do with the new release.

Máirín Duffy announced[3] that the new Fedora Spins site has gone live[4].

Eric Christensen outlined[5] twelve different types of documentation available with Fedora 12, from Release Notes to Security and Virtualization guides.