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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. This edition covers highlights from the past three weeks.

Contributing Writer: Adam Batkin


Richard W.M. Jones shared[1] tips for using shell redirection with arbitrary file descriptors. Some later tips include[2] using libguestfs to examine VMWare guest images.

Tom Callaway has posted[3] new Chromium packages, and some workarounds and fixes for running with SELinux enabled.

Mel Chua explained[4] what the Fedora Marketing folks are up to for Fedora 13. Hint: A lot.

Greg DeKoenigsberg responded[5] to criticism of the OLPC project, explaining that "OLPC is now, and has always been, a single piece of a very large puzzle" while there are many outgrowths from the OLPC work that have been incredibly successful, including the entire Netbook craze.

Julian Aloofi described[6] the real problem with Free Software. "There is one real problem with Free Software, and it is very hard to fix. I would even say it is impossible." Read on for the awesome truth. More importantly, Julian discussed[7] a potential new way of dealing with files and never having to press the "Save" button again.

Peter Hutterer wrote[8] some useful advice for composing commit messages. "In the last few weeks, I've had a surprising number of discussions about commit messages. Many of them were with developers new to a project, trying to get them started. So here's a list of things you should do when committing, and why you should do it."

Peter also posted[9] some information on how xorg will handle configuration files and hardware management in the upcoming 1.8 release, now that HAL is being deprecated.

Mike McGrath introduced[10] SSHFP. "What is an SSHFP record? It's a ssh host key in DNS so you can verify it is correct."

Daniel Walsh has updated[11] the SELinux Sandbox tool. "Every time I demonstrate sandbox to some one, they say, 'That's great, but can it do X, Y and Z?' I have taken those suggestions along with some great patches from Josh Cogliati, I have updated the sandbox tool."

Máirín Duffy taught[12] a class on Inkscape at a Boston-area middle school as part of Red Hat's community outreach program. Máirín has posted the introduction and exercises from the first day of the class, and hopes to make an additional post for each day of class.