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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

General

The Red Hat Press office announced[1] the availability of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 2.2 which includes: Virtual desktop support, Import and export, V2V : Virtual machine conversion, a Data Warehouse, and increased performance.

In other virtualization news, Richard W.M. Jones provided lots of libguestfs tips: Edit the Windows Registry in your VMs from the host[2], using virt-rescue on raw file or disk images (in addition to VM images)[3], quickly getting help in guestfish[4], using virt-df to find out when filesystems are full[5] (and an update[6]) and using hivex to unpack a Windows Boot Configuration Data (BCD) hive[7].

Luis Villa wrote[8] a piece on opensource.com about lawyers and open source. "There is a fairly common perception among FOSS hackers that there is no community of FOSS lawyers. Scratch the surface, though, and it turns out that- despite our handicaps- the FOSS legal community is there and growing. Since this question recently came up in the context of Mozilla's decision to revise the MPL, I thought it might be a good time to talk about this community here at opensource.com."

Rajith Attapattu posted[9] a couple pieces on managing software projects, starting with "The Way We Set It Up Is How It Ends Up" and continuing[10] "Dealing With Change".

Máirín Duffy mentioned[11] the creation of "A K12 Educator’s Guide to Open Source Software" with the goal of "introducing elementary school children to free & open source software, particularly creative tool."

Jeff Sheltren announced[12] that the Open Source textbook on Open Source has been completed, and Greg DeKoenigsberg wrote[13] an article about it on opensource.com, titles "Can Professors Teach Open Source?"

Karsten Wade made a number of announcements regarding Fedora's Summer Coding 2010 opportunities (See also the special section of this weeks Fedora Weekly News). First[14], there is a call for sponsors. That means universities, corporations, foundations, individuals and creative ideas. Ideas should be submitted by April 9[15]. And Karsten's latest post has[16] lots of useful links for getting involved and finding out more.

Tim Waugh wants[17] your printer device IDs so that Fedora 13 can automatically install printer drivers.

Bryan Clark released[18] a new quick filter addon for Thunderbird for easier single-folder searching.

Paul W. Frields announced[19] that the planning process has begun for FUDCon 2011 this winter, including a bidding process for picking a location.

  1. http://press.redhat.com/2010/03/29/red-hat-announces-beta-availability-of-red-hat-enterprise-virtualization-2-2/
  2. http://rwmj.wordpress.com/2010/03/29/edit-the-windows-registry-in-your-vms-from-the-host/
  3. http://rwmj.wordpress.com/2010/03/30/tip-virt-rescue-not-just-for-virtual-machines/
  4. http://rwmj.wordpress.com/2010/03/30/tip-quickly-get-help-for-guestfish-commands/
  5. http://rwmj.wordpress.com/2010/03/30/tip-find-out-when-filesystems-get-full-with-virt-df/
  6. http://rwmj.wordpress.com/2010/04/02/tip-find-out-when-filesystems-get-full-with-virt-df-working-version/
  7. http://rwmj.wordpress.com/2010/04/03/use-hivex-to-unpack-a-windows-boot-configuration-data-bcd-hive/
  8. http://opensource.com/law/10/3/community-lawyers
  9. http://rajith.2rlabs.com/2010/03/29/managing-software-projects-the-way-we-set-it-up-is-how-it-ends-up/
  10. http://rajith.2rlabs.com/2010/03/31/managing-software-projects-changes-are-inevitable-are-you-ready/
  11. http://mairin.wordpress.com/2010/03/31/a-k12-educators-guide-to-open-source-software/
  12. http://sheltren.com/teachingopensource_textbook
  13. http://opensource.com/education/10/4/can-professors-teach-open-source
  14. http://iquaid.org/2010/04/02/seeking-sponsors-universities-corporations-foundations-individuals-creative-ideas/
  15. http://iquaid.org/2010/04/06/ideas-for-summer-coding-due-by-9-april/
  16. http://iquaid.org/2010/04/06/fedora-summer-coding-organizing-halp/
  17. http://cyberelk.net/tim/2010/04/01/printer-device-ids-wanted/
  18. http://clarkbw.net/blog/2010/04/02/quick-filtering-in-thunderbird/
  19. http://marilyn.frields.org:8080/~paul/wordpress/?p=3108