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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 of the Planet Fedora covers the past two weeks.

Contributing Writer: Adam Batkin


Venkatesh Hariharan wrote[1] an article entitled "Open Source offers more to CIOs" for IT Next magazine in India's "Moneywise" column.

Lennart Poettering attended[2] the Linux Audio Conference 2010 in Utrecht and came away with some interesting ideas about how to make the two work well together. "even many pro audio folks are not sure what Jack does that PulseAudio doesn't do and what PulseAudio does that Jack doesn't do; why they are not competing, why you cannot replace one by the other, and why merging them (at least in the short term) might not make immediate sense. In other words, why millions of phones on this world run PulseAudio and not Jack, and why a music studio running PulseAudio is crack."

Lennart also mentioned[3] that systemd now has its own website, mailing list, Bugzilla component and new git repositories.

David Lutterkort offered[4] a top for using augeas to add users to a group.

Richard W.M. Jones shared a number of tips, including how to collect and use core dumps[5], using guestfish to extract ISO images without needing to be root[6] and using git's cherry-pick carefully apply individual fixes or patches to a codebase[7].

Daniel Berrange wrote[8] a[9] series[10] of[11] articles on provisioning KVM virtual machines on iSCSI, both using QNAP and virt-manager and "the hard way" (without).

The Red Hat Press Office posted[12] a piece giving an overview of some of the major changes being introduced to the kernel as part of RHEL 6. Lubomir Rintel added[13] a request for people to help test the beta.

Greg DeKoenigsberg has decided[14] to leave Red Hat to join the Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education (ISKME) as their CTO. Greg added "I’ll still be around Fedora, don’t worry about that; you can't get rid of me that easily."

Seth Vidal believes[15] that he is one of the dissidents mentioned in Greg's outgoing blog post, and wrote about some of the ways in which these "dissidents" can be used to help or hinder Fedora.

Stephen Smoogen continued[16] the discussion of "target audiences" in Fedora.

Jakub Hrozek explained[17] how to use MALLOC_PERTURB_ to help find memory-management bugs.

Dan Williams wrote[18] a D-Bus-for-beginners style writeup. "Every so often I get questions about D-Bus and I end up giving a mini-lesson on what D-Bus is and how it’s used. It took me a while to wrap my head around D-Bus long ago so I don’t expect everyone to pick up D-Bus like Yo-Yo Ma sight-reading. So this is D-Bus, simplified."

Karel Zak described[19] how Linux and its partitioning and file system creation tools handle hard disks 4096-byte sectors.

Karsten Wade applauded[20] a post to the Fedora developer list about how to send sensible e-mails.