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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


Ryan Rix created[1] a Fedora Lego USB stick. Neat.

The Red Hat News office introduced[2] some of the "Green" Computing features of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

Greg DeKoenigsberg started[3] a project to build a collection of tiny browser-based open source educational games.

Luke Macken warned[4] that there is a trojan copy of liveusb-creator in the wild. Please use the official site[5] only.

Mel Chua pointed out[6] an interview with Paul W. Frields on[7]. "I firmly believe that open source principles can help combat what I see as a growing problem: local apathy. Apathy comes from feeling you don’t have a voice or a way of making change, while open source makes the opposite possible… two important and connected tenets of the open source way are (1) not letting the possibility of failure get in the way of doing something potentially great, and (2) recognizing when you’ve failed so you can learn from it and move on."

Richard W.M. Jones added[8] shell tab-completion for guestfish.

Máirín Duffy posted[9] LightScribe CD/DVD labels for Fedora 13 discs.

Sebastian Dziallas announced[10] the availability of Sugar on a Stick v.3, Mirabelle.

Nicu Buculei wrote[11] an Inkscape tutorial on how to create a drawing look as if the viewer has gone into "hyperspace".

Owen Taylor measured[12] the performance of the GNOME Shell. "One of the big goals of the GNOME 3 Shell is to use animation and visual effects for positive good. An animation explains to the user what the connection is between point A and point B. For this to work, the animation has to be smooth - it can't be a jerky sequence of disconnected frames. Performance matters."

Ian MacGregor offered[13] some tips (and scripts) for easier Linux reinstalls. Ian also shared[14] what the experience was like becoming a Fedora contributor. "I became a Fedora contributor after experiencing what I felt was a highly polished distro and outstanding support from the Fedora user community...Becoming a Fedora contributor was easier than I expected."

Peter Hutterer explained[15] how to enable tap-to-click in GNOME. Additionally, Peter mentioned[16] that the next version of evdev (2.5) changes the default middle-mouse button emulation to be off.

Benjamin Otte found[17] that in Fedora 13, Youtube videos in WebM format will Just Work out-of-the-box.

Richard W.M. Jones linked[18] to a BBC article[19] with a Flash treemap breakdown of the top 500 supercomputers in the world (hint: almost all of them run Linux).