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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


"One of the hallmarks of the Fedora Users and Developers Conference, or FUDCon, is that it’s gone global...Lots of people may also know that we make sponsorships (subsidies) available for our global FUDCon events. But how do these sponsorships actually work, with regard to paying for stuff like airfares and lodging? " Paul W. Frields explains[1].

Dan Williams posted[2] that NetworkManager 0.8.2 now supports automatically handling local caching nameservers (like dnsmasq). "Now you’ll get a local caching nameserver that will also do split DNS when you’re connected to a VPN, so that queries for resources on the secure network go to the VPN nameservers, and everything else goes to your upstream ISP."

Amit Shah wrote[3] a script to make NetworkManager automatically log in to a proxy server when the network interface comes up. Tired of having to go through a login screen before using wifi at hotels and coffee shops?

Richard W.M. Jones replied[4] to concerns that libguestfs' virt-cat is dangerous. Remember, "you can already look at the shadow password file in any disk image using a hex editor. libguestfs, guestfish and virt-cat just make it easier."

Adam John Miller offered[5] a few thoughts on potential future directions for Fedora. "There's a lack of focus which makes marketing really difficult as there are so many things to promote and we have such a breadth of innovation wrapped up together offering a multitude of solutions which is confusing for newcomers."

Stephen Smoogen looked[6] ahead into the future, at what Fedora 20 might look like.

Richard W.M. Jones described[7] some of the low-level details of how LVM does filesystem snapshots.