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Planet Fedora

In this section, we cover the highlights of Planet Fedora - an aggregation of blogs from Fedora contributors worldwide.

Contributing Writer: Adam Batkin


Fabian Affolter posted a nice graph[0] showing the number of unique visitors (progressively growing since 2006!)


Karsten Wade appealed for information about configuring a misbehaving Synaptic touchpad[1] on Fedora 10, then followed shortly thereafter by a solution[2]



Max Spevack wondered[3] whether there is a nice way to build a custom Fedora mirror tailored specifically to one's installed package set


Thorsten Leemhuis critiqued the Fedora Release notes[4], providing some suggestions for how to make the important bits stand out more


A look ahead[5] at some of the innovations in the open source world that we can look forward to during 2009


Luis Villa muses on innovation in general and the Linux Desktop[6][7] (think Gnome and KDE) in particular



Greg DeKoenigsberg wrote a few[8] posts[9] chronicling[10] his experiences with Sugar




Apparently Luis Villa had a similar idea[11]


How-To and Tips

Tom Tromey wrote an 8-part (so far) series[12] on using a Python-enabled GDB. The series is not just about debugging Python with GDB, but also extending GDB using Python.


Jeroen van Meeuwen provided some instructions[13] for composing EL5 media on Fedora 9 or 10 systems by running Revisor inside mock, as well as bow to build and automate a classroom/test[14] lab-type[15] setup using tools such as Cobbler




Michael Stahnke had some problems (and solutions)[16] for getting Fedora 10 running as a Xen guest on EL5


Dale Bewley wrote about expanding[17] an Encrypted Filesystem with LVM and Fedora 10


Steven Moix managed to get[18] iTunes music sharing working in Fedora 10


Dave Jones had some tips[19] for making an ASUS Eee PC 900 (or any generally underpowered UMPC with a solid state disk) happier under Linux


Harald Hoyer also provided some performance advice[20], this time to help identify disk IO bottlenecks during bootup using SystemTap



A number of people wrote up their experiences and provided pictures from FOSS.IN






Fedora 10



A video interview[28] with Paul W. Frields about the Fedora 10 release