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Planet Fedora

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

http://planet.fedoraproject.org

Contributing Writer: Adam Batkin

General

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

[0] http://fabaff.blogspot.com/2008/12/fedoraprojectorg-unique-visitors.html

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

[1] http://iquaid.org/2008/11/30/synaptic-tapping-fail-is-there-a-good-fix/

[2] http://iquaid.org/2008/12/02/more-than-one-way-to-skin-a-touchpad/

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

[3] http://spevack.livejournal.com/69145.html

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

[4] http://thorstenl.blogspot.com/2008/12/read-same-paragraphs-every-half-year.html

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

[5] http://liquidat.wordpress.com/2008/12/01/the-open-source-year-2009/

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

[6] http://tieguy.org/blog/2008/12/05/the-linux-desktops-change-problem/

[7] http://tieguy.org/blog/2008/12/06/slight-innovation-followup/

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

[8] http://gregdek.livejournal.com/40932.html

[9] http://gregdek.livejournal.com/41431.html

[10] http://gregdek.livejournal.com/41616.html

Apparently Luis Villa had a similar idea[11]

[11] http://tieguy.org/blog/2008/12/02/playing-with-sugar/

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.

[12] http://tromey.com/blog/?p=494

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

[13] http://kanarip.livejournal.com/6276.html

[14] http://kanarip.livejournal.com/6419.html

[15] http://jlaska.livejournal.com/3696.html

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

[16] http://www.stahnkage.com/blogs/index.php?/archives/482-F10-and-Xen-images.html

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

[17] http://tofu.org/drupal/node/71

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

[18] http://www.alphatek.info/2008/12/01/itunes-music-sharing-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

[19] http://kernelslacker.livejournal.com/132087.html

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

[20] http://www.harald-hoyer.de/personal/blog/fedora-10-disk-io

FOSS.IN

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

[21] http://james-morris.livejournal.com/36445.html

[22] http://james-morris.livejournal.com/36715.html

[23] http://soumya.dgplug.org/?p=33

[24] http://kushaldas.in/2008/12/02/through-my-lenses-fossin-2008/

[25] http://rahulpmb.blogspot.com/2008/12/pics-from-fossin.html

Fedora 10

[26] http://project.azneita.org/2008/12/01/fedora-10-rocks/

[27] http://wagiaalla.com/blog/?p=78

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

[28] http://www.redhatmagazine.com/2008/12/02/video-fedora-10/