In this section, we cover the highlights of Planet Fedora - an aggregation of blogs from Fedora contributors worldwide.
Contributing Writer: Adam Batkin
Dave Jones answers some frequently asked questions and common misconceptions regarding Virtual Memory in Linux
Tom Tromey concluded[2,3,4] his excellent series on scripting and extending GDB with Python, including some PyGTK widgetry
Michael DeHaan contemplates the complexity of software projects and how to encourage new people to get involved and contribute. "Projects that have a lot of complex interrelationships and need a lot of experience with the codebase (that is acquired over a long period of time) are less apt to attract casual contributions"
Jesse Keating announced a new Fedora Hosted project, Offtrac: "Offtrac is my attempt at creating a python library for interacting with trac via xmlrpc." The project can already perform a number of tasks including querying, retrieving and creating tickets and milestones.
Kulbir Saini presented some ideas for hacking a Linux install to make it boot faster
Luis Villa offered a followup regarding some comments that he had made criticizing OpenOffice.org's user interface and praising Office 2007
Máirín Duffy put together an impressive Lightscribe label template for Fedora
Greg DeKoenigsberg introduced the XO Exchange Registry. "Therefore, we've set up a very simple registry page for connects people who have XOs and don't need them with people who need XOs and don't have them."
Tom Callaway ranted (don't worry, those are his own words) about FOSS licensing. He notes that there are no clear standards for what defines a "Free" distribution, as there are often cases where truly difficult questions arise, but adds "This is why for Fedora, the goal of being 100% Free isn't something that we're losing sleep over. Sure, we'd like to be 100% Free, and we're working towards that every day, but actually being 100% Free is HARD, especially if you want more than 700 MB of packages"
John Poelstra discussed the "Benefits of Detailed Schedules" after last week's approval of the Fedora 11 schedule
Till Maas announced "some webpages that cache bugzilla queries of package review requests". So if anyone out there would like to jump in and help review some packages, please jump in (there were 719 packages in the NEW state when the post was posted, and already 725 by the time this sentence was written)
Luke Macken decided to share a small python program that determines "the amount of time Fedora updates spend in testing within bodhi". Click in to see the results
Matthew Garrett apparently spent a bit of time traveling and during that time, analyzed a number of showers as a metaphor for UI design in software
Folks are still posting[16,17,18] photos and writeups of their experience at FOSS.IN. It really sounds like an amazing time was had by all.
Thomas Canniot wrote about a successful Fedora Install Fest in Paris