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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


Michael DeHaan discussed[1] various Linux system configuration applets and some ideas how to unify/integrate them. On an unrelated note, he also wrote[2] about HTML Slidey[3]: Slide Shows in XHTML.

Gary Benson announced[4] that Zero has passed the Java SE 6 TCK, which means that OpenJDK in Fedora 10 for 32 and 64 bit PowerPC-based systems are now pretty much guaranteed to run anything you can throw at them.

Daniel Walsh explained[5],[6] some SELinux history, voodoo and how to rebuild bits of the policy RPMs.

Jeremy Katz reviewed[7] the book Don't Make Me Think by Steve Krug and how that applies to web usability.

Red Hat Magazine[8] spotlighted[9] Func, which "makes it easy to write commands across large numbers of machines remotely and securely".

Ankur Sinha wrote[10] an article about the history of Fedora and its four core values.

Jef Spaleta wondered[11] how popular Git was, and found some interesting statistics from GitHub. He also discovered that apparently some[12] Canonical developers (the kernel folks) do used Git instead of Bzr.

Roland Wolters announced[13] that RPM Fusion[14] ("a merge of several former Fedora 3rd party repositories providing licence/patent problematic packages") has entered the testing state.

Ryan Lerch described[15] how to "Create a Lightbulb Icon that follows the tango! guidelines".

Jack Aboutboul wrote[16] about what can be done to rejuvinate Fedora Marketing.

Lennart Poettering explained[17] how to "tag" audio streams so that Pulse Audio can automatically manage sound policy ("For example, starting in 0.9.15, we will automatically pause your media player while a phone call is going on").

Seth Vidal described[18] how to adapt to the change to SHA256 checksums in yum/createrepo on EL5.


Francesco Crippa posted[1] some photos from FOSDEM 2009.