Here's the blog posts that came out of the RDO community last week.

If you're writing about RDO, or about OpenStack on CentOS, Fedora or RHEL, and you're not on my list, please let me know!

libvirt blockcommit: shorten disk image chain by live merging the current active disk content by Kashyap Chamarthy

When using QCOW2-based external snapshots, it is desirable to reduce an entire disk image chain to a single disk to retain performance and increase while the guest is running. Upstream QEMU and libvirt has recently acquired the ability to do that. Relevant git commits for QEMU (Jeff Cody) and libvirt (Eric Blake).

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Fedora packaging workshop by Matthias Runge

On 17th and 18th this month, we'll have a local Linux conference here. As part of this, I'll give a short introductory workshop on packaging. The following series of posts helps me, to sort things for me and to provide a short reference for others and myself as well.

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Mentoring others and yourself by Flavio Percoco

Mentoring is one of the things I enjoy the most doing. I don't consider myself the ultimate expert on things but I've definitely gone through enough things that had led me to become a mentor on different technical areas.

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