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Fedora 新闻周刊第 119 期

欢迎阅览 Fedora 新闻周刊第 119 期,记载自 2008-02-04 起一周事件。本页永久链接为 http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/zh_CN/FWN/Issue119

本周的主要内容有:

“公告”部分,“Fedora 9 Alpha 测试版发布”,“Fedora 9 Alpha 测试版 Jigdo 下载”,“Fedora 8 20080204 重制版”

“博客聚集”部分,“感谢的话”,“开放源代码运动十周岁,生日快乐!”,“GNUnify 2008 场地报告”,“SCALE 6X 我到了——周六回忆录”,“SCALE 6X 来参与吧”,“Fedora 通用标贴,第二组”

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公告

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在这部分,我们回顾一下Fedora Project的公告。


https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/fedora-announce-list


Contributing Writer: ThomasChung


Fedora 9 Alpha 版本发布

JesseKeating announces in fedora-announce-list[1] ,


"测试版为更多的人参与Rawhide的测试提供了一个最佳的机会:这个版本是Fedora开发分支的一个原始快照,从这里能看到Fedora迅速的发展,它将成为下一个重大的发行版,并能在大多数系统中启动,它不仅能让你一窥下一版本的新特性,而且其使用者能够反馈那些隐含的系统bug,并最终使得下一个发行版能够做的更好。"


[1] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-announce-list/2008-February/msg00001.html


Fedora 9 Alpha Jigdo

JeroenVanMeeuwen announces in fedora-announce-list[1] ,


"Feodra Unity 公告说 Fedora 9 Alpha 版本已经可以通过Jigdo获得。 如果有相关数据(可能是本地镜像或是前一个发行版的光盘),那么Jigdo将会节省你大量的带宽以及时间,这也是 Fedora 9 的一个亮点。"


[1] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-announce-list/2008-February/msg00002.html


Fedora 8 20080204 重制版

BenWilliams announces in fedora-announce-list[1] ,


"让 Feodra Unity Project 引以自豪的是 Fedora 8的重制版的发布(DVD和CD两种格式)。重制版基于官方的Fedora 8安装版,包含了截至2008年2月4日的所有的更新。这些ISO镜像可用于i386和x86_64架构,并于2008年2月7日开始可以通过jigdo下载。我们制作了CD镜像以方便那些没有DVD设备的人们。"


[1] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-announce-list/2008-February/msg00003.html


Fedora 博客聚集

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在这,我们来看看Fedora博客聚集中那些精彩的部分。


http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Planet


Contributing Writers: ThomasChung


感谢的话语

MaxSpevack points out in his blog[1] ,


"我要公开感谢JeffreyTadlock对Store SIG所做的一切工作。几个月前当我有些额外的时间的时候,我加入了Store SIG,尝试从全局的角度进行更好的资源分配,包括所有的个人和事件。"


[1] http://spevack.livejournal.com/44818.html


开源运动十周年,生日快乐!

JohnBabich points out in his blog[1] ,


"Bruce Perens在1998年的2月9日发表了开源的定义。为了纪念开源这一重大事件,他撰写了一篇文章:新的开源十年(A New Decade For Open Source)。这是一篇具有重要意义的文章,每一个理解自由与开源软件(FOSS)的人都应当通读这篇文章。"


[1] http://jmbuser.livejournal.com/9080.html


GNUnify 2008 场地报道

SankarshanMukhopadhyay points out in his blog[1] ,


""如同之前的约定,以下是这次事件的报道。

为了GNUnify 2008,我整整花了2天时间-2008年2月8日和9日。我甚至没有时间参与那些专门的讨论会以及去逐一采访之前我听说过的好的题材。Sayamindu病了(他有一个关于OLPC的演讲),所以第一天我们去的稍有点晚,并直接去了rian Behlendorf的演讲会场,他演讲的是关于开源的10件事,主要是介绍开源,会场坐满了学生,当然也有一些老面孔在里面自得其乐。"


[1] http://sankarshan.randomink.org/blog/2008/02/10/field-report-from-gnunify-2008/


SCALE 6x: 我到了--周六回忆录

ClintSavage reports in his blog[1] ,


"刚刚从Jono Bacon的关于Linux桌面的未来的宣讲会归来。他是一位令人敬佩的演讲者。然后我去楼下的展厅和TomCallaway打招呼,没想到还碰到了Fedora Project的ThomasChung。他们都很兴奋,我喜欢这种作为fedora project一分子的感觉。"


[1] http://fedora-tutorials.com/2008/02/10/scale-6x-im-here-saturday-in-review/


SCALE 6x: 来参与吧

TomCallaway reports in his blog[1] ,


"我现在在洛杉矶的第六届南加州Linux盛会(SouthernCaliforniaLinux Expo,SCALE)。之前我从来没有去过SCALE,但是这次我完全被震撼了。这里不仅有像ALS和LinuxExpo的那种古老的校园Linux会议,也有像Comdex的商业展销,还有像OSCON的高级技术讲座。令人惊奇的是这一切都被安排的进然有序。这儿有很多衣着讲究的人,也有很多奇装异服的人,一切都那么生机勃勃,让人兴奋不已。我不知道是不是因为这是在洛杉矶的缘故才使得这一切有着如此的效果,或是让这一切看起来与众不同。在最后的两天内,我遇到了很多人以至于都记不住了,也看到了很多我曾很想知道的开源社团舞台后面的工作,但是有点遗憾的是我并没有被要求参与。"


[1] http://spot.livejournal.com/288127.html


Fedora General-Purpose Posters Part 2

MairinDuffy points out in her blog[1] ,


"Thanks to everybody who helped me out with the poster design here in my blog and in fedora-marketing-list. I think this cut is pretty good so if you are willing to translate the poster into another language or if you would simply like to have it printed up, it's ready now."


[1] http://mihmo.livejournal.com/52993.html


营销

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In this section, we cover Fedora Marketing Project.


http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Marketing


Contributing Writer: ThomasChung


Store SIG Update - a.k.a. State of the SIG

JeffreyTadlock reports in fedora-marketing-list[1] ,


"It is time for a Fedora Store SIG update! To bring people up to

speed, the Fedora Store SIG was founded by Max Spevack as a means to

solve two major issues - provide an easy way for Fedora users and

contributors to obtain Fedora merchandise and help direct Fedora

Ambassadors to vendors that are near them who can help fill bulk

orders for events they attend. More details can be found on the

Fedora SIG page."


[1] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-marketing-list/2008-February/msg00217.html


Generic Fedora Poster Designs for Events

MairinDuffy reports in fedora-marketing-list[1] ,


"I've updated the posters using the color suggestions from JohnAdams and the text PaulFrields gave me in my blog (with one minor mod) and some layout suggestions from RobinNorwood in IRC (the original design had the infinity sign flattened, it's readjusted to resemble its position in the logo and some of the sizing of the logo elements is changed.)"


[1] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-marketing-list/2008-February/msg00202.html


Fedora Project releases alpha version of Fedora 9

RahulSundaram reports in fedora-marketing-list[1] ,


"The GNOME programs in the alpha version of Fedora 9 are derived from the 2.21 development branch from which GNOME 2.22 should be emerging in mid March. The browser will be a preview version of Firefox 3, the core rendering elements of which are in a separate XULRunner package. Preview versions of other applications such as OpenOffice 2.4 or X-Server 1.5 are also used. The development team have also improved the installation program so that existing ext2, ext3 and NTFS partitions can now be reduced in size. In addition, it is now possible to create encrypted Linux partitions directly during installation."


[1] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-marketing-list/2008-February/msg00214.html


Fedora 9 Alpha Preview

RahulSundaram reports in fedora-marketing-list[1] ,


"Among the features being worked on are encrypted file-system support, updating the KDE spin to KDE 4.0, PackageKit integration, and switching to upstart initialization. In this article, we are taking a brief look at Fedora 9 Alpha and the features planned for Fedora 9."


[1] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-marketing-list/2008-February/msg00068.html


Fedora 9 Alpha - digg it

JonathanRoberts reports in fedora-marketing-list[1] ,


"Now that the Alpha is out and the release notes[2] are no longer a draft, how about we try and get it a bit of attention... If you find the information in the article useful, then why not drop by digg[3] and give it a vote :)"


[1] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-marketing-list/2008-February/msg00054.html


[2] http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/9/Alpha/ReleaseNotes


[3] http://digg.com/linux_unix/Fedora_9_Sulphur_Alpha_Released


Ambassadors

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In this section, we cover Fedora Ambassadors Project.


http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Ambassadors


Contributing Writer: JeffreyTadlock


LinuxTag 2008 Preparations

MaxSpevack posted to the Ambassadors list [1] asking for Ambassadors attending LinuxTag 2008, May 28th to the 31st, to add your name to the LinuxTag Rooms sign-up [2] . This is only for Ambassadors attending LinuxTag and the entire bill may not be compensated.


Also posted to the Ambassadors list [3] was a call for participation and preliminary look at what is lined up for LinuxTag by Gerold Kassube. Highlights at LinuxTag are to inlude a troubleshooting contest, a mini-FUDcon, Fedora on a Mac, X-Box, OLPC, Eee-PC, a Fedora 9 showroom, meet the developer and more.


[1] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-ambassadors-list/2008-February/msg00019.html


[2] http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FedoraEvents/LinuxTag/LinuxTag2008/Rooms


[3] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-ambassadors-list/2008-February/msg00021.html


Fedora EMEA Board Elections

FrancescoUgolini posted [1] an announcement of the first Fedora EMEA board elections. Nominations are being accepted February 9th through February 21st, with the election being held at FOSDEM 2008 on February 23rd. Additional information and the nomination page are available on the wiki [2] .


[1] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-ambassadors-list/2008-February/msg00040.html


[2] http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Ambassadors/EMEA/BoardElections



开发

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In this section, we cover the problems/solutions, people/personalities, and

ups/downs of the endless discussions on Fedora Developments.


http://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/fedora-devel-list


Contributing Writer: OisinFeeley


Baracuda To Replace VNC ?

A query as to the status of the replacement of vnc by baracuda (note the single "r") in Fedora 9 was posted[1] by MikeC. Mike was concerned that there was no mention of either in the feature list and especially wanted to preserve the ability to load a vnc module in Xorg.conf so that the screen could be viewed remotely even without a user logging in via the display manager.


[1] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2008-February/msg00254.html


Several replies focused on the client end of the equation and ignored the server part. DanielBerrange pointed out[2] that for GNOME the vinagre package is superior to the old RealVNC vncviewer as it can handle gnome-keyring, avahi discovery and bookmarking of connections. KevinKofler and BenjaminKreuter responded[3] that on the KDE desktop the same functionality is provided by Krfb. Benjamin hoped that vncviewer was going to be maintained in the repositories as there were scripts which depended on it. AdamTkac responded to DanielBerrange that the focus of baracuda was to produce a standalone Xvnc server with a libvnc.so module built against Xorg 1.5 and that the client was subsidiary.


[2] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2008-February/msg00259.html


[3] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2008-February/msg00266.html


[4] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2008-February/msg00337.html


Mike pointed out[5] that a user needed to be logged in before krfb could be run and that his use case involved remote logins.


[5] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2008-February/msg00274.html


AdamTkac, responding[6] directly to the original mail, gave an update on baracuda, explaining that it was a fork forced by the need to have an Xorg-1.5 based vncserver and that the original upstream (RealVNC) were not maintaining the source. This is probably because they also sell an "enterprise" edition. The current Xvnc has thus accumulated a significant number of patches which Adam ,as Fedora maintainer, judged unacceptable. Seemingly other projects had made the same determination and once Adam announced[7] the Fedora fork the TightVNC project expressed[8] interest in merging his work and it seems this is going ahead. Mike greeted this good news with thanks to Adam for his work.


[6] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2008-February/msg00334.html


[7] http://www.realvnc.com/pipermail/vnc-list/2008-February/058598.html


[8] http://www.realvnc.com/pipermail/vnc-list/2008-February/058619.html


Sins Of Commission: Google Earth

A plea for the packaging of Google Earth[1] was made by DouglasMcClendon. He explained that he was short of time but thought it ought to be easy for someone to whip up a kickstart %post scriptlet to install Google Earth. A quick response from ChristopherBrown declined to attempt to package non-Free software: "When [G] oogle actually release something open source other than obscure OCR software that sucks anyway I'll be more than happy to work a bit harder on stuff like that." Christopher's comment became the focal point of the thread which echoed long-standing unease with Google Earth's non-Free binaries, its reliance upon further non-Free video-card drivers and its restrictive licensing terms on its data[2] . Douglas clarified[3] that what he was interested in was copying Debian's approach which is to use a properly licensed script which grabs the non-Free code, turns it into an rpm and then installs it.


[1] http://earth.google.com/


[2] http://lwn.net/Articles/211153/


[3] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2008-February/msg00367.html


Christopher made it clear[4] that he was aware that what Douglas was requesting might not be so different from the autodownload scriptlets on the Fedora Games DVD which pull non-Free game data and asked how far down the slippery slope it was proposed to travel. He described[5] the method as a circumvention of Fedora policy. AndrewFarris agreed[6] that the package should not be in the Fedora repositories but did wish that someone would package it in some other repository. He also disagreed that Google Earth and the autodownload scripts were the same as in the former case the actual program code is unavailable whereas in the latter the code is available and all that is missing is some data. Douglas largely agreed, suggested[7] the Livna repository as a good place and wished that someone would port NASA's worldwind[8] .


[4] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2008-February/msg00368.html


[5] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2008-February/msg00371.html


[6] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2008-February/msg00374.html


[7] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2008-February/msg00378.html


[8] http://worldwind.arc.nasa.gov/java/index.html


ToshioKuratomi summed up[9] the situation concisely and noted that HansdeGoede 's script was "controversial". TomCallaway's opinion was[10] that the distinction between data and code was a fine, but important one and OlivierGalibert thinned it even further when he asked[11] "How much of this data is code for a virtual machine?". Further exploration led ChristopherAillon to state that the games supplied are supposed to have enough data to be somewhat useful without the restricted data and KevinKofler to state[12] that in practice this was not the case. Kevin listed several possible problems in this regard and suggested that anyone objecting should take it up with FESCo.


[9] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2008-February/msg00373.html


[10] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2008-February/msg00393.html


[11] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2008-February/msg00394.html


[12] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2008-February/msg00423.html


The situation, as described, was thought by JesseKeating to be unacceptable and Toshio responded[13] that if FESCo were going to revisit the issue then it would be wise and fair to ensure that Hans were available during the discussion as he was shouldering the burden of any work and needed to understand the requirements. Responding to a request from TomCallaway for specifics, KevinKofler ran a quick repoquery --whatrequires autodownloader and listed[14] five games which have licenses which restrict the distribution of their data and are useless without it. AlanCox did not think the situation was so clear cut and posited[15] that a better test was to ask "whether it is possible to produce new free data sets for [such tools] ." He later expanded[16] upon this with examples and with the correction that the important condition was "practicality" rather than "possibility."


[13] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2008-February/msg00471.html


[14] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2008-February/msg00481.html


[15] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2008-February/msg00519.html


[16] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2008-February/msg00623.html


Autodownloader vs. CodecBuddy

A thread to specifically discuss the ethical and practical problems posed by the use of autodownloader (see this FWN#119 "Sins Of Commission: Google Earth") was opened[1] by HansdeGoede. Hans explained that his own guideline for the use of autodownloader was that it was "only for content [...] for Free engines." He thought that while CodecBuddy (also known as Codeina[2] ) was included in the distribution it was hypocritical to worry about autodownloader. He emphasized that Codeina downloads closed-source code and also offers the user the option to purchase said code, effectively advertising closed-source.


[1] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2008-February/msg00476.html


[2] http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Multimedia/Codeina


A longish sub-thread started[3] by JakubRusinek worked over the exhausted topic of whether or not Codeina/CodecBuddy can do anything further to facilitate the installation of possibly patent-encumbered codecs. There was nothing particularly new to see here, with the situation remaining as it has since the last opinion from Red Hat "legal" which implies that the current web page can obliquely explain the problem but needs to beware of contributory infringement. RahulSundaram supplied[4] a link to the relevant post. Unless the interpretation of software as both machine and copyrightable work (see AlanCox's post[5] ) in the U.S.A. were to be miraculously overthrown then such discussion appears moot, as do comparisons to the non-US based Canonical.


[3] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2008-February/msg00480.html


[4] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2008-February/msg00540.html


[5] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2008-February/msg00523.html


A bizarrely formatted post made by TrondDanielsen suggested[6] that the pursuit of the Online Desktop[7] was another example of the hypocrisy and grey areas to which Hans had alluded. MatejCepl reacted[8] harshly, rebutting Trond's assertion that there was a partnership with Google, or that the purpose was to integrate Flickr and Google with the rest of the desktop. Trond's civil, self-deprecating response explained[9] that "The purpose of the argument was that Fedora already depend on proprietary services and software which makes the argument against the autodownloader invalid" but HorstvonBrand undermined[10] the validity of the argument and explained that while a daily beating with the cluestick may be beneficial to recipients it is tiring for the administrator.


[6] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2008-February/msg00492.html


[7] http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/FeatureOnlineDesktop


[8] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2008-February/msg00545.html


[9] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2008-February/msg00558.html


[10] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2008-February/msg00570.html


There were several voices raised in favor of removing Codeina/CodecBuddy. Among them were Dexter[11] and KevinKofler[12] . Kevin added that web browsers should be prevented from offering to install the proprietary flash plugins as there was a Yum repository facilitating cleaner installs. JefSpaleta grew tired[13] of the strained comparisons between different pieces of software. ChrisAdams thought that picking on Adobe's Flash (especially when they provide such a repository) would prevent him from being able to use Fedora in his job. He pointed out that swfdec and other free software Flash players cannot support MP3 audio until possibly 2017. BrianPepple pointed[14] out that the gstreamer plugin was available, just not included in Fedora due to legal reasons and so the thread came full circle to the issue of licensing. Rahul provided links and wondered[15] if this conversation had to occur every few weeks.


[11] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2008-February/msg00479.html


[12] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2008-February/msg00544.html


[13] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2008-February/msg00588.html


[14] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2008-February/msg00648.html


[15] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2008-February/msg00673.html


The Point Of Mock

An interesting short thread was started[1] by KellyMiller (lightsolphoenix). Kelly sought advice on how to write the spec file for a KDE3 package destined for both Fedora 8 and rawhide now that the package names have changed. IgnacioVazquezAbrams suggested[2] using a %{dist} tag and JarodWilson added[3] that BuildRequires did not need to be versioned to catch devel packages less than version 3.


[1] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2008-February/msg00286.html


[2] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2008-February/msg00287.html


[3] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2008-February/msg00290.html


As a subsidiary issue Kelly mentioned[4] that there seemed to be problems with the ability of mock to build x86_64 packages. Jarod and Jesse both wondered whether he was on an x86 machine and it seemed that he was. Kelly mused[5] "I was under the impression that the whole point of using Mock was to handle that situation". Jesse responded[6] "No, the whole point of mock is to create clean chroots each time you want to build. The x86_64 platforms ability to run i386 code is a side effect." KevinKofler observed[7] that running qemu allowed (at the expense of a massive speed penalty) the building of x86_64 code on an i386 platform.


[4] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2008-February/msg00297.html


[5] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2008-February/msg00329.html


[6] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2008-February/msg00331.html


[7] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2008-February/msg00347.html


Glade 2 And Glade 3 Co-existence

DebarshiRay (rishi) drew attention[1] to the dependency of the latest anjuta on glade3[2] and requested that the replacement of glade2 by glade3 be considered. Debarshi thought this would affect the Developer Live spin and the regular GNOME DVD spin.


[1] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2008-February/msg00308.html


[2] Glade is a RAD tool to develop GTK GUIs: http://glade.gnome.org/


MatthiasClasen asked[3] whether glade3 could handle all the files produced by glade2. TimWaugh confirmed[4] that although this seemed to work he had seen problems with the converse, where files touched or produced by glade3 were not rendered correctly by glade2.


[3] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2008-February/msg00309.html


[4] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2008-February/msg00326.html


The suggestion by Debarshi that it might be prudent to split Anjuta up or drop it entirely was thought[5] by Matthias not to be necessary as the two glade versions might be able to co-exist. JeremyKatz was happy that there was plenty of space on the DVD for both versions[6] .


[5] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2008-February/msg00311.html


[6] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2008-February/msg00320.html


Dropping FUSE Group? Security Concerns

As the upcoming GNOME VFS will use FUSE as a backend PeterLemenkov proposed[1] to drop the Fuse group as otherwise all users would need to be added to this group. He asked for objections to be made known.


[1] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2008-February/msg00237.html


Initial concern was expressed by WarrenTogami on the foot of the affect this might have on KDE users. He also wondered how upgrades would be affected. ThorstenLeemhuis asked[3] whether a security audit had been conducted as he had suggested some time ago. KarelZak reported[4] that MiklosSzeredi's work on a non-root-privileged mount (which could be used by FUSE) was making its way into the --mm kernel tree. He also made some interesting observations on the Fedora Project package process. MattDomsch suggested[5] a Koji equivalent of rpmlint to search for suid problems.


[2] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2008-February/msg00239.html


[3] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2008-February/msg00240.html


[4] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2008-February/msg00278.html


[5] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2008-February/msg00442.html


AlexanderLarsson argued[6] that Thorsten's security worries were only tangentially related to FUSE itself and had more to do with inappropriate use of setuid. He added that SELinux policy for fusermount would be a possibly useful enhancement. Alex also provided[7] the information that it was actually GVFS, a replacement to GNOME VFS which was under discussion and explained its workings.


[6] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2008-February/msg00306.html


[7] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2008-February/msg00296.html


KevinKofler called[8] the FUSE group "plugdev reloaded" and outlined the problem of having to add users manually.


[8] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2008-February/msg00382.html


Further questioning by Warren as to the implications of the change for users of non-GNOME desktops drew[9] a reply from Alexander to the effect that it was an orthogonal issue and Kevin provided some backing on this point with the comparison of KIO functionality.


[9] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2008-February/msg00387.html


An excellent summary was made[10] by Alexander in which he pointed out that FUSE provides desired features that GNOME and other software are currently using and that Fedora's security fears will lead to either "punching users in the face" by shipping a setup which they need to correct manually or else just not shipping the software. SteveGrubb replied[11] that the Common Criteria[12] evaluations were for specific mounting mechanisms and that this new, parallel method might necessitate Steve doing a lot of extra, unplanned work. A meaty, information-filled series of posts followed. Alexander described[13] , in another excellent post, the benefits of FUSE, Steve pointed[14] to a potential problem with SELinux auditing and wondered whether FUSE was duplicating some pre-existing functionality in sharing files over SSH, but without the benefit of auditing mechanisms. Alexander's last mail[15] (as of publication date) was a detailed apparent rebuttal of Steve's concerns which emphasized the role of FUSE in exposing non-root users to filesystems which were otherwise awkward to access.


[10] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2008-February/msg00386.html


[11] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2008-February/msg00402.html


[12] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_Criteria


[13] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2008-February/msg00447.html


[14] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2008-February/msg00452.html


[15] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2008-February/msg00457.html


顾问委员会

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In this section, we cover discussion in Fedora Advisory Board.


https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/fedora-advisory-board


Contributing Writer: MichaelLarabel



Where's All The Fedora Spins?

MikeMcGrath has asked on the fedora-advisory-board list where are all of the Fedora re-spins?[1] To date there is just Fedora Games, Fedora Developer, and Fedora Electronic Lab editions. JeffSpaleta had responded saying that a number of localized editions are being worked on, and an Xfce spin is being worked on but was facing technical struggles that has been fixed recently. Jeff also highlighted that a education spin has been proposed recently[2] . RahulSundaram had also commented that Fedora Lite, Security Spin, and Fedora Art Studio are also on the road-map.[3]


[1] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-advisory-board/2008-February/msg00043.html


[2] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-advisory-board/2008-February/msg00044.html


[3] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-advisory-board/2008-February/msg00049.html


Fedora Education Spin, SIG

AxelThimm had asked about establishing a SIG (Special Interest Group) for those interested in bringing Fedora to schools[1] . Announced just four days later, however, was a Fedora Education spin as well as intending to form a Fedora Education SIG[2] .


[1] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-advisory-board/2008-February/msg00026.html


[2] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-advisory-board/2008-February/msg00060.html


文档

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In this section, we cover the Fedora Documentation Project.


http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/DocsProject


Contributing Writer: JohnBabich


Meeting to Discuss Publican

PaulFrields asked [1] :


"Can Fedora Documentation folks be available next Wednesday evening [13 February] after hours (EST) for an ad hoc meeting about the new RH Docs team's "publican" documentation tools?


You'll especially want to attend if:


  • You're on the [Fedora Docs] steering committee


  • You do (or intend to) work on the Release Notes or other formal documentation"


A time is being set for the meeting, keeping in mind that the Red Hat Docs team is in Brisbane, Australia in the UTC+10 time zone. Interested people should respond via the Fedora Docs mailing list by Tuesday, 12 February, at the latest.


Note that "publican" does not refer to a tax collector or a pub owner. Rather, Publican is a completely unencumbered FOSS tool chain for producing documentation for open-source, as well as commercial, software projects. Publican is composed of common files and scripts for building documentation using the DocBook XML format.


[1] http://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-docs-list/2008-February/msg00051.html


Encryption and Privacy Guide Input

After he finished making updates to the Encryption and Privacy Guide (EPG)[1] and requested input, EricChristensen responded [2] to KarstenWade's remarks asking for more Fedora-specific content.


"Here is what I propose...

In order to provide a comprehensive guide that covers privacy and encryption that is available to Fedora I think we should cover in depth the Fedora-specific information while providing a summary and alternate paths for getting information for items that are more Linux-specific."


There is already non-Fedora-specific information in our Docs (like a guide for using GPG ...[3] ...) that could be rolled into the EPG as a summary. This would allow a guide that would be encompassing while not rewriting the book on everything security."


KarstenWade replied [4] :


"I don't see a problem with this idea. You understand what the catch is and avoid it with the summary approach...One way we could help the users is to identify the background they may want to skip and make it easy for them to learn how to skip it."


[1] http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Docs/Drafts/CryptoGuide


[2] http://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-docs-list/2008-February/msg00035.html


[3] http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/DocsProject/UsingGpg


[4] http://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-docs-list/2008-February/msg00060.html


Single-sourced Summary

JonathanRoberts announced [1] : "We're going to try something new for the various release notes / summaries / overviews and see how we go. The plan...looks like this:


Create a wiki page...


Flesh out that page with sections for:


a) Press Release style summary


b) Detailed Overview covering all features on / Releases / # / Feature List either alphabetically or by coolness...


c) Technical Summary - brief but aimed at tech journalists


d) Detailed Technical Summary - detailed and aimed at geeks, similar to release notes content now.

...


The idea is that by developing all this in one location we won't duplicate any work - we can see what is done and what's not done."


[1] http://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-docs-list/2008-February/msg00050.html


Works in Progress

  • Desktop User Guide (DUG)


  • Administration Guide (AG)


The goal is to include both of the above guides in the official Fedora 9 release. They appear to be on track for inclusion in the March beta.


These, as well as other draft versions of documents, can be found in the draft docs section of the wiki [1] . After joining the Docs Project [2] , feel free to work on any of these documents or create your own Fedora-related doc.


[1] http://www.fedoraproject.org/wiki/Docs/Drafts/


[2] http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/DocsProject/Join


基础设施

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In this section, we cover the Fedora Infrastructure Project.


http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Infrastructure


Contributing Writer: HuzaifaSidhpurwala


This section covers discussions on the fedora-infrastructure-list between 4th Feb 2008 to 10th Feb 2008.


Moin 1.6

MikeMcGrath reports [1]


Moin 1.6 was successfully installed and migrated for testing. This is purely a test instance


[1] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-infrastructure-list/2008-February/msg00025.html


Torent tracker/primary seed software

SethVidal reports [2]


We are setting up a new torrent tracker and are debating which tracker software to use. The primary softwares which are being considered are bittorrent, ctorrent and rtorrent.


[2] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-infrastructure-list/2008-February/msg00027.html


Moin 2.0 (or as I call it, mediawiki)

MikeMcGrath reports [3]


Mike upgraded Moin 1.5.8 to mediawiki at https://publictest1.fedoraproject.org/wiki/index.php/FedoraMain. There is still some work to be done specially on the theme. However, MediaWiki requires MySQL database so it's a bit complex than Moin. Later in the thread there is some discussion about comparing both the wikis.


[3] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-infrastructure-list/2008-February/msg00039.html


Artwork

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In this section, we cover Fedora Artwork Project.


http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Artwork


Contributing Writer: NicuBuculei


F9 Theme: Round 2 extension

After a short debate on the mailing list [1] . the Art Team decided, for various reasons, to extend the Round 2 for the Fedora 9 with one week, so the new deadline is February 12. Some artists already took advantage to this extension and updated their work [2] , expect some cool graphics for the next week,


[1] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-art-list/2008-February/msg00016.html


[2] http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Artwork/F9Themes#Submissions


Promotional graphics: banners and posters

Part of the Art Team work is dedicated to produce good looking marketing graphics. For the Alpha release the team has designed a couple of website banners and it was a good opportunity to create a banner archive [1] holding all the website banners created so far for easy accessibility. In related art/marketing news, MairinDuffy published a pack of general purpose posters [2] , which were acclaimed by the community.


[1] http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Artwork/PromoBanners


[2] http://mihmo.livejournal.com/52591.html


安全周刊

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In this section, we highlight the security stories from the week in Fedora.


Contributing Writer: JoshBressers


New Firefox

This week Mozilla released a new version[1] of Firefox.


As usual it fixes some rather dangerous flaws.


[1] http://www.mozilla.org/projects/security/known-vulnerabilities.html#firefox2.0.0.12


How Does SELinux Work?

I ran across this article[1] this week. it's not too shabby explaining how SELinux works. It's a decent read for anyone interested in this sort of thing.


[1] http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/library/s-selinux/?n-s-381


安全更新

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In this section, we cover Security Advisories from fedora-package-announce.


https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/fedora-package-announce


Contributing Writer: ThomasChung


Fedora 8 安全更新


Fedora 7 安全更新


事件和会议

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In this section, we cover event reports and meeting summaries from various Projects and SIGs.


Contributing Writer: ThomasChung


Fedora Board Meeting Minutes 2008-02-06


Fedora Community Architecture Meeting 2008-02-04


Fedora 文档 Steering Committee (Log) 2008-02-05


Fedora Localization/翻译 Meeting 2008-02-05


Fedora Release Engineering Meeting 2008-02-04


Fedora Quality Assurance Meeting 2008-02-06


Fedora Bug Zappers Meeting 2008-02-06


Fedora SIG EPEL Report Week 06/2008


Fedora SIG KDE Report Week 06/2008


Fedora 有问有答

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In this section, we answer general questions from Fedora community. Send your questions to askfedora AT fedoraproject.org and Fedora News Team will bring you answers from the Fedora Developers and Contributors to selected number of questions every week as part of our weekly news report. Please indicate if you do not wish your name and/or email address to be published.


http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/AskFedora


Contributing Writer: RahulSundaram


Bluetooth And Fedora: Followup

In response to the question[1] , BastienNocera, one of the bluetooth maintainers in Fedora added a followup:


"Refer http://www.holtmann.org/linux/bluetooth/toshiba.html and the more recent module at http://0bits.com/toshbt/


Explains why the device isn't enabled by default, the latter link is something that should work in recent versions of Fedora (the former will

only work if ACPI is disabled in the kernel)."


[1] http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue117#head-61b401e99bb6abb77fd77434241223fda329a0b7


Prayer Time: Followup

In response to the question[1] on prayer time software in Fedora, MohdIzharFirdaus, a Fedora developer has submitted[2] a few related packages for review in Fedora and they should be available in Fedora repository shortly. Thanks to him for being so responsive to the needs of users.


[1] http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue117#head-61b401e99bb6abb77fd77434241223fda329a0b7/


[2] http://blog.kagesenshi.org/2008/02/itl-minbar-in-fedora.html