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Fedora Announcements are the place where you can find the major coverage from the Fedora Project including general announcements<ref>http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/announce/</ref>, development announcements<ref>http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/devel-announce/</ref> and Fedora Events<ref>http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Events</ref>.
 
Fedora Announcements are the place where you can find the major coverage from the Fedora Project including general announcements<ref>http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/announce/</ref>, development announcements<ref>http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/devel-announce/</ref> and Fedora Events<ref>http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Events</ref>.
  
Contributing Writer: [[User:Pcalarco|Pascal Calarco]]
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Contributing Writer: [[User:rashadul|Rashadul Islam]]
  
===== Fedora Sri Lanka Community and Mailing list =====
 
  
[[User:bckurera|Buddhika Kurera]] announced<ref>http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/announce/2012-January/003035.html</ref>:
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===Breaking News of the Week===
  
"Dear Sri Lanka Contributors at the Fedora Project,
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====FUDCon APAC 2012 will be in lovely Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia!==== 
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Robyn Bergeron<ref>Robyn Bergeron rbergero at redhat.com</ref> on Mon Mar 5 12:55:23 UTC 2012 announced<ref>http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/announce/2012-March/003045.html</ref>,
  
I am happy to announce that lk.fc.o<ref>http://admin.fedoraproject.org/mailman/listinfo/lk-users</ref> is active now.
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"I'm delighted to announce that the '''APAC FUDCon for 2012 will be in Kuala
Please contact us so that we can create an account for you and you can start posting.  Please join with the Sri Lankan community group<ref>http://lk.fedoracommunity.org</ref> so that any request can be made and ideas can be discussed.
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Lumpur, Malaysia'''.
  
Thanks
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Thanks to all of those who submitted bids for this FUDCon - I am very
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happy to see so much interest, and I believe the recent APAC FUDCon in
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Pune truly helped to show the high interest in having ongoing FUDCons in
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this region of the world.
  
Regards,
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Please stay tuned for further announcements clarifying the details of
Buddhike Chandradeepa Kurera(bckurera)
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attendance, including dates/times/places, registration, as well as
Fedora Ambassador Sri Lanka
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information for those seeking subsidies for attendance.
Event Liaison - Design Team"
 
  
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Cheers!"
 
 
==== GPG keysigning event at FUDCon Blacksburg 2012 (and CAcert Assurance Event) ====
 
 
 
[[User:nb|Nick Bebout]] announced<ref>http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/announce/2012-January/003034.html</ref>:
 
 
 
"We are planning a GPG Key Signing event at FUDCon Blacksburg, which  will be held on Saturday, January 14, 2012 at 1600 (4pm).  If you are
 
interested in participating, please add your info<ref>https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FUDCon:Blacksburg_2012_GPG_Key_Signing_Event</ref>
 
so we can compile a list of participants and keys.  So far we have 22 keys signed up and we hope to have even more.  That wiki page also has
 
more information about how we will conduct the event.
 
 
 
I intend to print copies of the GPG key list on either Monday or Tuesday, I will probably be waiting until Tuesday, but please sign up as
 
early as you can.  I will also publish on my fedorapeople site a gpg  signed copy of the key list.  The current version<ref>http://nb.fedorapeople.org/keys.pdf</ref> and the signature<ref>http://nb.fedorapeople.org/keys.pdf.asc</ref> will both be updated after the final list is generated.
 
 
 
If you don't get signed up in time, you can still participate, just bring printed slips with the output of 'gpg --fingerprint YOURKEYID'
 
printed on them to hand out at the event.
 
 
 
We will also be hosting a CAcert assurance event immediately following/in conjunction with the GPG keysigning event.  Please see
 
https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FUDCon:Blacksburg_2012_CAcert_Assurance_Event for more information and a place to sign up for that.  We will have
 
enough assurers present for you to receive well over the 100 points that you need in order to qualify to become an assurer yourself.  Please note
 
that if you intend to participate in the CAcert event, the name in your government issued photo ID must match the name recorded in your CAcert
 
account.
 
 
 
For more information on either event, feel free to contact me at nb at fedoraproject.org or nb at cacert.org
 
 
 
Thanks and see you at FUDCon!
 
 
 
Nick"
 
  
 
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==== Wireless Access at FUDCon Blacksburg ====
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====FUDCon Kuala Lumpur travel subsidy requests are now open====  
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Robyn Bergeron<ref>Robyn Bergeron rbergero at redhat.com</ref> on Thu Mar 15 14:41:44 UTC 2012 announced<ref>http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/announce/2012-March/003046.html</ref>,
  
[[User:Rbergere|Robyn Bergeron]] announced<ref>http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/announce/2012-January/003032.html</ref>:
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"Greetings,
  
"If you are attending FUDCon:Blacksburg next week (January 13-15), you need to request a guest internet access account in order to use the
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As you may know, there is a planned '''APAC FUDCon in Kuala Lumpur coming
guest wireless access on the Virginia Tech campus. It is requested that you sign up for this account PRIOR to your arrival at FUDCon. Pretty please.
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up soon, May 18-20 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia'''<ref>https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FUDCon:KualaLumpur_2012
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</ref>.
  
Directions for obtaining wireless access are listed on the FUDCon Blacksburg wiki page<ref>https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FUDCon:Blacksburg_2012#Wireless_Registration</ref>
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https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FUDCon:KualaLumpur_2012
  
However, since I'm really nice, I'll spell it out in this email as well:
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If you are planning to attend FUDCon Kuala Lumpur and need a travel
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subsidy, the ticketing system is currently open for requests. Requests
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will be accepted through March 27, 2012. Please note that funding
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requests without a ticket will not be considered.  The travel budget is
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limited, and preference will be given to attendees from the APAC region
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who are actively contributing to Fedora, and have detailed their
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participation plans for FUDCon in their subsidy request.
  
<code>
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To place a subsidy request, please follow these steps:
1. Go to the guest wireless registration page, here:
 
https://guest.cns.vt.edu/apps/home.action
 
2. Enter start date: 1/13/2012, for example
 
3. Enter end date: 1/15/2012, for example
 
4. Sponsoring Department: Select "Mathematics"
 
5. Contact Person: Enter "Ben Williams" (our awesome, gracious host and
 
contact at VT)
 
6. Purpose: FUDCon
 
7. Click the "Create Request" button
 
8. Enter email address and select "New Guest"
 
9. Fill out form including secret questions, password boxes, and agree
 
to the Acceptable Use Policy
 
10. Click "Create Account"
 
11. Receive email in your inbox and verify your request.
 
</code>
 
  
Thanks, and I'm looking forward to seeing everyone next week in  
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1: Pre-register at<ref>https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FUDCon:KualaLumpur_2012#Pre-registration
Blacksburg! :)
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</ref>
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https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FUDCon:KualaLumpur_2012#Pre-registration
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2: Put an X in the $$$ column
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3: Read about the funding request process and place a funding request
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ticket in the FUDCon-planning ticket tracker here<ref>https://fedorahosted.org/fudcon-planning/wiki/FundingRequest</ref>:
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'''https://fedorahosted.org/fudcon-planning/wiki/FundingRequest'''
  
-Robyn"
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Thank you!"
 
 
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==== FUDCon Blacksburg activity: Try my keyboard! ====
 
 
 
[[User:Toshio|Toshio Kuratomi]] announced<ref>http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/announce/2012-January/003033.html</ref>:
 
 
 
"https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FUDCon:Blacksburg_2012:_Try_my_keyboard!
 
 
 
Sometimes, even the most hard working programmer/system administrator/graphic designer/packager needs to take a break and do
 
something fun.  So this FUDCon, let's plan on taking some time on Friday to do something that's fun for computer enthusiasts of all ages -- try out
 
other people's hardware! Specifically, their keyboards, mice, graphics tablets, and other human to computer input devices.
 
 
 
In typical barcamp style, the devices present will depend on the attendees.  I'll be bringing a couple of mechanical switch keyboards (yes, they still
 
make those ;-) and some of the design team members will be bringing some graphics tablets.  If anyone has an IBM Model M, a Kinesis Pro, an MS
 
explorer trackball, or any other input device that feels "just right" to you we'd love to have you bring it along to share (and sign up on the wiki so we
 
know to track you down when the time is right.)
 
 
 
-Toshio"
 
  
 
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===== Packages with inactive owners orphaned and inactive comaintainers removed =====
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====Please pull latest translation, re-package and push to koji for L10N QA test====  
 
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Fedora Localization Project
[[User:Toshio|Toshio Kuratomi]] announced<ref>http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/devel-announce/2012-January/000879.html</ref>:
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Noriko Mizumoto
 
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Noriko Mizumoto noriko.mizumoto at gmail.com
"As part of the announced cleanup after the mass password and ssh key reset, packages that had owners who were inactive at this time were orphaned.
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Thu Mar 1 02:37:44 UTC 2012
comaintainer who were inactive were likewise removed from packages.
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http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/devel-announce/2012-March/000901.html
 
 
The list of orphaned packages is here:
 
 
 
* https://fedorahosted.org/fedora-infrastructure/attachment/ticket/3046/to-be-orphaned.txt
 
 
 
The list of packages that lsot comaintainers is here:
 
  
* https://fedorahosted.org/fedora-infrastructure/attachment/ticket/3046/to-be-losing-comaints.txt
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"Hi Fedora package maintainers
  
The perl-* packages owned by cweyl were reassigned ownership to mmaslano, one of the comaintainers under the assumption that this was what the perl
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Could you please pull latest translation for your package, re-package
team would desire. If that assumption was wrong, some of those packages may be orphaned in the  next few days as well:
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with it and push to koji for L10N QA test by 2-Mar?
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We will have a live image to be composed for this particular test on
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5-Mar. The focus is to test translations availability and accuracy in
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desktop applications. This test covers all Fedora packages. This is only
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one chance for translators to check translation quality. It is highly
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appreciated your help."
  
* https://fedorahosted.org/fedora-infrastructure/attachment/ticket/3046/cweyl-perl.txt
 
 
The ticket with all the details is here:
 
 
* https://fedorahosted.org/fedora-infrastructure/ticket/3046
 
 
-Toshio"
 
  
 
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==== Inactive package maintainers cleanup on 2012-01-10 ====
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====Bodhi comment emails issue fixed====  
 
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Kevin Fenzi
Kevin Fenzi announced<ref>http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/devel-announce/2012-January/000876.html</ref>:
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Kevin Fenzi kevin at scrye.com
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Sat Mar 10 23:40:00 UTC 2012
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http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/devel-announce/2012-March/000902.html  
  
 
"Greetings.  
 
"Greetings.  
  
Last year we asked everyone to change their fedora account system
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In the last week or so, there was an issue with bodhi sending emails to
password and upload a new ssh public key. The deadline for this was
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update submitters when comments were left on their updates. Note that
2011-11-30. Those who had not uploaded a new key or changed their
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this issue did not effect bodhi comments (ie, pushed to testing, pushed
password were marked 'inactive' in the fedora account system.
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to stable, being pushed, etc), only comments left by users / autoqa.
 
 
Some subset of those inactive users were/are package maintainers.
 
On 2012-01-10, we are going to remove these inactive users from package
 
acls. This will result in some packages being orphaned and available
 
for other maintainers. Any packages not owned prior to Feature Freeze
 
for Fedora 17 (2012-02-07) will be retired.
 
 
 
A full list of users and packages and acls affected as of 2012-01-06 can
 
be found at:
 
 
 
* https://fedorahosted.org/fedora-infrastructure/ticket/3046
 
 
 
If you know a user who is currently inactive and affected by this
 
process and have a way to contact them, please ask them to change their
 
password and upload a new ssh key and they will continue to hold their
 
package acls.  
 
  
More information:
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This issue has been corrected, so any comments left should now email
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correctly.
  
* https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/17/Schedule
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Maintainers may wish to look over their pending updates for any
* http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Deprecate_orphaned_packages
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comments they may have missed.  
* https://fedorahosted.org/fedora-infrastructure/ticket/3046
 
  
kevin"
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Sorry for the trouble,"
  
 
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Revision as of 13:11, 16 March 2012

Announcements

Fedora Announcements are the place where you can find the major coverage from the Fedora Project including general announcements[1], development announcements[2] and Fedora Events[3].

Contributing Writer: Rashadul Islam


Breaking News of the Week

FUDCon APAC 2012 will be in lovely Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia!

Robyn Bergeron[4] on Mon Mar 5 12:55:23 UTC 2012 announced[5],

"I'm delighted to announce that the APAC FUDCon for 2012 will be in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Thanks to all of those who submitted bids for this FUDCon - I am very happy to see so much interest, and I believe the recent APAC FUDCon in Pune truly helped to show the high interest in having ongoing FUDCons in this region of the world.

Please stay tuned for further announcements clarifying the details of attendance, including dates/times/places, registration, as well as information for those seeking subsidies for attendance.

Cheers!"

FUDCon Kuala Lumpur travel subsidy requests are now open

Robyn Bergeron[1] on Thu Mar 15 14:41:44 UTC 2012 announced[2],

"Greetings,

As you may know, there is a planned APAC FUDCon in Kuala Lumpur coming up soon, May 18-20 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia[3].

https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FUDCon:KualaLumpur_2012

If you are planning to attend FUDCon Kuala Lumpur and need a travel subsidy, the ticketing system is currently open for requests. Requests will be accepted through March 27, 2012. Please note that funding requests without a ticket will not be considered. The travel budget is limited, and preference will be given to attendees from the APAC region who are actively contributing to Fedora, and have detailed their participation plans for FUDCon in their subsidy request.

To place a subsidy request, please follow these steps:

1: Pre-register at[4] https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FUDCon:KualaLumpur_2012#Pre-registration 2: Put an X in the $$$ column 3: Read about the funding request process and place a funding request ticket in the FUDCon-planning ticket tracker here[5]: https://fedorahosted.org/fudcon-planning/wiki/FundingRequest

Thank you!"

Fedora Development News

The Development Announcement[1] list is intended to be a LOW TRAFFIC announce-only list for Fedora development.

Acceptable Types of Announcements

  • Policy or process changes that affect developers.
  • Infrastructure changes that affect developers.
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Unacceptable Types of Announcements

  • Periodic automated reports (violates the INFREQUENT rule)
  • Discussion
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Please pull latest translation, re-package and push to koji for L10N QA test

Fedora Localization Project Noriko Mizumoto Noriko Mizumoto noriko.mizumoto at gmail.com Thu Mar 1 02:37:44 UTC 2012 http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/devel-announce/2012-March/000901.html

"Hi Fedora package maintainers

Could you please pull latest translation for your package, re-package with it and push to koji for L10N QA test by 2-Mar? We will have a live image to be composed for this particular test on 5-Mar. The focus is to test translations availability and accuracy in desktop applications. This test covers all Fedora packages. This is only one chance for translators to check translation quality. It is highly appreciated your help."



Bodhi comment emails issue fixed

Kevin Fenzi Kevin Fenzi kevin at scrye.com Sat Mar 10 23:40:00 UTC 2012 http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/devel-announce/2012-March/000902.html

"Greetings.

In the last week or so, there was an issue with bodhi sending emails to update submitters when comments were left on their updates. Note that this issue did not effect bodhi comments (ie, pushed to testing, pushed to stable, being pushed, etc), only comments left by users / autoqa.

This issue has been corrected, so any comments left should now email correctly.

Maintainers may wish to look over their pending updates for any comments they may have missed.

Sorry for the trouble,"


Fedora Events

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Upcoming Events (December 2011 - May 2012)

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Past Events

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