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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]]
  
 
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==== GPG Key Signing Event at FUDCon Blacksburg 2012 ====
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===Breaking News of the Week and Month===
  
[[User:nb|Nick Bebout]] announced<ref>http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/announce/2011-December/003028.html</ref>:
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====[Guidelines Change] Changes to the Packaging Guidelines==== 
  
"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.
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* Contributor: [[User:Spot|Tom Callaway]<ref>Tom Callaway tcallawa at redhat.com</ref>
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* Posted Date: Wed Aug 1 19:28:57 UTC 2012<ref>http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/announce/2012-August/003098.html</ref>
  
Thanks,
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"A new section has been added to the SysV Initscripts section, discussing
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the proper use of subsys locking. Even though Fedora packages should no
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longer be using SysV Initscripts as a primary service mechanism, Red Hat
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Enterprise Linux and EPEL do. Additionally,
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Red Hat points partners to the Fedora Guidelines when they build for RHEL.
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<ref>https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging:SysVInitScript#Careful_Handling_of_.2Fvar.2Flock.2Fsubsys.2F.3Cservice_name.3E_mechanism</ref>
  
Nick"
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The review guidelines now reflect the use of sha256sum (instead of
 
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md5sum) to confirm upstream source integrity.
==== Outage: Server reboots - 2011-12-21 22:00 UTC ====
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<ref>https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging:ReviewGuidelines#Things_To_Check_On_Review</ref>
 
 
Kevin Fenzi announced<ref>http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/announce/2011-December/003027.html</ref>:
 
 
 
"There will be an outage starting at 2011-12-21 22:00 UTC, which will last approximately 2 hours.
 
 
 
To convert UTC to your local time, take a look at<ref>http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Infrastructure/UTCHowto<ref> or run:
 
 
 
date -d '2011-12-21 22:00 UTC'
 
 
 
===== Reason for outage: =====
 
 
 
We will rebooting some of our servers for new kernel and OS versions.
 
Each particular affected service should be only down for a short time,
 
but services may be unstable during the update window.
 
 
 
===== Affected Services: =====
 
 
 
* Bodhi - https://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/
 
* Docs - http://docs.fedoraproject.org/
 
* Fedora Account System - https://admin.fedoraproject.org/accounts/
 
* Fedora Community - https://admin.fedoraproject.org/community/
 
* Fedora Insight - https://insight.fedoraproject.org/
 
* Fedora People - http://fedorapeople.org/
 
* Mirror Manager - https://admin.fedoraproject.org/mirrormanager/
 
* Package Database - https://admin.fedoraproject.org/pkgdb/
 
* Smolt - http://smolts.org/
 
* Wiki - http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/
 
 
 
===== Unaffected services: =====
 
 
 
* BFO - http://boot.fedoraproject.org/
 
* Buildsystem - http://koji.fedoraproject.org/
 
* GIT / Source Control
 
* DNS - ns1.fedoraproject.org, ns2.fedoraproject.org
 
* Email system
 
* Fedora Hosted - https://fedorahosted.org/
 
* Main Website - http://fedoraproject.org/
 
* Mirror List - https://mirrors.fedoraproject.org/
 
* QA Services
 
* Secondary Architectures
 
* Start - http://start.fedoraproject.org/
 
* Torrent - http://torrent.fedoraproject.org/
 
 
 
Ticket Link: https://fedorahosted.org/fedora-infrastructure/ticket/3073
 
 
 
===== Contact Information: =====
 
 
 
Please join #fedora-admin in irc.freenode.net or add comments to the ticket for this outage above.
 
  
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==== Fedora 16 for IBM System z 64bit official release ====
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The PHP Packaging guidelines have been updated to include guidance about
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when it is appropriate to have an explicit Requires on httpd & mod_php,
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how to handle explicit Requires on PHP extensions, and how to handle a
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Requires for a minimum PHP version.
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<ref>https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging:PHP#Apache_requirement</ref>
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<ref>https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging:PHP#Extensions_Requires</ref>
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<ref>https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging:PHP#Requiring_a_Minimum_PHP_version</ref>
  
Dan Horák announced<ref>http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/announce/2011-December/003026.html</ref>:
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---
  
"There was still a longer delay after the Fedora 16 release for the primary architectures than we would like to see, but at least we are faster than with Fedora 15 and so here we are.  
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A new section on Macros has been added to the Packaging Guidelines,
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covering Packaging of Additional RPM Macros.
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<ref>https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging:Guidelines#Packaging_of_Additional_RPM_Macros</ref>
  
As today, the Fedora IBM System z (s390x) Secondary Arch team proudly presents the Fedora 16 for IBM System z 64bit official release!
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---
  
The links to the actual release are here:
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A new section on the Documentation= field in systemd unit files (F17+)
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has been added.
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<ref>https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging:Systemd#Documentation_field</ref>
  
* http://secondary.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora-secondary/releases/16/Fedora/s390x/
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---
  
* http://secondary.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora-secondary/releases/16/Everything/s390x/os/
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A short section on the Group tag in Fedora packages has been added.
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All current versions of Fedora (and their respective RPM versions) treat
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the Group tag as optional. Packages may include a Group: field for
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compatibility with EPEL, but are not required to do so.
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<ref>https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging:Guidelines#Group_tag</ref>
  
and obviously on all mirrors that mirror the secondary arch content.
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---
  
The first directory contains the normal installation trees as well as one DVD ISO with the complete release.
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The RHEL conditionalization has been removed from the Python3 example
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spec file, as it is no longer valid.
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<ref>https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging:Python#Example_spec_file</ref>
  
Everything as usual contains, well, everything. :)
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---
  
Additional information about known issues, the current progress and state for future release, where and how the team can be reached and just  anything else IBM System z on Fedora related can be found here:
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These guidelines (and changes) were approved by the Fedora Packaging
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Committee (FPC).
  
* http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Architectures/s390x/16
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'''Many thanks to Remi Collet, David Malcolm, Vit Ondruch, Lennart Poettering, Michael Scherer, Dave Sullivan, and all of the members of the FPC, for assisting in drafting, refining, and passing these guidelines.'''
  
for architecture specific release notes, and
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As a reminder: The Fedora Packaging Guidelines are living documents! If
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you find something missing, incorrect, or in need of revision, you can
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suggest a draft change. The procedure for this is documented here:
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<ref>https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging/Committee#GuidelineChangeProcedure</ref>"
  
* http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Architectures/s390x
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Enclosure: Here is one late change to the Fedora Packaging Guidelines:<ref>http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/announce/2012-August/003100.html</ref>
 
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<ref>https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging:ScriptletSnippets#Systemd</ref>
for the general information.
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<ref>https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging/Committee#GuidelineChangeProcedure</ref>
 
 
Thanks go out to everyone involved in making this happen!
 
 
 
Your Fedora/s390x Maintainers
 
 
 
--
 
Dan Horák, RHCE
 
Senior Software Engineer, BaseOS
 
 
 
Red Hat Czech s.r.o., Purkyňova 99, 612 45 Brno"
 
  
 
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==== A change in Fedora's policy regarding Public Domain ====
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====FUDCon Paris Updates: Subsidy requests opening, hotel reminders====  
 
 
[[User:Spot|Tom Callaway]] announced<ref>http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/announce/2011-December/003025.html</ref>:
 
 
 
"In consultation with Red Hat Legal and the Fedora Board, I have implemented a chance to Fedora's policy regarding software marked as being in the Public Domain. The new policy is as follows:
 
  
*****
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* Contributor: Fedora Project Leader-[[User:Rbergero|Robyn Bergeron]<ref>rbergero at redhat.com</ref>
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* Posted Date: Fri Aug 3 17:00:53 UTC 2012<ref>http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/announce/2012-August/003099.html</ref>
  
Works which are clearly marked as being in the Public Domain, and for which no evidence is known to contradict this statement, are treated in Fedora as being in the Public Domain, on the grounds that the intentions of the original creator are reflected by such a use, even if due to regional issues, it may not have been possible for the original creator to fully abandon all of their their copyrights on the work and place it fully into the Public Domain. If you believe that a work in Fedora which is marked as being in the Public Domain is actually available under a
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"Greetings! (...or perhaps I should say.... bonjour!)
copyright license, please inform us of this fact with details, and we will immediately investigate the claim.
 
  
*****
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I'd like to share a few reminders and announcements regarding the
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upcoming '''FUDCon in Paris, France, on October 13-15, 2012'''.
  
The wiki home for this new policy is here:
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If you are planning to attend FUDCon and need a travel subsidy to do so,
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the ticketing system is now open for those requests.  Requests will be
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accepted through August 15, 2012. Please note that funding requests
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without a ticket will not be considered. Preference will be given to
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attendees from the EMEA region who are actively contributing to Fedora,
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and have detailed their participation plans for FUDCon in their request.
  
* https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging:LicensingGuidelines#Public_Domain
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To place a subsidy request, please follow these steps:
  
This policy is effective immediately. If you have had a package rejected by Fedora because it was in the Public Domain and we were unable to determine the validity of the Public Domain declaration, the declaration was deemed to be incomplete, or there were jurisdictional issues with the declaration, please feel free to open new package reviews or contact legal at fedoraproject.org to lift any FE-Legal blocks.
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1: Pre-register at
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<ref>http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FUDCon:Paris_2012#Pre-registration</ref> - and
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put an X in the $$$ column
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2: Read about the funding request process and place a funding request
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ticket in the FUDCon-planning ticket tracker here:
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<ref>https://fedorahosted.org/fudcon-planning/wiki/FundingRequest</ref>
  
If you have questions about this change in policy, feel free to email me directly or send a mail to the Fedora Legal mailing list <legal at lists.fedoraproject.org> (note: it is moderated and gets a metric ton of spam, so I probably won't see it if you're not subscribed).
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Additionally, a few notes regarding the hotel in Paris:
  
Thanks,
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There are other events in Paris during this time period; most notably,  
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our first day of FUDCon will be taking place at the Open World Forum
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conference, on the day in which the public is encouraged to participate
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in and learn about open source projects.  OWF had nearly 2000 attendees
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last year.  Accordingly, rooms might be in short supply as we approach
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FUDCon; please, book your hotel as soon as possible, not only for
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affordability purposes, but also so that you have a bed to sleep in. :)
  
~tom
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We currently have a rate of EUR81 per night at the ibis Paris La Vilette
 
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Cite des Sciencesfor the nights of the 12th, 13th, and 14th of October. 
--
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However, this rate will expire at the end of August, and any remaining
Fedora Project"
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rooms in our block will expire.
  
 +
For instructions on booking your hotel, please read the Lodging/Hotel
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section of the FUDCon: Paris wiki:
 +
<ref>http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FUDCon:Paris_2012#Lodging_.2F_Hotel</ref>"
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==== Announcing FUDCon LATAM 2012 in Venezuela / Call for bids for FUDCon LATAM and FUDCon APAC 2012 ====
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====Fedora Infrastructure announces status.fedoraproject.org==== 
 
 
[[User:JSmith|Jared K. Smith]] announced<ref></ref>:
 
 
 
"It's my pleasure to announce the winning bid for FUDCon Latam 2012 as Margarita Island, Venezuela.  FUDCon is the Fedora Users and Developers Conference, a premier Fedora event that is held several times a year in different
 
regions of the world. For more information on premier Fedora events, see the Fedora wiki<ref>http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Premier_Fedora_events#Recurring_Premier_Fedora_Events</ref>.  As you might imagine, choosing the winning bid was a difficult decision to make, as both bidding teams have put together very compelling bids.  I'd like to publicly thank both teams for their hard work and effort.
 
  
I would also like to take this opportunity to officially open the bidding process for FUDCon EMEA 2012 (for Europe, Middle East, and Africa), as well as re-open the bidding for FUDCon APAC 2012. FUDCon APAC 2012 will likely be held between March 1st and May 31st, and FUDCon EMEA will likely be held between September 1st and October 31st.
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* Contributor: Fedora Infrastructure Leader-[[User:Kevin|Kevin Fenzi ]<ref>kevin at scrye.com</ref>
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* Posted Date: Thu Aug 30 20:31:24 UTC 2012<ref>http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/announce/2012-August/003101.html</ref>
  
All bids for both of these FUDCon events should be submitted by January 11, 2012.  If you have any questions or concerns regarding FUDCon events, I invite you to subscribe to the FUDCon planning mailing list<ref>https://lists.fedoraproject.org/mailman/listinfo/fudcon-planning</ref>.
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"I'm happy to announce the general availability of our
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status.fedoraproject.org site.  
  
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This site provides an easy way for Fedora contributors and users to
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check on the status of services provided by Fedora Infrastructure.
  
==== Fedora 14 End of Life ====
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The site auto reloads every minute, and also provides a rss feed at
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<ref>http://status.fedoraproject.org/changes.rss of any changes</ref>.
  
[[User:Ausil|Dennis Gilmore]] announced<ref>http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/announce/2011-December/003023.html</ref>:
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If you run into a problem or issue that is not reflected at
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status.fedoraproject.org, please do report it to us in #fedora-admin on
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irc.freenode.net or via ticket at
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<ref>https://fedorahosted.org/fedora-infrastructure/newticket</ref>
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We update the site status information manually so we need to be aware
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of the issue in order to keep the site accurate.
  
"As of 09 December 2011, Fedora 14 has reached its end of life for updates and support. No further updates, including security updates, will be available for Fedora 14. A previous reminder was sent on November 8th<ref>http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/announce/2011-November/003010.html</ref>.
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As with everything in Fedora Infrastructure, this application is open
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source. Source is available from:
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<ref>http://git.fedorahosted.org/git/fedora-status.git</ref>
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and is released under a '''GPLv2+ license'''.  
  
Fedora 15 will continue to receive updates until approximately one month after the release of Fedora 17.  The maintenance schedule of Fedora releases is documented on the Fedora Project wiki<ref>https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Fedora_Release_Life_Cycle#Maintenance_Schedule</ref>.  The Fedora Project wiki also contains instructions<ref>http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/DistributionUpgrades</ref> on how to upgrade from a previous release of Fedora to a version receiving updates.
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This application is hosted at the link<ref>https://openshift.redhat.com</ref> to avoid any
 
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issues with outages in our infrastructure affecting status reporting. "
Dennis"
 
  
 
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==== Re-appointment to the Fedora Board ====
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====Beats are open!====
  
[[User:JSmith|Jared K. Smith]] announced<ref>http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/announce/2011-December/003022.html</ref>:
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* Contributor: Fedora Docs Leader-[[User:Bcotton|Ben Cotton]<ref>kevin at scrye.com</ref>
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* Posted Date: Tue Aug 28 15:35:59 UTC 2012<ref>http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/docs/2012-August/014540.html</ref>
  
"The Fedora Board consists of five elected seats and four appointed seats.  In this elections cycle, there were two openings for appointed Board seats and two opening for elected Board seats.  As part of the normal Board succession process<ref>http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Board/SuccessionPlanning</ref>, one Board appointment is made before Board elections and the other is made after the election cycle.
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"The Release Notes beats for Fedora 18 are now open:
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<ref>https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Category:Documentation_beats</ref>
  
I'm happy to announce that I've re-appointed David Nalley to serve in seat A2 on the Fedora Board for another full one-year cycle. (See the Board History<ref>http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Board/History</ref> page on the wiki for a list of the various Board seats.) David has been very active on the Fedora Board over the past year, and has shown a strong commitment to the Fedora community and to Fedora's underlying principles. Please join with me in welcoming David
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If you're looking for a way to dip your toes in the water, so to
back to the Fedora Board for another term.
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speak, writing a beat is a great way to get started. If you're a
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regular, don't forget about the checkBeat program:
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<ref>http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/docs/2012-March/014127.html</ref>
  
--
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As a reminder, the wiki drafts of beats are due on 12 September."
Jared Smith
 
Fedora Project Leader
 
  
 
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==== Outage: Fedorahosted.org migration - 2011-12-14 22:00 UTC ====
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=== Fedora Development News ===
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The Development Announcement<ref>https://admin.fedoraproject.org/mailman/listinfo/devel-announce</ref> list is intended to be a LOW TRAFFIC announce-only list for Fedora development.
  
Kevin Fenzi announced<ref>http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/announce/2011-December/003021.html</ref>:
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'''Acceptable Types of Announcements'''
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* Policy or process changes that affect developers.
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* Infrastructure changes that affect developers.
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* Tools changes that affect developers.
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* Schedule changes
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* Freeze reminders
  
"There will be an outage starting at 2011-12-14 22:00 UTC, which will
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'''Unacceptable Types of Announcements'''
last approximately 2 hours.
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* Periodic automated reports (violates the INFREQUENT rule)
 
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* Discussion
To convert UTC to your local time, take a look at
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* Anything else not mentioned above  
<ref>http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Infrastructure/UTCHowto</ref>
 
or run:
 
 
 
date -d '2011-12-14 22:00 UTC'
 
 
 
===== Reason for outage: =====
 
 
 
We are migrating fedorahosted.org and all its services to a new RHEL6 instance. We will be converting data over to work with the newer trac in RHEL6. All existing trac tickets, scm data and history, and wiki pages will be preserved.
 
 
 
lists.fedorahosted.org will also be unavailable during this migration.
 
 
 
===== Affected Services: =====
 
 
 
* Fedora Hosted - https://fedorahosted.org/
 
 
 
===== Unaffected Services: =====
 
 
 
* BFO - http://boot.fedoraproject.org/
 
* Bodhi - https://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/
 
* Buildsystem - http://koji.fedoraproject.org/
 
* GIT / Source Control
 
* DNS - ns1.fedoraproject.org, ns2.fedoraproject.org
 
* Docs - http://docs.fedoraproject.org/
 
* Email system
 
* Fedora Account System - https://admin.fedoraproject.org/accounts/
 
* Fedora Community - https://admin.fedoraproject.org/community/
 
* Fedora Insight - https://insight.fedoraproject.org/
 
* Fedora People - http://fedorapeople.org/
 
* Fedora Talk - http://talk.fedoraproject.org/
 
* Main Website - http://fedoraproject.org/
 
* Mirror List - https://mirrors.fedoraproject.org/
 
* Mirror Manager - https://admin.fedoraproject.org/mirrormanager/
 
* Package Database - https://admin.fedoraproject.org/pkgdb/
 
* Smolt - http://smolts.org/
 
* Spins - http://spins.fedoraproject.org/
 
* Start - http://start.fedoraproject.org/
 
* Torrent - http://torrent.fedoraproject.org/
 
* Translation Services - http://translate.fedoraproject.org/
 
* Wiki - http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/
 
 
 
Ticket Link: https://fedorahosted.org/fedora-infrastructure/ticket/3059
 
 
 
Contact Information:
 
 
 
Please join #fedora-admin in irc.freenode.net or add comments to the
 
ticket for this outage above.
 
  
 
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==== Outage: list server migration - 2011-12-12 22:00 UTC ====
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====New bodhi release in production====
 
 
Kevin Fenzi announced<ref>http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/announce/2011-December/003020.html</ref>:
 
 
 
"There will be an outage starting at 2011-12-12 20:00 UTC, which will
 
last approximately 1 hour.
 
 
 
To convert UTC to your local time, take a look at<ref>http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Infrastructure/UTCHowto</ref>
 
or run:
 
 
 
date -d '2011-12-12 22:00 UTC'
 
 
 
===== Reason for outage:  =====
 
 
 
We are migrating our primary lists.fedoraproject.org mailing list hub to a new RHEL6 instance. The web interface will be unavailable during the migration window for archives or admin functions. Mail sent during the outage will be queued and sent when the outage is complete.
 
 
 
===== Affected Services: =====
 
 
 
Fedoraproject.org mailing lists - https://lists.fedoraproject.org/
 
  
===== Unaffected Services: =====
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* Contributor: [[User:Lmacken|Luke Macken ]<ref>lmacken at redhat.com</ref>
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* Posted Date: Thu Aug 9 21:53:41 UTC 2012<ref>http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/devel-announce/2012-August/000961.html</ref>
  
* BFO - http://boot.fedoraproject.org/
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"A new release of Bodhi has just been deployed to production.
* Bodhi - https://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/
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<ref>https://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates</ref>
* Buildsystem - http://koji.fedoraproject.org/
 
* GIT / Source Control
 
* DNS - ns1.fedoraproject.org, ns2.fedoraproject.org
 
* Docs - http://docs.fedoraproject.org/
 
* Email system
 
* Fedora Account System - https://admin.fedoraproject.org/accounts/
 
* Fedora Community - https://admin.fedoraproject.org/community/
 
* Fedora Hosted - https://fedorahosted.org/
 
* Fedora Insight - https://insight.fedoraproject.org/
 
* Fedora People - http://fedorapeople.org/
 
* Fedora Talk - http://talk.fedoraproject.org/
 
* Main Website - http://fedoraproject.org/
 
* Mirror List - https://mirrors.fedoraproject.org/
 
* Mirror Manager - https://admin.fedoraproject.org/mirrormanager/
 
* Package Database - https://admin.fedoraproject.org/pkgdb/
 
* Smolt - http://smolts.org/
 
* Spins - http://spins.fedoraproject.org/
 
* Start - http://start.fedoraproject.org/
 
* Torrent - http://torrent.fedoraproject.org/
 
* Translation Services - http://translate.fedoraproject.org/
 
* Wiki - http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/
 
  
Ticket Link: https://fedorahosted.org/fedora-infrastructure/ticket/3053
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Bugs and enhancement requests can be filed here:
 +
<ref>http://bodhi.fedorahosted.org</ref>
  
Contact Information:
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Major changes in bodhi 0.9.2
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---------------------------------
  
Please join #fedora-admin in irc.freenode.net or add comments to the
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* fedmsg support! Bodhi now fires off messages for various events that occur. Join #fedora-fedmsg to see it in action. (Ralph Bean)
ticket for this outage above.  
 
  
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* Re-organized the links on the front page, and link to the new Update Feedback Guidelines
  
==== Election Results: Fedora Board, FAmSCo, and FESCo ====
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* The submitter of an update can no longer effect the karma (Till Maas)
  
[[User:JSmith|Jared K. Smith]] announced:
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* Fix duplicate status change email notifications. (Till Maas)
  
"The latest round of Fedora Elections has concluded, and I am pleased to announce the results for elected seats on the Fedora Board and FESCo and FAmSCo.  The results are as follows:
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* Mention age of updates in testing digest mails (Till Maas)
  
===== Fedora Board =====
+
* Support e-mail threading in notification e-mails (Till Maas)
  
There were two open seats on the Fedora Board this election cycle. A total of 224 ballots were cast.  Due to the system of range voting that we use in Fedora elections, this means that each of the four candidates could receive up to 896 votes (224 ballots multiplied by four candidates).
+
* Add X-Bodhi mail headers (Till Maas)
  
<code>
+
* Gracefully handle private bugs (Cole Robinson)
Votes | Candidate
 
----------------------
 
638 | Jaroslav Reznik
 
557 | Christoph Wickert
 
------------
 
334 | Larry Cafiero
 
228 | Robert 'Bob' Jensen
 
</code>
 
  
The two candidates receiving the most votes were Jaroslav and Christoph.  I'd like to welcome Christoph to the Fedora Board, and welcome Jaroslav back for a second term.  Both Jaroslav and Christoph will server for a one-year term.
+
* Set the default request for new updates to 'testing' in the web form
  
* * * * * * * * *
+
* Fix a bug in our critpath policy that occurs when a critical path update to a pre-release reaches the minimum amount of time in testing, but is unable to push to stable.
  
===== FAmSCo =====
+
* Fixed the input box alignment in the login box (Kalpa Welivitigoda)
  
All seven seats on FAmSCo were up for re-election this cycle.  There were a total of 104 ballots cast in the FAmSCo election.  Each of the eleven candidates could receive up to 1144 votes (104 ballots multiplied by eleven candidates).
 
  
<code>
+
Full list of changes since 0.8.7
Votes | Candidate
+
--------------------------------
----------------------
 
615 | Christoph Wickert
 
591 | Neville A. Cross
 
534 | Igor Soares
 
439 | Clint Savage
 
377 | Zoltan Hoppar
 
348 | Gerard Braad
 
339 | Caius Chance
 
----------------------
 
287 | Truong Anh Tuan
 
243 | Shakthi Kannan
 
236 | Buddhika Chandradeepa Kurera
 
132 | Rejaul Islam
 
</code>
 
  
Let me be the first to welcome Christoph, Neville, Igor, Clint, Zoltan, Geraard, and Caius to the new Fedora Ambassadors Steering Committee.
+
Kalpa Welivitigoda (1):
 +
      fixed input box alignment issue in login box #579
  
* * * * * * * * *
+
Luke Macken (25):
 +
      Convert our tags_url to a byte string before passing it to urlgrabber.
 +
      Add a script to detect when older builds become the 'latest' in stable
 +
      Update our test suite to reproduce ticket [ticket:683]
 +
      Fix a bug in our critpath policy ([ticket:683]).
 +
      Set the default request for new updates to 'testing'
 +
      Clean up EOL buildroot overrides in our rmrelease tool (bz#818617)
 +
      Fix a busted unit test (test_push_EPEL_critpath_before_tested)
 +
      Add pkg_resources __requires__ hacks to bodhi tools to mitigate version
 +
conflicts
 +
      Handle the case where a release doesn't have any overrides
 +
      Change our X-Bodhi-Update-Release header to use the short name
 +
      Apply a modified patch from Cole Robinson to gracefully handle private bugs (#639605)
 +
      Update our unit tests to assume submitters cannot alter karma
 +
      Merge branch 'bodhi1-fedmsg' into feature/bodhi1-fedmsg
 +
      Merge branch 'feature/bodhi1-fedmsg' into develop
 +
      Fix a typo in the metrics tool
 +
      Fix a typo in the new mail headers
 +
      Re-organize our links, and add one to the new update feedback guidelines
 +
      Clean up stray buildroot overrides
 +
      Version bump for 0.9.2
 +
      Our build script uses bz2
 +
      Merge branch 'release/0.9.2'
  
===== FESCo =====
+
Mathieu Bridon (6):
 +
      Have bodhi-init create all the tables
 +
      masher: Fix the comparison
 +
      masher: Reuse variable
 +
      setup: Fix the Turbogears version requirement
 +
      Don't version control auto-generated files
 +
      setup: Add missing dependencies
  
There were four FESCo seats up for election this cycleA total of 225 ballots were cast in the FESCo electionEach of the six candidates could receive up to 1350 votes (225 ballots multiplied by six candidates).
+
Ralph Bean (19):
 +
      Sending messages with fedmsg.
 +
      No longer using fedmsg schema/validation.
 +
      fedmsg.ini -> fedmsg-config.py
 +
      More detail in the update.complete message.
 +
      More concise send_message calls.
 +
      Ignore dev db.
 +
      Merge branch 'master' into bodhi1-fedmsg
 +
      Updates for the latest fedmsgGetting tests passing.
 +
      Merge branch 'master' into bodhi1-fedmsg
 +
      Ignore mashing fedora file.
 +
      Fixed what I think is a regression in login template.
 +
      Merge branch 'master' into bodhi1-fedmsg
 +
      Update to test fedmsg configWork with both tests and under WSGI.
 +
      Version bump for fedmsg in staging.
 +
      Only send the comment with a comment is added, not the whole update.
 +
      Using a "bodhi" user/group for mod_wsgi.
 +
      fedmsg+ssl changes to bodhi.spec.
 +
      Use modern fedmsg config format.
 +
      Disable message signing for bodhi tests.
  
<code>
+
Till Maas (8):
Votes | Candidate
+
      Add X-Bodhi mail headers
----------------------
+
      Support e-mail threading in notification e-mails
778 | Marcela Mašláňová 
+
      Mention age of updates in testing digest mails
773 | Miloslav Trmač
+
      Use format string instead of string concatenation
642 | Matthew Garrett
+
      Import exceptions from sqlite3
526 | Jon Ciesla
+
      Remove files used by mercurial
--------------------
+
      model.py: Change karma from Submitter to 0
454 | Justin M. Forbes
+
      Fix notification on automatic status change"
358 | John Dulaney
 
</code>
 
 
 
The top four candidates were Marcela, Miroslav, Matthew, and Jon. Each will server a full two-term position on the Fedora Engineering Steering committee.
 
 
 
* * * * * * * * *
 
I would also like to take this opportunity to thank all those who have previously served on the Fedora Board or FAmSCo or FESCo for their hard work and perseverance.  I'd also like to thank all the candidates and volunteers who participated in this round of elections.  I look forward to working with each of these people as we strive to make
 
Fedora better over the months and years ahead.
 
 
 
--
 
Jared Smith
 
Fedora Project Leader"
 
 
 
</references/>
 
 
 
==== Reminder: Fedora elections end December 5th ====
 
 
 
[[User:JSmith|Jared K. Smith]] announced<ref></ref>:
 
 
 
"If you haven't yet taken the time to vote in the current Fedora elections, I encourage you to take the time to vote before the voting period ends at the end of the day (UTC time) on December 5th.  This election cycle has elections for open positions on the Ambassadors steering committee (FAmSCo), the Engineering steering committee
 
(FESCo), and the Fedora Board.
 
 
 
Please visit https://admin.fedoraproject.org/voting/ to vote.  For
 
more information on the elections, refer to
 
 
 
https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Elections
 
 
 
--
 
Jared Smith
 
Fedora Project Leader"
 
  
 
<references/>
 
<references/>
  
==== Cooperative Bug Isolation for Fedora 16 ====
+
====Build F-18 collection packages for all language translators====
  
Ben Liblit announced<ref>http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/announce/2011-November/003013.html</ref>:
+
* Contributor: Fedora Infrastructure Leader-[[User:Noriko|Noriko Mizumoto]<ref>noriko.mizumoto at gmail.com</ref>
 +
* Posted Date: Thu Aug 30 09:17:01 UTC 2012<ref>http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/devel-announce/2012-August/000968.html</ref>
  
"The Cooperative Bug Isolation Project (CBI) is now available for Fedora 16.  CBI<ref>http://research.cs.wisc.edu/cbi/</ref> is an ongoing research effort to find and fix bugs in the real world.  We distribute specially
+
"Hi Fedora package maintainers
modified versions of popular open source software packages.  These special versions monitor their own behavior while they run, and report back how they work (or how they fail to work) in the hands of real users like you.  Even if you've never written a line of code in your life, you can help make things better for everyone simply by using our special
 
bug-hunting packages.
 
  
We currently offer instrumented versions of Evolution, The GIMP, GNOME Panel, Gnumeric, Liferea, Nautilus, Pidgin, Rhythmbox, and SPIM. Download at http://research.cs.wisc.edu/cbi/downloads/.  Or just download and install<ref>http://research.cs.wisc.edu/cbi/downloads/rpm/fedora-16-i386/RPMS.tools/cbi-package-config-16-11.i686.rpm</ref> to automatically configure your system to use the CBI repository.
+
Please build and push your package with latest translation file (e.g.
 +
pull from Transifex/Zanata) for L10N QA test BY THIS FRIDAY 2012-08-31.
 +
Your packages with latest translation will be composed into test live
 +
image on 3-Sep Monday. Then various language translators worldwide will
 +
test the image in their own languages. Any issue will be filed as bug.
 +
This is only one chance for translators to check and modify Localization
 +
quality of your packages by checking UI, and we need your help.
  
It's that easy!  Tell your friends!  Tell your neighbors!  The more of you there are, the more bugs we can find.
+
Thank you so much.
  
We still offer CBI packages for earlier releases as well, going all the way back to Fedora 1.  When and if you decide to upgrade to Fedora 16,  we'll be ready for you.  Until then, your participation remains valuable even on older distributions.
+
noriko
 
+
Fedora Localization Project"
-- Dr. Ben, the CBI guy"
 
  
 
<references/>
 
<references/>
  
==== Announcing Ask Fedora: Community Knowledge Base and Support Forum ====
+
====Fedora 18 Alpha to slip by another one week====
[[User:Sundaram|Rahul Sundaram]] announced<ref>http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/announce/2011-November/003012.html</ref>:
 
  
"Hi
+
* Contributor: [[User:JaroslavReznik|Jaroslav Reznik]<ref>jreznik at redhat.com</ref>
 +
* Posted Date: Thu Aug 30 23:26:35 UTC 2012<ref>http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/devel-announce/2012-August/000970.html</ref>
  
As part of the release of Fedora 16 (Verne) today, I am proud to announce the launch of Ask Fedora<ref>http://ask.fedoraproject.org</ref>. Ask Fedora is a community knowledge base and support forum for the Fedora community. You can ask any questions related to Fedora and you do not need to a separate id to post questions or answer them.
+
"Today at Go/No-Go meeting it was decided to slip Fedora 18
 +
Alpha release by one week due to remaining open blocker bugs<ref>http://qa.fedoraproject.org/blockerbugs/current</ref> and incomplete test matrices for Alpha <ref>https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Test_Results:Current_Base_Test</ref><ref>http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Test_Results:Current_Installation_Test</ref><ref>http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Test_Results:Current_Desktop_Test</ref>. Meeting's
 +
full log is at <ref>http://bit.ly/PC16PF</ref>.  
  
You can use any openid to login including Google or Wordpress.  You can use your Fedora identity as well (fasname.id.fedoraproject.org). Refer to<ref>http://ask.fedoraproject.org/question/22/how-do-i-use-my-fas-id-to-log-in-to-ask-fedora</ref> for more details.
+
As a result, ALL MAJOR MILESTONES, and their dependent tasks,
 +
will be pushed out by one week.
  
Ask Fedora is powered by Askbot<ref>http://askbot.org</ref>, a Django based web application and upstream developers, especially Evgeny Fadeev,  Adolfo Fitoria, NoahY and several others have very helpful and deserve special credit for being very responsive, collaborating with us regularly by fixing bugs, adding features and reviewing changes.
+
The next Go/No-Go meeting is on Thursday Sep 06, same place
 +
but different time (19:00 UTC, 3 PM EDT, 21:00 CEST
 +
#fedora-meeting).
  
The goal of Ask Fedora is to be the best place for community support in Fedora and integrate tightly with the rest of the Fedora infrastructure. Refer to<ref>https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Ask_fedora</ref> and get involved.  If
+
If you have an accepted blocker bug, please try to fix it
you are a Python/ Django programmer, we would love to have your participation.  Join us!
+
as soon as possible to help us with Fedora 18 Alpha release!"
 
 
Thanks to everyone who helped out including Prasad.J.Pandit (PJP), Kevin Fenzi, Toshio Ernie Kuratomi, Matthias Runge, Praveen Kumar,  Arun SAG,  Ratnadeep Debnath, Lakshmi Narasimhan, Jitesh Shah,  Sayan Chowdhury, Raghu Udiyar, Jishnu, Hrishi and Rag Sagar for helping in packaging, fixing bugs and implementing new features and setting up the
 
infrastructure.  We couldn't have done without your enthusiastic participation.
 
 
 
Rahul"
 
  
 
<references/>
 
<references/>
  
==== Announcing the release of Fedora 16 ====
 
  
[[User:Rbergero|Robyn Bergeron]] announced<ref>http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/announce/2011-November/003011.html</ref>:
+
=== Fedora Events ===
  
"The Fedora Project is pleased to announce the release of Fedora 16
+
The purpose of Fedora Event is to build a global Fedora events calendar, and to identify responsible Ambassadors for each event. The event page is laid out by quarter and by region. Please maintain the layout, as it is crucial for budget planning and press releases.
("Verne").
 
  
Fedora is a leading-edge, free and open source operating system that
+
====Upcoming Events (September 2012 - November 2012)====
continues to deliver innovative features to many users, with a new
+
* '''North America (NA)'''<ref>http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Events#FY13_Q3_.28Sept_2012_-_Nov_2012.29</ref>
release about every six months. Fedora 16 brings exciting new features
+
* '''Central & South America (LATAM)'''<ref>http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Events#FY13_Q3_.28September_2012_-_November_2012.29</ref>
for desktop users, for system administrators, and for developers.  
+
* '''Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA)'''<ref>http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Events#FY13_Q3_.28September_2012_-_November_2012.29_2</ref>
Highlights of these features can be found below. If the mere mention of
+
* '''India, Asia, Australia (India/APJ)'''<ref>http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Events#FY13_Q3_.28September_2012_-_November_2012.29_3</ref>
Fedora 16 is all you need, download options can be found at:
 
http://fedoraproject.org/get-fedora
 
  
For detailed information, see the release notes:
+
Guideline to write Fedora Press Releases<ref>https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/How_to_write_a_Fedora_press_release</ref>
http://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/Fedora/16/html/Release_Notes/
 
 
 
===== Dedication=====
 
 
 
During the preparation of Fedora 16, the computing world lost one of its
 
great contributors: Dennis Ritchie. Ritchie co-invented Unix and the C
 
language. He also co-authored The C Programming Language, a book that
 
taught many programmers just at the time personal computing was
 
exploding. Without Ritchie computing would be nothing like it is today.
 
 
 
A humble man, not well-known outside his field, Dennis will always be
 
remembered by those of us who practice the craft. Thank you, Dennis.
 
 
 
===== What's New in Fedora 16? =====
 
 
 
For desktop users: a journey to the center of the desktop...
 
 
 
* GNOME 3.2, the latest update to the most popular desktop environment,
 
brings new features, including:
 
    o System Settings gains an "Online Accounts" panel, which provides
 
a central point for managing online accounts like Google, Facebook, etc.
 
    o A new contact management application is integrated with Empathy,
 
Evolution and the new "Online Accounts" settings panel
 
    o A new document management application provides a simpler
 
alternative to traditional file management for both local and "in-cloud"
 
documents.
 
* KDE 4.7, the most recent version of this feature-rich desktop
 
environment, brings substantial updates, including:
 
    o DigiKam 2.0 adds face detection and recognition, geotagging and more.
 
    o An updated Plasma Workspaces window manager (KWin) makes KDE
 
better suited for mobile devices, and also adds improvements for desktop
 
users.
 
    o A new shutdown dialog allows users with multiple operating
 
systems to select the OS to boot next.
 
 
 
For developers: Twenty thousand lines in C...
 
 
 
* Perl 5.14, a new version of Perl, brings many enhancements, including
 
Unicode 6.0 support.
 
* GCC Python Plugins extend GCC with Python 2 and 3, without dealing
 
with the C internals of GCC.
 
* D2: Fedora 16 is the first Linux distribution to include the newest
 
version of D, a systems programming language combining the power and
 
high performance of C and C++ with the programmer productivity of modern
 
languages such as Ruby and Python.
 
 
 
For system administrators: around the world in eighty columns...
 
 
 
* GRUB2: This leap forward allows better configuration options and
 
better support for non-x86 architectures.
 
* New system account ID numbering: Fedora 16 starts user IDs at 1000,
 
providing more room for system accounts and making it easier for
 
administrators not have services run as root. This improves
 
interoperability with other Linux distributions that start user IDs at 1000.
 
* Chrony: Chrony provides network time protocol (NTP) client and server
 
pieces which are more tolerant of unstable clocks and Internet
 
connections which are not always on.
 
* ext4 driver mounts ext2 and ext3: Fedora 16 uses the ext4 driver to  
 
mount ext2 and ext3 file systems, reducing the size of the kernel code.
 
* Improved virtualization tools:
 
    o Fedora 16 provides improvements to virtual networking, making
 
large deployments easier.
 
    o Virt-manager guest inspection is a unique-to-Fedora tool allowing
 
read-only access to guest file systems, applications, and Windows registry.
 
    o Fedora 16 provides locking of virtual disks to prevent a disk
 
being used by multiple virtual machines simultaneously.
 
* Cloud goodies galore:
 
    o Aeolus, a cross-cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)
 
platform, which consists of a web-based user interface and tools for
 
managing cloud instances across heterogenous clouds.
 
    o OpenStack, another IaaS platform, which takes form as a
 
collection of services for setting up and running a cloud compute and
 
storage infrastructure.
 
    o Pacemaker-cloud, which provides application service high
 
availability for cloud environments.
 
    o HekaFS, a cloud-ready version of GlusterFS, which extends the
 
filesystem to be suitable for deployment by a cloud provider by adding
 
in stronger authentication and authorization, encryption, and multi-tenancy.
 
 
 
This is only a taste of what is included in Fedora 16. A more detailed
 
list can be found at:
 
https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/16/FeatureList
 
 
 
===== Download and Upgrade =====
 
 
 
Fedora 16 is not science fiction. It is here right now:
 
http://get.fedoraproject.org
 
 
 
To launch Fedora 16 instances in the cloud, refer to:
 
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Cloud_images
 
 
 
If you are upgrading from a previous release of Fedora, refer to:
 
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Upgrading
 
 
 
Fedora 16 full release notes and guides for several languages are
 
available at:
 
http://docs.fedoraproject.org/
 
 
 
Fedora 16 common bugs are documented at:
 
https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Common_F16_bugs
 
 
 
===== Fedora Spins =====
 
 
 
Fedora spins are alternate version of Fedora, tailored for various types
 
of users via hand-picked application set or customizations. They can be
 
found at:
 
http://spins.fedoraproject.org
 
 
 
===== Contributing =====
 
 
 
There are many ways to contribute beyond bug reporting. You can help
 
translate software and content, test and give feedback on software
 
updates, write and edit documentation, design and do artwork, help with
 
all sorts of promotional activities, and package free software for use
 
by millions of Fedora users worldwide. To get started, visit
 
http://join.fedoraproject.org today!
 
 
 
===== Contact information =====
 
 
 
Journalists and reporters can find additional information at:
 
https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Press
 
 
 
<references/>
 
 
 
===== Reminder: Fedora 14 end of life on 2011-12-08 =====
 
 
 
[[User:ausil|Dennis Gilmore]] announced<ref>http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/announce/2011-November/003010.html</ref>:
 
 
 
"Greetings.
 
 
 
This is a reminder email about the end of life process for Fedora 14.
 
 
 
Fedora 14 will reach end of life on 2011-12-08, and no further updates
 
will be pushed out after that time. Additionally, with the recent
 
release of Fedora 16, no new packages will be added to the Fedora 14
 
collection.
 
 
 
Please see<ref>http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/DistributionUpgrades</ref> for more
 
information on upgrading from Fedora 14 to a newer release.
 
 
 
 
 
Dennis"
 
 
 
<references/>
 
 
 
===== Nomination period for Fedora Board, FESCo, and FAmSCo elections closes Nov. 5 =====
 
 
 
[[User:Rbergero|Robyn Bergeron]] announced<ref>http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/announce/2011-November/003009.html</ref>:
 
 
 
"Greetings and salutations,
 
 
 
It is time for yet another edition of.... "Robyn's Fedora Public Service Announcements" :)
 
 
 
I'd like to give you a friendly reminder that the nomination period for the upcoming Fedora elections will be closing promptly TOMORROW, Saturday, November 5, 2011, at 23:59:59 UTC (US 19:59:59 EDT, 16:59:59 PDT).
 
 
 
Full information about the elections, including the elections schedule, and links to where one may nominate, can be seen here<ref>https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Elections</ref>
 
 
 
This election cycle will fill the following seats for a one-year period:
 
* Fedora Board: 2 elected seats, as well as 2 appointed seats
 
* FESCo (Fedora Engineering Steering Committee): 4 elected seats
 
* FAmSCo (Fedora Ambassadors Steering Committee): 7 elected seats
 
 
 
Running concurrently with the nomination period (and, hence, closing at
 
the end of the nomination period), the elections questionnaire is also
 
open for adding questions which will be posed to candidates.  Following
 
the closing of the questionnaire, candidates will be asked to answer
 
questions relevant to the position for which they are seeking election.
 
 
 
Questions may be added here<ref>https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/F17_elections_questionnaire</ref>, and, again, will also close on Saturday, November 5, 2011.
 
 
 
If you are planning on seeking election to one of these bodies, please
 
remember to complete your self-nomination *prior* to the deadline.
 
Additionally, if you have a fellow contributor who had indicated
 
interest and has not yet self-nominated, be a Friend and remind them to
 
act promptly.
 
 
 
Thanks!
 
 
 
-Robyn"
 
 
 
<references/>
 
 
 
=== Fedora Development News ===
 
The Development Announcement<ref>https://admin.fedoraproject.org/mailman/listinfo/devel-announce</ref> 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.
 
* Tools changes that affect developers.
 
* Schedule changes
 
* Freeze reminders
 
 
 
'''Unacceptable Types of Announcements'''
 
* Periodic automated reports (violates the INFREQUENT rule)
 
* Discussion
 
* Anything else not mentioned above
 
 
 
<references/>
 
 
 
===== Heads-up: GIMP 2.7/2.8 in Rawhide, license change to (L)GPLv3+ =====
 
 
 
Nils Philippsen announced<ref>http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/devel-announce/2011-December/000872.html</ref>:
 
 
 
"Hi,
 
 
 
I just finished with the Fedora 17 feature page for GIMP 2.8<ref>https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/GIMP_2.8</ref> and built gimp-2.7.4 into Rawhide.
 
 
 
GIMP changed its licensing to GPLv3+ (app, included plugins) and LGPLv3+ (libraries) from the 2.7 development versions on. I've checked dependent packages and found that all are listed with compatible licenses in their spec files (CeCill v2, GPLv2+, GPLv3+, Public Domain). One minor licensing issues was introduced with this change, namely with poppler,
 
used for importing PDFs and GPLv2 only. For the moment, GIMP packages from 2.7.x on won't use poppler, but the PostScript plugin for importing PDFs. This is a workaround until the next stable version poppler 0.20 which will be based off xpdf-3.03 (or later), thusly GPLv2/GPLv3 dual-licensed and compatible again.
 
 
 
While APIs used by external plugins should be backwards-compatible, I'll rebuild packages using GIMP libraries (i.e. having GIMP plugins) against the current (not yet stable) version 2.7.4 and against the stable version when it's there, just to be on the safe side. These are the affected (source) packages:
 
 
 
* GREYCstoration: deebs
 
* gimp-fourier-plugin: fabiand
 
* gimp-lqr-plugin: slankes
 
* gimp-resynthesizer: ewan
 
* gimpfx-foundry: rvinyard
 
* gutenprint: twaugh - jpopelka
 
* mathmap: rnorwood
 
* ufraw: nphilipp
 
* xsane: nphilipp
 
 
 
I plan to do the first round of rebuilds tomorrow, so if there's any reason why I shouldn't rebuild one of these, or you want to rebuild a package by yourself, speak up ;-).
 
 
 
Nils"
 
 
 
<references/>
 
 
 
===== evolution-data-server 3.3.3 soname version bump in rawhide =====
 
 
 
Milan Crha announced<ref>http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/devel-announce/2011-December/000871.htmll</ref>:
 
 
 
"Hi,
 
 
 
Just a note that the upcoming release of evolution-data-server 3.3.3 contains soname version bumps for libcamel and libedatacal, as of today. The release is planned for the next week.
 
 
 
I'll rebuild broken deps packages the next day after the update lands to the rawhide, at least those I've commit rights to (it'll be definitely sooner than the last time).
 
Bye,
 
Milan"
 
 
 
<references/>
 
 
 
===== An update on critical path packages =====
 
 
 
[[User:Notting|Bill Nottingham]] announced<ref>http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/devel-announce/2011-December/000868.html</ref>:
 
 
 
"As of this week, bodhi is using the Fedora Package Database to determine the critical path package list.
 
 
 
As part of this effort, the critical path package lists have been regenerated for Fedora 15, Fedora 16, and rawhide. Various errors in the generation process have been fixed, causing the critical path package list to change.
 
 
 
If you have any questions about why a package you maintain is or isn't in the critical path, feel free to open a ticket with rel-eng at:
 
 
 
* https://fedorahosted.org/rel-eng/
 
 
 
Bill, on behalf of rel-eng & FESCo"
 
 
 
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=== Fedora Events ===
 
 
 
The purpose of event is to build a global Fedora events calendar, and to identify responsible Ambassadors for each event. The event page is laid out by quarter and by region. Please maintain the layout, as it is crucial for budget planning.
 
Events can be added to this page whether or not they have an Ambassador owner. Events without an owner are not eligible for funding, but being listed allows any Ambassador to take ownership of the event and make it eligible for funding.
 
In plain words, Fedora events are the exclusive and source of marketing, learning and meeting all the fellow community people around you. So, please mark your agenda with the following events to consider attending or volunteering near you!
 
 
 
====Upcoming Events (December 2011 - May 2012)====
 
* North America (NA)<ref>http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Events#FY12_Q4_.28December_2011_-_February_2012.29</ref>
 
* Central & South America (LATAM): <ref>http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Events#FY13_Q1_.28March_2012_-_May_2012.29</ref>
 
* Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA)<ref>http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Events#FY12_Q4_.28January_2012_-_March_2012.29</ref>
 
* India, Asia, Australia (India/APJ)<ref>http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Events#FY12_Q4_.28December_2011_-_February_2012.29_2</ref>
 
  
 
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* [[Event reports]] -- guidelines and suggestions.
 
* [[Event reports]] -- guidelines and suggestions.
 
* [[FedoraEvents/LinuxEvents| LinuxEvents]] -- a collection of calendars of Linux events.
 
* [[FedoraEvents/LinuxEvents| LinuxEvents]] -- a collection of calendars of Linux events.
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===Fedora Press Releases===
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Fedora press releases will be found at the link:
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http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Fedora_press_archive#Fedora_Press_Releases

Latest revision as of 11:18, 31 August 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 and Month

[Guidelines Change] Changes to the Packaging Guidelines

  • Contributor: [[User:Spot|Tom Callaway][1]
  • Posted Date: Wed Aug 1 19:28:57 UTC 2012[2]

"A new section has been added to the SysV Initscripts section, discussing the proper use of subsys locking. Even though Fedora packages should no longer be using SysV Initscripts as a primary service mechanism, Red Hat Enterprise Linux and EPEL do. Additionally, Red Hat points partners to the Fedora Guidelines when they build for RHEL. [3]

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The review guidelines now reflect the use of sha256sum (instead of md5sum) to confirm upstream source integrity. [4]

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The PHP Packaging guidelines have been updated to include guidance about when it is appropriate to have an explicit Requires on httpd & mod_php, how to handle explicit Requires on PHP extensions, and how to handle a Requires for a minimum PHP version. [5] [6] [7]

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A new section on Macros has been added to the Packaging Guidelines, covering Packaging of Additional RPM Macros. [8]

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A new section on the Documentation= field in systemd unit files (F17+) has been added. [9]

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A short section on the Group tag in Fedora packages has been added. All current versions of Fedora (and their respective RPM versions) treat the Group tag as optional. Packages may include a Group: field for compatibility with EPEL, but are not required to do so. [10]

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The RHEL conditionalization has been removed from the Python3 example spec file, as it is no longer valid. [11]

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These guidelines (and changes) were approved by the Fedora Packaging Committee (FPC).

Many thanks to Remi Collet, David Malcolm, Vit Ondruch, Lennart Poettering, Michael Scherer, Dave Sullivan, and all of the members of the FPC, for assisting in drafting, refining, and passing these guidelines.

As a reminder: The Fedora Packaging Guidelines are living documents! If you find something missing, incorrect, or in need of revision, you can suggest a draft change. The procedure for this is documented here: [12]"

Enclosure: Here is one late change to the Fedora Packaging Guidelines:[13] [14] [15]

FUDCon Paris Updates: Subsidy requests opening, hotel reminders

  • Contributor: Fedora Project Leader-[[User:Rbergero|Robyn Bergeron][1]
  • Posted Date: Fri Aug 3 17:00:53 UTC 2012[2]

"Greetings! (...or perhaps I should say.... bonjour!)

I'd like to share a few reminders and announcements regarding the upcoming FUDCon in Paris, France, on October 13-15, 2012.

If you are planning to attend FUDCon and need a travel subsidy to do so, the ticketing system is now open for those requests. Requests will be accepted through August 15, 2012. Please note that funding requests without a ticket will not be considered. Preference will be given to attendees from the EMEA region who are actively contributing to Fedora, and have detailed their participation plans for FUDCon in their request.

To place a subsidy request, please follow these steps:

1: Pre-register at [3] - and put an X in the $$$ column 2: Read about the funding request process and place a funding request ticket in the FUDCon-planning ticket tracker here: [4]

Additionally, a few notes regarding the hotel in Paris:

There are other events in Paris during this time period; most notably, our first day of FUDCon will be taking place at the Open World Forum conference, on the day in which the public is encouraged to participate in and learn about open source projects. OWF had nearly 2000 attendees last year. Accordingly, rooms might be in short supply as we approach FUDCon; please, book your hotel as soon as possible, not only for affordability purposes, but also so that you have a bed to sleep in. :)

We currently have a rate of EUR81 per night at the ibis Paris La Vilette Cite des Sciencesfor the nights of the 12th, 13th, and 14th of October. However, this rate will expire at the end of August, and any remaining rooms in our block will expire.

For instructions on booking your hotel, please read the Lodging/Hotel section of the FUDCon: Paris wiki: [5]"

Fedora Infrastructure announces status.fedoraproject.org

  • Contributor: Fedora Infrastructure Leader-[[User:Kevin|Kevin Fenzi ][1]
  • Posted Date: Thu Aug 30 20:31:24 UTC 2012[2]

"I'm happy to announce the general availability of our status.fedoraproject.org site.

This site provides an easy way for Fedora contributors and users to check on the status of services provided by Fedora Infrastructure.

The site auto reloads every minute, and also provides a rss feed at [3].

If you run into a problem or issue that is not reflected at status.fedoraproject.org, please do report it to us in #fedora-admin on irc.freenode.net or via ticket at [4] We update the site status information manually so we need to be aware of the issue in order to keep the site accurate.

As with everything in Fedora Infrastructure, this application is open source. Source is available from: [5] and is released under a GPLv2+ license.

This application is hosted at the link[6] to avoid any issues with outages in our infrastructure affecting status reporting. "

Beats are open!

  • Contributor: Fedora Docs Leader-[[User:Bcotton|Ben Cotton][1]
  • Posted Date: Tue Aug 28 15:35:59 UTC 2012[2]

"The Release Notes beats for Fedora 18 are now open: [3]

If you're looking for a way to dip your toes in the water, so to speak, writing a beat is a great way to get started. If you're a regular, don't forget about the checkBeat program: [4]

As a reminder, the wiki drafts of beats are due on 12 September."

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.
  • Tools changes that affect developers.
  • Schedule changes
  • Freeze reminders

Unacceptable Types of Announcements

  • Periodic automated reports (violates the INFREQUENT rule)
  • Discussion
  • Anything else not mentioned above

New bodhi release in production

  • Contributor: [[User:Lmacken|Luke Macken ][1]
  • Posted Date: Thu Aug 9 21:53:41 UTC 2012[2]

"A new release of Bodhi has just been deployed to production. [3]

Bugs and enhancement requests can be filed here: [4]

Major changes in bodhi 0.9.2


  • fedmsg support! Bodhi now fires off messages for various events that occur. Join #fedora-fedmsg to see it in action. (Ralph Bean)
  • Re-organized the links on the front page, and link to the new Update Feedback Guidelines
  • The submitter of an update can no longer effect the karma (Till Maas)
  • Fix duplicate status change email notifications. (Till Maas)
  • Mention age of updates in testing digest mails (Till Maas)
  • Support e-mail threading in notification e-mails (Till Maas)
  • Add X-Bodhi mail headers (Till Maas)
  • Gracefully handle private bugs (Cole Robinson)
  • Set the default request for new updates to 'testing' in the web form
  • Fix a bug in our critpath policy that occurs when a critical path update to a pre-release reaches the minimum amount of time in testing, but is unable to push to stable.
  • Fixed the input box alignment in the login box (Kalpa Welivitigoda)


Full list of changes since 0.8.7


Kalpa Welivitigoda (1):

     fixed input box alignment issue in login box #579

Luke Macken (25):

     Convert our tags_url to a byte string before passing it to urlgrabber.
     Add a script to detect when older builds become the 'latest' in stable
     Update our test suite to reproduce ticket [ticket:683]
     Fix a bug in our critpath policy ([ticket:683]).
     Set the default request for new updates to 'testing'
     Clean up EOL buildroot overrides in our rmrelease tool (bz#818617)
     Fix a busted unit test (test_push_EPEL_critpath_before_tested)
     Add pkg_resources __requires__ hacks to bodhi tools to mitigate version

conflicts

     Handle the case where a release doesn't have any overrides
     Change our X-Bodhi-Update-Release header to use the short name
     Apply a modified patch from Cole Robinson to gracefully handle private bugs (#639605)
     Update our unit tests to assume submitters cannot alter karma
     Merge branch 'bodhi1-fedmsg' into feature/bodhi1-fedmsg
     Merge branch 'feature/bodhi1-fedmsg' into develop
     Fix a typo in the metrics tool
     Fix a typo in the new mail headers
     Re-organize our links, and add one to the new update feedback guidelines
     Clean up stray buildroot overrides
     Version bump for 0.9.2
     Our build script uses bz2
     Merge branch 'release/0.9.2'

Mathieu Bridon (6):

     Have bodhi-init create all the tables
     masher: Fix the comparison
     masher: Reuse variable
     setup: Fix the Turbogears version requirement
     Don't version control auto-generated files
     setup: Add missing dependencies

Ralph Bean (19):

     Sending messages with fedmsg.
     No longer using fedmsg schema/validation.
     fedmsg.ini -> fedmsg-config.py
     More detail in the update.complete message.
     More concise send_message calls.
     Ignore dev db.
     Merge branch 'master' into bodhi1-fedmsg
     Updates for the latest fedmsg.  Getting tests passing.
     Merge branch 'master' into bodhi1-fedmsg
     Ignore mashing fedora file.
     Fixed what I think is a regression in login template.
     Merge branch 'master' into bodhi1-fedmsg
     Update to test fedmsg config.  Work with both tests and under WSGI.
     Version bump for fedmsg in staging.
     Only send the comment with a comment is added, not the whole update.
     Using a "bodhi" user/group for mod_wsgi.
     fedmsg+ssl changes to bodhi.spec.
     Use modern fedmsg config format.
     Disable message signing for bodhi tests.

Till Maas (8):

     Add X-Bodhi mail headers
     Support e-mail threading in notification e-mails
     Mention age of updates in testing digest mails
     Use format string instead of string concatenation
     Import exceptions from sqlite3
     Remove files used by mercurial
     model.py: Change karma from Submitter to 0
     Fix notification on automatic status change"

Build F-18 collection packages for all language translators

  • Contributor: Fedora Infrastructure Leader-[[User:Noriko|Noriko Mizumoto][1]
  • Posted Date: Thu Aug 30 09:17:01 UTC 2012[2]

"Hi Fedora package maintainers

Please build and push your package with latest translation file (e.g. pull from Transifex/Zanata) for L10N QA test BY THIS FRIDAY 2012-08-31. Your packages with latest translation will be composed into test live image on 3-Sep Monday. Then various language translators worldwide will test the image in their own languages. Any issue will be filed as bug. This is only one chance for translators to check and modify Localization quality of your packages by checking UI, and we need your help.

Thank you so much.

noriko Fedora Localization Project"

Fedora 18 Alpha to slip by another one week

  • Contributor: [[User:JaroslavReznik|Jaroslav Reznik][1]
  • Posted Date: Thu Aug 30 23:26:35 UTC 2012[2]

"Today at Go/No-Go meeting it was decided to slip Fedora 18 Alpha release by one week due to remaining open blocker bugs[3] and incomplete test matrices for Alpha [4][5][6]. Meeting's full log is at [7].

As a result, ALL MAJOR MILESTONES, and their dependent tasks, will be pushed out by one week.

The next Go/No-Go meeting is on Thursday Sep 06, same place but different time (19:00 UTC, 3 PM EDT, 21:00 CEST

  1. fedora-meeting).

If you have an accepted blocker bug, please try to fix it as soon as possible to help us with Fedora 18 Alpha release!"


Fedora Events

The purpose of Fedora Event is to build a global Fedora events calendar, and to identify responsible Ambassadors for each event. The event page is laid out by quarter and by region. Please maintain the layout, as it is crucial for budget planning and press releases.

Upcoming Events (September 2012 - November 2012)

  • North America (NA)[1]
  • Central & South America (LATAM)[2]
  • Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA)[3]
  • India, Asia, Australia (India/APJ)[4]

Guideline to write Fedora Press Releases[5]

Past Events

Archive of Past Fedora Events[1]

Additional information

  • Reimbursements -- reimbursement guidelines.
  • Budget -- budget for the current quarter (as distributed by FAMSCo).
  • Sponsorship -- how decisions are made to subsidize travel by community members.
  • Organization -- event organization, budget information, and regional responsibility.
  • Event reports -- guidelines and suggestions.
  • LinuxEvents -- a collection of calendars of Linux events.

Fedora Press Releases

Fedora press releases will be found at the link: http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Fedora_press_archive#Fedora_Press_Releases