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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

GSoC : Students application period started

Fedora Ambassador - APAC region and Event Liaison - Design Team: Buddhike Kurera[1] on Mon Mar 26 17:53:07 UTC 2012[2] announced to the Fedora community specially to those who are students about the Google Summer of Code: Students application period started.

"The students application period will be open[3] from today, 26th March 1900 UTC. Interested students can start submitting their applications (proposals) to the Fedora project and google-melange.

Please make sure you complete following on or before the deadline, 06th April, 1900 UTC. Do not wait till the last minute, no late proposals will be entertained by gsoc program admins or Fedora project.

Complete how-to guide on submitting proposals [4] to the Fedora project can be found at wiki [5] and each and every proposal should be submitted via the as well. (get registered with the program if you dont) You should create your proposal on the wiki[6] and send the link to the summer-coding mailing list. One student can submit more than one proposal[7]

but bare mind the quality matters than the quantity.

A template of the application[8] should be followed. Every question should be answered on the application template. Feel free to add anything important and related except the questions noted on the application template. But make sure all the questions on the application template will be answered.

If anything is not clear please do contact me or admins or your mentor. Further please keep in touch with the summer-coding mailing list and GSOC 2012 wiki page[9], important notifications/ notices will be forwarded/ displayed.

Happy Summer Coding !!!"

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

Please pull latest translation, re-package and push to koji for L10N QA test

From Fedora Localization Project Noriko Mizumoto[1] on Thu Mar 1 02:37:44 UTC 2012 announced[2],

"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[1] on Sat Mar 10 23:40:00 UTC 2012 announced[2],


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

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

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.