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Fedora Weekly News Issue 127
Welcome to Fedora Weekly News Issue 127 for the week of April 7th, 2008.
In Announcements, we have "Rawhide 20080404 Snapshot Released", "Call for Stories", "Announcement list for Fedora Translation Community", "Purging old Fedora test releases", "Fedora Mirrors Wanted" and "Fedora Unity releases updated Fedora 8 Re-Spin"
We are always looking for more writers to help us deliver timely information to the Fedora community.
In this section, we cover announcements from Fedora Project.
Contributing Writer: ThomasChung
Rawhide 20080404 Snapshot Released
JesseKeating announces in fedora-announce-list ,
"As part of our development schedule, we are releasing a snapshot of Rawhide in Live form. We are releasing these via bittorrent only as it is a much lighter weight method to get bits out the door than to go through our mirroring system."
Call for Stories
PaulFrields announces in fedora-announce-list ,
"We're looking for Fedora Stories -- a person who wants to talk about how Fedora has enabled them to do something interesting or exciting with the innovative technology we provide. We want to use these stories as part of the bigger Marketing Plan for Fedora."
Announcement list for Fedora Translation Community
MarekMahut announces in fedora-announce-list ,
"I would like to inform you about our new announce list for Fedora Localization Project. The email address: email@example.com"
Purging old Fedora test releases
JesseKeating announces in fedora-announce-list ,
"In order to make room for Fedora 9 and future releases, we are purging all the old test releases on download.fedora.redhat.com. Both the Core and post-Core test releases up to but not including Fedora 9 Beta."
Fedora Mirrors Wanted
MattDomsch announces in fedora-announce-list ,
"In preparation for the Fedora 9 release, I would like to add additional public mirrors, particularly in areas where we have large numbers of users, but few mirrors: China, India, Africa, and Brazil among them."
Fedora Unity releases updated Fedora 8 Re-Spin
JeroenVanMeeuwen announces in fedora-announce-list ,
"The Fedora Unity Project is proud to announce the release of new ISO Re-Spins (DVD and CD Sets) of Fedora 8. These Re-Spin ISOs are based on the officially released Fedora 8 installation media and include all updates released as of March 31st, 2008. The ISO images are available for i386, x86_64 and PPC architectures via Jigdo starting Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008."
In this section, we cover Fedora Ambassadors Project.
Contributing Writer: JeffreyTadlock
Fedora Events Budget
MaxSpevack posted two emails [1,2] to the Ambassadors mailing list this week regarding the Fedora Events Budget. This is a big item for Ambassadors as it is how we manage to have funds for the events we attend and represent Fedora for. The first email outlines how the funds are being distributed in the first quarter and what funds have been spent so far. The second email covers events happening in the second quarter and reminds Ambassadors that all events that are to be considered for funding need to be on the Fedora Events  page by May 1st, 2008.
Fedora Ambassador Wall Posters
FrancescoUgolini and NicuBuculei worked together to produce Ambassador Wall posters  based on quotes Francesco gathered last month. The posters look very impressive and add a personal feel to Fedora. They will also make great posters to hang at future Fedora Events.
Fedora and Italian Communities
GianlucaVarisco posted  to the Ambassadors list a proposal for trying to organize the Italian Fedora community more efficiently. Currently there are several sources for information regarding Fedora. Gianluca has suggested finding a way to centralize or organize these resources to promote a stronger Italian Fedora community. If you have ideas for them, please drop by the Ambassador's mailing list and help them out.
Jesse Keating at Northeastern University
The video of JesseKeating speaking at Northeastern University has been posted to Google Video  . Swing by and check the video out - it might provide material and talking points for talks in your region.
Automated Ambassador Stats
FabianAffolter has automated the counting of Ambassadors by region as posted  in the Ambassador mailing list. The details and link to the script are posted in the announcement email. Additional feedback and assistance with gathering these statistics are welcomed.
In this section, we cover discussion in Fedora Advisory Board.
Contributing Writer: MichaelLarabel
Fedora TV Becoming A Reality?
The Fedora Project was previously working with the engineers behind Lulu.TV on creating a "Fedora TV" project, but once this Web 2.0 startup faded away, so did any hopes of Fedora TV actually becoming a reality. However, GregDeKoenigsberg has rejuvenated these video efforts and is looking for advice on setting up this project to distribute Fedora-related videos . The goal of Fedora TV will be to let Fedora users upload videos related to this free software operating system and making it easily accessible to others with distribution via Ogg Theora. The current options for this project range from just using Archive.org videos to setting up Miro on fedoraproject.org
This section, we cover the news surrounding the Fedora Translation (L10n) Project.
Contributing Writer: MarekMahut
Fedora 9 preview Release Notes
MarekMahut informs the community about firstname.lastname@example.org creation.
"The idea is to serve something similar to fedora-announce-list, but only for L10N community. Due to wide distribution of emails through email@example.com, only mailing list moderators can approve posts to this mailing list. At the moment, moderators are same as fedora-trans-list, but this will change once we get our FLSCo. One of responsibility of FLSCo members will be reviewing and approving posts to fedora-trans-announce."
For those interested in L10N Infrastructure Development
AsgeirFrimannsson calls for volunteers interested in Translation Infrastructure developmenet on fedora-trans-list.
"During the L10N IRC meeting yesterday we briefly touched on the pressing need for more volunteers in the maintenance and development of the Fedora L10N infrastructure. We need people with many types of skills."
GSoC 2008: Transifex - Federated architecture
AndreasLouca writes on fedora-trans-list about his participation in Google Summer of Code.
"As part of the Google Summer of Code, I will apply to Fedora project, for an improvement to Transifex. The project title is Transifex: Server-federated architecture, and it was originally suggested by Dimitris Glezos, and this proposal is drafted on top of the ideas we discussed with him earlier."
F9 Countdown Translation
RickyZhou asked on fedora-trans-list for help in translation the Fedora 9 release counter.
"In the spirit of making our website more l10n-friendly, we want to try translating the F9 release counter this time around. Unfortunately, we weren't able to just stuff all of this into a PO file, as the placement of the text may need to be adjusted for different languages."
This section contains the discussion happening on the fedora-infrastructure-list
Contributing Writer: HuzaifaSidhpurwala
xen7 networking issue?
ToshioKuratomi writes on fedora-infrastructure-list 
Some one reported that the wiki was down, on trying to ssh it timed out where as ping was working fine. Later it seemed that someone else was using this ip address. MikeMcGrath found a mac address which was doing this.
MichaelSchwendt writes for fedora-infrastructure-list 
Michael reported that https://fedorahosted.org/fas2/ was not working. Later in the thread someone responded that i has been changed to https://fedorahosted.org/fas. Apart from that a couple of other links have also changed.
Looking for team reps
MikeMcGrath writes for fedora-infrastructure-list 
Mike put out an announcement that he was looking for volunteers and from Ambassadors and translators for the wiki migration.
In this section, we cover Fedora Artwork Project.
Contributing Writer: NicuBuculei
Looking ahead: Fedora 10 Themes
With the Fedora 9 graphics almost done and checked into Rawhide, the Art team does not rest on its laurels, it starts to explore new concepts which can be used in the next version, Fedora 10.
The first with the initiative is AndyFitzsimon who propose reviving or building upon the flying high concept from FC7: "Nothing say infinite freedom like looking to the sky."
FrankMurphy comes  with a concept about waterfalls: "Roar=Voice, Timeless=Infinite, Flowing=Freedom" and MairinDuffy with two concepts  : one based on neon lights "neon being the 10th element in the periodic table of elements", "The link between sulphur and neon would be that they are both elements" and steampunk: "We could come up with some very interesting visual ideas to accompany bathysphere, such as underwater aquatic scenes or we could go for a really really cool steampunk look".
People are enthusiastic about the proposals, MartinSourada create the placeholder page  for Fedora 10 themes, NicuBuculei comes with a couple of original graphic concepts  ,  and a first theme, Gears  , is formally proposed  .
Nodoka evolves for Fedora 10
With work started on desktop art, it also start on the Nodoka metatheme (GTK+, Metacity). Mark comes with a first round of suggestions  and later with a mock-up  , GianPaoloMureddu and MartinSourada with their round of suggestion and questions to further refine the ideas.
A Fedora 9 concept: 9 swirls
AndyFitzsimon comes with an interesting concept for Fedora 9, 9 swirls: "lets illustrate this unified effort through a wave.. a fierce body of water moving with such potential and momentum that it curls up in upon itself.. forming a 9 shape". Too bad it is to late for Fedora 9, as he discover himself quickly  and is also pointed by MairinDuffy  even it the concept had its followers.
In this section, we cover Security Advisories from fedora-package-announce.
Contributing Writer: ThomasChung
Fedora 8 Security Advisories
- phpMyAdmin-220.127.116.11-1.fc8 - https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-April/msg00031.html
- seamonkey-1.1.9-1.fc8 - https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-April/msg00039.html
- centerim-4.22.4-1.fc8 - https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-April/msg00073.html
- mod_suphp-0.6.3-1.fc8 - https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-April/msg00075.html
- gnome-screensaver-2.20.0-11.fc8 - https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-April/msg00078.html
Fedora 7 Security Advisories
- seamonkey-1.1.9-1.fc7 - https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-April/msg00010.html
- mod_suphp-0.6.3-1.fc7 - https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-April/msg00014.html
- gnome-screensaver-2.18.2-3.fc7 - https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-April/msg00020.html
- centerim-4.22.4-1.fc7.1 - https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-April/msg00076.html
- phpMyAdmin-18.104.22.168-1.fc7 - https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-April/msg00080.html
Events and Meetings
In this section, we cover event reports and meeting summaries from various Projects and SIGs.
Contributing Writer: ThomasChung