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Fedora Weekly News Issue 133

Welcome to Fedora Weekly News Issue 133 for the week ending July 5, 2008.

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Planet Fedora

In this section, we cover the highlights of Planet Fedora - an aggregation of blogs from Fedora contributors worldwide.

Contributing Writer: Max Spevack

Func and Certmaster 0.20 Released

Michael DeHaan announced on his blog[1] that Func and Certmaster have both just seen new releases.

"This showcases significantly improved asynchronous support as well as the future of Funcweb. We should also have multi-overlord delegation for extra-large (read: global) setups implemented pretty soon. More releases short start following at greater frequency."

He also included links to the official project pages, for anyone who desires more information.


Transifex receives some updates

Diego Búrigo Zacarão wrote on his blog about two improvements to Transifex.

"We have a quite stable version of Transifex using:

   * SQLAlchemy 0.4.6
   * Genshi 0.5
   * ToscaWidgets 0.9.2
   * TurboGears"[1]

Also, i18n support in Transifex has been split into two different potfiles[2]. "All strings related with the source code will be stored in the 'po/view/' directory and strings coming from database, into the 'po/data/'."



Inkscape tutorials

Ryan Lerch has posted three new Inkscape tutorials on his blog[1].

"After a month or so of laziness, i have finally updated the inkscape tutorials blog with 3 fresh tutorials for all to try!"


New Fedora business cards

Ian Weller has been working on a new design for Fedora business cards[1].

"List of changes:

   * Added “infinity | freedom | voice” to front
   * Added “” to front
   * Removed GPG key fingerprint
   * Moved Fedora logo to top and inverse on blue bar
   * Created blue bars at top and bottom
   * Removed back"


Bug Triage meeting

John Poelstra wrote on his blog[1]:

"Our weekly bug triage meeting hasn't happened for several weeks and we'd like to resume them again. Some of us were tied up with other things and some people were unable to make the time. Also after having a few meetings with one or two people it seemed unclear how best to proceed.

So... we know there are a lot of people interested in bug triage but past meeting attendance hasn't been good so we'd like to try and fix that. At least two or three people sign up for the 'fedorabugs' group every day so there is a disconnect there somewhere we need to fix. And if you think weekly meetings aren’t the way to go and there is a better way to proceed please put it forward."



In this section, we cover the Fedora Marketing Project.

Contributing Writer: Pascal Calarco

Fedora 9 & KDE 4 review

Rahul Sundaram forwarded [1] a recent review of Fedora 9 with KDE 4 [2], which summarized, "[w]e recommend Fedora 9 and the KDE that comes with it, not to the average user, people switching to Fedora or to Linux itself for that matter, but to past Fedora and KDE users, that would like to play around with the latest and greatest to the Fedora Linux distribution."

[1] [2]

Acer's Linpus Linux Lite Features Fedora

Rahul Sundaram forwarded a review of Acer's new ultraportable, who's operating system is based on Fedora 8. The article notes, "Fedora has managed to avoid shabby deals with Microsoft and playing fast and loose with Kernel source code and the GPL. At last, a version of GNU/Linux on an ultra portable you can use with a clear conscience."

[1] [2]

FedoraTV is Ready To Go!

Jonathan Roberts announced [1] this week that the FedoraTV hosted site [2] is ready for further review and content submissions. He added, "Any FAS account holders can login, file a ticket with information about a video/audio they want to submit for the feed, and we can respond openly and hold any discussions about whether to include the file or not." Kushal Das responded [3], encouraging everyone to submit their Fedora-related screencasts, podcasts and other video to the new site.

[1] [2] [3]

Software Freedom T-Shirts

Jayme Ayres announced [1] a new graphic design [2] for Software Freedom Day, inspired by discussions amongst Brazilian Fedora Ambassadors, and also pointed to the video produced after the recent Fórum Internacional Software Livre (FISL) meeting in Brazil that recently appeared in Red Hat Magazine [3], and the polo shirts also designed for the event [4]

[1] [2] [3] [4]


In this section, we cover Fedora Ambassadors Project.

Contributing Writer: JeffreyTadlock

Help Wanted: Utah Open Source Conference 2008

Clint Savage posted[1] asking for ambassador help with the Utah Open Source Conference 2008 (August 28 to August 30) at the Salt Lake Community College. If you are in the area, and able to help, please check the mailing list post for additional information.


New LATAM Administrator

Francesco Ugolini announced[1] that Rodrigo Padula has been acknowledged as the LATAM[2] Ambassadors administrator. Rodrigo is a long time Fedora Ambassador and a current member of the Fedora Ambassador Steering Committee. The role includes acting as a bridge for the LATAM community for ambassador resources.


[2] Latin-American Fedora Ambassadors