This page documents how to update the distroblog area on the Linux.com site, and criteria for posts to include on that feed.
What type of post makes a good candidate for this feed? It should be something well written and generally positive in tone, that:
- promotes a Fedora pre-release or final release,
- promotes a specific feature or contribution that Fedora makes to free software,
- discusses the philosophy of the Fedora Project and encourages people to participate in Fedora, or
- provides useful news that has a significant impact on a broad range of users.
A combination of these factors makes a post even more significant. A post that discusses progress on a specific team is just as good as a post concerning the Fedora Project in general, provided that the information is explained well and encourages participation and contribution.
- Get a WordPress.com account. It is free and of course the software running WordPress.com is free as well. This is a temporary measure and will not be required once we use Fedora Insight for this purpose.
- Notify a current maintainer so that your new WordPress account can be added to the list of maintainers for the FedoraLDC WordPress blog.
- Apply for membership to the fedoraldc group in FAS.
- Ensure that you have uploaded a SSH public key. You can provide this key, typically saved on your computer as
~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub, by editing your FAS account details. More information on making this key is found on this page.
Updating the feed
- Login to your fedorapeople.org via SSH, then change directory as shown below:
ssh fedorapeople.org cd ~pfrields/ldc-submitposts
- Run the submission program:
python submitposts.pyYou can approve specific posts based on their title.