Thank you for this info, I'm planning several short presentations about
Fedora Project at the University of Galati, Romania, and I did not know from
where / how to get Fedora 11 CDs / DVDs.
One of the last events this year in Europe will be the LinuxDay  at
Some more details about the event:
Date: 27. November 2010 (2010-11-27)
Time: 09.00 till 18.00
Location: HTL Dornbirn, A-6851 Dornbirn (near the Swiss, the German, and
the Austria border, right beside the Bodensee.)
Deadline CfP: 26. September 2010
It's a small one-day event with a nice social event in the evening. The
audience is mixed (from novice to pros) and often it's not very crowed
(perhaps 200 visitors).
There is a wiki page  available. Please take the ownership or add
yourself as a booth person.
This is a gentle reminder about swag / media production for F14.
This is regions specific, but if your region is going to get swags or
media done, please plan for it.
According to the schedule, we also need to know who is Point of
Contact for each region for doing this job and how much budget you
Please open a ticket for the same with your regional TRAC or FAmSCo trac.
Hi fellow ambassadors in the EMEA region,
it's time to think about the media production for F14, in fact, we are
already late. The deadline for telling the design team which sleeves to
produce was on Monday.
Some observations from the F13 cycle:
* We produced more money than ever before (6000 in total)
* We already distributed nearly all media. ATM all events in the
wiki for Q3 already received the media they need.
* We managed to ship (300 to Kenya, 200 to Nigeria, 300 to Benin,
100 to Mauritius)
* We did spins (Xfce and LXDE) for the first time. We'll have to
revisit if they were a success.
* Shipping to anchor points in several countries for for further
distribution seems efficient, but having more than one anchor
seems inefficient: When we are running out of media, one has
only GNOME while the other has KDE and the next has Install
1. How much money can we spend? I opened a ticket in FAMSCO's trac
and they will discuss my request in the next meeting. For F13 we
had 4600 US$ + 1000US$ for Africa = 5600 US$ in total, but I
don't think we've spent it all. Sascha, what was the exact
2. Should we reserve a special amount of media for Africa again?
3. Given that we have the same budget as in the F13 cycle, should
we go with the same numbers again?
4. Should we do LXDE and Xfce again? ATM we have a lot of Xfce left
but only very little LXDE. Small batches are more expensive.
5. Should we revisit the media process again? For the future, we
should start earlier, thus I suggest to align the process with
the Alpha and Beta releases as already proposed in .
6. How can we speed up the process in order to have media already
for release events?
7. Can we optimize the media distribution? Although I like the
concept of anchor points in different countries/regions, we IMHO
need one (!) master distributor that has a large pool of media
to make sure all different media are available. This person
needs to be able to pay with one of the new Red Hat debit cards
because his shipping costs will be to high.
I would like to discuss these questions in the ambassadors meeting,
22:00 UTC in #fedora-meeting (less than an hour from now).
http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/ambassadors/2010-March/013967.html at the bottom
I have begun thinking about media production, and I would like to suggest
something that wasn't in sight so far as I know. Maybe this isn't true, but
if we could spare some money, then it could be worthy. I don't know there is
a possibility to create multiboot discs - but this is something that really
could be a hit. Why?
How about to have an such discs where the media contains not only one
desktop environment, else at least 4 of it... 4 LiveCD, the primary leading
spins including with gnome based version with an common GRUB packed onto
*one* bootable DVD. This could provide more wide spectrum to our users, with
this (possibly) also reduced the amount of discs, and smaller natural
footprint (less trash). Also could be an option to reduce this when we
choose for storage 8 cm MiniDVD's, and smaller packaging. I know this is
less storage for our packages - but 2.8 Gigs it's still enough for a bunch
of spins, or alternates.
If I continue this thoughts, this could result also an collectible version
of Fedora where an 2 discs booklet contains at least 8 (yes eight) bootable
and installable Fedora taste altogether. What do you think guys?
PS: I know that we keep CD-s for the most biggest compatibility, but
reducing the produced amount maybe gives back cash..... and DVD readers
nowadays are also cheap....
These features have been accepted by the Fedora Engineering Steering
the Fedora 14 Release.
The beta release of Fedora 14 is available for download, Red Hat Release
in an e-mail to the Fedora developer mailing list on Sept. 28.
"Mark your calendars, and get ready to break out and have some fun: Fedora
14 will launch in early November," Gilmore wrote. The beta is the
distribution's last development build before its official release
The Fedora 14 "Laughlin" release features the
Protocol for Independent Computing Environments) framework, a tool for
creating virtual desktops. SPICE offers encryption, accelerates
two-dimensional graphics, supports audio playback and recording, and detects
video with MJPEG streaming within a virtual environment. The framework also
comes with a library of X Windows, Windows XP, Windows Live and Windows 7
Fedora 14 is based on the Linux Kernel 2.6.35, which provides direct I/O
support for btrfs (b-tree file system) graphic stacks improvements and the
ability to spread incoming network loads across CPUs. Ubuntu's current beta,
Maverick Maven, is also on the same kernel.
The distribution has updates for several programming languages, including
support for D, Python 2.7 and Perl 5.12. Rakudo
early implementation of the Perl 6 specification, is also included.
System admins can look forward to extended utilities for remote or
powered-off management of servers using the IPMI (Intelligent Platform
Management Interface) protocol.
The Fedora Engineering Steering
on Sept. 14 and decided to remove the next-generation systemd session
management as default from Fedora 14 "to give more time to fix small issues
and docs and general polish." Instead, Fedora 14 will return to the Upstart
and SystemV init defaults.
Testing will continue with systemd, which offers faster startup and
on-demand loading and unloading of services, to be included in Fedora 15,
expected in April or May 2011. The beta includes a tech preview of systemd
for administrators interested in checking out the tool.
Laughlin includes KDE's Plasma Desktop 4.5 and GNOME Desktop 2.32, and
offers alternative environments such as Sugar and MeeGo, <http://meego.com/> a
visually rich netbook user interface from a project jointly sponsored by
Intel and Nokia.
Developers can expect enhanced and improved graphics handling, such as JPEG
compression and decompression for faster loading and saving of images.
During a Fedora Graphics Test Week, testers and beta users are encouraged to
focus on video driver support. Sept. 28 testing will focus on the
open-source Nouveau driver for Nvidia chips, Sept. 29 testing on Radeon
hardware and Sept. 30 testing on Intel GPUs.
There are 20 new features in Laughlin, which is about half the number of new
features that were in Fedora 12 ("Constantine") and 13 ("Goddard"). Removing
systemd contributed to the much smaller list of new features.
The beta's features are mostly complete and only critical bug fixes will be
pushed as updates before the general release.
Fedora 14 is named after Nobel Laureate and physicist Robert Laughlin,
professor of Physics and Applied Physics at Stanford University. The members
of The Fedora Project, a worldwide community of more than 20,000
collaborators, selected the code name by popular vote.
These features have been accepted by the Fedora Engineering Steering
the Fedora 14 Release.<ref>https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/F14_release_events
Thanks & Regards,
Fedora Ambassador Bangladesh