Dear Fedora user,
All the French Fedora Team is glad to announce you the creation of the
association of the French speaking Fedora users.
We will need your help to drive this project where all the users of
Fedora are working for the same goal, the promotion of Fedora.
Why an association ?
* In order to promote Free software in general and the Fedora
distribution in particular. This promotion will lead to the creation of
support for the Fedora promotion, from simple flyers to CD/DVD for the
installation of Fedora.
* To support our website, one of the most important tool for the French
* An association helps to increase the presence of the French community
and gives more weight to his talk, indeed an association has more
credibility in front of its partners, ie Fedora project, Red Hat or
You should notice that the association has no link with the Fedora
project itself or Red Hat. The project has been informed of the
creation of the association but did not encourage it or support it in
What are the goals of the association ?
* Promote free software around a central element: the GNU/Linux
* Promote Fedora on different associations and events or meetings.
* Create a network integrating users and developers of the Fedora
What are our resources ?
* The French ambassador team, localized all around France, involved in
different Linux User Group and other association.
* The dues from our members.
* The sell of goodies (T-shirts, mugs, hat...) should financially help
to the association.
Who is at the head of the association ?
The member of the board are:
President: Thomas Canniot (MrTom)
Vice-president: Armel Kermorvant (armelk)
Treasurer: Johan Cwiklinski (trashy)
Secretary: Guillaume Kulakowski (llaumgui)
Other members of the board:
Maxime Carron (Pingoomax)
Thierry Delmonte (Titax)
Charles Vinchon (littlecharly)
All are Fedora ambassador.
Why becoming a member ?
* Because you wish to be imply in the association's activities.
* Because you wish to financially support the association to promote
the distribution GNU/Linux Fedora and Free Software, without being
actively involved in these actions.
* Because you can become a member from 10 euros.
Who can become a member ?
The association accepts all French speaking people who wish to help the
promotion of the Free software and the GNU/Linux distribution Fedora.
How to become a member ?
We invite you to have a look at the procedure described on the
association's website http://asso.fedora-fr.org/Comment_devenir_membre
How to do a simple donation ?
If you wish to do a simple donation, you can have a look at the website
How to be involved in the Association actions ?
One of the first goal of the association is to create support for the
Fedora promotion during different the events and meetings. If you wish
to be involved, actually there are several projects for which we are
looking for help:
* Small books presenting Fedora
We are also looking for partners to create Fedora CDs/DVDs.
Where to find information about the association ?
One website for all information, http://asso.fedora-fr.org
All the team of Fedora-fr association is available to answer your
questions and help you to lead your projects.
The Fedora Unity Project is proud to announce the release of new ISO
Re-Spins (DVD and CD Sets) of Fedora 7. These Re-Spin ISOs are based on
Fedora 7 and all updates released as of September 12th, 2007. The ISO
images are available for i386 and x86_64 architectures via jigdo
starting Friday, September 28th, 2007. We have included CD Image sets
for those in the Fedora community that do not have DVD drives or burners
Fedora Unity has taken up the Re-Spin task to provide the community with
the chance to install Fedora with recent updates already included.
These updates might otherwise comprise more than 700MiB of downloads for
a default install. This is a community project, for and by the
community. You can contribute to the community by joining our test process.
If you are interested in helping with the testing or mirroring efforts,
please contact the Fedora Unity team. Contact information is available
at http://fedoraunity.org/ or the #fedora-unity channel on the Freenode
IRC Network (irc.freenode.net).
Go to http://spins.fedoraunity.org/ to get the bits!
To report bugs in the Re-Spins please use http://bugs.fedoraunity.org/
Fedora is a trademark of Red Hat, Inc.
Robert 'Bob' Jensen
Fedora Unity Founder
We have two options for the Fedora 8 codename, and you get to help
decide which we use!
https://admin.fedoraproject.org/voting/vote.cgi is the URL to cast your vote. Log in with your Fedora Account name and password. As long as you belong to at least one group in the Fedora Account System, you can cast your vote.
Voting will end and be tallied at Oct, 5, 23:59:59 UTC.
Fedora -- All my bits are free, are yours?
Batten down the hatches, Fedora 8 Test 2 spotted just over the port
A veritable "sea" of choices await you in this release. First up is
the "Fedora" installable 'choose your own adventure' style set of isos
and trees for i386, x86_64, and ppc(64). Next up we have a variety of
* Fedora Live (i686, x86_64, ppc) - A good general use Desktop live
image. i686 even fits on a CD!
* Fedora KDE Live (i686, x86_64) - A Desktop based on the KDE software
suite. i686 even fits on a CD!
* Fedora Developer Live (i686) - A Live image designed for software
* Fedora Electronic Lab (FEL) Live (i686) - A live image designed for
engineers working on electronics. Fits on a CD!
Remember that these Live images can be used on USB meida via the
'livecd-iso-to-disk' utility available in the livecd-tools package.
Test 2 is for "beta" users. This is the time where we have more
features in a "testable" state where the more people using them and the
more feedback we get the better. So please help us make Fedora 8 as
good as we can!
Work in progress release notes for this test release can be found in
the Fedora wiki: http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/F8Test2/ReleaseNotes
Road Map And Release Schedule
This is the second test release of the Fedora 8 release, which
is scheduled for November 8, 2007.
For further information see http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/8/
How to get it:
DVD and network installation are available. We also offer a few
different varieties of installable Live media.
For those of you already running rawhide, all you need to do is yum update.
You may already have packages newer than Test 2 installed.
Bug reporting and tracking:
The Release Engineering and QA teams keep track of bugs that are
considered release blockers. You can see that list here:
In addition, a list of non-blocker bugs that should be fixed for Fedora
8 if possible can be found here:
Please check these lists before reporting new bugs!
Fedora -- All my bits are free, are yours?
We now have a new mailing list available at
http://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/fedora-india for communication
and collaboration between a growing list of Indian contributors to the
We intend to use this mailing list for increasing and strengthening the
existing contributors and contributions from India, mentoring, promoting
Fedora, event coordination and regional help.
If you are a contributor or interested in being one, be it Packaging,
Documentation, L10N or anything else, join in and say Hi. If you are a
end user interested in the discussions, you are welcome too.
Recap and full IRC transcript found here:
Please make corrections and clarifications to the wiki page.
== News Update From F13 ==
* Test2 is on the way to mirrors
* rawhide is now back to being rawhide unfrozen
* minimal buildroots have been adjusted (util-linux-ng is back,
perl(-devel) not listed)
* have a list of names for F8--need to followup with legal
* we should really go after the broken deps and upgrade paths a week
or two before the test3 freeze
* when are we supposed to turn off new packages for FC6?
* FC6 gets shut down one month after F8, do we turn off new packages
* I'm working on the signing server stuff, and making good progress.
I updated the Spec page for it and moved it into
* hope to have something reasonable for a code drop in a git module
or something by the end of this week. Right now things like gpg key and
passphrase are hardcoded so I don't want to commit that anywhere right
== Miscellaneous ==
* The EOL policy is clearly stale/out-out-date, something FESCo
should probably clarify/update.
* Should we do freezes and and snapshots differently for F9 and beyond?
== IRC Transcript ==