The Board is holding its monthly public meeting on Tuesday, 12 August
2008, at 1800 UTC on IRC Freenode. The public is invited to do the
* Join #fedora-board-meeting to see the Board's conversation. This
channel is read-only for non-Board members.
* Join #fedora-board-public to discuss topics and post questions. This
channel is read/write for everyone.
The moderator will direct questions from the #fedora-board-public
channel to the Board members at #fedora-board-meeting. This shouldlimit
confusion and make sure our logs are useful to everyone.
The Board has set aside one meeting of each month as a public "town
hall" style meeting. We are *still* hoping to hold an audio-based
meeting at some point in the near future using some of the new resources
being developed by the Infrastructure team. More news on this will be
forthcoming. We look forward to seeing you at the meeting.
Paul W. Frields
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A brief notice can also be found on the main website
did not make sense for a number of reasons. Fedora now has its own
went through a public review process on the fedora-advisory-board
mailing list, and was approved by the Fedora Board on August 5th, 2008.
This new policy defines that more of your "Personal Information" is
public by default. This will make things much easier for the daily
workings of Fedora, however, if you wish for this "Publicly Available
Personal Information" to be kept private, it is possible to do so in the
Fedora Account System.
It also enables us to be able to generate useful statistics about
Fedora's ongoing progress. Last, but not least, it got rid of a lot of
useless wording and confusing text about transactions and Red Hat
services which are not applicable to Fedora.
free to email me.
Tom "spot" Callaway, Fedora Legal
In an ongoing effort to prevent premature kitten death, the Fedora
Project is ecstatic to present the availability of Fedora 10 (Cambridge)
Alpha. Test now, make it better now, keep Cambridge on schedule, and
protect the kittens in the future.
The Alpha release provides the first opportunity for the wider community
to become involved with the testing of rawhide:
* Alpha represents a sanitized snapshot of rawhide, Fedora's
development branch, which undergoes rapid changes before
becoming the next major release.
* The Alpha should boot on the majority of systems, and provides:
* A look at what new features are to be included in the
* A way to provide feedback and bug reports to help ensure
that the next release is as good as possible
Fedora 10 features
Some highlights of Fedora 10 Alpha:
* Many improvements, bugfixes, and enhancements from upstream
* New graphical boot environment
* Wireless connection sharing
* Audio improvements to remove glitches
* Security audit tool
* Improved webcam support
* Better IR remote control support
* RPM 4.6
For more information:
What to test
Test status is being tracked here:
Check out this page before reporting problems, including looking through
the bug trackers as linked on that page.
For a more detailed list of installation tests:
Get the Alpha
The Alpha release is available both through the mirroring system and via
For direct http access to a local mirror:
For a list of mirrors carrying the content and the various protocols
To find ways you can help and participate, visit:
Fedora -- Freedom² is a feature!
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