In a few hours, updates for Fedora 8 and Fedora 9 will start hitting
mirrors. These updates are designed to transition users from our old
repo locations to new locations that have all our updates re-signed with
a new set of keys.
Most users will simply need to apply the offered updates, and later
apply any further updates, and verify/import the new GPG key.
The process to getting new updates is two stage.
Stage 1) Users configured to get updates from existing repos will see a
small set of updates available in the next few hours/days. These
updates include fedora-release, PackageKit, gnome-packagekit, and unique
(for Fedora 8, only fedora-release is offered). These updates should be
applied as soon as possible.
Stage 2) Once the above updates have been applied, your update tools
(yum, PackageKit, pirut) will see a new repository and a larger set of
updates available. This is your new standard flow of updates, that will
continue to see new updates as the lifetime of Fedora 8 and 9 progress.
There will be further milestones in the future that involve redirection
of release package repos to match that of updates, and removing of old
gpg key from rpm trust.
For more details and an FAQ, please see
Fedora -- Freedom² is a feature!
As you well know, we have been working hard to get updates for 8 and 9
flowing again, complete with new package signing keys. Discussion has
been somewhat quiet on this front as we've all had our heads down and
have been working hard toward a solution, one that involves little to no
manual effort on behalf of our users.
Today we've reached a major milestone in this progress. We have done a
successful compose of all the existing and as of yesterday pending
updates for Fedora 8 and Fedora 9, all signed with our new keys. These
updates will soon hit mirrors in a new set of directory locations. What
we don't have quite yet is the updated fedora-release package in the old
updates location that will get you the new keys and the new repo
locations. The last mile testing of this update requires that new
updates be live on the mirrors.
Due to the size of the resigned updates, it may take a good while for
our sync process. This may delay getting the new fedora-release out
until tomorrow, but we'll be working hard on it.
While we're working on this update, we'll also be drafting a FAQ page to
explain to users what it is that we're doing, and hopefully answer some
of the questions that will come up. This document will be living
though, and as you encounter questions yourself, or questions via one of
our many avenues of support (email, IRC, forums, LUGS, etc..) please
help us in growing that document. Announcements regarding the location
of said document and how to help with content will be coming shortly.
We deeply appreciate the enormous magnitude of patience you the greater
community has shown us the Fedora project as we work though these
serious issues. It is a great testament to how wonderful it is to work
in and with the Fedora community.
Fedora -- Freedom² is a feature!
The Board is holding its monthly public meeting on Tuesday, 9 September
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 should limit
confusion and ensure 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
gpg fingerprint: 3DA6 A0AC 6D58 FEC4 0233 5906 ACDB C937 BD11 3717
http://paul.frields.org/ - - http://pfrields.fedorapeople.org/irc.freenode.net: stickster @ #fedora-docs, #fedora-devel, #fredlug
In the past, interested parties could bring matters to the attention of
FESCo in several ways: Mailing the chair, following up to the schedule
posting on the devel list asking for a new topic to be added, or
attending meetings on irc and bringing up the topic at the end of the
meeting in the Open Discussion phase.
While these methods work well for issues that simply need a bit of
discussion and a decision, longer term issues that should be tracked
and discussed further sometimes are forgotten.
To help solve this issue, and to make it easier for folks to bring an
issue before FESCo, I have asked Fedora Infrastructure to setup a trac
instance for FESCo to track tasks and handle new issues.
New issues for FESCo can now be filed at:
Please feel free to file issues there.
Note that FESCo (Fedora Engineering Steering Committee) handles the
process of accepting new features, the acceptance of new packaging
sponsors, Special Interest Groups (SIGs) and SIG Oversight, the
packaging process, handling and enforcement of maintainer issues and
other technical matters related to the distribution and its construction
The echo-icon-theme development team just officially released its first
Echo Monthly News Issue . In this release we cover these sections:
1. New Icons
2. "Huge" icons - 256x256
3. One Canvas Work-Flow
4. Automating the secondary jobs
1. Add a new icon set to Git
2. Setting up Git repository
3. Updating Git repository
4. Creating New Icon from Template
5. RPM package and other issues
5. Echo for Fedora 10?
6. Future plans
7. Request for feedback
Since it's our first release it is not perfect and therefore we will
appreciate any feedback, suggestions for improvement, etc. at the
fedora-art-list and #fedora-art at irc.freenode.net :)