* 1 Fedora Weekly News Issue 245
o 1.1 Announcements
+ 1.1.1 Fedora Announcement News
# 126.96.36.199 Announcing the release of Fedora 14 Beta!!
* 188.8.131.52.1 What is the Beta Release?
* 184.108.40.206.2 Features
* 220.127.116.11.3 Contributing
+ 1.1.2 Fedora Development News
# 18.104.22.168 Fedora 14 Beta Declared GOLD
* 22.214.171.124.1 Meeting summary
* 126.96.36.199.2 Action Items
* 188.8.131.52.3 Action Items, by person
* 184.108.40.206.4 People Present (lines said)
# 220.127.116.11 libedataserverui soname bump in Fedora 14
# 18.104.22.168 poppler update to 0.15.0 (0.16 alpha)
* 22.214.171.124.1 core:
* 126.96.36.199.2 glib:
* 188.8.131.52.3 qt4:
* 184.108.40.206.4 build system:
* 220.127.116.11.5 utils:
* 18.104.22.168.6 cpp:
# 22.214.171.124 Fedora Updates Policy
+ 1.1.3 Fedora Events
# 126.96.36.199 Upcoming Events (Sept 2010 - November 2010)
# 188.8.131.52 Past Events
# 184.108.40.206 Additional information
o 1.2 Planet Fedora
+ 1.2.1 General
o 1.3 Fedora In the News
+ 1.3.1 Fedora 14 beta takes MeeGo for a spin (ChannelRegister UK)
+ 1.3.2 Fedora 14 Preview: What's New in Fedora 14? (Linux.com
+ 1.3.3 Spicy Fedora 14 Adds New Linux Flavor (LinuxPlanet)
+ 1.3.4 Fedora 14 adds MeeGo -- and spiced-up virtualization
+ 1.3.5 Fedora 14 Beta Available for Download (eWeek.com
+ 1.3.6 Fedora 14 beta released today, aimed as a tablet operating
+ 1.3.7 Fedora 14 Tests Desktop Virtualization (PC World)
+ 1.3.8 Beta version of Fedora 14 released (The H UK)
+ 1.3.9 Simplify LDAP with Fedora's 389 Directory Server (Linux.com
o 1.4 Ambassadors
+ 1.4.1 Welcome New Ambassadors
+ 1.4.2 Summary of traffic on Ambassadors mailing list
+ 1.4.3 Summary of traffic on FAmSCo mailing list
o 1.5 Design
+ 1.5.1 Installing the Design Suite
+ 1.5.2 A Design FAD in 2011?
+ 1.5.3 Free Media Mailer
o 1.6 Security Advisories
+ 1.6.1 Fedora 14 Security Advisories
+ 1.6.2 Fedora 13 Security Advisories
+ 1.6.3 Fedora 12 Security Advisories
- Fedora Weekly News Issue 245 -
Welcome to Fedora Weekly News Issue 245 for the week ending September
29, 2010. What follows are some highlights from this issue.
Our issue starts with announcements from the Project, providing much
detail on the release of Fedora 14 beta. In news from the Fedora Planet,
details on how FUDCon sponsorships work, new features in NetworkManager
0.82, a look into the future, with what Fedora 20 might look like, and
details on how LVM does filesystem snapshots. We have a whole bevy of
articles on Fedora 14 beta in this week's In The News column, and
Ambassadors announces several news Ambassadors along with a very helpful
summary of list traffic on the Ambassadors and FAmSCo mailing lists. In
Design Team news, thoughts on how to install the Design Suite on an
existing Fedora installation, ideas around a Design FAD, and and a
request for an improved media mailer design. This issue rounds out with
all the latest and greatest security patches for Fedora 12, 13 and 14.
The audio version of FWN - FAWN - has selected back issues available!
You can listen to existing issues on the Internet Archive. If anyone
is interested in helping spread the load of FAWN production, please
If you are interested in contributing to Fedora Weekly News, please see
our 'join' page. We welcome reader feedback: news(a)lists.fedoraproject.org
FWN Editorial Team: Pascal Calarco, Adam Williamson
-- Announcements --
In this section, we cover announcements from the Fedora Project,
including general announcements, development announcements and
Contributing Writer: Rashadul Islam
--- Fedora Announcement News ---
The announcement list is always exclusive for the Fedora Community.
Please, visit the past announcements at
---- Announcing the release of Fedora 14 Beta!! ----
Dennis Gilmore on Tue Sep 28 14:26:26 UTC 2010 announced,
"Mark your calendars, and get ready to break out and have some fun:
Fedora 14 will launch in early November. Fedora is the leading-edge,
community-developed, free and open source operating system that
continues to deliver innovative features to users worldwide, with a new
release every six months.
But... what's that, you say? November is oh, so, far away? Never fear -
Beta is here! Checking out the latest and greatest in Fedora's
cutting-edge technologies is just a click away.
Stand out from the crowd. Get your taste of Fedora 14 now, by trying out
our Beta release:
----- What is the Beta Release? -----
The beta release is the last important milestone of Fedora 14. Only
critical bug fixes will be pushed as updates leading up to the general
release of Fedora 14, scheduled to be released in early November. We
invite you to join us and participate in making Fedora 14 a solid
release by downloading, testing, and providing your valuable feedback.
Of course, this is a beta release, some problems may still be lurking. A
list of the problems we already know about is found at the Common F14
If you find a bug that's not found on that page, be sure it gets fixed
before release by reporting your discovery at . Thank you!
----- Features -----
Desktop enthusiasts and end users of all sorts can look forward to:
* Faster loading and saving of JPEG images. The libjpeg-turbo feature
nearly halves the time to load and save JPEG images on most modern
machines - meaning you'll be seeing your digital photos even faster.
* Easier virtualization for end users. From the creators of KVM comes
Spice (Simple Protocol for Independent Computing Environments). This
framework allows end-users to enjoy the features they enjoy, such as
accelerated 2D graphics, encryption, and audio playing and recording,
all while working in a virtualized environment.
Are you a sysadmin? Check out the new features we have for you!
* Additional IPMI support. Enjoy using IPMI (Intelligent Platform
Management Interface) to manage your servers? The new ipmiutil feature
adds more functionality to existing IPMI capabilities, including SOL
LAN) and identity LED management.
* Tech preview of systemd. Looking to the future? Check out systemd, a
next-generation replacement for Upstart and SystemV init. With faster
boot times, the ability to track processes, daemons, and sockets, and
system state snapshotting, this preview of systemd will have you prepped
for the future.Coders have lots of new development tools to try out,
* D Programming. Statically typed and compiling directly to machine
code, the D systems programming language combines the power and
performance of languages like C and C++ with the productivity of
languages like Ruby and Python.
* GNUstep is a GUI framework based on the Objective-C programming
language, and is a reimplementation of the NextStep environment.
* Memory debugging tools. Unique to Fedora 14, the gdb-heap package
allows developers to get a breakdown of how a process is using dynamic
memory - and can do unplanned memory usage debugging by attaching to
runaway memory hogs, mid-process.
* Python 2.7 capabilities increases Fedora's commitment to improving
portability and migration paths for developers to move to Python 3.
Enhanced debugging and integration with GCC continue to be available in
Fedora 14, and Python-related enhancements such as fixing common
problems with GObject introspection and SWIG are also introduced.
* Rakudo Star is the most actively developed implementation of Perl 6,
and is based on the Parrot virtual machine. Perl 6 is a major revision
to this sysadmin and developer toolbox standby, introducing elements of
many modern and historical languages.
And that's only the beginning. A more complete list and details of all
the new features onboard Fedora 14 is available here: 
We have nightly composes of alternate spins available here: 
Fedora 14 / Beta is for Carotene / Let's Push for Final!
----- Contributing -----
For more information including common and known bugs, tips on how to
report bugs, and the official release schedule, please refer to the
There are many ways to contribute beyond bug reporting. You can help
translate software and content, test and give feedback on software
updates, write and edit documentation, help with all sorts of
promotional activities, and package free software for use by millions of
Fedora users worldwide. To get started, visit  today!"
1. Dennis Gilmore dennis at ausil.us
--- Fedora Development News ---
The fedora development news list is intended to be a low traffic
announce-only list for Fedora development.
* Acceptable Types of Announcements
- Policy or process changes that affect developers. - Infrastructure
changes that affect developers. - Tools changes that affect developers.
- Schedule changes - Freeze reminders
* Unacceptable Types of Announcements
- Periodic automated reports (violates the INFREQUENT rule) - Discussion
- Anything else not mentioned above
---- Fedora 14 Beta Declared GOLD ----
John Poelstra  on Wed Sep 22 22:31:39 UTC 2010 announced,
"At the Fedora 14 Beta Go/No-Go meeting today, the Fedora 14 Beta was
declared GOLD and ready for release on September 28, 2010.
Thank you to everyone who made this on-time release possible!
#fedora-meeting: Fedora 14 Beta Go/No-Go Meeting Minutes and Logs
Meeting started by poelcat at 21:01:35 UTC. The full logs are available
at  .
----- Meeting summary -----
* attendees rbergeron jsmith fenris02 SMParrish stickster jlaska adamw
brunowolff (poelcat, 21:03:17)
* review of release criteria and open bugs (poelcat, 21:05:24)
* adamw and jlaska here for qa (poelcat, 21:07:18)
* SMParrish here for devel/FESCo (poelcat, 21:07:28)
* dgilmore representing releng (poelcat, 21:07:38)
* brunowolff is here for Spins SIG (brunowolff, 21:08:00)
* LINK: 
<--- install test matrix (adamw, 21:08:11)
<--- desktop test matrix (adamw, 21:08:25)
* LINK: 
<--- beta blocker list (adamw, 21:08:49)
* AGREED: 627789 is not a beta blocker (adamw, 21:12:54)
* IDEA: create release criteria asserting some level of functionality of
livecd-tools (jlaska, 21:13:03)
* AGREED: move https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id-627789
f14blocker (poelcat, 21:15:00)
* LINK:(adamw, 21:19:50)
* AGREED: publishing a documented updates.img with a fix for 635887 is
an acceptable workaround, move 635887 to be a final blocker (adamw,
* AGREED: 542255 is not a regression, is of minor impact, and the
question of non-default-spin bugs blocking releases requires further
discussion and clarification, so we will not block the beta for this bug
* ACTION: there being no unresolved blocking issues or unmet release
criteria, Fedora 14 Beta is declared GOLD (poelcat, 21:55:34)
* open discussion (poelcat, 21:55:37)
Meeting ended at 21:58:31 UTC.
----- Action Items -----
* there being no unresolved blocking issues or unmet release
criteria,Fedora 14 Beta is declared GOLD
----- Action Items, by person -----
* there being no unresolved blocking issues or unmet release criteria,
Fedora 14 Beta is declared GOLD
----- People Present (lines said) -----
* adamw (106)
* poelcat (51)
* jlaska (45)
* dgilmore (27)
* jsmith (22)
* brunowolff (9)
* fenris02 (9)
* maxamillion (8)
* stickster (7)
* bcl (6)
* mjg59 (5)
* SMParrish (4)
* zodbot (4)
* rbergeron (4)
* kalev (3)
* mmcgrath (2)
* skvidal (1)
Generated by `MeetBot`_ 0.1.4"
1. poelstra at redhat.com
---- libedataserverui soname bump in Fedora 14 ----
Milan Crha  on Fri Sep 24 08:57:41 UTC 2010 announced,
"I'm so sorry for a late notice, but there was a soname bump of
libedataserverui library from evolution-data-server package in time for
2.31.91 update, but I didn't notice this change, and because this update
didn't get it to the testing repo, then I realized just now, when I
finished an update to 2.31.92 and pushed it to updates-testing.
Affected packages seems to be these:
It should be enough to just rebuild these against
evolution-data-server-2.31.92, which is still marked for a build system.
The update request url is here:"
1. mcrha at redhat.com
---- poppler update to 0.15.0 (0.16 alpha) ----
Marek Kasik  on Mon Sep 27 08:07:02 UTC 2010 announced,
"I plan to update update poppler in rawhide (Fedora 15) to new
development version 0.15 next week (at Monday, October 4th). Changes
against 0.14.x are:
----- core: -----
* Remove exception support
* Improve creation of Annotations
* Fix failure to parse PDF with damaged internal structure.(Bugs #29189
* Add a way to access the raw text of a page
* Speed improvements when reading multiple characters from a given Stream
* Speed improvements in the Splash backend
* Speed improvement in gray color space calculations
* Speed improvement in ICC color space calculations
* Speed improvement when reading some fonts
* Make GBool a bool instead of an int
----- glib: -----
* Add GObject introspection support
* Improve creation of Annotations
* Add a way to get the coordinates of each character of a page
* Add a way to get the page label
* Documentation improvements
* Support password protected documents in the demo
* Support for selection in the demo
* Support for adding annotationss in the demo
* Misc improvements in the internals
----- qt4: -----
* Add a way to access the raw text of a page
* Recognize "Print" as named action
* Documentation improvements
----- build system: -----
* Add option for autogen.sh to skip configure
* Nicer autogen.sh output
* Improvements when build the glib frontend with CMake
---- utils: -----
* pdftohtml: Use splash instead of external gs invocation to render the
* pdftohtml: Let the user specify the resolution of the background. (Bug
----- cpp: -----
* Add a way to access the raw text of a page
+ 2 soname bumps in libpoppler.so.* and libpoppler.glib.so.*. Please
check whether your package builds against this new version of poppler
correctly if you maintain a package which requires it. The new version
has been pushed to git already but not built yet."
1. mkasik at redhat.com
---- Fedora Updates Policy ----
Kevin Fenzi  on Tue Sep 28 23:07:43 UTC 2010 announced,
"At today's FESCo meeting (2010-09-28) we approved an Updates Policy:
This policy is based on the Fedora Board's Stable Updates release
vision(see ) and expanded to cover other branches of Fedora. It's a
superset of the existing .
All package maintainers and other interested parties are urged to read
and follow the Policy.
When in doubt about some portion of the policy, Or when seeking an
exception for an update or an adjustment to the policy, please open a
discussion on the devel list or with FESCo directly (see  ).
I would like to personally thank all the folks that helped work on or
provide input to this document. I hope we can improve, clarify and
adjust it as we go, leading to a better Fedora for our entire community."
1. kevin at tummy.com
--- Fedora Events ---
Fedora events are the exclusive and source of marketing, learning and
meeting all the fellow community people around you. So, please mark your
agenda with the following events to consider attending or volunteering
---- Upcoming Events (Sept 2010 - November 2010) ----
* North America (NA)
* Central & South America (LATAM) 
* Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA)
* India, Asia, Australia (India/APJ)
---- Past Events ----
Archive of Past Fedora Events
---- Additional information ----
* Reimbursements -- reimbursement guidelines.
* Budget -- budget for the current quarter (as distributed by FAMSCo).
* Sponsorship -- how decisions are made to subsidize travel by community
* Organization -- event organization, budget information, and regional
* Event reports -- guidelines and suggestions.
* LinuxEvents -- a collection of calendars of Linux events.
-- Planet Fedora --
In this section, we cover the highlights of Planet Fedora - an
aggregation of blogs from Fedora contributors worldwide.
Contributing Writer: Adam Batkin
--- General ---
"One of the hallmarks of the Fedora Users and Developers Conference, or
FUDCon, is that it’s gone global...Lots of people may also know that we
make sponsorships (subsidies) available for our global FUDCon events.
But how do these sponsorships actually work, with regard to paying for
stuff like airfares and lodging? " Paul W. Frields explains.
Dan Williams posted that NetworkManager 0.8.2 now supports
automatically handling local caching nameservers (like dnsmasq). "Now
you’ll get a local caching nameserver that will also do split DNS when
you’re connected to a VPN, so that queries for resources on the secure
network go to the VPN nameservers, and everything else goes to your
Amit Shah wrote a script to make NetworkManager automatically log in
to a proxy server when the network interface comes up. Tired of having
to go through a login screen before using wifi at hotels and coffee shops?
Richard W.M. Jones replied to concerns that libguestfs' virt-cat is
dangerous. Remember, "you can already look at the shadow password file
in any disk image using a hex editor. libguestfs, guestfish and virt-cat
just make it easier."
Adam John Miller offered a few thoughts on potential future
directions for Fedora. "There's a lack of focus which makes marketing
really difficult as there are so many things to promote and we have such
a breadth of innovation wrapped up together offering a multitude of
solutions which is confusing for newcomers."
Stephen Smoogen looked ahead into the future, at what Fedora 20 might
Richard W.M. Jones described some of the low-level details of how LVM
does filesystem snapshots.
-- Fedora In the News --
In this section, we cover news from the trade press and elsewhere that
is re-posted to the Fedora Marketing list
Contributing Writer: Pascal Calarco
--- Fedora 14 beta takes MeeGo for a spin (ChannelRegister UK) ---
Kara Schiltz forwarded a recent article on Fedora 14's MeeGo features:
"While Fedora 14 is unlikely to elicit the same sort of mainstream user
enthusiasm you'll find surrounding Ubuntu and its continuing onslaught
of newer, shinier features, this release is still notable for several
Two of the biggest changes in the Fedora 14 beta include the new
libjpeg-turbo and Spice, a new tool for virtualization.
. . .
The other big news is Spice, the Simple Protocol for Independent
Computing Environments. Spice is part of Red Hat's Qumranet
acquisition, which also brought the now standard KVM virtualization
to both RHEL and Fedora.
The goal of the Spice project is to improve remote access to QEMU
virtual machines. For those running Windows clients in a virtual machine
Spice includes a few Windows helpers right out of the box including a
video driver, an agent for performing operations inside the guest system
and virtio serial drivers for talking to the agent.
Although Spice has been available in the Yum repos since Fedora 12, the
new tools make getting Spice up and running much easier and should be
good news for those with multiple virtual machines to manage.
The cloud gets an update, too.
Fedora 14 will mark the first time that Fedora will concurrently release
all its usual spins and a new Amazon EC2 image. That's great news for
those using Amazon's cloud hosting to run Fedora machines."
The full article is available
--- Fedora 14 Preview: What's New in Fedora 14? (Linux.com
Rahul Sundaram forwarded a post from Linux.com
on the feature set
forthcoming in Fedora 14:
"But when you first read the list of features highlighted for Fedora 14,
you might think the release is targeting developers. What with new and
updated programming languages, simpler and faster debugging, and better
developer tools the feature list looks like the only users would be
those that actually develop the distribution or applications for the
Not so. Fedora 14 offers a well-rounded list of new features that should
make this release appeal to a wide range. And since it's now in Alpha,
we can all take a close look at what's coming. I did just that...and I
was very impressed."
The full post is available.
--- Spicy Fedora 14 Adds New Linux Flavor (LinuxPlanet) ---
Kara Schiltz forwarded an article discussing innovations in Fedora 14
"The Red Hat sponsored Fedora Linux community distribution is out this
week with the first beta of the Fedora 14 release. The new distribution
updates key applications and introduces new security and virtualization
capabilities as well as support for the latest open source programming
"A lot of the features in Fedora 14 are more under-the-covers type
plumbing that needed to be done," Jared Smith, Fedora Project Leader,
told /InternetNews.com/. "There are not a lot of new desktop-centric
features in this release.
One new feature that desktop users may benefit from is the SPICE
virtualization support included in Fedora 14. SPICE, the Simple Protocol
for Independent Computing Environment, is technology that Red Hat gained
as part of its acquisition of Qumranet  in 2008."
The full post is also available.
--- Fedora 14 adds MeeGo -- and spiced-up virtualization
Kara Schiltz forwarded a brief article on features in Fedora 14 beta:
"The Fedora Project announced the Beta release of "Fedora 14
featuring faster JPEG downloads and MeeGo 1.0 for Netbooks. The Fedora
14 Beta also adds improved debugging and IPMI server management, and
debuts the "Spice" virtualization desktop framework and "Systemd"
management technology for faster start-ups.
Developed by a Fedora Project community of more than 20,000
collaborators, the open source Fedora is a techie-focused upstream
contributor to _Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL). Think of it as sort
of a crystal ball looking at future enhancements to RHEL, as well as
Linux distributions in general."
The full post is also available
--- Fedora 14 Beta Available for Download (eWeek.com
Kara Schiltz forwarded an article in eWeek covering the release of
Fedora 14 beta:
"The Fedora 14 Beta, with a slightly shorter new features list, has been
released. All work will focus on bug fixing and stability issues before
the official release in November.
Fedora 14 beta is available for download, said Red Hat release engineer
Dennis Gilmore in an e-mail to the 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 while announcing
the availability of the beta. The beta is the distribution’s last
development build before its official release."
The full post is available
--- Fedora 14 beta released today, aimed as a tablet operating system
Kara Schiltz forwarded another article on Fedora 14 beta, focusing on
its tablet features:
"The much anticipated beta of Fedora 14 was released today, with the
final code to be ready in November. It included a few features that may
surprise you. For one, it lets users opt for a MeeGo look and feel. For
another, it supports Red Hat's new desktop virtualization technology.
Taken together, it seems as if Fedora is making itself more useful for
the rising tablet market.
Fedora 14, nicknamed "Laughlin," will be the first Red Hat supported
distribution to let users choose MeeGo as their desktop. MeeGo is a
Linux desktop architecture for mobile devices, netbooks, embedded Linux
devices (such as In Vehicle Infotainment systems). It is based in the
GNOME mobile platform but has been beefed up with additional
technologies (Clutter, GUPnP and libsocialweb). Fedora 14 will include
the MeeGo Netbook UX specifically for netbook users as a 'user
environment that sits of top of Fedora and associated MeeGo core
services. The netbook user interface and user interaction model for the
target devices then is on top of that. ... This expands on the existing
support we've had for Moblin in Fedora 12 and 13.'"
The full post is available
--- Fedora 14 Tests Desktop Virtualization (PC World) ---
Kara Sciltz forwarded an article from PC World on Fedora 14's
improvements to virtualization:
"The Red Hat-sponsored organization has released the first public
beta of the next version of its Linux-based operating system, Fedora
14, nicknamed "Laughlin." With this release comes a bevy of new programs
and features, some of which may make their way into Red Hat's own (RHEL)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux OS.
Most notably, the release will be the first version to fully
incorporate Red Hat's VDI (virtual desktop infrastructure), called SPICE
(Simple Protocol for Independent Computing Environments). This software
will allow Fedora to host virtual desktops that can be accessed over a
The full article is available
--- Beta version of Fedora 14 released (The H UK) ---
Kara Schiltz forwarded a posting from The H on Fedora 14 beta:
"The Red Hat sponsored Fedora Project has released  the first and
only beta version of the Fedora 14 Linux distribution. Release of the
final version is scheduled for early November. The release of the
beta version is within the project's stipulated schedule, after the
alpha version of this distribution, named after physicist Robert B.
Laughlin, was released a week late five weeks ago.
As previously mentioned , the Fedora developers have recently
returned to using Upstart, which is used in the current and several
previous versions of Fedora, having removed Systemd which was introduced
in April and used in the alpha version as the alternative to SysV-Init
and Upstart. Everything currently points towards Systemd being chosen
for system start-up in Fedora 15, which is expected next April or May."
The full article is available
--- Simplify LDAP with Fedora's 389 Directory Server (Linux.com
Rahul Sundaram forwarded an article on Fedora's 389 Directory Server:
"If you've ever had to deal with LDAP, you know it is not an easy beast
to master. In fact, the command line tools for LDAP alone would keep
many users from even attempting to learn how to take advantage of this
powerful tool. If you look, you'll find several tools that make the job
of managing LDAP data easier. One of the best is the 389 Directory
Server for Fedora and Red Hat Enterprise Linux. 389 is extremely
powerful and offers a simple to use GUI for all aspects of user, group,
and server management."
The full article is available
-- Ambassadors --
This section covers the news surrounding the Fedora Ambassadors Project.
Contributing Writer: Sankarshan Mukhopadhyay
--- Welcome New Ambassadors ---
This week the Fedora Ambassadors Project had a couple of new members
joining  .
Parsa Hosseini from the USA mentored by Larry Cafiero
Jesús Franco from Mexico mentored by María Leandro
--- Summary of traffic on Ambassadors mailing list ---
Daniel VanStone wanted to point out to the Ambassadors  a news
article  about Fedora14 using upstart instead of systemd. The thread
 had a bit of discussion about the messaging
Grant Bowman asked  if anyone else was attending the OLPC SF
Community Summit 2010  organized on 2010-10-22. Larry Cafiero pointed
out  that he would be present and attending
Zoltan Hopper proposed  an idea about media production where
media/disks are produced containing multiple desktop environments (a
multiboot DVD compilation to be exact) . A bit of discussion happened on
the thread 
Daniel Bruno reported   on the FASOL 2.0 at Santarém, Pará, Brazil
Clint Savage posted  about the Utah Open Source Conference 2010 
Pierros Papadeas reminded  about the EMEA Ambassadors meeting on
2010-09-29 on #fedora-meeting at 2000 UTC
John Poelstra posted  about upcoming Fedora 14 tasks around
media/swag/poster artwork, logistics for release events
Susmit Shannigrahi posted  a Call for production of
media/swag/poster for F14
--- Summary of traffic on FAmSCo mailing list ---
Susmit Shannigrahi forwarded  a mail about how Fedora 13 media was
stuck at Customs due to valuation and taxation issues
Max Spevack provided further information  that the issue was sorted
out when the appropriate authorities received an explanation about Free
and Open Source Software
Max Spevack suggested  that the FAmSCo meeting of 2010-09-27 be
devoted to working through OPEN tickets.
He followed up  with a link to the logs 
Susmit Shannigrahi posted  a Call for release event preparation with
a deadline of 2010-10-15.
-- Design --
In this section, we cover the Fedora Design Team.
Contributing Writer: Nicu Buculei
--- Installing the Design Suite ---
Following an user question "I've already got Fedora installed. How do
I add the Suite to the existing platform", Máirín Duffy suggested a
long yum command "yum install agave blender entangle fontforge
fontmatrix gimp gimp-*-plugin GREYCstoration-gimp mathmap inkscape
mypaint nautilus-image-converter optipng rawtherapee scribus shotwell
synfigstudio ufraw xournal jokosher pitivi gtk-recordmydesktop", Nicu
Buculei asked for a group/comp "Maybe we should look intro providing
a: yum groupinstall design-suite", Gianluca Sforna offered his help
"I could help with the 'comps' part (e.g. actually creating the package
group) if needed, then you may just add @design-tools in the kickstart
file" while Ankur Sinha proposed "Would it be overkill to just create
a meta package that pulls in these packages as dependencies? 'yum
install design-suite' will then install them all?"
--- A Design FAD in 2011? ---
Henrik Heigl advanced the idea of a Design FAD (Fedora Activity Day)
"for quite a while there is an idea in the head of some of the
Design-Team members to get together for a FAD. As far as I know
Design-team had not something like it IRL, so the idea came up to put
something together near the next LGM [Libre Graphics Meeting] in
Montreal. That would be the weekend May 7-8 or better 14-15 depending on
how much we want to do this weekend."
--- Free Media Mailer ---
Ankur Sinha requested an improved envelope design "Can someone please
make a mailer that the free media program could use to send it's media
in? We already have one, but it isn't very generic" and following an
indication from Máirín Duffy made a proper ticket. Nicu Buculei
suggested better visibility for the request "How about turning this
into a bounty item?", Marc Stewart showed the work he did "Since I'd
already started drawing up the basic framework, I've turned it into a
template, including some useful resources on a separate layer" and
Onyeibo Oku accepted the ticket "I took interest in this task being a
member of the Free-media as well. So, I accepted the ticket. Looks much
similar to a design I did before ... which was of no consequence."
-- Security Advisories --
In this section, we cover Security Advisories from fedora-package-announce.
Contributing Writer: Pascal Calarco
--- Fedora 14 Security Advisories ---
* cabextract-1.3-1.fc14 -
* libmspack-0.2-0.1.20100723alpha.fc14 -
* php-nusoap-0.9.5-1.fc14 -
* firefox-3.6.10-1.fc14 -
* perl-Gtk2-MozEmbed-0.08-6.fc14.18 -
* mozvoikko-1.0-14.fc14 -
* gnome-web-photo-0.9-13.fc14 -
* gnome-python2-extras-2.25.3-23.fc14 -
* galeon-2.0.7-33.fc14 -
* bzip2-1.0.6-1.fc14 -
* libglpng-1.45-3.fc14 -
* Django-1.2.3-1.fc14 -
* roundup-1.4.15-1.fc14 -
* xorg-x11-server-1.9.0-9.fc14 -
* kernel-220.127.116.11-28.fc14 -
--- Fedora 13 Security Advisories ---
* cabextract-1.3-1.fc13 -
* libmspack-0.2-0.1.20100723alpha.fc13 -
* php-nusoap-0.9.5-1.fc13 -
* lib3ds-1.3.0-9.fc13 -
* bzip2-1.0.6-1.fc13 -
* roundup-1.4.15-1.fc13 -
* perl-Gtk2-MozEmbed-0.08-6.fc13.17 -
* mozvoikko-1.0-14.fc13 -
* gnome-web-photo-0.9-12.fc13 -
* gnome-python2-extras-2.25.3-22.fc13 -
* xulrunner-18.104.22.168-1.fc13 -
* firefox-3.6.10-1.fc13 -
* galeon-2.0.7-33.fc13 -
--- Fedora 12 Security Advisories ---
* sudo-1.7.4p4-2.fc12 -
* cabextract-1.3-1.fc12 -
* libmspack-0.2-0.1.20100723alpha.fc12 -
* lvm2-2.02.72-4.fc12 -
* lib3ds-1.3.0-9.fc12 -
* php-nusoap-0.9.5-1.fc12 -
* roundup-1.4.15-1.fc12 -
Pascal Calarco, Fedora Ambassador, Indiana, USA