In preparation of the Fedora 9 release tomorrow, we've flipped the
configuration bit that will allow "rawhide" to be composed from Fedora
10 content tomorrow. This will likely fail in spectacular ways due to
all the pent up builds so it should be interesting.
Those of you that have installed rawhide starting from Fedora 9 Preview
or later, or have updated yourself to rawhide at any point post Preview,
your default yum configuration will have you set for staying on Fedora
9. If you've modified your config files you may not have picked up this
change and will want to verify what repos are enabled before you get hit
with a lot of Fedora 10 packages.
The updates repos for Fedora 9 are currently empty, but I'm working on
an updates push that will populate the updates and updates-testing with
some 0-day updates that have been prepared. Theoretically these updates
will hit mirrors sometime tonight.
Keep all body parts inside the cart at all times. Buckle up and enjoy
Fedora -- Freedom² is a feature!
We are now creating the Fedora 9 Release Candidate. We think we've
fixed all the bugs we aim to for Fedora 9 and unless something terrible
happens during the compose it will become Fedora 9. Tomorrow's rawhide
will match the package set we're composing right now.
Rawhide will be stale for a few days while we smoke test the RC and
start syncing it to the mirrors. Then we'll pre-push some Fedora 9
updates that have been queued up and start putting Fedora 10 content in
Stay tuned for announcements as these events happen. Thanks for all the
help in making this release happen!
Fedora -- Freedom² is a feature!
If you are a fan of Xfce and want to help improve the Xfce experience in
Fedora, join the Xfce SIG (Special Interest Group) at
Maintaining Xfce packages, translations, documentation, artwork and
improve the Fedora Xfce Spin (installable Live CD) are some of the
things you can do to help the Xfce team in Fedora.
As mentioned previously in various announcements about the Bugzilla
actions that are being undertaken, we will begin phase 2 shortly.
Instructions on how to opt-out of these changes are below, as well as
links to wiki pages that contain precise information on when the
actions will begin, what actions are to be taken, and the queries used
to select bugs to act upon.
1) Close all bugs INSUFFICIENT_DATA that are still in NEEDINFO from
the "stale rawhide" cleanup
Precautions are being taken to ensure that bugs had activity, however
were never taken out of NEEDINFO from the last round of actions are
OPT-OUT: Changing the status to any other than NEEDINFO.will avoid
having the bugs touched,
2) Close all bugs in ANY state that are filed against an EOL version
OPT-OUT: Changing the version to '8' or 'rawhide' will avoid us
making any changes to this bug.
Note that the following two actions are part of the BugZappers release
SOP, and are being undertaken independently of the activities above
(and will take place for every subsequent release to ensure that
Bugzilla remains in good working order and useful to all parties):
3) Rebase all rawhide bugs (except for those that are Package Reviews
or RFE's) to Fedora 9. Note that Bugzilla notification mail will be
suppressed for this change - i.e. no one will receive mail that this
has occurred except for this one. This is in direct response to
community feedback that we were spamming them with unnecessary
OPT-OUT: If this is an RFE, then add the FutureFeature keyword to the
bug, and no action will be taken on it.
4) Post a warning about the impending end-of-life of Fedora 7 in all
bugs filed against F7
Paul Frields recently mentioned this, this comment will merely act as
a reminder and final warning of this fact - nothing is changing. 30
days from the date of this running, all remaining bugs that are opened
against Fedora 7 will be CLOSED WONTFIX.
No opt-out really applies to this, however, if the bug still applies
to a later release, feel free to change the version to the later
release and the comment will not be changed
If you have many bugs to change as a result of these procedures, feel
free to drop by #fedora-qa and we will guide you through changing them
all at once.
Also note that we have conducted a thorough post-mortem investigation
of all the spam that was generated last time, and have identified and
repaired the problem. There will be only one notification per bug
this time around :).
Rest assured the BugZappers are are not doing this on their own and
this process has been carefully reviewed by the leadership of the
Fedora community. If you believe this process should be changed, like
all things in Fedora, feel free to propose patches to the existing
process or create a new proposal which can be evaluated and discussed
for the Fedora 10 release cycle.
For the BugZappers,
Fedora Bug Wrangler
At this point we're trying to get Release Candidates created and as such
we are only taking release blocker bugfix builds for tag requests. All
other builds should be issued as updates for F9 after release. Thanks!
Fedora -- Freedom² is a feature!
A few weeks after the release of Fedora 9, it will be once again time
for Fedora Project Board elections. This time around, as you may have
heard, we have shifted our composition to five elected seats out of
nine, instead of the previous four.
Are you someone who thinks a lot about Fedora’s impact on society and
the world? Do you love reading books about open standards and the
free/remix culture? Do you want to work on big-picture issues as opposed
to technical details? Has the time you’ve spent working in the Fedora
Project brought you an appreciation for all the things our contributor
community does? Then you might be just the sort of person who’s
interested in a seat on the Board.
The job of the Board is to advise and guide the Fedora Project, as laid
out on its wiki page. We try to make sure that Fedora is at all times
living up to its mission of the advancement of free and open source
software, and that we are doing so in an open, transparent way. Board
membership carries with it a responsibility to the community to deal
with thorny issues, to anticipate and serve the needs of our
contributors, and to stay true to the principles on which the Project is
founded. In return, you have unlimited cosmic power!
That last part is not really true. In fact, the Board doesn’t really
have resources of its own — it’s the Board’s job to guide and advise,
and convince other Fedora contributors of the right path to follow. It
can be difficult work, but it’s rewarding to see the growth of Fedora
worldwide as a reminder of how far we’ve come, and how far we’ve yet to
If you are interested, you can simply nominate yourself by posting a
message to the fedora-advisory-board list, and please cc: me as well.
Election dates have not been set yet, but you can expect that
announcement very shortly.
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