The Fedora 10 Beta freeze is scheduled for the 19th of Aug, one week and
one day away. I know it hasn't been very long since the Alpha release,
but that's how we roll here in the land of 6 month release cycles.
Beta freeze also marks the Feature freeze, so it is very important that
you get your features into working, testable shape by then, or be
prepared to try your feature again for Fedora 11.
We'd like to treat rawhide as a slushy freeze at this point, we'll be
doing full composes against rawhide to test for various things and be
ahead of the curve come actual freeze time, so we'd like you to not land
any really dangerous changes without extensive testing first, and
notification to the Fedora lists about your scary change. If we all
work together we can get through the beta freeze period quickly and be
on to the bugfixing mode after beta releases.
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/10/Schedule is the current
schedule, although releng/Fesco/Board has the ability to change the
schedule as needed. This week's meetings of the various boards, sigs,
groups, etc.. should focus on Beta readiness. It would be good to take
a moment to see what state your area of interest is in, and how likely
it would be that said area of interest will be in a "testable" shape by
the Beta freeze. If more (reasonable) time is needed, now is the time
to let the project know so that we can effectively manage the remainder
of our release schedule.
Thanks for all your hard work in making Fedora 10 great!
Fedora -- Freedom² is a feature!
Effective immediately we have replaced the CA that is in use for
cvs.fedoraproject.org and koji.fedoraproject.org This effects uploading to
lookaside cache and building packages.
There are some manual steps that everyone needs to do to be able to use the
login to https://admin.fedoraproject.org/accounts/ and click on the "Download
a client-side certificate" link at the bottom of the home page. save the
output to ~/.fedora.cert
rm ~/.fedora-server-ca.cert ~/.fedora-upload-ca.cert
then open your browser got to Edit -> Preferences -> Advanced -> Encryption ->
View Certificates -> Your Certificates
Select your existing Certificate and remove it
then import the new one from ~/fedora-browser-cert.p12 you will be able to
log in to koji
* Please note that you can only have one client side certificate at a time.
when you download a new one your old one is revoked. Please also only click
on the "Download a client-side certificate" link once as it makes multiple
requests and revokes all the transient certs.
the CRL is at https://admin.fedoraproject.org/ca/crl.pem
Thanks for your understanding and patience.
For a number of addresses @fedoraproject.org there were windows when
those email addresses would have bounced reporting that the address did
not exist. This happened as a result of the re-installation of the mail
forwarding server. Please check all mailing list subscriptions to make
sure you have not been inadvertently unsubscribed or disabled due to
During it's re-installation the postfix mail server was installed but
it was not configured in the alternatives system so that
its /usr/bin/newaliases command was the one being run. As a result
sendmail's newaliases command was being run and it was changing the
permissions of the aliases file such that postfix could not read it. It
did not get noticed until Tuesday due to other issues taking precedence.
The alias-generation would run once every 30 minutes. Breaking the
aliases. Then our configuration management system would run on a
slightly out-of-pace schedule with the aliases and correct the
This problem has been corrected, sorry for the inconvenience.
I only speak for me.
Friends don't let Friends use Sendmail
There will be an outage starting at 2008-08-14 03:00 UTC, which will
last approximately 1 hour. A second outage is scheduled to start at
2008-08-15 03:00 UTC lasting approximately 30 minutes.
To convert UTC to your local time, take a look at
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Infrastructure/UTCHowto or run:
date -d '2008-08-14 03:00 UTC'
date -d '2008-08-15 03:00 UTC'
Fedora Project Wiki
All Other Websites
CVS / Source Control
Ticket Link: https://fedorahosted.org/fedora-infrastructure/ticket/754
Reason for Outage:
We will be performing database changes to the wiki database to enable
searching by default for specific categories and to switch to the
internal authentication methods. We hope to be able to leave the wiki
Read Only during both outages.
Please join #fedora-admin in irc.freenode.net or respond to this email
to track the status of this outage.
For people interested in contributing through testing, the upcoming
Fedora Test Day on Thursday is a great opportunity! The #fedora-qa
channel on IRC Freenode is always open in case you want to join early or
help in some other way.
-------- Forwarded Message --------
> From: James Laska <jlaska(a)redhat.com>
> Reply-To: For testers of Fedora Core development releases
> To: fedora-test-list(a)redhat.com
> Subject: Fedora Test Day - Thursday, August 14, 2008 - Encrypted
> installs and Plymouth
> Date: Tue, 12 Aug 2008 10:00:53 -0400 (EDT)
> Wanted to invite folks to join #fedora-qa this Thursday, August 14,
> 2008 for a Fedora Test Day. The topic for this test day is Encrypted
> installs and Plymouth. Perhaps slightly aggressive, but each are
> closely related so it made sense to combine the events.
> There will be a cast of testers and developers on hand between 8am -
> 5pm EDT (12:00 - 21:00 UTC) to help guide testing, answer questions,
> triage and troubleshoot issues.
> Want to get involved? You don't have to be an experienced developer
> or tester to join the fun. There are plenty of activities that need
> your help, all leveraging different skill sets.
> For example ...
> * Triage existing issues
> * Validate fixes
> * Exploratory testing
> * Test execution
> * Documentation
> For more details, please stay tuned to
> Hope to see you in #fedora-qa this Thursday!
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!