starting immediatly there is going to be a mass rebuild of rawhide for gcc-4.7 that landed yesterday.
as approved by FESCo (https://fedorahosted.org/fesco/ticket/739)
packagers will have just over a week, until Thursday Jan 12 to build
packages themselves. After that date releng will kick off an automated
mass rebuild of everything else.
So please get building as Fedora 17 branching is less than 5 weeks
away. we need all built by then
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We are planning a GPG Key Signing event at FUDCon Blacksburg, which
will be held on Saturday, January 14, 2012 at 1600 (4pm). If you are
interested in participating, please add your info to
so we can compile a list of participants and keys. So far we have 22
keys signed up and we hope to have even more. That wiki page also has
more information about how we will conduct the event.
I intend to print copies of the GPG key list on either Monday or
Tuesday, I will probably be waiting until Tuesday, but please sign up as
early as you can. I will also publish on my fedorapeople site a gpg
signed copy of the key list. The current version is at
http://nb.fedorapeople.org/keys.pdf and the signature will be at
http://nb.fedorapeople.org/keys.pdf.asc after the final list is
If you don't get signed up in time, you can still participate, just
bring printed slips with the output of 'gpg --fingerprint YOURKEYID'
printed on them to hand out at the event.
We will also be hosting a CAcert assurance event immediately
following/in conjunction with the GPG keysigning event. Please see
for more information and a place to sign up for that. We will have
enough assurers present for you to receive well over the 100 points that
you need in order to qualify to become an assurer yourself. Please note
that if you intend to participate in the CAcert event, the name in your
government issued photo ID must match the name recorded in your CAcert
For more information on either event, feel free to contact me at
nb(a)fedoraproject.org or nb(a)cacert.org
Thanks and see you at FUDCon!
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If you are attending FUDCon:Blacksburg next week (January 13-15), you
need to request a guest internet access account in order to use the
guest wireless access on the Virginia Tech campus. It is requested that
you sign up for this account PRIOR to your arrival at FUDCon. Pretty please.
Directions for obtaining wireless access are listed on the FUDCon
Blacksburg wiki page:
However, since I'm really nice, I'll spell it out in this email as well:
1. Go to the guest wireless registration page, here:
2. Enter start date: 1/13/2012, for example
3. Enter end date: 1/15/2012, for example
4. Sponsoring Department: Select "Mathematics"
5. Contact Person: Enter "Ben Williams" (our awesome, gracious host and
contact at VT)
6. Purpose: FUDCon
7. Click the "Create Request" button
8. Enter email address and select "New Guest"
9. Fill out form including secret questions, password boxes, and agree
to the Acceptable Use Policy
10. Click "Create Account"
11. Receive email in your inbox and verify your request.
Thanks, and I'm looking forward to seeing everyone next week in
Last year we asked everyone to change their fedora account system
password and upload a new ssh public key. The deadline for this was
2011-11-30. Those who had not uploaded a new key or changed their
password were marked 'inactive' in the fedora account system.
Some subset of those inactive users were/are package maintainers.
On 2012-01-10, we are going to remove these inactive users from package
acls. This will result in some packages being orphaned and available
for other maintainers. Any packages not owned prior to Feature Freeze
for Fedora 17 (2012-02-07) will be retired.
A full list of users and packages and acls affected as of 2012-01-06 can
be found at: https://fedorahosted.org/fedora-infrastructure/ticket/3046
If you know a user who is currently inactive and affected by this
process and have a way to contact them, please ask them to change their
password and upload a new ssh key and they will continue to hold their
We are going to be having a CAcert (http://www.cacert.org) assurance
event in conjunction with our GPG keysigning event at FUDCon. This will
be held on Saturday, January 14 at 1600 (4pm). If you are interested in
helping out as an assurer, or are interested in receiving assurances,
please sign up at http://bit.ly/fudcon-cacert-assurance
Please note that if you have previously received assurance points via
the Thawte point transfer system, you will need to be assured again,
because those points will be removed soon. You can, however,
participate as an assurer and be assured at this event.
If you are an assurer, we'd definitely like you to participate, as we
are hoping to have enough people to issue at least 100 points to
participants so they can become assurers themselves.
We are also having a GPG/PGP keysigning event at the same time and
location. The signup and more info about it is at
See you there,