> This is Dhawal from Hyderabad and have recently applied for fedora ambassador community.I am 24years old and am working as a network engineer at HMRI(104) service at Hyderabad. After years of headaches of using Windows I switched to fedora in MAY 2009 and since then never have looked back.
We are working on a Fedora Medical Spin. Will it be possible for you
to get involved with the activity? If yes, please let me know.
Sent from Calcutta, WB, India
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Just got sponsored as a fedora Packager now. All thanks to kital for the
support and cwickert who sponsored me.
The package is the Menu Structure for the Security Spin.
Here is the bugzilla link :
PS: Thanks to mbuf, zer0c00l and mether as well who helped me get so far.
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Using python-bugzilla. Follow up thread on fedora-devel.
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From: Kevin Fenzi <kevin(a)scrye.com>
Subject: Re: Orphaning Candidate packages for removal due to FTBFS, implications
On Sat, 16 Jan 2010 10:13:32 +0100
Michael Schwendt <mschwendt(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> It's a more fundamental problem, though. The AWOL-process is for
> people, not for packages. The people may still be active (and even
> known to be active somewhere) and not AWOL, but the packages which
> are assigned to them would still look orphaned. FTBFS is just one way
> to find packages that don't even build.
> However, if that happens, it may be much too late. Such a package may
> have been in an unmaintained desolate state for a long time already.
> With nobody handling the incoming bugzilla tickets. With some bug
> reports having been killed in an automated way at dist EOL. And worse
> if it turns out that packages which do build are unmaintained
> nevertheless, with the same symptoms in bugzilla and in package scm.
> Makes me wonder what bugzilla status report scripts we have? To
> create a list of potentially unmaintained packages earlier and to
> detect packages with non-responsive owners.
Yeah, there was talk a while back about setting something up to try and
detect poorly maintained/unmaintained packages, but I fear nothing ever
came of it.
I think it would be great to have some automated script that used a
variety of input info to try and come up with a list of packages and/or
maintainers who are not responsive. Unfortunately, this will be
tricky to get right as there are a lot of corner cases: This could
- Process bugzilla.
How many bugs are assigned to each maintainer.
How many of those have never had a comment by that maintainer.
How many of those are over a month old
How many of those are over a year old
How many of those are over 5 years old.
Packages with the most bugs (would need to weight somehow
things like the kernel or X, and/or abrt bugs). Perhaps
divide by co-maintainers?
Packages that have upstream updates that haven't been acted on.
-SCM Commits / Bodhi / Koji
Packages that have had no SCM commits in a cycle.
Packages that have had no updates in a cycle.
Maintainers who have not commited to anything in a
Maintainers who have never submitted an update.
Maintainers who have never built anything in koji.
Maintainers who haven't built anything in a cycle.
Maintainers who haven't built anything in a year.
- Mail / FAS:
Maintainers who have never posted to fedora*
Maintainers who's fedora account system email bounces
Maintainers who's fedora account system email is never
Sponsors who have never sponsored anyone.
Sponsors who have not sponsored anyone in a year.
Sponsors who have not sponsored anyone in 5 years.
Maintainers who have a feed, but no posts.
You can see there is a lot of info out there, but much of it may not
apply in reality. Ie, there is a package that doesn't update because
it's quite stable. It has no bugs against it and the maintainer isn't
doing anything else in Fedora. :)
So, it might be nice to have such a tool and have it generate a list of
possible maintainers/packages that need help. Then a human should look
over the list and try and contact maintainers/gather info on packages
and/or start unresponsive maintainer, etc.
Any takers for writing such a script?
devel mailing list
freedom, friends, features, first
Fedora-india meet at 1130AM IST,17th Jan 2010
- New folks: introduction/ queries etc.
- GNUnify : whose attending etc.
- release parties ( reports or plans )
please add more stuff as you see fit.
I am not able to send e-mail using my Evolution mail in Fedora 12. The
server type is SMTP.
It is showing an error message as follows:
Error while Sending message.
RCPT TO <***(a)***.com> failed: Temporary failure, please try again
later. It is taking 10-20 minutes to deliver the e-mails.
But there are no problem while receiving e-mail on it. Please suggest me.
Thanks & Regards,
Forwarding this because it somehow got snagged in moderation.
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From: Sayamindu Dasgupta <sayamindu(a)gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 12 Jan 2010 01:49:40 +0530
Subject: Re: [fedora-india] Project FOSS properly - was [Re: request
for speaker for our FOSS festival Mukti 2010]
On Mon, Jan 11, 2010 at 8:57 AM, Debayan Banerjee <debayanin(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> 2010/1/8 Aanjhan R <aanjhan(a)gmail.com>
>> And its all about how you project. I think you have forgotten the
>> '3-emails' sent by SM to dgplug list. I bring it up again.
> The 3 emails were good. However over time I found a few paradoxes.
> Since I left college 7 months back i have been in 2 companies. Both the
> companies hired me for my FOSS involvement. 4 other friends of mine are in
> the present company today because of their FOSS involvement.
> If I go give a talk at some college I will end up saying the opposite. FOSS
> does get you a job. Does it get everyone a job? Depends on how you define
> the term contributor.
> If the contribution is in code your chances of landing a job hence will
> obviously be higher than of you are into l10n.
> To be able to truly analyse whether FOSS gets you a job or not, you need to
> ask yourself how many of your FOSS contributor (in code) friends are jobless
> for a long time. Are you sure they did not talk about their FOSS project in
> the interview? Atleast all the contributor friends I have did talk about
> their projects.
I think the keyword is "well-prepared". I have a friend who joined one
of the "standard big companies", and he excelled immensely there. The
reason was very simple. Being exposed to the foss community, he had a
pretty good idea of a typical foss software development lifecycle, and
terms like bug reports, qa, tickets, api freeze, etc were not at all
foreign to him. I would hazard a guess that in any kind of software
development, you need to deal with with these on a day to day basis (I
am guessing here since I have never been involved in anything non-FOSS
- the first job I landed up made me sign a document saying that
anything I code needs to be FOSS licensed).
Compare this with the standard student coming out with a 4 yr BTech
degree - it will take at least 2-3 months for him to figure out that
tickets are not necessarily something you deal with while travelling
in a bus or train ;-).
Motivation is a tricky thing to deal with, and even trickier to speak
about and even even more trickier to generate. You never know what
"clicks". When I started off, I was not worried about a job (I was a
school student, having just cleared the Madhyamik exam, and my plan at
that time was to study English, or Physics). Then what motivated me ?
I really don't know. I have a theory though. The thing that attracted
me to FOSS was the same thing that attracts people to Orkut and
Facebook nowadays. The Linux Users Group, Kolkata, the community at
the Linux Documentation Project, etc were the _first_ social networks
that I was exposed to. I got hooked that kind of "social" network, and
the best way to gather karma ratings in that social network was to
contribute. And so I became a contributor :-).
It makes sense to highlight the various things you can do if you are
involved in FOSS - and who knows, it may strike a chord with someone
in the audience, and provide the requisite "spark". One of the reasons
people in college were interested to know what I did was, I would,
every semester take a weeklong leave, and fly off to some interesting
place (Bangalore, Delhi, Pune, Birmingham, Java, etc etc).
Hope the above makes some sense (saw this thread while a git-svn clone
was happening and.... ;-)
I am a student from National Institute of Technology, Durgapur. We organise
a FOSS festival, Mukti(http://mkti.in) every year. Last year we had some
Fedora contributors here during our fest. In continuation with that we are
hopeful to get some more speakers from Fedora.
1. I would like to know if we can get to some speaker to show their projects
like a small hack session with the hope that we may get some contributors to
the project. We will provide the necessary requirement for conducting the
2. There is a panel discussion around the topic "Free software. Why is it
important for students like us to contribute to them. Software Patents.".
The number of speakers participating in this event will be 3-4.
Date: 5-7 Feb 2010.
Timings of all the events are yet to be decided.
We are open to suggestions.
Roshan Kumar Singh