In an attempt to be a bit more organized about FAS releases, give
translators a chance to get their work in, etc, I'm going to propose
a schedule for the next Fedora Account System release.
January 14, 2012 -- FUDCon hackfest day -- make a prerelease for people to
see the process. Push to stg.
January 15, 2012 -- last hackfest day of FUDCon -- bugfix for any stg
issues, update stg with new prerelease if necessary. Announce to
translators list that a release is coming up.
January 16-18, 2012 -- Toshio on Vacation
January 21, 2012 -- String freeze; announce string freeze to translators'
January 31, 2012 -- Release FAS 0.8.11; push to production
You'll notice that there's no actual Feature Freeze in there, just a string
freeze. So far, FAS hasn't had official feature freezes as our testing
procedures have been to deploy to stg and then test new features and test
that old features aren't obviously broken. We've been small enough that
we've just held off on committing large changes at this time -- sticking
with bugfixes or easily reviewed features instead.
If we get to the point where we have enough committers that this is
a problem, we should think about having a trunk and a release branch but
I don't think that time has arrived yet.
At the moment while checking if a password is valid FAS does not check
how many characters are present.
Thus it allows things like: "aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa" as password.
One solution is of course checking how many different characters are
present in the password and I have a quick patch which does that.
However while discussing about this with Kevin and Toshio on IRC we did
not find what would be an optimal number of character different in the
password which would be:
- high enough to make the password strong(er)
- low enough so that in case of brute force the number of possibilities
for each character added remain high.
So, do you have an opinion on the minimal amount of different characters
a password should have ?
The infrastructure team will be having it's weekly meeting tomorrow
2011-12:01 at 1900 UTC in #fedora-meeting on the freenode network.
Suggested topics (suggested by whom):
* New folks introductions and Apprentice tasks.
* Password / ssh key reset status and retrospective.
* serverbeach / collab / hosted status
* ibiblio machines status
* Upcoming Tasks/Items
2011-12-01 Flag day for password reset/new ssh keys.
2011-12-01 nag fi-apprentice folks for december
2011-12-08 - Fedora 14 end of life.
2011-12-23 to 2012-01-02 - rh shutdown week.
2012-01-13 to 2012-01-15 - FUDCON blacksberg
2012-02-14 to 2012-02-28 - F17 Alpha Freeze
* Meeting tagged tickets:
* Open Floor
Submit your agenda items, as tickets in the trac instance and send a
note replying to this thread.
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