I am in search of sponsorship for hosting space to deploy a test
instance of nitrate . Some of you may recall several years back when
we deployed an instance of Testopia. That exploration was cut short
when we discovered license incompatibilities between testopia and
Fedora. At that time, a small group of Red Hat associates began
creating a new Django-based test management system to remove the
components that had conflicting licenses. That new system became
The Fedora QA team would like to experiment/explore this newer
Django-based test management system. At the very least, I believe we'll
need a publicly accessible server where we can host the nitrate instance
and a mysql database for it.
I filed ticket#2673
(https://fedorahosted.org/fedora-infrastructure/ticket/2673) to track
this request. Please don't hesitate with any
Hey, just a note to let everybody know, we just switched all of our
machines to disallow SSH password authentication, so if you were
previously using passwords to login anywhere, you'll need to use key
There has been some confusion and misunderstanding around
blogs.fedoraproject.org recently. This email will hopefully clear them
At the Tempe Fudcon, the Fedora Infrastructure team determined that we
should retire our blogs.fedoraproject.org service. The reasons for this
* We currently have no infrastructure members who are driving support
of this service. (Fixing bugs, following upstream or improving the
* Wordpress has a long history of security issues, requiring frequent,
custom patches or updates to keep it secure.
* Many other sites out there are providing blog services as their core
mission, likely resulting in a more feature-full and compelling
offering. Some of these sites like wordpress.com are commited to free
software, like Fedora is.
* Usage of the service was quite low. We have 92 blogs, but only 39 of
them had more than 5 posts. Only 6 of them had posts in the last
month, and only 23 had posts in 2011.
While we are open to interested parties stepping forward to help us
maintain the service, currently there is no compelling reason to
keep the service running.
We will be happy to help any user wishing to transition their blog to
another service. We will provide web site redirects and dumps of their
Please contact fedora infrastructure (infrastructure(a)lists.fedoraproject.org)
with further questions or concerns.
On Wed, May 18, 2011 at 08:26:31PM -0400, Paul Frields wrote:
> I revised Peter's excellent proposal on our Features module process here:
> The revisions are in accordance with the discussion we had in
> Tuesday's meeting, hopefully. I'm hoping a couple of our more expert
> git users on the list (e.g. from Infrastructure) can weigh in on any
> problems they see.
Reaching out to some of the folks on websites and infrastructure for
suggestions, setting reply-to in hopes of keeping the discussion in
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