An interview of Fedora/Red Hat's Greg DeKoenigsberg has been posted.
This interview relates largely to the new implementations found in
Fedora Core 5 as well as some general information pertaining to the
Ill talk about a Mandriva Install Party in Strasbourg later on which
Im planning to attend.
Why? of course not to install Mandriva, but rather know how they are doing :)
Ive made a draft Impress presentation for FC5 with the beats and
PressRelease materials, if ever I found time to give a preview of FC5
over there :)
I have not yet completed it. ( http://beta.glwb.info/FC5LIVEFedora.odp )
Anything I missed ? Im thinking too to add it in the livecd :)
give your comments & suggestions.
Bob, you told me on irc that you are working on a draft. Maybe this
might help you :) or Maybe you have something more complete than mine.
ps: I won't be able to attend the Meeting today.
To start off, congratulations are in order for everyone who was involved in
bringing Fedora Core 5 to fruition. Fedora Core 5 is the most outstanding
Fedora Core release to date, and we've seen a lot of progress since Fedora
Core 4. Thank you and congratulations to everyone!
Overall, I think the Fedora Core 5 release was a great success. We had a few
minor glitches, as will always happen on release day, but things really came
together to deliver this awesome release in an awesome way.
While the excitement is still strong, let's look back over the events leading
up to and immediately following the release, and see what we can do to make
things better both for the lifetime of this release and for future releases.
Over the weekend, we saw quite a few leaked ISOs flying around. This is to be
expected, but we need to try to minimize this to avoid potential problems.
We also saw a large number of users take advantage of BitTorrent, which
greatly reduced demand on the main servers, but, as always, people are always
looking for more bandwidth. We've got plans in the works that will help, but
there's always room for more improvement. It is great that there is so much
interest, so how can we best support that interest without failing our
A lot of switches and buttons had to be operated manually for this release.
We could almost certainly add automation and scheduling, and we could
streamline processes to make life easier on ourselves.
We had to update a lot of information on both fedora.redhat.com and
fedoraproject.org. We have some unnecessary duplication, and there are
places where we can get things working a little more smoothly. Jesse, and
anyone else working on these things, what did you notice? How can we improve
It took a fair chunk of the day to get the latest release notes up on the
website and working properly. Surely, we can automate some of this. I know
a lot of work is going into getting the build tools working better, but what
else can we do to simplify this for a prompt release reaction?
There were a few other technical errors or delays, such as those that prompted
symlinking torrent URLs and the update to the release announcement, the lack
of the planned instructions for CD-burning in the distribution directories,
and a few known flaws in the final release. These kinds of things are bound
to happen, especially when internal issues arise just before the release, but
that's no reason to ignore them. What did we miss, and how can we make sure
we get it right next time?
Finally, there has been a lot of buzz leading up to and following the release.
We saw a refreshing surge even before the release hit. That's great, but the
buzz could still be bigger. We saw a few reviews of the test releases, and
many sites have published new information in the last 24 hours, but how can
we generate more of this? Did anybody notice particular areas that were
Now is the time for radical thoughts and ideas that can shape what we do to
support Fedora Core 5 and prepare for Fedora Core 6. Let's hear them!
Patrick "The N-Man" Barnes
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Those paying attention would've noticed that one problem I am having with
ambassadors is that there is too much focus on events (big or small), rather
than just telling people on the street, in your workplace, at your school
So, I propose another project is started... a project who's focus is to go
around and educate, and tell, people about fedora. To answer people's
questions. It won't be about going around to groups of people, it will be
about telling people about fedora on a one-to-one basis.
This way, the Ambassadors project will be able to support events better, and
telling people on the street won't be neglected.
I'd be willing to run the project.
What does everyone think?
Looks like we still need to polish some rough edges. Lets tackle this
and produce some good live CD's for Fedora Core 5 and followup with
fixes in the tool so that everybody can produce their own custom Fedora
Live CD's/DVD's too.
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Lembre-se que trabalhamos em pról do Fedora e, portanto, não devemos
concorrer entre nós.
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Novamente, não vamos comprar briga. Simplesmente porque não vale a pena
gastar tempo e energia com isso ;))