For what it's worth:
ambassadors-list == 272 members
marketing-list == 393 members
202 people are on both lists.
I do not attempt to draw any conclusions from this data. I will leave
that to others.
A distrowatch article collects some informations about the recently released
KDE 4.0.0. But they seems to be a little bit confused about the different
"The Fedora distribution has traditionally been focusing on GNOME as its
preferred desktop environments, but with the increasing community
participation in the project, perhaps we shouldn't be surprised that KDE
4.0.0 is now included in "rawhide" (Fedora's development branch). Not only
that, it also appears to be the default KDE (KDE 3.5.8 is present as well,
but these packages have been renamed to kdebase3, kdelibs3, etc.). Moreover,
the Fedora community has released an installable Fedora live CD containing a
base system from the latest rawhide + KDE 4.0.0 - a good way to evaluate the
progress Fedora has made since the release of version 8. The live CD is
available for download from here: rawhide-KDE4-i686-20080109.4.iso (694MB,
Per a discussion with a couple people in #fudcon today, I am sending out an email regarding a
discussion that was held at FUDCon this weekend.
One of the first sessions I attended was the "Getting your parents to use Fedora" session, which
discussed techniques and ideas for helping your family members and friends successfully install and
We had quite a lively discussion and a few good ideas were brought up from this discussion. Because
of this, I've started a wiki page at http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FedoraFamily to help collaborate
on this issue.
If you were involved in this discussion, or would like to participate, I would appreciate your help...
Not sure if this is worth the effort. Maybe we should look at making the
transition more easier.
"Updating from Fedora 7 i386 to Fedora 8 x86_64 isn't supported, and
many folks will tell you to just reinstall in order to move to a 64-bit
Linux. However, I managed to resolve the main problems when doing a yum
update in a single day. Your mileage will vary depending on what
third-party repositories you're using, how much software you've
installed by hand, and how dependent your software is on the system
To all FUDCon attendees - I realise you're all going to be really busy
and enjoying it all (just looked over the schedules and it looks like it
should be *awesome*) but...
Anybody with an interest in marketing there think we should see about
putting together reports about what's going on in the hackfests? Or is
something like this already being done? This is my own particular focus
and if I was there I'd probably be annoying everyone asking questions
about their work all the time! Definitely think this is the kind of
stuff that needs promotion...
Also any information about any of it for promotional purposes would be
great!! Sorry if people are already doing it - wish I could have made it
Rough translation of the summary:
"Until recently, I must admit I was not very fond of Fedora as a desktop
system but we can say Fedora 8 surpassed all my expectations. All
equipment is configured out of the box, the defaults are picked up with
taste and menus are all in place. The settings are simple and
understandable. The developers have managed to add stability to the
system and pay greater attention to security issues. Well Fedora 8
justifies it's title. It really changed my attitude to it. Linux forever!"