FYI, Marketing team, re: the XZ (smaller packages) feature. One of
the big lingering issues was that the XZ libraries used by the
yum-presto/deltaRPM feature would fail to rebuild .noarch
(architecture-independent) RPM packages that were identical to the
original when checksummed. Therefore, any .noarch package would fail
the rebuild test and the original, full package would be downloaded
anyway. (Binary architecture-dependent packages, like *.i686.rpm and
*.x86_64.rpm, worked fine -- the majority of packages.)
That's been fixed, meaning this feature works even better now for F12
than a month ago.
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Date: Wed, 07 Oct 2009 12:05:02 +0530
From: Rahul Sundaram <sundaram(a)fedoraproject.org>
To: Development discussions related to Fedora <fedora-devel-list(a)redhat.com>
Subject: Re: didn't see "md5 mismatch" error on today's Rawhide noarch
Organization: Red Hat
On 10/07/2009 07:25 AM, Andre Robatino wrote:
> There was at least one noarch package in today's Rawhide updates, and I
> didn't see the usual "md5 mismatch" error when rebuilding the RPMs.
> Does this mean that they are now being built on a little endian arch
> (probably Intel), and if so, will this be done consistently from now on?
> (At least until xz is changed to generate the same compressed output on
> big endian.)
XZ upstream was informed of this problem and we have now inherited the
Wed Oct 07 2009 Jindrich Novy
- update to 4.999.9beta
- sync with upstream to generate the same archives on machines with
fedora-devel-list mailing list
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could speak with one voice to the Supreme Court. This is certainly what
*I* would say if I had that chance. And so I am satisfied. I was going
down the depressing list of briefs filed for Petitioner on the ABA's
list of filed amicus briefs, and it was so frustrating to see no one
saying anything like what I believe to be technically true about
software patents or addressing the specific needs of Free and Open
Source software. At last someone has told them what we wanted to say. I
just hope the Supreme Court has some techies in the clerk pool!"
As discussed in the marketing meeting yesterday on irc....
Now that the Fedora 12 talking points have been settled, we need to
start doing print or podcast interviews around some of those points /
features. We selected 4 talking points in the marketing meeting
yesterday that should definitely have interviews to go along with them
- Next-Gen Ogg, NetworkManager enhancements, Virt improvements, and
Systemtap improvements - but to do the interviews, we still need
The tools / information to start doing interviews are available here:
https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Category:F12_in-depth_features ... and
please note the table for features and owners. If you are willing to
take something on, please add your name to the wiki as the owner so we
know that we (a) have an owner, and (b) don't have 12 owners being
redundant. Stickster has graciously volunteered to do the SystemTap
interview. (Thank you, Paul :D ) Mchua - I don't know if you want to
open marketing tickets for each of these interviews, if so I can do
Mchua previously issued a call to action on this -
https://fedorahosted.org/marketing-team/ticket/73 - and so we're still
looking to synchronize interviewees and interviewers. If you have any
ideas, please post your suggestions in the wiki and/or on the mailing
Of course, other interviews around the talking points / features for
Fedora 12 are welcome as well - please add your work to the list in
Comments welcome of course.
On 09/30/2009 08:47 PM, Tareq Al Jurf wrote:
> Hi Mel i remember last month we discussed interviews with fedora
> users i searched for the messages but couldn't find them :( so can u
> send me the link that has the questions i'm going to interview a
> couple of arabs Fedora users with skype webcam and i need some ideas
I can't recall a link with questions off the top of my head, but some
questions that usually make for good interviews...
* Tell me the story of how you started using Fedora.
* Tell me the story of how you started contributing to the Fedora
community. What are you proudest of?
* Show me something you've done in Fedora - what's your favorite program
and how do you use it? Or what's the coolest thing you've done with
Fedora that you think other people may not know about yet?
* What questions do you have about Fedora?
* What could we do better?
* What would you like to see happen in Fedora in the future - both the
distribution and the community?
Basically, get people to tell you stories about their Fedora experience,
and you should be all set. Copying the Marketing list in case anyone has
more ideas - in general, you might get a faster response from the list
than from my crowded inbox. :)
Also, I'm not sure if we have a preferred free alternative to Skype -
does anyone have any suggestions?