Red Hat has announced its 2009 RHCE of the Year winners, and if you
look here, you'll see a very recognizable name:
Congratulations to all the winners, including our very own John Rose,
whose participation in Fedora is highlightedin the announcement.
John, thanks to all you continue to do for Fedora, and it's wonderful
to see your many achievements recognized with this award. I look
forward to seeing you in Chicago in a few weeks!
Paul W. Frields http://paul.frields.org/
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I was interviewed by waferbaby (Daniel Bogan) about my hardware/software
setup and I go through my usage of Fedora in the interview:
Daniel's got some really interesting interviews on usesthis.com, e.g.,
with Jakob Nielsen and Joe Hewitt (creator of Firebug). Also an
interview with Danah Boyd from Microsoft Research who surprisingly uses
Anyhow since Fedora is mentioned quite extensively I figured I'd point
I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask but here it goes;
Since I'm getting more and more of a Fedora enthusiast I was looking
for some cool office accessories today. After doing a quick search I
ended up at RedHat's on-line store with a very limited range of
accessories. Anyway, I noticed the $2,- decals and I put a few of them
in my shopping chart. (about 5). While trying to figure out the rest
of the order procedure I came across the shipping costs. It turned out
that $65 (or $120 depending on shipping method) would be added to the
current order (still 5 stickers) to get them shipped over to The
Netherlands. Heck, if the money would all go to the Fedora Project I
might have even considered buying them but I wasn't planning on
sponsoring UPS too. :)
After taking a little bit more time I bumped into an other
possibility; a French web-shop which had a whole wardrobe of fedora
clothing (and yet again very limited accessories). Besides that, I
don't know French and I couldn't discover a possibility to switch to
English (I might have not looked good enough though).
So still no luck.
I also found out that there's a Fedora Shop SIG at
https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/SIGs/Store (referring to this
mailinglist). Unfortunately the most recent activity seems to be
somewhere around in 2008. Now my actual question; is this SIG still
alive and if not, how much interest is there to reincarnate it? I'd be
happy to assist where I can.
The reason that I'm asking here is because the page doesn't state on
contacting a person or other mailing-list than this one.
Thank you for your time.
With kind regards / Met vriendelijke groet,
As I noted in the last marketing meeting could have done a better than
with the release notes for the Alpha release than we did. I just ran out
of time. The Beta release is schedule at 2009-10-13. So we don't really
have too much time. As promised, here are more details.
The Beta release notes is a important source of information for our
users, testers, ambassadors, even fellow developers and press for that
release. So I am asking you all to help you a bit. Here is how:
I have "open sourced" my process of finding information and my notes and
copied over all that information to
If you don't have much time, take one item in this list and add more
information. I will also help you avoid even clicking on a link and copy
the same information below:
* Hybrid ISO - earlier revision in Alpha release notes history. Confirm
that it works well before adding it here
* Status of http://www.ing.unibs.it/openfwwf/ in Fedora? How well does
* Moblin - Explain in detail with potentially a screencast
* GNOME Shell - Ogg Screencast possibly with voice over
* Yum Presto - In GNOME and KDE groups. What about delta rpm generation?
* http://live.gnome.org/GTK%2B/ClientSideWindows - Eclipse and Adobe
Reader needs a workaround
* Abrt - whats the status?
* Anaconda MDRaid - Explain in detail
* Lower Process Capabilities
* Contact KDE SIG and gather important changes. Phonon has changed to
gstreamer backend in Alpha release and was not mentioned. So call it out
in the Beta release.
* Look at F11 Preview release notes and use it as a template. It matches
the beta this release because of rel eng decision to tweak the release
process a bit
* Read rawhide reports in between alpha and beta release for new
packages as well as import changes worth noting here
* Quickly skimp through all threads in fedora-devel and fedora-test list
for note worthy changes
* Read Planet Fedora and reference developer blogs when important
changes are mentioned
* Consult with QA team and make sure note worth issues are mentioned. If
anything needs explicit testing, highlight it
* More details at
https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/12/FeatureList. Read the release
notes section of each of the approved feature
To keep everyone in the loop - here's what's up (see log at end of
email). As promised, I'll be updating the actual project page to reflect
status later tonight (must find food first; stomach rumbly) - progress
is *extremely* rapid right now, so keeping everything in sync will be a
For future reference for where these discussions will be taking place:
zikula-deployment-related things (modules, packaging, infrastructure,
theming, etc) will all be on the logistics list.
FI-content/workflow-related-things will all be on the marketing list.
There will be a lot of overlap for the next few weeks, since the modules
we're working on for deployment heavily affect the workflow we'll be
using for our content. If you're on both lists, you'll get everything.
If you're only concerned with zikula deployment and don't care about the
details of how FI content will function, watch logistics. If you're only
concerned with FI as a platform for marketing materials and don't care
about the details of how that platform gets set up, watch marketing.
We might have a few torrents of information on this over the next few
weeks, as I will be erring on the side of transparency (information on
what is happening available to everybody all the time). In particular,
IRC conversations on FI zikula deployment will be summarized (and logged
when possible) and sent to list - thanks to Rahul for the transparency-poke.
We're moving fast, so things are chaotic. Thanks for keeping up and
putting up with the construction mud and noise - I am *amazed* at how
this is progressing. You folks rock.
itbegins> mchua: Work overtook me the last couple of nights - how are we
doing with Zikula?
<mchua> itbegins: hey! mmcgrath was looking for you in #fedora-admin
earlier about that, actually.
<mchua> itbegins: he's getting it up on staging for us, but the fasauth
plugin isn't working - it seemed to work when manually installed (grab
source from git repo, stick in modules folder) but when the package was
<itbegins> mchua: Shoot, the package is out of date
<itbegins> mchua: The code changes I made need to be mirrored into the
<itbegins> I completely forgot
<mchua> itbegins: EvilBob went packager-hunting last night, and was
successful - Chitlesh packaged at least one of the two modules you were
* mchua looks to see which one.
<mchua> itbegins: zikula-feeds. and mether is going to submit them for
<mchua> itbegins: afaik, we still need pagemaster packaged and submitted
and all that.
<itbegins> If we get pagemaster done, we might be able to do this
properly the first time - I can work on pulling it all together and walk
mizmo through converting her templates
<itbegins> if we just have feeds, that satisfies mizmo's biggest need
when she was templating things
<mchua> itbegins: this strikes me as a decent summary of activity in the
last 24 hours, so I'm going to send the last few lines of this log to
the marketing and logistics mailing list as a holdover for the better
project status updates I should be writing tonight.
<itbegins> looks like we got both
<mchua> itbegins: WOW. That... awesome. *Both* packages. Wow. *torrent
of gratitude towards Bob, Chitlesh, and Rahul*
<itbegins> yes, I was impresed to say the least
We need packaging (or packager-recruiting) help. I'm going to be
traveling in some way for the next 12 hours, but in that time we need to
find someone to do two simple packages (it looks like they'll be
extremely fast for an experienced packager, and Toshio stands ready to
review them tonight whenever they are ready).
We need the two modules listed at
for Fedora Insight, preferably within the next 24 hours. We need these
packages in order to have RSS feeds and events blocks on the F12
deployment of FI.
Can anyone package or help find someone who can package?
>> We would need them earlier though, because the theming depends on the
>> modules. E.g. right now the theme templates I'm writing depend heavily
>> on the news module and the themes would have to change if we use
>> different modules for different widgets on the page :-/
> Do we have someone who can package them tonight? I can do a review for
> licensing and bundling which would allow us to copy the package to the
> Fedora Infrastructure repo until they are in Fedora and EPEL. If we
> don't even have someone who can get them packaged up then it sounds like
> it's a bit late for hitting F12.