We are going to be releasing EPEL6 soon, and would like help with the
announcement. Here's a rough draft I have currently.
Any comments/corrections/re-wording/etc welcome.
The Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux (EPEL) project is happy to
announce today the release of EPEL6. The EPEL6 software collection is
add on packages for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and other compatible
systems, maintained by the community under the umbrella of the Fedora
Over 2500 source packages that build into over 5600 binary rpms are
included currently, limited only by maintainers eager and willing to
maintain more packages. (See below to join us!)
rt3 - The Request Tracker Bug and Ticket tracking system, as well as
it's 90 perl packages dependencies.
trac - Project management system, along with many plugins.
haproxy, varnish and lighttpd proxies and web servers.
BackupPC, rdiff-backup and other backup clients.
A large stack of Ruby packages.
Spamassassin plugins, clamav and other mail server and filtering
rkhunter and chkrootkit security scanners.
collectd, munin, nagios and cacti monitoring solutions.
Over 600 perl packages.
And many more...
To use EPEL6:
To Join us, or for more information on the EPEL project:
My apologies for the terrible formatting - zodbot was offline during
the meeting. ;)
Highlights are basically:
** Discussion of FUDCon PR Stuff involving Jared and Kara, as well as
video possibilities with Colby.
** Getting the word out about Fedora-related events at local events
such as FOSDEM
14:03 < rbergeron> #startmeeting Fedora Marketing
14:03 < rbergeron> oh
14:03 < rbergeron> right.
14:03 < jsmith> Outage :-)
14:03 < rbergeron> We'll just pretend like zodbot is here and cut and
paste later. ;)
14:03 < rbergeron> #topic Roll Call! :)
14:03 < jsmith> WORKSFORME
14:03 * rbergeron is here
14:03 * jsmith is here
14:03 < rbergeron> rrix is en route to food and wireless at his food spot.
14:04 < rbergeron> stickster sends his regrets, I believe.
14:04 < rbergeron> and jsmith, it may be just you and me. :)
14:04 < jsmith> It'll be a short meeting, then
14:05 < rbergeron> yes.
14:05 * rbergeron is going to go have her weekly 1:1 with dgilmore
after this. in person at the PHX airport. ;)
14:05 < rbergeron> #topic FUDCon Marketing stuff
14:06 < rbergeron> jsmith: I suppose now is as good time as any to
talk about this stuff.
14:06 < jsmith> Sure...
14:06 < rbergeron> #info We're working on getting Colby Hoke here for
FUDCon to do videos.
14:06 < jsmith> I was supposed to have a meeting w/ Kara earlier today
to discuss, but the Raleigh office is
14:06 < rbergeron> oh?
14:06 * rbergeron thought Kara was on leave
14:06 < jsmith> (weather related)
14:06 < rbergeron> yeah
14:06 < jsmith> Oh, maybe that too...
14:06 < rbergeron> ZOMG ICE
14:07 < rbergeron> i know she's sort-of in/about, but i think technically out.
14:07 < rbergeron> unless that was last thursday she was coming back.
I could be behind the times. ;)
14:07 < rbergeron> jsmith: Were you planning on talking to her about
the video-related stuff?
14:07 < rbergeron> I know I just sent that mail earlier today, but
maybe it would be good to add to that list, if
you weren't. ;)
14:08 < jsmith> rbergeron: Mostly about FUDCon PR in general, but the
video stuff was going to be mentioned
14:08 < rbergeron> okay.
14:08 < rbergeron> I had mentioned some of the cloud stuff, and maybe
desktop stuff, as things we could do video
14:08 < rbergeron> Did you have any other thoughts?
14:09 < rbergeron> She's doing the press blog piece, I know.
14:09 < rbergeron> for general FUDCon stuff.
14:10 < rbergeron> jsmith: ^ ;)
14:11 < jsmith> Hmmmn...
14:11 < jsmith> I'd still like to see a video on systemd
14:12 * rbergeron nods
14:12 < rbergeron> I don't think lennart is on our list of folks coming.
14:12 < rbergeron> Do we know if there's someone else who could be a
good substitute (or if we need to figure
outhow to get him here because it's that urgent?)
14:12 < jsmith> Perhaps the Consistent Device Naming stuff that Matt Domsch did
14:13 < jsmith> Spice stuff too, perhaps?
14:13 < rbergeron> #idea Consistent Device Naming - matt domsch
14:13 < rbergeron> #idea systemd - do we need lennart for this?
14:14 < jsmith> Not necessarily...
14:14 < rbergeron> Spice stuff - hmmm
14:14 * rbergeron wonders if maybe justin forbes could talk about
that at all - not sure
14:15 < rbergeron> or if there's someone else - i don't think the
spiceinvirtmanager feature owner is coming
14:15 -!- nb is now known as i
14:18 < rbergeron> okay.
14:18 -!- i is now known as nb
14:18 < rbergeron> So I guess beyond that - the remaining FUDCon
marketing "stuff" basically consists, I think,
of just trying to raise awareness in the community,
as well as outside.
14:18 < rbergeron> And LOCALLY.
14:18 < jsmith> Sounds perfect right
14:19 < rbergeron> #action rbergeron to send a list to
fedora-marketing about making sure to dent/tweet etc.
about impending fudcon.
14:19 < rbergeron> jsmith: anything you want to add?
14:20 < jsmith> Nope...
14:20 < rbergeron> okay
14:20 < rbergeron> #topic Any other business?
14:20 * rbergeron looks around for anything else.
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14:21 < jsmith> The only other thing I can think of is getting out the
word about Fedora at various events
14:21 < jsmith> (LCA and FOSDEM come to mind)
14:22 < rbergeron> Are you talking about Fedora-related stuff going on
at those events?
14:22 < jsmith> Yes
14:22 * jsmith didn't word that very well, did he
14:22 < rbergeron> well. it was somewhat ambiguous ;) lol
14:22 < rbergeron> So my thought is this - usually the event owners
for those things can come to mktg to ask
about help in spreading the word.
14:23 < rbergeron> So maybe a reminder at an ambassadors meeting, or
to famsco about reminding folks in varoius
regional meetings, is a good tihng to do there.
14:23 < jsmith> Yup
14:25 < rbergeron> #action rbergeron will drop a note / ticket to
famsco, asking them to ping regional folks
about "Hey, please ask for advertising about our
presence at events."
14:27 * rbergeron has nothing else to add to the meeting - jsmith, if
you're cool, I'm gonna end this puppy.
14:28 < jsmith> Go for it!
14:29 < jsmith> I have nothing further to add
14:31 < rbergeron> sounds good.
14:31 < rbergeron> #endmeeting
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