I caught this off the devel list and thought it was particularly
exciting. :) It would be cool to promote this upcoming change more
visibly – as a sysadmin / Fedora user, this type of news is interesting
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Subject: Fedora 30 Self-Contained Change proposal: PHP 7.3
Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2018 15:59:04 -0400
From: Ben Cotton <bcotton(a)redhat.com>
Reply-To: Development discussions related to Fedora
To: devel-announce(a)lists.fedoraproject.org, devel(a)lists.fedoraproject.org
= PHP 7.3 =
== Summary ==
Update the PHP stack in Fedora to latest version 7.3.x
== Owner ==
* Name: [[User:Remi| Remi Collet]] and [[SIGs/PHP|PHP SIG]]
* Email: remi at fedoraproject dot org
== Detailed Description ==
Update the PHP stack in Fedora to latest version 7.3.x.
* [http://php.net/archive/2018.php#id2018-09-13-2 First RC] was
released on Sept 13th
* PHP 7.3.0 is [https://wiki.php.net/todo/php73 planed] for end of
year, which seems compatible with Fedora roadmap.
Compatibility for PHP code is very good.
== Benefit to Fedora ==
Provides the latest PHP version to developers and system administrators.
== Scope ==
* Proposal owners: Check Koschei status. Test with latest version to
ensure compatibility. Work with upstream on bug fixing. Needed mass
rebuild (C extensions) done by change owner.
* Other developers: N/A (not a System Wide Change)
* Policies and guidelines: N/A (not a System Wide Change)
* Trademark approval: N/A (not needed for this Change)
== How To Test ==
* The PHP stack (extensions and libraries) are monitored by Koschei,
* install and play with your web applications
== User Experience ==
Developers and system administrators will have the great benefit or
running the latest PHP version.
== Dependencies ==
All php-* packages (and some *-php)
== Contingency Plan ==
* Contingency mechanism: Drop not compatible packages.
== Documentation ==
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I'm Alberto from the Marketing team, I'm asking for help to encourauge
the use of Fedora Calendar to publish our events.
The main idea is collect the events and write a Fedora Magazine
entry about the upcoming events. we hope this increases the visibility
of our events.
Hi Marketing team,
John Terrill (cc'ed) has a draft blog post for the Red Hat blog
announcing the F29 Beta. Content is below. Please provide any feedback
you have by Thursday morning. (This might also help jump start the
content for the Ambassadors talking points)
Fedora 29 Beta now available
By Matthew Miller, Fedora Project Leader
September 18, 2018
We’re pleased to announce that Fedora 29, the latest version of the
Fedora operating system, is now available in beta. The Fedora Project
is a global community that works together to help the advancement of
free and open source software, culminating in the innovative Fedora
operating system designed to answer end user needs across the
computing spectrum. Delivered as three separate editions (Fedora
Server, Fedora Atomic Host, and Fedora Workstation), each is designed
to provide a free, Linux-based system tailored to meet specific use
As with all Fedora beta releases, the common foundation of all Fedora
editions has been updated with minor bug fixes and package tweaks.
Enhancements to Fedora 29 Beta’s base packages include Python 3.7,
Perl 5.28. glibc 2.28, gloang 1.11, and MySQL 8 .
Modularity for all
Highlighting Fedora 29 Beta is the addition of modularity across all
Fedora editions. First delivered in Fedora 28 Server, modularity
enables multiple versions of the same software (like Node.js) to exist
on a single instance of Fedora 29 Beta. This provides some users the
ability to use tried-and-true versions of software while enabling
other users to work with just-released innovation, without impacting
the overall stability of the Fedora operating system.
[EXPLAIN HOW THIS IMPACTS EACH EDITION OF FEDORA - DEVELOPERS, ADMINS, ATOMIC?]
ARM, the Internet of Things and Fedora
As the world of connected devices grows, from smart homes to
industrial sensors, the importance of Internet-of-Things (IoT)
technologies does as well. Helping to power these technologies are ARM
microprocessors, which are often delivered in small, energy-sipping
form factors to power these armies of tiny devices. The importance of
ARM to IoT has not been lost on Fedora, and several new features in
Fedora 29 Beta are aimed at making the Fedora operating system a solid
home for both ARM and IoT.
These features start with enhanced ZRAM support for swap on ARMv7 and
aarch64, which helps improve the performance and reliability of Fedora
29 Beta on ARM Single Board Computers, like the Raspberry Pi. These
devices are frequently used by “makers” and in many developmental IoT
Additionally, Fedora 29 Beta now also supports uEFI for ARMv7, which
helps to simplify the user experience across architectures, including
ARM. Previous versions of Fedora delivered a separate boot cycle for
ARM devices - while still a supported architecture, this could lead to
end user challenges. With the full support of uEFI for ARM, all users,
regardless of architecture, can have a smoother Fedora experience from
start to finish.
You can take Fedora 29 Beta for a spin yourself at https://getfedora.org.
As always, the Fedora Project team wants to hear from you – let us
know about any bugs or problems that you encounter, as your feedback
can help us improve Fedora 29. Common issues can be found on the
Fedora 29 common bugs page (please read this on how to effectively
If you are interested in becoming more involved with Fedora, we want
you on our team! You can contribute to the Fedora Project in many ways
other than bug reporting – the Fedora Project is always looking for
translators, testers, content creators, marketers, designers and so
much more. Whatever your skill set, we would love to have you involved
– find out more at http://whatcanidoforfedora.org/.
The Fedora Project is a Red Hat-sponsored community project. For more
information about Fedora, please visit the Fedora Project homepage.
Fedora Program Manager
My name is Robert Wright (fas/irc: rwright) and I live in Poole, UK.
I found out about Fedora Marketing after reviewing the sub projects on the
Fedora Wiki, and am currently interested in how I can volunteer some of my
time to building out long term marketing support for the project. I’ve
worked volunteer roles in the past with Campaign groups, as well as
Conventions (Sci-fi/Anime/Gaming) and am used to the stress that comes with
wrangling volunteers as well
This would be my first true marketing project I’ve worked on, but in my day
job, I work as a Product Manager, and am skilled in preparing materials and
supporting both marketing and sales for my products I manage today in my
role. I want to volunteer to help me learn more skills I can apply to other
areas of my life professionally.
My skills, which I hope to utilize in Fedora Marketing, include:
- Product / Platform Management, including customer journey planning,
user research, and using design thinking methods (ideas, ideas, ideas!!)
- Community Management and Marketing, working for a Convention back in
Boise, ID, I learned a lot about print media as well as digital marketing
(Google Ads, planning and designing Social Media campaigns, survey design
and analysis, and building by-mouth campaigns to drive interest).
- Software Engineering, mostly in a PHP and PostgreSQL/MySQL
environment, but am learning Python as the community here has really
embraced Python in the culture of Fedora’s infra.
I wanted to learn more about long term projects, including what projects
could use some support, and how I can pitch in to help generate content for
the next release.
I am excited to hopefully start contributing with you all!
Join us on irc.freenode.net in #fedora-meeting-1 for the Fedora 29
Beta Release Readiness meeting. This meeting will be held on Thursday,
2018-09-13 at 19:00 UTC.
We will meet to make sure we are coordinated and ready for the Beta
release of Fedora 29. Please note that this meeting will be held even
if the release is delayed at the Go/No-Go meeting on the same day two
You may receive this message several times in order to open this
meeting to the teams and to raise awareness, so hopefully more team
representatives will come to this meeting. This meeting works best
when we have representatives from all of the teams.
For more information, see
I will ask for readiness from each of the teams listed below. If there
are additional teams that should be explicitly included, let me know.
All teams and contributors are welcome to provide input at the
* Cloud WG
* Fedora Project Leader
* Release Engineering
* Server WG
View the meeting on Fedocal:
Fedora Program Manager