Today at FESCo meeting  it was decided to slip Fedora 18
Beta release by *two* weeks to give the Installer team,
the new upgrade tool and Secure Boot time to finish and
polish these features to meet our release quality standards.
As a result, Fedora 18 Beta will be pushed out by two weeks,
the development is re-opened, with tentative Change Deadline
on Nov 13. Fedora 18 Beta release is now Nov 27. Anyone with
objections to enter Beta freeze on Nov 13 can file a ticket
with FESCo on the Nov 12/13 and it will be discussed in the
ticket or on special meeting.
Final Change deadline is rescheduled to Dec 18 with final
Fedora 18 release on 2013 Jan 08 .
The Go/No-Go meeting on Thursday, Nov 08 is cancelled.
Please, work on your blocker bugs and help testing the
Fedora 18, so we will be able to release in the beginning
The nomination period for FAmSCo (Fedora Ambassador Steering Committee),
FESCo (Fedora Engineering Steering Committee), and the Fedora Board is
now open, and will close on November 13, 2012, at 23:59:59 UTC.
This election cycle will fill the following seats for a one-year period:
* Fedora Board: 2 elected seats, as well as 2 appointed seats
* FESCo (Fedora Engineering Steering Committee): 4 elected seats
* FAmSCo (Fedora Ambassadors Steering Committee): 3 elected seats
Full information about the elections, including the elections schedule,
and links to where one may nominate, can be seen here:
Running concurrently with the nomination period (and, hence, closing at
the end of the nomination period), the elections questionnaire is also
open for adding questions which will be posed to candidates. Following
the closing of the questionnaire, candidates will be asked to answer
questions relevant to the position for which they are seeking election.
Questions may be added here, and, again, will also close on November 13,
As noted above, there are 2 seats on the Fedora Board that will be
appointed in this cycle, and I'm pleased as can be to announce that
Major Hayden as the first of these appointments. I'm sure that many of
you know Major from IRC (where you may know of him as rackerhacker), or
perhaps from his blog posts about security or OpenStack, or from the
Fedora Cloud SIG. He's enthusiastic, a fountain of knowledge,
passionate about Fedora, and an all-around awesome guy, and I'm certain
that he'll be able to bring some unique perspectives to the Board.
Major will be taking the seat previously occupied by Toshio Kuratomi
(aka: abadger1999). Toshio has served two years in his appointed seat on
the Fedora Board, and I am incredibly grateful to him for
his efforts, dedication, and commitment to the Board, and Fedora in
general. You are a fantastic role model and contributor - thank you,
Further details regarding each body's election follows below. I
encourage everyone to consider running for an elected seat if they have
the interest and desire to do so, and to encourage others that they feel
would be ideal representatives for particular Fedora bodies.
== Fedora Board ==
This election cycle will fill two elected seats for the Board (seats
E1 and E2). Two appointed seats (A1 and A2) will also be filled this
cycle, the first of which is the aforementioned appointment of Major
Hayden; the remaining seat will be appointed following the election. For
more information on nominations, and the process refer to:
== FESCo ==
This cycle will see candidates elected to four open seats in the Fedora
Engineering Steering Committee. For information on the nominations and
== FAmSCo ==
This election cycle will see candidates elected to fill three open seats
on the Fedora Ambassadors Steering Committee. For more information,
Join us on irc.freenode.net in #fedora-meeting-1 for this important
meeting, wherein we shall determine the readiness of the Fedora 18 Beta.
Thursday, November 08, 2012 @19:00 UTC (14:00 EST/11:00 PST/20:00 CET)
"Before each public release Development, QA and Release Engineering meet
to determine if the release criteria are met for a particular release.
This meeting is called the Go/No-Go Meeting."
"Verifying that the Release criteria are met is the responsibility of
the QA Team."
For more details about this meeting see:
In the meantime, keep an eye on the Fedora 18 Beta Blocker list:
Btw. please check time against UTC as we are in the daylight/standard
saving time change period...
# Fedora Quality Assurance Meeting
# Date: 2012-11-05
# Time: 16:00 UTC
# Location: #fedora-meeting on irc.freenode.net
It's meeting time again tomorrow. Note the time 'change', now that
daylight savings has ended in North America, we're back to 16:00 UTC -
this should actually be the same time as always for most people, in your
local timezone. Aside from the big translation bug, Beta TC7 looks like
a good step towards Beta, let's take a look through the remaining
blockers and see what we have to deal with. I don't see any other
pressing topics for the agenda - as always, add anything you can think
This is a reminder of the upcoming QA meeting. Please add any topic
suggestions to the meeting wiki page:
The current proposed agenda is included below.
== Proposed Agenda Topics ==
1. Previous meeting follow-up
2. Fedora 18 Beta status / mini blocker review
3. Open floor
Fedora QA Community Monkey
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