Fedora Weekly News 223

Pascal Calarco pcalarco at nd.edu
Thu Apr 29 01:33:31 UTC 2010

  * 1 Fedora Weekly News Issue 223
o 1.1 Announcements
+ 1.1.1 Fedora Announcement News
+ 1.1.2 Fedora Community Gaming
# Recent Bugzilla Comment Concerning Fedora 11 EOL
# Upcoming Fedora IRC Classroom Sessions - 2010-04-26
# Elections: Nominations open Sat 2010-04-24
+ 1.1.3 Fedora Development News
# Outage: Buildsystem/koji - 2010-04-25 14:30 UTC
+ 1.1.4 Fedora Events
# Upcoming Events (March 2010 to May 2010)
# Past Events
# Additional information
o 1.2 Planet Fedora
+ 1.2.1 General
o 1.3 Marketing
o 1.4 Fedora In the News
+ 1.4.1 A Music Lover's Fedora Linux Workstation
+ 1.4.2 Fedora 13 Beta: The Seen and (Troubling) Unseen (Datamation)
+ 1.4.3 Fedora taps Zarafa open source groupware for 13 (ZDNet)
o 1.5 Ambassadors
+ 1.5.1 Fedora at FLISoL of Santo Andre, Brazil
+ 1.5.2 Campus Ambassadors up and running
+ 1.5.3 Let us know about your Fedora 13 activities
o 1.6 QualityAssurance
+ 1.6.1 Test Days
+ 1.6.2 Update acceptance testing
+ 1.6.3 Remote accessibility release criterion proposal
+ 1.6.4 Fedora 11 end-of-life notification
+ 1.6.5 Fedora 13 testing
o 1.7 Artwork
+ 1.7.1 Gearing for Fedora 13
o 1.8 Security Advisories
+ 1.8.1 Fedora 13 Security Advisories
+ 1.8.2 Fedora 12 Security Advisories
+ 1.8.3 Fedora 11 Security Advisories
o 1.9 Special topic: Fedora Summer Coding
+ 1.9.1 Students plan proposals while new ideas keep coming
+ 1.9.2 Search for sponsors continues

- Fedora Weekly News Issue 223 -

Welcome to Fedora Weekly News Issue 223[1] for the week ending April 28, 
2010. What follows are some highlights from this issue.

In Project announcements, a Fedora Community Gaming session this 
Friday/Saturday, correction on Fedora 11 EOL, and details on the latest 
round of Fedora elections. In news from the Planet Fedora, details on 
updates to MobileManager, a look at KDE 4 on Fedora, and jQuery for 
educational gaming. Marketing provides coverage of recent discussion on 
keyword optimization to the main Fedora Project web site and a Joe 
"Zonker" Brockmeier IRC Classroom. Fedora In the News returns with 
recent coverage of Fedora in the trade press and blogs over hte past 
week, while the Ambassadors beat features an event report from FLISoL of 
Santo Andre, Brazil. In QA news, details on last week's Test Day on 
Anaconda (the Fedora installer)'s storage support, a proposal on new 
release criterion stating that it must be possible to install a system 
in such a way that it is immediately remotely accessible and Fedora 13 
testing activities. In Artwork team news, details on final art push for 
Fedora 13, while Security Advisories returns after a week away, 
providing security-related packages released for Fedora 11, 12 and 13. 
Our issue wraps up with updates from the Fedora Summer Coding 
activities. Enjoy FWN 223!

Unfortunately, as Kamisamanou Burgess is busy with study, the audio 
version of FWN - FAWN - is on hold until early May. You can still listen 
to old issues[2] on the Internet Archive, though. If anyone is 
interested in helping spread the load of FAWN production, please contact us!

If you are interested in contributing to Fedora Weekly News, please see 
our 'join' page[3]. We welcome reader feedback: fedora-news-list at redhat.com

FWN Editorial Team: Pascal Calarco, Adam Williamson

1. http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue223
2. http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=subject%3A%22FWN%22
3. http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/NewsProject/Join

-- Announcements --

In this section, we cover announcements from the Fedora Project, 
including general announcements[1], selected announcements to the Fedora 
user list[2], development announcements[3] and Events[4].

Contributing Writer: Pascal Calarco

1. http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/announce/
2. http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/users/
3. http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/devel-announce/
4. http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Events

--- Fedora Announcement News ---
---- Fedora Community Gaming ----

Bruno Wolff III announced[1]:

A suggestion was made to have game sessions for the community playing 
games available in Fedora. A pilot project has been started and the 
first session will be this Friday (or Saturday depending on timezone).

For background you can find the original request at[2]

A wiki page for this project is at[3]

The first session will start this Friday at 9pm EDT (0100 UTC Saturday). 
We will be playing bzflag and attempting to use Fedora Talk (x2010) as a 
social channel, as chatting socially by typing, while playing bzflag 
seems hard to do.

bzflag is a pretty light, chaotic game that allows for easy dropping in 
and out. The session will last at least 2 hours, but will go longer if 
people actually show up and want to keep playing. games1.wolff.to will 
be set up as a private server, but you will just be able to connect 
without any special password. Before we start playing we will be using 
the #fedora-games IRC channel to communicate in case there are problems. 
If you think it's likely you'll show up you can add you name in the wiki 
so we know how many people to expect.

The week after we will be running a Wesnoth session, using the in game 
chat for socializing. That's a much different game and will probably 
appeal to a different group of people.

After that, it depends on the response both a of players and people 
willing to sponsor games. At least initially we want to try a lot of 
different stuff. The first two being at the same time has to do with my 
schedule. I would hope that other people run game sessions at different 
times in order to be more accessible to other people.

---- Recent Bugzilla Comment Concerning Fedora 11 EOL ----

John Poelstra announced[4]:

"All open Fedora 11 bugs recently received a comment warning about the 
upcoming end of life for Fedora 11. This email serves as correction to 
part of that notification.

Due to an error on my part this warning was sent out earlier than it 
should have been. The statement "Approximately 30 (thirty) days from now 
Fedora will stop maintaining and issuing updates for Fedora 11..." is 
incorrect. The end of life (EOL) for Fedora 11 will be June 18, 2010, 
which is thirty days after the release of Fedora 13, currently scheduled 
for May 18, 2010. When Fedora 11 reaches EOL at that time, bugs open for 
Fedora 11 will be closed as previously described.

For more information on Fedora's policy for maintenance of our releases, 
please refer to:


My apologies for any inconvenience or confusion this error may have caused.


1. http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/users/2010-April/371558.html
2. https://fedorahosted.org/fedora-engineering-services/ticket/18
3. https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Community_Gaming
4. http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/announce/2010-April/002796.html
5. http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/LifeCycle#Maintenance_Schedule

---- Upcoming Fedora IRC Classroom Sessions - 2010-04-26 ----

Kevin Fenzi announced[1]

"The Fedora IRC Classroom has been quiet of late, but thats about to 
change! We have a number of great classes coming up:

Date and Time (UTC) Class topic and Instructor

27 April, 2010 at 19:00 UTC How to make life awesome for journalists - 
Joe Brockmeier

29 April, 2010 at 01:00 UTC How to test Fedora Updates - Kevin Fenzi

30 April, 2010 at 12:30 UTC (6:00 PM IST) A Short Tutorial On i18n 
Through gettext - Naveen Kumar

03 May, 2010 at 13:30 UTC (7:00 PM IST) Introductory workshop on GNU 
Autotools - Siddhesh Poyarekar

10 May, 2010 at 01:00 UTC Learn about exciting Fedora 13 Features - 
Kevin Fenzi

See the classroom page ( https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Classroom ) for 
more details and information on how to attend classes on IRC, or sign up 
to teach one!

Hope to see everyone there.


1. http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/announce/2010-April/002795.html

---- Elections: Nominations open Sat 2010-04-24 ----

Paul W. Frields announced[1],

“With a Fedora release coming soon, it's also time for Fedora Elections. 
Both the Fedora Project Board and the Fedora Engineering Steering 
Committee (FESCo) will have open seats during this election cycle.

Nominations for these seats open tomorrow, Saturday, April 24, 2010.

You can nominate yourself, or someone else. It's recommended if you 
intend to nominate someone else that you consult with that person first. 
The entire election schedule, and other important information for all 
nominees, is posted on the wiki's main Elections page[2], and the 
specific nomination pages for the Board[3] and FESCo[4]

You can also find more information about both these at their main wiki 

Please thoughtfully consider how you can best contribute to Fedora by 
serving on one of these important committees, or encourage someone you 
know who can make a difference to serve. Thank you!

---- Paul (25 days to Fedora 13!) ----

1. http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/announce/2010-April/002794.html
2. https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Elections
3. https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Board_nominations
4. https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Development/SteeringCommittee/Nominations
5. https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Board
6. https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FESCo

--- Fedora Development News ---

---- Outage: Buildsystem/koji - 2010-04-25 14:30 UTC ----

Mike McGrath announced[1]

There was an outage starting at 2010-04-25 14:30 UTC, which lasted 
approximately 1 hour.

To convert UTC to your local time, take a look at [2] or run:

date -d '2010-04-25 14:30 UTC'

Reason for outage:

db3, koji's primary database, was throwing read/write errors on it's 
underlying storage device. The RSA-II adapter was not showing anything 
was wrong. Not being able to log in I powercycled the host and it came 
back up on its own. We'll be keeping an eye on it.

Affected Services:

* Bodhi - https://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/
* Buildsystem - http://koji.fedoraproject.org/

Unaffected Services:

* BFO - http://boot.fedoraproject.org/
* CVS / Source Control
* DNS - ns1.fedoraproject.org, ns2.fedoraproject.org
* Docs - http://docs.fedoraproject.org/
* Email system
* Fedora Account System - https://admin.fedoraproject.org/accounts/
* Fedora Community - https://admin.fedoraproject.org/community/
* Fedora Hosted - https://fedorahosted.org/
* Fedora People - http://fedorapeople.org/
* Fedora Talk - http://talk.fedoraproject.org/
* Main Website - http://fedoraproject.org/
* Mirror List - https://mirrors.fedoraproject.org/
* Mirror Manager - https://admin.fedoraproject.org/mirrormanager/
* Package Database - https://admin.fedoraproject.org/pkgdb/
* Smolt - http://smolts.org/
* Spins - http://spins.fedoraproject.org/
* Start - http://start.fedoraproject.org/
* Torrent - http://torrent.fedoraproject.org/
* Translation Services - http://translate.fedoraproject.org/
* Wiki - http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/

Ticket Link:


Contact Information:

Please join #fedora-admin in irc.freenode.net or respond to this email 
to track the status of this outage.

2. http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Infrastructure/UTCHowto

--- Fedora Events ---

Fedora events are the source of marketing, learning and meeting all the 
fellow community people around you. So, please mark your agenda with the 
following events to consider attending or volunteering near you!

---- Upcoming Events (March 2010 to May 2010) ----

* North America (NA)[1]
* Central & South America (LATAM) [2]
* Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA)[3]
* India, Asia, Australia (India/APJ)[4]

1. http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Events#FY11_Q1_.28March_2010_-_May_2010.29
2. http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Events#FY10_Q4_.28March_2010_-_May_2010.29

---- Past Events ----

Archive of Past Fedora Events[1]

1. http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FedoraEvents/PastEvents

---- Additional information ----

* Reimbursements -- reimbursement guidelines.
* Budget -- budget for the current quarter (as distributed by FAMSCo).
* Sponsorship -- how decisions are made to subsidize travel by community 
* Organization -- event organization, budget information, and regional 
* Event reports -- guidelines and suggestions.
* LinuxEvents -- a collection of calendars of Linux events.

-- Planet Fedora --

In this section, we cover the highlights of Planet Fedora[1] - an 
aggregation of blogs from Fedora contributors worldwide.

Contributing Writer: Adam Batkin

1. http://planet.fedoraproject.org

--- General ---

Red Hat Linux 6 has been released[1]. Richard W.M. Jones recommended[2] 
taking a look at The Register's[3] review.

Meanwhile, Mark J Cox took a look[4] at the vulnerabilities and security 
updates in RHEL 5.5, as compared to 5.4 and earlier.

Chris Tyler and students at Seneca have helped[5] get ARM rolling as a 
secondary architecture on Fedora. Meanwhile, Adam John Miller wants[6] 
that Intel chips for mobile devices continue to improve.

Dan Williams shared[7] some updates to ModemManager, a tool that can 
manage mobile (3G, etc...) connections under Linux.

Richard W.M. Jones examined[8] the concept of verifying a VM's integrity 
from the host (for example, using rpm -V). Richard also asked[9] "Should 
you ever have to reinstall VMs?"

And Richard released[10] Tech Talk PSE 1.0.

Karsten Wade described[11] how to use "The Open Source Way: Creating and 
nurturing communities of contributors", a community-written textbook on 
Open Source and communities.

Steven Moix posted[12] a summary of what it has been like to use KDE 4 
on Fedora for the past six months.

Greg DeKoenigsberg suggested[13] ways to move education forward, 
including that "jQuery is the ideal language for educational games."

2. http://rwmj.wordpress.com/2010/04/21/rhel-6-public-beta-1/
3. http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/04/21/redhat_rhel6_beta_1/
4. http://www.awe.com/mark/blog/20100427.html
7. http://blogs.gnome.org/dcbw/2010/04/22/qualified-to-satisfy-you/
10. http://rwmj.wordpress.com/2010/04/24/tech-talk-pse-1-0-0-released/
11. http://iquaid.org/2010/04/23/source-repository-for-the-open-source-way/
12. http://www.alphatek.info/2010/04/25/6-months-with-kde-4-wrap-up/

-- Marketing --

In this section, we cover the happenings for Fedora Marketing Project 
from 2010-04-21 to 2010-04-27.


Contributing Writer: Neville A. Cross

Garland Binns opened this week with a suggestion for keyword 
optimization for our web site.[1] This was warmly welcomed. From 
Portugal, Nelson Marques did a comparison on youtube search results for 
Fedora[2]. Was a good reflexion on how some people do things for Fedora 
without even bein part of the project.

We got back to the change from LiveCD to LiveDVD with a message form 
Jonathan Nalley[3]. He pointed out how this was seen by the news. This 
is actually a lack of consistency that we need to fix. News doesn't have 
to be dull, Mel Chua pointed the winners of the "We're Linux" video 
contest hosted by Linux Fundation[4].

We had plenty of sprints and content done, some of the with help from 
students at Allgheny. AS one example of this, Hannah Kowen gave the 
final touchs to the BTRFS Feature Profile[5]. Kara Schiltz anounced that 
Phyton Feature Profile is ready[6].

Gerard Braad is looking how to get Chinese marketing[7]. He will be 
traveling and would like to improve the participation from the Chinese 
community and also see how marketing team can do better for them.

Probably the most important thing for Marketing Team was the Joe 
"Zonker" Brockmeier IRC Classroom. Mel Chua posted the log for this 
Fedora Classroom at the list[8], This is part of a effort to build skill 
within the Marketing Team, and there are more classes to come.

Adam Williamson is becoming a valuable team member by helping as bridge 
between QA team and Marketing team. He pointed out a very confusing 
news[9] regarding a Ubuntu memory leak issue, that may be misinterpreted 
as Red Hat/Fedora related. We should be informed and ready to clarify 
this. The other mail from Adam was asking for hel promoting Test 
Day[10]. It is recommended that you take a look to his blog[11].

1. http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/marketing/2010-April/012579.html
2. http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/marketing/2010-April/012596.html
3. http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/marketing/2010-April/012597.html
4. http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/marketing/2010-April/012603.html
5. https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Btrfs_in_Fedora_13
6. http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/marketing/2010-April/012656.html
7. http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/marketing/2010-April/012634.html
8. http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/marketing/2010-April/012667.html
9. http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/marketing/2010-April/012673.html

-- Fedora In the News --

In this section, we cover news from the trade press and elsewhere that 
is re-posted to the Fedora Marketing list[1]


Contributing Writer: Pascal Calarco

--- A Music Lover's Fedora Linux Workstation ---

Rahul Sundaram forwarded[2] a posting about using Fedora as a musician's 

"We've got here our very first entry for "The $100.00 (USD) Coolest 
Linux Workspace Contest". It's from Mauricio, a Music Theory student. If 
he wins the contest, he says that he will be using the money to buy a 
USB mic for some serious music recording."

The full post is available[3]

1. http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/marketing/
2. http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/marketing/2010-April/012626.html

--- Fedora 13 Beta: The Seen and (Troubling) Unseen (Datamation) ---

Jonathan Nalley posted[1] a link to two articles, one from Datamation[2] 
and another related post from the same author from LinuxPlanet[3].

Highlighting some of the new cloud storage options and other new 
features in Fedora 13, the author raises issues with the back-end 
commercial service options that two of these packages, Déjà Dup and 
Zarafa, can tie into. This prompted a discussion thread on the Fedora 
Marketing list, with several community members clarifying some of these 
issues from the Fedora Project's perspective, and also resulted in 
another post by Joe "Zonker" Brockmeier in OStatic[4] about linux 
commercialization and specifically referencing the Datamation post. 
Brockmeier's article concludes:

"Linux is evolving and becoming more suitable for mainstream users. 
Commercialization means more opportunity to expose a wider audience to 
free and open source software. It also means more people will be paid to 
produce more free and open source software. If that's off-putting for a 
minority contingent that can't abide "commercialization," then there's 
always OpenBSD..."

1. http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/marketing/2010-April/012597.html
2. http://itmanagement.earthweb.com/osrc/article.php/3877446/
3. http://www.linuxplanet.com/linuxplanet/reports/7046/1/
4. http://ostatic.com/blog/linux-shedding-indie-status-is-a-good-thing

--- Fedora taps Zarafa open source groupware for 13 (ZDNet) ---

Kara Schlitz forwarded[1] a posting from ZDNet from 4/19/2010, which 

"Fedora’s selection of Zarafa as an open source groupware component in 
Fedora 13 is very interesting.

The beta of Fedora 13, code named “Goddard,” was made available on April 
13. The final version is expected in mid May.

Red Hat sponsors the open source Linux project and has toyed with the 
idea of integrating email and calendaring capabilities into its Linux 
stack from time to time. Novell, of course, promotes its own GroupWise 
but also endorses other open source offerings for its Linux distribution."

The full post is available[2]

1. http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/marketing/2010-April/012554.html
2. http://blogs.zdnet.com/open-source/?p=6298

-- Ambassadors --

In this section, we cover Fedora Ambassadors Project[1].

Contributing Writer: Larry Cafiero

1. http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Ambassadors

--- Fedora at FLISoL of Santo Andre, Brazil ---

Claudio Penasio reports that he attended FLISoL of Santo André – SP 
Brazil on April 24. Claudio said the event had a Free Software 
atmosphere, and the crowd was engaged -- participating in lectures and 
other activities. Along with Fedora, Debian and Ubuntu were present. 
Fernando Silva helped with a Fedora installfest at the event.

Photos can be found here.

Claudio's blog report, in Portuguese, can be found here.

--- Campus Ambassadors up and running ---

The Fedora Project's Campus Ambassadors program is up and running, and 
is looking for participants. If you're a high school or college student 
who wants to help promote Fedora on your campus, this is the place for you.

For more information, visit 

--- Let us know about your Fedora 13 activities ---

With the release of Fedora 13 Goddard right around the corner, 
Ambassadors are encouraged to hold release events. If you are planning 
to hold an event, let Fedora Weekly News know. Drop a line to 
lcafiero=at=fedoraproject-dot-org with the details and we'll get it in FWN.

-- Quality Assurance --

In this section, we cover the activities of the QA team[1]. For more 
information on the work of the QA team and how you can get involved, see 
the Joining page[2].

Contributing Writer: Adam Williamson

1. http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/QA
2. http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/QA/Join

--- Test Days ---

Last week's Test Day[1] was on Anaconda (the Fedora installer)'s storage 
support[2]. The turnout was unfortunately low, perhaps due to the 
hardware requirements for testing, but nevertheless the few testers 
present managed to expose four bugs.

This week will see the final two Test Days of the Fedora 13 cycle. First 
up is Preupgrade Test Day[3] on Thursday 2010-04-29, followed by Xfce 
Test Day[4] on Friday 2010-04-30.

These are two juicy topics: preupgrade[5] is the recommended method for 
upgrading from one Fedora release to the next, and Xfce is one of the 
most popular 'alternate' Linux desktops, and has a very dedicated Fedora 
SIG[6] which works hard to provide a smooth experience and live spin, 
and has organized the Test Day to make sure the Fedora 13 Xfce 
experience is second to none.

As always, the Test Days will run all day in the #fedora-test-day 
channel on Freenode IRC. If you're not sure about IRC, read the guide or 
use WebIRC[7]. If you can't do the testing on the Test Day, you can 
still run through the tests and provide your results earlier or later. 
You can do the Xfce testing with a live image which will be provided on 
the Test Day page. Obviously this isn't possible for the preupgrade 
testing, but you can test it in a virtual machine if you don't want to 
(or can't) mess with your real Fedora installation.

If you would like to propose a main track Test Day for the Fedora 13 
cycle, please contact the QA team via email or IRC, or file a ticket in 
QA Trac[8].

1. http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Test_Day:2010-04-22_StorageFiltering
2. http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Anaconda/Features/StorageFiltering
3. http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Test_Day:2010-04-29_Preupgrade
4. http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Test_Day:XFCE_F13_20100430
5. http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/How_to_use_PreUpgrade
6. http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Xfce
7. http://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=fedora-test-day
8. http://fedorahosted.org/fedora-qa/

--- Update acceptance testing ---

At the weekly QA meeting[1], Adam Miller asked if a vote would be needed 
to move ahead with the proventesters policy he was drafting. Adam 
Williamson said votes were not normally needed and suggested just 
sending a final draft to the mailing list with a note that it would go 
into effect if there were no major objections. Adam Miller subsequently 
sent the final draft to the list[2], where Adam Williamson[3], Shmuel 
Siegel[4] and others suggested small amendments, which Adam Miller 

Kamil Paral reported that the package update acceptance test plan[6] 
could be completed before the end of the Fedora 13 cycle, for automation 
and implementation in the Fedora 14 cycle. Kamil later posted a final 
call for comments[7] on the plan, to which James Laska[8] and Jesse 
Keating[9] provided detailed responses.

1. http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/QA/Meetings/20100419
2. http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/test/2010-April/090252.html
3. http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/test/2010-April/090257.html
4. http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/test/2010-April/090260.html
5. http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/test/2010-April/090288.html
6. http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/QA:Package_Update_Acceptance_Test_Plan
7. http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/test/2010-April/090287.html
8. http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/test/2010-April/090313.html
9. http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/test/2010-April/090317.html

--- Remote accessibility release criterion proposal ---

Adam Williamson proposed[1] a new release criterion stating that it must 
be possible to install a system in such a way that it is immediately 
remotely accessible. This was in response to reports on the list that it 
was not possible to do this in Fedora 13, in contrast to previous 
releases, which was causing sysadmins dealing with remote machines some 

1. http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/test/2010-April/090255.html

--- Fedora 11 end-of-life notification ---

John Poelstra announced[1] that he would soon send out the end-of-life 
notification for Fedora 11 on bugs reported against that release. Jason 
Tibbitts noted[2] that he had adjusted open package review requests 
filed against that release, so these would not erroneously receive 

1. http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/test/2010-April/090326.html
2. http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/test/2010-April/090328.html

--- Fedora 13 testing ---

This week saw the second blocker bug review meeting[1] for the final 
release. The group reviewed all open blocker bugs with assistance from 
the development team; in general, progress is being made on all blockers 
and we don't foresee any major problems resolving them in time for release.

Al Dunsmuir reported[2] a crash in Firefox with the common Noscript 
extension when browsing the release notes, which he filed as a bug[3].

Joachim Backes reported[4] a problem booting to runlevel 3 with the 
echoing of login information: he had seen cases where the username was 
not echoed back to the screen when typed, but the password was 
(obviously, the behavior should be opposite). Steven I Usdansky 
confirmed[5] that he had seen a similar issue.

2. http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/test/2010-April/090238.html
3. http://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=583826
4. http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/test/2010-April/090330.html
5. http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/test/2010-April/090335.html

-- Artwork --

In this section, we cover the Fedora Design Team[1].

Contributing Writer: Nicu Buculei

1. http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Artwork

--- Gearing for Fedora 13 ---

With only a few weeks left until the Fedora 13 release, the Design Team 
is producing the last missing pieces of artwork: Máirín Duffy 
proposed[1] a concept for the Anaconda banner which was well liked, then 
she followed [2] with a firstboot splash design which evolved[3] into a 
full spec[4].

Paul Frields invited[5] new contributors to try their hands at media art 
"Anyone willing to take a crack at the labels and sleeves? IIRC the 
labels are very easy to modify, because there's not much to do" and 
Alexander Smirnov started working on it[6].

At the same time, Martin Sourada took a step ahead and started[7] the 
page[8] for the next release, Fedora 14 "I know it's a little bit 
earlier, but I started the F14 Theme wiki page"

4. http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Design/F13_Firstboot_Polish
8. http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/F14_Artwork

-- Security Advisories --

In this section, we cover Security Advisories from 
fedora-package-announce. This week's beat covers the period April 14-27, 


Contributing Writer: Pascal Calarco

--- Fedora 13 Security Advisories ---

* gitolite-1.4.2-1.fc13 - 
* amsn-0.98.3-1.fc13 - 
* sudo-1.7.2p6-1.fc13 - 
* httpd-2.2.15-1.fc13 - 
* krb5-1.7.1-8.fc13 - 
* gource-0.24-3.fc13 - 

--- Fedora 12 Security Advisories ---

* krb5-1.7.1-7.fc12 - 
* gource-0.24-3.fc12 - 
* kdelibs-4.4.2-2.fc12 - 
* kdebase-workspace-4.4.2-5.fc12 - 
* konq-plugins-4.4.0-3.fc12 - 
* PyQt4-4.7.2-2.fc12 - 
* sip-4.10.1-2.fc12 - 
* oxygen-icon-theme-4.4.2-1.fc12 - 
* kdeutils-4.4.2-1.fc12 - 
* kdetoys-4.4.2-1.fc12 - 
* kdesdk-4.4.2-1.fc12 - 
* kdeplasma-addons-4.4.2-1.fc12 - 
* kdepimlibs-4.4.2-1.fc12 - 
* kdepim-runtime-4.4.2-1.fc12 - 
* kdepim-4.4.2-1.fc12 - 
* kdenetwork-4.4.2-1.fc12 - 
* kdemultimedia-4.4.2-2.fc12 - 
* kdegraphics-4.4.2-3.fc12 - 
* kdegames-4.4.2-1.fc12 - 
* kdeedu-4.4.2-1.fc12 - 
* kdebase-runtime-4.4.2-1.fc12 - 
* kdebindings-4.4.2-1.fc12 - 
* kdebase-4.4.2-1.fc12 - 
* kdeartwork-4.4.2-1.fc12 - 
* kdeadmin-4.4.2-1.fc12 - 
* kdeaccessibility-4.4.2-1.fc12 - 
* mimetex-1.71-1.fc12 - 

--- Fedora 11 Security Advisories ---

* seamonkey-1.1.19-1.fc11 - 
* kdelibs-4.4.2-2.fc11 - 
* kdebase-workspace-4.4.2-5.fc11- 
* konq-plugins-4.4.0-3.fc11 - 
* PyQt4-4.7.2-2.fc11- 
* sip-4.10.1-2.fc11 - 
* oxygen-icon-theme-4.4.2-1.fc11 - 
* kdeutils-4.4.2-1.fc11.1 - 
* kdetoys-4.4.2-1.fc11 - 
* kdesdk-4.4.2-1.fc11 - 
* kdeplasma-addons-4.4.2-1.fc11 - 
* kdepimlibs-4.4.2-1.fc11 - 
* kdenetwork-4.4.2-1.fc11 - 
* kdepim-4.4.2-1.fc11 - 
* kdemultimedia-4.4.2-2.fc11 - 
* kdegraphics-4.4.2-3.fc11 - 
* kdeedu-4.4.2-1.fc11 - 
* kdegames-4.4.2-1.fc11 - 
* kdebindings-4.4.2-1.fc11 - 
* kdebase-runtime-4.4.2-1.fc11 - 
* kdebase-4.4.2-1.fc11 - 
* kdeartwork-4.4.2-1.fc11 - 
* kdeadmin-4.4.2-1.fc11 - 
* kdeaccessibility-4.4.2-1.fc11 - 
* openssl-0.9.8n-1.fc11 - 
* kdebase-workspace-4.4.2-5.fc13 - 

-- Special topic: Fedora Summer Coding --

This section covers the news surrounding the Fedora Summer 2010 Coding[1].

Contributing Writer: Karsten Wade

1. https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Summer_Coding_2010

--- Students plan proposals while new ideas keep coming ---

As per the program schedule[1], students are working on research and 
communication with the community. The result of this work is the student 
proposal, due by 20 May 2010.

Meanwhile, sub-projects in the Fedora Project and the JBoss.org[2] 
communities continue to add to the project ideas page[3]. There are 
currently 20 project ideas, such as Copr[4]:

"Copr (Cool Other Package Repo) is a Fedora project to help make 
building and managing third party package repositories easy. Copr is 
being implemented this summer by Seth Vidal and Toshio Kuratomi. They 
would welcome help from interested students."

Other examples are improvements and new features for the Seam 
Framework[5], several KDE projects (netbook spin[6], fingerprint 
support[7], and usability recording tool[8]), and a proposal to 
integrate Beacon[9] with the Fedora Docs CMS for WYSIWYG editing of 
DocBook XML sources. The work to add DocBook XML editing support to 
Beacon was a project from the 2009 Google Summer of Code[10], and the 
student from that project is back as a mentor for this new project.

1. http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Summer_Coding_2010_schedule
2. http://jboss.org
3. http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Category:Summer_Coding_2010_ideas
4. http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Category:Summer_Coding_2010_ideas#Copr
9. http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Category:Summer_Coding_2010_ideas#Beacon
10. http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/DocBook_Editor_Feature

--- Search for sponsors continues ---

The search for sponsors continues, as the funding pool directly affects 
how many proposals can be funded.

Karsten Wade wrote[1], "If you work for or with an organization, 
business, foundation, non-profit, etc. that benefits from a better 
Fedora Project … consider if you have some budget to help fund a student 

1. http://iquaid.org/2010/04/13/sponsoring-summer-coding-get-and-give-value/

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