Fedora Weekly News 213

Pascal Calarco pcalarco at nd.edu
Tue Feb 16 12:31:32 UTC 2010

           o 1.1 Announcements
                 + 1.1.1 Fedora Announcements
                       # Notice: dnssec-conf updates in Fedora 
11 and 12
                             * Workaround
                             * Solution
                             * Remediation
                       # Notice: dnssec-conf updates in Fedora 
11 and 12
                       # Fedora 12 re-spins Released
                       # New paths for development
                 + 1.1.2 Fedora Development News
                       # qt-4.6/kde-4.4 updates
                       # No Frozen Rawhide coming soon! New 
paths on mirrors!
                       # LD Changes To Implicit DSO Linking Update
                       # Fedora 13 Alpha Freeze in one week 
(minus one day)!
                       # Fedora 13 Milestone Reached: Feature 
                 + 1.1.3 Fedora Events
                       # Upcoming Events (December 2009 to 
February 2010)
                       # Related Events
                       # Past Events
                       # Additional information
           o 1.2 Planet Fedora
                 + 1.2.1 General
           o 1.3 Ambassadors
                 + 1.3.1 FOSDEM a success for Fedora
                 + 1.3.2 SCALE starts this week in Los Angeles
                 + 1.3.3 Fedora 12 is here
           o 1.4 QualityAssurance
                 + 1.4.1 Test Days
                 + 1.4.2 Weekly meetings
                 + 1.4.3 Fedora 13 Alpha test compose
                 + 1.4.4 Automated live image testing
           o 1.5 Translation
                 + 1.5.1 Upcoming Fedora 13 Tasks
                 + 1.5.2 Outage on translate.fedoraproject.org
                 + 1.5.3 Translators Invited for FreeIPA
                 + 1.5.4 Sponsorship Queue Cleared
                 + 1.5.5 New Members/Sponsors in FLP
           o 1.6 Artwork
                 + 1.6.1 Single-Window Mode GIMP
                 + 1.6.2 Theming Progress
                 + 1.6.3 Fedora Cheat Cube
           o 1.7 Security Advisories
                 + 1.7.1 Fedora 12 Security Advisories
                 + 1.7.2 Fedora 11 Security Advisories

- Fedora Weekly News Issue 213 -

Welcome to Fedora Weekly News Issue 213[1] for the week ending February 
14, 2010. What follows are some highlights from this issue.

We begin this issue with a few announcements, including dnssec-conf 
updates in Fedora 11 and 12, release of Fedora 12 re-spins, and a number 
of Fedora development announcements. In news from the Fedora Planet, 
coverage of Day 7 of the Inkscape class @ Boston, RHEL 5.5 beta 
availability, and Nokia N900 (Maemo 5) SDK on Fedora. In Ambassador 
news, reports from FOSDEM, and looking towards SCALE 8X and another 
Fedora Activity Day! In Quality Assurance news, coverage of the weekly 
QA meetings, Fedora 13 Alpha test compose, and recent developments in 
automated live image testing. In Translation news, upcoming Fedora 13 
tasks, translators invited to FreeIPA details, and new members and 
sponsors for the team for Japanese, Korean, and Indonesian. In news from 
the Art/Design team, enthusiasm for an upcoming single-window GIMP, 
updates on theming for Fedora 13, and a 'cheat cube' for Fedora. This 
week's issue rounds out with security advisories over the past week for 
Fedora 11 and 12. Enjoy FWN 213!

We're also pleased to note the availability of Fedora Audio Weekly News 
(FAWN), an audio version in Ogg Vorbis format for a few past FWN issues 
that one of our contributors has begun. Find it on the Internet 
Archive[2] and have a listen!

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/Issue213
    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], development announcements[2] and 

Contributing Writer: Rashadul Islam

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

--- Fedora Announcements ---

---- Notice: dnssec-conf updates in Fedora 11 and 12 ----

Paul W. Frields, Fedora Project Leader, announced[1] that the Fedora 
Project recently had been issued an update to the dnssec-conf package, 
to fix an issue that had been caused Fedora 11 and 12 systems using BIND 
(named) to put an inordinately heavy load on RIPE nameservers. He also 
mentioned, "However, this update has been found to break some BIND 
configurations as seen in this bug: [2]

The problem occurs in these packages:


To determine if your system is affected, run the following command:

rpm -q dnssec-conf

If one of the above package descriptors does not appear, your system is 
not affected and you may safely ignore this message. If you are 
affected, please continue reading.

----- Workaround -----

If you have already accepted this update, you can downgrade the package 
and start the failed BIND (named) daemon again using these commands:

su -c 'yum downgrade dnssec-conf'
su -c 'service named start'

----- Solution -----

System owners running BIND name servers on Fedora 11 or 12 systems are 
advised not to accept the specific dnssec-conf pacakge updates listed 
above. There are several ways to avoid these specific updates.

     * If you use the PackageKit graphical client, or another graphical 
client, deselect the dnssec-conf update in the dialog that lists package 
     * If you use the yum command-line client, use this command to 
exclude dnssec-conf from the list of packages to be updated:

su -c 'yum --exclude=dnssec-conf update'

----- Remediation -----

A new update is being prepared to address this problem for Fedora 11 and 
12 users, and will be pushed to our mirrors as soon as possible. Users 
who are not running BIND nameservers (named) on their Fedora 11 and 12 
can safely disregard this notice. When the new updates are pushed, a 
follow-up announcement will be made here. At that time, affected system 
owners can safely accept the replacement updates."

    2. https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=563232

---- Notice: dnssec-conf updates in Fedora 11 and 12 ----

On Thu, Feb 11, 2010 at 16:13:52 UTC 2010, Fedora Project Leader Paul W. 
Frields briefed[1], "Packages are now available in the updates-testing 
repository, and most mirrors should include them at this point. 
Community testing for these packages would be appreciated. To install them:

su -c 'yum --enablerepo=updates-testing update dnssec-conf'

To report findings:

     * Fedora 11: [2]
     * Fedora 12: [3]"

    2. https://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/F11/FEDORA-2010-1696
    3. https://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/F12/FEDORA-2010-1748

--- Fedora 12 re-spins Released ---

Ben Williams announced[1] that the Fedora Unity Project was proud to 
announce the release of new ISO Re-Spins of Fedora 12. He also 
mentioned, " These Re-Spin ISOs are based on the officially released 
Fedora 12 installation media and include all updates released as of 
February 2nd, 2010. The ISO images are available for i386, x86_64, 
architectures via Jigdo or Torrent starting Wednesday February 10th, 
2010 (saving about 437MB of updates for a default install).

Go to [2] to get the bits!

We are glad to be able to announce the current Fedora 12 Re-Spin, 
20100202, despite problems in this Re-Spin. Nonetheless, we, Fedora 
Unity, have decided to release this Re-Spin with the following side-note:

Due to a newly discovered bug the re-spins do not include all the SCSI 
drivers (BUSLOGIC as an example which is used by VMware)

We would like to give a special thanks to the following for testing this 

     * vwbusguy- Scott Williams
     * Southern_Gentleman Ben Williams
     * kanarip Jeroen van Meeuwen
     * fenrus2 Dennis Johnson
     * BobLfoot Bob Lightfoot
     * adm1 Davis Leggett

Fedora Unity Re-Spin 20100202 Changelog ([3] )

Testing Results A full test matrix can be found at our Test Matrix ([4])

About Fedora Unity Re-Spins

Fedora Unity has taken up the Re-Spin task to provide the community with 
the chance to install Fedora with recent updates already included.

This is a community project, for and by the community. You can 
contribute to the community by joining our test process.

Go to [5] to get the bits!

Assistance Needed

If you are interested in helping with the testing or mirroring efforts, 
please contact the Fedora Unity team.

Contact information is available at [6]"

    2. http://spins.fedoraunity.org/spins
    3. http://spins.fedoraunity.org/changelogs/20100202/
    5. http://spins.fedoraunity.org/spins
    6. http://fedoraunity.org/<ref> or the #fedora-unity channel on the 
Freenode IRC Network (irc.freenode.net). To report bugs in the Re-Spins 
please use <ref>http://bugs.fedoraunity.org/</li></ol></ref>

---- New paths for development ----

Jesse Keating announced[1],"As part of the No Frozen Rawhide[2] 
initiative, a couple new paths are showing up on our public mirrors. 
Previously rawhide was published to pub/fedora/linux/development/<arch>. 
In the very near future that path will change to 
pub/fedora/linux/development/rawhide/<arch>. At the same time, a new 
path will appear, pub/fedora/linux/development/13/<arch>. This path will 
be where the Fedora 13 stabilization happens as we work toward releasing 
Fedora 13. Rawhide will move on and start seeing changes more 
appropriate for Fedora 14 and beyond.

This change will happen at the Alpha freeze point, which is this coming 
Tuesday. In the mean time, these new paths are visible on our master 
mirror but they are just hardlinks back to the existing content in 
pub/fedora/linux/development/<arch> These hardlinks are there to help 
mirrors prepare for the new paths.

Look forward to more announcements regarding No Frozen Rawhide as the 
freeze date nears!"

    2. https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/No_Frozen_Rawhide_Proposal

--- Fedora Development News ---

---- qt-4.6/kde-4.4 updates ----

Rex Dieter announced[1], "the kde-sig is beginning work to prepare 
qt-4.6/kde-4.4 updates, which will be landing in f11 and f12 koji 
buildroots shortly.

Maintainers of qt/kde packages, please be aware of this if doing builds 
yourself. If you have any concerns or questions, please drop by 
#fedora-kde on freenode/irc (or followup to this on -devel list)."


---- No Frozen Rawhide coming soon! New paths on mirrors! ----

Jesse Keating announced[1],"With a burst of testing last week, we 
confirmed that our infrastructure should handle No Frozen Rawhide[2]. 
Feature freeze is tomorrow, which is when we'd branch our source 
control, and when we'd enact no frozen rawhide. The timing is a bit 
tight, so we may have to delay a day or two in order to get this done, 
but the end result would be two nightly trees being published.

/pub/fedora/linux/development/rawhide/ will become the new path of 
Rawhide. It will continue to not have install images, and it will be the 
place where builds from the devel branch in CVS go to. It'll be Fedora 
14 intended content.

/pub/fedora/linux/development/13/ will become the new path of the 
branched Fedora 13 content. This is where builds from the F-13/ branch 
in CVS will go, after they pass through bodhi as "stable".

/pub/fedora/linux/updates/testing/13/ will be where potential Fedora 13 
builds go after passing through bodhi as "testing". This is where you'll 
find the latest stuff proposed for freeze break and where testing and 
peer review of these freeze breaks will happen. When a maintainer feels 
enough testing has happened, or enough karma triggers the bodhi auto 
request, the build will be marked "stable" and show up in the 
development/13 tree at the next nightly compose.

Even though we've been talking about No Frozen Rawhide for quite a 
while, this will indeed surprise some people, so we will be trying to be 
extra verbose in what we are doing over the next few days, and always 
available for questions. Unfortunately I have to step out for a few 
hours and thus any responses to this email will not be seen by me for a 
few hours.

You can find us at #fedora-devel on Freenode if you wish to discuss 
live, or help us with documenting these changes and setting expectations 
with our developers and users."

He would be updating [3] with current progress and plans.

    2. http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/No_Frozen_Rawhide_Proposal
    3. http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/No_Frozen_Rawhide_Implementation

---- LD Changes To Implicit DSO Linking Update ----

Charley Wang announced[1], "This is an update to let maintainers know 
that the changes to LD outlined here : [2] have been pushed to Fedora 

The details behind what this feature will do, along with how to get 
failing packages to build can be found here : [3]

Also, packages that have failed to build under these new changes can be 
found here : [4]

Roland Grunberg and I will rebuild these packages continually and update 
the DSOLinkBugs when we can and/or suggest patches.

We will also be available as much as possible via e-mail and on IRC 
freenode at #fedora-DSO to help you make the necessary changes." He also 
thanked everyone for their time.

    2. https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/ChangeInImplicitDSOLinking
    3. https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/UnderstandingDSOLinkChange
    4. https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/DSOLinkBugs

---- Fedora 13 Alpha Freeze in one week (minus one day)! ----

Jesse Keating announced[1] on Thu Feb at 11 00:23:55 UTC 2010 that the 
Fedora 13 Alpha freeze is this coming Tuesday. [2]

Jessy also briefed, "This time around things are going to be different 
and interesting. We're in the middle of deploying No Frozen Rawhide [3] 
which will change how freeze breaks are requested. The intention is to 
use bodhi to submit update requests for Fedora 13. When requested for 
testing, these will be published to the fedora 13 updates-testing repo 
where peers can review and provide karma on your request. If marked 
stable, they will go into pub/fedora/linux/development/13 and be 
included in the Alpha. We're still working on the documentation for all 
of this.

More announcements to come!"

    2. https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Alpha_Freeze_Policy
    3. https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/No_Frozen_Rawhide_Proposal

---- Fedora 13 Milestone Reached: Feature Freeze-2010-02-09 ----

John Poelstra announced [1], "A friendly reminder that yesterday, 
February 9, 2010, we reached Feature Freeze for Fedora 13."

A summary of the Fedora 13 milestones and exception process is here: [2]

As previously noted, at Feature Freeze it is expected that all features 
are *significantly* "feature complete" and ready for testing:[3].

A review of the status section on the following feature pages shows that 
the following feature pages have had a recent update OR the feature does 
not appear to be "feature complete" based on the information provided.

[4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11]

Feature owners, please update your feature page as soon as possible so 
that we have the most current information possible going into our first 
test release. Feature pages which remain updated or feature incomplete 
by 2010-02-16 will be sent to FESCo for review.

p.s. All feature owners have been bcc'd on this email."

    2. https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Important_Release_Milestones
    3. https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Feature_Freeze_Policy
    4. https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/BetterWebcamSupportF13
    5. https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/Gnome2.30
    6. https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/IntelliJ_IDEA
    7. https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/NetworkManagerCmdline
    8. https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/NetworkManagerMobileStatus
    9. https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/NouveauDisplayPort
   10. https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/SystemtapStaticProbes
   11. https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/UdisksImprovements

--- 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 (December 2009 to February 2010) ----

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


---- Related Events ----

RHCE Loopback in Washington, DC

On Thursday, February 25, 2010, Red Hat will hold a free, informal 
conference for RHCEs, offering information sharing on a variety of 
topics at Busboys and Poets on 14th Street. Complimentary dinner will be 
served, and more details are available[1].

    1. http://www.redhat.com/rhceloopback

---- 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 members.
     * Organization -- event organization, budget information, and 
regional responsibility.
     * 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. This edition 
covers highlights from the past three weeks.

Contributing Writer: Adam Batkin

    1. http://planet.fedoraproject.org

--- General ---

Dave Malcolm extended[1] GDB to handle debugging of Python internals by 
using the embedded Python interpreter to pretty-print python innards.

M?ir?n Duffy continued[2] with Day 7 of an Inkscape class at a 
Boston-area middle school.

Richard W.M. Jones shared[3] a tip for using mock to build Rawhide 
packages under RHEL 5 if they work fine locally but mysteriously fail 
when built by Koji.

Red Hat has announced[4] a beta for RHEL 5.5. Enhancements include new 
hardware support, improved virtualization and better Windows 

Daniel Berrange showed[5] how to control "guest CPU & NUMA affinity in 
libvirt with QEMU, KVM & Xen". In a later post, Daniel explained[6] how 
to manage some low-level hardware configuration in libvirt.

Steven Moix installed[7],[8] the Nokia N900 (Maemo 5) SDK on Fedora, 
though there were a few minor hiccups.

A common task when writing DocBook is turning a comma-separated list 
into an <itemizedlist>. Joshua Wulf wrote[9] a set of macros for both 
TextMate and gedit to automate the task.

    1. http://dmalcolm.livejournal.com/4545.html
    2. http://mairin.wordpress.com/2010/02/07/inkscape-class-day-7/

-- Ambassadors --

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

Contributing Writer: Larry Cafiero

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

--- FOSDEM a success for Fedora ---

Luca Foppiano reports from FOSDEM, held Feb. 6-7 in Brussels, Belgium. 
"What it will remains impress in my mind, from this FOSDEM, it will be 
the friendly spirit and the coperation we had." Luca writes. "It was 
impressing how we managed the booth and the organization, in particular 
was terrific the cooperations cross-distribution we have with other guys 
from Debian, Centos . . . I believe the decision of the FOSDEM 
organization to mix the distributions rooms was a good choice . . . It 
was worthy for my coming to this event, I went home with a lot of new 
ideas and motivations."

Luca's report can be found here: 

Photos from FOSDEM can be found here: 

--- SCALE starts this week in Los Angeles ---

The Southern California Linux Expo SCALE 8x starts Friday, Feb. 19 at 
the Westin Los Angeles Airport hotel and runs through Sunday, Feb. 21.

Karsten Wade will be giving the Saturday keynote, and Fedora will be 
hosting a Fedora Activity Day on Friday. Over the weekend, Fedora will 
host a booth on the event floor.

Watch next week for a report on the event.

--- Fedora 12 is here ---

With Fedora 12 Constantine now here, this is a reminder that posting an 
announcement of your event on Fedora Weekly News can help get the word 
out. Contact FWN Ambassador correspondent Larry Cafiero at 
lcafiero-AT-fedoraproject-DOT-org with announcements of upcoming events 
-- and don't forget to e-mail reports after the events as well.

-- QualityAssurance --

In this section, we cover the activities of the QA team[1].

Contributing Writer: Adam Williamson

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

--- Test Days ---

There was no Test Day last week. Next week's Test Day[1] will be on 
color management[2]. This significant new feature for Fedora 13 makes it 
easy to set up color profiles for monitors, scanners and printers, 
meaning you can rely on seeing the true colors of images from production 
all the way through to final printing. This is particularly significant 
for photographers and designers, but a correct color profile can improve 
anyone's desktop experience, so please come along to make sure the new 
color management tools get tested on a wide range of hardware. We would 
particularly appreciate testing from anyone with access to a 
colorimeter. The Test Day will run all day on Thursday 2010-02-18 in the 
#fedora-test-day IRC channel.

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[3].

    1. http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Test_Day:2010-02-18_Color_management
    2. http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/ColorManagement
    3. http://fedorahosted.org/fedora-qa/

--- Weekly meetings ---

The QA group weekly meeting[1] was held on 2010-02-08. The full logs are 
available[2]. James Laska and Kevin Fenzi arranged to update the list of 
RSS feeds tracked by the QA IRC bot, zodbot.

James Laska reported that Will Woods and Kamil Paral had arranged a 
meeting the next day to discuss plans for the AutoQA results database. 
James also mentioned he had not had time to discuss updating the QA 
calendar with John Poelstra.

James Laska, Jesse Keating and Adam Williamson discussed the planned 
Wiki page for 'last known good' Rawhide builds. Jesse clarified the 
process from the release engineering side, and James planned to document 
everything in a trac ticket to track the creation of the Wiki page.

James Laska noted that the third automated Rawhide acceptance test point 
had passed the previous week, and had been marked as a failure due to a 
bug[3] resulting in high memory requirements for installation.

Will Woods was not around to provide an AutoQA project update, but had 
provided a blog post with some information[4]. Kamil Paral reported that 
he had not made any progress on rpmguard this week. James Laska passed 
on a report on installation automation from Liam Li, who had been 
discussing the best approach for booting with custom kernel parameters 
with the virtualization team[5]. On gwt packaging, James reported that 
he had had feedback from upstream developers about the bundled JARs[6]. 
He was aiming to have one package in progress during the week.

Adam Williamson briefly outlined upcoming events, noting the first Alpha 
test compose was due in the coming week, with installation and desktop 
validation testing planned. The second Alpha blocker bug meeting was 
also on the calendar.

The Bugzappers group weekly meeting[7] was held on 2010-02-09. The full 
log is available[8]. Adam Williamson reported that he had sent a draft 
stock response text for bugs filed against orphaned packages to the 
mailing list for review[9]. The group agreed that the draft looked good.

Chris Campbell reported that he was looking into implementing multi-row 
button capability for the triage Jetpack script, as having a button for 
each stock response would result in more buttons than it is currently 
capable of handling. He said he would give another update next week.

Adam Williamson highlighted the upcoming second blocker bug review 
meeting for Fedora 13 Alpha, and asked group members to elevate any bugs 
they thought might constitute Alpha blockers. Chris Campbell said he 
wasn't aware of any really serious nouveau bugs at present. Adam said he 
would check on intel and radeon bugs.

Edward Kirk reported that he had not yet been able to send out the email 
to discuss rearranging the weekly meeting time.

Edward Kirk reported for Juan P. Daza on his update of the active 
triager list[10]. He had emailed all known triagers and found 23 did not 
respond (while 56 did). None of those 23 were listed on the active 
triagers page, so no adjustment would be necessary.

Edward Kirk noted that he was still working on updating the housekeeping 
procedures for closing blocker tracking bugs for Fedora releases that 
have already gone out. He expected it would only need some Wiki page 
updates, and will report next week.

During the open floor period, it became clear that almost all components 
on the components list[11] were listed as not requiring help. The group 
thought this was probably not desired, so Adam Williamson and Edward 
Kirk promised to look into it.

The next QA weekly meeting will be held on 2010-02-15 at 1600 UTC in 
#fedora-meeting. The next Bugzappers weekly meeting will be held on 
2010-02-16 at 1500 UTC in #fedora-meeting.

    1. http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/QA/Meetings
    2. http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/QA/Meetings/20100208
    3. http://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=559290
    4. http://qa-rockstar.livejournal.com/9234.html
    7. http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/BugZappers/Meetings
   10. http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/BugZappers/Components_and_Triagers
   11. http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/BugZappers/Components_and_Triagers

--- Fedora 13 Alpha test compose ---

Rui He outlined[1] the upcoming Fedora 13 Alpha test compose validation 
testing schedule, with the release due 2010-02-11 and desktop and 
installation validation testing due to run through 2010-02-17. She 
linked to the installation[2] and desktop[3] results matrices, and asked 
group members to contribute results if they could.


--- Automated live image testing ---

Jon Jaroker kindly explained[1] some work he has been doing on 
implemented ongoing automated testing of the Fedora live desktop image. 
His goal is to have an automated testing system which tests both the 
boot process and some basic desktop functionality using automated 
scripts, and flags up regressions. Adam Williamson thanked Jon for his 
work[2] and suggested he co-ordinate with Adam Miller on live image 
automation, and consider integrating his work into the AutoQA framework[3].

    3. http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/AutoQA

-- Translation --

This section covers the news surrounding the Fedora Translation (L10n) 

Contributing Writer: Runa Bhattacharjee

    1. http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/L10N

--- Upcoming Fedora 13 Tasks ---

The software string freeze for Fedora 13 is scheduled for 16th February 
2010. Subsequently, the final software translation period starts from 
16ht February 2010 and would end on 23rd March 2010[1].


--- Outage on translate.fedoraproject.org ---

translate.fedoraproject.org underwent an outage of about 15 hours last 
week, due to a problem with an update that was run on the servers. The 
problem was fixed with the help of the Fedora Infrastructure team[1].


--- Translators Invited for FreeIPA ---

On behalf of the FreeIPA team, John Dennis has invited translators to 
contribute to the FreeIPA project localization[1]. The project is 
currently hosted on transifex.net and the team is preparing for an alpha 
release of version 2. At present there are 120 strings, but the string 
count is expected to go up in the near future.


--- Sponsorship Queue Cleared ---

Noriko Mizumoto cleared the membership queue for the 'cvsl10n' group, by 
removing the unapproved requests which did not have a corresponding 
'Self Introduction' mail as required by the FLP[1].


--- New Members/Sponsors in FLP ---

Hajime Taira[1] returned to the Japanese Translation team and Ben Seo[2] 
joined the Korean Translation team. Teguh DC[3] has been upgraded to a 
'Sponsor' role for the Indonesian Translation team.


-- Artwork --

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

Contributing Writer: Nicu Buculei

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

--- Single-Window Mode GIMP ---

Valent Turkovic forwarded[1] to the Design and Desktop list a preview 
"Can't wait to get my hands on single-windows GIMP!" and a lot of 
contributors, like M?ir?n Duffy, showed their interest in this 
feature[2] "I want that so bad!" A lot of persuasion[3] from Valent, 
started to work[4] for the package maintainer, Nils Philippsen: "I'm 
thinking about it, but prefer to wait for a 'real' 2.7.1 release if it 
won't take too long."


--- Theming Progress ---

With only a few days before the deadline, the design concepts for Fedora 
13[1] continued with a number of submissions from M?ir?n Duffy[2], Mola 
Pahnadayan[3], Hristo Petkov[4] and Kanza Aman[5]. Also, Stephen J 
Smoogen delighted everyone with a beautiful NASA photo[6]

    1. http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/F13_Artwork#Concepts.2C_WIP_Designs

--- Fedora Cheat Cube ---

Juan Rodriguez created[1] a 'cheat cube' for Fedora[2] "No longer does 
using the terminal have to involve memorizing obscure commands, you can 
always have a fun cube around to remember the important things, like yum 
commands and navigating with the terminal" which was instantly liked so 
Kris Thomsen announced a Danish translation[3] and Konstantinos 
Antonakoglou a Greek one[4]

    2. http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/File:Fedora_Cheat_Cube_Users.svg

-- Security Advisories --

In this section, we cover Security Advisories from fedora-package-announce.


Contributing Writer: Pascal Calarco

--- Fedora 12 Security Advisories ---

     * gnash-0.8.6-13.fc12 - 
     * gnome-screensaver-2.28.2-1.fc12 - 

--- Fedora 11 Security Advisories ---

     * gnash-0.8.6-13.fc11 - 
     * kernel- - 
     * bugzilla-3.2.6-2.fc11 - 

- end FWN 213 -

Pascal Calarco, Fedora Ambassador, Indiana, USA

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