Fedora Weekly News 235
pcalarco at nd.edu
Thu Jul 22 12:30:38 UTC 2010
* 1 Fedora Weekly News Issue 235
o 1.1 Announcements
+ 1.1.1 Fedora Announcement News
# 188.8.131.52 Fedora Board IRC Meeting 1800 UTC 2010-07-16
# 184.108.40.206 UTOSC 2010 Call for papers extended through August 1st!
+ 1.1.2 Fedora Development News
# 220.127.116.11 Reminder: Fedora 14 Feature Freeze is Next Week (2010-07-27)
+ 1.1.3 Fedora User Announcements
# 18.104.22.168 Fedora at South African Software Freedom Day
# 22.214.171.124 F13 Security Lab
# 126.96.36.199 PostgreSql question
# 188.8.131.52 F 13 installation trouble
# 184.108.40.206 Sun Java double-click interval
# 220.127.116.11 how to uninstall preload?
# 18.104.22.168 F13: Empathy stop working after 'yum update'
# 22.214.171.124 Fedora 13 installation, does not boot
# 126.96.36.199 Yum oddness
+ 1.1.4 Fedora Events
# 188.8.131.52 Upcoming Events (June 2010 - August 2010)
# 184.108.40.206 Past Events
# 220.127.116.11 Additional information
o 1.2 QualityAssurance
+ 1.2.1 Instructions and process for moving bug reports upstream
+ 1.2.2 Rawhide acceptance testing
+ 1.2.3 Proven testers
+ 1.2.4 AutoQA package acceptance testing
+ 1.2.5 Localization testing
+ 1.2.6 Boot menu release criterion proposal
o 1.3 Translation
+ 1.3.1 Fedora 14 Tasks
+ 1.3.2 L10n QA Template
+ 1.3.3 New Module Publican Site_Tech
+ 1.3.4 Publican 2 Released
+ 1.3.5 Transifex Mojo
+ 1.3.6 New Members in FLP
o 1.4 Artwork
+ 1.4.1 Slide Template Bounty
+ 1.4.2 Front Page Redesign
o 1.5 Security Advisories
+ 1.5.1 Fedora 13 Security Advisories
+ 1.5.2 Fedora 12 Security Advisories
- Fedora Weekly News Issue 235 -
Welcome to Fedora Weekly News Issue 235 for the week ending July 21,
2010. What follows are some highlights from this issue.
Announcements from the Fedora Project starts us off, with news on an
extension for paper submissions to UTOSC 2010, a reminder about the
upcoming Fedora 14 feature freeze next week, and great coverage of
various discussion from the Fedora user list. From the Quality Assurance
team, coverage of discussion on moving bug reports upstream, results of
the first automated Rawhide acceptance testing, and discussion of two
alternative ways to cover boot menu functionality in the release
criteria. In Translation news, an update on Fedora 14 tasks for the
team, details on work on the L10n QA template for F14, and a couple
Publican-related items. In Design team news, a new design bounty and
details on review of the fedoraproject.org content and future redesign.
Security Advisories completes this issue of FWN with Fedora 12 and 13
security-related patches this past week. Enjoy!
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FWN Editorial Team: Pascal Calarco, Adam Williamson
-- Announcements --
In this section, we cover announcements from the Fedora Project,
including general announcements, development announcements and
Contributing Writer: Rashadul Islam
--- Fedora Announcement News ---
---- Fedora Board IRC Meeting 1800 UTC 2010-07-16 ----
Paul W. Frields announced on Thursday, July 15, 2010 on 22:07:53 UTC,
" I'm sending this note on behalf of Jared Smith, who is in Chile right
now for FUDCon Santiago 2010.
The Board is holding a public IRC meeting on Friday, July 16, 2010 at
1800 UTC on IRC Freenode. The Board is trying an open meeting on IRC,
and if they agree it helps conversation work more effectively, it may
retain this format. Although there won't be a formal protocol for this
initial meeting, all attendees are asked to be courteous to their fellow
contributors during the conversation.
For this meeting, the public is invited to simply join
#fedora-board-meeting to talk to the Board.
The meeting will last approximately 60 minutes. In response to community
inquiries, the meeting will start with a Q&A session. After
approximately 40 minutes, depending on how the session is going, Board
members may reserve some time for agenda items and questions for the new
FPL. Jared will be there provided that Internet connectivity allows. In
the event he isn't available, I'll facilitate.
We look forward to seeing you at the meeting!"
1. Paul W. Frields
---- UTOSC 2010 Call for papers extended through August 1st! ----
Clint Savage announced on Tuesday, July 20, 2010 on 20:52:18 UTC,
"Time goes by quickly, so quickly in fact that top priorities get setto
the side and suddenly become missed opportunities. Fortunately
submitting a proposal for a presentation at the 2010 Utah Open Source
Conference doesn’t have to be one of them!
The deadline for paper submission has been extended until August 1st,
2010, just in time to sit down inside a nice cool coffee shop, sip some
of the great local roast and think about what to share with the community.
Really it only takes a minute or two to place a submission and you might
find it so easy and fun that you submit more then one.
Don’t worry about not having a full presentation prepared, all that
needs to be submitted by the deadline is the proposal, a basic outline
of what would be presented to the community at the conference. The next
step is easy: sit back, relax and wait to hear if your proposal was
selected by vote for the conference. Once selected the entire
presentation(s) should be laid out and created.
Don’t have anything to talk about? That’s not what I’ve heard!
Topics can be as wide ranging as are the members of the Utah Open Source
community at large (and that is pretty gosh darn diverse!) and should
include a variety of experience levels. While one presenter may submit a
presentation on Building a Better Community Through Statistics another
(and an excellent presentation I attended in 2009,) might be Advanced
GIMP: The Digital Diet.
So don’t be afraid to submit a proposal to talk about your favorite open
source program(s) that just does silly things or maybe does nothing at all!
Has anyone ever submitted a presentation on an open source pet rock? No?
All ideas are welcome, but please remember to keep with the 2010 theme:
its better when its free*.
Being free is so easy that my open source pet rock was free!
Interested? Want more details? Visit the Utah Open Source Conference
website at  and when your ready to submit your proposal simply create
an account and visit  to submit your paper.
You could put it off again, but then you will have to pay to attend and
where’s the fun in that?"
1. Clint Savage
--- Fedora Development News ---
---- Reminder: Fedora 14 Feature Freeze is Next Week (2010-07-27) ----
John Poelstra announced on Wednesday, July 21 at 04:18:16 UTC 2010,
"It's hard to believe, but the window for full blown feature development
closes soon. A friendly reminder that next Tuesday, July 27, 2010 is
Feature Freeze for Fedora 14.
Feature Freeze means that all accepted feature for the release are
*significantly* "feature complete", ready for testing, and have a
If you have any questions about what this means, please ask now.
Features which are not significantly feature complete at Feature Freeze
will be be allowed to remain on an exception basis by FESCo or deferred
to Fedora 15."
1. John Poelstra
--- Fedora User Announcements ---
---- Fedora at South African Software Freedom Day ----
Neil Thompson on Tuesday, July 20 at 11:12:10 UTC 2010 mentioned "I'm
not a Fedora Ambassador or anything, but the folks at my local SFD
committee know I use Fedora and were wondering about a Fedora stall at
the SFD meeting - 
Is there a South African Ambassador? Or does anyone have advice for
organising something like this.
Unfortunately, just about everyone at our local LUGS is an UBUNTU fan "
---- F13 Security Lab ----
Mentioned by Thom Paine
---- PostgreSql question ----
 Mentioned by Nermin Celik
---- F13 installation trouble ----
Mentioned by Ankur Sinha
---- Sun Java double-click interval ----
Mentioned by Pasan
---- how to uninstall preload? ----
Mentioned by Parshwa Murdia
---- F13: Empathy stop working after 'yum update' ----
Mentioned by Marco Guazzone
---- Fedora 13 installation, does not boot ----
Mentioned by Vincent Onelli
---- Yum oddness ----
Mentioned by Patrick O'Callaghan
--- Fedora Events ---
Fedora events are the exclusive and 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
---- Upcoming Events (June 2010 - August 2010) ----
* North America (NA)
* Central & South America (LATAM) 
* Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA)
* India, Asia, Australia (India/APJ)
---- Past Events ----
Archive of Past Fedora Events
---- 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.
-- QualityAssurance --
In this section, we cover the activities of the QA team. For more
information on the work of the QA team and how you can get involved, see
the Joining page.
Contributing Writer: Adam Williamson
--- Instructions and process for moving bug reports upstream ---
Ankur Sinha began a discussion,  on providing instructions for
users on the Wiki for reporting bugs to upstream bug trackers. Jóhann
Guðmundsson felt that this was the wrong approach and that it should
be the responsibility of package maintainers to submit reports upstream
when appropriate. In general, though, the group felt that providing
instructions for users would be helpful in at least some cases, and
Ankur said he would work on a draft of such a page.
--- Rawhide acceptance testing ---
James Laska reported on the first automated Rawhide acceptance test
plan run for Fedora 14, and linked to the full results. The run
exposed four bugs, which were significant enough that the test images
could not be declared 'last known good'.
--- Proven testers ---
Adam Williamson announced that he had updated the Wiki proven testers
material, making the main page cover all aspects of the project
(based on his previous draft mentioned in last week's issue) and turning
the JoinProvenTesters page into a redirect to it. Later in the week he
updated the instructions again.
--- AutoQA package acceptance testing ---
During the QA weekly meeting of 2010-07-12, Will Woods explained that
the AutoQA team had decided to consider automating the package update
acceptance test plan as its highest priority. They felt this would
provide a very visible and useful example of the potential of AutoQA as
soon as possible. Automated package acceptance testing would prevent
packages with certain types of serious problems, such as broken
dependencies, from being accepted as updates. Will had identified clear
areas of focus which are necessary to implement automated package
acceptance testing, and these can be tracked on the AutoQA roadmap.
--- Localization testing ---
Igor Pires Soares announced that he would be working to update the
Fedora 13 localization results template for Fedora 14 use at FUDCon
Santiago, and asked for feedback and ideas on improving it. James Laska
suggested a page to explain the general testing procedure, and asked
where test results are recorded. Igor accepted the general procedure
idea, and explained that the template was intended to allow local teams
to record results in whatever way they felt most appropriate.
--- Boot menu release criterion proposal ---
After a contentious first Fedora 14 blocker bug review meeting, Adam
Williamson proposed two alternative ways to cover boot menu
functionality in the release criteria. He suggested either having a
basic test of essential functionality (the installer eventually boots
without manual interaction) at the Alpha stage and a more advanced test
(the graphical boot menu appears as intended) at Beta or Final stage, or
simply having the more advanced test at Alpha stage. James Laska and
Jesse Keating both came down in favour of simply requiring the menu
to work correctly at Alpha stage.
-- Translation --
This section covers the news surrounding the Fedora Translation (L10n)
Contributing Writer: Runa Bhattacharjee
--- Fedora 14 Tasks ---
John Poelstra informed the list about the upcoming tasks for Fedora
14. At present, the translation for the Fedora Guides in the previous
release branch is underway.
--- L10n QA Template ---
Igor Pires Soares requested for suggestions to put together the L10n
QA Template for Fedora 14 during the FUDCon at Santiago. James Laska
from Fedora QA Team wanted to know more about the test coverage that was
expected for L10n and I18n. Noriko Mizumoto suggested the use of
Nitrate and also provided some test cases that could be used to build up
the test template. However, Nitrate is not currently available in Fedora
and has not been deployed in the Fedora Infrastructure yet.
--- New Module Publican Site_Tech ---
The 'Site Tech' page that is used in webpages generated by Publican has
been in included in translate.fedoraproject.org, to allow translation
--- Publican 2 Released ---
Ruediger Landmann announced the release of Publican 2. this release
incorporates the web-publishing component which will allow the use of
Publican for the entire process to publish a document from raw XML to a
live website. Also included are several bug fixes.
--- Transifex Mojo ---
Dimitris Glezos announced the release of Transifex 0.9 (Mojo). This
release includes new features like an Extension Engine, Team Sharing,
i18n directory structure in sync with LC_MESSAGES locale standard,
Project Widgets for easy depiction of translation statistics, enhanced
handling of VCS exceptions, improved project searches etc.
--- New Members in FLP ---
Mohammad AlHobayyeb (Arabic) and Takuma Yoshida (Japanese) joined
the Fedora Localization Project recently.
-- Artwork --
In this section, we cover the Fedora Design Team.
Contributing Writer: Nicu Buculei
--- Slide Template Bounty ---
Máirín Duffy launched a new design bounty on her blog and a new
contributor Emily Dirsh applied for the 'ninja' title "I uploaded the
template to the wiki. If anyone wants to take a look at the template
file and the svg mockup file I used for all the extra graphics, you can
get them here" and then followed with an improved version "Based on
the feedback I've gotten so far, I worked up a new revision of the slide
template." Máirín was happy with the result
and the announcement is due the next days "If you're happy with the
change, let me know because I'd like to announce you as the latest
bounty winner sometime this week."
--- Front Page Redesign ---
Jef van Schendel created a page reviewing the content of the
fedoraproject.org front page, as part of the on ongoing redesign effort
"Everyone's free to track it and change/add/corrent stuff as they like",
Paul Frields reminded about the existing design ideas "We should
probably be referring back to the mockups Mairin did a while back and
revising where necessary to get them more in line with the spins.fp.o
design and other recently mocked-up designs" and Máirín Duffy
provided fresh mockups. The topic was also discussed in depth at the
weekly team IRC meeting
-- Security Advisories --
In this section, we cover Security Advisories from fedora-package-announce.
Contributing Writer: Pascal Calarco
--- Fedora 13 Security Advisories ---
* python-cjson-1.0.5-5.fc13 -
* libpng10-1.0.54-1.fc13 -
--- Fedora 12 Security Advisories ---
* w3m-0.5.2-17.fc12 -
* libpng10-1.0.54-1.fc12 -
* python-cjson-1.0.5-5.fc12 -
- end FWN 235 -
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