Fedora Weekly News 243

Pascal Calarco pcalarco at nd.edu
Thu Sep 16 12:56:28 UTC 2010

  o 1.1 Announcements
+ 1.1.1 Fedora Announcement News
# FUDCon Tempe update -- includes lodging info!
# Board IRC Meeting :: Fri 2010-09-10 at UTC 18:00 in 
+ 1.1.2 Fedora Development News
# Reminder: Rebuild all translated packages
# sip-4.11.x (and PyQt stack) coming to rawhide
# Unresolved Fedora 14 Beta Blocker Bugs
# Fedora 14 Beta Blocker Meeting :: Friday, 2010-09-10 @ 16:00 
# Today is the LAST DAY to fix bugs for the Fedora 14 Beta
+ 1.1.3 Fedora Events
# Upcoming Events (Sept 2010 - November 2010)
# Past Events
# Additional information
o 1.2 Planet Fedora
+ 1.2.1 General
o 1.3 Ambassadors
+ 1.3.1 Welcome New Ambassadors
+ 1.3.2 Summary of traffic on Ambassadors mailing list
+ 1.3.3 Summary of traffic on FAmSCo mailing list
o 1.4 Design
+ 1.4.1 Preparing for Beta
o 1.5 Security Advisories
+ 1.5.1 Fedora 14 Security Advisories
+ 1.5.2 Fedora 13 Security Advisories
+ 1.5.3 Fedora 12 Security Advisories

- Fedora Weekly News Issue 243 -

Welcome to Fedora Weekly News Issue 243[1] for the week ending September 
15, 2010. What follows are some highlights from this issue.

Our issue begins with announcements from the Fedora Project, including 
much detail on the upcoming FUDCon in Tempe, AZ, January 28-30, 2011, 
Fedora 14 beta blockers and other status updates, and upcoming 
Fedora-related events. In news from the Fedora Planet, more thoughts 
from the community on how to improve Fedora, updates on the 
fedoraproject.org site redesign, and work on a MeeGo Fedora spin. In 
Fedora Ambassador news, a summary of this week's past list discussion, 
and a summary of FAmSCo list discussion. In Design Team news, a summary 
of the final work leading to Fedora 14 beta. Our issue completes with 
updates on the security-related patches released for Fedora 12, 13 and 
14 this past week. Enjoy!

The audio version of FWN - FAWN - is back! You can listen to existing 
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spread the load of FAWN production, please contact us!

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FWN Editorial Team: Pascal Calarco, Adam Williamson

1. http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue243
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 Announcement News ---

The announcement list is always exclusive for the Fedora Community. 
Please, visit the past announcements at[1]

1. http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/announce/2010-August/thread.html

---- FUDCon Tempe update -- includes lodging info! ----

Paul W. Frields[1] on Thu Sep 9 13:34:12 UTC 2010 announced[2],

"Here's an update on the FUDCon in Tempe, AZ coming January 29-31,2011.

----- LODGING: -----

The FUDCon Tempe planning group has established a group rate at the 
Marriott Courtyard Tempe Downtown. The rate for single or double 
occupancy[3] is $99/night, and the core dates for this rate are the 
nights of January 28-30. However, a significant number of dates 
surrounding these nights have been reserved, and more should be 
available if needed.

All attendees are responsible for making their own hotel reservations. 
The deadline for reserving rooms is November 5, 2010 (2010-11-05). A 
credit card is required for your reservation, and at check-in to cover 

If you've been approved for a lodging subsidy, typically 50% of 
projected room costs, you should also find a roommate who can cover the 
other half. (It's often easiest to find someone else who's getting a 
lodging subsidy, and room with them.) Please mark your room sharing 
arrangements on the wiki: just put your roommate's name in the 
"Roomshare" column.

To make hotel reservations, use the handy URL provided on the wiki:[4]

Dates are pre-filled using this link, but you can adjust them as 
necessary. If you have any problems, make your reservation for the 
provided dates, and call the hotel at the phone number provided on the 
wiki to make adjustments.


It's now open on the main FUDCon wiki page:[5]

Remember that although you're not required to pre-register, when you do 
pre-register for the event you're eligible to receive a special gift at 
the sign-in desk at FUDCon. There will probably be a limit to the number 
of people we can pre-register, so sign up today.

But don't worry -- if you miss pre-registration, remember that FUDCon as 
always is *free and open* for anyone to attend. We are happy to have 
anyone attend, learn, participate, and contribute. Please encourage your 
friends, co-workers, and colleagues to attend!

It's not too late to request a travel subsidy, although funding is going 
fast. Remember, marking the wiki is not sufficient to get a subsidy. You 
need to follow the instructions here:[6]

* NOW* is the time to start adding content information. Many people use 
the preview information of content to decide whether to attend the 
event. Help us show the community how much great information there is at 
a FUDCon event! Simply add your information to the FUDCon wiki. 
Remember, everyone is welcome to deliver content at FUDCon. Add your 
topics here:

[7] [8]

----- HACK SUITE: -----

The organizers have reserved a separate king suite at the conference 
hotel for around the clock hacking. We know there are a few intrepid 
souls who bid a fond farewell to sleep during these events to fit in 
more keyboard time. We hope you'll feel free to make use of the hack 
suite for this purpose.


If you require any documentation for entry, such as a passport or visa, 
please make those arrangements as soon as possible. If you require a 
letter of invitation or any other paperwork from the organizers, please 
file a ticket in the FUDCon Planning issue tracker: [9]


We aim to make the planning process of FUDCon as easy to participate in 
as possible. Edit the wiki pages and let us know what you would like to 
see, join the discussion list at[10], and join us every Monday at 3:00pm 
US Eastern (currently 1900 UTC) in IRC Freenode at #fudcon-planning for 
FUDCon planning meetings.

You can help publicize FUDCon on Identi.ca and Twitter with the hashtag 
#fudcon, and feel free to tag other relevant groups thoughtfully. Thanks 
for helping!"

1. Paul W. Frields pfrields at fedoraproject.org
3. Note that all rooms at this rate include separate sleeping 
accommodations for double occupancy. King rooms also have a sofabed.
4. https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FUDCon:Tempe_2011#Lodging
5. https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FUDCon:Tempe_2011#Pre-registration
6. https://fedorahosted.org/fudcon-planning/wiki/FundingRequest
7. https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FUDCon:Tempe_2011#Technical_sessions
8. https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FUDCon:Tempe_2011#Hackfests
9. https://fedorahosted.org/fudcon-planning/newticket
10. https://admin.fedoraproject.org/mailman/listinfo/fudcon-planning

---- Board IRC Meeting :: Fri 2010-09-10 at UTC 18:00 in 
#fedora-board-meeting ----

Jared K. Smith[1] on Fri Sep 10 14:58:59 UTC 2010 announced[2],

"The Fedora Board is holding an IRC meeting today in 
#fedora-board-meeting at UTC 18:00 (2:00pm EDT, 11:00am PDT).

We'll follow the same protocol as we did for the previous two IRC 
meetings, as is explain here:[3]. The entire meeting will be dedicated 
to Questions and Answers. We're going to limit any single question to 
eight minutes, so that we can cover as many questions as possible in the 
60 minutes we have available. In the interest of rapid responses, the 
Board members will be encouraged to respond at will to questions, as we 
did in the previous meeting."

1. Jared K. Smith jsmith at fedoraproject.org
3. https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Board_public_IRC_meetings

--- Fedora Development News ---

The fedora development news list is intended to be a low traffic 
announce-only list for Fedora development.[1]

* Acceptable Types of Announcements

- Policy or process changes that affect developers. - Infrastructure 
changes that affect developers. - Tools changes that affect developers. 
- Schedule changes - Freeze reminders

* Unacceptable Types of Announcements

- Periodic automated reports (violates the INFREQUENT rule) - Discussion 
- Anything else not mentioned above

1. https://admin.fedoraproject.org/mailman/listinfo/devel-announce

---- Reminder: Rebuild all translated packages ----

Noriko[1] on Wed Sep 8 03:22:37 UTC 2010 announced[2],

"Dear package maintainers

This is kind reminder. It was software translation deadline on 
2010-09-07, and many languages translation have been updated or 
completed 100%. Please make sure latest translation are picked up for 
rebuilding packages. It is expected to rebuild all translated packages 
between 2010-09-07 and 2010-09-14. This ensures that all translation 
work will be included in Beta and GA releases.

Thank you!"

1. noriko noriko at fedoraproject.org

---- sip-4.11.x (and PyQt stack) coming to rawhide ----

Rex Dieter[1] on Wed Sep 8 19:41:29 UTC 2010 announced[2],

"Another sip, another abi bump, affected pkgs include:

* repoquery --repoid=rawhide --whatrequires 'sip-api(7)'
* PyKDE-0:3.16.6-4.fc14
* PyKDE4-0:4.5.1-1.fc15
* PyQt-0:3.18.1-7.fc14
* PyQt4-0:4.7.4-2.fc14
* PyQwt-0:5.2.0-8.fc14
* avogadro-libs-0:1.0.1-6.fc15
* qedje-python-0:0.4.0-7.fc14
* qgis-python-0:1.5.0-3.fc15
* qscintilla-python-0:2.4.4-2.fc14
* qzion-python-0:0.4.0-9.fc14
* sems-0:1.2.1-6.fc15

I'll hopefully start in on rebuilding all this sometime tomorrow (Thu 
Sep 9)"

1. Rex Dieter rdieter at math.unl.edu

---- Unresolved Fedora 14 Beta Blocker Bugs ----

John Poelstra[1] on Thu Sep 9 04:38:34 UTC 2010 announced[2],

"It's that time again! The Fedora 14 Release Candidate is scheduled for 
creation one week from this Thursday on 2010-09-16. That task cannot be 
completed if we have open blocker bugs (listed below). The sooner we 
address these bugs the greater the likelihood we have of having time to 
fix last minute bugs closer to the RC and ship the Fedora 14 Beta one time.

If you are the owner of any of the bugs listed below, your prompt 
attention and feedback with your assessment and plans in the bugzilla 
comments would be most helpful.

629719 :: NEW :: anaconda :: Anaconda Maintenance Team :: 
FormatCreateError: ('invalid device specification', '/dev/md127p3') :: [3]

623524 :: NEW :: anaconda :: Anaconda Maintenance Team :: Err during 
filesystem check after upgrading bootloader :: [4]

628239 :: NEW :: anaconda :: Anaconda Maintenance Team :: Fedora 14 
Alpha "reduced graphics" creates vesa-using xorg.conf but doesn't 
blacklist nouveau :: [5]

608992 :: NEW :: livecd-tools :: David Huff :: Add "Boot system with 
basic video driver" option at the initial screen :: [6]

630781 :: NEW :: systemd :: Kernel Maintainer List :: systemd hangs on 
"Clocksource tsc unstable" error and causes the system to freeze after 
cpu-scaling detection :: [7]

630490 :: NEW :: systemd :: Lennart Poettering :: disabled units still 
get bus activated :: [8]

631620 :: NEW :: systemd :: Lennart Poettering :: systemd is not 
starting haldaemon for KDE :: [9]

628241 :: NEW :: firstboot :: Martin Gracik :: Fedora 14 Alpha, post 
reboot installation steps not working :: [10]

621027 :: NEW :: fedora-logos :: Tom "spot" Callaway :: Graphical screen 
in anaconda shows F-13 :: [11]

627014 :: ASSIGNED :: systemd :: Lennart Poettering :: systemd provided 
telinit does not work as advertised :: [12]"

1. John Poelstra poelstra at redhat.com
3. https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=629719
4. https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=623524
5. https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=628239
6. https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=608992
7. https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=630781
8. https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=630490
9. https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=631620
10. https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=628241
11. https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=621027
12. ttps://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=627014

---- Fedora 14 Beta Blocker Meeting :: Friday, 2010-09-10 @ 16:00 UTC 
(12 PM EDT) ----

John Poelstra[1] on Fri Sep 10 00:19:02 UTC 2010 announced[2],

"When: Friday, 2010-09-10 @ 16:00 UTC (12 PM EDT) Where: 
#fedora-bugzappers on irc.freenode.net

Without these bugs fixed we can't compose the Fedora 14 Beta Release 
Candidate on 2010-09-16.

We'll be discussing these bugs to determine if they meet the criteria, 
should stay on the list, and are getting the attention they need:

629719 :: NEW :: anaconda :: Anaconda Maintenance Team :: 
FormatCreateError: ('invalid device specification', '/dev/md127p3') :: [3]

628239 :: NEW :: anaconda :: Anaconda Maintenance Team :: Fedora 14 
Alpha "reduced graphics" creates vesa-using xorg.conf but doesn't 
blacklist nouveau :: [4]

608992 :: NEW :: livecd-tools :: David Huff :: Add "Boot system with 
basic video driver" option at the initial screen :: [5]

630781 :: NEW :: systemd :: Kernel Maintainer List :: systemd hangs on 
"Clocksource tsc unstable" error and causes the system to freeze after 
cpu-scaling detection :: [6]

630490 :: NEW :: systemd :: Lennart Poettering :: disabled units still 
get bus activated :: [7]

631620 :: NEW :: systemd :: Lennart Poettering :: ordering cycles exist 
(+ breaking them deletes wrong services) :: [8]

621027 :: NEW :: fedora-logos :: Tom "spot" Callaway :: Graphical screen 
in anaconda shows F-13 :: [9]

If you are the owner of any of these bugs, kindly update the comments 
with your feedback as to whether you believe it is a blocker and what 
your plans for fixing the bug are.

Do you have an issue you believe should be fixed before the Fedora 14 
Beta ships? Please consider the following criteria when escalating an 
issue: [10]

The command used to generate the list of bugs above is: $ bugzilla query 
--blocked=611991 \


--outputformat="%{bug_id} :: %{bug_status} :: %{component} ::

%{assigned_to} :: %{summary} :: %{url}"

NOTE: It this command doesn't work on Fedora 14."

1. John Poelstra poelstra at redhat.com
3. https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=629719
4. https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=628239
5. https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=608992
6. https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=630781
7. https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=630490
8. https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=631620
9. https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=621027
10. https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Fedora_14_Beta_Release_Criteria

---- Today is the LAST DAY to fix bugs for the Fedora 14 Beta ----

John Poelstra[1] on Wed Sep 15 16:32:45 UTC 2010 announced[2],

"The Fedora 14 Beta RC compose is scheduled for tomorrow.

ALL open bugs on Fedora 14 Blocker list (http://bit.ly/cZKo9K) MUST BE 
FIXED TODAY or we risk delaying the release. In other words we are very 
short on time to address the remaining bugs.

Here is the current state of things based on the comments in each bug:

629719 :: NEW :: anaconda :: Anaconda Maintenance Team :: 
FormatCreateError: ('invalid device specification', '/dev/md127p3') :: 
[3] Need to make a decision as to whether this bug should remain a 
blocker based on testing feedback

634205 :: NEW :: bluez :: Bastien Nocera :: Bluetooth always disabled on 
startup. :: [4] New bug. Need assessment and a fix (if applicable) from 
maintainer ASAP

628239 :: NEW :: anaconda :: Brian C. Lane :: Fedora 14 Alpha "reduced 
graphics" creates vesa-using xorg.conf but doesn't blacklist nouveau :: 
[5] Need additional confirmation that this bug still exists, but most 
likely will be dropped.

633234 :: NEW :: anaconda :: Brian C. Lane :: Previous grub entry is not 
overwritten after upgrade with creating new bootloader :: [6] Being 
researched by anacconda team. Could someone from the anaconda team add a 
current status to the comments of the bug?

633315 :: NEW :: NetworkManager :: Dan Williams :: Connections not 
editable in nm-c-e in anaconda :: [7]New bug. Need assessment and a fix 
(if applicable) from maintainer ASAP

632510 :: MODIFIED :: anaconda :: Chris Lumens :: Installer exited 
abnormally when starting network in rescue mode :: [8] Need update 
submitted to Bodhi ASAP so this bug can change to ON_QA

632489 :: MODIFIED :: anaconda :: Radek Vykydal :: Fail to read package 
metadata after specifying repo= :: [9] Need update submitted to Bodhi 
ASAP so this bug can change to ON_QA"

1. John Poelstra poelstra at redhat.com
3. https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=629719
4. https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=634205
5. https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=628239
6. https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=633234
7. https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=633315
8. https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=632510
9. https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=632489

--- 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 
near you!

---- Upcoming Events (Sept 2010 - November 2010) ----

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

3. http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Events#FY11_Q3_.28Sep._2010_-_Nov._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 ---

Back in FWN Issue 241, there was an across-the-Planet(-Fedora) 
discussion about ways that Fedora could be improved, and the posts are 
still continuing. Máirín Duffy started[1] the discussion with the tales 
of four typical personas that may use Fedora. Jon Masters, who was the 
one that originally had kicked off the series of posts and added[2] some 
more thoughts, specifically about one of the personas. "Caroline is the 
kind of person who is accurately described in the current User base 
documents on the Fedora Project wiki. She is also represented in a lot 
of the cosmetic GUIness we see in distributions like Fedora – graphical 
package updates and configuration, removal of advanced options, the 
general direction of the GNOME desktop, and so forth." Though not 
everyone is a Caroline. "What I want to see is a fundamental shift 
toward having a stable 'Platform'..." Máirín[3] and Jon[4] further 
clarified themselves, before a few other people jumped in too.

Richard Hughes[5], Nelson Marques[6] and Adam Williamson [7] added their 
input too. All of the posts were well-mannered, and will hopefully serve 
to bring about an even better Fedora..

John Poelstra outlined[8] the "end-game" schedule as the Fedora 14 beta 
quickly approaches.

Juan Rodriguez Moreno parodied[9] Windows 7 (not that it is such a hard 
task), since the usability leaves a bit to be desired, comparing it to 
the much friendlier alternative of Fedora.

Peter Hutterer updated[10] us on the status of Wacom tablets under Linux.

Máirín Duffy has been working[11] on the fedoraproject.org website 
redesign, which is coming along nicely.

If you recently received an e-mail from the Red Hat/Fedora Bugzilla 
about having votes removed from bugs, Kevin Fenzi explained[12] what 
happened and why you don't need to worry.

Richard W.M. Jones compared[13] spinner/status/progress bars. But the 
interesting thing is that they are all console-based, using only Unicode 

Danishka Navin summarized[14] a talk by Michael Bemmer, the Vice 
President and General Manager of Oracle Office, and other speakers, at 
the annual international OpenOffice.org Conference. "Although Bemmer did 
not divulge details of his company's future strategy he made it clear 
that the inexorable rise of OpenOffice.org will continue in the years 

Karsten Wade questioned[15]: "How can a computer scientist do research 
without using and producing only free and open source software?" and 
continued by explaining why Open Source is necessary for any true 
scientific inquiry.

Mel Chua has been working[16] on a MeeGo-based Fedora spin. There have 
been some small technical/legal complications, but it should see the 
light of day soon. Mel requests that if you are "a marketing student 
looking for a project so you can try out some of the things you've been 
learning about brand positioning, or someone with an interest in 
learning about trademark issues, or you have an interest in design and 
usability and have started to play around with graphics in your spare 
time", get in touch and you can help out.

Máirín Duffy continued[17] as the board stenographer and wrote-up two 
Fedora Board meetings (3 and 8 September 2010) for the price of one.

Lennart Poettering published[18] Part 2 of "systemd for Administrators".

1. http://mairin.wordpress.com/2010/09/01/a-story-about-updates-and-people/
2. http://www.jonmasters.org/blog/2010/09/01/on-updates-and-people/
3. http://mairin.wordpress.com/2010/09/02/sweet-caroline/
4. http://www.jonmasters.org/blog/2010/09/02/what-i-want-from-computer/
6. http://nmarques.digitalwhores.net/2010/09/04/about-caroline/
8. http://poelcat.wordpress.com/2010/09/07/fedora-14-beta-end-game/
9. http://proyectofedora.org/mexico/2010/09/06/my-windows-7-experience/
10. http://who-t.blogspot.com/2010/09/wacom-support-in-linux.html
12. http://scrye.com/wordpress-mu/nirik/2010/09/02/bugzilla-bugs-and-voting/
15. http://iquaid.org/2010/09/13/understanding-computer-scientists/
17. http://mairin.wordpress.com/2010/09/08/2447/
18. http://0pointer.de/blog/projects/systemd-for-admins-2.html

-- Ambassadors --

This section covers the news surrounding the Fedora Ambassadors Project[1].

Contributing Writer: Sankarshan Mukhopadhyay

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

--- Welcome New Ambassadors ---

This week the Fedora Ambassadors Project did not have any new members 

--- Summary of traffic on Ambassadors mailing list ---

Hans 'hanx' Cruz Buchelli wrote [1] about being unable to give time to 
The Fedora Project due to family issues and hoped that the current 
situation would allow more time to the project. Hans also informed that 
it is almost certain that in 2011 the local municipality and schools 
will use Fedora

[Beat writer's note: I used available online translation tools to try 
and obtain a passable English translation for the actual mail]

Carlos Carreno posted [2] about an event - Fedora Party 2010 at the 
University Ricardo Palma and requested ideas for topics that could be 
interesting to the audience.

David Ramsey informed [3] about a Test Day for Systemd [4] on 2010-09-07

Danny Stieben ideated [5] about a site similar to OMG ! Ubuntu [6] with 
the notion that it would be of use to people who are not complete geeks. 
The subsequent thread had discussions on the hosting providers and need 
for designing the site etc

Truong Anh. Tuan informed [7] about a short presentation at Software 
Freedom Day [8] organized by the HanoiLUG

Ben Williams informed [9] ambassadors attending the Ohio Linuxfest to 
sign up for booth time [10]

Justin O'Brien initiated [11] a discussion about the #fedora IRC channel 
and registering the IRC nickname. Tristan Santore explained [12] that 
the registration process followed by Freenode is independent of the 
Fedora Project or, any other FOSS project using their IRC servers. And, 
suggested that a wiki page with screenshot might help new users find 
their way around the process.

Gerold Kassube posted a question [13] "Do you think, I'm a valuable, 
trustful Fedora Contributor / Ambassador; also as Founder, Memeber and 
President of the association Fedora EMEA e.V.?" The subsequent thread 
had inputs from a few Fedora Ambassadors and a few queries about the 
context of the question

Frank Murphy announced [14] the intention of leaving the Ambassadors 
Group and desired guidance on the correct method for doing so. Joerg 
Simon responded [15] with the appropriate URL [16] which outlines the steps

Gerold Kassube updated [17] the FUDCon 2010 / Switzerland page with details.

Paul W Frields asked [18] if any Ambassadors in the Los 
Angeles/Anaheim/CA area are considering attending 2010 Renesas DevCon 
conference [19]

David Ramsey reminded [20] about the meeting for APAC Ambassadors to be 
held on 2010-09-19 at 0300 UTC

John Poelstra posted [21] about upcoming tasks around Fedora 14 release

4. https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Test_Day:2010-09-07_Systemd
6. http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/
8. http://wiki.hanoilug.org/events:softwarefreedomday:2010:18sept2010
19. http://renesasdevcon.com/

--- Summary of traffic on FAmSCo mailing list ---

Joerg Simon informed [1] that he would be traveling and was not sure 
about the data connectivity. He pointed out that the report for August 
[2] needs to be completed, preferably by 2010-09-18 1800 UTC

María Leandro added [3] that the section for LATAM was complete

Max Spevack sent out a reminder [4] for a meeting on 2010-09-20 and 
asked if everyone was agreeing to that date.

2. https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FAmSCo_report_2010-08

-- Design --

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

Contributing Writer: Nicu Buculei

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

--- Preparing for Beta ---

With the Beta freeze in sight, the Design Team worked on putting 
together all the needed pieces: Máirín Duffy made a Beta wallpaper[1] 
"Just a reminder this is so we have something updated in the beta, not 
necessarily going to be the final!" that was packaged by Martin Sourada, 
while even a bit late for the release Emily Dirsh proposed[2] a 
different approach on the same concept "Unfortunately, I didn't get them 
done in time for the meeting today, or to get into beta, but I did want 
to share them with everyone. :)".

Martin also packaged[3] the supplemental wallpapers[4] "I've finally 
found some time to work on the supplemental wallpapers package" and then 
updated the package with the addition of a couple more images for which 
author's confirmation was received with a little delay[5]. An improved 
version of the package is submitted to F14 updates-testing, waiting for 

Emily Dirsh centralized[6] the submitted splashes and banners in a wiki 
page [7] " So, if anyone wants to go look and submit feedback in 
preparation for the meeting tomorrow [...] you can see the wallpapers" 
and they were included for the Beta release. It was an opportunity for 
Máirín Duffy to write[8] a tutorial for preparing GRUB backgrounds[9]

Based on the current default wallpaper proposal Alexander Smirnov 
created[10] a release countdown banner for the website "I sending to 
wiki my proposal for countdown banner based on Máirín's wallpaper."

4. http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/F14_Artwork_Supplemental_Wallpapers_Winners
7. http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/F14_Artwork_Supporting_Grahics
9. http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/How_to_create_a_custom_grub_splash

-- Security Advisories --

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


Contributing Writer: Pascal Calarco

--- Fedora 14 Security Advisories ---

* squid-3.1.8-1.fc14 - 
* samba-3.5.5-68.fc14 - 
* sudo-1.7.4p4-1.fc14 - 
* phpMyAdmin-3.3.7-1.fc14 - 
* quagga-0.99.17-1.fc14 - 
* sunbird-1.0-0.28.b2pre.fc14 - 
* thunderbird-3.1.3-1.fc14 - 
* slim-1.3.2-2.fc14 - 
* libgdiplus-2.6.7-3.fc14 - 

--- Fedora 13 Security Advisories ---

* webkitgtk-1.2.4-1.fc13 - 
* samba-3.5.5-68.fc13 - 
* Django-1.2.2-1.fc13 - 
* libglpng-1.45-3.fc13 - 
* sudo-1.7.4p4-1.fc13 - 
* udisks-1.0.1-4.fc13 - 
* lvm2-2.02.73-2.fc13 - 
* quagga-0.99.17-1.fc13- 
* phpMyAdmin-3.3.7-1.fc13 - 
* phpMyAdmin-3.3.7-1.fc12 - 
* slim-1.3.2-2.fc13 - 
* libgdiplus-2.6.7-2.fc13 - 
* kernel- - 
* sblim-sfcb-1.3.8-1.fc13 - 
* sunbird-1.0-0.28.b2pre.fc13 - 
* thunderbird-3.1.3-1.fc13 - 
* libmikmod-3.2.0-11.beta2.fc13 - 

--- Fedora 12 Security Advisories ---

* samba-3.4.9-60.fc12 - 
* libglpng-1.45-3.fc12 - 
* quagga-0.99.17-1.fc12 - 
* Django-1.2.2-1.fc12 - 
* galeon-2.0.7-25.fc12 - 
* gnome-python2-extras-2.25.3-20.fc12 - 
* gnome-web-photo-0.9-9.fc12 - 
* perl-Gtk2-MozEmbed-0.08-6.fc12.15 - 
* mozvoikko-1.0-12.fc12 - 
* firefox-3.5.12-1.fc12 - 
* xulrunner- - 
* libgdiplus-2.4.2-4.fc12 - 
* slim-1.3.2-2.fc12 - 
* sunbird-1.0-0.24.20090916hg.fc12 - 
* thunderbird-3.0.7-1.fc12 - 
* nano-2.0.9-7.fc12 - 

- end FWN 243 -

Pascal Calarco, Fedora Ambassador, Indiana, USA

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