Fedora Weekly News 280

Pascal V. Calarco pvcalarc at uwaterloo.ca
Tue Jul 12 15:47:52 UTC 2011

1 Fedora Weekly News Issue 280
1.1 Fedora In the News
1.1.1 German: FreiesMagazin on Fedora 15
1.1.2 German: Linux-Magazin on Fedora 15
1.2 Ambassadors
1.2.1 Welcome New Ambassadors
1.2.2 Summary of traffic on Ambassadors mailing list
1.2.3 Events reported on Ambassadors mailing list
1.2.4 Campus Ambassadors mailing list-Summary of traffic
1.3 QualityAssurance
1.3.1 Test Days
1.3.2 Cloud image approval
1.3.3 Test case development
1.3.4 New proposed release validation matrices
1.3.5 Ensuring consistency of validation tests and release criteria
1.3.6 Making release criteria more generic
1.3.7 AutoQA
1.4 Security Advisories
1.4.1 Fedora 15 Security Advisories
1.4.2 Fedora 14 Security Advisories
1.4.3 Fedora 13 Security Advisories
1.5 Planet Fedora
1.5.1 Events FrOSCon 2011
1.5.2 Fedora Community
1.5.3 General

- Fedora Weekly News Issue 280 -

Welcome to Fedora Weekly News Issue 280[1] for the two weeks ending July 
6, 2011. What follows are some highlights from this issue.

With no announcements from the Fedora Project this past week, we begin 
with two Fedora In the News articles in German, both reviews of Fedora 
15. In Ambassador news, we welcome new Fedora Ambassadors from Nigeria 
and Hungary, a summary of list discussion from the Ambassadors list, and 
pointers to Fedora events organized by Ambassadors worldwide. In Quality 
Assurance news, details on how to request a main test day for Fedora 16, 
moving forward with a Fedora Cloud spin, work on test cases for brtfs, 
and much more. Security Advisories brings us current with the 
security-related packages released in the two weeks ending July 6, and 
we finish off this issue with a triumphant return of the Fedora Planet 
beat! Enjoy FWN 280!

An audio version of some issues of FWN - FAWN - are available! You can 
listen to existing issues[2] on the Internet Archive. 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: news at lists.fedoraproject.org

FWN Editorial Team: Pascal Calarco, Adam Williamson

* http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue280
* http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=subject%3A%22FWN%22
* http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/NewsProject/Join

-- 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

* http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/marketing/

--- German: FreiesMagazin on Fedora 15 ---

Vinzenz Vietzke forwarded[1]:

"Hi all,

German free online magazine "FreiesMagazin" published it's issue for 
July 2011 today and has a huge roundup article on Fedora 15.

HTML version with pictures (2,8MB): 

HTML version without pictures (200KB): 

PDF version (3,1MB): 

Regards, vinz. -- Vinzenz Vietzke Fedora Ambassador / Coordination 
German L10N Team m: vinz at fedoraproject.org wk: 
https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/User:Vinz mb: https://identi.ca/vinzv"

* http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/marketing/2011-July/013977.html

--- German: Linux-Magazin on Fedora 15 ---

Christoph Wickert forwarded[1]:

"Issue 08/2011 of the German "Linux Magazin" comes with a custom-built 
Fedora 15 Multiboot DVD and features a one page article about the release:

'Die Fedora-Version 15 lebt vom Umstieg auf Gnome 3, der 
gewöhnungsbedürftig ist. Tastenkürzel, unter Systemeinstellungen 
Tastatur zu finden und selbst anlegbar, sind andererseits beim 
Anfreunden hilfreich und machen – einmal gelernt – die Bedienung des 
Desktops oft erfrischend einfach. Für den Sprung ins kalte Wasser, den 
Systemd noch eine Spur waghalsiger macht, wirkt Fedora 15 gelungen, der 
aktuelle Paketbestand tut dazu ein Übriges."

The full post is available[2].

* http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/marketing/2011-July/013978.html
* http://www.linux-magazin.de/Heft-Abo/Ausgaben/2011/08/Fedora-15

-- Ambassadors --

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

Contributing Editor: Richard A Vijay For days of the week starting from 
25th June 2011 to 05th July 2011 [2]

* http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Ambassadors
* http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/ambassadors/

--- Welcome New Ambassadors ---

This week the Fedora Ambassadors Project had a couple of new members 

Each and everyone of us in Fedora Community is happy to have you as part 
of our Ambassadors team. We wish you very best in your endeavours.

https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/User:Frankice from Nigeria mentored by 
Robert Scheck

https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/User:Geleimate from Hungary mentored by 
Robert Scheck

Congrats and Wishes to all New members from Fedora Team.

Note: Please Note, this warm welcome message is on behalf of every 
Fedora Member. Discourage individual welcome messages to the list as we 
have to reduce large traffic.
Summary of traffic on Ambassadors mailing list

--- FUDCon APAC Bid ---

Gerard Braad Regional Mentor for APAC/China is planning to start 
conversation with GNOME to get them involved to foster community and 
open source.

Gerard and Joerg Simon highlighted that Users are encouraged by 
highlighting U in FUDCon is for users and its not just for developers.

Rahul Sundram highlights on his views on a mail covering various aspects 
on FUDCon [1]

Buddhika Kurera enquired about VISA and duration Tiansworld pointed out 
to [2]

Caius 'kaio' Chance highlighted on his views of comparison in country 
level readiness for holding FUDCon [3]

Truong Anh Tuan and others appreciated the transparency of the process [4]

Max Spevack highlighted on budget comparison for APAC,NA,EMES and LATAM [5]

Most of the active contributors expressed their views on FUDCon APAC

David Ramsey Prepared the community for 2nd July Bi-weekly meeting on 
2nd July, draft agenda was proposed and published. Meeting notes were 
published [6]

bochecha prepared the community for French Fedora meeting on 4th july. [7]

FAmSCo regular weekly meeting agenda and minutes were shared by Pierros 
Papadeas [8]

FAmSCo meeting minutes for Jun 25, 2011 shared by Gerard Braad [9]

Harish Pillay highlighted on FAD for China Open Source week in October [10]

Neville invited the community to FAMSCo meeting,highlighted that its 
open to public [11] He also highlights on Release Events,budgets and 
Dinner. He thanked the teams for working hard for a smooth event [12]

Jamie Williams sent out a gentle reminder for FAmNA meeting on 5th July 2011

Igor Pires Soares posted the links for bid India bid: [13]

China bid: [14]

Gerard Braad,Buddhika Kurera,Tiansworld,Rahul Sundaram,María 
Leandro,Truong Anh. Tuan,Danishka Navin,Neville A. Cross,inode0,Jared K. 
Smith,Robyn Bergeron,Jared K. Smith, susmit shannigrahi,Aditya Patawari 
wrote to express their views and queries on the bids

Joerg Simon posted and highlighted on Panama FUDCon Event with a google 
spreadsheet [15] Members posted their views and queries on it.

Startup Weekend Tampa Event was discussed and right channels suggested [16]

Vinzenz Vietzke requested for feedback on materials used for Events 
(especially those produced by from Design team) [17]

Christoph posted agend for EMEA Ambassadors meeting 

Minutes: [18]

Minutes (text): [19]

Log: [20]

Generic issue on Linkedin was highlighted [21]

LinuxCon Europe and other events were highlighted by Jiri Eischmann, 
Robyn Bergeron,Igor Pires Soares,Jiri Eischmann, [22]
Events reported on Ambassadors mailing list

Joerg Simon posted and highlighted on Panama FUDCon Event with a google 
spreadsheet [23] Members posted their views and queries on it.

Startup Weekend Tampa Event was discussed and right channels suggested [24]

LinuxCon Europe and other events were highlighted by Jiri Eischmann, 
Robyn Bergeron,Igor Pires Soares,Jiri Eischmann, [25]

Discussions were on the following events

LinuxCon Europe 2011 - [26]

Linux Kernel Summit 2011 - [27]

Embedded Linux Conference Europe 2011 - [28]

GStreamer Conference 2011 - [29]

Real Time Linux Workshop 2011 - [30]

--- Campus Ambassadors mailing list-Summary of traffic ---

The mailing list did not have any traffic this week. [31]

* http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/ambassadors/2011-July/017830.html
* http://www.gov.cn/english/2005-08/18/content_24285.htm
* http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/ambassadors/2011-July/017837.html
* http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/ambassadors/2011-July/017839.html
* http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/ambassadors/2011-July/017841.html
* http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/ambassadors/2011-July/017831.html
* http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/ambassadors/2011-July/017842.html
* http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/ambassadors/2011-July/017843.html
* http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/ambassadors/2011-June/017729.html
* http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/ambassadors/2011-July/017844.html
* http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/ambassadors/2011-July/017847.html
* http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/ambassadors/2011-July/017848.html
* http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FUDCon:India_2011
* https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FUDCon:Bid_for_Beijing_2011
* http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/ambassadors/2011-June/017775.html
* http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/ambassadors/2011-June/017776.html
* http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/ambassadors/2011-June/017793.html
* http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/ambassadors/2011-June/017822.html
* http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/ambassadors/2011-June/017775.html
* http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/ambassadors/2011-June/017822.html
* http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/linuxcon-europe
* http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/linux-kernel-summit
* http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/embedded-linux-conference-europe
* http://gstreamer.freedesktop.org/conference/
* http://www.realtimelinuxfoundation.org/events/rtlws-2011/ws.html
* http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/campus-ambassadors/

Thank you.Have a great week ahead, and feel free to write to editor for 
any comments,inclusions or exclusions in next beat - Editor 
--Richardvj11 15:38, 05 July 2011 (UTC)Richardvj11

-- QualityAssurance --

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

* http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/QA
* http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/QA/Join

--- Test Days ---

The Fedora 15 Test Day track is now finished, and the main Fedora 16 
Test Day track has not yet started. If you would like to propose a main 
track Test Day for the Fedora 16 cycle, please contact the QA team via 
email or IRC, or file a ticket in QA Trac[1]. Athmane Madjoudj has been 
working on a proposed EC2 Test Day[2].

* http://fedorahosted.org/fedora-qa/
* http://fedorahosted.org/fedora-qa/ticket/212

--- Cloud image approval ---

At the QA group meeting of 2011-06-27[1], Robyn Bergeron emerged from a 
nutshell to bring up the topic of proposed pre-built Fedora images for 
Amazon's EC2 cloud platform[2]. These are being treated as new spins, 
and so they need QA approval (among other things). The group agreed to 
work with the Cloud SIG to draw up test procedures, and co-ordinate this 
through the cloud mailing list.

* http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/QA/Meetings/20110627
* http://aws.amazon.com/ec2/

--- Test case development ---

John Dulaney and Rui He have been working on test cases for btrfs[1]. 
Rui has also been working on VNC install test cases[2].

* http://fedorahosted.org/fedora-qa/ticket/209
* http://fedorahosted.org/fedora-qa/ticket/210

--- New proposed release validation matrices ---

Athmane Madjoudj combined the security test cases he has been working on 
recently into a proposed validation matrix for the Security Lab spin[1] 
and asked the group for feedback on it[2]. Adam Williamson proposed a 
new validation matrix[3] for validation tests which do not fit under the 
existing 'install' or 'desktop' matrices, for now referring to it as 
'base', and asked for feedback[4].

* http://fedorahosted.org/fedora-qa/ticket/207
* http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/User:Adamwill/Draft_base_validation_matrix
* http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/test/2011-June/101035.html

--- Ensuring consistency of validation tests and release criteria ---

Adam Williamson began a survey to check the consistency of the release 
validation tests and the release criteria, to ensure tests were present 
for every criterion[1]. Together with Rui He and Athmane Madjoudj, he 
created new test cases and adjusted existing ones to ensure consistency 
with the Alpha release criteria.

* http://fedorahosted.org/fedora-qa/ticket/151

--- Making release criteria more generic ---

James Laska proposed several changes to the release criteria[1], 
intended to make them more generic and hence applicable to secondary 
architectures. Adam Williamson generally liked the proposal but made 
some comments and asked some questions about some of them[2].

* http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/test/2011-June/100984.html
* http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/test/2011-June/100989.html

--- AutoQA ---

The team was in the final run-up to the release of AutoQA 0.5.0, which 
would include the previously-discussed 'pretty output' and spam 
reduction patches. The release of 0.5.0 duly happened on 2011-06-29[1]. 
Lucas Rodrigues announced the release of Autotest 0.13.0[2], with 
packages available for testing in the autoqa-testing repository.

* http://fedorahosted.org/pipermail/autoqa-devel/2011-June/002496.html
* http://fedorahosted.org/pipermail/autoqa-devel/2011-June/002454.html

-- Security Advisories --

In this section, we cover Security Advisories from 
fedora-package-announce for the period June 8- June 15, 2011.


Contributing Writer: Pascal Calarco

--- Fedora 15 Security Advisories ---

nfs-utils-1.2.4-0.fc15 - 
dokuwiki-0-0.9.20110525.a.fc15 - 
NetworkManager-0.8.9997-5.git20110702.fc15 - 
pidgin-2.9.0-1.fc15 - 
weechat-0.3.5-1.fc15 - 
feh-1.14.1-1.fc15 - 
PackageKit-0.6.15-2.fc15 - 
libxml-1.8.17-27.fc15 - 

--- Fedora 14 Security Advisories ---

dokuwiki-0-0.8.20110525.a.fc14 - 
weechat-0.3.5-1.fc14 - 
curl-7.21.0-8.fc14 - 
feh-1.14.1-1.fc14 - 
libxml-1.8.17-27.fc14 - 
subversion-1.6.17-1.fc14 - 

--- Fedora 13 Security Advisories ---


-- Planet Fedora --

Back after a long hiatus, this is the Planet Fedora section, covering 
news from planet.fedoraproject.org[1], a collection of blogs from Fedora 
users spanning the globe.

Contributing Writer: Joel Braun

--- Events ---

---- FrOSCon 2011 ----

Up and coming is FrOSCon 2011, which will be held in Sankt Augustin, 
Germany on the 20th and 21st of next month. Sirko Kemter has announced 
that he will be holding two workshops in the Frog Labs (for kids) 
focusing on using Inkscape [1].

--- Fedora Community ---

Alejandro Perez blogged about the last training meeting for some new 
translators and packagers[2] who will, respectively, start packaging and 
translating for Fedora 16 and the wiki.

Cătălin Feştilă wrote on how the Fedora HCL for laptops was in need of 
revamping[3], and how it would be advantageous to the community to 
publish a current one.

Fabian Affolter reflected on his past experiences as an ambassador for 
the Fedora Project[4], and what he felt were his accomplishments in the 
past 5 years.

--- General ---

Juan "Nushio" Rodriguez expressed his concern[5] over the functionality 
of Gnome 3's fallback mode and the future of the Gnome shell in general.

Valent Turkovic shared an article [6] about how he helped to integrate 
Fedora (in this case, Fusion Linux) with Windows XP in his local public 

Lennart Poettering added part II of his series systemd for Developers 
[7]. This installment focuses on “adding socket activation to real-life 

Shakthi Kannan wrote about [8]attending the 'Essential Abstractions in 
GCC' workshop at IIT Bombay and detailed his experience there.

The BoxGrinder Team blogged[9] on their attempts to stability test 
BoxGrinder, as well as the process they went through to set up their 
integration tests.

* http://karl-tux-stadt.de/ktuxs/?p=3257
* http://fabian-affolter.ch/blog/index.php/5-years-as-an-ambassador
* http://0pointer.de/blog/projects/socket-activation2.html

- end FWN 280 -

Pascal Calarco, Fedora Ambassador, Ontario, Canada

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