Fedora Weekly News 281

Pascal V. Calarco pvcalarc at uwaterloo.ca
Mon Jul 18 18:38:17 UTC 2011

1 Fedora Weekly News Issue 281
1.1 Announcements
1.1.1 Fedora Announcements Announcing FUDCon APAC 2011 in Pune, India / Call for bids for 
FUDCon LATAM and FUDCon APAC 2012 Outage: Cleanup of Red Hat located systems - 2011-07-11 20:00 UTC Possibly Affected Services: Unaffected Services: Ticket Link:
1.1.2 Fedora Development News Fedora 16 Schedule Reminders - Feature Submission and Feature Freeze
1.1.3 Fedora Events Upcoming Events (June - August 2011) Past Events Additional information
1.2 Fedora In the News
1.2.1 PCWorld Albanian articles on Fedora Project
1.2.2 Xen lets KVM overtake
1.2.3 Fedora 15 KDE
1.2.4 An In-Depth Look at Fedora 15
1.2.5 The Many Faces of Fedora
1.2.6 Podcast: Igor Pires Soares – Fedora Project (Brazillian Portuguese)
1.2.7 Video: GNOME 3 Shell (and Fedora 15)
1.2.8 Linux-Magazin on Fedora 15 (Spanish)
1.3 Ambassadors
1.3.1 Beat this week
1.3.2 Welcome New Ambassadors
1.3.3 Summary of traffic on Ambassadors mailing list
1.3.4 FAmSCo Meeting
1.3.5 Events reported on Ambassadors mailing list
1.3.6 Campus Ambassadors mailing list-Summary of traffic
1.4 QualityAssurance
1.4.1 Test Days
1.4.2 Release criteria and validation testing
1.4.3 A plea to proventesters
1.4.4 AutoQA
1.5 Security Advisories
1.5.1 Fedora 15 Security Advisories
1.5.2 Fedora 14 Security Advisories
1.6 Planet Fedora
1.6.1 Events FUDCon India 2011 FUDCon Blacksburg 2012 FOSSCON 2011
1.6.2 Fedora Community
1.6.3 General

- Fedora Weekly News Issue 281 -

Welcome to Fedora Weekly News Issue 281[1] for the week ending July 13, 
2011. What follows are some highlights from this issue.

In announcements this week, details on the upcoming FUDCon APAC 2011 and 
call for bids for FUDCon LATAM and FUDCon APAC 2012, as well as systems 
outage notification. In development-related announcements, details on 
the feature freeze for Fedora 16. In Fedora In the News this week, we 
have several more international contributions, including pointers to 
several PCWorld Albanian articles on Fedora, a Brazilian Portuguese 
interview with FAMSCo member Igor Pires Soares, a LATAM Fedora magazine, 
and much more! In Fedora Ambassadors this week, notice of new Ambassador 
team members from all over the globe as well as coverage of the 
Ambassadors and FAMSCo discussion lists. In QA news this week, details 
and updates on release criteria and validation testing, and AutoQA work. 
Security Advisories provides a list of security-related packages 
released July 6-13 for Fedora 14 and 15. This issue wraps up with 
coverage of the Fedora Planet, including pointers to announced events 
and general Fedora Project-relating postings!

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/Issue281
* http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=subject%3A%22FWN%22
* 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: Pascal Calarco

* http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/announce/
* http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/devel-announce/
* http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Events

--- Fedora Announcements ---

---- Announcing FUDCon APAC 2011 in Pune, India / Call for bids for 
FUDCon LATAM and FUDCon APAC 2012 ----

Jared K. Smith announced[1]:

"It's my pleasure to announce that the winning bid for FUDCon in the 
Asia-Pacific region for 2011 is Pune, India. FUDCon APAC 2011 is 
scheduled for November 4th through 6th at the College of Engineering, 
Pune, India. FUDCon is the Fedora Users and Developers Conference, a 
premier Fedora event that is held several times a year in different 
regions of the world. For more information on premier Fedora events, see 
the Fedora wiki[2].

As you might imagine, choosing the winning bid was a difficult decision 
to make, as both bidding teams have put together very compelling bids. 
I'd like to publicly thank both teams for their hard work and effort, 
and invite the Beijing team to submit a bid for next year's FUDCon APAC 
as well.

I'm also now opening up bidding for FUDCon APAC 2012 and FUDCon LATAM 
2012. FUDCon APAC 2012 will be held between March 1st and May 31st, and 
FUDCon LATAM will be held between June 1st - August 31st. All bids for 
both of these FUDCon events should be submitted by August 11th. If you 
have any questions or concerns regarding FUDCon events, I invite you to 
subscribe to the FUDCon planning mailing list[3].

-- Jared Smith Fedora Project Leader"

---- Outage: Cleanup of Red Hat located systems - 2011-07-11 20:00 UTC ----

Stephen John Smoogen announced[4]:

"Outage: Cleanup of Red Hat located systems - 2011-07-11 20:00 UTC

To convert UTC to your local time, take a look at[5] or run:

date -d '2011-07-11 20:00 UTC'

----- Reason for outage: -----

We will be removing old systems and putting in new ones at the Red Hat 
colocation facility in Phoenix.

At the moment outages are planned for 2011-07-12 00:00 UTC

- Secondary Architecutures
- QA systems
- some Fedora community hardware

No other outages are planned, but deracking of old machines and racking 
new ones could result in outages or instability in existing services.

Due to the nature of the work, while we will try to send out daily 
announcements of what services will be affected that day, the primary 
source of information will need to be announced on Freenode IRC


----- Affected Services: -----

* QA Services Secondary Architectures

----- Possibly Affected Services: -----

* BFO - http://boot.fedoraproject.org/
* Bodhi - https://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/
* Buildsystem - http://koji.fedoraproject.org/
* Docs - http://docs.fedoraproject.org/
* GIT / Source Control
* Fedora Account System - https://admin.fedoraproject.org/accounts/
* Fedora Community - https://admin.fedoraproject.org/community/
* Fedora Insight - https://insight.fedoraproject.org/
* Main Website - http://fedoraproject.org/
* Mirror List - https://mirrors.fedoraproject.org/
* Mirror Manager - https://admin.fedoraproject.org/mirrormanager/
* Package Database - https://admin.fedoraproject.org/pkgdb/
* Smolt - http://smolts.org/
* Spins - http://spins.fedoraproject.org/
* Start - http://start.fedoraproject.org/
* Wiki - http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/

----- Unaffected Services: -----

* DNS - ns1.fedoraproject.org, ns2.fedoraproject.org
* Email system
* Fedora Hosted - https://fedorahosted.org/
* Fedora People - http://fedorapeople.org/
* Torrent - http://torrent.fedoraproject.org/
* Translation Services - http://translate.fedoraproject.org/

----- Ticket Link: -----

* https://fedorahosted.org/fedora-infrastructure/ticket/2870

Contact Information:

Please join #fedora-admin in irc.freenode.net or add comments to the 
ticket for this outage above.

-- Stephen J Smoogen"

* http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/announce/2011-July/002981.html
* https://lists.fedoraproject.org/mailman/listinfo/fudcon-planning
* http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/announce/2011-July/002982.html
* http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Infrastructure/UTCHowto

--- Fedora Development News ---

The Development Announcement[1] list is intended to be a LOW TRAFFIC 
announce-only list for Fedora development.

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)
Anything else not mentioned above

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

---- Fedora 16 Schedule Reminders - Feature Submission and Feature 
Freeze ----

Robyn Bergeron announced[1]:

"A few friendly reminders:

* The Feature Submission deadline for Fedora 16 is *tomorrow*, July 12. 
The current process for submitting a feature for Fedora 16 can be seen 

* Feature Freeze comes quickly after the Feature Submission deadline, on 
July 26. Please note that at this point, Features should be 
*substantially complete and in a testable state.* For more information 
on the Feature Freeze policy, please read[3]

And finally.... for those of you interested in seeing how the Feature 
List is shaping up for Fedora 16, it is up to date with the latest and 
greatest approvals from today's FESCo meeting[4].

This is where I'm going to put on my Gentle Reminder Hat, and give 
everyone a chance to go into their individual feature pages and update 
their percentage complete, and update their "Last Updated" date, which I 
will apply to the main FeatureList page. Your efforts here are 
appreciated, and help a number of groups understand how close you are to 
completion, or conversely, if you are at risk of not making deadlines.

If percentages don't start getting updated, and "last-updated" dates 
aren't getting touched, I'll be reaching out to folks individually, but 
I would prefer to see that people take the initiative and keep those 
things up. Otherwise I have to get out the not-so-Gentle-Reminder-Hat, 
and frankly, I don't look very good in that one.

Communication is the key here. If you believe you are *at risk* of not 
making the Feature Freeze, please update your feature page accordingly.

The rest of the schedule, as always, can be seen here[5]



* http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/Policy
* http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/ReleaseEngineering/FeatureFreezePolicy
* http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FeatureList
* https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/16/Schedule

--- Fedora Events ---

The purpose of event is to build a global Fedora events calendar, and to 
identify responsible Ambassadors for each event. The event page is laid 
out by quarter and by region. Please maintain the layout, as it is 
crucial for budget planning. Events can be added to this page whether or 
not they have an Ambassador owner. Events without an owner are not 
eligible for funding, but being listed allows any Ambassador to take 
ownership of the event and make it eligible for funding. In plain words, 
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 (June - August 2011) ----

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

* http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Events#FY12_Q2_.28June_2011_-_August_2011.29

---- Past Events ----

Archive of Past Fedora Events[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.

-- 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/

--- PCWorld Albanian articles on Fedora Project ---

Gent Thaçi forwarded[1] a few links for recent articles about the Fedora 
Project from PCWorld Albanian:

"Articles written by PCWorld Albanian about Fedora Project:


PCWorld Albanian is a famous Albanian magazine published monthly and 
they also have their blog online, some of the articles were also printed 
on the magazine and they always gave a big support for our activities in 

Thanks, -- Gent Thaçi, https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/User:Gent gentt on 
irc.freenode.net at #fedora-ambassadors"

* http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/marketing/2011-July/013991.html

--- Xen lets KVM overtake ---

Rahul Sundaram forwarded[1]:

"Xen made virtualisation a popular issue on Linux servers and seemed for 
a long time to be the open source virtualisation technology of choice. 
But the Xen developers lost that advantage by setting the wrong 
priorities. KVM was able to take over some key positions and, with a 
large number of promoters, is now in a better position."

The full post is available[2].

* http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/marketing/2011-July/013990.html
* http://www.h-online.com/open/features/Xen-lets-KVM-overtake-1262171.html

--- Fedora 15 KDE ---

Rahul Sundaram forwarded[1]:

"Overall I think Fedora 15 KDE is a very attractive desktop distro. It 
comes with a good selection of software and an attractive & highly 
usable version of KDE. There’s not a lot here to complain about and 
there’s quite a bit to be happy about. I suspect that Fedora 15 KDE will 
be one of the distros that wins over wavering GNOME & Unity users.
Fedora 15 KDE is suitable for beginner, intermediate or advanced Linux 

The full post is available[2].

* http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/marketing/2011-July/013989.html
* http://desktoplinuxreviews.com/2011/06/27/fedora-15-kde/

--- An In-Depth Look at Fedora 15 ---

Rahul Sundaram forwarded[1]:

"Fedora has long been touted as being one of the most professional, 
stable, cutting-edge distros out there, and seeing as though its latest 
version brings GNOME 3 along for the ride, I couldn't help but download 
and install it. I've since used Fedora 15 for an entire month, so read 
on as I take a look at this release from all angles."

The full post is available[2].

* http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/marketing/2011-July/013988.html
* http://techgage.com/article/an_in-depth_look_at_fedora_15/

--- The Many Faces of Fedora ---

Rahul Sundaram forwarded[1]:

"Some folks might be unaware though that Fedora comes in a number of 
different versions; each designed to appeal to a particular audience. 
Yes, it’s true. Fedora has many faces and here’s a brief look at each of 
them for those who might be interested in taking another look at this 
fine desktop distribution."

The full post is available[2].

* http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/marketing/2011-July/013987.html
* http://eyeonlinux.com/2011/06/16/the-many-faces-of-fedora/

--- Podcast: Igor Pires Soares – Fedora Project (Brazillian Portuguese) ---

Rahul Sundaram forwarded[1]:

"Igor Soares - Projeto Fedora

I had a chance to interview Igor Pires Soares from the Fedora Project 
and chat about how he got started with translations, participating on 
several organizing committees and his travels around the world! He talks 
about getting lost in Chile, learning English and Spanish, the role his 
university played on his career, his top 5 books, movies and his 
interest in music, including a very special moment during a U2 show in 
São Paulo. The interview is in Brazilian Portuguese, but anyone who can 
speak Portuguese or Spanish should be able to enjoy it!"

The full post is available[2].

* http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/marketing/2011-July/013986.html
* http://www.ogmaciel.com/podcast-igor-pires-soares-fedora-project/

--- Video: GNOME 3 Shell (and Fedora 15) ---

Rahul Sundaram forwarded[1]:

"After looking around for a good introduction video to GNOME 3 I found 
this one. It is the best one I've found so far. Unfortunately it seems 
to only be available in Flash format. Since Fedora 15 was one of the 
first distros to ship GNOME 3, it also covers Fedora some. Enjoy."

The full post is available[2].

* http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/marketing/2011-July/013985.html
* http://www.montanalinux.org/video-gnome-3-shell-review.html

--- Linux-Magazin on Fedora 15 (Spanish) ---

Maria Leandro forwarded[1]:

"Fedora 15 - 32 y 64 bits Fedora 15 -"Lovelock" es lo último de la 
comunidad GNU/Linux apadrinada por Red Hat. Esta nueva versión viene con 
muchas y muy interesantes novedades. Por un lado implementa la nueva 
versión del escritorio Gnome -Gnome3 -con su revolucionario Gnome Shell, 
un nuevo concepto de escritorio. Para navegar por Internet tenemos 
Firefox 4, el navegador de altas prestaciones de código abierto; y para 
productividad ofimática, la suite LibreOffice, el fork de OpenOffice 
avalado por la Open Document Foundation.

Aparte de Gnome, en el DVD podrás elegir instalar otros escritorios, 
tales como KDE 4.6, lo más moderno de este excelente escritorio; también 
se incluyen XFCE y LXDE, dos escritorios ligeros, pero extremadamente 
potentes y con multitud de funcionalidades. En la cara B encontrarás la 
versión de 64 bits, la más apropiada para portátiles de gama media y 
alta, y ordenadores de escritorio modernos"

The full post is available[2].

* http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/marketing/2011-July/013984.html
* http://www.linux-magazine.es/issue/73

-- Ambassadors --

This section covers the news surrounding the Fedora Ambassadors 
Project[1] For days of the week starting from 05 July 2011 to 13 July 

Contributing Writer: Richard A Vijay

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

Beat this week

Headlines from mailing lists are pointers to two topics 1 Stickers and 
Media Discussions and 2 FAmSCo

--- 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 endeavors.

https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/User:Edugeek76 from Brazil mentored by 
Daniel Bruno

https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/User:Kaesar from France mentored by Joerg 

https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/User:Pake from Taiwan mentored by Caius 
'kaio' Chance

Congrats and Wishes to all New members from Fedora Team. Thanks Joerg 
(kital) Simon for inviting them with welcome message.

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

---- Stickers Order ----

John(Fid : inode) shared his view on fedora stickers, he suggested that 
discounts may be availed if larger quantity order is placed. Take a look 
at 2.5 " sticker, mail him if you like to join John for the order. This 
is larger logo is laptop sticker, planned for the order. [1] Smaller 
ones are called case badges. John is planning for 20K order, so it will 
be 5k per region. For EMEA and APAC, plan is to ship it with people to 
FUDCon to reduce expenses. - kaio expressed his view on postage and 
manufacturer discount order quantity for stickers Gerard (gbraad ) 
suggested local production of stickers for APAC,china as it may reduce 
shipping cost and production cost. David Ramsey greeted all Fedora 
members, and asked the APAC members if they are interested in 3" 
stickers Suresh from srilanka thanked Tom and Darmsey for stickers he 
received. He would like to request a quantity order of around 200 for 
srilanka. He likes the idea of local printing of stickers at srilanka.

Bryan (bryanlbasil) shared his views on stickers, interesting 
read,thanks Brayan. Kevin Raymond (shaiton) thanked and appreciated the 
stickers. places a request for more stickers to france, expects to 
receive them before september. Christoph brought the point that EMEA ran 
out of stickers and would like to place the order. He and team will 
allocate budget to join the order

kaio wrote to the community enquiring if there is a wiki page to track 
the following cost 1. Media 2. Stickers 3. Shirts with following details 
1. miminum order 2. turnaround time of manufacture 3. postage to 
surrounding countries

Manuel Escudero enquired how he can place an order for stickers kaio 
explained that Manuel may request in mailing list . He also proposed a 
Fedora-store for public.

John(inode) explained briefly on the sticker price and quantity. He said 
that It appeared that from our initial quote 5000 of these would cost NA 
around $1,000 but the marginal cost of adding an additional 5000 might 
be as low as $300. Given that low marginal cost he thinks that we should 
seriously consider a much larger order so we are requesting quotes for 
12000, 16000, and 20000 now and expect to have those quotes in hand 
within a week. NA won't be making any decision on this until we see 
those quotes and we'll share the costs with others who might want to 
join with us before we order. So he asked everyone stayed tuned for 
about a week and to see what the final numbers are for larger orders.

aeperezt highlights that Panama may need minimum of 100 in quantity in LATAM

Maria Gracia Leandro (tatica) wrote that LATAM may need atleast 1000 and 
planning for atlas 2 countries to plan for distribution. mark shared his 
view with everyone that he finds that stickers to be a happy seedling 
for fedora community.

Ankit Jain asked for details on obtaining stickers for educational 
institutions in Mumbai, India inode wrote back expressing this view that 
the plan for ordering is at regional level and not at city levels. Hence 
requests should go to local regions and regions should share it with 
fedora community

Christian Bryant on Wed Jul 6 03:48:11 2011 wrote to community regarding 
his work on querying local companies and LUGs regarding their Fedora 
friendliness, he would like to discuss it in next meeting

Scott shared the pricing details for budgeting 3" voice logo sticker:

Quantity=Price 5000=$896.33 10000=$1276.22 12000=$1485.90 16000=$1742.80 

Pierros requested to file the appropriate trac ticket on famsco, if 
needed. He suggested 20000 in quantity.

Neville wrote that community members may better be plan the events ahead 
along with sticker delivery.

kaio wrote his plan for Greater China sticker quantity, prediction of 1k 
for taiwan, 1.5 - 2K for china

John wrote his view that 20000 may be the right quantity and it may be 
split among regions as required.

kaio is waiting for stickers, kaio wrote this to community.

Pake from Taipai introduced himself on the mailing list

Christian Bryant shared details of Linux foundation community and 
blogging [2] Christoph is currently on a business trip, he wrote about 
it on Jul 11th Pablo and MooDoo-Paul Mellors helped in organising 
meetings for Christoph

jsimon on 11th July wrote to community that 150KG of media arrived ie 
5000 pieces,ready for distribution. Special thanks to Christoph Wickert 
as Media Wrangler,Appreciated.

3000 Multi Desktop DVD 1000 Install DVD 32 bit 1000 Install DVD 64 bit

Jsimon will be taking up shipping. Boxes will be for a minimum quantity 
of 110 media per box. Please avoid single media request.

We also already have some Media-Hub Destinations:

1000 France https://fedorahosted.org/emea-swag-tracking/ticket/81 1000 
Greece https://fedorahosted.org/emea-swag-tracking/ticket/89 400 Nigeria 
https://fedorahosted.org/emea-swag-tracking/ticket/95 500+ Italia 
https://fedorahosted.org/emea-swag-tracking/ticket/87 110 Belgium 
https://fedorahosted.org/emea-swag-tracking/ticket/88 500+ Czech 
https://fedorahosted.org/emea-swag-tracking/ticket/92 110 Tunisia 
https://fedorahosted.org/emea-swag-tracking/ticket/96 110 Israel 
https://fedorahosted.org/emea-swag-tracking/ticket/97 400 Kosovo 
https://fedorahosted.org/emea-swag-tracking/ticket/84 110 Morroco 
https://fedorahosted.org/emea-swag-tracking/ticket/94 400 Nairobi 

If you want to act as a Media hub for your Region please open a ticket 
https://fedorahosted.org/emea-swag-tracking [3] and assign it to Joerg 

--- Fedora EMEA ambassadors meeting planned for 13 July ---

The meeting minutes for the FAmNA meeting of 2011-07-05 (EST time) are 
as following:


Minutes (text): 

beats editor appreciates attitude of sharing positive sprit, also would 
like to point to all those positive spirited members that email traffic 
reduction on network is good practice.

--- FAmSCo Meeting ---

Neville Cross wrote to the community on 7 July about meeting planned on 
9 July at 14 hrs UTC Igor Pires Soares shared meeting details FAmSCo 
held a public meeting and took a time to discuss aspects and approaches 
for next FADs and FUDCons.

We are going to have public meetings once a month and I look forward to 
see more participation from ambassadors in those meetings. :) Here are 
the minutes: [4] Minutes (text): [5] Log: [6]

Tuan asked community members for their preference on timing for next meeting

--- Events reported on Ambassadors mailing list ---

Shaiton shared details of his Paris Event, here is the original mail in 
its original taste. Thanks Shaiton

We had a great two days event in Paris the 4th and 5th of June. I know 
that it happened a month ago, apologies for this late report.

In the talk room we were discussing about new F15 features, and then 
there was a 2h BoxGrinder workshop. In a workshop room we worked on 
sound composition using FOSS and then there were discussions about 
LaTeX. The install party in itself was in the master room (about 100 
people there with 20 FOSS contributors). We spoke a lot about GNOME 3, 
and we made lots of live USB. In this room, there was a big white screen 
in which I displayed a slideshow about the event planning, the first 
page of our newly released Muffin 3 magazine, a summary of "How to 
contribute" and websites. For this "slideshow" I used the GNOME Shell 
power: I wrote a plugin to auto switch between workspace. No need 
anymore to write something in LibreOffice. One full screen window in 
each workspace and you're done![2] KDE lovers were silent.

This is what we usually do for each release. But this time we wanted 
more, this is why we planned this second contribution day! We where 
about 10 French Fedora Project contributors here to work on different 
subjects and showing people to know how to be involved in the Fedora 
Project. We encounter some French forum users. That was nice, we spoke a 
lot. Firstly we wanted to improve the LXC template but there was a new 
release only few days before, and we didn't really had big project on 
which we would be able to work. Every contributors have their wide TODO 
list. Next time, we should define some projects and start before the 
targeted day, in a FAD way.

The event page is in french[3] but you can find a slideshow used in the 
talks (the BoxGrinder one is there[4]).

Buddhike Chandradeepa Kurera plans for FAD Srilanka by 3rd week of 
August [10]

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

The mailing list did not have any traffic this week.


* http://spot.fedorapeople.org/sticker-pic.jpg
* http://www.linux.com/community/groups/viewgroup/1370-Fedora+Ambassadors
* https://fedorahosted.org/emea-swag-tracking
* https://gitorious.org/gnome-shell-extension-autochange-workspace (It's 
an "early alpha" there is no On/Off button yet... You need to click in 
the top panel to activate or deactivate, feel free to ask an access on 
the repo, I won't work more on that soon)
* http://asso.fedora-fr.org/wiki/Rencontres_Fedora_15_%C3%A0_Paris
* https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FAD_Sri_Lanka_2011
* http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/campus-ambassadors/

-- 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].

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

--- Release criteria and validation testing ---

Rui He added the finished VNC installation test cases to the install 
testing template[1]. Adam Williamson provided a survey comparing the 
Beta release criteria against the validation test cases[2], as he 
previously had for the Alpha release criteria (see FWN #280), and began 
filing tickets to request updates to the validation tests where needed.

James Laska put into production[3] his proposed changes to the release 
criteria to make them more generic (see FWN #280). James proceeded on to 
considering ways to implement release criteria and criteria variations 
specific to secondary architectures, outlining several possible ways to 
proceed with this[4]. Jóhann Guðmundsson[5], Adam Williamson[6] and 
Dennis Gilmore[7] provided feedback on his proposals, and all involved 
generally agreed on an approach to the problem.

Adam Williamson expanded his proposed 'base' release validation test 
matrix into a full proposed template page[8], and requested feedback on 
the draft.

* http://fedorahosted.org/fedora-qa/ticket/210#comment:3
* http://fedorahosted.org/fedora-qa/ticket/151#comment:15
* http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/test/2011-July/101156.html
* http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/test/2011-July/101177.html
* http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/test/2011-July/101178.html
* http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/test/2011-July/101182.html
* http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/test/2011-July/101192.html
* http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/test/2011-July/101180.html

--- A plea to proventesters ---

Michael Schwendt reminded proventesters[1] not to file positive feedback 
on an update for which a previous tester had provided negative feedback 
unless they were very sure the negative feedback was erroneous.

* http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/test/2011-July/101159.html

--- AutoQA ---

Having finished and released AutoQA 0.5.0, the AutoQA team was planning 
for the 0.6.0 development cycle[1]. James Laska and Kamil Paral have 
been working on an SOP for AutoQA releases[2].

* http://fedorahosted.org/pipermail/autoqa-devel/2011-July/002524.html
* http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/AutoQA_Release_Process

-- 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 ---

asterisk- - 
torque-3.0.1-4.fc15 - 
blender-2.49b-16.fc15 - 
kernel- - 
bind-9.8.0-7.P4.fc15 - 
libvirt-0.8.8-7.fc15 - 
rubygem-actionpack-3.0.5-3.fc15 - 
scsi-target-utils-1.0.18-1.fc15 - 

--- Fedora 14 Security Advisories ---

blender-2.49b-14.fc14 - 
wordpress-3.1.4-1.fc14 - 
fabric-0.9.7-1.fc14 - 
scsi-target-utils-1.0.18-1.fc14 - 
pidgin-2.9.0-1.fc14 - 
thunderbird-3.1.11-1.fc14 - 
gnome-python2-extras-2.25.3-31.fc14.1 - 
galeon-2.0.7-41.fc14.1 - 
gnome-web-photo-0.9-21.fc14.1 - 
perl-Gtk2-MozEmbed-0.08-6.fc14.27 - 
mozvoikko-1.0-22.fc14.1 - 
firefox-3.6.18-1.fc14 - 
xulrunner- - 

-- Planet Fedora --

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 ---

---- FUDCon India 2011 ----

Praveen Kumar gave an overview[1] of the upcoming FUDCon India event, 
and information about attending or getting involved in preparations.

Amit Shah wrote a planning/responsibility list for FUDCon India[2], 
which breaks down who is working on what and further preparations that 
need to be made.

Suchakra Sharma posted some preliminary logo designs[3] for FUDCon 
India, as well as some promotional artwork.

---- FUDCon Blacksburg 2012 ----

Ben Williams issued a general request[4] for those willing to hold 
workshop type sessions, barcamps, or hackfests, stating that he is doing 
"A lot of brainstorming to make this the best FUDCon ever."

He also announced that the hotel for the event will be the Inn at 
Virginia Tech[5].

---- FOSSCON 2011 ----

Mohammed Morsi will be presenting a keynote on Aeolus[6], an open source 
cloud management framework next week at FOSSCON. He will be discussing 
details of the framework and how it integrates with cloud services.

--- Fedora Community ---

Rahul Sundaram detailed the work being done to integrate askbot into 
Fedora[7] in an article entitled 'The case for Ask Fedora'. He hopes to 
turn it into a Q & A oriented community to support Fedora users.

---- General ----

Jeff Darcy blogged on [8]the features of CloudFS and how it will work 
with the upcoming Fedora 16.

The Pulp team has announced the arrival of Pulp release 14[9], which 
brings numerous enhancements.

Rares Aioanei has published[10] the latest edition of the kernel weekly 
news, detailing the most recent work being done on the linux kernel.

* http://kumar-pravin.blogspot.com/2011/07/fudconindia-2011.html
* http://mo.morsi.org/blog/node/339
* http://mether.wordpress.com/2011/07/16/the-case-for-ask-fedora/
* http://cloudfs.org/2011/07/status-report-2011-07/

- end FWN 281 -

Pascal Calarco, Fedora Ambassador, Ontario, Canada

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