Spin SIG meeting (Tue Jun 10, 18:00 UTC)

Jeroen van Meeuwen kanarip at kanarip.com
Mon Jun 2 12:59:55 UTC 2008

Hello there,

I would like the Spin SIG members, current spin maintainers and other 
enthusiasts to get together in #fedora-meeting at Tuesday, June 10th, at 
18:00 UTC, so you are hereby invited to join us.

There's several items on the Agenda.

- How come we did not have Fedora 9 Spins of:
   - XFCE
   - Electronic Lab
   - Games
   - Developer

The Electronic Lab does have a certain amount of people interested but 
no one "accountable" maintainer, while there was a lot of exposure, 
whereas the Developer spin did not get any maintenance, afaics. 
Regardless, we will need to contact maintainers during the Alpha-Beta 
time-frame to update their spins, or come up with a policy/guideline for 
the maintainers to hold on to.

- Drafted policies

I've submitted the drafted policies[1] for the Spin SIG to -devel, but 
they did not get much feedback. We need to determine if they are 
sufficient to enter the F10 development/release cycle with.

- The release process / spin process

Right now, we put in a request at the Release Engineering Team[2] to 
have certain spins spun. This may or may not be "golden" spins, but 
regardless, I think we prefer to trigger building our own spins, and 
then hand one over to Release Engineering, that can be released. Let's 
talk about this at our meeting.

- Updates to kickstarts are submitted... where?

I think the spin-kickstarts GIT repository at fedorahosted.org[3] needs 
to have the latest kickstarts, whereas now developments still take place 
in the livecd-tools GIT repository at fedorahosted.org[4]. I've tried to 
come up with a branching policy that makes development go into the 
master branch, which we branch off for maintenance purposes every 
release. I've also been thinking about a commit access policy, and I 
think having commit access for at least the primary maintainers of each 
spin makes the most sense.

- kickstarts RPM package for "Home Use"

A review request has been submitted for a "spin-kickstarts" package[5], 
which I'd like you to look at and give some feedback on. This is to 
enable people getting approved (by Spin SIG and Board) kickstarts to 
their own computers in a controllable fashion.

If you have any other topics you want to discuss at the meeting, please 
let me know; there's a bunch of kickstarts from Rahul that need 
reviewing as well[6].

I hope to see you all so that we can accomplish something (and a little 
more). I'm also planning to have a HackFest/BarCamp session at FUDCon in 
Boston[7], in two weeks.

Kind regards,

Jeroen van Meeuwen

[1] http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/SIGs/Spins
[2] https://fedorahosted.org/rel-eng/ticket/24
[3] http://git.fedorahosted.org/git/?p=spin-kickstarts.git
[4] http://git.fedorahosted.org/git/?p=livecd
[5] https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=448072
[6] http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/SIGs/Spins/Agenda
[7] http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FUDCon/FUDConF10

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