5tFTW: Fedora Council, Flock 2015, Workstation, F21 @ Rackspace, and Better Rawhide (2014-10-07)

Matthew Miller mattdm at mattdm.org
Tue Oct 7 18:51:08 UTC 2014

Reposted from <http://fedoramagazine.org/5tftw-2014-10-07/>.

Fedora is a big project, and it’s hard to keep up with everything that
goes on. This series highlights interesting happenings in five
different areas every week. It isn’t comprehensive news coverage — just
quick summaries with links to each. Here are the five things for
October 7th, 2014:

Fedora Project Board finalizes Fedora Council

The Fedora Board and others in the community have been working on a
proposal to rearrange the highest level of project governance and
leadership. As board member John Rose notes in a message sent to
several key mailing lists, “the primary motivation in doing this is to
create a system of governance that includes a much more active
leadership responsibility”. This proposal is now in its final draft,
and the Board will be voting this week on whether to adopt it or go
back to the drawing board. You can read it at

  * https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/MatthewMiller/council-draft

If you have any comments or questions, I’d love to discuss!

  * https://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/devel/2014-October/203141.html

Flock 2015 locations narrowed down to NY or CO

Short story: while all of the bids are great, last week’s survey
indicates that Rochester and Colorado Springs are the leading options.
Flock organizer Ruth Suehle breaks down the details in a post on the
Flock planning list, and notes that the Flock planning team will be
working on cost analysis and choosing final dates for next summer’s big
Flock to Fedora contributor conference.

  * http://fedoramagazine.org/flock-2015-bids-are-in-choose-between-cape-cod-rochester-colorado-springs-or-salt-lake-city/
  * https://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/flock-planning/2014-October/000579.html
  * http://flocktofedora.org/

What’s coming in Workstation

Christian Schaller blogs about progress on Fedora Workstation,
noting specifically progress on Wayland (a new display technology that
hopes eventually to be the successor to X11), new upstream Human
Interface Guidelines, and the improved software installation GUI.
Christian concludes:

> [...] as we go towards Fedora Workstation 22 the pace of innovation
> and progress will only pick up. So great things are ahead and I hope
> that once Fedora Workstation 21 is released regardless of if you are
> a long time Fedora users, a lapsed former Fedora users or someone who
> has never tried Fedora before you will be willing to give it a try
> and hopefully become as excited about it as we are.

  * http://blogs.gnome.org/uraeus/2014/10/02/fedora-workstation-progress-report-wayland-and-more/

Testing Fedora 21 in Rackspace Cloud

Interested in trying the Fedora 21 alpha (and upcoming beta) but aren’t
ready to put it on your own hardware? Fedora contributor and Rackspace
hacker Major Hayden posted an Ansible playbook which converts a
Fedora 20 instance running on Rackspace Cloud into a Fedora 21 test
system. Cool!

  * https://github.com/major/ansible-rax-fedora21

Rawhide: getting better all the time

Fedora Infrastructure team lead (and FESCo member, and many many other
roles in Fedora) Kevin Fenzi posted This week in rawhide, the early
October edition. Rawhide is the always-changing development branch
that runs ahead of even the alpha and beta releases — so right now, it’s
a long-removed preview of next year’s Fedora 22. Kevin notes some
important changes in the works, including signed packages (currently,
only the packages in the release branches are signed), and the goal of
making “test composes” every night. Currently, test composes are kicked
off by Release Engineering manually, and every six months there seems to
have been enough change that the process needs tweaking, sometimes
leading to delays. Having that be continuous will make sure we’re always
ready to go and is a big step forward towards more agile distribution

  * http://www.scrye.com/wordpress/nirik/2014/10/03/this-week-in-rawhide-the-early-october-edition/

Matthew Miller            mattdm at mattdm.org             <http://mattdm.org/>
Fedora Project Leader  mattdm at fedoraproject.org  <http://fedoraproject.org/> 

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