Fedora Weekly News 249

Pascal Calarco pcalarco at nd.edu
Thu Oct 28 11:20:42 UTC 2010

  * 1 Fedora Weekly News Issue 249
o 1.1 Announcements
+ 1.1.1 Fedora Announcement News
# Looking for a few great contributors to help out with Fedora 
# Fedora 15 release name voting information
# 2011 Fedora Scholarship open to applications
# Announcing Fedora Project Blogs!
+ 1.1.2 Fedora Development News
# Filled Seat on the Fedora Packaging Committee
# Fedora 14 Final Release Declared GOLD
# libpoppler soname bump in rawhide
* Changes:
+ 1.1.3 Fedora Events
# Upcoming Events (Sept 2010 - November 2010)
# Past Events
# Additional information
o 1.2 Marketing
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 QualityAssurance
+ 1.4.1 Test Days
+ 1.4.2 Fedora 14 Final testing
+ 1.4.3 Reporting bugs from downstream distributions
+ 1.4.4 Release criteria
+ 1.4.5 Testing new versions of anaconda
+ 1.4.6 Fedora QA retrospective
o 1.5 Translation
+ 1.5.1 Fedora 14 Tasks
+ 1.5.2 Updates to Various Modules of Fedora Websites
+ 1.5.3 Publican 2.3 Released
+ 1.5.4 New Members and Sponsors in FLP
o 1.6 Design
+ 1.6.1 Icon Work
+ 1.6.2 Logo Work
+ 1.6.3 Mockup Work
o 1.7 Security Advisories
+ 1.7.1 Fedora 14 Security Advisories
+ 1.7.2 Fedora 13 Security Advisories
+ 1.7.3 Fedora 12 Security Advisories

- Fedora Weekly News Issue 249 -

Welcome to Fedora Weekly News Issue 249[1] for the week ending October 
27, 2010. What follows are some highlights from this issue.

Our issue starts with announcements from the Fedora Project, including a 
call for volunteers to help with the upcoming Fedora elections, Fedora 
15 release name voting information, and the 2011 Fedora Scholarship. In 
news from the Marketing team, discussion around the "fc" convention for 
package names, and a Fedora feature profile on EC2. In Ambassador news, 
one new member of the team from Canada this week, and a wonderful 
summary of discussion on both the Ambassador and the FAmSCO lists. In QA 
news, coverage of the latest Test Days, final Fedora 14 testing reports, 
and a QA retrospective for Fedora 14. Translation team news includes 
updates to various modules on the Fedora website, a refresh of publican, 
and new members and sponsors in the Fedora Localization Project. In 
Design team news, work on icons, logos and mockups. Our issue rounds out 
with security advisories from package updates this past week. Enjoy!

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

1. http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue249
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: Pascal Calarco

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

--- Looking for a few great contributors to help out with Fedora 
Elections! ---

Robyn Bergeron put out a call[1] for volunteers to assist with the 
upcoming Fedora elections:

"Are you a Fedora community member or even a free software user who’d 
like to get more involved but aren’t sure where to start?

The Fedora Project is gearing up for our twice-annual elections process, 
for an election period in late November. During this election, we’ll be 
voting on positions in the following groups:

* Fedora Board[2]

* Fedora Engineering Steering Committee (FESCo)[3]

* Fedora Ambassadors Steering Committee (FAmSCo)[4]

Helping out with this elections process is a great opportunity to get 
started as a free software contributor, especially if you’re unable or 
prefer not to write code.

We have a handful positions we need help with. We’ve outlined them 
below. If any of these sound like things you’d like to help us with, 
please send an email to the Fedora Board (advisory-board AT 

Fedora Election Questionnaire Coordinator

The Fedora Election Questionnaire Coordinator will make sure members of 
the Fedora Community are able to ask questions of the candidates, and 
will facilitate sending the questions to the candidates and compiling 
them into a wiki page that will be distributing during the election period.

Specifically, here’s what you’ll need to do as questionnaire coordinator:

* Create a wiki page to list the candidate questions.

* Use the following link to create the page[5]

* REFERENCE: The questionnaire from the last election is here[6] You may 
want to look at it for ideas.

* Send an message out to the Fedora community to collect questions for 
the candidates, allowing community members to email their questions to 
you directly or optionally adding them to a wiki page. The message 
should be sent to the following:

* Fedora Advisory Board Mailing List (advisory-board AT 

* Community support for Fedora users Mailing List (users AT 

* Fedora Announce List Mailing List (announce AT lists.fedoraproject.org)

* Development discussions related to Fedora Mailing List (devel AT 

* Planet Fedora (http://planet.fedoraproject.org) – if your blog is not 
on Planet Fedora, contact Máirín Duffy (duffy AT fedoraproject.org) to 
post your message to the Planet for you.

* On November 1, gather up all the questions that you collected from the 
Community, and post them all to the wiki page you created[7]. Make sure 
the page is neat & orderly.

* On November 1, send the questionnaire page to all candidates and ask 
them to send their answers to you by November 8.

* For any candidates you haven’t heard from on November 7th, send them a 
reminder email.

* Copy the candidates’ answers into the wiki page and advertise the 
answers to the same venues listed above (the mailing lists and Planet 

* Helpful Tips:

* Consider using your best judgement and selecting 6-8 good questions 
from the pool for the candidates. 20 questions is probably too much. If 
some are similar, feel free to merge and restate them.

That’s it. Not too tough, to ask. right?

Fedora Election Town Hall Coordinator

The Fedora Election Town Hall Coordinator will schedule IRC town hall 
sessions, one for each of the following groups:

* Fedora Board
* Fedora Engineering Steering Committee (FESCo)
* Fedora Ambassadors’ Steering Committee (FAmSCo)

Specifically, here’s what you’ll need to do as town hall coordinator:

* Email all of the Fedora Board candidates between Nov. 1 and Nov. 3 and 
ask them to provide some 1-hour blocks of time they might be available 
to participate in an IRC town hall session, between November 13 and 
November 19th. You may wish to use a tool like whenasgood.net to 
organize this. Ask them to respond by Nov. 10.

* Do the same as above for the Fedora Engineering Steering Committee 
(FESCo) candidates.

* Do the same as above for the Fedora Ambassadors’ Steering Committee 
(FAmSCo) candidates.

* Select who the Town Hall moderators were be (see below for that job 

* On November 10, determine the best date and time for each of the three 
town halls, and advertise this time & date and the irc channel (probably 
#fedora-meeting and #fedora-meeting-questions on irc.freenode.net) in 
the following venues:

* Fedora Advisory Board Mailing List (advisory-board AT 

* Community support for Fedora users Mailing List (users AT 

* Fedora Announce List Mailing List (announce AT lists.fedoraproject.org)

* Development discussions related to Fedora Mailing List (devel AT 

* Planet Fedora (http://planet.fedoraproject.org) – if your blog is not 
on Planet Fedora, contact Máirín Duffy (duffy AT fedoraproject.org) to 
post your message to the Planet for you.

* Helpful tips:

* When selecting people for town hall coordinators – remember that 
things like good IRC skills, even-temperedness, knowledge in the area of 
the town hall they are moderating, are very helpful.

That’s it. Not too tough, right?

Fedora Election Town Hall Moderator (3 needed!)

The Fedora Election Town Hall Moderators will each run a 1-hour long IRC 
town hall sessions, one for each of the 3 groups being elected. This 
task requires some skill with IRC. This is an especially good position 
for someone who does not have a lot of time to devote as it only takes a 
little over an hour to do.

The date and time of each of these sessions will be published by the 
Fedora Election Town Hall Coordinator on November 10.

Specifically, here’s what you’ll need to do as town hall moderator:

* Show up at least 5 minutes early to the town hall, make sure the IRC 
channel exists.

* Start the meeting using the meeting bot command ‘#startmeeting’

* Learn the IRC nicks of the candidates for your town hall. You can look 
them up on Fedora Community[8] or you can ask via email.

* During the town hall, allow only candidates to have voice in 

* During the town hall, take questions from Fedora Community members in 
#fedora-meeting-questions, and maintain a question queue. Ask the 
questions in order in #fedora-meeting, giving each candidate a chance to 
provide an answer to the question.

* Once the session is over, end the meeting with the meeting bot command 

* At the end of the meeting, the meeting bot will spit out a bunch of 
links to the minutes. Take these links and post them to the following 
venues as soon as possible:

* Fedora Advisory Board Mailing List (advisory-board AT 

* Community support for Fedora users Mailing List (users AT 

* Fedora Announce List Mailing List (announce AT lists.fedoraproject.org)

* Development discussions related to Fedora Mailing List (devel AT 

* Planet Fedora[9] – if your blog is not on Planet Fedora, contact 
Máirín Duffy (duffy AT fedoraproject.org) to post your message to the 
Planet for you.

* Helpful tips:

* Have great IRC and meetbot skills. This will help you out a lot!
* Don’t be afraid to poke people in the public channel for questions if 
things get slow. And bring a question or two of your own, just in case 
things get *really* slow!
* Keep an eye on the clock and the question queue.
* Town halls are held in #fedora-townhall and #fedora-townhall public

That’s it!

Like I said – if you’re interested in any of the above positions – 
please send a mail to the Fedora Board (advisory-board AT 
lists.fedoraproject.org) to let them know you are willing and available.

Let election season begin! Don't forget to nominate yourself if you are 
interested[10], and don't forget to vote when voting time rolls around.



2. http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Board
3. http://www.fedoraproject.org/wiki/FESCO
4. http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FAMSCo
5. http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/F15_elections_questionnaire
6. http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/F14_elections_questionnaire
7. http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/F15_elections_questionnaire
8. http://admin.fedoraproject.org/community
9. http://planet.fedoraproject.org
10. http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Elections

--- Fedora 15 release name voting information ---

Jared Smith announced[1]:

"The time has come to vote for the release name for Fedora 15. The 
Fedora community has submitted quite a few suggestions for the Fedora 15 
release name, and that list has been narrowed down to the final five 
candidates. Now you can vote on these names and assist in the final 
selection for the successor of Fedora 14 "Laughlin".

This vote begins 26 October 2010 and runs until 1 November 2010 at 
23:59:59 UTC. Other important facts:

* We are using the Range Voting method[2]

* Ballots may be cast on the Fedora Elections System[3]

* If this is the first time you've used the voting system, you might 
want to read the Fedora Elections Guide, currently located at[4]

* To vote, you must have a valid Fedora Contributors License Agreement 
(CLA) and be a member of at least one non-CLA group

To vote, visit[5]

Thank you to everyone who helped by contributing names for 
consideration, and reviewing the names for the final ballot.

Jared Smith Fedora Project Leader"

2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Range_voting
3. https://admin.fedoraproject.org/voting
4. http://pfrields.fedorapeople.org/documents/elections-guide/
5. https://admin.fedoraproject.org/voting/about/relnamef15

--- 2011 Fedora Scholarship open to applications ---

Ian Weller announced[1]:

"The Fedora Scholarship program recognizes one high school senior per 
year for contributions to the Fedora Project and free software/content 
in general. The scholarship is a $2,000 USD reward per year over each of 
the four years the recipient is in college, which is funded by Red Hat's 
Community Architecture team, as well as travel and lodging to the 
nearest FUDCon for each year of the scholarship.

If you are a student who will be entering college in Fall 2011, you are 
eligible to apply! The application is extremely simple, and is described 
in length[2]. Please be sure to read the terms and conditions before 

The application deadline for this scholarship is February 25, 2011. 
(Remember -- don't procrastinate just because the deadline is in four 

-- Ian Weller <ian at ianweller.org>"

2. https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Scholarship

--- Announcing Fedora Project Blogs! ---

Nick Bebout announced[1]:

"I'm happy to announce that Fedora contributors are now able to create 
their own blog at https://blogs.fedoraproject.org This has been 
available for a while, but we've never officially announced it until now.

Please visit https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Websites/FedoraprojectBlogs 
for more information.

If you have any questions/comments/suggestions, please email blogadmin 
at fedoraproject.org or file a ticket on infrastructure's trac[2]


2. http://fedorahosted.org/fedora-infrastructure

--- 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

---- Filled Seat on the Fedora Packaging Committee ----

Tom "Spot" Callaway announced[1]:

"The Fedora Packaging Committee has filled its open seat. James Antill 
has accepted the invitation to help Fedora improve and expand our 
Packaging Guidelines.

This was a difficult decision, as we had many interested (and qualified) 
candidates, and I would encourage any of them to attend and participate 
in our public IRC meetings.

The Fedora Packaging Committee meets on Freenode IRC, in 
#fedora-meeting, every Wednesday at 1600 UTC.




--- Fedora 14 Final Release Declared GOLD ---

Jon Poelstra announced[1]:

"At the Fedora 14 Final Go/No-Go meeting today, the Fedora 14 Final 
Release was declared GOLD and ready for release on November 2, 2010.

Thank you to everyone who made this on-time release possible!

A reminder that the Fedora 14 Release Wide Readiness Meeting[2] will 
take place on Thursday at 19:00 UTC (3 PM Eastern/ 12 PM Pacific) at 
irc.freenode.net #fedora-meeting

1. fedora-meeting: Fedora 14 Final Release Go/No-Go Meeting[3]

Meeting started by poelcat at 20:59:48 UTC. The full logs are available[4]

Meeting summary

* attendees: jlaska Oxf13 adamw poelcat dcantrell (and anyone on 
#fedora-meeting) (poelcat, 21:03:40)

* Why are here and what does it mean? (poelcat, 21:03:51)

* LINK: http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Go_No_Go_Meeting (poelcat, 21:04:02)

* Testing Status (poelcat, 21:05:10)

* LINK: 
(jlaska, 21:06:54)

* LINK: 
(jlaska, 21:07:07)

* https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=646437 (jlaska, 21:13:14)

* test matrices are clear (poelcat, 21:16:24)

* Releng (poelcat, 21:18:12)

* fesco/devel/etc (poelcat, 21:18:52)

* the source DVD is 5gigs, but it was oversize last release too 
(poelcat, 21:19:27)

* GOLD or Not? (poelcat, 21:32:48)

* AGREED: Fedora 14 is declared GOLD (poelcat, 21:34:55)

* ACTION: add DVD size issue to common bugs (poelcat, 21:35:06)

* open discussion (poelcat, 21:35:55)

* ACTION: poelcat to send GOLD email to the lists w/ reminder for 
release readiness meeting on Thursday (poelcat, 21:39:06)

Meeting ended at 21:39:19 UTC.

Action Items

* add DVD size issue to common bugs

* poelcat to send GOLD email to the lists w/ reminder for release 
readiness meeting on Thursday

Action Items, by person

* poelcat

* poelcat to send GOLD email to the lists w/ reminder for release 
readiness meeting on Thursday


* add DVD size issue to common bugs

People Present (lines said)

* poelcat (57)
* adamw (55)
* jlaska (25)
* Oxf13 (22)
* fenris02 (15)
* stickster (7)
* brunowolff (5)
* dcantrell (3)
* bcl (2)
* zodbot (2)
* cyberpear (1)
* rbergeron (1)

Generated by `MeetBot`_ 0.1.4[5]

2. https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Release_Readiness_Meetings
3. http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Go_No_Go_Meeting
5. http://wiki.debian.org/MeetBot

---- libpoppler soname bump in rawhide ----

Marek Kasik announced[1]:

"I plan to rebase poppler in rawhide to poppler-0.15.1. There are some 
API changes and 1 soname bump of libpoppler.so.8 to libpoppler.so.9. API 
changes mostly involve addition of new functions (see below). You can 
test it against your package with this scratch-build[2]. I'll ask 
release engineers for chain-build at the beginning of the next week.





* new public functions in class document: get_pdf_id(), 


* new public function in class Dict: getXRef()

* new private member in class Dict: GBool sorted


* new public functions in class FormWidget: getPartialName(), 
getMappingName(), getFullyQualifiedName()

* new protected members in class FormWidget: GooString *partialName, 
GooString mappingName, GooString fullyQualifiedName


* API change of private functions in class Gfx: gouraudFillTriangle() 
and fillPatch()

* new private function in class Gfx: gouraudFillTriangle()


* new public functions in class GfxGouraudTriangleShading: 
isParameterized(), getParameterDomainMin(), getParameterDomainMax(), 
getTriangle(), getParameterizedColor()

* new struct in struct GfxPatch

struct ColorValue

* type change change in struct GfxPatch:

GfxColor color[2][2] -> ColorValue color[2][2]

* new public functions in class GfxPatchMeshShading:

isParameterized(), getParameterDomainMin(), getParameterDomainMax(),


* new public functions in class GfxSubpath: setX(), setY()

* new sub class ReusablePathIterator in class GfxState

class ReusablePathIterator

* new public function in class GfxState: getReusablePath()


* new public functions in glib/poppler-document.h:

poppler_document_get_id(), poppler_document_get_pdf_version_string(),

poppler_document_get_pdf_version(), poppler_document_get_title(), 
poppler_document_get_author(), poppler_document_get_subject(), 
poppler_document_get_keywords(), poppler_document_get_creator(), 
poppler_document_get_producer(), poppler_document_get_creation_date(), 
poppler_document_is_linearized(), poppler_document_get_page_layout(), 
poppler_document_get_page_mode(), poppler_document_get_permissions(), 


* new public function in glib/poppler-enums.h: 
poppler_print_flags_get_type ()

* new macro in glib/poppler-enums.h: POPPLER_TYPE_PRINT_FLAGS ()


* new public functions in glib/poppler-form-field.h: 


* new enum in glib/poppler.h: PopplerPrintFlags


* new public functions in glib/poppler-page.h: 
poppler_page_render_for_printing_with_options (), 
poppler_page_get_selected_region ()


* new public function in class PDFDoc: getID()


* private member removed from class PSOutputDev: int savedRender


* new public function in class Document: getPdfId()

* new public function in class PSConverter: void 
setPageConvertedCallback(void (* callback)(int page, void *payload), 
void *payload);


* new public function in class SplashOutputDev:


* private member removed from class SplashOutputDev: int savedRender

2. http://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/taskinfo?taskID=2552287

--- 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.

-- Marketing --

In this section, we cover the happenings for Fedora Marketing Project 
from 2010-10-20 to 2010-10-26.


Contributing Writer: Neville A. Cross

Jonas Karlsson started a thread[1] asking about the "core" still present 
on the packaging names as "fc" designation. Paul W. Frields stated[2] 
that there are technical reasons for keeping, and thus has been renamed 
as "Fedora Collection". Beth Lynn Eicher followed up[3] by editing the 
FAQ wiki[4] to include a answer to that question. Rahul Sundaram 
contributed[5] more details.

Robyn Bergeron announced[6] that she has posted her interview with 
Justin Forbes regarding EC2 feature profile.

Last week was asked about links to photo albums for using pictures in 
the One Release note. Neville A. Cross posted[7] that he browsed all the 
links and made a pre-selection.

4. https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FAQ

-- 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 had a new member joining.

Brandon Lozza from Canada mentored by Larry Cafiero

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

Carlos Carreno informed [1] about Fedora Party 2010 at Lima, Peru to be 
held on 2010-11-06 at Ricardo Palma University. The thread [2] has 
inputs from other Ambassadors about how to set up an event

David Ramsey reminded [3] about T minus 2 weeks to Fedora 14 and 
commented about events and party photographs [4]

Christoph Wickert responded [5] to a set of questions from Jesse Keating 
arounc the multi-desktop DVD. Máirín Duffy pointed out [6] that a few 
questions still required responses

Chris Tyler thought [7] the multi-desktop DVD to be a 'great idea' but 
it seemed 'a bit rushed'. He suggested moving this to the F15 timeframe 
so as to ensure a pleasant end user experience

Further discussion around the timing of introduction of the 
multi-desktop DVD happened on the thread [8]

Bert Desmet posted [9] about the Call for Speakers [10] at FOSDEM 2011

Scott Williams posted [11] about a possible Fedora Activity Day at SCaLE 
and asked about things that could be done.

Christopher Hawker thought about a FAD at Sydney, Australia [12] that 
could be arranged.

Scott Williams posted [13] a request from SCaLE about a 'portable 
mirror' to be present on-site during the show

Scott Williams posted [14] about the Call for Papers at SCaLE [15]

Gent Thaçi asked [16] about the approval for swag. Christoph Wickert 
responded [17] asking specific questions around the request for swag

John Poelstra posted [18] details of upcoming Fedora tasks in light of 
GA being a week away

Susmit Shannigrahi encouraged [19] Ambassadors to nominate 
themselves/others in the upcoming FAmSCo elections in December [20]

4. https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Marketing_photos
10. http://fosdem.org/2011/call_for_mainspeakers_devrooms
15. http://www.socallinuxexpo.org/scale9x/blog/scale-9x-call-papers
20. https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FAmSCo_election_2010_nominations

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

Joerg Simon responded [1] to Christoph Wickert about FAmSCo taking too 
long to give a statement on the budget about the multi-desktop DVD

Joerg Simon reminded [2] about the FAmSCo meeting on 2010-10-25

Max Spevack posted [3] about the FAmSCo election nominations [4] The 
thread [5] has mails from other FAmSCo members discussing about 
re-election and also posting messages to various Ambassador forums.

Joerg Simon informed [6] that the meeting on 2010-10-25 had no quorum to 
vote but there was discussion [7] about FUDCon LATAM 2011 [8] and, a 
request to provide 1200 USD in form of funding for Fedora presence [9] 
at Comic Con

1. http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/famsco/2010-October/000381.html
2. http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/famsco/2010-October/000382.html
3. http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/famsco/2010-October/000386.html
4. https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FAmSCo_election_2010_nominations
6. http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/famsco/2010-October/000387.html
8. http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FUDCon:LATAM_2011
9. https://fedorahosted.org/famsco/ticket/95

-- 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

1. http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/QA
2. http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/QA/Join

--- Test Days ---

The last Fedora 14 Test Day[1] on 2010-10-14 was on the use of OpenLDAP 
with the NSS security library - the use of NSS with OpenLDAP is new in 
Fedora 14, replacing the previous use of OpenSSL. Kamil Paral provided a 
recap to the list[2]. He noted that "the participation was little low, 
but it was somehow expected, because this was a non-trivial topic" and 
that the event discovered three bugs and confirmed the rest of the 
functionality worked.

If you would like to propose a main track Test Day for the Fedora 15 
cycle, please contact the QA team via email or IRC, or file a ticket in 
QA Trac[3].

1. http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Test_Day:2010-10-14_OpenLDAP/NSS
2. http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/test/2010-October/094698.html
3. http://fedorahosted.org/fedora-qa/

--- Fedora 14 Final testing ---

The QA group put together a great team effort to perform comprehensive 
and efficient validation testing on the Fedora 14 final release. The 
Test Compose was announced on 2010-10-13[1], and the installation[2] and 
desktop[3] test matrices were completed quickly, with results coming in 
from many different group members. The testing identified several 
blocker bugs, which were all resolved in time for the release of the 
Release Candidate on 2010-10-21[4]. Once again, the group came together 
to perform the installation[5] and desktop[6] validation testing, which 
was mostly completed by the weekend. No further blocker bugs were 
discovered (as outlined by Rui He in the RC1 testing recap[7]), and so 
the QA group was able to join with release engineering and development 
to sign off on the release of RC1 as Fedora 14 Final at the go/no-go 
meeting of 2010-10-26[8]. Adam Williamson thanked all of the large 
number of community members who contributed to the validation testing in 
a blog post[9].

1. http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/test/2010-October/094596.html
2. http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Test_Results:Fedora_14_Final_TC1_Install
3. http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Test_Results:Fedora_14_Final_TC1_Desktop
4. http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/test/2010-October/094893.html
5. http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Test_Results:Fedora_14_Final_RC1_Install
6. http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Test_Results:Fedora_14_Final_RC1_Desktop
7. http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/test/2010-October/094998.html
9. http://www.happyassassin.net/2010/10/26/fedora-14-goes-gold/

--- Reporting bugs from downstream distributions ---

Edward Kirk reported that the lead developer of Fusion Linux, a 
distribution based on Fedora, was suggesting users file bugs in Fedora 
Bugzilla[1]. A discussion ensued on whether it was correct for users of 
distributions downstream of Fedora to report bugs directly to Fedora's 
bug tracker. Jóhann Guðmundsson felt strongly that it was not 
appropriate, and such distributions should have their own bug 
trackers[2]. Michael Schwendt pointed out that Fedora's abrt does not 
currently make it easy for downstream distributions to modify it to 
report crashes to a different bug tracking system[3]. Adam Williamson 
thought it made sense for bugs in Fedora packages which are present 
unchanged in Fusion Linux to be reported to Fedora's bug tracker, in the 
same way Fedora bug reports are often sent upstream to GNOME or KDE[4]. 
The Fusion Linux developer, Valent Turkovic, said that his plan was for 
Fusion Linux developers to check reports of bugs and ask the user to 
file them in Fedora Bugzilla if the package was unchanged from Fedora, 
RPM Fusion Bugzilla if the package came from there, or with Fusion 
Linux's developers if the bug related to Fusion Linux-specific 

1. http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/test/2010-October/094830.html
2. http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/test/2010-October/094844.html
3. http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/test/2010-October/094848.html
4. http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/test/2010-October/094852.html

--- Release criteria ---

Adam Williamson proposed a new release criterion[1] requiring the final 
release notes from the Documentation team be present in packaged form in 
the release repository (at Final release stage). Jesse Keating suggested 
similar criteria for artwork, spin-kickstarts and fedora-release 
packages[2]. Adam provided revised drafts for all three proposed 

1. http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/test/2010-October/094785.html
2. http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/test/2010-October/094799.html
3. http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/test/2010-October/094802.html

--- Testing new versions of anaconda ---

Mike Cloaked provided a very useful guide to creating a custom USB key 
to test new releases of anaconda when images containing that version of 
anaconda are not available[1]. Brian Lane said it was good to see 
someone else using his work, and pointed out that the script Mike used 
should also be able to produce a full, updated DVD ISO, but would take 
longer to do so.

1. http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/test/2010-October/094752.html

--- Fedora QA retrospective ---

James Laska announced the QA retrospective page for Fedora 14[1]. The 
retrospective attempts to identify things that went well and things that 
went badly during the release cycle, to help the group improve with 
future releases. He appealed for contributions to the retrospective from 
anyone who could identify good or bad elements of the QA work for the 
Fedora 14 release.

1. http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/test/2010-October/094587.html

-- Translation --

This section covers the news surrounding the Fedora Translation (L10n) 

Contributing Writer: Runa Bhattacharjee

1. http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/L10N

--- Fedora 14 Tasks ---

John Poelstra informed[1] in the list about the upcoming tasks for 
Fedora 14. As per the schedule, review and correction of the Final 
Translated Guides (i.e. daily build htmls), Website content and 0-day 
Release Notes is currently underway.

1. http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/trans/2010-October/008231.html

--- Updates to Various Modules of Fedora Websites ---

POT files for spins.fedoraproject.org[1] and the new 
fedoraproject.org[2] website content have been updated. Some last minute 
errors were fixed for the latter.

1. http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/trans/2010-October/008214.html
2. http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/trans/2010-October/008224.html

--- Publican 2.3 Released ---

Ruediger Landmann announced the release of Publican v2.3[1]. A number of 
bugs related to localization have been fixed in this version. Also, 
Release Notes have been made available for the first time with a 
Publican release. The updated packages of the new version are available 
on koji.

1. http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/trans/2010-October/008237.html

--- New Members and Sponsors in FLP ---

Balakrishnan K (Tamil)[1] and Andrey Panasyuk (Belorussian)[2] joined 
the FLP recently.

1. http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/trans/2010-October/008222.html
2. http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/trans/2010-October/008238.html

-- Design --

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

Contributing Writer: Nicu Buculei

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

--- Icon Work ---

As a new contributor to the Design Team, Bryan Nielsen completed his 
first task[1] with guidance from Jakub Steiner "Thanks for all the 
assistance in putting this together, there were some gaps in my Inkscape 
and SVG knowledge and skills that have now been filled." After growing 
in experience he grew confidence to continue "I'm looking forward to 
taking on another ticket once this one is put to bed" and started 
working[2] on another icon "I quickly threw together a couple of hires 
mock ups that reuse existing components", again with Jakub's guidance[3] 
"Here's a few tips. Starting with a highres always leads to suboptimal 
metaphors. Think how you'd execute that at 16x16px."


--- Logo Work ---

Felipe Echeverria, new contributor to the Design Team, tackled[1] as his 
first task the logo/icon design for the blogging client Lekhonee, a 
ticket[2] open for a long time. He works with guidance[3] from Máirín 
Duffy "maybe rotate the pen on the right 90 degrees clockwise, so the 
two pen nibs make an 'L' for Lekhonee. But as they are now they make a 
great 'W' which makes me think of Wordpress so this may be entirely 
unnecessary" and advancing in subsequent iterations[4]

2. http://fedorahosted.org/design-team/ticket/15

--- Mockup Work ---

Luya Tshimbalanga posted[1] his mockups for an Anaconda redesign "I 
started to work on initial Fedora installer mockup[1]. The concept is 
based on openSUSE first screen installer (GRUB) and uses design team 
default typeface", Máirín Duffy explained[2] is a bit early for this 
task before an usability study "I think it's fine to work through visual 
design ideas right now, but we haven't really begun a usability 
assessment of Anaconda so I also think it's a bit too early to start 
mocking up the UI screen-by-screen" and proposed[3] the Fedora 15 
development cycle for this "Yep definitely, once F14 is out the door I 
definitely want to start working with the Anaconda team and post stuff 
here on-list as well as on the wiki."


-- Security Advisories --

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


Contributing Writer: Pascal Calarco

--- Fedora 14 Security Advisories ---


--- Fedora 13 Security Advisories ---

* sepostgresql-9.0.1-20101007.fc13 - 
* mozvoikko-1.0-15.fc13 - 
* gnome-web-photo-0.9-13.fc13 - 
* perl-Gtk2-MozEmbed-0.08-6.fc13.18 - 
* gnome-python2-extras-2.25.3-23.fc13 - 
* galeon-2.0.7-34.fc13 - 
* firefox-3.6.11-1.fc13 - 
* xulrunner- - 
* nss-util-3.12.8-1.fc13 - 
* nss-softokn-3.12.8-1.fc13 - 
* nss-3.12.8-2.fc13 - 
* glibc-2.12.1-3 - 
* ocsinventory-agent- - 
* tuxguitar-1.2-3.fc13 - 

--- Fedora 12 Security Advisories ---

* ocsinventory-agent- - 
* java-1.6.0-openjdk- - 
* tuxguitar-1.2-3.fc12 - 

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