Fedora Weekly News 258

Pascal Calarco pcalarco at nd.edu
Thu Jan 13 14:23:26 UTC 2011

     * 1 Fedora Weekly News Issue 258
           o 1.1 Announcements
                 + 1.1.1 Fedora Announcement News
                       # Your input requested at the Fedora 
Board IRC meeting this Friday
                 + 1.1.2 Fedora Development News
                       # evolution-data-server (2.91.5) soname 
bump and library files location changes in Rawhide
                       # gtk2 2.99.0
                       # bodhi v0.7.10 production update
                             * Backend bug fixes
                             * Web frontend changes
                             * API changes (for AutoQA)
                             * Tool changes
                       # New test case and package test plan 
creation SOPs in production: call for test cases!
                       # EPEL6 moving from Beta to release 
status soon
                             * Timeline:
                             * Work/help needed:
                 + 1.1.3 Fedora Events
                       # Upcoming Events (Dec 2010 - Feb 2011)
                       # Past Events
                       # Additional information
           o 1.2 Ambassadors
                 + 1.2.1 Summary of traffic on Ambassadors mailing list
                 + 1.2.2 Summary of events reported on Ambassadors 
mailing list
                 + 1.2.3 Summary of traffic on FAmSCo mailing list
           o 1.3 QualityAssurance
                 + 1.3.1 Test Days
                 + 1.3.2 Test case management system proposal and 
           o 1.4 Security Advisories
                 + 1.4.1 Fedora 14 Security Advisories
                 + 1.4.2 Fedora 13 Security Advisories

- Fedora Weekly News Issue 258 -

Welcome to Fedora Weekly News Issue 258[1] for the week ending January 
12, 2010. What follows are some highlights from this issue.

We have a shorter issue this week as several teams are still ramping up 
after the year-end break. In announcements, a call for input at Friday 
Fedora Board IRC meeting, and development announcements for evolution 
data server, gtk2, and a heads up that EPEL 6 will be moving to beta 
soon. In Ambassador news, one new Ambassador this week, representing 
Bangladesh. Also a summary of list traffic from both the Ambassadors and 
FAMScO lists. Quality Assurance reports on Fedora 15 Test Days planning, 
with the first test day scheduled at the end of January. Our issue wraps 
up with details on the security-related packages released this past week 
for Fedora 13 and 14. Enjoy!

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    1. http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue258
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-- Announcements --

In this section, we cover announcements from the Fedora Project, 
including general announcements[1], development announcements[2] and 

Contributing Writer: Rashadul Islam

    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. https://admin.fedoraproject.org/mailman/listinfo/announce

---- Your input requested at the Fedora Board IRC meeting this Friday ----

Fedora Project Leader Jared K. Smith[1] announced[2] on Thu Jan 6 
13:04:42 UTC 2011,

"Over the past few months, the Fedora Board has focused on coming up 
with two or three overarching goals that can be accomplished over the 
next few release cycles. We've got a fairly healthy list of goals at 
this point, and welcome your input in helping us decide which two or 
three goals are most important. The Fedora Board will be having its 
bi-weekly IRC meeting this coming Friday, and we invite you to attend 
that meeting and share your input with us. Instead of our normal 
question and answer session, we'll instead focus on prioritizing our 
list of goals.

The meeting is in the #fedora-board-meeting channel on the Freenode IRC 
network at 2:00pm EST (19:00 UTC). In order to keep the meeting 
organized and easy to follow, we ask that participants follow the 
instructions in the "General Rules" section of [3]."

    1. Jared K. Smith jsmith at fedoraproject.org
    3. https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Board_public_IRC_meetings

--- Fedora Development News ---

The development list[1] 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)
     * Discussion
     * Anything else not mentioned above

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

---- evolution-data-server (2.91.5) soname bump and library files 
location changes in Rawhide ----

Milan Crha[1] announced [2] on Mon Jan 10 10:06:25 UTC 2011,

"with the recent evolution-data-server 2.91.5 release in Rawhide are 
done some internal changes in the soname versions and a location where 
the backend files for the addressbook and calendar should be saved.

 From the commit log:

Change the installation path for E-D-S backends.

Address book and calendar backend modules are now split into different 
installation directories so the D-Bus factory processes will only load 
relevant backend modules.

This changes some pkg-config details for third-party backend modules.

Instead of querying the backend directory with: pkg-config 
--variable=extensiondir evolution-data-server-1.2

you must query the directory for address book backends with: pkg-config 
--variable=backenddir libedata-book-1.2

and the directory for calendar backends with: pkg-config 
--variable=backenddir libedata-cal-1.2"

    1. Milan Crha mcrha at redhat.com

---- gtk2 2.99.0 ----

Matthias Clasen[1] on Mon Jan 10 20:00:33 UTC 2011 announced[2],

"I have just tagged gtk3-2.99.0 into rawhide. There are abi and api 
changes, so all dependent packages will have to be rebuilt (the most 
obvious change is that the libraries are now called libg[dt]k-3.0.so 
instead of libg[gt]k-x11-3.0.so).

There are a number of api changes that I am not going to list one-by-one 
here, the following changes are relevant for packagers:

     * gtk-update-icon-cache-3.0 and gtk-builder-convert-3.0 have been 
dropped (since they were identical to their un-suffixed cousins in the 
gtk2 package). If you are using gtk-update-icon-cache in %post of a 
gtk3-using package, you should add Requires(post): 
/usr/bin/gtk-update-icon-cache (and similar for %postun).

     * The .pc files no longer define a 'target' variable, instead there 
is a 'targets' variable which can contain multiple gdk backend names 
(for now, it is still just 'x11', eventually it might change to be 'x11 
wayland' or so). Some configure scripts use that variable to detect the 
platform they are running on and will need adjustment.

I have built most packages that had a gtk3 dependency already, and 
tagged them into rawhide. The following are the leftovers:

     * gtkmm30
     * libindicator-gtk3
     * tracker
     * gedit
     * gnome-color-manager
     * gnome-nettool
     * gtk-vnc2
     * eekboard
     * input-pad
     * ibus-input-pad
     * seahorse-plugins
     * rhythmbox"

    1. Matthias Clasen mclasen at redhat.com

---- bodhi v0.7.10 production update ----

Luke Macken[1] on Mon Jan 10 23:46:02 UTC 2011 announced[2],

"I just pushed a new release of bodhi into production.


It's a minor release that contains a small number of fixes, including:

---- Backend bug fixes ----

     * Don't try and remove the -pending koji tags when resuming a push
     * Don't fetch security bug details when resuming a push
     * Don't show obsolete critpath updates in our testing digest
     * Ensure the updateinfo epoch is '0' as opposed to None (rel-eng#3971)
     * Stop spamming proventesters with old critpath mails, as this data 
is available in the updates-testing digests that go out with each push

---- Web frontend changes ----

     * Fix the testing status tooltips for EPEL (#486)
     * Add the update ID back to the search results (#558)
     * Don't hide updates that are not approved by the security team 
from the admin push view, since we no longer require approval

---- API changes (for AutoQA) ----

     * Support querying and commenting on updates by the Update ID, as 
well as title

---- Tool changes ----

     * Make `bodhi --push-type` work for updates going to testing as 
well as stable (rel-eng only)
     * Add pkg_resources __requires__ hacks to get things working on F14

As always, please file tickets here: 


    1. Luke Macken lmacken at redhat.com
    3. http://bodhi.fedoraproject.org

---- New test case and package test plan creation SOPs in production: 
call for test cases! ----

Adam Williamson[1] on Tue Jan 11 13:21:02 UTC 2011 announced[2],

"Hi, everyone. Thanks to everyone who sent feedback on the drafts for 
the test case and package test plan creation SOPs. I have now put these 
SOPs into production, at the following addresses:

[3] [4]

I have created links to them from other places in the QA wiki space. It 
would be nice to have them called out from within the developers/package 
maintainers space, but I'm not sure where would be appropriate: does 
anyone have suggestions?

Now these are in production, it would be great if people could start 
contributing test cases for packages, particularly test cases covering 
critical path functions. If you maintain a critical path package, please 
take a look at these two SOPs, and consider contributing test cases 
covering at least the critical path functionality of your package; this 
would help us greatly, and contribute to the improvement of critical 
path testing by the proven testers. For the QA group, please also 
consider contributing critical path test cases - you don't have to be a 
maintainer of a package to do it! If you know how to test the critical 
path functionality of a given package, please read the SOPs, write up 
test case(s) to do it, and categorize them appropriately. Thanks a lot!"

    1. Adam Williamson awilliam at redhat.com
    3. https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/QA:SOP_test_case_creation
    4. https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/QA:SOP_package_test_plan_creation

--- EPEL6 moving from Beta to release status soon ---

Kevin Fenzi [1] on Tue Jan 11 21:33:21 UTC 2011 announced[2],


Just a heads up that EPEL will soon be moving it's EPEL6 branch from the 
Beta mode (like rawhide) that it's been in to a release mode (like 
EPEL4/5 are). (I have cc'ed Fedora's devel-announce here as there may be 
people not on the epel-devel list that might find this of interest).

---- Timeline: ----

2011-01-13 - Have any builds you wish done before release done. After 
this point you will need to request a package be tagged into the stable 
or testing repos or wait until bodhi is up for EPEL6.

2011-01-14 - EPEL rel-eng will work on composing and moving things 
around. This may include untagging packages that have broken deps, or 
moving them into testing, test composing, etc. Hopefully we can mirror 
out trees.

2011-01-15 2011-01-16 - Maintainers encouraged to check new trees and 
help with wiki prep, etc.

2011-01-17 - Bodhi will be enabled for EPEL6 and things will move to a 
release mode: All packages spend 2 weeks in testing or +3 karma, bodhi 
is used for updates, buildroot overrides are required as usual.

2011-01-18 - RELEASE DAY. Help with press release or announcements would 
be welcome.

---- Work/help needed: ----

     * Would be great if someone could make us a press release and had a 
way to distribute it out.
     * We need work on our wiki pages. A EPEL6 FAQ would be very nice.
     * Maintainers need to determine what packages they want to ship for 
EPEL6. If you do not want to ship whats there now, please untag it 
before thursday.

Feel free to drop by #epel on freenode or drop an email to the [3]

Thanks for all the work folks, and enjoy EPEL6!"

    1. Kevin Fenzi kevin at scrye.com
    3. https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/epel-devel-list

--- 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 (Dec 2010 - Feb 2011) ----

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


---- 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 members.
     * Organization -- event organization, budget information, and 
regional responsibility.
     * Event reports -- guidelines and suggestions.
     * LinuxEvents -- a collection of calendars of Linux events.

-- Ambassadors --

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

Contributing Writer: Sankarshan Mukhopadhyay

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

This week the Fedora Ambassadors Project had a new member joining.

Moniruzzaman Monir from Bangladesh mentored by Caius Chance

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

Max Spevack informed [1] about post FOSDEM Super Bowl party at Brussels

Bertrand Juglas informed [2] about the non-selection of the Lightning 
Talk at FOSDEM 2011

Caius Chance provided responses [3] to "Flood in Brisbane" questions

Note: For a reasonably current update on the situation one can click 
here [4]

Bogomil Shopov and others worked out room sharing details at FOSDEM [5]

Paul W Frields forwarded [6] a query from Cheryn Tan at Red Hat's 
Brisbane office for Fedora 14 media required for Linux.conf.au. Harish 
Pillay responded [7] with the information and status update on the media 


--- Summary of events reported on Ambassadors mailing list ---

No events were reported for this cycle of the Ambassadors Beat

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

Larry Cafiero posted [1] the Minutes/Log from FAmNA meeting [2] on 

Pierros Papadeas posted [3] FAmSCo Agenda for 2011-01-08 meeting with 
mention of the Ambassador SOPs [4] Joerg Simon requested [5] that the 
FAmSCo also put a priority to goals

Max Spevack (re-)introduced [6] Harish Pillay to FAmSCo as the person 
designated to be the primary point of contact for community related 
issues in the APAC region.

Joerg Simon asked the FAmSCo [7] about continuing with the monthly reports

Pierros Papadeas posted [8] Minutes of the FAmSCo meeting on 2011-01-08 [9]

Igor Pires Soares posted [10] about a possible topic structure for the 
monthly reports from FAmSCo

David Nalley wrote [11] about a meeting with the Board with specific 
focus on the goals FAmSCo would like to achieve within the next release 
or two

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

-- Quality Assurance --

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 Fedora 15 Test Day calendar is starting to take shape, and you can 
see what events are planned so far on the Wiki page[1]. The first Test 
Day slot is 2011-01-27. 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[2]. This week, Adam Williamson 
rescheduled the Graphics Test Week to late February and created the 
pages for it[3]. Rui He proposed a preupgrade Test Day[4].

    1. http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/QA/Fedora_15_test_days
    2. http://fedorahosted.org/fedora-qa/
    3. http://fedorahosted.org/fedora-qa/ticket/156
    4. http://fedorahosted.org/fedora-qa/ticket/161

--- Test case management system proposal and requirements ---

Rui He continued to work on evaluating the possibility of a test case 
management system (TCMS) for Fedora. There was some useful feedback on 
the trac ticket[1] and Rui updated the Wiki page comparing the current 
Wiki-based system with the Nitrate TCMS[2].

    1. http://fedorahosted.org/fedora-qa/ticket/152
    2. http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Rhe/tcms_Comparison

-- Security Advisories --

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


Contributing Writer: Pascal Calarco

--- Fedora 14 Security Advisories ---

     * pyfribidi-0.10.0-1.fc14 - 
     * wordpress-mu-2.9.2-2.fc14 - 
     * evince-2.32.0-3.fc14 - 
     * wordpress-2.8.6-3.fc14 - 
     * collectd-4.9.4-1.fc14 - 
     * pidgin-2.7.9-1.fc14 - 

--- Fedora 13 Security Advisories ---

     * pyfribidi-0.10.0-1.fc13 - 
     * wordpress-mu-2.9.2-2.fc13 - 
     * webkitgtk-1.2.6-1.fc13 - 
     * pidgin-2.7.9-1.fc13 - 
     * wordpress-2.8.6-3.fc13 - 

Pascal Calarco, Fedora Ambassador, Indiana, USA

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