Fedora Weekly News Issue 124

Thomas Chung tchung at fedoraproject.org
Mon Mar 17 07:18:27 UTC 2008

= Fedora Weekly News Issue 124 =

Welcome to Fedora Weekly News Issue 124 for the week of March 10th, 2008.


In Announcements, we have "Announcing the relaunch of the Fedora BugZappers!"

In Planet Fedora, we have "OLS (Ottawa Linux Symposium)", "Fluendo,
Bastien, et al", "Desktop User Guide (Needs help to finish it off)",
and "OpenExpo 2008 - Day 2"

We are always looking for more writers to help us deliver timely
information to the Fedora community.


   1. Announcements
         1. Announcing the relaunch of the Fedora BugZappers!
   2. Planet Fedora
         1. OLS (Ottawa Linux Symposium)
         2. Fluendo, Bastien, et al
         3. Desktop User Guide (Needs help to finish it off)
         4. OpenExpo 2008 - Day 2
   3. Ambassadors
         1. OpenExpo 2008 Berne
         2. Fedora Day 2008 - Buenos Aires, Argentina
         3. Fedora Brazil Magazine Released
         4. Fedora Events Budget
   4. Infrastructure
         1. Rename cvsextras during FAS2 switch?
         2. another issue to fix with the FAS2 switch: Kojis ssl certificate
         3. FAS2 ships!
   5. Artwork
         1. Nodoka GTK+ Theme
         2. Sulfuric Waves
         3. Admission policy in the FAS2 Art group
         4. Wiki Migration
   6. Security Week
         1. Browser makers focus on beating malware
   7. Security Advisories
         1. Fedora 8 Security Advisories
         2. Fedora 7 Security Advisories
   8. Events and Meetings
         1. Fedora Board Meeting Minutes 2008-03-11
         2. Fedora Community Architecture Meeting 2008-03-10
         3. Fedora Ambassadors Steering Committee Meeting 2008-03-14
         4. Fedora Ambassadors Meeting 2008-03-12
         5. Fedora Documentation Steering Committee Meeting (Log) 2008-03-12
         6. Fedora Engineering Steering Committee Meeting 2008-03-13
         7. Fedora Infrastructure Meeting (Log) 2008-03-13
         8. Fedora Packaging Committee Meeting 2008-03-11
         9. Fedora SIG EPEL Report Week 10/2008
        10. Fedora SIG KDE Meeting 2008-03-11

(Section 1)
== Announcements ==

In this section, we cover announcements from Fedora Project.


Contributing Writer: ThomasChung

=== Announcing the relaunch of the Fedora BugZappers! ===

JonStanley announces[1] in fedora-announce-list,

"Building on the recent success of the recent "gcc43 rebuild triage
effort", we are pleased to announce the official re-launch of the
Fedora Bug Triage Process!"

[1] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-announce-list/2008-March/msg00005.html

(Section 2)
== Planet Fedora ==

In this section, we cover a highlight of Planet Fedora - an
aggregation of blogs from world wide Fedora contributors.


Contributing Writers: ThomasChung

=== OLS (Ottawa Linux Symposium) ===

JesseKeating points out in his blog[1],

"This tutorial will cover the tools that Fedora uses to make releases,
both the choose your own adventure CD/DVD release and the various Live
images. We'll explore some of the underlying technologies and tools
and why things are done the way they are. Hopefully at the end of the
tutorial people will be confident in making their own "spin" of
Fedora, or something based on Fedora. A good time should be had by

[1] http://jkeating.livejournal.com/56521.html

=== Fluendo, Bastien, et al ===

KarstenWade points out in his blog[1],

"Even though it is rather late to try fixing this situation, that
doesn't mean a good enough solution can't be worked up. There are
updates to packages, maybe even a zero-day fix, if we can't get better
changes to ship with Fedora 9. Rather than asking the Board to
"reverse its decision", please join us on fedora-advisory-board to
figure out what is the right thing to do."

[1] http://iquaid.org/2008/03/16/fluendo-bastien-et-al-im-sorry-fwiw/

=== Desktop User Guide (Needs help to finish it off) ===

MarcWiriadisastra points out in his blog[1],

"The link is above if you are wondering what I'm on about.  With
recent changes on how to contribute this is your opportunity to get in
with a lower barrier.  Join up with the docs group or just message me
I'm more than happy to walk you through getting involved."

[1] http://mwiriadi.livejournal.com/4529.html

=== OpenExpo 2008 - Day 2 ===

FabianAffolter points out in his blog[1],

"The second day started as busy as the first one. I guess this was
basically because the talk of Alan was the first one of the day.
Everybody wanted to listen to his talk. 20 min before he started most
seats in the room were already occupied. 10 min before the start there
was no more standing room. 5 min later there was a 2 m long queue in
front of the door. For us this was perfect because our booth was not
far away from the door and so were able to grab all visitors who
haven't found a seat."

[1] http://fabaff.blogspot.com/2008/03/openexpo-2008-02.html

(Section 3)
== Ambassadors ==

In this section, we cover Fedora Ambassadors Project.


Contributing Writer: JeffreyTadlock

=== OpenExpo 2008 Berne ===

There have been many reports posted to the Ambassador mailing list and
Ambassador blogs covering OpenExpo 2008 Berne by FabianAffolter,
JoergSimon and SandroMathys.  The event was very successful and well
covered in these reports.  Fabian posted a collection of all the
reports to the mailing list[1] and his blog[2].

[1] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-ambassadors-list/2008-March/msg00114.html

[2] http://fabaff.blogspot.com/2008/03/openexpo-2008-berne-collection.html

=== Fedora Day 2008 - Buenos Aires, Argentina ===

PabloBarrera announced Fedora Day 2008 in Buenos Aires, Argentina on
May 10th on the Ambassador mailing list[1].  The news was also
released on the http://www.proyectofedora.org web site[2] in Spanish.

[1] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-ambassadors-list/2008-March/msg00094.html

[2] http://www.proyectofedora.org/argentina/?p=44

=== Fedora Brazil Magazine Released ===

DavidsonPaulo announced[1] "the first issue of Revista Fedora Brasil
(Fedora Brazil Magazine), an online magazine about Fedora made by
Brazilian Ambassadors and Linux community members for those who speak
Portuguese."  The official release announcement is at the
projetofedora.org site[2] and the magazine can be downloaded here [3].

[1] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-ambassadors-list/2008-March/msg00103.html

[2] http://projetofedora.org/node/424

[3] http://www.projetofedora.org/revista/arquivos/RevistaFedoraBrasil001.pdf

=== Fedora Events Budget ===

FAmSCo announced the new Fedora Events Budget to the Ambassador
mailing list[1].  The summary points of the announcement are:

 * Fedora has an increased Event budget this year.

 * FAmSCo need any events that need funds during the second quarter
(June 2008 to August 2008) to be added to the Fedora Events page no
later than May 1st, 2008.

 * If a Fedora Ambassador receives funds for an event there will be
reporting requirements which include blog postings to Fedora Planet, a
summary report to the Ambassadors mailing list and a metrics based
report to FAmSCo.

[1] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-ambassadors-list/2008-March/msg00117.html

(Section 4)
== Infrastructure ==

In this section, we cover the Fedora Infrastructure Project.


Contributing Writer:  HuzaifaSidhpurwala

=== Rename cvsextras during FAS2 switch? ===

WarrenTogami writes[1] on fedora-infrastructure-list,

Warren proposed that during the move to FAS2, we rename cvsextras as
packager as this is a good opportunity to do so as everything will be
down anyway. However in the end since no one claimed the ownership of
this task it did not get done.

[1] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-infrastructure-list/2008-March/msg00063.html

=== another issue to fix with the FAS2 switch: Kojis ssl certificate ===

TillMaas writes[2] on fedora-infrastructure-list,

Because of the switch to FAS2 everyone will need to change their
passwords any how, therefore this is a good chance to deploy the new
koji certificate the ticket[3] for which is open for 7 months now.
Dennis commented that this should not be done because it will break
user certs. At the end of the thread MikeMcGrath commented that this
involves a lot of work and has a high potential for breakage and
annoyance for everyone and the benefit to most people is not clear.

[2] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-infrastructure-list/2008-March/msg00067.html

[3] https://fedorahosted.org/fedora-infrastructure/ticket/88

=== FAS2 ships! ===

MikeMcGrath reports[4] on fedora-infrastructure-list,

FAS2 has gone online now. Mike made a note that if your user gets
deleted or removed from a group
your home directory may get removed (moved to /tmp/fedora until
tmpwatch gets it)  This may have happened to your home directory
during the migration.

[4] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-infrastructure-list/2008-March/msg00076.html

(Section 5)
== Artwork ==

In this section, we cover Fedora Artwork Project.


Contributing Writer: NicuBuculei

=== Nodoka GTK+ Theme ===

MartinSourada posts[1] on the Fedora Art List a status update for
Nodoka[2], Fedora's default GNOME theme (GTK+, Metacity, GNOME
metatheme). It contains a number of bug fixes and improvements and is
released just in time for the Beta release.

[1] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-art-list/2008-March/msg00026.html

[2] https://fedorahosted.org/nodoka/

=== Sulfuric Waves ===

With the deadline for theming Round 3, more and more pieces of the
Waves theme[4] fall into place in a polished state: GRUB splash[1],
RHGB[2], Firstboot[3].

[1] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-art-list/2008-March/msg00031.html

[2] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-art-list/2008-March/msg00066.html

[3] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-art-list/2008-March/msg00067.html

[4] http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Artwork/F9Themes/Waves

=== Admission policy in the FAS2 Art group ===

With the migration to the new Account System[3] we can mange easily
the accounts and groups, so MairinDuffy notices a large number of
inactive people in the Art group and propose[1] a policy for new
admissions. Everyone agrees, JeffSpaleta even sketches[2] a succession
of steps.

[1] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-art-list/2008-March/msg00056.html

[2] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-art-list/2008-March/msg00060.html

[3] http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Infrastructure/AccountSystem

=== Wiki Migration ===

MikeMcGrath, from Fedora Infrastructure, asks[1] about the specific
needs of the Art project in the light of the proposed Wiki migration
to Mediawiki. MairinDuffy mention a Gallery2 plugin for Mediawiki
integration, IanWeller offer his experience with Mediawiki and
NicuBuculei asks a lot of questions about additional possible uses of
Gallery2 and insists of the built-in gallery features offered by

[1] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-art-list/2008-March/msg00100.html

[2] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-art-list/2008-March/msg00104.html

[3] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-art-list/2008-March/msg00108.html

[4] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-art-list/2008-March/msg00112.html

(Section 6)
== Security Week ==

In this section, we highlight the security stories from the week in Fedora.

Contributing Writer: JoshBressers

=== Browser makers focus on beating malware ===

This is a rather interesting story about some of the new features we
can expect to see in the next generation of browsers:


As bad as security is in some areas, it's nice to see the browser
market taking proactive steps about the problems.  Most people just
take their browser for granted, but it's probably one of the most
complicated pieces of software they run, and its primary purpose is to
process untrusted third party content in a safe manner.  This is not
an easy thing to do right.  For the most part they do a great job of

(Section 7)
== Security Advisories ==

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


Contributing Writer: ThomasChung

=== Fedora 8 Security Advisories ===

 * horde-3.1.7-1.fc8  -
 * ruby-  -
 * dovecot-1.0.13-6.fc8  -
 * roundup-1.4.4-1.fc8  -
 * boost-1.34.1-7.fc8  -

=== Fedora 7 Security Advisories ===

 * roundup-1.4.4-1.fc7  -
 * horde-3.1.7-1.fc7  -
 * ruby-  -
 * dovecot-1.0.13-18.fc7  -

(Section 8)
== Events and Meetings ==

In this section, we cover event reports and meeting summaries from
various Projects and SIGs.

Contributing Writer: ThomasChung

=== Fedora Board Meeting Minutes 2008-03-11 ===

 * http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Board/Meetings/2008-03-11

=== Fedora Community Architecture Meeting 2008-03-10 ===

 * http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/CommunityArchitecture/Meetings/2008-03-10

=== Fedora Ambassadors Steering Committee Meeting 2008-03-14 ===

 * http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Ambassadors/SteeringCommittee/Meetings/2008-03-14

=== Fedora Ambassadors Meeting 2008-03-12 ===

 * http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Ambassadors/Meetings/2008-03-12

=== Fedora Documentation Steering Committee Meeting (Log) 2008-03-12 ===

 * http://www.fedoraproject.org/wiki/DocsProject/SteeringCommittee/Meetings/Minutes/IRCLog20080312

=== Fedora Engineering Steering Committee Meeting 2008-03-13 ===

 * http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Extras/SteeringCommittee/Meeting-20080313

=== Fedora Infrastructure Meeting (Log) 2008-03-13 ===

 * https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-infrastructure-list/2008-March/msg00089.html

=== Fedora Packaging Committee Meeting 2008-03-11 ===

 * http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging/Minutes20080311

=== Fedora SIG EPEL Report Week 10/2008  ===

 * http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/EPEL/Reports/Week10

=== Fedora SIG KDE Meeting 2008-03-11 ===

 * http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/SIGs/KDE/Meetings/2008-03-11

Thomas Chung

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