Emmanuele Bassi | 16 Apr 01:07 2014
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REMINDER: GUADEC 2014 Call for Presentations is open

hi all;

a friendly reminder: the Call for Presentations for GUADEC 2014 is
still open, but you have time until the 4th of May to submit a
proposal for presenting a talk in Strasbourg, this July.

please, visit:

    https://www.guadec.org/participate/

to register yourself and submit a proposal.

on behalf of the papers committee,
 Emmanuele.

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Olav Vitters | 15 Apr 17:29 2014
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Offtopic: Git workflow with external repository and git.gnome.org

Hi,

Bugzilla converted their repository into git. I'd like to host the
changes compared to upstream on git.gnome.org. But at the same time
easily merge the changes from upstream. Further, I'd like to somehow be
able to also move between versions. E.g. from v4.4 to 4.6.

I've asked below to the Bugzilla developers list, but they're silent.

I don't know much about git. Exact commands to type in would be really
helpful. E.g. sometimes a guide assumes you already put the upstream
repository with your changes on another location. Even that small step
makes me think "ehh?".

Note: Upstream bugzilla still has a bzr "mirror".

Please see below for the original mail I sent to
developers <at> bugzilla.org.

=====================================================================

Is there any recommended workflow people are using in the following
situation:
- be able to commit changes in a self hosted Bugzilla repository
- use that self hosted Bugzilla repository for own installation (easy)
- be able to merge changes from git.mozilla.org
- be able to move from 4.2 branch to 4.4 branch, etc
- be able to see the difference between local and "pristine upstream"
- how to set all of this up initially?

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Joanna Larsen | 13 Apr 09:34 2014
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Unreviewed patches - is the boat sinking?

Hello.

I'm new to Gnome. Some time ago I started looking into the inner workings of it. Reading the source code, learning from it. Coming up with a few ideas. So I jumped on Bugzilla eager to fix bugs and contribute features.

Until I found this [1]. No it's not the list of open bug reports, it's the list of unreviewed patches. As of now that's 6138 in total.

Hundreds or thousands of people have taken the time to create a patch, submit it and then heard absolutely nothing back. Any free software project would crave for even this many contributions alone.

I'm sure it's possible to contribute to Gnome. But this number tells newcomers very clearly that there's no point in submitting patches, they won't be reviewed.

How do we solve this?

[1] https://bugzilla.gnome.org/page.cgi?id=patchreport.html&patch-status=none
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Charles T. Smith | 9 Apr 22:20 2014
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Power switch to actually turn off my computer

Hello, how can I configure my SuSE 13.1 system to shut down when I press the
power button?

In SuSE 12, you had to make a change in:

  /etc/acpi/events/power_button

but that directory doesn't exist in 13.1.

I don't want it to shutdown when a user is logged in, only when at the gdm
welcome screen.

I looked in xorg.conf(5), but didn't see anything appropriate.
Andrea Veri | 9 Apr 00:02 2014
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OpenSSL's Heartbleed security bug status report

Hi,

as you might know about a severe security vulnerability was found on 
the OpenSSL package earlier. [1] (CVE-2014-0160)

The GNOME Sysadmin Team acted on it and applied the relevant security 
update on every single machine hosted. Additionally all the previous 
SSL certificates were revoked and replaced by a new set of 
certificates. 

If you are running any SSL-related plugin on your 
browser you'll surely be warned the SSL certificates for the following 
domains have changed during the past 24 hours:

1. *.gnome.org
2. *.guadec.org
3. *.gimp.org

That said I would still suggest everyone to update their passwords 
(on any of the hosted services used before today) in case the private
keys were compromised and the user password was sent and captured by 
the attacker using the Heartbleed bug. Sessions on the hosted 
services have also been cleared.

Have an awesome day everyone and please mail <support AT gnome DOT 
org> in case of problems.

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Emmanuele Bassi | 2 Apr 21:36 2014
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The GUADEC 2014 Call for Presentations is now open

# GUADEC 2014 Call for Presentations

GUADEC is the annual conference of the GNOME community, held in Europe
since 2000. GNOME is a free software project which drives user
interfaces of many GNU/Linux-powered devices, ranging from smartphones
to laptops and personal media centers. GUADEC is the world's largest
gathering of users and developers who are involved with the free
desktop and mobile user interfaces. GUADEC is expected to draw
hundreds of attendees who will discuss and direct the future of the
GNOME project. Developers, artists, translators, users, and
representatives from government, education, and businesses, and anyone
else who shares an interest are welcome.

GUADEC 2014 will be held in Strasbourg, France. The conference will be
held between July 26th and August 1st; the first four days are the
core conference days, and afterwards there'll
be extra days for hackfests and BoF sessions.

The schedule of the conference mirrors the ongoing development of the
GNOME project:

  * Design of the core user experience (core applications, shell, tool kit)
  * Design of the developer experience (tools, documentation, services)
  * Integration and extension of the operating system plumbings into the core UX
  * Application development and deployment
  * Integration of web technologies into the GNOME user experience
  * Improving the user experience on different form factors
  * Improvide the documentation of the user experience and the applications
  * Outreach to new contributors
  * Organization and governance of the project

Submissions that do not fit into these categories are also welcome,
provided that they are relevant or inspirational to the GNOME
community.

The Call for Participation for GUADEC 2014 has the following timeline:

 1. Sunday, May 4th: Deadline for submission of abstracts
 2. Sunday, May 11th: Notification of speakers and presentation of the
conference schedule
 3. July 26th to August 1st: The conference takes place in Strasbourg, France

Please submit your proposals before the May 4th deadline through the
online submission system on the GUADEC website at
https://www.guadec.org. Note that the website registration will be
soon available. Presentations will be reviewed by the program
committee between the 28th of April and 5th of May, and the selected
speakers will be contacted after May 5th.

A separate call for lightning talks will be issued in May. If you are
interested in organizing a workshop session, BoF or project room
during the second part of GUADEC, please wait until the relevant call
for participation is made. If you are unsure whether you should
propose a regular talk or a BoF, feel free to contact the program
committee.

The program committee is looking forward to your submissions to
participate in GUADEC 2014 and contributing to turn the event into a
large success.

If you have questions regarding the schedule of the conference, or the
Call for Participation, please do not hesitate to contact the program
committee at: guadec-papers <at> gnome.org.

For general questions regarding the conference, please consult the
GUADEC web site or contact the local GUADEC organizing team at:
guadec-list <at> gnome.org.

on behalf of the program committee,
 Emmanuele.

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Emmanuele Bassi | 2 Apr 21:36 2014
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The GUADEC 2014 Call for Presentations is now open

# GUADEC 2014 Call for Presentations

GUADEC is the annual conference of the GNOME community, held in Europe
since 2000. GNOME is a free software project which drives user
interfaces of many GNU/Linux-powered devices, ranging from smartphones
to laptops and personal media centers. GUADEC is the world's largest
gathering of users and developers who are involved with the free
desktop and mobile user interfaces. GUADEC is expected to draw
hundreds of attendees who will discuss and direct the future of the
GNOME project. Developers, artists, translators, users, and
representatives from government, education, and businesses, and anyone
else who shares an interest are welcome.

GUADEC 2014 will be held in Strasbourg, France. The conference will be
held between July 26th and August 1st; the first four days are the
core conference days, and afterwards there'll
be extra days for hackfests and BoF sessions.

The schedule of the conference mirrors the ongoing development of the
GNOME project:

  * Design of the core user experience (core applications, shell, tool kit)
  * Design of the developer experience (tools, documentation, services)
  * Integration and extension of the operating system plumbings into the core UX
  * Application development and deployment
  * Integration of web technologies into the GNOME user experience
  * Improving the user experience on different form factors
  * Improvide the documentation of the user experience and the applications
  * Outreach to new contributors
  * Organization and governance of the project

Submissions that do not fit into these categories are also welcome,
provided that they are relevant or inspirational to the GNOME
community.

The Call for Participation for GUADEC 2014 has the following timeline:

 1. Sunday, May 4th: Deadline for submission of abstracts
 2. Sunday, May 11th: Notification of speakers and presentation of the
conference schedule
 3. July 26th to August 1st: The conference takes place in Strasbourg, France

Please submit your proposals before the May 4th deadline through the
online submission system on the GUADEC website at
https://www.guadec.org. Note that the website registration will be
soon available. Presentations will be reviewed by the program
committee between the 28th of April and 5th of May, and the selected
speakers will be contacted after May 5th.

A separate call for lightning talks will be issued in May. If you are
interested in organizing a workshop session, BoF or project room
during the second part of GUADEC, please wait until the relevant call
for participation is made. If you are unsure whether you should
propose a regular talk or a BoF, feel free to contact the program
committee.

The program committee is looking forward to your submissions to
participate in GUADEC 2014 and contributing to turn the event into a
large success.

If you have questions regarding the schedule of the conference, or the
Call for Participation, please do not hesitate to contact the program
committee at: guadec-papers <at> gnome.org.

For general questions regarding the conference, please consult the
GUADEC web site or contact the local GUADEC organizing team at:
guadec-list <at> gnome.org.

on behalf of the program committee,
 Emmanuele.

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Andrea Veri | 28 Mar 20:42 2014
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Mass Reboot: Monday 31th of March, 21:30 - 23:00 PM CET

Hi,

we'll be performing a mass reboot of all our machines this upcoming 
monday to apply all the kernel and security updates. All the 
services will be affected for a few minutes until the machines reboot, 
please stay tuned for more updates from the Sysadmin Team and most of 
all keep an eye at [1], we'll make sure to update it as things move 
forward.

Have an awesome day,

[1] https://status.gnome.org

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Dodier-Lazaro, Steve | 26 Mar 15:56 2014
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Request for comments on security of authentication/authorisation UIs

Hello,

Currently on the Wayland ML, a bunch of devs are discussing security issues [0,1] and the need to restrict userland processes' privileges to e.g., take screenshots, act as virtual keyboards or read keyboard events for other apps, etc (basically introducing privileged interfaces that require explicit user authorisation). We've also been discussing how the introduction of Wayland allows for redesigning and securing authentication and authorisation UIs.

This has led me to question the way authorisation and authentication are currently done, and to write a couple of proposed requirements for both tasks. I'd be very keen on hearing the opinions of various DE developers on a blog post I've written [2], that focuses a lot on the infrastructure needs (both in Wayland and desktop environments). I'd also like to debate UX aspects of authorisation and authentication UIs. As far as I'm aware GNOME Shell implements a polkit agent and so relies on the polkit infrastructure for all its auth needs. Given the proposals I made (which really are ideas that need experimentation and refinement), what would fit within the GNOME way of doing things? What's the viewpoint of the UX people in GNOME? Can you spot any missing technical (security or UX) requirements in the post? Anything you disagree with and want me to review?

Thanks,

[0] http://lists.freedesktop.org/archives/wayland-devel/2014-February/013359.html
[1] http://mupuf.org/blog/2014/02/19/wayland-compositors-why-and-how-to-handle/
[2] http://mupuf.org/blog/2014/03/18/managing-auth-ui-in-linux/
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Sriram Ramkrishna | 27 Mar 03:46 2014

gnome-software/packagekit support for arch linux

Looking at the reactions around the internet from the release, it
seems that GNOME is very popular on Arch Linux based distros.  In
fact, in about three weeks most Arch Linux folks will already be on
GNOME 3.12 and enjoying the fruits of six months of our labor while
most others are still waiting for an official release.  While they
might be able to obtain through COPR or some other method they aren't
official.

Unfortunately, none of them will be able to enjoy GNOME Software, due
to the fact that there is no active development of a pacman backend
for packagekit.  Arch Linux users are missing out on a major part of
the GNOME eco-system.

These are two AUR packages, one has been orphaned and the last update
was in 2011.

https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/gnome-packagekit-git/

The second has some update on it and it is from 2013:

https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/packagekit-git/

What can we do to rectify this situation?  Given the large popularity
of Arch Linux its undeniable that they are a big part of our customer
base.

sri
Matthias Clasen | 26 Mar 21:07 2014
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GNOME 3.13 opens

Hey,

GNOME 3.12 is out. Congratulations everyone to another timely, awesome release!

And with that, the hard code freeze is lifted, and git is open again
for business. Keep in mind that we still want to keep UI and
translations stable for 3.12.x, so branch first before you land your
awesome new feature work.

Matthias

Gmane