Jeff Schroeder | 2 Feb 17:04 2011
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ldap logins to GNOME servers

Hi everyone,

We've migrated[1] just about every GNOME server to new software for
handling ldap login access named sssd[2].

This includes git pushes and sshing to master.gnome.org for running
install-module among other things. If you have any issues whatsoever,
email gnome-infrastructure@... or hop on gimpnet's #sysadmin and
ask for help.

Thanks!

[1] http://mail.gnome.org/archives/gnome-infrastructure/2011-February/msg00001.html
[2] https://fedorahosted.org/sssd/

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Frederic Peters | 3 Feb 13:45 2011
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GNOME 2.91.6 released!

GNOME 2.91.6 Development Release
================================

This is the fourth development release, one step closer to GNOME 3,
we are really getting there, with again great improvements to major
components, the shell, the control center, the theme, there is too
many things to list here, and you don't even have to trust our word
on this, just look at the big NEWS files... Nevertheless this is
still a development release, there is two months before 3.0 is out,
it will be even better by then.

But today you all know what you have to do now. Go download it. Go
compile it. Go test it. And go hack on it, document it, translate it,
fix it.

To compile GNOME 2.91.6, you can the jhbuild [1] modulesets [2] (which
use the exact tarball versions from the official release):

  [1] http://library.gnome.org/devel/jhbuild/
  [2] http://download.gnome.org/teams/releng/2.91.6/

The release notes that describe the changes between 2.91.5 and 2.91.6
are available. Go read them to learn all the goodness of this release:

core  - http://download.gnome.org/core/2.91/2.91.6/NEWS
apps  - http://download.gnome.org/apps/2.91/2.91.6/NEWS

The GNOME 2.91.6 release is available here:

core  sources - http://download.gnome.org/core/2.91/2.91.6/
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Olav Vitters | 17 Feb 10:48 2011
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Git: Do not use http to access Git!

Please note that to checkout a Git repository you should use:
  git clone git://git.gnome.org/[project]
or (if you have commit access):
  git clone ssh://[login <at> ]git.gnome.org/git/[project]

Do NOT try to checkout via http. It is not something we support!

Some people have been using the cgit interface to checkout a lot of git
modules. This cause a very high load on our server. Please use the git
protocol instead. For now I've blocked git from accessing cgit as too
many people have been using the http interface and it negatively impacts
performance (very high loads over long periods).

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Olav Vitters | 18 Feb 10:05 2011
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Git: http method now allowed (requires git 1.6.6+)

Update regarding the http method.

If you want to use http, make sure to use Git 1.6.6 or newer and use:
  git clone http://git.gnome.org/browse/[project]

NOTICE: Preferred methods are still git:
  git clone git://git.gnome.org/[project]
or (if you have commit access):
  git clone ssh://[login <at> ]git.gnome.org/git/[project]

For more background information on why the smart http is so much faster
than the previous http method:
  http://progit.org/2010/03/04/smart-http.html
Brief explanation: Two processes are started instead of 10.000+ cgit
processes. As a result, cloning is *much* faster than before plus it
doesn't affect our server.

If you want to setup smart http on your own server:
 http://www.kernel.org/pub/software/scm/git/docs/git-http-backend.html
 http://mail.gnome.org/archives/desktop-devel-list/2011-February/msg00109.html
 http://mail.gnome.org/archives/desktop-devel-list/2011-February/msg00118.html

I've updated the relevant documentation with the new method. See:
  http://live.gnome.org/Git/Developers
also visible in the clone section on the /browse/[module] pages

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Olav
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Lucas Rocha | 18 Feb 13:55 2011
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TARBALLS DUE: GNOME 2.91.90 Beta Development Release

Hi all!

Time for one more important step towards the great GNOME 3 release!

We would like to inform you about the following:
* GNOME 2.91.90 beta tarballs due
* UI Freeze

Tarballs are due on 2011-02-21 before 23:59 UTC for the GNOME 2.91.90
beta release, which will be delivered on Wednesday. Modules which were
proposed for inclusion should try to follow the unstable schedule so
everyone can test them.  Please make sure that your tarballs will be
uploaded before Monday 23:59 UTC: tarballs uploaded later than that
will probably be too late to get in 2.91.90. If you are not able to
make a tarball before this deadline or if you think you'll be late,
please send a mail to the release team and we'll find someone to roll
the tarball for you!

No UI changes may be made at all without confirmation from the release
team and notification to the documentation team.

For more information about 2.91, the full schedule, the official
module lists and the proposed module lists, please see our colorful 2.91
page:
  http://www.gnome.org/start/unstable

For a quick overview of the GNOME schedule, please see:
  http://live.gnome.org/Schedule

Cheers!
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Lucas Rocha | 23 Feb 23:46 2011
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GNOME 3 Beta 1 (2.91.90) released!

GNOME 2.91.90 Development Release
=================================

One more important step towards the great GNOME 3 release! It's pretty
clear that things are getting much more stable release-wise. Thanks
everyone! This release has got a quite a lot of updates including bugs
fixes and user-visible improvements in GNOME Shell. The Network Manager
bits are going through a lot of changes for the 0.9 release.

So, what are you waiting for? Download it! Build it! Test it! Break it!

To compile GNOME 2.91.90, you can the jhbuild [1] modulesets [2] (which
use the exact tarball versions from the official release):

  [1] http://library.gnome.org/devel/jhbuild/
  [2] http://download.gnome.org/teams/releng/2.91.90/

The release notes that describe the changes between 2.91.6 and 2.91.90
are available. Go read them to learn all the goodness of this release:

core  - http://download.gnome.org/core/2.91/2.91.90/NEWS
apps  - http://download.gnome.org/apps/2.91/2.91.90/NEWS

The GNOME 2.91.90 release is available here:

core  sources - http://download.gnome.org/core/2.91/2.91.90/
apps  sources - http://download.gnome.org/apps/2.91/2.91.90/

WARNING! WARNING! WARNING!
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Olav Vitters | 27 Feb 21:24 2011
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.htaccess usage on people.gnome.org

Read this if you're using: people.gnome.org/~username or you're
receiving this via bcc.

Note: people.gnome.org/~username can be created if for some reason
you have a shell account.

The people.gnome.org site will soon move from the existing machine
(window) to the webapps VM. To restrict the amount of scripts which run
on the new VM, I've limited the options which can be used within
.htaccess files.

This e.g. will affect anything which uses PHP.

For those who care, the AllowOverride has been set to 
  AuthConfig Indexes Limit Options
http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.2/mod/core.html#allowoverride

Meaning: FileInfo is *not* allowed anymore. This affects the following:
|    Allow use of the directives controlling document types (DefaultType,
|    ErrorDocument, ForceType, LanguagePriority, SetHandler,
|    SetInputFilter, SetOutputFilter, and mod_mime Add* and Remove*
|    directives, etc.), document meta data (Header, RequestHeader,
|    SetEnvIf, SetEnvIfNoCase, BrowserMatch, CookieExpires, CookieDomain,
|    CookieStyle, CookieTracking, CookieName), mod_rewrite directives
|    RewriteEngine, RewriteOptions, RewriteBase, RewriteCond,
|    RewriteRule) and Action from mod_actions. 

If you're affected by this configuration change, please file a bug
detailing your needs at:
  https://bugzilla.gnome.org/enter_bug.cgi?product=sysadmin&component=Other
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