Javier Jardón | 3 Sep 04:12 2012
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3.5.91 TARBALLS DUE TODAY (3/9/2012)

Hello everyone,

tarballs due for GNOME 3.5.91 release are due today before 23:59
UTC.

So please make sure to prepare and upload your tarballs before this
deadline. If you can't, please send an email to release team mailing
list and we'll take care of it.

Also, if you have some free time It would be great if you can help
reviewing/patching the modules to use GStremaer 1.0 [1].
Also to use the new documentation infrastructure [2].

For more information about 3.5, the full schedule, the official
module lists and the proposed module lists, please see our colorful 3.5
page:
  http://www.gnome.org/start/unstable

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

Thanks,

[1] https://live.gnome.org/GnomeGoals/PortToGstreamer1
[2] https://live.gnome.org/GnomeGoals/NewDocumentationInfrastructure
Olav Vitters | 2 Sep 22:50 2012
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http://git.gnome.org/ due to bittorrent announce URL DoS

A Chinese porn site (http://www.iyin.net/) has been inserting
http://git.gnome.org/ as announce URL into their torrents. As a result,
the majority of our git.gnome.org http traffic now consists of
bittorrent clients.

This is not a problem at all for the server, but it eats up traffic,
plus we don't allow many http connections, so any access to
http://git.gnome.org/browse might be slow. E.g. anything hosted in Red
Hat is already pretty slow to access outside of USA.

I've complained to the hoster of www.iyin.net which is Awknet
Communications. Any further assistance to take down the site would be
appreciated (e.g. complaining to Chinese government as IIRC porn is not
allowed).

--

-- 
Regards,
Olav
Luca Ferretti | 27 Aug 22:52 2012
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GNOME 3.5.90 beta development release

Ladies and Gentlemen,

the first beta release of development cycle heading to GNOME 3.6 is
finally available. This means we are officially now in UI Freeze,
Feature Freeze, and API/ABI Freeze, ready to fix small and blocker
bugs; also, of course, we are in String Change Announcement Period.

More details about changes and news for this beta are available here:

   core: http://download.gnome.org/core/3.5/3.5.90/NEWS
   apps: http://download.gnome.org/apps/3.5/3.5.90/NEWS

The GNOME 3.5.90 release itself is available here:

   core sources: http://download.gnome.org/core/3.5/3.5.90/
   apps sources: http://download.gnome.org/apps/3.5/3.5.90/

JHBuild modulesets to compile GNOME 3.5.90 by hand are available here

   http://download.gnome.org/teams/releng/3.5.90/

And now go straight to new development update, 3.5.91, planned
September 05, just few days before the opening of new feature proposal
period for 3.8.

WARNING! WARNING! WARNING!
--------------------------

This release is a snapshot of development code. Although it is
buildable and usable, it is primarily intended for testing and hacking
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Olav Vitters | 20 Aug 10:34 2012
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TARBALLS DUE: GNOME 3.5.90 Beta Release, The Big Freeze, Release Notes

Hello all,

A bunch of things will happen this week:
1. I'm going to sit in the sun
2. Some commits will be made on git.gnome.org
3. Someone will be wrong

Aside from above, we'd appreciate if the following would happen as well:
$  ftpadmin install yourmodule-3.5.90.tar.xz

Aka: it is time to check if your stuff builds! :D

Aside from doing above, please don't forget that we're doing all kinds
of freezes in one go. We'll also start gathering the information for the
release notes, so please make sure that your NEWS file is updated (we
pull this from your tarball, not from Git!).

The release notes probably include some screenshots, so say if you have
some grandiose plans like e.g. to change the default background, do so
now (<-- BIG HINT).

On to the usual bits. As I'm writing this email in plain text, please
adjust it in your mind to include a yellow background
(http://tieguy.org/blog/2012/08/19/a-quick-note-on-conspicuous-text-also-known-as-all-caps/).

We would like to inform you about the following:
* GNOME 3.5.90 beta tarballs due
* API/ABI, UI and Feature Addition Freeze; String Change Announcement Period
* New APIs must be fully documented
* Writing of release notes begins
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Olav Vitters | 16 Aug 19:43 2012
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Server downtime Sat 18 Aug 2012: l10n.gnome.org

The l10n.gnome.org and www.gnome.org servers will be moved coming
Saturday. This might result in an outage of l10n.gnome.org (NOT
www.gnome.org) of up to 12 hours.

Canonical gave us another temporary server and I'll put www.gnome.org on
that. I am not going to setup l10n.gnome.org on that server (don't have
the time to migrate it).

Exact times:
| The proposed downtime window will start at 07:00 UTC on Saturday 18th
| August 2012 and last up to 12 hours (i.e. until 19:00 UTC).

--

-- 
Regards,
Olav
From: Chris Jones <chris.jones@...>
Subject: Upcoming downtime of Canonical hosted servers
Date: 2012-08-08 21:29:46 GMT
Hi

Canonical is in the process of moving out of one data centre and into
a new one.  Unfortunately due to circumstances outside of our control
we a) have a very short window in which to do the move and b) have
been unable to finalise the timing of the move up until now.
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Matthias Clasen | 9 Aug 18:47 2012
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GNOME 3.5.5 development release

The GNOME 3.5.5 development release is now available.

This release includes more of our planned features [1] and goals [2]:
a new lock screen, input method integration, printer and network panel
improvements,...
I will post screenshots of these soon, but if you want to try them out
yourself, you should go ahead and download this release, build it,
test it and let us know how  you like it.
Keep in mind that not all of these features are complete yet.

[1] http://live.gnome.org/ThreePointFive/Features
[2] https://live.gnome.org/GnomeGoals

To compile GNOME 3.5.5, you can the jhbuild [3] modulesets [4] (which
use the exact tarball versions from the official release):

 [3] http://library.gnome.org/devel/jhbuild/
 [4] http://download.gnome.org/teams/releng/3.5.5/

To study the detailed changed between the previous 3.5.4 release and
this release, go here:

core: http://download.gnome.org/core/3.5/3.5.5/NEWS
apps: http://download.gnome.org/apps/3.5/3.5.5/NEWS

The GNOME 3.5.5 release itself is available here:

core sources: http://download.gnome.org/core/3.5/3.5.5
apps sources: http://download.gnome.org/apps/3.5/3.5.5

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Olav Vitters | 31 Jul 18:07 2012
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svn.gnome.org is no more

Although we've migrated to Git a long time ago, we still had
svn.gnome.org up and running. I've killed svn.gnome.org just now. The
svn repository data is still available to sysadmins, but not how long
we'll keep it.
--

-- 
Regards,
Olav
Olav Vitters | 30 Jul 16:56 2012
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How to avoid the TextCha on the Wiki / live.gnome.org

To avoid needing to fill in that TextCha, make sure your wiki name is
listed on the following page:
  https://live.gnome.org/TrustedEditorGroup

Anyone on the page can add new people, so just ask someone on there to
add you. I added a bunch of names to the initial page (from
RecentChanges).

In case you're are not listed the old rules still apply:

When editing the wiki please do the following:
  Fill in the word 'gnome' at the top of the page!

This is called a TextCha and I added it to avoid all the spammers.
Unfortunately the wiki doesn't authenticate any email addresses, so this
crappy solution is the best I could figure out.

If this stops the scripts, I'll work on relaxing the TextCha (allowing
people to add themselves to a page to avoid the TextCha).

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-- 
Regards,
Olav
Olav Vitters | 29 Jul 13:25 2012
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TextCha on the Wiki / live.gnome.org

When editing the wiki please do the following:
  Fill in the word 'gnome' at the top of the page!

This is called a TextCha and I added it to avoid all the spammers.
Unfortunately the wiki doesn't authenticate any email addresses, so this
crappy solution is the best I could figure out.

If this stops the scripts, I'll work on relaxing the TextCha (allowing
people to add themselves to a page to avoid the TextCha).

--

-- 
Regards,
Olav
Luca Ferretti | 5 Jul 15:58 2012
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GNOME 3.5.3 development release

Ladies and Gentlemen,

the third update to the development cycle heading to GNOME 3.6 is
finally available. The big change in this unstable update is the brand
new API designed for Evolution Data Server, but it can't miss the
usual amount of bug fixing and feature additions and refinements. As
developer you'll enjoy new widgets from GTK+ (GtkSearchEntry and
GtkMenuButton), as user you'll delight the new Empathy interface, in a
pure GNOME3-ish style.

More details about changes and news are available here:

   core: http://download.gnome.org/core/3.5/3.5.3/NEWS
   apps: http://download.gnome.org/apps/3.5/3.5.3/NEWS

The GNOME 3.5.2 release itself is available here:

   core sources: http://download.gnome.org/core/3.5/3.5.3/
   apps sources: http://download.gnome.org/apps/3.5/3.5.3/

JHBuild modulesets to compile GNOME 3.5.3 by hand are available here

   http://download.gnome.org/teams/releng/3.5.2/

And now go straight to new development update, 3.5.4, planned July 18,
just a week before GUADEC.

WARNING! WARNING! WARNING!
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Andrea Veri | 5 Jul 15:32 2012
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DNS + Postfix Outage

DNS Outage
---

While upgrading the l10n.gnome.org machine, I hit a few issues while 
upgrading the bind9 package that was failing to restart for an openssl 
error. (which seems to be known, [1])

The same machine hosted our secondary DNS server but that wasn't a 
problem since our main host (clipboard) was actually up and running. 
Suddenly all the DNS zones got dropped and all GNOME services were 
actually unreachable. 

After a wider look at the Whois informations, we actually found out 
our old main DNS server (menubar) was still being listed as a 
nameserver, but no DNS services were hosted there anymore. (so 0 out 
of 2 DNS services were active)

We finally updated the zones information on menubar and restarted the 
DNS service while we actually wait the relevant folks to update Whois 
details with our new main DNS host.

Postfix Outage
---

As you may have noticed all the  <at> gnome.org mails weren't being 
delivered correctly (bugzilla, mailing lists, personal aliases etc.).

For some reason Amavisd was requesting Postix's data not through 
the usual localhost address (127.0.0.1) but using its public IP 
instead. (that will obviously fail since access is restricted to 
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