Frederic Peters | 21 Mar 15:51 2013
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GNOME 3.7.92 Release Candidate!

Hello all,

Here's a GNOME release candidate for you, your last chance to make 3.8
the best it can get; so go and download 3.7.92, there's a live image,
or you can go the fun way and build all modules by yourself; whichever
way you choose, we count on you testing it in the smallest details.

  http://download.gnome.org/misc/testing/GNOME-3.7.92.iso

To compile GNOME 3.7.92, you can use the jhbuild modulesets published
by the release team (which use the exact tarball versions from the
official release).

  http://library.gnome.org/devel/jhbuild/
  http://download.gnome.org/teams/releng/3.7.92/

We remind you we are string frozen, no string changes may be made
without confirmation from the l10n team (gnome-i18n <at> ) and notification
to both the release team and the GNOME Documentation Project
(gnome-doc-list <at> ).

Hard code freeze is also in place, no source code changes can be made
without approval from the release-team.  Translation and documentation
can continue.

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

   core: http://download.gnome.org/core/3.7/3.7.92/NEWS
   apps: http://download.gnome.org/apps/3.7/3.7.92/NEWS

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Petr Kovar | 19 Mar 22:46 2013
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Fedora's GNOME 3.8 Test Day on Thursday

GNOME users, developers and friends!

On Thursday, 21 March 2013, we are running GNOME 3.8 Test Day,
organized by the Fedora QA team with the help of the GNOME & Fedora
communities.

The purpose of the Test Day is to ensure that the upcoming GNOME
3.8 release is working as smoothly as possible in Fedora 19. Everybody is
encourage to join us. Fixes for any bugs found at the Test Day will land in
upstream GNOME for the benefit of all distributions.

For more information on the Test Day, read the original announcement:

https://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/test-announce/2013-March/000625.html

More details are available on the GNOME 3.8 Test Day wiki page:

https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Test_Day:2013-03-21_Gnome_3.8

Thanks,
Petr Kovar
Frederic Peters | 15 Mar 17:07 2013
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TARBALLS DUE: GNOME 3.7.92 release candidate + HARD CODE FREEZE

Hello all,

That was fast, we are already reaching 3.7.92, you get to roll
tarballs on Monday, try not to be late. Also that will be the last
chance to get your fixes in, after that: hard code freeze, e.g. you
will have to require a big bunch of approvals to get changes in.

Let's repeat:

Tarballs are due on 2013-03-18 before 23:59 UTC for the GNOME 3.7.92
rc 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 3.7.92. 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!

We will be entering the hard code freeze: this is a late freeze to
avoids sudden last-minute accidents which could risk the stability
that should have been reached at this point.  No source code changes
are allowed without approval from the release team, but translation
and documentation should continue. Simple build fixes are, of course,
allowed without asking.

For more information about 3.7, the full schedule, the official
module lists and the proposed module lists, please see our colorful 3.7
page:
   http://www.gnome.org/start/unstable
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Andre Klapper | 12 Mar 17:31 2013
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Propose new features for GNOME 3.10!

GNOME developers and maintainers!

The release team asks you to come up and discuss new platform-wide
features to be added for GNOME 3.10 (in September 2013)!

Tell us your plans for the next six months here:

      https://live.gnome.org/ThreePointNine/Features

Proposed features must have an assignee working on them.
The proposal period is planned to end in about a month.

Feature proposals are about the core desktop, hence this does not affect
features on a per-module basis. Still we *highly* encourage you to
communicate your plans for your projects early. 
In case of doubt: Better announce too much than not enough!
Take two minutes and add your plans here:

      https://live.gnome.org/RoadMap#GNOME_3.10

Thanks a lot for your help!
andre
--

-- 
Andre Klapper  |  ak-47@...
http://blogs.gnome.org/aklapper/

Piñeiro | 8 Mar 12:39 2013

GNOME 3.7.91 beta development release

Hi,

the second beta release of development cycle heading to GNOME 3.8 is
finally available.

With this release we are officially now in "The String Freeze" [1] (that
stacks with all the current freezes):

 - String Freeze: no string changes may be made without confirmation
from the l10n team (gnome-i18n <at> ) and notification to both the release
team and the GDP (gnome-doc-list <at> ).

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

   core: http://download.gnome.org/core/3.7/3.7.91/NEWS
   apps: http://download.gnome.org/apps/3.7/3.7.91/NEWS

The GNOME 3.7.91 release itself is available here:

   core sources: http://download.gnome.org/core/3.7/3.7.91/
   apps sources: http://download.gnome.org/apps/3.7/3.7.91/

JHBuild modulesets to compile GNOME 3.7.91 by hand are available here

   http://download.gnome.org/teams/releng/3.7.91/

Check the Smoketesting document [1] for instructions about how to
compile and test GNOME with these modulesets.

Some notes on this release:
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Javier Jardón | 26 Feb 16:57 2013
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GNOME 3.7.90 beta development release

Hi,

the first beta release of development cycle heading to GNOME 3.8 is
finally available.
Sorry for the delay, some technical and personal problems make the release to
take more time than expected.
With this release we are officially now in "The Freeze" [1]:

- UI Freeze: No UI changes may be made without approval from the
release-team and
      notification to gnome-doc-list <at> gnome.org;
- Feature Freeze: new functionality is implemented now; API/ABI Freeze
for 3.7.x:
      Developer APIs should be frozen at this point;
- String Change Announcement Period: All string changes must be
announced to both
      gnome-i18n <at> gnome.org and gnome-doc-list <at> gnome.org.

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

   core: http://download.gnome.org/core/3.7/3.7.90/NEWS
   apps: http://download.gnome.org/apps/3.7/3.7.90/NEWS

The GNOME 3.7.90 release itself is available here:

   core sources: http://download.gnome.org/core/3.7/3.7.90/
   apps sources: http://download.gnome.org/apps/3.7/3.7.90/

JHBuild modulesets to compile GNOME 3.7.90 by hand are available here

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Andrea Veri | 14 Feb 16:39 2013
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NFS OUTAGE: 15th Feb, 14:00 - 16:30 GMT+1

Hi,

I've finally finished to move all the files from our old main NFS node to the new one. The switch will happen tomorrow, the services involved:

- /home/users
- /ftp
- /mailman (mail archives)

The services involved will be shutdown to prevent any data loss during the move, I'll make sure to run an extra rsync before switching to the new machine. 

Have an awesome day!

--
Cheers,

Andrea

Debian Developer,
Fedora / EPEL packager,
GNOME Sysadmin,
GNOME Foundation Membership & Elections Committee Chairman

Homepage: http://www.gnome.org/~av
<div><div dir="ltr">
<div>Hi,</div>
<div><br></div>
<div>I've finally finished to move all the files from our old main NFS node to the new one. The switch will happen tomorrow, the services involved:</div>
<div>
<br>
</div>
<div>- /home/users</div>
<div>- /ftp</div>
<div>- /mailman (mail archives)</div>
<div><br></div>The services involved will be shutdown to prevent any data loss during the move, I'll make sure to run an extra rsync before switching to the new machine.&nbsp;<div>
<br>
</div>
<div>Have an awesome day!<br clear="all"><div><br></div>-- <br>Cheers,<br><br>Andrea<br><br>Debian Developer,<br>Fedora / EPEL packager,<br>GNOME Sysadmin,<br>GNOME Foundation Membership &amp; Elections Committee Chairman<br><br>Homepage: <a href="http://www.gnome.org/~av" target="_blank">http://www.gnome.org/~av</a>
</div>
</div></div>
Andrea Veri | 12 Feb 19:01 2013
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Re: Bugzilla OUTAGE: Tomorrow, 11:30 - 16:00 GMT+1

The test reported success, I'll start the whole process tomorrow 13th Feb 2013, from 10:00 to 14:00 GMT+1. Bugzilla will be shutdown during that time for not losing bugs history.

Have an awesome day and thanks a lot for your patience,


2013/2/12 Andrea Veri <av <at> gnome.org>
Hi,

unfortunately the database restore didn't work as expected, we tried importing directly the relevant /var/lib/mysql/bugs directory to speed things up and avoid the use of mysqldump for dumping and restoring the database. (apparently doing that with an InnoDB database is a no way) I'm currently trying a restore of our nightly generated database checking for an average amount of time for the whole process to happen.

Bugzilla.gnome.org has been activated again in the meantime, please look for an additional outage announcement soon.

Thanks a lot for your patience and understanding,


2013/2/11 Andrea Veri <av-rDKQcyrBJuzYtjvyW6yDsg@public.gmane.org>
Hi,

as you may remember the Bugzilla's Database got migrated from drawable (our main Mysql node) to combobox (another GNOME machine ideally meant for VMs + NFS) after an hardware issue a few months ago [1]. 

Unfortunately we can't keep the database where it is now anymore, our main NFS node (container) is going out of space [2] and moving mysqld away from combobox is a needed move.

That said, the migration will happen tomorrow from 11:30 to 16:00 GMT+1, the service will be shutdown to prevent data loss. The amount of time specified above is approximative, the outage can take just a few hours if we won't run in any particular issue. (/me crosses fingers)

Thanks a lot for your patience and, as always, please look for a follow up to this e-mail when the service will be restored.


--
Cheers,

Andrea

Debian Developer,
Fedora / EPEL packager,
GNOME Sysadmin,
GNOME Foundation Membership & Elections Committee Chairman

Homepage: http://www.gnome.org/~av



--
Cheers,

Andrea

Debian Developer,
Fedora / EPEL packager,
GNOME Sysadmin,
GNOME Foundation Membership & Elections Committee Chairman

Homepage: http://www.gnome.org/~av



--
Cheers,

Andrea

Debian Developer,
Fedora / EPEL packager,
GNOME Sysadmin,
GNOME Foundation Membership & Elections Committee Chairman

Homepage: http://www.gnome.org/~av
<div>
<div dir="ltr">The test reported success, I'll start the whole process tomorrow 13th Feb 2013, from 10:00 to 14:00 GMT+1. Bugzilla will be shutdown during that time for not losing bugs history.<div><br></div>
<div>
Have an awesome day and thanks a lot for your patience,</div>
</div>
<div class="gmail_extra">
<br><br><div class="gmail_quote">2013/2/12 Andrea Veri <span dir="ltr">&lt;<a href="mailto:av@..." target="_blank">av <at> gnome.org</a>&gt;</span><br><blockquote class="gmail_quote">
<div dir="ltr">Hi,<div><br></div>
<div>unfortunately the database restore didn't work as expected, we tried importing directly the relevant /var/lib/mysql/bugs directory to speed things up and avoid the use of mysqldump for dumping and restoring the database. (apparently doing that with an InnoDB database is a no way)&nbsp;I'm currently trying a restore of our nightly generated database checking for an average amount of time for the whole process to happen.</div>

<div><br></div>
<div>
<a href="http://Bugzilla.gnome.org" target="_blank">Bugzilla.gnome.org</a> has been activated again in the meantime, please look for an additional outage announcement soon.</div>
<div><br></div>
<div>
Thanks a lot for your patience and understanding,</div>
</div>
<div class="HOEnZb"><div class="h5">
<div class="gmail_extra">
<br><br><div class="gmail_quote">2013/2/11 Andrea Veri <span dir="ltr">&lt;<a href="mailto:av@..." target="_blank">av@...</a>&gt;</span><br><blockquote class="gmail_quote">
<div dir="ltr">
<div>Hi,</div>
<div><br></div>
<div>as you may remember the Bugzilla's Database got migrated from drawable (our main Mysql node) to combobox (another GNOME machine ideally meant for VMs + NFS) after an hardware issue a few months ago [1].&nbsp;</div>

<div><br></div>
<div>Unfortunately we can't keep the database where it is now anymore, our main NFS node (container) is going out of space [2] and moving mysqld away from combobox is a needed move.</div>
<div>
<br>
</div>
<div>That said, the migration will happen tomorrow from 11:30 to 16:00 GMT+1, the service will be shutdown to prevent data loss.&nbsp;The amount of time specified above is approximative, the outage can take just a few hours if we won't run in any particular issue. (/me crosses fingers)</div>

<div><br></div>
<div>Thanks a lot for your patience and, as always, please look for a follow up to this e-mail when the service will be restored.</div>
<br clear="all"><div>[1]&nbsp;<a href="https://mail.gnome.org/archives/foundation-list/2012-June/msg00001.html" target="_blank">https://mail.gnome.org/archives/foundation-list/2012-June/msg00001.html</a>
</div>

<div>[2]&nbsp;<a href="https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=693151" target="_blank">https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=693151</a>
</div>
<span><div><br></div>-- <br>Cheers,<br><br>Andrea<br><br>Debian Developer,<br>Fedora / EPEL packager,<br>
GNOME Sysadmin,<br>GNOME Foundation Membership &amp; Elections Committee Chairman<br><br>Homepage: <a href="http://www.gnome.org/~av" target="_blank">http://www.gnome.org/~av</a>
</span>
</div>
</blockquote>
</div>
<br><br clear="all"><div><br></div>-- <br>Cheers,<br><br>Andrea<br><br>Debian Developer,<br>Fedora / EPEL packager,<br>GNOME Sysadmin,<br>GNOME Foundation Membership &amp; Elections Committee Chairman<br><br>Homepage: <a href="http://www.gnome.org/~av" target="_blank">http://www.gnome.org/~av</a>
</div>
</div></div>
</blockquote>
</div>
<br><br clear="all"><div><br></div>-- <br>Cheers,<br><br>Andrea<br><br>Debian Developer,<br>Fedora / EPEL packager,<br>GNOME Sysadmin,<br>GNOME Foundation Membership &amp; Elections Committee Chairman<br><br>Homepage: <a href="http://www.gnome.org/~av" target="_blank">http://www.gnome.org/~av</a>
</div>
</div>
Andrea Veri | 11 Feb 21:34 2013
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Bugzilla OUTAGE: Tomorrow, 11:30 - 16:00 GMT+1

Hi,

as you may remember the Bugzilla's Database got migrated from drawable (our main Mysql node) to combobox (another GNOME machine ideally meant for VMs + NFS) after an hardware issue a few months ago [1]. 

Unfortunately we can't keep the database where it is now anymore, our main NFS node (container) is going out of space [2] and moving mysqld away from combobox is a needed move.

That said, the migration will happen tomorrow from 11:30 to 16:00 GMT+1, the service will be shutdown to prevent data loss. The amount of time specified above is approximative, the outage can take just a few hours if we won't run in any particular issue. (/me crosses fingers)

Thanks a lot for your patience and, as always, please look for a follow up to this e-mail when the service will be restored.


--
Cheers,

Andrea

Debian Developer,
Fedora / EPEL packager,
GNOME Sysadmin,
GNOME Foundation Membership & Elections Committee Chairman

Homepage: http://www.gnome.org/~av
<div><div dir="ltr">
<div>Hi,</div>
<div><br></div>
<div>as you may remember the Bugzilla's Database got migrated from drawable (our main Mysql node) to combobox (another GNOME machine ideally meant for VMs + NFS) after an hardware issue a few months ago [1].&nbsp;</div>
<div><br></div>
<div>Unfortunately we can't keep the database where it is now anymore, our main NFS node (container) is going out of space [2] and moving mysqld away from combobox is a needed move.</div>
<div>
<br>
</div>
<div>That said, the migration will happen tomorrow from 11:30 to 16:00 GMT+1, the service will be shutdown to prevent data loss.&nbsp;The amount of time specified above is approximative, the outage can take just a few hours if we won't run in any particular issue. (/me crosses fingers)</div>
<div><br></div>
<div>Thanks a lot for your patience and, as always, please look for a follow up to this e-mail when the service will be restored.</div>
<br clear="all"><div>[1]&nbsp;<a href="https://mail.gnome.org/archives/foundation-list/2012-June/msg00001.html">https://mail.gnome.org/archives/foundation-list/2012-June/msg00001.html</a>
</div>
<div>[2]&nbsp;<a href="https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=693151">https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=693151</a>
</div>
<div><br></div>-- <br>Cheers,<br><br>Andrea<br><br>Debian Developer,<br>Fedora / EPEL packager,<br>
GNOME Sysadmin,<br>GNOME Foundation Membership &amp; Elections Committee Chairman<br><br>Homepage: <a href="http://www.gnome.org/~av" target="_blank">http://www.gnome.org/~av</a>
</div></div>
Matthias Clasen | 10 Feb 05:35 2013
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GNOME 3.7.5 development release

The GNOME 3.7.5 development release is now available.

This release includes more of our planned features [1] and goals [2]:
ownCloud support in gvfs, improved network configuration, infinite
scrollback in Empathy, more complete classic mode, ... You should go
ahead and download this release, build it, test it and let us know how
 you like it. Keep in mind that some features are not complete yet.

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

To compile GNOME 3.7.5, 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/3.7.5/

To study the detailed changed between the previous 3.7.4 release and
this release, go here:

core: http://download.gnome.org/core/3.7/3.7.5/NEWS
apps: http://download.gnome.org/apps/3.7/3.7.5/NEWS

The GNOME 3.7.5 release itself is available here:

core sources: http://download.gnome.org/core/3.7/3.7.5
apps sources: http://download.gnome.org/apps/3.7/3.7.5

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

GNOME uses odd minor version numbers to indicate development status.

This release is a snapshot of early development code. Although it is
buildable and usable, it is primarily intended for testing and hacking
purposes.

For more information about 3.7, the full schedule, the official module
lists and the proposed module lists, please see our colourful 3.7
page:
   http://www.gnome.org/start/unstable

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

Cheers,
Matthias Clasen
Frederic Peters | 4 Feb 11:22 2013
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TARBALLS DUE: GNOME 3.7.5

Hello all,

Many of us were at FOSDEM and we failed to send the announcement
before but you knew it was coming, here's the call for tarballs
for GNOME 3.7.5!

Tarballs are due on 2013-02-04 before 23:59 UTC for the GNOME 3.7.5
unstable 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 3.7.5. 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!

For more information about 3.7, the full schedule, the official
module lists and the proposed module lists, please see our colorful 3.7
page:
   http://www.gnome.org/start/unstable

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

Cheers,

        Fred

Gmane