Andre Klapper | 14 Sep 02:36 2012
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Propose new features for GNOME 3.8!

GNOME developers!

With GNOME 3.6 approaching fast, the release team asks you to come up
and discuss new platform-wide features to be added for GNOME 3.8!

Tell us your plans for the next six months here:

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

Proposed features must have an assignee working on them.
The proposal period is planned to end in about a month (around Oct 22).

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 module 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_3.8

Thanks a lot!,
andre
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Toms | 13 Sep 10:31 2012
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So long and thanks for all the fish! (hamster moving to github)

Hello all!

I would like to thank the GNOME foundation for including hamster in gnome 5 years ago.
It gave the project unprecedented exposure and the army of translators made sure it is available in all the major languages.
A huge thanks for that!

But now we are moving to github:

Right now it's just the code, but i plan to move over also bugs and start releasing versions there.


Reasoning:
The gnome infrastructure is functioning perfectly fine. Just it doesn't have the horsepower that is driving github and can't possibly compete with all the development there.
Apart from that, the hope that hamster will become core part of the desktop didn't come true.

So, hey hey, thanks again, and keep up the good work!

Toms
<div>
<div>Hello all!</div>
<div><br></div>
<div>
<div>I would like to thank the GNOME foundation for including hamster in gnome 5 years ago.</div>
<div>It gave the project unprecedented exposure and the army of translators made sure it is available in all the major languages.</div>
</div>
<div>A huge thanks for that!</div>
<div><br></div>
<div>But now we are moving to github:</div>
<div><a href="https://github.com/projecthamster/hamster">https://github.com/projecthamster/hamster</a></div>
<div><br></div>
<div>Right now it's just the code, but i plan to move over also bugs and start releasing versions there.</div>
<div><br></div>
<div><br></div>
<div>Reasoning:</div>
<div>The gnome infrastructure is functioning perfectly fine. Just it doesn't have the horsepower that is driving github and can't possibly compete with all the development there.</div>
<div>Apart from that, the hope that hamster will become core part of the desktop didn't come true.</div>
<div><br></div>
<div>So, hey hey, thanks again, and keep up the good work!</div>
<div><br></div>
<div>Toms</div>
</div>
Javier Jardón | 9 Sep 19:57 2012
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GNOME 3.5.91 second beta release

Hello all,

the second beta release of development cycle heading to GNOME 3.6 is
finally available.

Remember that we are in "The Freeze" period: UI Freeze,
Feature Freeze, and API/ABI Freeze 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/3.5/3.5.91/NEWS
   apps: http://download.gnome.org/apps/3.5/3.5.91/NEWS

The GNOME 3.5.91 release itself is available here:

   core sources: http://download.gnome.org/core/3.5/3.5.91/
   apps sources: http://download.gnome.org/apps/3.5/3.5.91/

JHBuild modulesets to compile GNOME 3.5.91 by hand are available here

   http://download.gnome.org/teams/releng/3.5.91/

And now go straight to new development update, 3.5.92, planned
September 19

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
purposes. GNOME uses odd minor version numbers to indicate development
status.

For more information about 3.6, the full schedule, the official module
lists and the proposed module lists, please see our colourful 3.6
page:
   http://www.gnome.org/start/unstable

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

KNOWN ISSUES
--------------------------

Due to recent changes in webkitgtk 1.9.91 (to fix a api break),
Evolution fails to build.
The fix is already available in evolution git repository, so expect a
working tarball for 3.5.92.

For a more detailed list of known and relevant bugs, see our blocker
bugs list for 3.6 on bugzilla:
   http://goo.gl/kgj2h

Hope you enjoy it

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Frederic Peters | 5 Sep 14:41 2012
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String Freeze

Hello all,

The string freeze has set in, no string changes may be made without
confirmation from the i18n team and notification to release team,
translation team, and documentation team. From this point, developers
should concentrate on stability and bug-fixing. Translators can work
without worrying that the original English strings will change, and
documentation writers can take accurate screenshots. For the string
freezes explained, and to see which kind of changes are not covered by
freeze rules, check this page:
  http://live.gnome.org/TranslationProject/HandlingStringFreezes.

It's also important to make sure that your module's po/POTFILES.in and
po/POTFILES.skip are correct and uptodate and that no source files are
lacking from these files.

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

Cheers,

        Fred
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).

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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
purposes. GNOME uses odd minor version numbers to indicate development
status.

For more information about 3.6, the full schedule, the official module
lists and the proposed module lists, please see our colourful 3.6
page:
   http://www.gnome.org/start/unstable

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

KNOWN ISSUES
--------------------------

Due to recent changes in webkitgtk 1.9.90 related to auto-generate DOM
bindings, Evolution fails to build. We hope developers will be able to
fix this ASAP in our git repository and provide working packages for
3.5.91 release. Other packages (for instance anjuta and
gnome-color-manager) may suffer of similar issues related to change
not yet available in tarball releases.
For a more detailed list of known and relevant bugs, see our blocker
bugs list for 3.6 on bugzilla:
   http://goo.gl/kgj2h

Happy coding and testing,
Luca

PS personal special thanks to Mr Gnu Screen, Lady Open Ssh and the
not-so-ubiquitous Doc Umts.
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

Tarballs are due on 2012-08-20 before 23:59 UTC for the GNOME 3.5.90
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 3.5.90. 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!

New APIs must be fully documented

Writing of release notes begins

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,
_______________________________________________
release-team@...
https://mail.gnome.org/mailman/listinfo/release-team
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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).

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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.

The move may require downtime for some services hosted in the old data
centre, including 2 GNOME servers:

 * cobalt (socket.gnome.org, www.gnome.org)
 * boron (GNOME l10n server, known as "progress")

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).

While we expect the downtime to be considerably less than 12 hours,
these are obviously fairly prominent services, so we are looking to
determine how acceptable the downtime is, and what we can do to
migrate the services in a way that reduces the impact?

Cheers,

-- 
Chris Jones
  cmsj@...
   www.canonical.com

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.

The move may require downtime for some services hosted in the old data
centre, including 2 GNOME servers:

 * cobalt (socket.gnome.org, www.gnome.org)
 * boron (GNOME l10n server, known as "progress")

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).

While we expect the downtime to be considerably less than 12 hours,
these are obviously fairly prominent services, so we are looking to
determine how acceptable the downtime is, and what we can do to
migrate the services in a way that reduces the impact?

Cheers,

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   www.canonical.com

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

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. There are some known issues, such as this empathy build
problem: https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=681489.

For more information about 3.5, the full schedule, the official module
lists and the proposed module lists, please see our colourful 3.5
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
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.
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Gmane