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).

--

-- 
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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Andrea Veri | 3 Jul 16:10 2012
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website-editors.gnome.org: Hacked.

Hi,

one of our hosted website has been hacked. The website-editors website 
was a leftover of some past experiments of moving www.gnome.org to 
Plone. For some reason the service has been kept up and running since 
several months without anyone looking at it, that means two things:

- the software has been left there unmaintained.
- no security fixes have been applied, thus the attackers used a 
  security hole on the Plone software to get access to the server.

We've been looking and reviewing the relevant log files and we 
didn't notice anything strange, but we plan to rebuild the machine 
really soon to be extremely sure no leftovers are there on the box 
anymore.

The host (socket) currently serves www.gnome.org, more details to come 
in the near future when it will be time to switch wgo to a new host.

--

-- 

Cheers,

Andrea

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

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Luca Ferretti | 28 Jun 03:02 2012
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Small delay for 3.5.3 release

Hi,

the 3.5.3 release will be a little late, in order to ship a working
and checked version of folks library (specifically its
evolution-data-server backend).
See https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=679009

Plus, here is a curious build issue against caribou, see
https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=678973

Cheers,
Luca
Luca Ferretti | 24 Jun 16:08 2012
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TARBALLS DUE: GNOME 3.5.3

Hello everyone,


tarballs due for GNOME 3.5.3 release are due on  2012-06-25 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.

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:

For a quick overview of the GNOME schedule, please see:

Thanks,
Luca
<div>
<p>Hello everyone,</p>
<div><br></div>
<div>tarballs due for GNOME 3.5.3 release are due on&nbsp;&nbsp;2012-06-25 before 23:59 UTC.</div>
<div><br></div>
<div>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.</div>
<div><br></div>
<div>For more information about 3.5, the full schedule, the official</div>
<div>module lists and the proposed module lists, please see our colorful 3.5</div>
<div>page:</div>
<div>&nbsp; <a href="http://www.gnome.org/start/unstable">http://www.gnome.org/start/unstable</a>
</div>
<div><br></div>
<div>For a quick overview of the GNOME schedule, please see:</div>
<div>&nbsp; <a href="http://live.gnome.org/Schedule">http://live.gnome.org/Schedule</a>
</div>
<div><br></div>
<div>Thanks,</div>
<div>Luca</div>
</div>
Andrea Veri | 19 Jun 18:29 2012
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DOWNTIME: blogs, extensions, bugzilla

Hi,

I am going to migrate the following databases back to our main Mysql 
machine (drawable):

- blogs.gnome.org
- extensions.gnome.org
- bugzilla.gnome.org

Those are currently hosted on a backup machine we used after 
drawable's RAID failure around two weeks ago. The machine has been 
fixed and the faulty hardware parts have been fixed by IBM. 
(everything seems to be back to normality and the I/O tests we ran 
looked fine)

I'll shutdown the above services to prevent any data loss during the 
migration, the maintenance will start in a few minutes as I luckily 
found some free time this evening for the migration to take place.

Thanks for your patience,

Andrea

Hi,

I am going to migrate the following databases back to our main Mysql 
machine (drawable):

- blogs.gnome.org
- extensions.gnome.org
- bugzilla.gnome.org

Those are currently hosted on a backup machine we used after 
drawable's RAID failure around two weeks ago. The machine has been 
fixed and the faulty hardware parts have been fixed by IBM. 
(everything seems to be back to normality and the I/O tests we ran 
looked fine)

I'll shutdown the above services to prevent any data loss during the 
migration, the maintenance will start in a few minutes as I luckily 
found some free time this evening for the migration to take place.

Thanks for your patience,

Andrea

Matthias Clasen | 6 Jun 23:45 2012
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GNOME 3.5.2 development release

Here is the second checkpoint on the way towards GNOME 3.6. This is
still an early development release, but we are starting to see the
first signs [1] of new features.
If this gets you excited, you should go ahead and download this
release, build it, test it and let us know how  you like it. We have
much more planned for 3.6 [2], so make sure to check in again for
3.5.3.

[1] http://blogs.gnome.org/mclasen/2012/06/06/gnome-3-5-2-sightings/
[2] http://live.gnome.org/ThreePointFive/Features

To compile GNOME 3.5.2, you can the jhbuild [2] modulesets [3] (which
use the exact tarball versions from the official release):

 [1] http://library.gnome.org/devel/jhbuild/
 [2] http://download.gnome.org/teams/releng/3.5.2/

To study the detailed changed between the previous 3.5.1 release and
this release, go here:

core: http://download.gnome.org/core/3.5/3.5.2/NEWS
apps: http://download.gnome.org/apps/3.5/3.5.2/NEWS

The GNOME 3.5.2 release itself is available here:

core sources: http://download.gnome.org/core/3.5/3.5.2
apps sources: http://download.gnome.org/apps/3.5/3.5.2

We are currently working on live image for painless testing. We'll
announce them when they are ready.

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

This release is a snapshot of early 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 3.5, 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

Gmane