Dennis Gilmore | 21 Apr 15:57 2015
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Announcing the release of Fedora 22 Beta!

Fedora 22 Beta Release Announcement
===================================

The Fedora 22 Beta release has arrived, with a preview of the latest
free and open source technology under development. Take a peek inside!

-   [Get Fedora 22 Beta
    Workstation](https://getfedora.org/en/workstation/prerelease/)
-   [Get Fedora 22 Beta
    Server](https://getfedora.org/en/server/prerelease/)
-   [Get Fedora 22 Beta
    Cloud](https://getfedora.org/en/cloud/prerelease/)
-   [Get Fedora 22 Beta
    Spins](https://spins.fedoraproject.org/prerelease)

What is the Beta release?
-------------------------

The Beta release contains all the exciting features of Fedora 22's
editions in a form that anyone can help test. This testing, guided by
the [Fedora QA team](https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/QA), helps us
target and identify bugs. When these bugs are fixed, we make a Beta
release available. A Beta release is meant to be feature complete and
bears  a very strong resemblance to the third and final release. 
The final release of Fedora 22 is expected in May.

We need your help to make Fedora 22 the best release yet, so please take
some time to download and try out the Beta and make sure the things that
are important to you are working. If you find a bug, please report
it – every bug you uncover (and/or help fix!) is a chance to improve
(Continue reading)

Ruth Suehle | 10 Apr 18:08 2015
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FLOCK: Things you should do!

1. Register!
Only 70 people have registered so far. What are you waiting for?
https://register.flocktofedora.org/

2. Submit a talk!
We've extended the deadline to May 2. Get those talk proposals in!
https://register.flocktofedora.org/

3. Reserve your hotel room!
The deadline is July 16, but that doesn't mean you should wait until the last minute. It doesn't cost anything to reserve.
https://resweb.passkey.com/go/FLOCK2015

We're exploring some really fun options for evening events right now, so I hope to be able to tell you about those soon. Keep an eye on the website, which in the next few days I'll be updating with information about Rochester.

Ruth
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Peter Robinson | 30 Mar 23:45 2015
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Announcing the release of Fedora 22 Alpha for AARCH64 and POWER64!

Fedora 22 Alpha Release Announcement
====================================

The Fedora 22 Alpha release for the AARCH64 and POWER 64 secondary architectures
has arrived, with a preview of the latest free and open source technology under
development. Take a peek inside!

  • Get Fedora 22 Alpha Server
    https://getfedora.org/en/server/prerelease/https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora-secondary/releases/test/22_Alpha/Server/

What is the Alpha release?
==========================

The Alpha release contains all the exciting features of Fedora 22's
editions in a form that anyone can help test. This testing, guided by
the Fedora QA team, helps us target and identify bugs. When these bugs
are fixed, we make a Beta release available. A Beta release is
code-complete and bears a very strong resemblance to the third and
final release. The final release of Fedora 22 is expected in May.

We need your help to make Fedora 22 the best release yet, so please
take some time to download and try out the Alpha and make sure the
things that are important to you are working well. If you find a bug,
please report it – every bug you uncover is a chance to improve the
experience for millions of Fedora users worldwide.

Together, we can make Fedora 22 another rock-solid release. We have a
culture of coordinating new features and pushing fixes upstream as much
as feasible, and your feedback will help improve not only Fedora but
Linux and free software on the whole.

Fedora 22 Server
================

The Fedora 22 Server Edition brings several changes that will improve
Fedora for use as a server in your environment.

  • Database Server Role: Fedora 21 introduced Rolekit, a daemon for
    Linux systems that provides a stable D-Bus interface to manage
    deployment of server roles. The Fedora 22 release adds onto that
    work with a database server role based on PostgreSQL.

  • Cockpit Updates: The Cockpit Web-based management application has
    been updated to the latest upstream release which adds many new
    features as well as a modular design for adding new functionality.

Issues and Details
==================

This is an Alpha release. As such, we expect that you may encounter
bugs or missing features. To report issues encountered during testing,
contact the Fedora QA team via the test mailing list or in #fedora-qa
on freenode.

As testing progresses, common issues are tracked on the Common F22 Bugs
page: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Common_F22_bugs

For tips on reporting a bug effectively, read "how to file a bug
report:" https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/How_to_file_a_bug_report

Release Schedule
================

The full release schedule is available on the Fedora wiki:
https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/22/Schedule

The current schedule calls for a beta release in the middle of April,
and a final release in the second half of May.

These dates are subject to change, pending any major bugs or issues
found during the development process.
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Matthew Miller | 18 Mar 23:01 2015

Help Fedora find a Diversity Advisor


<http://fedoramagazine.org/help-fedora-find-a-diversity-advisor/>

Increased diversity is crucial to the future of open source. A range of
contributors from varying backgrounds brings broader experience to the
table, which makes for healthier projects — and ultimately better
software. To make Fedora a more diverse community, the Fedora Council
(our new governance and leadership body) has an open position for a
Diversity Advisor, and we need your help to find the perfect person for
this role.

What does a Diversity Advisor do?
---------------------------------

The Fedora Diversity Advisor will lead initiatives to assess and
promote equality and inclusion within the Fedora contributor and user
communities, and will develop project strategy on diversity issues. The
Diversity Advisor will also be the point of contact for Fedora’s
participation in third-party outreach programs and events.

What’s happening now?
---------------------

We’re forming a search committee to find the most awesome and
incredible human being for the job — and this message is the invitation
to join that committee.

In earlier conversations, we’ve talked about the various benefits of
asking someone within the project to fill the role vs. inviting someone
from the outside, with experience in open source and communities but
not necessarily deeply with Fedora. There clearly are benefits and
disadvantages either way, and we’re open to either one. We’d like the
search committee to include both perspectives (as well as of course
different backgrounds and expertise with minority groups). That way, if
we choose someone external, we can feel confident that people with a
longer history within the project back the choice (and, indeed, were
part of making it); and if we choose someone from within Fedora, that
we also have the benefit of outside perspective in doing so.

How can I help?
---------------

If you’re interested in helping with the search, please email me at
<mattdm <at> fedoraproject.org> with answers to the following questions
(and/or anything else you’d like to say). I’ll share responses
confidentially with other members of the Fedora Council, and we’ll form
the committee from there.

1.  Why do you believe diversity and inclusion are important for Fedora,
    and why do you want to join the search team for Fedora’s Diversity
    Advisor?

2.  What specific minority group(s) or issues can you offer insight
    about? What perspectives, experiences, or knowledge about diversity
    and inclusion could you share as a member of the search team?

3.  To give us further insight, feel free to provide names and contact
    information for up to three people who can speak to your passion,
    interest, or experience with diversity and inclusion.

Please send responses by March 31st, 2015, so we can get the search
underway. We will leave actual details of how the search will work up
to the searchers. It may end up that someone with interest in being on
the search team will also be the best candidate; the Council doesn’t
see that as a problem. And, it may be that the committee will want to
continue to exist after the search, in an advisory role or as part of
an action team, but we also don’t want to raise barriers by making that
an initial obligation.

Note that the Diversity Advisor currently an unpaid, volunteer
position. I personally hope we can change that in the future, but we
also wanted to take the steps we can *now* to make progress. This is
not a token role; it carries full participation in Council consensus
for any and all project issues relevant to diversity.

Please share!
-------------

Please share this invitation with anyone you think might be interested,
both within Fedora and outside of Fedora in relevant communities. Thank
you!

-- 
Matthew Miller
<mattdm <at> fedoraproject.org>
Fedora Project Leader
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Dennis Gilmore | 10 Mar 15:02 2015
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Announcing the release of Fedora 22 Alpha!

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Fedora 22 Alpha Release Announcement
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The Fedora 22 Alpha release has arrived, with a preview of the latest
free and open source technology under development. Take a peek inside!

  • Get Fedora 22 Alpha Workstation
    https://getfedora.org/en/workstation/prerelease/

  
  • Get Fedora 22 Alpha Server
    https://getfedora.org/en/server/prerelease/

  
  • Get Fedora 22 Alpha Cloud
    https://getfedora.org/en/cloud/prerelease/

  
  • Get Fedora 22 Alpha Spins
    https://spins.fedoraproject.org/prerelease


What is the Alpha release?
==========================

The Alpha release contains all the exciting features of Fedora 22's
editions in a form that anyone can help test. This testing, guided by
the Fedora QA team, helps us target and identify bugs. When these bugs
are fixed, we make a Beta release available. A Beta release is
code-complete and bears a very strong resemblance to the third and
final release. The final release of Fedora 22 is expected in May.

We need your help to make Fedora 22 the best release yet, so please
take some time to download and try out the Alpha and make sure the
things that are important to you are working well. If you find a bug,
please report it – every bug you uncover is a chance to improve the
experience for millions of Fedora users worldwide.

Together, we can make Fedora 22 another rock-solid release. We have a
culture of coordinating new features and pushing fixes upstream as much
as feasible, and your feedback will help improve not only Fedora but
Linux and free software on the whole.

Fedora 22 Cloud
===============

The Fedora 22 Cloud Edition builds on the work completed during the
Fedora 21 cycle, and brings in a number of improvements that make
Fedora 22 a superb choice for running Linux in the cloud.

Ready for the Fedora 22 release, we have:

  • The latest versions of rpm-ostree and rpm-ostree-toolbox. You can
    even use rpm-ostree-toolbox to generate your own Atomic hosts from
    a custom set of packages.

  • A Vagrant image for Fedora 22 Atomic Host and Cloud Images. We're
    supplying Vagrant boxes that work with KVM or VirtualBox, so users
    on Fedora will be able to easily consume the Vagrant images with
    KVM, and users on Mac OS X or Windows can use the VirtualBox image.

  • Tunir: A new, lightweight Continuous Integration (CI) tool for
    rapid testing of cloud images. While being driven by the need for
    simple CI for the Cloud Working Group, it's generic enough to be
    used by anyone to configure and run jobs/tests on their local
    system.

Fedora 22 Server
================

The Fedora 22 Server Edition brings several changes that will improve
Fedora for use as a server in your environment.

  • Database Server Role: Fedora 21 introduced Rolekit, a daemon for
    Linux systems that provides a stable D-Bus interface to manage
    deployment of server roles. The Fedora 22 release adds onto that
    work with a database server role based on PostgreSQL.

  • Cockpit Updates: The Cockpit Web-based management application has
    been updated to the latest upstream release which adds many new
    features as well as a modular design for adding new functionality.

Fedora 22 Workstation
=====================

As always, Fedora carries a number of improvements to make life better
for its desktop users! Here's some of the goodness you'll get in Fedora
22 Workstation edition.

Enhancements:

  • The GNOME Shell notification system has been redesigned and
    subsumed into the calendar widget.
  • The Terminal now notifies you when a long running job completes.
  • The login screen now uses Wayland by default. This is a step
    towards replacing X with Wayland, and users should not actually
    notice the difference.
  • Installation of GStreamer codecs, fonts, and certain document types
    is now handled by Software, instead of gnome-packagekit.
  • The Automatic Bug Reporting Tool (ABRT) now features better
    notifications, and uses the privacy control panel in GNOME to
    control information sent.

Appearance:

  • The Nautilus file manager has been improved to use GActions, from
    the deprecated GtkAction APIs, for a better, more consistent
    experience.
  • The GNOME Shell has a refreshed theme for better usability.
  • The Qt/Adwaita theme is now code complete, and Qt notifications
    have been improved for smoother experience using Qt-based apps in
    Workstation.

Under the covers:

  • The libinput library is now used for both X11 and Wayland for
    consistent input device handling.

Spins

  • Plasma 5, the successor to KDE Plasma 4, is now the default
    workspace in the Fedora KDE spin.

  • The Xfce spin has been updated to Xfce 4.12 just in time for the
    Alpha release. This release has an enormous number of improvements,
    including HiDPI support, improvements to window tiling, support for
    Gtk3 plugins, and many improvements for multi-monitor support.

Issues and Details
==================

This is an Alpha release. As such, we expect that you may encounter
bugs or missing features. To report issues encountered during testing,
contact the Fedora QA team via the test mailing list or in #fedora-qa
on freenode.

As testing progresses, common issues are tracked on the Common F22 Bugs
page: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Common_F22_bugs


For tips on reporting a bug effectively, read "how to file a bug
report:" https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/How_to_file_a_bug_report


Release Schedule
================

The full release schedule is available on the Fedora wiki:
https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/22/Schedule


The current schedule calls for a beta release in the middle of April, 
and a final release in the second half of May.

These dates are subject to change, pending any major bugs or issues
found during the development process.
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Kevin Fenzi | 9 Mar 23:10 2015

Planned Outage: Server reboots - 2015-03-11 21:00 UTC

 Planned Outage: Server reboots - 2015-03-11 21:00 UTC

 There will be an outage starting at 2015-03-11 21:00 UTC, which will
 last approximately 4 hours.

 To convert UTC to your local time, take a look at
 http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Infrastructure/UTCHowto
 or run:

 date -d '2015-03-11 21:00 UTC'

 Reason for outage:

 We will be rebooting servers to apply pending updates. Downtime for any
 one service should be minimal, but services may be up and down during
 the outage window.

 Affected Services:

 Ask Fedora - http://ask.fedoraproject.org/

 Badges - https://badges.fedoraproject.org/

 BFO - http://boot.fedoraproject.org/

 Blockerbugs - https://qa.fedoraproject.org/blockerbugs/

 Bodhi - https://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/

 Buildsystem - http://koji.fedoraproject.org/

 GIT / Source Control - pkgs.fedoraproject.org

 Darkserver - https://darkserver.fedoraproject.org/

 DNS - ns-sb01.fedoraproject.org, ns02.fedoraproject.org,
 ns04.fedoraproject.org, ns05.fedoraproject.org

 Docs - http://docs.fedoraproject.org/

 Elections - https://admin.fedoraproject.org/voting

 Email system

 Fedmsg busmon - http://apps.fedoraproject.org/busmon

 Fedora Account System - https://admin.fedoraproject.org/accounts/

 Fedora Community - https://admin.fedoraproject.org/community/

 Fedora Calendar - https://apps.fedoraproject.org/calendar/

 Fedora Hosted - https://fedorahosted.org/

 Fedora OpenID - https://id.fedoraproject.org/

 Fedora People - http://fedorapeople.org/

 Main Website - http://fedoraproject.org/

 Mirror List - https://mirrors.fedoraproject.org/

 Mirror Manager - https://admin.fedoraproject.org/mirrormanager/

 Package Database - https://admin.fedoraproject.org/pkgdb/

 QA Services

 Secondary Architectures

 Spins - http://spins.fedoraproject.org/

 Start - http://start.fedoraproject.org/

 Torrent - http://torrent.fedoraproject.org/

 Wiki - http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/

 Contact Information:

 Ticket Link: https://fedorahosted.org/fedora-infrastructure/ticket/4681

 Please join #fedora-admin or #fedora-noc on irc.freenode.net or add
 comments to the ticket for this outage above.
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Stephen Gallagher | 18 Feb 16:16 2015
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Fedora Proposals for Google Summer of Code 2015 due *TOMORROW*

Sorry for the obscenely short-notice folks. This year's GSoC application
was left unintentionally untended. I've started putting together a
Proposal page at
https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Summer_coding_ideas_for_2015

If you are interested in mentoring a student this summer on your
project, please add your name and a description of the project no later
than tomorrow so I can submit the proposal on Friday.
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Jaroslav Reznik | 4 Feb 13:25 2015
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FESCo Elections results

Greetings, all!

The elections for FESCo - January 2015 have concluded, and the results
are shown below.

A total of 283 ballots were cast, meaning a candidate could accumulate
up to 1981 votes (283 * 7).

The results for the elections are as follows:

  # votes |  name
- --------+----------------------
    1427  | Kevin Fenzi
    1247  | Adam Jackson
     919  | Tomas Hozza
     818  | Parag Nemade
     617  | Debarshi Ray
- --------+----------------------
     540  | Alberto Ruiz
     441  | David King

Number of voters 	283
Number of votes 	1204
Maximum of votes 	1981

Congratulations to the winning candidates, and thank you all
candidates for running this elections!

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Jaroslav Reznik | 3 Feb 13:10 2015
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Cast your vote - FESCo elections closes today!

Hi everyone,
this is a friendly reminder that today is the last chance to vote
in the FESCo elections - great opportunity for everyone to steer 
future Fedora's development. Voting closes promptly at 2015-02-03
23:59 UTC.

Go to https://admin.fedoraproject.org/voting/ and cast your vote!

If you're still undecided, we have two new interviews available:
* Alberto Ruiz http://bit.ly/18JS1zZ
* Adam Jackson http://bit.ly/1DsyqgK

(And it's worth reading even you already voted)

The other Fedora Magazine interviews:
* Kevin Fenzi http://bit.ly/16r7NPl
* Tomas Hozza http://bit.ly/1Cspprd
* Debarshi Ray http://bit.ly/1z7IasJ
* Parag Nemade http://bit.ly/1HRSI9T
* David King http://bit.ly/1K6ZshQ

Jaroslav
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Ruth Suehle | 29 Jan 11:00 2015
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The Fedora Store is live!

It's been a long time coming, but we now have a store for Fedora-branded items!

https://redhat.corpmerchandise.com/ProductList.aspx?did=20588

It's a part of the Red Hat Cool Stuff Store because that was the easiest way for us to be able to maintain an inventory. The list of available items is currently four (a pub glass, a t-shirt, a cap, and a water bottle) as a test. The best way you can help fill the store with more items is to buy the things that are there to prove that people want Fedora-branded goodies. So get shopping!

Ruth
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Jaroslav Reznik | 27 Jan 01:01 2015
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FESCo elections are open

Greetings,
FESCo elections are now open and we're looking for five new
committee members. Elections closes promptly at 23:59 UTC
on February 3rd. Don't forget to vote!

To cast your vote, go to:
https://admin.fedoraproject.org/voting

Read more about Fedora elections at

  https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Elections

and about the new FESCo at

  http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Development/SteeringCommittee

We use range voting in this process — vote for as many or as
few candidates as you like on a sliding scale.

Note: we were planning Env and Stacks WG elections too but
as number of candidates was the same as open seats, Env and
Stacks group decided not to run elections this time and
accept all candidates as committee members. See the announce-
ment from Honza Horak.

The Fedora Magazine interviews got delayed as we were waiting
for more questions being asked from the community. If you
need it to make your decision, please check magazine later. 

Jaroslav 

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