Dennis Gilmore | 23 Jun 06:41 2016
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Reminder: Fedora 22 end of life 2016-07-19

Greetings.

This is a reminder email about the end of life process for Fedora 22.

Fedora 22 will reach end of life on 2016-07-19, and no further updates
will be pushed out after that time. Additionally, with the recent
release of Fedora 24, no new packages will be added to the Fedora 22
collection.

Please see https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/DNF_system_upgrade for more
information on upgrading from Fedora 22 to a newer release.

Dennis
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Matthew Miller | 21 Jun 15:47 2016
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Fedora 24 is here!


Today the Fedora Project is pleased to announce the general release of
Fedora 24. Download it now from our Get Fedora site:

 Workstation: https://getfedora.org/workstation/
 Server:      https://getfedora.org/server/
 Cloud:       https://getfedora.org/cloud/

 Spins:       https://spins.fedoraproject.org/
 Labs:        https://labs.fedoraproject.org/
 ARM:         https://arm.fedoraproject.org/

Another Step in the Fedora Journey
----------------------------------

The Fedora Project has embarked on a great journey... redefining what
an operating system should be for users and developers. Such innovation
does not come overnight, and Fedora 24 is one big step on the road to
the next generation of Linux distributions. But that does not mean that
Fedora 24 is some "interim" release; there are great new features for
Fedora users to deploy in their production environments right now!

Workstation
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The Fedora 24 Workstation release features GNOME 3.20, with many
usability improvements such as easier input device and printer
settings, a better search interface, shortcut windows for keyboard
commands, and more convenient music controls.

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Kevin Fenzi | 7 Jun 23:56 2016
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Information about increase of spam in Fedora Infrastructure

Greetings. 

Over the last few months there has been a large increase in spam
submitted to some Fedora Infrastructure services, mostly focused on
fedorahosted trac (wiki and tickets) and the Fedora project wiki.
(They have also begun targeting bugzilla.redhat.com, please report any
spams there to
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/enter_bug.cgi?product=Bugzilla&version=4.4)

To combat this flood of spam we have created an automated spam
detection and cleanup service called Basset (https://pagure.io/basset)

Basset hooks into our infrastructure in a number of places:

* Into the Fedora Account System (FAS). Basset may decide based on a
  number of factors that a new account does not appear legitimate and
  mark it 'spamcheck_denied' or 'spamcheck_manual' (it's not sure). New
  account holders that find themselves with this status should get an
  email asking them to mail accounts <at> fedoraproject.org to reset and
  retrain Basset. 

* Into trac ticket and wiki submissions. When spam tickets or wiki
  edits are noted, the user is moved to 'spamcheck_denied' status,
  their edits or tickets are deleted. If you see a spam ticket or wiki
  edit that is older than an hour or so please let us know and we can
  train Basset on it. Otherwise, please leave such tickets and edits
  alone, or Basset may mark your account as well for editing the spam. 

* Into other services soon as well that spammers may target. 

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Kevin Fenzi | 27 May 17:14 2016
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Planned Outage: database outage - 2016-05-27 21:00 UTC

 Planned Outage: database outage - 2016-05-27 21:00 UTC

 There will be an outage starting at 2016-05-27 21:00 UTC, which will
 last approximately 1 hour or less.

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

 date -d '2016-05-27 21:00 UTC'

 Reason for outage:

 We need to add disk space to one of our primary database servers. This
 will ensure it has sufficient space for the upcoming ramp up to Fedora
 24 Final release. This outage should be very short.

 Affected Services:

 fedocal
 fedora tagger
 kerneltest
 mailman3/hyperkitty
 koschei
 mirrormanager web interface
 fedora notifications service
 nuancier
 pdc
 pkgdb2
 badges
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Kevin Fenzi | 20 May 22:24 2016
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Planned Outage: Server reboots - 2016-05-25 21:00 UTC

 Planned Outage: Server reboots - 2016-05-25 21:00 UTC

 There will be an outage starting at 2016-05-25 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 '2016-05-25 21:00 UTC'

 Reason for outage:

 We will be updating and rebooting various servers. Services may be up
 and down during the outage window as particular hosts are updated and
 rebooted.

 Affected Services:

 Most services may see some small disruption during the outage window.

 Contact Information:

 Ticket Link: https://fedorahosted.org/fedora-infrastructure/ticket/5313

 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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Peter Robinson | 17 May 23:12 2016
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Announcing the release of Fedora 24 Beta for Power64!

The Fedora 24 Beta for Power64 is here, for our planned June final
release. For Beta we have Cloud and Docker base images.
Download the prerelease from our Get Fedora site:

-   Get Fedora 24 Beta Server: make use of the very latest server-based
    technologies available in the open source community
    https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora-secondary/releases/test/24_Beta/Server/ppc64
    https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora-secondary/releases/test/24_Beta/Server/ppc64le

-   Get Fedora 24 Beta Cloud: build scale-out computing and utilize the next
    generation of container deployment technology
    https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora-secondary/releases/test/24_Beta/CloudImages/ppc64/
    https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora-secondary/releases/test/24_Beta/CloudImages/ppc64le/
    https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora-secondary/releases/test/24_Beta/Docker/ppc64/images/
    https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora-secondary/releases/test/24_Beta/Docker/ppc64le/images/

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

The Beta release contains all the exciting features of Fedora 24's
editions in a form that anyone can help test. This testing, guided by
the Fedora QA team, helps us target and identify bugs from the Alpha
version. When most of 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
24 is expected in June. We need your help to make Fedora 24 the best
yet. 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 is a chance to improve the
experience for millions of Fedora users worldwide. This is a great
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Peter Robinson | 10 May 19:09 2016
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Announcing the release of Fedora 24 Beta for aarch64!

The Fedora 24 Beta for aarch64 is here, on schedule for our planned June final
release. For Beta we have added Cloud and Docker base images.
Download the prerelease from our Get Fedora site:

-   Get Fedora 24 Beta Server: make use of the very latest server-based
    technologies available in the open source community
    https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora-secondary/releases/test/24_Beta/Server/aarch64/

-   Get Fedora 24 Beta Cloud: build scale-out computing and utilize the next
    generation of container deployment technology
    https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora-secondary/releases/test/24_Beta/CloudImages/aarch64/
    https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora-secondary/releases/test/24_Beta/Docker/aarch64/images/

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

The Beta release contains all the exciting features of Fedora 24's
editions in a form that anyone can help test. This testing, guided by
the Fedora QA team, helps us target and identify bugs from the Alpha
version. When most of 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
24 is expected in June. We need your help to make Fedora 24 the best
yet. 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 is a chance to improve the
experience for millions of Fedora users worldwide. This is a great
opportunity for non-programmers to contribute back to fedora. Together,
we can make Fedora rock-solid. We have a culture of adding new features
to software and pushing fixes to the upstream developers at the same
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Dennis Gilmore | 10 May 16:03 2016
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Announcing the release of Fedora 24 Beta!

The Fedora 24 Beta is here, on schedule for our planned June final
release. Download the prerelease from our Get Fedora site:

-   Get Fedora 24 Beta Workstation: a reliable, user-friendly, and powerful
    operating system for your laptop or desktop computer
    https://getfedora.org/workstation/prerelease/ 

-   Get Fedora 24 Beta Server: make use of the very latest server-based
    technologies available in the open source community
    https://getfedora.org/server/prerelease/

-   Get Fedora 24 Beta Cloud: build scale-out computing and utilize the next
    generation of container deployment technology
    https://getfedora.org/cloud/prerelease/ 

-   Get Fedora 24 Beta Spins: alternative desktops for Fedora
    https://spins.fedoraproject.org/prerelease

-   Get Fedora 24 Beta Labs: curated bundles of purpose-driven software and
    content
    https://labs.fedoraproject.org/prerelease

-   Get Fedora 24 Beta ARM: Fedora tailored for running on ARM-based devices
    https://arm.fedoraproject.org/prerelease

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

The Beta release contains all the exciting features of Fedora 24's
editions in a form that anyone can help test. This testing, guided by
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Kevin Fenzi | 8 Apr 23:35 2016
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Planned Outage: Server reboots - 2016-04-13 21:00 UTC

 Planned Outage: Server reboots - 2016-04-13 21:00 UTC

 There will be an outage starting at 2016-04-13 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 '2016-04-13 21:00 UTC'

 Reason for outage:

 We will be applying updates and rebooting servers into the latest
 versions. Services may be up and down during the window as we reboot
 various services.

 Affected Services:

 All services may be affected.

 Contact Information:

 Ticket Link: https://fedorahosted.org/fedora-infrastructure/ticket/5227

 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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Dennis Gilmore | 29 Mar 15:52 2016
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Announcing the release of Fedora 24 Alpha!

The Fedora 24 Alpha is here, right on schedule for our planned June
final release. Download the prerelease from our Get Fedora site:

- Get Fedora 24 Alpha Workstation https://getfedora.org/en/workstation/
prerelease/
- Get Fedora 24 Alpha Server https://getfedora.org/en/server/prerelease/
- Get Fedora 24 Alpha Cloud https://getfedora.org/en/cloud/prerelease/
- Get Fedora 24 Alpha Spins https://spins.fedoraproject.org/prerelease 
- Get Fedora 24 Alpha Labs https://labs.fedoraproject.org/prerelease 
- Get Fedora 24 Alpha ARM https://arm.fedoraproject.org/prerelease 

What is the Alpha release?
--------------------------
The Alpha release contains all the features of Fedora 24'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 24 is expected in June.

If you take the time to download and try out the Alpha, you can check
and make sure the things that are important to YOU are working. Every
bug you find and report doesn't just help you, it improves the
experience of millions of Fedora users worldwide!

Together, we can make Fedora rock-solid. We have a culture of
coordinating new features and pushing fixes upstream as much as we
can, and your feedback improves not only Fedora, but Linux and Free
software as a whole.

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Remy DeCausemaker | 24 Mar 02:15 2016
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Announcing Fedora's Diversity Adviser and Newest Council Member: María “tatica” Leandro!

Fedorans,

As some of you may recall, Fedora added a new seat to the Fedora
Council for a Diversity Adviser.

It is with great pleasure that we do hereby announce, that this seat
has been filled by long-time Fedora contributor María “tatica”
Leandro!

https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/User:Tatica

The Fedora Diversity Adviser acts as a source of support and
information for all contributors and users, especially those from
underrepresented populations, so that issues of inclusion and equity
can be discussed and addressed with planning and strategy.

The Fedora Diversity Adviser 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 Adviser will also be the point of contact for Fedora’s
participation in third-party outreach programs and events.

Full description here: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Diversity_Adviser

To help communicate the responsibilities of the position, we asked
María a few questions about being the Diversity Adviser and any goals
she had as she begins her new position on the Fedora Community Blog.
Here is an excerpt:

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