Stephen Gallagher | 18 Feb 16:16 2015

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

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

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

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 and cast your vote!

If you're still undecided, we have two new interviews available:
* Alberto Ruiz
* Adam Jackson

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

The other Fedora Magazine interviews:
* Kevin Fenzi
* Tomas Hozza
* Debarshi Ray
* Parag Nemade
* David King


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Ruth Suehle | 29 Jan 11:00 2015

The Fedora Store is live!

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

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!


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Jaroslav Reznik | 27 Jan 01:01 2015

FESCo elections are open

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:

Read more about Fedora elections at

and about the new FESCo at

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. 



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Jaroslav Reznik | 13 Jan 10:26 2015

FESCo and Env and Stacks WG upcoming elections nominations are open

Hello everyone!
The nomination period for FESCo and Environments and Stacks Working
Group Elections is now open.

We will be selecting five seats on FESCo [1] and four seats on Env and
Stacks Working Group [2]. If you are interested in these roles, please
add yourself to the lists of nominees at [1] and [2] before 23:59:59
UTC on January 19, 2015!  If you wish to nominate someone else, please
consult with that person ahead of time. If you know someone who would
be a good candidate, now is a great time to make sure they're thinking
about it.

If you have questions you'd like asked of candidates, please add them
to the <> wiki
page. Nominees will answer these questions and the answers will be
published simultaneously on January 26th as part of campaign period.
Questions may be moderated to fit Fedora Magazine interview format.

No FAmSCo elections are held this time as FAmSCo is discussing the
new committee format.

Elections schedule:
* January 13-19: Nomination period open
* January 20-26: "Campaign" period.
* January 27 - February 03: Voting open
* February 04: Results announcement 

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Kevin Fenzi | 6 Jan 17:17 2015

Fedora 19 End of Life

As of 6th of January 2014, Fedora 19 has reached its end of life for
updates and support. No further updates, including security updates,
will be available for Fedora 19. A previous reminder was sent on
December 10th [0].

Fedora 20 will continue to receive updates until approximately one
month after the release of Fedora 22.  The maintenance schedule of
Fedora releases is documented on the Fedora Project wiki [1].  The
Fedora Project wiki also contains instructions [2] on how to upgrade
from a previous release of Fedora to a version receiving updates.



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Dan Horák | 18 Dec 13:32 2014

Fedora 21 for IBM System z release

Hello everyone,

Fedora 21 GA release for the IBM System z (s390x) is here. This time
only 9 days after primary release. The difference against primary
Fedora is smaller than it was in Fedora 20, but we are still missing
packages related to nodejs (v8 engine not publicly ported to s390x) or
golang (but work is being done on gcc-go, so this should change in the
future) and most of ocaml modules (native port would be required). For
details see

The links to the actual release are here: or

directly at

Currently Fedora for s390x is available as the Server flavor (refer to for more information). The
first directory contains the installation tree as well as one DVD ISO
with the complete release. There are plans on adding Cloud flavor in
the future, but it depends on s390x support in several related
projects. Everything as usual contains, well, everything. :)

For general Fedora documentation please see

and Fedora 21 common bugs are documented at

Additional information about known issues, the current progress and
state for future release, where and how the team can be reached and
just anything else Fedora on IBM System z related can be found here:

For architecture specific release notes, please read it as there are
changes in the interactive installation process. It's a wiki so don't
hesitate to add your knowledge there. You can find useful information
also in the previous release notes linked from the current ones. 

More information about Fedora on IBM System z can be found at

Our team got expanded during the last year so my thanks also go to the
other team members and to everyone involved in making this happen!

Your Fedora/s390x Maintainers

Dan Horák
Senior Software Engineer, Secondary Architectures Team Lead

Red Hat Czech s.r.o., Purkyňova 99, 612 45 Brno

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Paul Whalen | 17 Dec 22:47 2014

Announcing Fedora 21 for AArch64!

Announcing Fedora 21 for AArch64

The Fedora ARM Team is pleased to announce the release of Fedora 21 for AArch64, ready to run on your next
generation servers. Fedora 21 is a game-changer for the Fedora Project, and we think you're going to be
very pleased with the results. The Fedora 21 AArch64 release includes a bootable DVD, net installation
media, and an installation tree.

Highlights in the Fedora 21 AArch64 Release

Fedora 21 Server
The Fedora Server flavor is a common base platform that is meant to run featured application stacks, which
are produced, tested, and distributed by the Server Working Group. Want to use Fedora as a Web server, file
server, database server, or platform for an Infrastructure-as-a-Service? Fedora 21 Server is for you.

Supported Hardware
* Applied Micro X-Gene (Mustang)
* Advanced Micro Devices Opteron A1100 (Seattle)

All systems boot with UEFI via grub2, and Device Tree by default.  Optional ACPI device enumeration is also available.

Software Emulation using QEMU is also being developed in Rawhide (see

Installation Documentation & AArch64 Specific Bugs
Read the full release notes including installation documentation, architecture specific bugs and known
issues :

Fedora 21 Common Bugs 
This page documents common bugs in Fedora 21 and, if available, fixes or workarounds for these problems. If
you find your problem in this page, please do not file a bug for it, unless otherwise instructed. Where
appropriate, a reference to the current bug(s) in Bugzilla is included.

Getting Involved with Fedora ARM & AArch64
Please join us on the IRC in #fedora-arm channel on Freenode or on our mailing list
( There are many ways to contribute and all
efforts are appreciated!


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Dan Horák | 17 Dec 17:40 2014

Fedora 21 for Power Now Available

[ The latest version of this announcement can be found online
at ]

We can say with great certainty Fedora for Power is pleased to announce
the release of Fedora 21.

Download this leading-edge, free and open source operating system now:

Detailed information about the Fedora 21 release which Fedora for Power
is based on can be seen in the release notes:

== Supported Hardware ==

IBM POWER servers are the only systems fully supported by Fedora for
Power at this time. All the bare metal, PowerVM and PowerKVM
environments should work equally.

OpenPOWER systems might work, but they weren't tested.

Apple MacPPC systems are not supported, have not been tested and it is
expected the installer won't work. Please see the mailing list possible

== Power-Specific Features ==

In addition to all of the standard Fedora 21 features, Fedora 21 for
Power also has the following changes:

- The installer for Fedora for Power is available as the Server flavor
- The Little Endian variant of the architecture has been added under
the identifier ppc64le.
- Support for 32-bit packages has been removed. 

== Maturity and Advanced Features ==

Sometimes it's not the big, new features that make a user's experience
better; it's the little enhancements or long-awaited tricky features
that really help make a new release the bee's knees. Fedora for Power
inherits all enhancements and changes from Fedora 21.

== Power-specific Known Bugs ==

- KVM guest installation on virtio disk is not possible (bug 1153080),
please select virtio-scsi or ibmvscsi in your guest definiton ... 

== Fedora Project Documentation and Common Bugs ==

Read the full release notes for Fedora 21, guides for several
languages, and learn about known bugs and how to report new ones:

    Fedora 21 common bugs are documented at:

This page includes information on several known non-blocker bugs in
Fedora 21, please be sure to read it before installing!

== Future Fedora for Power Development ==

Currently Fedora for Power is available as the Server flavor as the
outcome from the project. For the future we plan to expand
this offering also with the Cloud and Workstation flavors.

== Contributing to The Fedora Project ==

We hope that you're excited to have Fedora 21 in your hands and are
looking forward to using it and exploring its new features and many
improvements over Fedora 20. But that's not all! Fedora never stands
still, we're always working towards a new and better release and
sharing our work with the world. Want to be part of the fun? It's easy
to get involved!

There are many ways to contribute to Fedora, even if it's just bug
reporting. You can also help translate software and content, test and
give feedback on software updates, write and edit documentation, design
and do artwork, help with all sorts of promotional activities, and
package free software for use by millions of Fedora users worldwide. To
get started, visit today!

== Contributing to Fedora for Power ==

More information on Fedora for Power can be found at To get involved in testing and
development of Fedora for Power, join us on IRC in #fedora-ppc on
Freenode, on the ppc mailing list, or on the general secondary mailing

on behalf of the Fedora for Power team, 
best regards,

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Kevin Fenzi | 11 Dec 20:10 2014

Planned Outage: Updates and Migrations - 2014-12-15, 2014-12-16, 2014-12-17 22UTC

Planned Outage: Updates and Migrations - 2014-12-15, 2014-12-16, 2014-12-17 22UTC

 There will be 3 outages, each starting at 22UTC on 2014-12-15,
 2014-12-16, and 2014-12-17 which will last approximately 4 hours.

 To convert UTC to your local time, take a look at
 or run:

 date -d '2014-12-15 22:00 UTC'

 Reason for outage:

 2014-12-15 - We will be updating servers and rebooting them with the
 latest updates.

 2014-12-16 - We will be migrating database servers to RHEL7 and ansible

 2014-12-17 - We will be migrating various other virthosts and
 instances to RHEL7 and ansible deployed.

 Affected Services:

 All services may be affected in the outage window, although we will try
 and keep downtime for any one service to a minimum.

 Ask Fedora -

 Badges -

 BFO -

 Blockerbugs -

 Bodhi -

 Buildsystem -

 GIT / Source Control -

 Darkserver -

 DNS -,,,

 Docs -

 Elections -

 Email system

 Fedmsg busmon -

 Fedora Account System -

 Fedora Community -

 Fedora Calendar -

 Fedora Hosted -

 Fedora OpenID -

 Fedora People -

 Main Website -

 Mirror List -

 Mirror Manager -

 Package Database -

 QA Services

 Secondary Architectures

 Spins -

 Start -

 Torrent -

 Wiki -

 Unaffected Services:

 Contact Information:

 Ticket Link:

 Please join #fedora-admin or #fedora-noc on or add
 comments to the ticket for this outage above

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