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 http://fedora.danny.cz/s390/rebuild/koji-compare-f21.txt

The links to the actual release are here:

http://mirrors.fedoraproject.org/publiclist/Fedora/21/s390x/ or

directly at


Currently Fedora for s390x is available as the Server flavor (refer to
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Fedora.next 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
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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 https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Architectures/AArch64/Install_with_QEMU).

Installation Documentation & AArch64 Specific Bugs
Read the full release notes including installation documentation, architecture specific bugs and known
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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 https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/PowerPC/F21_PPC_release_announcement ]

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
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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 - http://ask.fedoraproject.org/

 Badges - https://badges.fedoraproject.org/
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Dennis Gilmore | 10 Dec 19:17 2014

Reminder: Fedora 19 end of life on 2015-01-06

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This is a reminder email about the end of life process for Fedora 19.

Fedora 19 will reach end of life on 2015-01-06, and no further updates
will be pushed out after that time. Additionally, with the recent
release of Fedora 21, no new packages will be added to the Fedora 19

Please see http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/DistributionUpgrades for more
information on upgrading from Fedora 19 to a newer release. 

Version: GnuPG v2

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Matthew Miller | 9 Dec 15:56 2014

Announcing Fedora 21!

Fedora 21 Release Announcement


The Fedora Project is pleased to announce the release of Fedora 21,
ready to run on your desktops, servers, and in the cloud. Fedora 21 is
a game-changer for the Fedora Project, and we think you're going to be
very pleased with the results.

Fedora.next and Fedora 21 Flavors

As part of the Fedora.next initiative, Fedora 21 comes in three
flavors: Cloud, Server, and Workstation -- whether you're using
Linux on your laptop, using Linux on your servers, or spinning up
containers or images in the cloud, we have what you need to be

Fedora 21 Base

Each of the flavors builds on the "base" set of packages for
Fedora. For instance, each flavor uses the same packages for the
kernel, RPM, Yum, systemd, Anaconda, and so forth.

The Base Working Group develops the standard platform for all
Fedora deliverables, which includes the installer, compose tools,
and basic platform for the other flavors. The Base set of packages
*is not* intended for use on its own, but is kept as a small,
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Matthew Miller | 18 Nov 01:33 2014

Elections for the Fedora Council now open!

Elections for the elected representative seats on the Fedora Council are now

Read interviews with each candidate

* http://fedoramagazine.org/council-elections-interview-with-langdon-white-langdon/
* http://fedoramagazine.org/council-elections-interview-with-pete-travis-randomuser/
* http://fedoramagazine.org/council-elections-interview-with-michael-scherer-misc/
* http://fedoramagazine.org/council-elections-interview-with-haikel-guemar-number80/
* http://fedoramagazine.org/council-elections-interview-with-rex-dieter-rdieter/

and cast your votes at


Voting is open to all Fedora Contributors, and closes promptly at 00:00 UTC
on November 26th. (That's the afternoon or evening of the 25th in timezones
to the west of the Prime Meridian, so don't delay.)

Read more about Fedora elections at


and about the new Fedora Council at 


We use range voting in this process — vote for as many or as few
candidates as you like on a sliding scale. The candidate receiving the
most votes will serve for a full year-long term; this election only,
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Matthew Miller | 4 Nov 21:47 2014

Fedora Council nominations for upcoming election now open

Hello everyone. The nomination period for very first Council elections
is now open. We will be selecting two seats on Council by popular vote.
If you are interested in serving Fedora in this way and want to become
part of Fedora history as member of the first Council, please add
yourself to the list of nominees at


before 23:59:59 UTC on November 10, 2014!

This election, we're encouraging nominees to run a (short, low-budget!)
election campaign — have a platform, blog, tweet, etc. Hire your own PR
team? Probably no need to go that far! At the end of the campaign
period, we're also going to run email-based interviews with each
candidate on Fedora Magazine.

If you have questions you'd like asked of candidates, please add them
to the <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Elections/Questionnaire> wiki
page. Nominees will answer these questions and the answers will be
published simultaneously on November 17th. Questions may be moderated
to fit Fedora Magazine interview format.

Elections schedule:

    November  4-10: Nomination period open.

           You may self-nominate. 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.
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Dennis Gilmore | 4 Nov 16:01 2014

Announcing the release of Fedora 21 Beta!

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The Fedora 21 beta release is here, and - as usual - is packed
with amazing improvements to Fedora, as well as fantastic free
and open source software, gently harvested for your enjoyment. No
bits were harmed in the making of this beta.

What is the Beta Release? 

The beta release is the last important milestone before the
release of Fedora 21. A Beta release is code-complete and bears a
very strong resemblance to the third and final release. Only
critical bug fixes will be pushed as updates up to the general
release of Fedora 21. The final release of Fedora 21 is
[https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/21/Schedule] expected in
early December. Meanwhile, download the beta of Fedora 21 and
help us make it even better:


We need your help to make Fedora 21 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 is a chance to improve the experience for 
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Kevin Fenzi | 3 Nov 18:59 2014

Planned Outage: System reboots - 2014-11-05 22:00 UTC

 Planned Outage: System reboots - 2014-11-05 22:00 UTC

 There will be an outage starting at 2014-11-05 22:00 UTC, which will
 last approximately 5 hours.

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

 date -d '2014-11-05 22:00 UTC'

 Reason for outage:

 We will be rebooting servers to roll up to the latest errata kernels.
 Outage times for any particular service should be short and spread out
 over the outage window as different systems are rebooted.

 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/
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Matthew Miller | 31 Oct 19:22 2014

Fedora Council elections schedule

We have a schedule for the election of the two at-large members for the
Fedora Council. Any Fedora contributor is eligible to run, and all are
eligible to vote. Two seats are currently open. (See the charter at
<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Council> for details of the new Council

These positions are of strategic importance, with a full voice in the
Council's consensus process. The primary function of the Council is to
identify community goals and to organize and enable the project to
achieve them. (See my Fedora Magazine article on planning at
These elected positions are an important avenue for direct community
input into this process, and the selection of good representatives is

The Council will be an active leadership body and all members will have
significant impact, and are expected to participate actively — to keep
up with current community issues, communicate regularly, and be able to
respond within a reasonable timeframe. We recognize that this level of
commitment is difficult for many community members with full-time jobs
not directly related to Fedora, and the intent is not to exclude those
contributors. At the same time, these positions will require a
meaningful commitment of time and responsiveness. If your other
obligations make this impossible, please consider suggesting candidacy
to other community members who you feel would be able to bring your
voice to the table.

Anyway, the schedule:

    November  4-10: Nomination period open.
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