5tFTW: LinuxCon, Fedora Governance/Leadership, Design FAD, F21 Alpha Freeze, and Fedora in Linux Pro Magazine (2014-08-19)
Matthew Miller <mattdm <at> mattdm.org>
2014-08-22 16:59:18 GMT
Reposted from <http://fedoramagazine.org/5tftw-2014-08-19/>.
Fedora is a big project, and it’s hard to follow it all. This series
highlights interesting happenings in five different areas every week. It
isn’t comprehensive news coverage — just quick summaries with links to
each. Here are the five things for August 19th, 2014 (actually posted on
the 22nd, because sometimes life is like that):
You may have noticed that this nominally-Tuesday update is actually
appearing on *Friday*. That’s because I’m at LinuxCon North America in
Chicago, and I kept thinking "I’ll have a few minutes to work on that…"
and it turns out, nope.
In any case, a lot of cool stuff going on here, and a lot of Fedora
positivity. My talk on Fedora.next was well-attended and (I think!)
well-received, with a lot of good questions and feedback. There were
also some great related sessions, including Joe Brockmeier’s talk about
Project Atomic (with a Fedora-based live demo), and in general a *lot*
of Fedora users all around.
Fedora Governance and Leadership Structure
I mentioned last week that there was a session on the future of Fedora
governance and leadership at our big Flock conference. As noted last
week, Flock is great for high-bandwidth discussion but not the right
place to actually make decisions, because we can’t possibly get all of
the community in one place (as much as I’d like to!). So, now, there’s
an important followup discussion on the board-discuss list. This
affects us all, so *your* participation is important.
Fedora "Design.next" Activity Day
The Fedora Design Team is organizing a Fedora Activity Day (which we
casually call a "FAD") for January 2015. See the FAD wiki page and
mailing list thread for details. It will be held at the Red Hat
headquarters near Boston, Massachusetts, and as as with all Premier
Fedora Events some travel funding may be available as needed. The
Design Team is an awesome, friendly group with an easy join process,
and if you’d like to get involved and help design the visual and user
experience future of the Fedora, now’s a great time.
Fedora 21 Alpha Freeze: Any minute now!
Fedora Release Engineering is still working out some kinks in the
process, and dealing with a mass rebuild required by a glibc
compatibility break, but we expect to have that settled *really soon
now*. That means that we’ll go into Alpha Freeze as soon as a test
compose is available. (You may see people referring to a "TC" — that’s
what we’re talking about.) All of this will be announced to the
devel-announce mailing list, (which you should be subscribed to if
you’re interested in following this sort of thing, even if you’re not a
Fedora in Linux Pro Magazine
Last week, we noted the Free from XP special edition from Linux New
Media, featuring Fedora. Fedora *also* features in Linux Pro Magazine’s
Issue #166, with articles on the Cinnamon and Mate desktops
environments, and the Fedora Robotics Suite included on the DVD. This
is available for order online now and should be in stores soon.
Vacation Next Week
I’ll be on vacation next week (and largely offline — time for a break
after a month of travel and conferences!). Since this "Tuesday" update
is running at the end of the week anyway, I think we’ll just have a
5tFTW hiatus, and I’ll update on *all of the things* in early
Matthew Miller mattdm <at> mattdm.org <http://mattdm.org/>
Fedora Project Leader mattdm <at> fedoraproject.org <http://fedoraproject.org/>
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