Election Results for Fedora Board, FAmSCo, and FESCo seats

Theo kết quả bầu cử vừa được công bố, các chức danh chính trong cộng đồng Fedora đã được cộng đồng bầu ra một cách dân chủ, bao gồm các chức danh trong: Fedora Board, FESCoFAmSCo.

Danh sách thắng cử chính thức bao gồm:

  • Fedora Board: Matthew Garrett, Josh Boyer, và Eric Christensen.
  • FESCo: Kevin Fenzi, Bill Nottingham, Tomáš Mráz, Matthew Miller, và Peter Jones.
  • FAmSCo: Jiri Eischmann, Christoph Wickert, Luis Enrique Bazán De León, và Robert Mayr.

Các thành viên kể trên sẽ tại nhiệm trong khoảng thời gian 1 năm, tương ứng với 2 phiên bản sắp tới (20, 21) của Fedora.

Chi tiết xem tại: https://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/announce/2013-June/003166.html

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Announcing the release of Fedora 19 Beta

We’ve opened the box for the Fedora 19 “Schrödinger’s Cat” beta release and confirmed it’s alive! Ready to purr at the latest free and open source technology? Download it now:

**** What is the Beta release? ****

The Beta release is the last important milestone before the release of Fedora 19. Only critical bug fixes will be pushed as updates, leading up to the general release of Fedora 19. Join us in making Fedora 19 a solid release by downloading, testing, and providing your valuable feedback.

Of course, this is a beta release, meaning that some problems may still be lurking. A list of the problems we already know about is found at the Common F19 bugs page, seen here:

Fedora 19 Beta’s default configuration allows applications and users with administrative privileges to install signed packages from the official Fedora repositories (but no other packages) without authentication or confirmation. This was inherited from PackageKit upstream, is not Fedora’s intended behavior, and will not be the case for the Fedora 19 final release. More details on this issue and the planned behavior for the final release can be found at
https://fedorahosted.org/fesco/ticket/1115 .

**** Features ****

Fedora 19 continues our long tradition of bringing the latest technologies to open source software users. No matter what you do with open source, Fedora 19 has the tools you need to help you get things done.

A complete list with details of each new feature is available here:

=== Make new things ===

Would you like to play? Whether you’re a developer, maker, or just starting to learn about open source development, we have what you need to bring your ideas to reality. Here’s a peek at some of our new tools:

  • 3D modelling and printing are enabled through a variety of tools, including OpenSCAD, Skeinforge, SFACT, Printrun, and RepetierHost. By bringing 3D printing tools into Fedora, you can get started with what’s ready-to-go in the repositories without having to download binary blobs or run Python code from git.
  • OpenShift Origin makes it easy for you to build your own Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) infrastructure, allowing you to enable others to easily develop and deploy software.
  • node.js is a popular Javascript-based platform for those building scalable network applications or real-time apps across distributed devices.  Also included is the npm package manager, providing access to over 20,000 programs and libraries available under free and open source licenses.
  • Ruby 2.0.0, just released in February, comes to Fedora while maintaining source-level backwards compatibility with your Ruby 1.9.3 software. Also included: a custom Ruby loader for easy switching of interpreters.
  • MariaDB, a community-developed fork of MySQL, is the default implementation of MySQL in Fedora 19, offering users a truly open MySQL implementation.

=== Get things done ===

  • Federated VOIP means Fedora users can make calls using a user@domain address with the same convenience as email.
  • CUPS has been updated to the latest upstream release, using PDF rather than PostScript as the baseline document format.

=== Learn ===

  • Developer’s Assistant is great for those new to development or even new to Linux, this tool helps you to get started on a code project with templates, samples, and toolchains for the languages of your choice. Bonus: It lets you publish directly to GitHub.

=== Deploy, Monitor, and Manage ===

Make your machines work for you–not the other way around. Whether you have one or “one too many” machines, Fedora 19 helps you boot manage your systems and enables you to be proactive with tools for diagnosis, monitoring, and logging.

  • Syslinux optional boot tool integration brings you optional, simplified booting of Fedora. We have added support for using syslinux instead of GRUB via kickstart and plan to add a hidden option in Anaconda installer as well. syslinux is especially ideal for images used in cloud environments and virt appliances where the advanced features of GRUB are not needed.
  • Among other systemd enhancements in this release, systemd Resource Control lets you modify your service settings without a reboot by dynamically querying and modifying resource control parameters at runtime.
  • Kerberos administrators will enjoy an easier experience, thanks to Fedora 19 removing the need for Kerberos clients to sync their clocks or to have reverse DNS records carefully setup for services. In addition, it provies Kerberos-enabled, LDAP replicated, two-factor authentication for FreeIPA.
  • OpenLMI is a common infrastructure for the management of Linux systems that makes remote management of machines much simpler.

**** Desktop Environments and Spins ****

=== GNOME 3.8 ===

GNOME 3.8 brings new applications such as clock and improvements to the desktop including privacy and sharing settings, ordered search, frequent applications overview, and additionally provides the ability to enable a “classic mode” for a user experience similar to GNOME 2 built out of a collection of GNOME Shell extensions. Refer to https://help.gnome.org/misc/release-notes/3.8/ for more details.

=== KDE Plasma Workspaces 4.10 ===

A modern, stable desktop environment, KDE Plasma Workspaces 4.10 includes new features for printing and screenlocking, better indexing of files, and improved accessibility features.  Refer to http://www.kde.org/announcements/4.10/ for more details.

=== Spins ===

Spins are alternate versions of Fedora.  In addition to various desktop environments for Fedora, spins are also available as tailored environments for various types of users via hand-picked application sets or customizations. You can read more about Fedora’s Spins here:

Interest-specific Spins include the Design Suite Spin, the Robotics Spin, and the Security Spin, among others. Other available desktop environments, in addition to the GNOME 3.8 desktop which is shipped in the default version of Fedora 19, as well as those highlighted above, include Xfce, Sugar on a Stick, and LXDE.

To see all of the Official Fedora 19 Release Spins, see the Fedora 19 Release Spins link: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/19/Spins

Nightly composes of alternate Spins are available here:

**** Contributing ****

We can’t build Fedora inside a box. We need your help! Bug reports are especially helpful–if you encounter any issues, please report them!

Fedora is a fantastic, friendly community, and we have many ways in which you can contribute, including documentation, marketing, design, QA, and development.

To learn how to help us, visit:

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Election Season Begins: Fedora Board, FESCo, FAmSCo, and Fedora 20 naming election process

It is time again to begin Fedora’s election season. This announcement contains information regarding the Fedora 20 Naming Election, as well as the Fedora Board, Fedora Engineering Steering Committee (FESCo), and Fedora Ambassadors Steering Committee (FAmSCo) elections.

** Fedora 20 Naming Election **

The suggestion period for names for Fedora 20 is now open (May 15, 2013), and will end promptly at the end of the day on May 22, 2013 (23:59:59 UTC). So run – don’t “paws” – and get your suggestion in for the next Fedora release name.


Fine Print:

You *must* follow the instructions and guidelines at the page listed above if you want your name to be considered. For instance, there must be an “is-a” link between the name “Schrödinger’s Cat” (from Fedora 19) and the name you suggest. That link must be different than previous links for Fedora release names. Names of living people and well-known  trademarks will likely be rejected as well.

You can also find full schedule details for the release naming process on the above page. For those of you interested in reviewing the history of Fedora release names, there exists an appropriately named wiki page for doing so: http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/History_of_Fedora_release_names

** Fedora Board, FESCo, and FAmSCo Elections **

The nomination period for elections for the Fedora Board, FAmSCo (Fedora Ambassador Steering Committee), and FESCo (Fedora Engineering Steering Committee) is now open, and will conclude at the end of day, May 25, 2013 (23:59:59 UTC).

This election cycle will fill the following seats for a one-year period:
* Fedora Board: 3 elected seats (2 additional seats will be appointed according to schedule)
* FESCo (Fedora Engineering Steering Committee): 5 elected seats
* FAmSCo (Fedora Ambassadors Steering Committee): 4 elected seats

Full information about the committee elections, including the elections schedule, and links to where one may nominate, can be seen here:

Additionally, the elections questionnaire is NOW OPEN for adding questions which will be posed to candidates for the listed groups. Following the closing of the questionnaire, candidates will be asked to answer questions relevant to the position for which they are seeking election. Questions may be added until May 23, 2013 (you guessed it – 23:59:59 UTC). Questions should be added here: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Elections/Questionnaire

Further information regarding each body’s election follows below. As always, I encourage everyone to consider serving in an elected seat, or to encourage others that they feel would represent Fedora well to run for election.

Finally: I’d like to send a special thank-you to Ankur Sinha for once again helping to coordinate elections and the elections schedule. Your work here is greatly appreciated!

== Fedora Board ==
This election cycle will fill three elected seats for the Board (seats E3, E4, and E5). Two appointed seats (A3 and A4) will also be filled this cycle.


== FESCo ==
This cycle will see candidates elected to five open seats in the Fedora Engineering Steering Committee. For information on the nominations and elections, see:


== FAmSCo ==
This election cycle will see candidates elected to fill four open seats on the Fedora Ambassadors Steering Committee.  For more information, refer to:




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Fedora 19 Beta status is Go, release on May 28, 2013

At the Fedora 19 Beta Go/No-Go Meeting that just occurred, it was agreed to Go with the Fedora 19 Beta by Fedora QA, FPL, FPGM and development.

Fedora 19 Beta will be publicly available on Tuesday, May 28, 2013.

Many thanks to everyone who helped with this release, as Viking-Ice said, dont let Schrödinger’s Cat escape the Beta bag!

Meeting details can be seen here:
Minutes: http://bit.ly/10qjdJg
Log: http://bit.ly/13Mytkr

Reminder: the Readiness meeting follows Go/No-Go meeting at 19:00 UTC, please join us to make sure we are well coordinated for the release!


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Pidora 18 (Raspberry Pi Fedora Remix) Release

We’re excited to announce the release of Pidora 18 — an optimized Fedora Remix for the Raspberry Pi.
It is based on a brand new build of Fedora for the ARMv6 architecture with greater speed and includes packages from the Fedora 18 package set.

There are some interesting new features we’d like to highlight:

  • Almost all of the Fedora 18 package set available via yum (thousands of packages were built from the official Fedora repository and made available online)
  • Compiled specifically to take advantage of the hardware already built into the Raspberry Pi
  • Graphical firstboot configuration (with additional modules specifically made for the Raspberry Pi)
  • Compact initial image size (for fast downloads) and auto-resize (for maximum storage afterwards)
  • Auto swap creation available to allow for larger memory usage
  • C, Python, & Perl programming languages available & included in the SD card image
  • Initial release of headless mode can be used with setups lacking a monitor or display
  • IP address information can be read over the speakers and flashed with the LED light
  • For graphical operation, Gedit text editor can be used with plugins (python console, file manager, syntax highlighting) to serve as a mini-graphical IDE
  • For console operation, easy-to-use text editors are included (nled, nano, vi) plus Midnight Commander for file management
  • Includes libraries capable of supporting external hardware such as motors and robotics (via GPIO, I2C, SPI)

For further documentation, downloads, faq’s, read-me’s, how-to’s, tutorials, or videos: http://pidora.ca/

Pidora 18 is a Fedora Remix — a combination of software packages from the Fedora Project with other software.

The Fedora Project is a global community of contributors working to advance open source software. For more information or to join the Fedora Project, see http://fedoraproject.org

Pidora is a project of the Seneca Centre for Development of Open Technology (CDOT). To connect with CDOT, please visit http://cdot.senecacollege.ca

The Raspberry Pi is a small, inexpensive computer board designed to provoke curiosity and experimentation in programming and computer electronics. For more information, see the Raspberry Pi Foundation website at http://raspberrypi.org

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The CDOT team at Seneca College

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