In Fedora 28, we're planning to start using espeak-ng as the default
module for speech synthesis in speech-dispatcher, instead of espeak.
Support for the espeak module is planned to be dropped entirely, however
this should not have any negative impact on users, as espeak-ng is
simply a continuation of the espeak project and is mostly compatible
with espeak. Any necessary changes to the configuration will be taken
care of by a scriptlet on upgrade. The change should be completely
transparent to users. Also, no changes are necessary in any other packages.
The reason for this change is the following. espeak, which is currently
the default output module in speech-dispatcher, is not developed
anymore, as the original developer is unreachable . The espeak
community created a new project based on the original espeak, called
espeak-ng . espeak-ng is largely compatible with the original espeak,
and it is actively developed. So it makes sense to start using espeak-ng
instead of espeak.
If you have any concerns or questions about this change, please reach
out to me.
So, Fedora 28 has inherited an upstream GNOME change to default to
suspending after 20 minutes:
I believe this will also apply to live images, unless we suppress it.
Should we suppress it? Suspending live images does not work well and
is, I think, expressly not really 'supported'.
Fedora QA Community Monkey
IRC: adamw | Twitter: AdamW_Fedora | XMPP: adamw AT happyassassin . net
I'm wrangling the GNOME 3.28.0 builds in Fedora and the plan is to
submit a single megaupdate with all of 3.28.0 builds into Bodhi. If
you're helping with builds, please use 'fedpkg build --target f28-gnome'
for F28 builds and I'll pick your build up when submitting the bodhi
update later this week.
# F28 Blocker Review meeting
# Date: 2018-03-12
# Time: ** 16:00 ** UTC
# Location: #fedora-blocker-review on irc.freenode.net
Hi folks! We have four proposed blockers and nine proposed freeze
exceptions for Fedora 28 Beta, so let's have a review meeting tomorrow.
Note that daylight savings time started in North America (mostly)
today, so the meeting is now an hour earlier in UTC. If you changed
your clocks forward today, the meeting will be at the same local time
as before. If you did *not* change your clocks, the meeting will be an
hour earlier than last week for you.
If you have time today, you can take a look at the proposed or
accepted blockers before the meeting - the full lists can be found
here: https://qa.fedoraproject.org/blockerbugs/ .
We'll be evaluating these bugs to see if they violate any of the
Release Criteria and warrant the blocking of a release if they're not
fixed. Information on the release criteria for F28 can be found on the
For more information about the Blocker and Freeze exception process,
check out these links:
And for those of you who are curious how a Blocker Review Meeting
works - or how it's supposed to go and you want to run one - check out
the SOP on the wiki:
Have a good day and see you tomorrow!
Fedora QA Community Monkey
IRC: adamw | Twitter: AdamW_Fedora | identi.ca: adamwfedora
This is a reminder that tomorrow we have a VFAD (Virtual Fedora Activity Day) for everyone who
can and wants to join in on the discussions: https://pagure.io/atomic-wg/issue/429
* rpm-ostree rojig - short presentation/demo [5 minutes]
* rpm-ostree rojig - Q&A [ max 10 minutes ]
* podman - pros/cons to including it in the host vs using as a container [ 10 minutes ]
* discussion on whether Project Atomic needs to step away from the "umbrella" and make it clear what it's about, spin off projects [ 40 minutes ]
* suggestion for rebranding atomic workstation [ 20 minutes ]
* dev/pet container tools - gather links to examples/docs [ 10 minutes ]
* Minimizing content set in FAW [ 10 minutes ]
[Q&A for users]
* Q&A session for atomic host/workstation users [ 20 minutes ]
See you there,
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TL;DR: If you use f27 atomic workstation or rawhide atomic host/workstation then you
need to add a new remote and rebase.
[f27 atomic workstation]
# ostree remote add --set=gpg-verify=true --set=gpgkeypath=/etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-fedora-27-primary onerepo https://kojipkgs.fedoraproject.org/atomic/repo/
# rpm-ostree rebase onerepo:
[rawhide atomic host/workstation]
# ostree remote add --set=gpg-verify=true --set=gpgkeypath=/etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-fedora-29-primary onerepo https://kojipkgs.fedoraproject.org/atomic/repo/
# rpm-ostree rebase onerepo:
Hey Atomic Land,
In Fedora we have migrated to using a single unified repository setup for our
ostree repositories. This means that f28+ all releases will be served out of
the same ostree repo. The repo will be located at https://kojipkgs.fedoraproject.org/atomic/repo/.
If you are a current user of rawhide atomic host/workstation or a current user
of f27 atomic workstation please run the above commands on your machine to
move to the new repository setup. Current users of F27 Atomic Host don't need
to do anything at this time.
Please let us know if you have any questions!
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I would like to ask representatives of Fedora Working Groups and Spins
and Labs SIGs to work with the Fedora Marketing team and solicit
bullet points for the F28 Beta release announcement.
As an inspiration you can use the old F27 Beta Release Announcement
 and the new F28 Talking points .
Thanks and Regards,
Platform & Fedora Program Manager
Red Hat Czech s.r.o., Purkynova 99/71, 612 45 Brno, Czech Republic