The BugZappers will be hosting a blocker review day on Monday, March 16,
2009. The purpose of this meeting will be to:
1) review all of the bugs on the Fedora 11 Beta Blocker list to see if
they belong there
2) assess how things are looking for shipping the Fedora 11 Beta on time
based on what remains on the list
It would be helpful if lead package maintainers for each of the groups
could join us or be in the channel should questions arise.
WHEN: Monday, March 16, 2009 @ 14:00 UTC (10 AM EDT) and going as long
as we need to
Fedora 11 Beta Blocker:
Approximately 1,000 rawhide bugs that have not been triaged for
potential blocker status may warrant consideration as well. Those bugs
are found here: http://tinyurl.com/6llac8
Other tracker bugs of interest for Fedora 11 are here:
See you Monday!
I've just committed an update to WebKit in rawhide for the recently
released WebKitGTK+ 1.1.1, which contains some ABI updates; and the
library soname has been bumped accordingly upstream:
"libwebkit-1.0.so.1" to "libwebkit-1.0.so.2". (The API has not changed;
only the binary interface is modified.)
According to repoquery, the following packages (maintainers CC-ed)
depend on WebKit and will therefore need a rebuild for this change.
I will take care of Midori, and any other packages whose maintainers
would like me to bump and rebuild in their stead.
If there are any concerns or problems with rebuilding, please do not
hesitate to let me know.
Thanks, and Regards.
Peter Gordon (codergeek42) <peter(a)thecodergeek.com>
Who am I? :: http://www.thecodergeek.com/about-me
At the FESCo meeting that took place on 3/6/2009, it was decided that
on Monday, 3/9/2009, the 'provenpackager' group would be emptied and
repopulated with only sponsors in the 'packager' group, who would be
given user status in the provenpackager group. This was done for a
1) The initial method of seeding the provenpackager group was seen by
some to be arbitrary - any packager who owned 8 or more packages was
admitted to the group without question.
2) Due to 1, the provenpackager group did not have the desired effect
- the removal of ACL's on all but maybe a few packages.
In order for anyone else that is not currently a sponsor to be
admitted to the group, a process very similar to new sponsor
acceptance (however a distinct process) will be put into effect:
1) The user makes their desire to be a member of provenpackager known
to FESCo (they can do this in really any way - mailing list, IRC, file
a ticket, etc)
2) Much as is the process for new sponsors, a discussion will take
place for 1 week on the sponsors list.
3) Based on the input from step 2, FESCo will vote on the individual
in their regular meeting.
Also, any user that becomes a sponsor will also be added to the
It is anticipated that the volume of requests at first will be
moderately large. This is expected and will be dealt with in the
normal course of business.
This is a reminder that the Fedora 11 schedule (
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/11/Schedule ) calls for the Beta and
string freeze to happen on Monday March 11 2009.
What does this mean for you? It means anything that needs translations needs
to be done by COB monday. This is a blocking Freeze any packages you need
included in the Beta release must be requested via release engineering
Please be mindful of this when making changes to packages.
Dennis For FESCo
The Fedora 11 Beta Freeze is coming. It is scheduled for Tuesday, March
10th. They way we've historically enacted the beta freeze is to tag the
content in that day's rawhide into the freeze tag. That is, what gets
reported as rawhide-20090310 is the frozen content. As such, your
builds need to be complete by 0600 UTC March 10 2009 in order to be in
the Beta, without a special request.
https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Beta_Freeze_Policy covers the freeze
Bug tracking of important Beta issues is done at
Fedora -- Freedom² is a feature!
This week's Test Day will focus on a quiet but important feature. If
done properly you won't know anything changed. The Fedora installers
(anaconda) concept of managing storage is changing from the ground up.
As stated in the Feature scope :
"All of anaconda's code for creating and configuring disk
partitions, LVM, mdraid, dmraid, multipath, iSCSI, LUKS devices,
and filesystems is being rewritten."
Dave Lehman and Chris Lumens from the anaconda development team will be
available for discussion+guidance. Given the raw nature of the code at
this point, rather than outlining specific detailed test cases ...
Robert Williams is pulling together a set of test areas with some
exploratory test guidance. We don't expect all paths to be fully
functional. We need your help collecting data on the myriad storage
environments you run anaconda in. This data will be used to re-factor
future installer storage+partitioning testing and help identify any
Please join #fedora-qa this Thursday, March 5, 2009 to get some hands on
time with the revamped anaconda storage code. Follow the action at
With qt-4.5.0 final release today, QtSoftware has implemented the
planned licensing change to include LGPLv2. In practical fedora
packaging/license terms, qt went from
License: GPLv3 with exceptions or GPLv2 with exceptions
License: GPLv3 with exceptions or LGPLv2 with exceptions
which is more permissive.
It's that time of the release cycle, where we purge the unblocked
orphans from rawhide. I just wrote a script to easily discover these
(only takes a few seconds). I haven't yet fed these into any useful
repoclosure runs though. First I'd like to just post the list and give
folks a chance to pick them up before spending more time on it.
Orphans that remain unblocked just before Beta freeze will be blocked,
and will not be shipped with F11.
Unblocked orphan 8Kingdoms
Unblocked orphan abcde
Unblocked orphan aspell-sk
Unblocked orphan cd-discid
Unblocked orphan codeina
Unblocked orphan compat-libosip2
Unblocked orphan cvs2cl
Unblocked orphan cvsps
Unblocked orphan fluxstyle
Unblocked orphan freetennis
Unblocked orphan gkrellm
Unblocked orphan gkrellm-volume
Unblocked orphan itext
Unblocked orphan jabbin
Unblocked orphan kbackup
Unblocked orphan libeXosip2
Unblocked orphan libid3tag
Unblocked orphan libmodplug
Unblocked orphan libsamplerate
Unblocked orphan mach
Unblocked orphan moodss
Unblocked orphan moomps
Unblocked orphan mrxvt
Unblocked orphan nautilus-share
Unblocked orphan pekwm
Unblocked orphan pikdev
Unblocked orphan pikloops
Unblocked orphan python-quixote
Unblocked orphan python-simpletal
Unblocked orphan python-tpg
Unblocked orphan pytz
Unblocked orphan redet
Unblocked orphan redet-doc
Unblocked orphan SDL_image
Unblocked orphan svn2cl
Fedora -- Freedom² is a feature!