It's hard to believe, but the window for full blown feature development
closes soon. A friendly reminder that next Tuesday, July 27, 2010 is
Feature Freeze for Fedora 14.
Feature Freeze means that all accepted feature for the release are
*significantly* "feature complete", ready for testing, and have a
If you have any questions about what this means, please ask now.
Features which are not significantly feature complete at Feature Freeze
will be be allowed to remain on an exception basis by FESCo or deferred
to Fedora 15.
I hope everyone is well. This e-mail is intended to inform you about
bugzilla changes happening around July 27, 2010 (Rawhide bug rebase)
and what you
need to do, if anything.
We will be automatically changing the version for most rawhide bugs to
This will result in regular bugs reported against rawhide during the Fedora 14
development cycle being changed to version ‘14' instead of their
current assignment, ‘rawhide’. This is to align with the branching of
Fedora 14 from rawhide and to more accurately tell where in the lineage of
releases the bug was last reported.
Note that this procedure does not apply to bugs that are open for the
component or bugs that have the ''FutureFeature'' or ''Tracking'' keywords set.
They will stay open as rawhide bugs indefinitely.
If you do not want your bugs changed to version ‘14‘, add the
If you need help changing a large amount of bugs manually, we’d be glad to help.
Stop by #fedora-bugzappers on irc.freenode.net and we’ll gladly help you.
More about these processes is here:
Fedora Bugzappers volunteer triage team
Thanks to some scripting work from Mike Mcgrath, there's a enhancement
to our meeting logs site available:
You can now go to http://meetbot.fedoraproject.org/teams/ and see a per
directory listing of meetings grouped by their meeting name. This would
allow you for instance to see all the fesco meeting logs and browse
them at your leisure, without having to find the right dates for
meeting by going to: http://meetbot.fedoraproject.org/teams/fesco
It's important that people running IRC meetings use the '#meetingname'
command to name their meeting, and always keep the same name there so
the logs appear under the same team name moving forward.
Hopefully this helps people find and review logs of our meetings.
I'd like to remind package maintainers that there are some test
machine resources they can use to help them in maintaining Fedora
for more information and FAQ.
Recent changes include:
- I have added a RHEL6b2 test machine. This may help EPEL-6 maintainers
check for packages or test/debug their packages.
- EOL Fedora release test machines have been taken down, but I still
have the disk images, etc. If anyone needs some information about a
F9, F10, F11 machine, contact me and I will try and bring up the
instance for you to use on a temporary basis.
Please see the above page or contact me directly for any more
On 07/08/2010 12:09 PM, Matthias Clasen wrote:
> On Wed, 2010-07-07 at 16:29 -0400, Tom "spot" Callaway wrote:
>> Q. I thought duplicating files in a spec was forbidden?
>> A. This is a permitted exception to that.
> Can we get this new exception reflected in the packaging and review
> guidelines, please ?
Well, the Packaging:LicensingGuidelines are part of the packaging
guidelines, so the first half is technically done, but it could be made
more clear in the main Guidelines section.
I've made those changes now.
This email serves as the last reminder for the Fedora 14 Feature
Submission Deadline--Tuesday, July 13, 2010. After this date newly
submitted features will be targeted for Fedora 15 unless an exception is
granted by FESCo.
Accepted Fedora 14 features so far:
If you are a current feature page owner, thank you for submitting your
feature for Fedora 14 and contributing to the next release of Fedora.
If you haven't updated your feature page in the last month it would be a
great help to every one if you would do so now.
As we start to reach deadlines and test releases for Fedora 14, more and
more people will query the feature pages. We'd love to know that what
they find is current and correct.
Fedora 14 Schedule: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/14/Schedule
Fedora Feature Process: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/Policy