I plan to retire fuse-smb which allows to mount SMB/Samba shares as
local directories before F21 is branched (2014-07-08).
There have been no new versions since 2008 and the maintainer is not
going to fix problem with crashes related to multi threading issues in
libsmbclient 3.2+. There had been also building issues with Samba 4.0.
Ubunty recommends  smbnetfs project  as a replacement, but I don't
use this feature anymore and even I have access to Windows machines to
test this use case, so I would not be able to test it carefully with all
further Fedora updates.
Maybe there would be someone else willing to package smbnetfs?
 - https://help.ubuntu.com/community/FuseSmb
 - https://sourceforge.net/projects/smbnetfs/
As fas as we know Hubert quit Fedora for a very long time (said in his
private email). So it's time to change a poit of contact for the only
package Hubert maintained - RabbitMQ server.
I propose myself (FAS name: peter) and John Eckersberg (FAS name:
jeckersb) as a primary maintainers. If anyone has any objections
and/or suggestions, please, let us know.
With best regards, Peter Lemenkov.
We have three open seats on FESCo, the Fedora Engineering Steering
Committee. The policy for filling open seats states that we first check with
the runners-up from the previous election; as they have declined, the policy
is for FESCo to select replacements. We've decided that an open election is
the best way to do that selection.
Details on the election are available at
and the schedule will be as follows:
July 2 - 7: Nomination Period (closes promptly at 23:59:59 UTC on July 7)
July 2 - 7: Questionnaire form open for the community to submit questions
for the candidates.
July 7 - 10: Candidates Questionnaire. Results will be posted to the wiki
prior to the townhall
July 10 - 15: Townhall
July 15 - 22: Voting Period (closes promptly at 23:59:59 UTC on July 22)
July 23: Announce Results
Note that these elections will fill the seats for the remainder of the term,
with the first two winners serving until next spring and the third until
after the F21 release this fall.
If you are interested in helping Fedora in this way, please add yourself to
the list of nominees at
As a FESCo member, you will be part of the Fedora's technical leadership
for details of responsibilities. FESCo has a weekly IRC meeting to decide on
open issues; you should plan to attend that regularly, and to spend some
time understanding those issues before the meeting so that we can proceed
Even if you are not interested in running, you can help with the electoral
process by adding some questions to the Questionnaire for this election:
Thanks to Jaroslav Reznik for coordinating this election!
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Apparently, people can still file bugs for dead packages:
And I (and many others) get CC:ed on those bugs files, with
no possibility to remove ourselves from the CC: in pkgdb.
Any idea where I should be filing a bug for this bug?
Fedora 21 Changes Freeze is currently scheduled to no earlier than
2014-07-08  and we're getting closer to this date. Btw this is
also Fedora 21 Branch from Rawhide date.
At this point, all accepted changes should be substantially complete,
and testable. Additionally, if a change is to be enabled by default,
it must be so enabled at Change Freeze.
Change tracking bug should be set to the MODIFIED state to indicate
it achieved completeness. 
As Fedora 21 scope is really huge, progress at Changes Freeze
will help us to think about where we are and what we can do for
this release. This applies not only to change owners but to all
other groups - especially from WGs and teams involved in Fedora
re-design. Let us know if you're blocked, if you need any help
etc. or just to say, hey, we're ready :).
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