Fedora is a big project, and it’s hard to follow it all. This series
highlights interesting happenings in five different areas every week.
It isn’t comprehensive news coverage — just quick summaries with links
to each. Here are the five things for June 3rd, 2014:
New Fedora Project Leader
So, there is a new Fedora Project Leader, and, despite inital rumors,
it’s not an anthropomorphic hotdog. I'm excited to be able to say: it's
me. I wrote a blog post about it: First Thoughts as Fedora Project
Right now, the practical consequence is that this is going to be a more
terse 5tFTW than usual. (I’m sure there will be more consequences
And, of course, thanks again to outgoing FPL Robyn Bergeron! Don't miss
her "parting thoughts" blog post.
Bodhi2 and Taskotron Activity Day
Bodhi is Fedora’s system for pushing out security and bugfix updates.
Taskotron is our new system for QA automation. The former is getting a
much-needed update and integration with the latter at the Bodhi2 and
Taskotron Fedora Activity Days going on right now in Denver, Colorado.
Fedora Infrastructure Lead Kevin Fenzi has reports from day 1 and day
Fedora Server / CentOS SLS
As part of the new community-based direction, the CentOS project has
several new Special Interest Groups around Storage, Virtualization,
and so on. There is a proposal to create a Simplified Linux Server
(SLS) SIG. This has the mission to deliver
[...] turnkey CentOS-based solutions that are managed via a web
REST-based interface. The focus is on taking the various application
silos and providing a cohesive solution to simplify deployment and
This has a lot of overlap with the upcoming Fedora Server, and the
groups working on each had a joint meeting to discuss common goals and
sharing effort. It looks like this will be a productive collaboration
for users and developers of both distros.
Fedora Regional Community Index
This one isn’t new, but it’s one of those things that’s been around for
a while which many people may not be aware of: the Region-Specific
Fedora Websites index, at http://fedoracommunity.org/
. This site lists
different domains and subdomains with local resources all around the
world. Check it out to find groups in your area which you might not
have been aware of, or just to see what Fedora looks like around the
FUDCon Beijing 2014 Reports
FUDCon APAC (Asia-Pacific) was held last month in Beijing, China.
Reports are in from Aditya Patawari, Ankur Sinha, Somvannda Kong,
Nitesh Narayan Lal, Jiří Eischmann, and Robert Mayr.
Fedora Project Leader