Reposted from <http://fedoramagazine.org/5tftw-2014-07-01/>
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 July 1st, 2014:
What Does “Winning” Mean for Fedora?
The Fedora Project Board is exploring the question “What is success for
Fedora?”, brought to the board-discuss mailing list by Board member
Josh Boyer. This is a public mailing list for all Fedora community
members, and we welcome your thoughtful contributions to the
FESCo Summer Election
We are holding an election for three open seats on FESCo, the Fedora
Engineering Steering Committee. More information on Fedora Magazine,
in an announcement I sent this morning, and of course directly on
the Fedora Project wiki.
Workstation To-Do List
Fedora Workstation Working Group member Christian Schaller recently
posted a message about the group’s new Tasklist wiki page, which
details current and future tasks for the subproject, and explains how
you can get involved (or simply better follow what’s currently going
Google Summer of Code Project: Bugspad
Last week, I highlighted Google Summer of Code work in Fedora on the
Waartaa chat system. This week, take a look at Fedora contributor
Mayank Jha’s work on Bugspad, a new bug tracker focused on speed and
aimed at replacing Bugzilla. In last Thursday’s Fedora Infrastructure
meeting, Mayank notes that at test instance will be deployed on our
internal private cloud and that he’s currently testing it with a
million (auto-generated) bugs (the kind of load we need to handle in
EPEL in CentOS 7
And finally, a quick note from our sibling project, CentOS.
EPEL (“Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux”) is a long-standing Fedora
subproject which targets Red Hat Enterprise Linux and CentOS, providing
a wide universe of packages that aren’t provided by Red Hat. Many of
these packages are very close to their Fedora equivalents, and it’s a
common entry-point to Fedora for sysadmins and other folks who work in
the enterprise world as their day job.
CentOS developer Jim Perrin notes on the centos-devel mailing list
that, as of the upcoming CentOS 7 release, the `epel-release` package
will be included in the centos-extras repository (although not
installed by default). That means to get Fedora-produced EPEL packages
on CentOS, you’ll just have to `yum install epel-release` and then
install whatever you like.
Fedora Project Leader