Mar 25 20:00:00 <Sparks> Roll Call!
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Mar 25 20:00:08 * Sparks is here
Mar 25 20:00:38 * jjmcd yo
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Mar 25 20:02:10 <Sparks> Where is everyone?
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Mar 25 20:07:20 * Now talking on #fedora-meeting
Mar 25 20:07:20 * Topic for #fedora-meeting is: Welcome to the Docs Project Meeting -
Mar 25 20:07:20 * Topic for #fedora-meeting set by Sparks at Wed Mar 25 19:59:50 2009
Mar 25 20:07:22 <ke4qqq> which one?? I only see beta release notes
Mar 25 20:07:27 <ke4qqq> and f10 admin something
Mar 25 20:07:34 <Sparks> Sorry about that, my computer went stupid.
Mar 25 20:08:37 <Sparks> Let's start over again... :)
Mar 25 20:08:42 <Sparks> Roll call!
Mar 25 20:08:45 * Sparks is here (I think)
Mar 25 20:08:46 * ke4qqq is here
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Mar 25 20:09:47 * Sparks has changed the topic to: Docs Project - Beta Announcement
Mar 25 20:10:12 * ianweller rolls in
Mar 25 20:10:23 <Sparks> Okay, there was a fairly good discussion on f-docs-l about
how to author the Beta Announcement...
Mar 25 20:10:27 <Sparks> and what should be in it...
Mar 25 20:10:36 <Sparks> and how much detail to put into it...
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Mar 25 20:10:46 <Sparks> and who are target audience is.
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Mar 25 20:11:11 <Sparks> Let's see if we can get those questions answered.
Mar 25 20:11:17 * stickster shows up late -- sorry
Mar 25 20:11:39 <Sparks> Does anyone have any concerns about how the Beta
Announcement looks right now in Gobby (or on the wiki)?
Mar 25 20:12:24 <Sparks> https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/F11_Beta_Announcement
Mar 25 20:12:38 <jjmcd> last week we talked about three groups of no more than five
bullets I see we have added some, I don't have a problem with that but are we all
agreeing that more bullets is ok?
Mar 25 20:12:47 <laubersm> I like it - though with the way the other discussions are
going I wonder about making the link to the Beta Release Notes more prominent
Mar 25 20:12:49 * ianweller takes a peek
Mar 25 20:13:07 <stickster> The audience for the announcement falls into a couple
Mar 25 20:13:17 <stickster> 1. community members and users, i.e. most likely
Mar 25 20:13:31 <stickster> 2. journalists and web aggies
Mar 25 20:13:56 * Sparks notes stickster has made a change in Gobby...
Mar 25 20:14:26 * stickster changed the kimono thing, which always sounded silly-naughty
as opposed to the more neutral car talk version
Mar 25 20:14:49 <jjmcd> Kinda borrowed that from Icom's IC7800 announcement
Mar 25 20:14:54 <Sparks> jjmcd: I don't like being held to an arbitrary standard
(three groups of five bullets).
Mar 25 20:15:07 <Sparks> jjmcd: If we have more to say or less to say then we should
just say what we need to say.
Mar 25 20:15:20 <ke4qqq> the gcc line doesn't make sense to me.
Mar 25 20:15:30 <jjmcd> Yeah, well, that wasn't my recommendation, but I
didn't want others to think it was too gangly
Mar 25 20:15:58 <Sparks> ke4qqq: good catch
Mar 25 20:16:20 <ke4qqq> there is at least a period missing
Mar 25 20:16:40 <jjmcd> Well, that needs more prominence. C++ code is affected by
Mar 25 20:16:58 <jjmcd> Some existing code will break
Mar 25 20:17:10 <stickster> I just sent a bunch of stuff to the wrong channel...
I'm such a dweeb.
Mar 25 20:17:22 * stickster transcribes
Mar 25 20:17:23 <stickster> One other thing that I am still on the fence about is
the call-out of the Linux Format cover blurb.
Mar 25 20:17:30 <stickster> The whole blurb, for those who haven't seen it, was
"Fedora 10 kicks Ubuntu's ass."
Mar 25 20:17:35 <stickster> Whether or not you tend to agree, I think calling that
particular blurb out is skirting a troubled line.
Mar 25 20:17:40 <stickster> We don't need to make someone else look worse for us
to look good, I think.
Mar 25 20:17:42 <jjmcd> We took out Ubuntu
Mar 25 20:17:42 <ke4qqq> so utilizes doesn't carry the notion that it's been
Mar 25 20:17:50 <jjmcd> replaced it with ...
Mar 25 20:18:01 <ke4qqq> stickster: +1 we don't care about Ubuntu
Mar 25 20:18:12 <stickster> jjmcd: I realize that, but it's not going to be hard
for people to trace the quote and then take that as us having a chip on our shoulder.
Mar 25 20:18:15 <ke4qqq> and certainly don't want to call attentiont to them in
our own release announcement.
Mar 25 20:18:32 <jjmcd> Ahhh, yeah, prolly right.
Mar 25 20:18:41 <stickster> From a marketing perspective, that's a total party
Mar 25 20:19:10 <jjmcd> would anyone bother?
Mar 25 20:19:22 <quaid> yep
Mar 25 20:19:24 * stickster doesn't want to test those waters.
Mar 25 20:19:28 <ianweller> should we be using https for wiki urls?
Mar 25 20:19:34 <jjmcd> Yeah, I see that
Mar 25 20:19:37 <quaid> ianweller: I thought not?
Mar 25 20:19:43 <jjmcd> ianweller I thought I caught those
Mar 25 20:19:48 <quaid> or you mean to get the 'latest' without caching
Mar 25 20:20:05 <ianweller> well it bothers people who are logged in but i guess if
we're caching, then don't
Mar 25 20:20:07 <stickster> Do people without a login get an annoying credentials
input box if they use https://?
Mar 25 20:20:22 <ke4qqq> no
Mar 25 20:20:26 <jjmcd> No, I don't thnk so
Mar 25 20:20:30 <ke4qqq> they just have to do the entire session thing
Mar 25 20:20:33 <ke4qqq> with ssl
Mar 25 20:20:39 <Sparks> and that's bad?
Mar 25 20:20:39 <ke4qqq> which is more expensive for our infrastructure
Mar 25 20:20:40 <stickster> Oh, that's no fun then.
Mar 25 20:20:44 <ke4qqq> computationally
Mar 25 20:20:48 <quaid> and we don't get the ncaching benefit
Mar 25 20:20:56 <ke4qqq> right
Mar 25 20:21:03 <stickster> Yeah, use http:// unless it's going to an audience
you know is entirely (or almost entirely) credentialed
Mar 25 20:21:09 <ke4qqq> that too
Mar 25 20:21:11 <Sparks> +1
Mar 25 20:22:16 <stickster> One other issue that was raised by someone in Marketing
-- apparently "Is a better OS than Fedora 10 even possible?" comes off as a very
offensive statement in at least one other language
Mar 25 20:22:20 <ke4qqq> I just pulled the kicks ass sentence out. flame me if you
Mar 25 20:22:51 <quaid> stickster: huh, really?
Mar 25 20:22:59 <Sparks> stickster: Really? I wonder what it translates to.
Mar 25 20:23:11 <ke4qqq> stickster: I gotta admit if we aren't transliterating
what is the evil inference?
Mar 25 20:23:20 <ke4qqq> s/admit/ask
Mar 25 20:23:25 <stickster> I think it's an idiomatic or cultural thing, as
opposed to "when you translate this, it says 'I would like to date your teenage
Mar 25 20:23:51 <stickster> What if we restated that in some way?
Mar 25 20:24:19 <ke4qqq> How about - While a better OS is hard to imagine - Fp.o has
made the beta of Fedora 11 for you to realize how good it is now
Mar 25 20:24:19 <Sparks> Can you get any better than Fedora 10?
Mar 25 20:24:21 <stickster> Like, "Users, sysadmins, and press agree -- Fedora
10 outdid itself in terms of <blah, blah, blah>"
Mar 25 20:24:23 <ke4qqq> or something along those lines
Mar 25 20:24:26 <stickster> Sparks: We'd better hope so
Mar 25 20:24:32 <stickster> Oh, that was a suggestion, oops :-D
Mar 25 20:24:38 <Sparks> stickster: Gees
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Mar 25 20:25:40 <Sparks> Ummm... Do we even have "JUICY QUOTE 1"?
Mar 25 20:25:57 <ke4qqq> Sparks: we at least have Fedora 10 kicks ubuntus ass
Mar 25 20:25:59 <quaid> +1 to reference the agreed sources that Fedora 10 rox'd
Mar 25 20:26:03 <stickster> Sparks: Shouldn't be hard to find
Mar 25 20:26:08 <stickster> We got great press coverage.
Mar 25 20:26:11 <stickster> ke4qqq: :-D
Mar 25 20:26:18 <Sparks> :)
Mar 25 20:26:18 <laubersm> arg - give him a minute - he'll find one. :)
Mar 25 20:26:32 <Sparks> laubersm: nice type on top of the page... :)
Mar 25 20:27:04 <laubersm> did I get it all back out correctly?
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Mar 25 20:27:40 <stickster> I'm looking up some press now, sorry, FF is slow
Mar 25 20:27:46 <Sparks> laubersm: yeah...
Mar 25 20:27:51 <stickster> by which I mean "Not instantaneously mind
Mar 25 20:28:11 <ke4qqq> cause of course you are using minefield in rawhide :)
Mar 25 20:28:21 <Sparks> Is the bugzilla link supposed to be https://?
Mar 25 20:28:28 <ianweller> Sparks: yes
Mar 25 20:28:36 <Sparks> ianweller: TU
Mar 25 20:28:37 <ianweller> it doesn't accept http:// connections and redirects
to https anyway
Mar 25 20:28:45 <ke4qqq> yeah http redirects to https
Mar 25 20:29:02 <Sparks> laubersm: Don't like contractions?
Mar 25 20:29:10 <quaid> nope
Mar 25 20:29:14 <laubersm> nope
Mar 25 20:29:23 <Sparks> sound clunky to my southern ear
Mar 25 20:29:46 <ke4qqq> mine too
Mar 25 20:29:46 <laubersm> they also do not always translate well - even if most
translators know how to deal with them
Mar 25 20:30:03 <ke4qqq> true
Mar 25 20:30:04
Mar 25 20:30:10 <laubersm> that too
Mar 25 20:30:40 <Sparks> quaid: Oh we can change that... it's in the wiki...
Mar 25 20:30:55 <ke4qqq> P in project is capitalized right?
Mar 25 20:31:10 <quaid> yes
Mar 25 20:31:16 <quaid> the formal project name
Mar 25 20:31:19 <ke4qqq> just making sure I wasn't crazy
Mar 25 20:31:46 <quaid> for those curious about various comments here
Mar 25 20:31:53 <quaid> we are writing together via gobby
Mar 25 20:32:01 <Sparks> ke4qqq: That top part is commented out. Should we use some
of that or just open up the document with "The wait is over."
Mar 25 20:32:02 <Sparks> ?\
Mar 25 20:32:06 <ke4qqq> why is Gnome 2.26 and kde 4.2 not on their own line
Mar 25 20:32:18 <quaid> ke4qqq: contraction :)
Mar 25 20:32:20 <Sparks> ke4qqq: Because we were trying to conform
Mar 25 20:32:37 <laubersm> ke4qqq, we condensed to a single bullet of updated
Mar 25 20:32:49 <ke4qqq> combining them makes it seem like an insignificant update
Mar 25 20:32:52 <quaid> G then K is alpha
Mar 25 20:32:53 <Sparks> Personally, I think they are big ticket items and could be
separated if we have enough "stuff" to put behind them
Mar 25 20:33:24 <quaid> isn't 4.2 in F10
Mar 25 20:33:25 <quaid> ?
Mar 25 20:33:44 <ke4qqq> yes, but is debuting in F11
Mar 25 20:33:49 <ke4qqq> iirc
Mar 25 20:34:03 <jjmcd> I think it was in the talking points
Mar 25 20:34:07 <quaid> honey, she can't re-debut
Mar 25 20:34:13 <quaid> :)
Mar 25 20:34:42 <ke4qqq> sure - just like xfs support :)
Mar 25 20:34:47 <laubersm> Sparks, How much "stuff" do you want in the
Mar 25 20:34:58 <laubersm> that is the question that keeps comin round
Mar 25 20:35:06 <Sparks> Just enough to reel them in.
Mar 25 20:35:11 <jjmcd> Exactly - I would argue the gnome and kde updates ARE minor
Mar 25 20:35:16 <Sparks> You don't want to say you have a car for sale
Mar 25 20:35:25 <Sparks> You want to say you have a fast, red car for sale
Mar 25 20:35:39 <jjmcd> Hey - you ain't selling my car!
Mar 25 20:35:48 <Sparks> jjmcd: too late
Mar 25 20:36:03 <ke4qqq> so since press is one of our target demographics - I think
a column listing 'importnant' stuff is important, if they have to read the details
it may not get covered.
Mar 25 20:36:05 <quaid> can't we link them to longer info?
Mar 25 20:36:16 <jjmcd> We do
Mar 25 20:36:29 <jjmcd> We link to the beta rn's and also to the beats
Mar 25 20:36:31 <quaid> then lots of shortness is better than fewer longer bits
Mar 25 20:36:33 <laubersm> anyone who is looking for it will find it with a single
bullet saying that all the desktops have been updated to the latest version and
Mar 25 20:36:35 <Sparks> Yeah to the release notes
Mar 25 20:36:49 <laubersm> those that don't know they need it won't care
that it is not separate bullets
Mar 25 20:36:55 <Sparks> Then you have a grocery list
Mar 25 20:37:01 <laubersm> The RN then has all the details in their own sections
Mar 25 20:37:06 <quaid> Sparks: with adjectives
Mar 25 20:37:13 <jjmcd> We also have a link to the feature list
Mar 25 20:37:22 <quaid> Fantastic new sparkling beans in a can!
Mar 25 20:37:29 <quaid> v .
Mar 25 20:37:32 <quaid> beans
Mar 25 20:37:42 <ke4qqq> latest vintage sparkling beans in a can :)
Mar 25 20:37:48 <Sparks> yikes
Mar 25 20:37:52 <Sparks> no more beans! :)
Mar 25 20:37:59 <jjmcd> And you don't learn that you need a fancy new $1000 can
opener until you get to the beats
Mar 25 20:38:10 <laubersm> and btw - the feature list needs some love too - there
was a request to f-d-l a while back to wordsmith it and I have done some but it needs much
Mar 25 20:38:20 <Sparks> The desktop statement just sounds bland to me
Mar 25 20:38:38 <jjmcd> It kind of is ... there are no really cool user features
Mar 25 20:38:55 <Sparks> Didn't they do anything to spice up the desktop?
Mar 25 20:39:09 <ke4qqq> they moved to kde 4.2 and gnome 2.26
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Mar 25 20:39:21 <Sparks> so they just changed the number?
Mar 25 20:39:29 <laubersm> and fixed the bugs
Mar 25 20:39:44 <laubersm> they changed how sound works in gnome
Mar 25 20:39:57 <laubersm> and broke it elsewhere
Mar 25 20:39:58 <jjmcd> I think there were some enablers there, too, but nothing
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Mar 25 20:40:11 <ke4qqq> 20 second startup?
Mar 25 20:40:12 * laubersm is kidding
Mar 25 20:40:33 <ke4qqq> Auto Bug Reporting Tool?
Mar 25 20:40:36 <Sparks> Gnome 2.26 has been updated to include new sound controls,
a faster startup, and an ATM that will funnel money directly into your pocket
Mar 25 20:41:10 <ke4qqq> tbird3
Mar 25 20:41:39 <ke4qqq> delta rpms? preso
Mar 25 20:41:42 <ke4qqq> presto
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Mar 25 20:41:55 <ke4qqq> ohhhh the big one
Mar 25 20:41:57 <laubersm> ke4qqq, are you suggesting we replace some of the
existing bullets with these other choices?
Mar 25 20:41:58 <ke4qqq> OPENCHANGE
Mar 25 20:42:10 <ke4qqq> I am answering Sparks question
Mar 25 20:42:18 * laubersm looks back....
Mar 25 20:42:27 <Sparks> ke4qqq: What was my question?!?
Mar 25 20:42:34 <Sparks> Oh
Mar 25 20:42:36 <Sparks> Bah
Mar 25 20:42:40 <laubersm> ahh
Mar 25 20:42:41 <ke4qqq> 20:38 < Sparks> Didn't they do anything to spice
up the desktop?
Mar 25 20:42:50 <ke4qqq> but we HAVE to cover openchange
Mar 25 20:42:53 <ke4qqq> that's HUGE
Mar 25 20:43:05 <ke4qqq> first distro to have it
Mar 25 20:43:05 <laubersm> ke4qqq, but those are not parts of the desktop envirment
themselves... they are separate apps
Mar 25 20:43:05 <stickster> We don't need to cover every single change in the
Mar 25 20:43:07 <Sparks> Openchange?
Mar 25 20:43:20 <ke4qqq> native mapi library for linux
Mar 25 20:43:32 <ke4qqq> corporate drones like me rejoice
Mar 25 20:43:35 <laubersm> wow!!!
Mar 25 20:43:36 <Sparks> :)
Mar 25 20:43:38 <laubersm> what's that mean?
Mar 25 20:43:53 <ke4qqq> native exchange access for evolution and kdepim
Mar 25 20:44:05 <laubersm> ick
Mar 25 20:44:10 <Sparks> Are we really going to say "Microsoft" in our
Mar 25 20:44:13 <jjmcd> Not nearly as HUGE as qtel
Mar 25 20:44:17 <Sparks> That's just bad juju right there
Mar 25 20:44:21 <laubersm> but I can see why corp drones rejoice
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Mar 25 20:44:57 <ke4qqq> perhaps my perspective is skewed on that point
Mar 25 20:45:05 <ke4qqq> I'll defer to the wisdom of others
Mar 25 20:45:11 <quaid> Sparks: it's a trademark
Mar 25 20:45:21 <ke4qqq> though I think it's huge.
Mar 25 20:45:25 <ke4qqq> jjmcd: what's qtel?
Mar 25 20:45:36 <quaid> it's just habit to use trademarks of other people
correctly, it's respectful
Mar 25 20:45:36 <jjmcd> echolink client - huge to a different audience
Mar 25 20:45:46 <laubersm> we are already saying Microsoft - with the cross
Mar 25 20:45:47 <stickster> We can get away with just the first one, though, which
is also standard
Mar 25 20:45:55 <quaid> Sparks: also, I don't like to concede the generic word
'windows' to MSFT
Mar 25 20:46:03 <Sparks> Yeah... but it points out that there are other OSs to deal
with. We shouldn't be point out anyone else's OS... IMO
Mar 25 20:46:13 <stickster> quaid: The problem is, now it reads like it's a
Microsoft product we're including.
Mar 25 20:46:13 <quaid> stickster: not really iirc aiui
Mar 25 20:46:24 <quaid> ok then reword it
Mar 25 20:46:32 <Sparks> stickster: yeah
Mar 25 20:46:35 <quaid> how about
Mar 25 20:46:45 <stickster> dammit, that's not right either
Mar 25 20:46:58 <stickster> There you go
Mar 25 20:47:02 <quaid> not MS
Mar 25 20:47:04 <Sparks> Cross compiler for that "OtherOS"
Mar 25 20:47:16 <quaid> heh
Mar 25 20:47:17 <Sparks> ")
Mar 25 20:47:19 <Sparks> :)
Mar 25 20:47:42 <jjmcd> "Windows from that evil empire in Washington"?
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Mar 25 20:48:23 * laubersm seems to remember that same issue/discussion when that item
reached feature review as well....
Mar 25 20:48:37 * ke4qqq notes we are 47 minutes into the meeting.
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Mar 25 20:49:13 <jjmcd> But we have made huge improvements in the announcement
Mar 25 20:49:14 <Sparks> ke4qqq: We are going over tonight
Mar 25 20:49:18 <quaid> ok, working meeting is tough
Mar 25 20:49:28 <quaid> Sparks: do you want to cover anything else within the hour
Mar 25 20:49:30 <ke4qqq> I am not objecting - just keeping us mindful
Mar 25 20:49:35 <stickster> Is there not Publican stuff on the agenda?
Mar 25 20:49:36 <ke4qqq> of the time
Mar 25 20:49:37 <quaid> just in case ppl have to go?
Mar 25 20:49:47 <Sparks> Yeah, does anyone need to bail at the top of the hour?
Mar 25 20:49:50 <quaid> we could take apause on the announcement
Mar 25 20:50:00 <stickster> Sparks: Unfortch, I do
Mar 25 20:50:00 <quaid> I just read it top to bottom and did a few edits, it's
Mar 25 20:50:03 <Sparks> bah
Mar 25 20:50:06 <Sparks> Okay...
Mar 25 20:50:14 * Sparks has changed the topic to: Docs Project - Publican Discussion
Mar 25 20:50:25 <Sparks> We'll jump back on the announcement in a few...
Mar 25 20:50:36 <Sparks> So there is a problem.
Mar 25 20:50:51 <jjmcd> multiples, actually
Mar 25 20:50:55 <Sparks> We've been trying to shoehorn Publican into Fedora for
the past three releases...
Mar 25 20:51:16 <Sparks> and I know that I've gone rounds with Publican trying
to get it to meet my needs...
Mar 25 20:51:18 <stickster> Er, two, right?
Mar 25 20:51:21 <Sparks> with some success.
Mar 25 20:51:24 <stickster> Anyway, it's been a while coming.
Mar 25 20:51:38 <Sparks> I'm going to count three problems...
Mar 25 20:51:58 <Sparks> 1) The naming schema does not match Fedora naming schema.
Mar 25 20:52:21 <Sparks> 2) The Translators don't get statistics from Publican
Mar 25 20:52:37 <Sparks> 3) Support is lacking for changes that need to be made for
Mar 25 20:52:47 <ke4qqq> ?
Mar 25 20:52:49 <quaid> on #2, stats are available via CLI tools only, which breaks
Mar 25 20:52:56 <Sparks> quaid: Thanks
Mar 25 20:53:02 <quaid> on #1, this is packaging naming in specific
Mar 25 20:53:08 <Sparks> right
Mar 25 20:53:09 <jjmcd> It also looks as if the structure of the various langs
produced by Publican is different and something else we may need to deal with
Mar 25 20:53:16 <quaid> ke4qqq: go ahead
Mar 25 20:53:24 <quaid> jjmcd: good point
Mar 25 20:53:31 <quaid> previous tools put all langs in one package
Mar 25 20:53:35 <stickster> Another note on #2, Spot and I have been working on some
folks internally to break loose some hours to pitch in code that lets Tx handle Publican.
Mar 25 20:53:37 <quaid> publican produces 1 package per lang
Mar 25 20:53:49 <quaid> meaning we have x*y new packages
Mar 25 20:54:05 <Sparks> and each has to be evaluated
Mar 25 20:54:14 <stickster> 1 SRPM per lang?
Mar 25 20:54:14 <ke4qqq> can you explain #3 - should I be taking that as upstream
doesn't want to help us, or that they are abandoning?
Mar 25 20:54:33 <ke4qqq> stickster: what has your success level been?
Mar 25 20:54:36 <jjmcd> But if we need to hack the rpm, we *MAY* be able to fix that
Mar 25 20:54:43 <stickster> ke4qqq: Hang on, let's resolve these questions
Mar 25 20:54:46 <ke4qqq> ok
Mar 25 20:54:47 <quaid> ke4qqq: features requested have primarily been met with an
answer that they are not pertinent to the Publican audience.
Mar 25 20:54:53 <stickster> quaid: Is that 1 SRPM per lang?
Mar 25 20:54:56 <Sparks> ke4qqq: I have moderate success with getting things fixed
upstream but I've also been told that fixes for "silly" Fedora problems
won't be fixed.
Mar 25 20:55:02 <Sparks> which is a problem
Mar 25 20:55:04 <jjmcd> stickster: yes
Mar 25 20:55:10 <quaid> ke4qqq: and either cannot be done as it is written or there
are no resources to fix but a patch is welcome.\
Mar 25 20:55:11 <stickster> Oh. Ew.
Mar 25 20:55:36 <quaid> yeah, forgot about that one
Mar 25 20:55:52 <Sparks> yeah, that one has been brewing for a while
Mar 25 20:55:53 <ke4qqq> wow - guess that's one way to get package count up
Mar 25 20:56:02 <quaid> *snort*
Mar 25 20:56:10 <stickster> That should be part of any spec file fix that we brew
up, if we bother at all.
Mar 25 20:56:13 <Sparks> Does anyone have any questions about #1?
Mar 25 20:56:38 <Sparks> (I'm going to dig up an email in a sec...)
Mar 25 20:56:39 <jjmcd> does our package HAVE to be called f-r-n
Mar 25 20:56:52 <quaid> jjmcd: ask f13
Mar 25 20:57:12 <Sparks> jjmcd: The problem stems from the product number being put
into the name.
Mar 25 20:57:18 <stickster> jjmcd: It needs to carry the word "fedora-" at
the front, AIUI, since it's part of the branding that would be removed in a remix.
Mar 25 20:57:42 <f13> ... what name would you prefer?
Mar 25 20:58:11 <Sparks> It is the difference between fedora-security-guide and
Mar 25 20:58:20 <jjmcd> I was wondering why not allow Publican to put the release
number in the package name
Mar 25 20:58:35 <f13> eeew
Mar 25 20:58:39 <Sparks> Well, right now you can't turn it off
Mar 25 20:58:42 <f13> versions should never be in the name.
Mar 25 20:58:54 <Sparks> and the Security Guide is not tied directly to ANY specific
release of Fedora
Mar 25 20:59:15 <jjmcd> Why not allow people to install the NEXT version of release
notes to study before installing?
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Mar 25 20:59:31 <quaid> jjmcd: right, that's the use case being argued for
Mar 25 20:59:33 <stickster> jjmcd: That was kind of my question. It's actually a
useful thing IMHO
Mar 25 20:59:43 <quaid> but it's a packaging committee discussion, really
Mar 25 20:59:51 <quaid> and someone has to care enough to take it there
Mar 25 20:59:55 <f13> you can upgrade your release notes
Mar 25 21:00:11 <f13> do you think that somebody would want to go back and read the
old ones locally once that has been done?
Mar 25 21:00:19 <quaid> f13: it's for sysadmins
Mar 25 21:00:25 <f13> (and why would they install the package when the newer release
notes are available on the web?)
Mar 25 21:00:25 <quaid> to have multiple versions of one guide
Mar 25 21:00:25 <stickster> f13: And for writers.
Mar 25 21:00:27 <quaid> one per package
Mar 25 21:00:27 <laubersm> f13: yes
Mar 25 21:00:39 <ke4qqq> so do we have someone lobbying FPC for this?
Mar 25 21:00:51 <quaid> ke4qqq: not from Docs
Mar 25 21:00:57 <quaid> that I know of
Mar 25 21:01:02 <quaid> nor do I see consensus that is the way to go :L)
Mar 25 21:01:04 <Sparks> I don't have a problem having the number there but I
want the option to turn it off.
Mar 25 21:01:17 <Sparks> Because I don't want it in my document.
Mar 25 21:01:40 <jjmcd> I'm not convinced it is the right answer, but I'm
not convinced it isn't
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Mar 25 21:02:02 <quaid> seems a legit use case to me
Mar 25 21:02:09 <quaid> but it's freaking late to bring the case
Mar 25 21:02:15 <stickster> Sparks: So the problem here is that Publican doesn't
predict any documentation that's not tied to a specific software release
Mar 25 21:02:17 <Sparks> I'd be happy to fight the battle with the FPC but
Publican is broken for me
Mar 25 21:02:24 <jjmcd> Yeah, whatever we do we need to work with the tools we got
Mar 25 21:02:50 <Sparks> stickster: You cannot tell Publican to NOT use the product
number. So everything HAS to be tied to a specific release.
Mar 25 21:03:04 <quaid> how much work would it be to add PDF to fedora-doc-utils and
package the whole thing?
Mar 25 21:03:23 <quaid> s/add/fix/
Mar 25 21:03:25 <Sparks> quaid: Would you like me to paste the five options?
Mar 25 21:03:32 <jjmcd> And my leaning is to continue down the Publican path, so we
are at least a baby step closer come F12 time
Mar 25 21:03:54 <Sparks> jjmcd: We wouldn't be
Mar 25 21:04:07 <Sparks> Okay... earlier I posted an email to the f-docs-l...
Mar 25 21:04:23 <stickster> I would like to try my hand at fixing this problem, but
it's hours that I don't tend to have anymore :-(
Mar 25 21:04:24 <Sparks> that had five options for moving forward because I
don't tread water that well...
Mar 25 21:04:31 <quaid> jjmcd: someone from the wide community needs to be a
Publican contributor, work on Fedora Docs needs, and maybe take over the package.
Mar 25 21:04:39 <Sparks> 1. Use Publican for a guide but munge through to an RPM
that Fedora will
Mar 25 21:04:39 <Sparks> consume; use jjmcd's script or a new .spec file
Mar 25 21:04:39 <Sparks> 2. Fork Publican and remove the variable that puts the
version # in the
Mar 25 21:04:39 <Sparks> name
Mar 25 21:04:39 <Sparks> 3. Get the Packaging Committee to amend the rules
Mar 25 21:04:39 <Sparks> 4. Use Publican for HTML + PDF and fedora-doc-utils for
Mar 25 21:04:39 <Sparks> 5. Use f-doc-utils exclusively
Mar 25 21:04:40 <stickster> Because I *think* we could add needed support to the
publican-fedora brand pacakge.
Mar 25 21:04:43 <stickster> *package.
Mar 25 21:05:21 <Sparks> I don't have a problem with forking the development at
Mar 25 21:05:21 <quaid> jjmcd: iirc jfearn has stated that he'd love to not
maintain the package
Mar 25 21:05:32 <laubersm> I like the idea of a FPC exception for F11 name with
version and long term fix publican to allow no version number
Mar 25 21:05:37 <stickster> I don't think a fork is required, we could put
needed support in the Makefile.fedora
Mar 25 21:05:41 <quaid> jjmcd: without that level of commitment from some general
Fedoran, I fear we'll always be second citizens in the Publican audience
Mar 25 21:05:50 <ke4qqq> I am rapidly favoring the fork option. Especially if
upstream considers these "silly"
Mar 25 21:06:11 * stickster thinks we should not rush to using the word "fork"
if people here simply aren't aware of what we can apply to the publican-fedora
Mar 25 21:06:12 <jjmcd> I don't think the number is the only problem
Mar 25 21:06:18 <stickster> Let's put that term aside for a moment.
Mar 25 21:06:46 <Sparks> stickster: It's not in the makefile
Mar 25 21:06:57 <Sparks> stickster: It is in the core of Publican
Mar 25 21:07:20 <stickster> Sparks: Well, the thing creating the specfile is an XSL
Mar 25 21:07:55 <Sparks> stickster: No idea. I don't remember where I pulled
that line of code out and beat it with a hammer.
Mar 25 21:08:18 <Sparks> stickster: But if it were that easy, why all the problems
four months later?
Mar 25 21:08:21 <stickster> So, as a fellow Docs guy, I'm not really comfortable
with people yelling "Fork! Fork!" when we don't fully grok the technical
Mar 25 21:08:32 <stickster> Because then it seems like we really don't know why
Mar 25 21:08:39 <Sparks> Spoon! Spoon!
Mar 25 21:08:42 <stickster> heh
Mar 25 21:09:01 <jjmcd> But it does look to me, at least for F11, that option 4 is
the straightest line
Mar 25 21:09:29 <stickster> jjmcd: The problem is that fedora-doc-utils won't
work with Publican formatted materials, and vice versa.
Mar 25 21:09:32 <stickster> They are mutually incompatible.
Mar 25 21:09:56 <stickster> (at least, not without some hacking, which, if we're
going to do it, we might as well try to do with Publican.)
Mar 25 21:10:02 <stickster> er, publican-fedora
Mar 25 21:10:02 <jjmcd> But since all we need is basically a specfile, is it really
that big of a deal?
Mar 25 21:10:08 <Sparks> yeah, we need to get PDF action into fedora-doc-utils IF
that is something we want to offer
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Mar 25 21:10:39 <stickster> I'll take a task of looking at Publican up through
this weekend to see what we can fix. If I don't think it can be done, I should at
least explain why to the list.
Mar 25 21:10:45 <jjmcd> Publican makes docs we can use, it just doesn't package
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Mar 25 21:11:32 * stickster notes that if jfearn is amenable to our taking over
publican-fedora, we should try and implement fixes there. But if the architecture
doesn't allow it, we move on.
Mar 25 21:11:42 <stickster> Or at least, I will :-)
Mar 25 21:11:44 <Sparks> jjmcd: We make docs we can use... That last step is putting
them in the hands of everyone else
Mar 25 21:12:02 <jjmcd> Yes, but all that really is is packaging
Mar 25 21:12:15 * stickster has to bail, late
Mar 25 21:12:24 * laubersm too
Mar 25 21:12:26 <jjmcd> ciao
Mar 25 21:12:34 <stickster> I'll catch up on the log and see what I can do with
publican-fedora over the rest of the week
Mar 25 21:12:55 <Sparks> Okay, I think we should let stickster do some investigating
and maybe he can tell us something next week.
Mar 25 21:12:57 <Tsagadai> option 6 is far easier
Mar 25 21:13:41 <Sparks> Anything else before we go back to the Beta Announcement?
Mar 25 21:13:57 <jjmcd> PDF
Mar 25 21:14:02 <Sparks> yes?
Mar 25 21:14:06 <jjmcd> Is that something we want,and where
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Mar 25 21:14:22 <ke4qqq> yes
Mar 25 21:14:24 <Sparks> Good question. What are we going to do with a PDF?
Mar 25 21:14:29 <quaid> jjmcd: we want them for all docs, on docs.fp.o
Mar 25 21:14:48 <jjmcd> Personally, I like PDFs, but since we don't have them I
don't see their place
Mar 25 21:14:53 <quaid> alongside tarball, html one page, etc.
Mar 25 21:14:56 <Sparks> quaid: In lieu of html?
Mar 25 21:14:59 <quaid> jjmcd: long requested feature
Mar 25 21:14:59 <jjmcd> OK, that would be good
Mar 25 21:15:00 <quaid> no
Mar 25 21:15:04 <quaid> alongside html
Mar 25 21:15:20 <quaid> ppl want to print the Installation Guide, etc.
Mar 25 21:15:24 <Sparks> +1
Mar 25 21:15:25 <jjmcd> yepper
Mar 25 21:16:09 <Sparks> Okay, anything else?
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Mar 25 21:16:14 <ke4qqq> quaid: they might not this release :)
Mar 25 21:16:43 <jjmcd> because the IG is unhelpful?
Mar 25 21:16:54 <ke4qqq> because it's up to 172 pages
Mar 25 21:17:17 <jjmcd> That hard to install, huh
Mar 25 21:17:39 <Sparks> Okay... back to the announcement
Mar 25 21:17:49 * Sparks has changed the topic to: Docs Project - Beta Announcement Part
Mar 25 21:17:58 <Sparks> Any other changes?
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Mar 25 21:19:39 <Sparks> I see jjmcd making a few changes
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Mar 25 21:20:44 <jjmcd> I still keep wondering about gcc. I feel like we should be
warning ppl, but it doesn't seem right in an announcement
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Mar 25 21:21:33 <jjmcd> Do we need to talk about replacing HAL?
Mar 25 21:21:42 <jjmcd> Maybe for the geeks
Mar 25 21:21:50 <Sparks> the gcc thing still sounds weird
Mar 25 21:21:53 <ke4qqq> not replacing - but perhaps what replaced it
Mar 25 21:23:00 <Sparks> volume control model ???
Mar 25 21:23:10 <ke4qqq> indeed!!!
Mar 25 21:23:14 <Sparks> Should that just be volume control?
Mar 25 21:23:31 <jjmcd> yeah
Mar 25 21:23:31 * ke4qqq thought we were talking about going up to 11
Mar 25 21:23:49 * jjmcd is still stressing over gcc ... ...
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Mar 25 21:25:12 <Sparks> jjmcd: Is there anything in the RN about power management
Mar 25 21:25:18 <jjmcd> ke4qqq - any better?
Mar 25 21:25:36 <jjmcd> I don't recall seeing anything
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Mar 25 21:25:47 <ke4qqq> worksforme
Mar 25 21:25:55 <ke4qqq> q
Mar 25 21:25:59 <Sparks> I thought there was some changes coming for powertop
Mar 25 21:27:06 <jjmcd> Nothing in the talking points
Mar 25 21:27:22 <Sparks> Make ext4 the default files system for anaconda-driven
installs (replacing ext3). User should notice generally better performance, and benefit
from things such as persistent preallocation when using updated torrent clients, and so
Mar 25 21:27:26 <Sparks> and so forth?
Mar 25 21:28:15 <ke4qqq> torrent clients seems too much detail
Mar 25 21:28:26 <ke4qqq> how about better performance?
Mar 25 21:28:29 <ke4qqq> and end it there?
Mar 25 21:28:58 <jjmcd> There is a kind of motherhood and apple pie statement in the
feature list about power
Mar 25 21:29:05 <ke4qqq> and so forth?
Mar 25 21:29:47 <ke4qqq> do my changes to ext4 rile anyones feathers?
Mar 25 21:29:54 <Sparks> I don't like the "and so forth"
Mar 25 21:30:13 <ke4qqq> well that disappeared with some other stuff
Mar 25 21:30:17 <Sparks> jjmcd: What is it?
Mar 25 21:30:32 <Sparks> ke4qqq: Remove generally?
Mar 25 21:30:44 <ke4qqq> ok
Mar 25 21:30:47 <jjmcd> Looking at the feature page for power management and it
looks pretty good
Mar 25 21:31:02 <jjmcd> not so sure it will be easy to say in 25 wors or less
Mar 25 21:31:22 <Sparks> ke4qqq: how's that?
Mar 25 21:31:24 <Sparks> jjmcd: link?
Mar 25 21:31:35 <ke4qqq> why add read/write - one of the cool improvements is fsck
Mar 25 21:31:44 <jjmcd> Features/Power_Management - sorry on another box
Mar 25 21:31:48 <ke4qqq> how about filesystem
Mar 25 21:31:50 <ke4qqq> ?
Mar 25 21:32:29 <ke4qqq> will is much stronger +1
Mar 25 21:33:00 <Sparks> :)
Mar 25 21:33:07 <ke4qqq> am I crazy or does a not belong there?
Mar 25 21:33:08 <Sparks> YOU WILL!
Mar 25 21:33:17 <Sparks> where?
Mar 25 21:33:22 <ke4qqq> shall we move to #fedora-docs?
Mar 25 21:33:42 <ke4qqq> nm it's addressed now
Mar 25 21:33:50 <ke4qqq> the a part not the moving
Mar 25 21:33:51 <Sparks> I don't like ext4, still
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Mar 25 21:35:34 <Sparks> Anyone have anything else for the meeting?
Mar 25 21:35:42 * Sparks has changed the topic to: Docs Project - Anything else?
Mar 25 21:36:24 <Sparks> Thanks everyone for coming!
Mar 25 21:36:40 <Sparks> </meeting>