On Wed, 2008-07-30 at 19:53 +0100, Jonathan Roberts wrote:
> > === Marketing ===
> > * Not much on plate for Alpha in particular
> > * Geek news will be all over the Alpha, are we doing anything to
> > publicize it?
> > ** Paul has been working with Kara on e.g. a press blog entry
> > ** Our announcement should also serve as testing recruitment
> Re: this, I should have said in the call, we came up with a list of
> approved URLs for the announcement last time around. Let's get this down
> somewhere so we don't do it again and again. I think we had something
> + release notes and release summary (which for alpha/beta are one)
Correct Jon, I believe there is some back material on this on
fedora-websites-list or fedora-infrastructure-list. Thanks for the
Paul W. Frields
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My name is Mohamed Sameeh and I am one of the Fedora Ambassadors for
Maldives. I've been in the Linux World Since Redhat 9 and I've been in the
field of IT for over 5 years now. During the course I have administered
Linux Mail Servers, High Traffic Web Severs with MySQL and Oracle back ends,
Linux NAT Firewall/Routers. I have a good undersatanding of Internet and
Networking along with a handful of programming skills.
I am CompTIA Network+ and CCNA certified. And I currently work for the
government of Maldives.
I have programming skills in PHP, Perl, C and Shell Scripts. Here are links
to some of the scripts that I have written:
A simple script I wrote to backup a NAT/Firewall -
Another script I wrote to get a dump of my telephone companies phone records
from their website -
I am fairly good with Visual Basic too in case some programming for Mono is
I often program small scripts for the servers I manage to perform specific
tasks. But I don't think that I am a pro at Programming or a master in
System Administration. But I would like to offer all help I could to the
Fedora Project as time and my knowledge permits me. I am eager to learn and
is always working on ways to improve my various skills in the IT field. So
if any of you think that I could be of assistance to you please let me know.
It would be an honor to give my best input in it.
cvsextras has been renamed to packager today. grepping puppet,
applications, and various other sources, I only found one place that I
had to change today, most of the work for this had already been done.
This is just a reminder that any scripts that depends on querying the
"cvsextras" group will now need to query "packager".
Last week Seth implemented email aliases for the people who should be
notified of changes to packages. I used this new functionality to have
getnotifylist, which looks up who to notify on cvs commits, stop
querying the pkgdb directly (a slow operation with multiple points where
it could fail) and instead just construct the alias from the packagename.
This works well except for one case: When a new package is created, the
alias for the package does not yet exist. This means that when
someone makes the initial branch for a package they get a bounce message
because we were unable to send to the non-existent email address.
I think the solution is going to have to be that the pkgdb has to do the
branching. Or, at least, the pkgdb is going to need to know which
packages need branching and cvs-int will have to query for those with a
cron job and perform the action. That way the new package can be added
to the pkgdb along with a branch request. The packagedb will record the
new package and add the need for cvs branches to a queue. The packagedb
will take the branch request through various stages until it is done.
Here's my idea for stages:
1) Request for new package with new branch is added to the packagedb.
2) Request is marked approved by an admin
3) Packagedb create the record for the package
4) Packagedb waits for the email alias to be created (currently, the
packagedb doesn't know for sure that the alias has been created... we'll
just wait an appropriate length of time. If this proves problematic we
can create a URL that records that aliases has been created that is only
authorized to certain users.)
5) Packagedb records that the package is ready to be branched.
6) cvs-int has a cron job that queries for packages to branch, branches
them, and then records that they have been created.
If anyone can think of a better way to solve this, please let me know.
I'll start work on this about the middle of next week.
I have been inactive for sometime but I have been closely monitoring
and reading up on the wiki and am willing to help with any project that is
python related. So please let me know if something need be done.
Jose M Manimala
I've come here before talking about getting a news.fp.o site set up
and running, and we've had a test instance up in the past with Lyceum
but we decided to move in the direction of MU. Bret McMillan has been
working very hard on this over the past several months and has now got
a test instance up on publictest13.
He has set-up a public git repo so that others can get the code he's
been working on at:
And says to focus on the fedora branch as bretm-security is
effectively dead now that those changes are upstream.
There is a short to do list of tasks he still needs to accomplish, and
we're looking for anyone who's interested in lending a hand to push
this along. The todo list is (directly from Bret):
1) update wp-config.php generation to account for FORCE_SSL_LOGIN &
2) figure out why "blog/" url-path is missing for the primary blog
when installed w/ VHOST == no, causes:
3) do the formal RPM submission admin stuff
4) integrating w/ fedora account system; I have written a plugin
internally for delegating authentication to mod_auth_*... once it
clears the RH process for open-sourcing, can just use that
5) munging the puppet configs for publictest13; I'm slowly learning
puppet, and have no idea what the norms are for Fedora Infrastructure
in this regard. Guidance/help greatly appreciated.
Any help would be hugely appreciated, along with any guidance on how
to proceed from where we are now to going live with this :)