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From: Pascal Calarco <pcalarco <at> nd.edu>
Subject: Fedora Weekly New 197
Newsgroups: gmane.linux.redhat.fedora.core.announce
Date: Monday 12th October 2009 16:06:34 UTC (over 7 years ago)
o 1.1 Announcements
                 + 1.1.1 FEDORA ANNOUNCE LIST
                       # Docs preparing to convert to Creative 
Commons BY-SA 3.0 Unported license
                       # Resignation of Josh Boyer from FESCo
                       # Fedora 12 Final Release Date 
Rescheduled to 2009-11-17
                       # Fedora 12 Beta Release Rescheduled to 
                       # Heads-up: rb_libtorrent bump (Rawhide), 
rebuilds required
                 + 1.1.3 FEDORA EVENTS
                       # Upcoming Events
                       # Past Events
           o 1.2 Planet Fedora
                 + 1.2.1 General
           o 1.3 Ambassadors
                 + 1.3.1 Utah Open Source Conference
                 + 1.3.2 Get on the map
                 + 1.3.3 Fedora 12 is coming
           o 1.4 Translation
                 + 1.4.1 Issues with docs.fedoraproject.org
                 + 1.4.2 LiveUSB Creator Translations Not Being Used
                 + 1.4.3 Translator Metrics
                 + 1.4.4 Proof-reading system-config-*-docs
                 + 1.4.5 Translation Request from Fedora Freemedia
                 + 1.4.6 New Members in FLP
           o 1.5 Artwork
                 + 1.5.1 Outreach to Font Authors
                 + 1.5.2 Fedora Remix Logos
           o 1.6 Security Advisories
                 + 1.6.1 Fedora 11 Security Advisories
                 + 1.6.2 Fedora 10 Security Advisories
           o 1.7 Virtualization
                 + 1.7.1 Fedora Virtualization List
                       # New Release virt-top 1.0.4
                       # Limit VNC Access to a Single Guest

- Fedora Weekly News Issue 197 -

Welcome to Fedora Weekly News Issue 197[1] for the week ending October 
11, 2009. What follows are some highlights from this issue.

Starting off with announcements, which includes general, development and 
event announcements, word that the Docs team will be switching to the 
Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License 
(CC-BY-SA), an update on Fedora Engineering Steering Committee (FESCo) 
leadership, and updates on Fedora 12 milestones. In news from the Fedora 
Planet, selected posts from the Fedora contributor community that 
includes discussion on "What is Fedora?", mockups for the 
fedoraproject.org redesign, and discussion on virt-top. In Ambassador 
news, detail on the Utah Open Source Conference. Translation brings us 
notification of new members to the Fedora Localization Project, coverage 
of some discussion around docs.fedoraproject.org issues, and other 
issues. In Design Team news, a request for more font packagers, 
discussion around reuse of Fedora Remix logos, and acceptable use cases. 
There are a few Fedora 10 and 11 security updates in the Security 
Advisories beat, and the issue rounds out with virtualization news, 
including more detail on the new virt-top release, and limiting VNC 
access to a single guest. Read on, and enjoy!

If you are interested in contributing to Fedora Weekly News, please see 
our 'join' page[2]. We welcome reader feedback: [email protected]

The Fedora News team is collaborating with Marketing and Docs to come up 
with a new exciting platform for disseminating news and views on Fedora, 
called Fedora Insight. We plan to have the next issue of Fedora Weekly 
News in Fedora Insight, next week. We welcome your feedback as we 
migrate FWN to this new content platform!

FWN Editorial Team: Pascal Calarco, Adam Williamson

    1.  http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue197
    2.  http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/NewsProject/Join

-- Announcements --

In this section, we cover announcements from the Fedora Project, 
including general announcements[1], development announcements[2] and 

Contributing Writer: Rashadul Islam

    1.  http://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-announce-list/
    2.  http://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-announce/
    3.  http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Events


---- Docs preparing to convert to Creative Commons BY-SA 3.0 Unported 
license ----

Ian Weller announced[1], "Today, the Docs team finalized the conversion 
of the licensing of our documentation and project content from the Open 
Publication License (OPL) to a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 
3.0 Unported License(CC-BY-SA). Docs originally reached a consensus to 
change the license in June 2009, and after answering questions raised by 
the community, the Docs team decided to go ahead with the transition."

Additional information can be found at the wiki[2]

"We'd like to thank Tom 'spot' Callaway, Fedora's legal ninja, and 
Richard Fontana of Red Hat Legal for their help with the conversion." 
said Ianweller while talking about continue working with the community 
and share their documentation freely.

    2.  https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Relicensing_OPL_to_CC_BY_SA

---- Resignation of Josh Boyer from FESCo ----

Jon Stanley regretly announced the resignation of Josh Boyer from the 
Fedora Engineering Steering Committee (FESCo).[1]

Jon said, "It's important to note that the reason for this resignation 
is that Josh believes that community leaders should be actively leading 
in the community. With his other commitments, Josh simply could not make 
the time for both FESCo and maintaining a leadership role within the 
community. This is not the fault of Josh, FESCo in general, or any 
member of FESCo in particular. Instead, it represents that Josh is 
upholding the values that we hold dear in Fedora - openness, honesty, 
transparency, and meritocracy."

"Replacing Josh on FESCo, per the succession policy[2] , will be David 
Woodhouse, as he was the next highest runner-up in the recent 
elections[3] ."

    2.  https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FESCo_election_policy


---- Fedora 12 Final Release Date Rescheduled to 2009-11-17 ----

John Poelstra updated and rescheduled Fedora 12 Final Release Date[1].

John announced,[2] "The deadline affecting the data center move which 
was putting a final release date if 2009-11-17 into question has been 
extended. As a result we are now able to go forward with the original 
decision from the 2009-10-05 Release Engineering meeting to move the 
final release date of Fedora 12 to 2009-11-17." All of the schedules 
have been updated to reflect these changes. Key milestones: [3]

Detailed team schedules and ics (calendar) files:[4]

    3.  https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/12
    4.  http://poelstra.fedorapeople.org/schedules/f-12/

---- Fedora 12 Beta Release Rescheduled to 2009-10-20 ----

John Poelstra announced [1] that the Fedora 12 Beta Release 
rescheduled[2] to October 20th,2009.

He said,"At the Release Engineering meeting today[3]it was noted that we 
still do not have a beta RC composed because a few blocker bugs remain. 
The decision was made to move the Fedora 12 Beta Release date to 
2009-10-20 instead of its scheduled date of 2009-10-13 (one week from 
Tuesday). The original intention was also to move the final release date 
of Fedora 12 to 2009-11-17, but that decision has been deferred until 
Thursday while the Infrastructure team researches some issues related to 
an upcoming data center move. The next meeting to determine the final 
release date for Fedora 12 will be this Thursday, 2009-10-08 at 18:00 
UTC (2 PM EDT) in #fedora-meeting. After that meeting all of the 
detailed Fedora 12 team schedules will be fully updated to reflect the 
plan of record. REMINDER: we are in and will remain in FINAL FREEZE for 
Fedora 12. This is not a new opportunity for more time to continue 
development work or squeeze more bug fixes into Fedora 12. A new branch 
is already open where this work can continue for Fedora 13.[4]"

    2.  https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/12/Schedule
    4.  https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Beta_Freeze_Policy

---- Heads-up: rb_libtorrent bump (Rawhide), rebuilds required ----

Peter Gordon said[1], "I just pushed an update to rb_libtorrent 0.14.16 
in rawhide (F13+), which bumps the library soname from 
"libtorrent-rasterbar.so.3" to "libtorrent-rasterbar.so.5".

Because of this change, applications which use this library will need to 
be rebuilt. According to repoquery, these are qbittorrent and 
springlobby (maintainers CC-ed). I've successfully rebuilt these two 
packages locally (from their CVS devel/ branches) with this update 
earlier today and did not see any problems, so I don't expect any issues 
in updating.

Packages such as Deluge and Miro which use rb_libtorrent through its 
Python bindings remain unaffected by this change.

Please let me know if there are any related problems or questions as 
they arise."



Fedora events are the source of marketing, learning and meeting all the 
fellow community people around you. So, please mark your agenda with the 
following events to consider attending or volunteering near you!

---- Upcoming Events ----

     * North America (NA)[1]
     * Central & South America (LATAM) [2]
     * Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA)[3]
     * India, Asia, Australia (India/APJ)[4]


---- Past Events ----

Archive of Past Fedora Events[1]

    1.  http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Events#Past_Events

-- Planet Fedora --

In this section, we cover the highlights of Planet Fedora[1] - an 
aggregation of blogs from Fedora contributors worldwide.

Contributing Writer: Adam Batkin

    1.  http://planet.fedoraproject.org

--- General ---

Richard W.M. Jones added[1] another tool to the virt-* arsenal of tools, 
virt-top to replace xentop. Also it works in Japenese. Richard also 
explained[2] some of the difficulties that make Virtual Machine 
conversions difficult.

Michael Tiemann noted[3] the London Stock Exchange's "about-face in IT 
policy" in which they are switching to a Linux-based solution.

Máirín Duffy continued[4] the mockups for the fedoraproject.org website 
redesign. In particular, Máirín wants to "bling your spin"[5]. "We’ve 
come up with a new spins.fedoraproject.org design. This is part of an 
overall effort commissioned by the Fedora Project Board to improve the 
Fedora download experience. The initial design includes individual spin 
details pages." So don't forget to send in your spin information[6].

Paul W. Frields explained[7] some of the changes that may be taking 
place due to the Fedora 12 beta being pushed back, and how you can help.

Jeremy Katz took a look[8] at a number of deployment systems. "Given 
that this seemed like a pretty typical problem, I figured I’d take a 
look and see what open source projects exist out there to see if any of 
them were suitable or could be at least close to a good fit for what we 
need and want. Unfortunately, I was kind of disappointed..."

Mike McGrath asked[9],[10] (mostly answered) the question "What is 
Fedora?" continuing a discussion from the Fedora Advisory Board 
list[11]. Michael DeHaan also[12] chimed in, as did Stephen Smoogen[13].

Ben Skeggs debunked[14] some of the bad reporting around the Nouveau 
driver. "Nouveau development is progressing quite nicely, and is far 
from dead!"

    3.  http://opensource.org/node/473
    5.  http://mairin.wordpress.com/2009/10/09/let-me-bling-your-spin/
    7.  http://marilyn.frields.org:8080/~paul/wordpress/?p=2763
    9.  http://mmcgrath.livejournal.com/29772.html
   10.  http://mmcgrath.livejournal.com/30203.html
   12.  http://michaeldehaan.net/2009/10/09/what-is-fedora/
   14.  http://skeggsb.livejournal.com/568.html

-- Ambassadors --

In this section, we cover Fedora Ambassadors Project[1].

Contributing Writer: Larry Cafiero

    1.  http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Ambassadors

--- Utah Open Source Conference ---

Last week saw the annual Utah Open Source Conference, the U.S. Mountain 
West region's biggest and best Linux festival[1], held in Salt Lake 
City, Utah, from Oct. 8-10. This is the third year of this annual event, 
and Fedora is one of the sponsors.

Fedora had a booth at the event where much media, stickers and 
assistance from the Fedora Ambassador community was provided to attendees.

See posts on the Fedora Planet[2] for reviews and thoughts on the meeting.

    1.  http://2009.utosc.com/pages/home/
    2.  http://planet.fedoraproject.org/

--- Get on the map ---

Want to find the nearest ambassador? How about one in Belarus? Now you can.

Susmit Shannigrahi reports that finding out the nearest ambassadors, 
which was once a tedious task, is now as simple as viewing a map. The 
map is at here and instructions on how to place yourself on the map can 
be found at here.

--- Fedora 12 is coming ---

While you may still be promoting Fedora 11 in your areas, you can make 
plans for Fedora 12 events to promote and celebrate the release of our 
next version.

As such, with the upcoming release of Fedora 12, this is a reminder that 
posting an announcement of your event on Fedora Weekly News can help get 
the word out. Contact FWN Ambassador correspondent Larry Cafiero at 
lcafiero-AT-fedoraproject-DOT-org with announcements of upcoming events 
-- and don't forget to e-mail reports after the events as well.

-- Translation --

This section covers the news surrounding the Fedora Translation (L10n) 

Contributing Writer: Runa Bhattacharjee

    1.  http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/L10N

--- Issues with docs.fedoraproject.org ---

Post the redesign of the docs.fedoraproject.org main page, Domingo 
Becker informed about some errors being displayed in the Installation 
Guide and Installation Quick Start Guide for Fedora 11[1]. Ruediger 
Landmann explained that this error was often caused due to complicated 
format in which .po files needed to be merged and then divided back to 
suit the requirement of documentation compilation tool, publican[2]. 
Additionally, he also mentioned that errors such as these can be filed 
as bugs in bugzilla.redhat.com.

Meanwhile, John J. McDonough has been running automatic updates for the 
Fedora 12 Release Notes. Translation errors (if any) affecting the build 
are reported directly to the fedora-trans mailing list[3][4].


--- LiveUSB Creator Translations Not Being Used ---

Domingo Becker from the Spanish translation team, reported that the 
translations for liveusb-creator were not currently being used[1].


--- Translator Metrics ---

As a follow-up of a discussion on the gnome-i18n mailing list[1], Rui 
Gouveia raised the possibility of adding a feature to gather translator 
related metrics related to Fedora, through Transifex[2].

    1.  http://mail.gnome.org/archives/gnome-i18n/2009-October/msg00015.html

--- Proof-reading system-config-*-docs ---

Ankit Patel put together general instructions regarding the process to 
compile and proof-read the documents that are part of the various 
system-config packages[1].


--- Translation Request from Fedora Freemedia ---

A request to the FLP was put forward by Frank Murphy from the Fedora 
Freemedia Project, to translate some Freemedia communication[1]. The 
Chinese (Traditional), Thai and Spanish translations have been submitted 
so far.


--- New Members in FLP ---

Martin Stefanov (Bulgarian)[1] and Alexey Matveichev (Russian)[2] joined 
the FLP last week.


-- Artwork --

In this section, we cover the Fedora Design Team[1].

Contributing Writer: Nicu Buculei

    1.  http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Artwork

--- Outreach to Font Authors ---

Máirín Duffy reported[1] on @fedora-fonts about her progress in treeing 
some fonts "I've contacted a few font authors whose fonts either don't 
have an explicit license or have an ambiguous/custom license about 
considering choosing a Fedora-compatible font license". She also wrote a 
blog post[2] calling for more font packagers "To inspire folks to get 
involved in packaging, specifically font packaging. Shameless begging 
font package requests via blog have worked in the past."


--- Fedora Remix Logos ---

Peter Robinson asked[1] on @fedora-design about the use of the Fedora 
Remix logo "And whether someone can package them up into a 
fedora-remix-logos package to make them easier to use for things like 
Plymouth boot screens", Nicu Buculei replied[2] saying due to trademark 
restriction only rendered PNG, not source SVG can pa packaged and Máirín 
Duffy inquired[3] about the particular use case "Wouldn't you want the 
Moblin brand to have more weight than the Fedora remix brand? Or are you 
looking for just a generic 'Fedora Remix' theme without any reference to 
the particular remix?"


-- Security Advisories --

In this section, we cover Security Advisories from fedora-package-announce.


Contributing Writer: Pascal Calarco

--- Fedora 11 Security Advisories ---

     * deltarpm-3.4-17.fc11 - 
     * sunbird-1.0-0.7.20090715hg.fc11 - 
     * thunderbird-3.0-2.7.b4.fc11 - 

--- Fedora 10 Security Advisories ---

     * deltarpm-3.4-11.fc10.1 - 
     * aria2-1.3.1-2.fc10 - 

-- Virtualization --

In this section, we cover discussion of Fedora virtualization 
technologies on the @fedora-virt list.

Contributing Writer: Dale Bewley

--- Fedora Virtualization List ---

This section contains the discussion happening on the fedora-virt list.

---- New Release virt-top 1.0.4 ----

Richard Jones announced[1] a new release of 
image:Echo-package-16px.pngvirt-top. "Virt-top[2] looks and acts like 
the familiar top(1) command, displays virtual machines, and uses libvirt 
so it works with just about every virtualization system out there. It 
also has cool features for sysadmins, like you can use it to log stats 
into a database or spreadsheet."

    2.  http://et.redhat.com/~rjones/virt-top/

--- Limit VNC Access to a Single Guest ----

Dennis asked[1] if it was possible to limit a user to a single guest 
console rather than the all guests in a 
image:Echo-package-16px.pngvirt-manager instance.

Richard Jones answered that virt-manager doesn't support that level of 
authorization[2] yet, but each guest console can be given[3] a static 
VNC port number which can be secured with a firewall or ssh port

    2.  http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/VirtAuthorization
    3.  http://www.libvirt.org/formatdomain.html#elementsGraphics

- end FWN 197 -

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