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From: Rashadul Islam <rashadul <at> fedoraproject.org>
Subject: Fedora Weekly News: Issue 291
Newsgroups: gmane.linux.redhat.fedora.core.announce
Date: Friday 30th March 2012 08:08:18 UTC (over 4 years ago)
Contents1 Fedora Weekly News Issue 291

   -
   <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue291#Fedora_Weekly_News_Issue_291>
      - 1.1 Announcements<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue291#Announcements>
         - 1.1.1 Breaking News of the
Week<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue291#Breaking_News_of_the_Week>
            - 1.1.1.1 GSoC : Students application period
started<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue291#GSoC_:_Students_application_period_started>
         - 1.1.2 Fedora Development
News<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue291#Fedora_Development_News>
            - 1.1.2.1 Fedora 17 Beta Go/No-Go Meeting, Wednesday, March 28,
            @17:00
Eastern<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue291#Fedora_17_Beta_Go.2FNo-Go_Meeting.2C_Wednesday.2C_March_28.2C_.4017:00_Eastern>
         - 1.1.3 Fedora
Events<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue291#Fedora_Events>
            - 1.1.3.1 Upcoming Events (December 2011 - May
2012)<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue291#Upcoming_Events_.28December_2011_-_May_2012.29>
            - 1.1.3.2 Past
Events<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue291#Past_Events>
            - 1.1.3.3 Additional
information<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue291#Additional_information>
          - 1.2 Fedora In the
News<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue291#Fedora_In_the_News>
         - 1.2.1 Fedora Audio Spin: Creating Music With
Fedora<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue291#Fedora_Audio_Spin:_Creating_Music_With_Fedora>
         - 1.2.2 Fedora 18 Planning: Name suggestions, system log and ARM
         support<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue291#Fedora_18_Planning:_Name_suggestions.2C_system_log_and_ARM_support>
         - 1.2.3 What Follows a Fedora Linux
Miracle?<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue291#What_Follows_a_Fedora_Linux_Miracle.3F>
         - 1.2.4 Fedora on Raspberry
Pi<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue291#Fedora_on_Raspberry_Pi>

Fedora Weekly News Issue 291

Welcome to Fedora Weekly News Issue
291[1]<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue291#cite_note-0>.
The Fedora Weekly News team is being streamed and dedicated the major
highlights of last week of March 2012.

The breaking news of the week is the announcement of opening student
application of Google Summer Code and the Fedora 17 Beta Go/No-Go Meeting
on Wednesday, March 28, 2012. The Trade Press and Marketing news covers the
Fedora Audio Spin: Creating Music With Fedora, Fedora 18 planning, and
Fedora on Raspberry Pi expressively.

The thoughtful article about *What Follows a Fedora Linux Miracle?* has
been beautifully integrated in the news along with the Fedora naming
process and its uniqueness.

Recent issues of FWN are now being published to Fedora
Insight[2]<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue291#cite_note-1>.
Insight offers RSS features, multimedia capabilities and more, beyond the
mailshot/wiki FWN you have come to know and love. Try it out, and we'd love
to hear your feedback!

Fedora Project is the right place for you and you can simply show your
interest in contributing to Fedora Weekly News, please see our 'join' page
[3] <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue291#cite_note-2>.
We welcome
reader feedback: [email protected]

FWN Editorial Team: Pascal
Calarco<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/User:Pcalarco>,
Adam Williamson <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/User:Adamwill>,
Rashadul
Islam <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/User:Rashadul>

   1. ↑ <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue291#cite_ref-0>
   http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue291
   2. ↑ <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue291#cite_ref-1>
   http://insight.fedoraproject.org/
   3. ↑ <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue291#cite_ref-2>
   http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/NewsProject/Join

 Announcements

Fedora Announcements are the place where you can find the major coverage
from the Fedora Project including general
announcements[1]<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue291#cite_note-3>,
development announcements[2]<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue291#cite_note-4>and
Fedora Events
[3] <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue291#cite_note-5>.

Contributing Writer: Rashadul
Islam<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/User:Rashadul>

   1. ↑ <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue291#cite_ref-3>
   http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/announce/
   2. ↑ <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue291#cite_ref-4>
   http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/devel-announce/
   3. ↑ <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue291#cite_ref-5>
   http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Events

Breaking News of the Week GSoC : Students application period started

Fedora Ambassador - APAC region and Event Liaison - Design Team: Buddhika
Chandradeepa Kurera
<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/User:Bckurera>[1]<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue291#cite_note-6>on
Mon Mar 26 17:53:07 UTC 2012
[2] <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue291#cite_note-7>
announced to
the Fedora community specially to those who are students about the *Google
Summer of Code: Students application period started*.

"The students application period will be
open[3]<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue291#cite_note-8>from
today, 26th March 1900 UTC. Interested students can start submitting
their applications (proposals) to the Fedora project and google-melange.

Please make sure you complete following on or before the deadline, 06th
April, 1900 UTC. Do not wait till the last minute, no late proposals will
be entertained by gsoc program admins or Fedora project.

Complete how-to guide on submitting proposals
[4]<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue291#cite_note-9>to
the
Fedora project can be found at wiki
[5] <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue291#cite_note-10>
and each and
every proposal should be submitted via the google-melange.com as well. (get
registered with the program if you dont) You should create your proposal on
the wiki[6] <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue291#cite_note-11>
and
send the link to the summer-coding mailing list. One student can submit
more than one proposal[7]<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue291#cite_note-12>but
bare mind the quality matters than the quantity.

A template of the
application[8]<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue291#cite_note-13>should
be followed. Every question should be answered on the application
template. Feel free to add anything important and related except the
questions noted on the application template. But make sure all the
questions on the application template will be answered.

If anything is not clear please do contact me or admins or your mentor.
Further please keep in touch with the summer-coding mailing list and GSOC
2012 wiki page[9] <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue291#cite_note-14>,
important notifications/ notices will be forwarded/ displayed.

Happy Summer Coding !!!"

   1. ↑ <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue291#cite_ref-6>
bckurera
   at fedoraproject.org
   2. ↑ <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue291#cite_ref-7>
   http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/announce/2012-March/003053.html
   3. ↑ <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue291#cite_ref-8>
   http://www.google-melange.com/gsoc/document/show/gsoc_program/google/gsoc2012/faqs#timeline
   4. ↑ <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue291#cite_ref-9>
   http://en.flossmanuals.net/GSoCStudentGuide/ch008_writing-a-proposal/
   5. ↑ <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue291#cite_ref-10>
   https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/GSOC_Guide_students
   6. ↑ <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue291#cite_ref-11>
   https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/GSOC_Guide_students#Create_your_proposal
   7. ↑ <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue291#cite_ref-12>
   http://www.google-melange.com/gsoc/document/show/gsoc_program/google/gsoc2012/faqs#more_than_one
   8. ↑ <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue291#cite_ref-13>
   https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/GSOC_2012/Student_Application_Template
   9. ↑ <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue291#cite_ref-14>
   https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/GSOC_2012

Fedora Development News

The Development
Announcement[1]<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue291#cite_note-15>list
is intended to be a LOW TRAFFIC announce-only list for Fedora
development.

*Acceptable Types of Announcements*

   - Policy or process changes that affect developers.
   - Infrastructure changes that affect developers.
   - Tools changes that affect developers.
   - Schedule changes
   - Freeze reminders

*Unacceptable Types of Announcements*

   - Periodic automated reports (violates the INFREQUENT rule)
   - Discussion
   - Anything else not mentioned above


   1. ↑ <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue291#cite_ref-15>
   https://admin.fedoraproject.org/mailman/listinfo/devel-announce


 Fedora 17 Beta Go/No-Go Meeting, Wednesday, March 28, @17:00 Eastern

Fedora New Project Leader, Robyn
Bergeron<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/User:Rbergero>
[1] <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue291#cite_note-16>
on Mon Mar
26 13:25:12 UTC 2012
announced[2]<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue291#cite_note-17>,


"Please join us on irc.freenode.net in #fedora-meeting-1 for this important
meeting. Will the Beefy Miracle live up to the latter half of its name?
Attend this meeting and find out! :)

   - *Wednesday, March 28, 2012 @21:00 UTC (17:00 EDT/14:00 PDT)*

"Before each public release Development, QA and Release Engineering meet to
determine if the release criteria are met for a particular release. This
meeting is called the Go/No-Go Meeting."

"Verifying that the Release criteria are met is the responsibility of the
QA Team."

For more details about this meeting
see:[3]<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue291#cite_note-18>

In the meantime, keep an eye on the Fedora 17 Beta Blocker
list:[4]<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue291#cite_note-19>

Ongoing Beta RC test results can be seen
here:[5]<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue291#cite_note-20>

Cheers! (And do note that we will be in #fedora-meeting-1!)"

   1. ↑ <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue291#cite_ref-16>
rbergero
   at redhat.com
   2. ↑ <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue291#cite_ref-17>
   http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/devel-announce/2012-March/000907.html
   3. ↑ <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue291#cite_ref-18>
   https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Go_No_Go_Meeting
   4. ↑ <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue291#cite_ref-19>
   http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Current_Release_Blockers
   5. ↑ <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue291#cite_ref-20>
   https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Category:Fedora_17_Beta_RC_Test_Results

Fedora Events

The purpose of event is to build a global Fedora events calendar, and to
identify responsible Ambassadors for each event. The event page is laid out
by quarter and by region. Please maintain the layout, as it is crucial for
budget planning. Events can be added to this page whether or not they have
an Ambassador owner. Events without an owner are not eligible for funding,
but being listed allows any Ambassador to take ownership of the event and
make it eligible for funding. In plain words, Fedora events are the
exclusive and 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 (December 2011 - May 2012)

   - North America
(NA)[1]<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue291#cite_note-21>
   - Central & South America (LATAM):
[2]<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue291#cite_note-22>
   - Europe, Middle East, and Africa
(EMEA)[3]<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue291#cite_note-23>
   - India, Asia, Australia
(India/APJ)[4]<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue291#cite_note-24>


   1. ↑ <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue291#cite_ref-21>
   http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Events#FY13_Q1_.28March_2012_-_May_2012.29
   2. ↑ <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue291#cite_ref-22>
   http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Events#FY13_Q1_.28March_2012_-_May_2012.29_2
   3. ↑ <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue291#cite_ref-23>
   http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Events#FY12_Q4_.28December_2012_-_February_2013.29
   4. ↑ <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue291#cite_ref-24>
   http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Events#FY13_Q1_.28March_2012_-_May_2012.29_3

Past Events

Archive of Past Fedora
Events[1]<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue291#cite_note-25>

   1. ↑ <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue291#cite_ref-25>
   http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FedoraEvents/PastEvents

Additional information

   - Reimbursements <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Reimbursements>
--
   reimbursement guidelines.
   -  Budget<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Ambassadors/SteeringCommittee/Budget>--
budget for the current quarter (as distributed by FAMSCo).
   -  Sponsorship<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Sponsoring_event_attendees>--
how decisions are made to subsidize travel by community members.
   -  Organization<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FedoraEvents/Organization>--
event organization, budget information, and regional responsibility.
   - Event reports <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Event_reports>
--
   guidelines and suggestions.
   -  LinuxEvents
<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FedoraEvents/LinuxEvents>--
a
collection of calendars of Linux events.

 Fedora In the News

In this section, we cover news from the trade press and elsewhere that is
re-posted to the Fedora Marketing
list[1]<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue291#cite_note-26>.


http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Marketing

Contributing Writer: Jason
Brooks<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/User:Jasonbrooks>

   1. ↑ <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue291#cite_ref-26>
   http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/marketing/

Fedora Audio Spin: Creating Music With Fedora

Rahul Sundaram <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/User:Sundaram>
posted[1]<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue291#cite_note-27>:


"The Fedora Audio spin will be targeted at both enthusiasts and
professionals alike. We are also see the Live CD's for new users who have
always wanted to try out Linux Audio but weren't sure where to start.
Hopefully the live CD can also serve as a backup portable studio with all
the packages you need!"

The full interview is
available[2]<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue291#cite_note-28>.


   1. ↑ <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue291#cite_ref-27>
   https://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/marketing/2012-March/014237.html
   2. ↑ <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue291#cite_ref-28>
   http://www.muktware.com/news/3445/fedora-audio-spin-creating-music-fedora-exclusive-interview

Fedora 18 Planning: Name suggestions, system log and ARM support

Rahul Sundaram <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/User:Sundaram>
and Henrik
Heigl <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/User:Wonderer>
posted[1]<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue291#cite_note-29>:


"While the Fedora developers are working on the beta of Fedora 17, which is
due to be released in two weeks, first plans are already being made for the
Fedora 18 distribution which is expected to arrive this autumn – these
include name suggestions, a greater significance of the ARM port, and a
proposal to switch logging to the journal that is part of Systemd."

The full article is available in
English[2]<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue291#cite_note-30>and
in German
[3] <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue291#cite_note-31>.

Additional coverage on Fedora 18 planning, in
German[4]<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue291#cite_note-32>.


   1. ↑ <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue291#cite_ref-29>
   https://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/marketing/2012-March/014238.html
   2. ↑ <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue291#cite_ref-30>
   http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Fedora-18-Name-suggestions-system-log-and-ARM-support-1477545.html
   3. ↑ <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue291#cite_ref-31>
   http://www.heise.de/open/meldung/Fedora-18-Namenssuche-Systemlog-und-ARM-Support-1477076.html
   4. ↑ <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue291#cite_ref-32>
   http://derstandard.at/1332323521262/Ausblick-Erste-Plaene-fuer-Fedora-18

What Follows a Fedora Linux Miracle?

Rahul Sundaram <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/User:Sundaram>
posted[1]<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue291#cite_note-33>:


"The Fedora naming process is like no other. Community members suggest and
vote on names, there is no benevolent dictator that chooses these names.
The only catch is that the name needs to somehow/somewhat be related to the
previous release name."

The full article is
available[2]<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue291#cite_note-34>.


   1. ↑ <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue291#cite_ref-33>
   https://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/marketing/2012-March/014239.html
   2. ↑ <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue291#cite_ref-34>
   http://www.internetnews.com/blog/skerner/what-follows-a-fedora-linux-miracle.html

Fedora on Raspberry Pi

Rahul Sundaram <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/User:Sundaram>
posted[1]<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue291#cite_note-35>a
handful of articles about Fedora on Raspberry Pi:

"The operating system, which comes as an SD card image 'includes a little
over 640 packages, providing both text-mode and graphical interfaces
(Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment (LXDE)/ XFCE) with an assortment of
programming languages, applications, system tools, and services for both
environments. There are over 16,000 software packages available from the
Fedora ARM repositories which can be easily installed using the Internet to
customize your system to meet your needs and interests (again, using either
command-line or graphical tools).'" (ZDnet)

The coverage includes articles from
OStatic[2]<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue291#cite_note-36>,
ZDnet[3] <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue291#cite_note-37>,
The H
[4] <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue291#cite_note-38>,
and The
Inquirer[5] <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue291#cite_note-39>.

   1. ↑ <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue291#cite_ref-35>
   https://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/marketing/2012-March/014240.html
   2. ↑ <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue291#cite_ref-36>
   http://ostatic.com/blog/fedora-remix-is-the-official-linux-distro-of-raspberry-pi
   3. ↑ <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue291#cite_ref-37>
   https://www.zdnet.com/blog/open-source/official-fedora-linux-remix-for-raspberry-pi-arrives/10567
   4. ↑ <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue291#cite_ref-38>
   http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Fedora-remix-for-the-Raspberry-PI-released-1467622.html
   5. ↑ <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue291#cite_ref-39>
   http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/2158383/raspberry-pi-tries-fedora-linux
 
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