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Gmane
From: Rashadul Islam <rashadul <at> fedoraproject.org>
Subject: Fedora Weekly News: Issue 293
Newsgroups: gmane.linux.redhat.fedora.core.announce
Date: Friday 20th April 2012 18:46:18 UTC (over 4 years ago)
Contents

   - 1 Fedora Weekly News Issue
293<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#Fedora_Weekly_News_Issue_293>
      - 1.1 Announcements<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#Announcements>
         - 1.1.1 Breaking News of the
Week<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#Breaking_News_of_the_Week>
            - 1.1.1.1 [Guidelines Change] Changes to the Packaging
            Guidelines<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#.5BGuidelines_Change.5D_Changes_to_the_Packaging_Guidelines>
            - 1.1.1.2 Announcing the release of Fedora 18
Beta!<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#Announcing_the_release_of_Fedora_18_Beta.21>
               - 1.1.1.2.1 What is the Beta
Release?<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#What_is_the_Beta_Release.3F>
               - 1.1.1.2.2
Features<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#Features>
               - 1.1.1.2.3 Contributing to
Fedora<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#Contributing_to_Fedora>
            - 1.1.1.3 Fedora 18 Release name voting and Poll for whether to
            continue naming
releases<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#Fedora_18_Release_name_voting_and_Poll_for_whether_to_continue_naming_releases>
         - 1.1.2 Fedora Development
News<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#Fedora_Development_News>
            - 1.1.2.1 Fedora 17 for Power Alpha
Announcement<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#Fedora_17_for_Power_Alpha_Announcement>
            - 1.1.2.2 Fedora 17 Beta Go/No-Go Meeting, Round 3, Wednesday,
            April 11, @17:00
Eastern<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#Fedora_17_Beta_Go.2FNo-Go_Meeting.2C_Round_3.2C_Wednesday.2C_April_11.2C_.4017:00_Eastern>
            - 1.1.2.3 Fedora 17 Beta is declared
GOLD<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#Fedora_17_Beta_is_declared_GOLD>
               - 1.1.2.3.1 Fedora-meeting-1: F17 Beta go no go
meeting<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#Fedora-meeting-1:_F17_Beta_go_no_go_meeting>
             - 1.1.3 Fedora
Events<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#Fedora_Events>
            - 1.1.3.1 Upcoming Events (December 2011 - May
2012)<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#Upcoming_Events_.28December_2011_-_May_2012.29>
            - 1.1.3.2 Past
Events<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#Past_Events>
            - 1.1.3.3 Additional
information<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#Additional_information>
          - 1.2 Fedora In the
News<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#Fedora_In_the_News>
         - 1.2.1 Fedora 17
Beta<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#Fedora_17_Beta>
         - 1.2.2 Review: Beefy Fedora could use a dash of miracle
whip<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#Review:_Beefy_Fedora_could_use_a_dash_of_miracle_whip>
         - 1.2.3 HealthCheck Fedora: Where's the
beef?<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#HealthCheck_Fedora:_Where.27s_the_beef.3F>
      - 1.3 Security
Advisories<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#Security_Advisories>
         - 1.3.1 Fedora 15 Security
Advisories<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#Fedora_15_Security_Advisories>
         - 1.3.2 Fedora 16 Security
Advisories<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#Fedora_16_Security_Advisories>
         - 1.3.3 Fedora 17 Security
Advisories<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#Fedora_17_Security_Advisories>

 Fedora Weekly News Issue 293

Welcome to Fedora Weekly News Issue
293[1]<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#cite_note-0>.
The FWN 293 is a live news stream of the mid April 2012.

The lead news of the week comes from the major announcement, development,
the Trade Press and Fedora Marketing, and Security Advisories
symmetrically. The starting news is the Changes to the Packaging Guidelines
through Announcing the release of Fedora 18 Beta followed by Fedora 17 Beta
thread.

One of the breaking news of this month is Fedora 18 Release name voting and
Poll for whether to continue naming releases. Meantime, the leading news is
the Fedora 17 for Power Alpha by David Aquilina. In this issue, the
community can get details of the Fedora 17 Beta Go/No-Go Meeting, Round 3,
Wednesday, April 11, @17:00 Eastern and the declared GOLD for the community
(the Fedora 17 Beta is declared GOLD).

Another lead news on Trade Press and Fedora Marketing giants of Fedora is
that Fedora Project has announced the release of the first and only beta
version of Fedora 17, the final version of which is due for publication on
22 May. An outstanding review has been an eye catching topic titled as the
beefy Fedora could use a dash of miracle whip by Jason Brokes which sounds
harmonious with the news HealthCheck Fedora: Where's the beef?

Security beat, meantime, deals and publishes several security notes at the
Security Advisories Beat.

Recent issues of FWN are now being published to Fedora
Insight[2]<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#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/Issue293#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/Issue293#cite_ref-0>
   http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293
   2. ↑ <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#cite_ref-1>
   http://insight.fedoraproject.org/
   3. ↑ <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#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/Issue293#cite_note-3>,
development announcements[2]<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#cite_note-4>and
Fedora Events
[3] <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#cite_note-5>.

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

   1. ↑ <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#cite_ref-3>
   http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/announce/
   2. ↑ <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#cite_ref-4>
   http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/devel-announce/
   3. ↑ <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#cite_ref-5>
   http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Events

 Breaking News of the Week [Guidelines Change] Changes to the Packaging
Guidelines

Tom Callaway[1]
<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#cite_note-6>on
Thu Apr 12
20:57:29 UTC 2012 announced
[2] <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#cite_note-7>,

"A bundling exception for boost within Passenger was granted, due to the
intrusive nature of the forked changes, the efforts of the maintainer to
merge as many of them as possible into the upstream boost source tree, and
the visible efforts of the upstream to keep the bundled copy of boost in
sync with the current boost releases.

The package must also include a Requires: bundled(boost) = $VERSION where
$VERSION is the boost version being bundled.

[3] <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#cite_note-8>

Packages which have SysV initscripts that contain 'non-standard service
commands' (commands besides start, stop, reload, restart, or try-restart)
must convert those commands into standalone helper scripts. Systemd does
not support non-standard unit commands.

[4] <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#cite_note-9>

A section was added to the systemd Packaging Guidelines page with a link to
the Tmpfiles.d Packaging Guidelines page, since systemd uses Tmpfiles.d.

[5] <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#cite_note-10>

The Ruby Packaging Guidelines were almost completely rewritten. If you
maintain ruby packages in Fedora, we advise that you review the new
guidelines.

[6] <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#cite_note-11>

An informational note about Software Collection macros in Fedora Packages
was added:

[7] <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#cite_note-12>

The guidelines relating to PIE and Hardened Packages were updated. Now, if
your package meets the following critera you MUST enable the PIE compiler
flags:

   - Your package is long running. This means it's likely to be started and

keep running until the machine is rebooted, not start on demand and quit on
idle.

   - Your package has suid binaries, or binaries with capabilities.


   - Your package runs as root.

[8] <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#cite_note-13>

Rules involving appropriate scripting within Fedora Package spec files were
added to the Guidelines:

[9] <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#cite_note-14>

The section in the systemd guidelines covering EnvironmentFiles and support
for /etc/sysconfig files was revised for clarification.

[10] <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#cite_note-15>

The Ada Packaging Guidelines were updated for new rules on packaging source
files and updated macros.

[11] <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#cite_note-16>

The section of the Packaging Guidelines describing the "bootstrapping"
binary exception was amended for clarification:

[12] <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#cite_note-17>

The section of the Packaging Guidelines describing Duplication of system
libraries was amended to clarify the exceptions for Javascript and parallel
stacks.

[13] <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#cite_note-18>

These guidelines (and changes) were approved by the Fedora Packaging
Committee (FPC).

Many thanks to Kevin Fenzi, Bohuslav Kabrda, Brett Lentz, Marcela
Mašláňová, Bill Nottingham, Vít Ondruch, Mamoru Tasaka, and all of the
members of the FPC, for assisting in drafting, refining, and passing these
guidelines.

As a reminder: The Fedora Packaging Guidelines are living documents! If you
find something missing, incorrect, or in need of revision, you can suggest
a draft change. The procedure for this is documented here:
[14]<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#cite_note-19>

Thanks"

   1. ↑ <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#cite_ref-6>
tcallawa
   at redhat.com
   2. ↑ <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#cite_ref-7>
   lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/announce/2012-April/003057.html
   3. ↑ <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#cite_ref-8>
   https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging:No_Bundled_Libraries#Packages_granted_exceptions
   4. ↑ <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#cite_ref-9>
   https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging:Systemd#Unit_Files
   5. ↑ <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#cite_ref-10>
   https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging:Systemd#Tmpfiles.d
   6. ↑ <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#cite_ref-11>
   https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging:Ruby
   7. ↑ <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#cite_ref-12>
   https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging:Guidelines#Software_Collection_Macros
   8. ↑ <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#cite_ref-13>
   https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging:Guidelines#PIE
   9. ↑ <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#cite_ref-14>
   https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging:Guidelines#Scripting_inside_of_spec_files
   10. ↑ <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#cite_ref-15>
   https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging:Systemd#EnvironmentFiles_and_support_for_.2Fetc.2Fsysconfig_files
   11. ↑ <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#cite_ref-16>
   https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging:Ada
   12. ↑ <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#cite_ref-17>
   https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging:Guidelines#Exceptions
   13. ↑ <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#cite_ref-18>
   https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging:Guidelines#Duplication_of_system_libraries
   14. ↑ <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#cite_ref-19>
   https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging/Committee#GuidelineChangeProcedure

 Announcing the release of Fedora 18 Beta!

Dennis Gilmore[1]
<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#cite_note-20>on
Tue Apr
17 14:17:02 UTC 2012 announced in two thread
[2] <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#cite_note-21>[3]<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#cite_note-22>,


"Look, up in the sky! It's a bird, it's a plane, it's... the Beta release
of Beefy Miracle! Flying 'round the world at the speed of the intertubes,
delivering progress, mustard, and freedom to the masses.

We are delighted to announce the availability of the Beta release of Fedora
17. Want to get a taste of the future? Download it now:

[4] <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#cite_note-23>
 What is the Beta Release?

The Beta release is the last important milestone of Fedora 17. Only
critical bug fixes will be pushed as updates leading to the general release
of Fedora 17 in May. We invite you to join us in making Fedora 17 a solid
release by downloading, testing, and providing your valuable feedback.

Of course, this is a beta release, meaning that some problems may still be
lurking. A list of the problems we already know about is found at the
Common F17 bugs page, seen here:

[5] <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#cite_note-24>
 Features

This release of Fedora includes a variety of features both over and under
the hood that show off the power and flexibility of the advancing state of
free software. Here are just a few of the new features:

On the desktop: GNOME 3.4 introduces many user experience improvements,
including new search capabilities in the activities overview, improved
themes, and enhancements to the Documents and Contacts applications. A new
application, GNOME-boxes, provides easy access to virtual machines.
Additionally, GIMP 2.8, the newest version of the GNU Image Manipulation
Program, brings new improvements such as single-window mode, layer groups,
and on-canvas editing.

For developers: You never sausage a great array of development tools!
Fedora 17 includes a pre-release of Juno, the release of the Eclipse SDK
expected in June 2012. Java 7 (and OpenJDK 7) is the default Java runtime
and Java build toolset, and GCC 4.7.x is now the primary compiler in
Fedora. Other language refreshes include shipping Ruby 1.9.3, the latest
stable version of the Ruby language, PHP 5.4, the latest PHP stack, and
Erlang has also been updated to the R15 release.

Under the hood, and in the cloud: The Cluster stack in Fedora includes
numerous and significant updates for both high availability and
load-balancing applications. Fedora 17 utilizes Linux kernel 3.3, with
improved btrfs and ext4 filesystems, GMA (poulsbo) graphics and Broadcom
wireless chipset support, and numerous other bug fixes and enhancements.
Firewalld is now the default firewall solution in Fedora, providing dynamic
firewall configuration capabilities. Finally, OpenStack, a collection of
services that can be used to set up and run cloud compute and storage
infrastructure, has been updated to the latest release, 2012.1 (Essex).

And that's only the beginning. A more complete list and details of all the
new features in Fedora 17 is available here:

[6] <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#cite_note-25>

We have nightly composes of alternate spins available here:

[7] <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#cite_note-26>
 Contributing to Fedora

For more information on common and known bugs, tips on how to report bugs,
and the official release schedule, please refer to the release notes:

[8] <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#cite_note-27>

There are many ways to contribute beyond bug reporting. You can help
translate software and content, test and give feedback on software updates,
write and edit documentation, help with all sorts of promotional
activities, and package free software for use by millions of Fedora users
worldwide. To get started, visit
[9]<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#cite_note-28>today!"

   1. ↑ <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#cite_ref-20>
dennis at
   ausil.us
   2. ↑ <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#cite_ref-21>
   http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/announce/2012-April/003058.html
   3. ↑ <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#cite_ref-22>
   http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/announce/2012-April/003059.html
   4. ↑ <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#cite_ref-23>
   http://fedoraproject.org/get-prerelease
   5. ↑ <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#cite_ref-24>
   http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Common_F17_bugs
   6. ↑ <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#cite_ref-25>
   http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/17/FeatureList
   7. ↑ <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#cite_ref-26>
   http://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/alt/nightly-composes/
   8. ↑ <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#cite_ref-27>
   http://docs.fedoraproject.org
   9. ↑ <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#cite_ref-28>
   http://join.fedoraproject.org

 Fedora 18 Release name voting and Poll for whether to continue naming
releases

Toshio Kuratomi
[1]<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#cite_note-29>on
Fri
Apr 20 00:04:15 UTC 2012 announced
[2] <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#cite_note-30>,

"Voting for the Fedora 18 release names has begun. You can find the
potential names in the voting application:
[3]<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#cite_note-31>

If you are a Fedora contributor (defined as having signed the FPCA and
being in one other Fedora group in the account system) then you are
eligilbe to vote.

This cycle, the Board is also asking contributors to let us know if we
should continue to have release names for future Fedora releases. Even
though the interface is the same, this portion is intended to be a poll
rather than a straight up vote. The Fedora Board will look at the answers
to determine if enough contributors value continuing to create release
names to make it worthwhile in the future. If it does seem desirable, the
Board will likely look into forming a working group to come up with a new
method for creating release names for future releases.

The poll for keeping release names is also found in the voting application:
[4] <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#cite_note-32>

Eligibility to answer the poll is the same as for being able to vote on the
names themselves (having signed the FPCA and being in one other group)."

   1. ↑ <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#cite_ref-29>
a.badger
   at gmail.com
   2. ↑ <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#cite_ref-30>
   http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/announce/2012-April/003060.html
   3. ↑ <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#cite_ref-31>
   https://admin.fedoraproject.org/voting/
   4. ↑ <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#cite_ref-32>
   https://admin.fedoraproject.org/voting/

 Fedora Development News

The Development
Announcement[1]<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#cite_note-33>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/Issue293#cite_ref-33>
   https://admin.fedoraproject.org/mailman/listinfo/devel-announce

 Fedora 17 for Power Alpha Announcement

David Aquilina[1]
<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#cite_note-34>on
Tue Apr
10 19:51:42 UTC 2012 announced
[2] <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#cite_note-35>,

"Time flies like the wind...

As it's already time again for another Fedora release on Power, this time
for Fedora 17 Alpha.

We've hit a couple of bumps along the road to the Alpha, but at long last
we're finally at a state where we're ready to release it to the public.

Due to lack of developer time and hardware, Apple hardware support is at
this point completely untested. Especially with the switch to grub2 we rely
on community feedback and participation to make this work for this release.
So if you have the hardware and want it to work, patches welcome! :)

The bits are available from your closest mirror:

[3] <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#cite_note-36>

More details about this Alpha release can be found here:

[4] <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#cite_note-37>

One of our focuses in the lead up to the beta of Fedora 17 for Power will
be addressing architecture-specific packaging issues in as many packages as
possible. If you own a package in Fedora which has ExclusiveArch or
ExcludeArch set, please take a moment to verify that the architectures
you've excluded or are exclusive to are still correct and sane.

I want to thank everyone involved in making this happen once more. Many
Fedora packagers and contributors have again stepped up and helped fix
issues that only appeared on Power hardware. Moreover the whole Fedora
Secondary Arch team has been doing a fantastic job to get us to where we
are now, especially considering that we had a complete switch of builders
and hub hardware, mass rebuild and a hub failure along the way!

As usual, you can reach the whole team on the #fedora-ppc IRC channel on
FreeNode and via our email list:

[5] <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#cite_note-38>

And we have our Secondary Arch wiki with (decently) updated information:

[6] <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#cite_note-39>

For Phil, Karsten, and the entire Fedora for Power team, Thanks & regards,
David"

   1. ↑ <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#cite_ref-34>
dwa at
   redhat.com
   2. ↑ <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#cite_ref-35>
   http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/devel-announce/2012-April/000913.html
   3. ↑ <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#cite_ref-36>
   https://mirrors.fedoraproject.org/publiclist/Fedora/17-Alpha/ppc64/
   4. ↑ <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#cite_ref-37>
   https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Fedora_17_Alpha_PPC_release_notes
   5. ↑ <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#cite_ref-38>
   https://admin.fedoraproject.org/mailman/listinfo/ppc
   6. ↑ <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#cite_ref-39>
   http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Architectures/PowerPC

 Fedora 17 Beta Go/No-Go Meeting, Round 3, Wednesday, April 11, @17:00
Eastern

Fedora New Project Leader, Robyn
Bergeron<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/User:Rbergero>
[1] <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#cite_note-40>
on Wed Apr
11 03:23:31 UTC 2012
announced[2]<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#cite_note-41>,


"Please join us on irc.freenode.net in #fedora-meeting-1 for this important
meeting. This will be Round 3 of this meeting for the Beta release of F17.

Wednesday, April 11, 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/Issue293#cite_note-42>

In the meantime, keep an eye on the Fedora 17 Beta Blocker list:
[4]<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#cite_note-43>

Ongoing Beta RC test results can be seen here:
[5]<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#cite_note-44>

See you there, Wednesday, in #fedora-meeting-1.

-Robyn, fingers and toes crossed thoroughly"

   1. ↑ <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#cite_ref-40>
rbergero
   at redhat.com
   2. ↑ <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#cite_ref-41>
   http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/devel-announce/2012-April/000914.html
   3. ↑ <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#cite_ref-42>
   https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Go_No_Go_Meeting
   4. ↑ <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#cite_ref-43>
   http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Current_Release_Blockers
   5. ↑ <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#cite_ref-44>
   https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Category:Fedora_17_Beta_RC_Test_Results

 Fedora 17 Beta is declared GOLD

Robyn Bergeron <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/User:Rbergero>
- Fedora
Project Leader[1]
<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#cite_note-45>on
Thu Apr
12 05:11:27 UTC 2012 announced
[2] <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#cite_note-46>,

"At today's F17 Beta Go/No-Go meeting, the Fedora 17 Beta release was
declared gold. F17 Beta will be released Tuesday, April 17, 2012.

Thanks to everyone involved for pulling this one together and participating
in the meetings, things came together well this week. :)

For those interested in the details:

Minutes: [3] <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#cite_note-47>Logs:
[4] <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#cite_note-48>

Full minutes follow below.


 Fedora-meeting-1: F17 Beta go no go meeting

Meeting started by rbergeron at 21:00:32 UTC. The full logs are available
at [5] <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#cite_note-49>"

   1. ↑ <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#cite_ref-45>
rbergero
   at redhat.com
   2. ↑ <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#cite_ref-46>
   http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/devel-announce/2012-April/000915.html
   3. ↑ <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#cite_ref-47>
   http://meetbot.fedoraproject.org/fedora-meeting-1/2012-04-11/f17_beta_go_no_go_meeting.2012-04-11-21.00.html
   4. ↑ <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#cite_ref-48>
   http://meetbot.fedoraproject.org/fedora-meeting-1/2012-04-11/f17_beta_go_no_go_meeting.2012-04-11-21.00.log.html
   5. ↑ <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#cite_ref-49>
   http://meetbot.fedoraproject.org/fedora-meeting-1/2012-04-11/f17_beta_go_no_go_meeting.2012-04-11-21.00.log.html

 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/Issue293#cite_note-50>
   - Central & South America (LATAM):
[2]<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#cite_note-51>
   - Europe, Middle East, and Africa
(EMEA)[3]<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#cite_note-52>
   - India, Asia, Australia
(India/APJ)[4]<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#cite_note-53>


   1. ↑ <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#cite_ref-50>
   http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Events#FY13_Q1_.28March_2012_-_May_2012.29
   2. ↑ <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#cite_ref-51>
   http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Events#FY13_Q1_.28March_2012_-_May_2012.29_2
   3. ↑ <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#cite_ref-52>
   http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Events#FY12_Q4_.28December_2012_-_February_2013.29
   4. ↑ <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#cite_ref-53>
   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/Issue293#cite_note-54>

   1. ↑ <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#cite_ref-54>
   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/Issue293#cite_note-55>.


http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Marketing

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

   1. ↑ <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#cite_ref-55>
   http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/marketing/

 Fedora 17 Beta

Karin Bakis posted[1]<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#cite_note-56>a
batch of stories covering the Fedora 17 beta release:

"The Fedora Project has announced the release of the first and only beta
version of Fedora 17, the final version of which is due for publication on
22 May. The beta implements all major changes in full, including the
'UsrMove' modification to filesystem structure, which will result in all
applications and libraries being stored in subdirectories of /usr/." (The
H)

The coverage includes articles from The
H[2]<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#cite_note-57>,
Linux Today[3] <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#cite_note-58>,
PC World[4] <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#cite_note-59>,
Internet News[5] <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#cite_note-60>and
DistroWatch[6] <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#cite_note-61>.

Additional Fedora 17 beta release coverage in German,
posted[7]<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#cite_note-62>by
Henrik
Heigl <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/User:Wonderer>,
includes stories from
Golem[8] <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#cite_note-63>,
Heise
[9] <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#cite_note-64>,
Linux
Magazin[10] <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#cite_note-65>
and
Pressebox[11] <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#cite_note-66>.

   1. ↑ <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#cite_ref-56>
   http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/marketing/2012-April/014259.html
   2. ↑ <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#cite_ref-57>
   http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Fedora-17-enters-home-straight-with-beta-release-1540829.html
   3. ↑ <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#cite_ref-58>
   http://www.linuxtoday.com/developer/2012041700641OSRH
   4. ↑ <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#cite_ref-59>
   http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/254066/fedora_linux_17_reaches_beta_with_six_key_updates.html
   5. ↑ <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#cite_ref-60>
   http://www.internetnews.com/blog/skerner/fedora-17-beta-advances-the-linux-desktop.html
   6. ↑ <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#cite_ref-61>
   http://distrowatch.com/?newsid=07205
   7. ↑ <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#cite_ref-62>
   http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/marketing/2012-April/014260.html
   8. ↑ <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#cite_ref-63>
   http://www.golem.de/news/beefy-miracle-fedora-17-als-beta-erschienen-1204-91228.html
   9. ↑ <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#cite_ref-64>
   http://www.heise.de/ct/meldung/Fedora-17-geht-mit-Beta-auf-die-Zielgerade-1540199.html
   10. ↑ <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#cite_ref-65>
   http://www.linux-magazin.de/content/view/full/67915
   11. ↑ <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#cite_ref-66>
   http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/marketing/2012-April/014260.html

 Review: Beefy Fedora could use a dash of miracle whip

Jason Brooks <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/User:Jasonbrooks>
posted[1]<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#cite_note-67>:


"While Fedora 17 is certainly beefy, what's been delivered with this first
and only beta is not particularly miraculous.

"Among the more noticeable changes is GNOME 3.4, the latest version of the
GNOME 3 desktop. While the Fedora DVD still ships with a variety of
desktops, the live CD defaults to GNOME and for some time now Fedora has
served as a showcase for the development of GNOME 3."

The full review is available
[2]<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#cite_note-68>.


   1. ↑ <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#cite_ref-67>
   http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/marketing/2012-April/014265.html
   2. ↑ <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#cite_ref-68>
   http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/04/19/fedora_17_beta_review/

 HealthCheck Fedora: Where's the beef?

Jason Brooks <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/User:Jasonbrooks>
posted[1]<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#cite_note-69>a
lengthy (2,800 word) take on Fedora and its history from The H:

"To the right kind of user, with imagination and adventure to spare, Fedora
is a thing of wonder. And for other users there are Fedora spins which give
a different set of perspectives for those with specialised tastes and
preferences. The value of Fedora to ordinary users is that it doesn't stand
still, and each new release brings new possibilities."

The full article is
available[2]<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#cite_note-70>.


   1. ↑ <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#cite_ref-69>
   http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/marketing/2012-April/014266.html
   2. ↑ <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue293#cite_ref-70>
   http://www.h-online.com/open/features/HealthCheck-Fedora-Where-s-the-beef-1520194.html

  Security Advisories

In this section, we cover Security Advisories from fedora-package-announce
for the period April 1, 2012 - April 11, 2012.

http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce

Contributing Writer:
User:Astiando<https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/User:Astiando>
 Fedora 15 Security Advisories

   - drupal6-date-2.8-1.fc15 -
   http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2012-April/076769.html
   - pidgin-2.10.2-1.fc15 -
   http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2012-April/076772.html
   - python-sqlalchemy0.5-0.5.8-9.fc15 -
   http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2012-April/076792.html
   - python-paste-script-1.7.5-4.fc15 -
   http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2012-April/076846.html
   - libtasn1-2.12-1.fc15 -
   http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2012-April/076856.html
   - taglib-1.7.1-1.fc15 -
   http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2012-April/076859.html
   - thunderbird-11.0.1-1.fc15 -
   http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2012-April/076871.html
   - perl-YAML-LibYAML-0.38-2.fc15 -
   http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2012-April/077004.html
   - libpng10-1.0.59-1.fc15 -
   http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2012-April/077007.html
   - drupal7-ctools-1.0-1.fc15 -
   http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2012-April/077016.html
   - trytond-1.8.6-1.fc15 -
   http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2012-April/077034.html
   - gnutls-2.10.5-3.fc15 -
   http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2012-April/077071.html
   - gnutls-2.10.5-3.fc15 -
   http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2012-April/077196.html
   - openssl-1.0.0h-1.fc15 -
   http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2012-April/077221.html

 Fedora 16 Security Advisories

   - drupal6-date-2.8-1.fc16 -
   http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2012-April/076761.html
   - python-sqlalchemy0.5-0.5.8-9.fc16 -
   http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2012-April/076786.html
   - python-paste-script-1.7.5-4.fc16 -
   http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2012-April/076848.html
   - taglib-1.7.1-1.fc16 -
   http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2012-April/076858.html
   - libtasn1-2.12-1.fc16 -
   http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2012-April/076865.html
   - sectool-0.9.5-7.fc16 -
   http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2012-April/076873.html
   - trytond-2.0.4-1.fc16 -
   http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2012-April/077012.html
   - drupal7-ctools-1.0-1.fc16 -
   http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2012-April/077013.html
   - perl-YAML-LibYAML-0.38-2.fc16 -
   http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2012-April/077023.html
   - openstack-keystone-2011.3.1-3.fc16 -
   http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2012-April/077041.html
   - libpng10-1.0.59-1.fc16 -
   http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2012-April/077043.html
   - openstack-nova-2011.3.1-7.fc16 -
   http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2012-April/077047.html
   - openssl-1.0.0h-1.fc16 -
   http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2012-April/077086.html
   - openssl-1.0.0h-1.fc16 -
   http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2012-April/077224.html

 Fedora 17 Security Advisories

   - python-paste-script-1.7.5-4.fc17 -
   http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2012-April/077275.html
   - pidgin-2.10.2-1.fc17 -
   http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2012-April/077282.html
   - mingw-libtasn1-2.12-1.fc17 -
   http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2012-April/077284.html
   - mingw-gnutls-2.12.17-1.fc17 -
   http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2012-April/077285.html
   - mingw-p11-kit-0.12-1.fc17 -
   http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2012-April/077286.html
   - wireshark-1.6.6-2.fc17 -
   http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2012-April/077296.html
   - kernel-3.3.0-5.fc17 -
   http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2012-April/077307.html
   - asterisk-10.2.1-1.fc17 -
   http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2012-April/077326.html
   - libtasn1-2.12-1.fc17 -
   http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2012-April/077339.html
   - php-pear-CAS-1.3.0-2.fc17 -
   http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2012-April/077378.html
   - drupal6-date-2.8-1.fc17 -
   http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2012-April/077420.html
   - freetype-2.4.8-3.fc17 -
   http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2012-April/077429.html
   - libtiff-3.9.5-3.fc17 -
   http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2012-April/077463.html
   - libpng-1.5.10-1.fc17 -
   http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2012-April/077472.html
   - drupal7-ctools-1.0-1.fc17 -
   http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2012-April/077487.html
   - openstack-keystone-2012.1-1.fc17 -
   http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2012-April/077491.html
   - thunderbird-11.0.1-1.fc17 -
   http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2012-April/077632.html
   - moodle-2.2.2-1.fc17 -
   http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2012-April/077635.html
   - libzip-0.10.1-1.fc17 -
   http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2012-April/077653.html
   - openssl-1.0.0h-1.fc17 -
   http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2012-April/077666.html
   - ocsinventory-2.0.5-1.fc17 -
   http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2012-April/077689.html
   - raptor2-2.0.7-1.fc17 -
   http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2012-April/077708.html
   - openstack-nova-2012.1-0.10.rc1.fc17 -
   http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2012-April/077727.html
   - python-sqlalchemy0.5-0.5.8-9.fc17 -
   http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2012-April/077776.html
   - perl-YAML-LibYAML-0.38-2.fc17 -
   http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2012-April/077782.html
   - libpng10-1.0.59-1.fc17 -
   http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2012-April/077819.html
   - taglib-1.7.1-1.fc17 -
   http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2012-April/077938.html
 
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