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My week #49 in Fedora

Lets summarize some of events from the past week or two:

F27 Server release

On Thursday December 7th, 2017 we held Go/No-Go meeting for F27 server edition.  During the meeting we run into some infrastructure issues due to datacenter move, so even the meeting minutes were not completely recorded, we successfully finished the meeting. At the end of the meeting we have agreed to release the Fedora 27 RC 1.6 compose as the Fedora 27 release. The release date is set on December 12th, 2017.

Elections

On Tuesday, December 5th, 2017 we started Voting period for Mindshare and Council. We have also postponed start of FESCo Voting period for three days due to low number of nominees.  This went mostly fine, unfortunately we run into an issue with the mandatory interviews, required by a new election rule, where majority of nominees have not completed their interview by the deadline. After a brief chat with other Council members we have agreed to run the Elections even the new rule  was not fulfilled. As this decision caused a lot of tension in the community, it has been finally decided to cancel these elections and organize a new run with clarified rules. To be as transparent as possible there is a Council ticket #156, where Council wants to agree on the way how to deal with interviews as part of elections. FESCo has also opened a ticket #1800, to discuss the Election topic.

The new run of elections is preliminary planned on January 2018, where exact schedule is going to be published during this (#50) week.

F27 Release Engineering Retrospective

On Monday, December 4th, Kate organized F27 Release Engineering Retrospective meeting. During the meeting people provided their pros & cons they experienced during the F27 release and then we had a discussion on these topics. There is a video recording available from the meeting as well as notes we were discussing. For me, personally, this was very useful meeting allowing me to understand some issues more deeply as well as see these issues from different point of view.

Fedora Release cycle & Changes Policy

FESCo has approved update of Fedora Release cycle & Changes Policy. The update consist mostly changes based on the following :

People who are dealing with scheduling are requested to check these updates, so they can reflect these changes in their own work.

Mandatory Release notes

Collecting Release notes for a release from Change owners is a long term issue. To help our Documentation team with this issue FESCo has approved Mandatory Release notes for all the Changes going into a release.  If you are a Change owner, please make sure you are aware of this decision. And of course, I am looking forward to work with Change owners to get the Release notes ready and on time.

Datacenter move

I should also mention a big Datacenter move which happened during the week #49 (from December 4th to December 8th). Even I do not know much of it, as all the systems seems to be working fine and outages during the past week were minimal, I guess this is a big success. Thank you Infra team for the work you have done.

 

For more information what is going on in the Fedora community, please subscribe to one of the mailing list Fedora people are contributing to.

 

Fedora Autumn Elections 2017

As Fedora 27 has already been released, we run Fedora Autumn Elections 2017 electing members to three main leadership groups in Fedora: the Fedora Council, the Fedora Mindshare Committee, and the Fedora Engineering Steering Committee (FESCo).

The Fedora Council is the top-level community leadership and governance body. The Council is a mix of representatives from different areas of the project, named roles appointed by Red Hat, and a variable number of seats connected to medium-term project goals. Decision-making is a consensus process, where the Council works together as a common team to find shared solutions and address concerns, with a focus on giving voice than on balance of power.

Additionally, the Fedora Mindshare Comittee represents the outreach leadership in Fedora. Mindshare aims to help outreach teams to reach their targets in a more effective way, by unifying and sharing their working process through an optimized and standardized communication. It consists of mostly appointed, but also elected members.

Lastly, the Fedora Engineering Steering Committee, or FESCo, provides technical leadership and guidance in Fedora. Furthermore, FESCo handles the process of accepting new features, accepting new packaging sponsors, Special Interest Groups (SIGs) and SIG Oversight, the packaging process, handling and enforcement of maintainer issues and other technical matters related to the distribution and its construction. All of the FESCo seats are also elected by the community.

Elections schedule and open seats

  • Oct 24 – Nov 20: Collection of questions for Questionnaire
  • Nov 21 – Dec 04: Nomination & Campaign period
  • Dec 05 – Dec 18: Voting period
  • Dec 19: Result Announcement

The Collection of questions for Questionnaire has already passed and we collected pretty good list of questions for interviews. Currently we are in Nomination & Campaign period when we accept nominations of people to:

The nomination and Campaign period is open until December 4th, 2017 at 23:59:59 UTC.  On December 5th, we will publish interviews with candidates and we will start the  Voting period.

 

My week #47 in Fedora

Even I am referring to week #47 in the title of this blogpost, I am going to highlight also some activities from week #46 as well.

At first you might notice I changed the title of this post-series to something shorter an hopefully more readable. I have received mostly positive feedback on this series, however some people were complaining about the title, which were too long and not very readable. Hopefully the new title fixes this issue.

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What I have found interesting in Fedora during the week 44 of 2017

My highlights from the past week:

Fedora 27 Server Beta & Fedora 27 Final are No-Go

On Thursday we met together with representatives of QA, FESCo, Release Engineering and few more people on so called Go/No-Go meeting. The goal was to determine whether the Fedora 27 Server Beta as well as Fedora 27 Final are ready to be released. Unfortunately we had to come up with conclusion that nor Fedora 27 Server Beta , nor Fedora 27 Final are ready to be released. We are going to meet once more on this Thursday, November 9nd, to revisit the status of these releases.

Autumn elections

As a consequence of the Fedora 27 Final release slip we are prolonging the period to collect questions for Questionnaire. The current schedule for the Elections looks as follows:

  • Oct 24 – Nov 20: Collection of questions for Questionnaire
  • Nov 21 – Dec 04: Nomination & Campaign period
  • Dec 05 – Dec 18: Voting period
  • Dec 19: Result Announcement

i686 SIG

On Friday 2017-Oct-30 FESCo has approved new SIG to take care of i686 issues. For more information please check the FESCo ticket #1737 or wiki page of the SIG.

And of course, the list above is not exhaustive and there is much more going on in Fedora community.

What I have found interesting in Fedora during the week 43 of 2017

My highlights from the past week:

Fedora 27 Server Beta & Fedora 27 Final are No-Go

On Thursday we met together with representatives of QA, FESCo, Release Engineering and few more people on so called Go/No-Go meeting. The goal was to determine whether the Fedora 27 Server Beta as well as Fedora 27 Final are ready to be released. Unfortunately we had to come up with conclusion that nor Fedora 27 Server Beta , nor Fedora 27 Final are ready to be released. We are going to meet once more on this Thursday, November 2nd, to revisit the status of these releases.

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What I have found interesting in Fedora during the week 42 of 2017

After a week I would like to share some activities in Fedora happened since my last post:

Fedora 27 Server Beta is No-Go

On Thursday, 2017-Oct-19, we had a second round of the Go/No-Go meeting for the delayed F27 Beta release of the Server (modular) edition.  Result of the meeting is No-Go due to missing Release Candidate compose. We are going to run third round of the Go/No-Go meeting on Thursday, 2017-Oct-26 at 17:00 UTC together with the Go/No-Go meeting for F27 Final release.

Fedora 27 Final Freeze

Since Tuesday, October 17th we are in a Freeze period for F27 Final. It means the F27 Final release is pretty close and we are going to run Go/No-Go meeting on this Thursday, October 26th as well as F27 Final Readiness meeting.

Rawhide renamed to Bikeshed for the Modular Server

This is not a news from the last week, however I have realized not many people know about this.  At the beginning of October has been “rawhide” renamed to “bikeshed” for the Fedora Modular server. So, nowadays you can find the latest modular builds on Koji under the latest-Fedora-Modular-Bikeshed directory.

New election app

Thanks to Ryan Lerch, Justin Flory and Pingou we now have installed a new version of the Voting Application in the staging environment. Hopefully the new version will be available for the upcoming elections once F27 is made GA.

And of course, the list above is not exhaustive and there is much more going on in Fedora community. The list above just summarizing some tasks which has drawn my attention.

What I have found interesting in Fedora during the week 41 of 2017

After a week I would like to share some activities which happened during the past week:

Fedora 27 Server Beta is No-Go

On Thursday, 2017-Oct-12, we had Go/No-Go meeting for the delayed F27 Beta release of the Server (modular) edition.  Result of the meeting is No-Go due to missing Release Candidate compose. We are going to run another round of the Go/No-Go meeting on Thursday, 2017-Oct-19 at 17:00 UTC, where we are going to determine the readiness of the F27 Server edition for Beta release. On Friday 2017-Oct-13 FESCo has allowed use of the Rain/Target date scheduling for the F27 Server Beta, so even we slip the F27 Server Beta for one week, the Final F27 Server release is not affected, for now.

New OpenStack SIG

Haïkel has announced a new SIG focused on OpenStack.

Firefox 57 update

Planned update of Firefox browser to version 57 seems to has provoked interesting discussions on devel@ mailing list (“Why is Fx 57 in Updates Testing?“, “Call for testing – Firefox 57“) and was even broad to FESCo. Reading the whole discussion reminds me how difficult is to balance on the edge of the latest updates and stability.

And of course, the list above is not exhaustive and there is much more going on in Fedora community. The list above just summarizing some tasks which has drawn my attention.

 

What I have found interesting in Fedora during the week 40 of 2017

Interesting events or issues I was involved in or I noticed in the Fedora project and community which happened during the last week:

Fedora 27 Beta Release

On Tuesday October 3rd, we have released the F27 Beta Release. For more information please check the Announcement. To download the Beta please go to GetFedora page.

Fedora 27 Beta Freeze is over

As a subsequent step after the F27 Beta release, the freeze applied on updates has been lifted. The Final freeze is planned on October 17th.  For more information please check the F27 Schedule.

A new “batched” state in Bodhi

Randy Barlow has announced a new state implemented in Bodhi called “batched”. The purpose of this state is to have a state for packages waiting for weekly batch update push.  This will help in gating of updates if needed, so we might have a choice on planning of updates.

“What can I do for Fedora” is back

Thanks to Ralph and Patrick we have back the “What can I do for Fedora” application.  Anyone, interested in helping with Fedora, can now find some work more easily.

And of course, the list above is not exhaustive and there is much more going on in Fedora community. The list above just summarizing some tasks which has drawn my attention.

What I have found interesting in Fedora during the week 39 of 2017

I was asked whether I can share sort of a report about interesting events or issues I was involved in or I noticed in the Fedora project and community which happened during the last week. So here is my first post:

Delayed delivery of Fedora 27 Server

This is actually two weeks old decision made by Fedora Council, however it has an overlap to the last week as well. For those who do not know, Fedora Council has decided to support Modularity initiative driven by Modularity WG and Server SIG to deliver the Fedora 27 Server edition as the Modular one. To give this initiative some spare time to be able to deliver the content in high quality the Fedora 27 Server edition is going to be delivered a bit later then the rest of the Fedora 27 release. During the last week there was done work on scheduling of this edition and the currently planned target date for Fedora 27 Server GA is 2017-11-28 having the rain date planned on 2017-12-12. See the details on Langdon’s personal page.
Beside of the scheduling there is of course hard work in progress, delivering for example lorax templates to be able to build images, and  lot more.

Fedora 27 Beta release is GO

On the Go/No-Go meeting held on Thursday 2017-09-28 the representatives of FESCo, RelEng, QA and PgM has concluded the Fedora 27 Beta build 1.5 is GOLD and can be delivered as the official F27 Beta release.

i10n freeze policies

For some time already there are discussions how to deal with “string freezes” during the Fedora Release Cycle. The last week Randy Barlow, as a FESCo representative, has requested a feedback on the current policies. Please check it out and respond, if you have anything to add.

Flock 2018 Bidding Open

Bex has opened bid process for the next Flock 2018. I am personally glad to see the bid process started so early.

Update of Election Application

Justin has took the initiative and together with Ryan Lerch, working on the UI, have requested a deploy of an Election Application update. Hopefully, we will see more fluent flow of upcoming Elections thanks to this update.

New Election schedule

On Fedora Council we were working on scheduling and overall organization of Elections. Finally, we have a new schedule which, as we believe, helps to solve some of the issues and complaints we were facing during the past election cycles.

Fedora 27 talking points

During the last week we have also realized, we have an issue collecting Talking Points for Fedora 27 release. I would like to ask anyone who can contribute here, to do so. And thanks Gabriele to lead this initiative.

And of course, the list above is not exhaustive and there is much more going on in Fedora community. The list above just summarizing some tasks which has drawn my attention.

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