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All articles in this category are relevant to ALL teams and subgroups across the entire Fedora Project community.

Test Day: Fedora Silverblue

Why test Fedora Silverblue

Fedora Silverblue is a new variant of Fedora Workstation with rpm-ostree at its core to provide fully atomic upgrades. Furthermore, Fedora Silverblue is immutable and upgrades as a whole, providing easy rollbacks from updates if something goes wrong. Fedora Silverblue is great for developers using Fedora with good support for container-focused workflows.

Additionally, Fedora Silverblue delivers desktop applications as Flatpaks. This provides better isolation/sandboxing of applications, and streamlines updating applications — Flatpaks can be safely updated without reboot.
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FPgM report: 2019-12

Here’s your report of what has happened in Fedora Program Management this week.

Fedora 30 Beta is No-Go. Another Go/No-Go meeting will be held on Thursday. I’ve set up weekly office hours in #fedora-meeting-1. Drop by if you have any questions or comments about the schedule, Changes, elections, or anything else. The Fedora 30 Beta Go/No-Go and Release Readiness meetings are next week.

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AskFedora refresh: we’ve moved to Discourse!

We have been working on moving AskFedora to a Discourse instance after seeing how well the community took to discussion.fedoraproject.org. After working on it for a few weeks now, we’re happy to report that the new AskFedora is now ready for use at https://askbeta.fedoraproject.org.

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Test Days: Internationalization (i18n) features for Fedora 30

All this week, we will be testing for i18n features in Fedora 30. Those are as follows:

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Fedora 30 Gnome Test Day 2019-02-27

Wednesday, 2019-02-27 is the Fedora 30 Gnome Test Day! As part of changes Gnome 3.32  in  Fedora 30, we need your help to test if everything runs smoothly!

Why Gnome Test Day?

We try to make sure that all the gnome features are performing as they should. So it’s to see whether it’s working well enough and catch any remaining issues.
It’s also pretty easy to join in: all you’ll need is Fedora 30(which you can grab from the wiki page).

We need your help!

All the instructions are on the wiki page, so please read through and come help us test! As always, the event will be in #fedora-test-day on Freenode IRC.

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Call for Projects and Mentors – GSoC 2019

Fedora at Google Summer of Code 2019

Google Summer of Code is a global program focused on bringing more student developers into open source software development.
Students work with an open source organization on a 3 month programming project during their break from school.  In the previous year, Fedora had an awesome participation
and we would like to continue to be mentoring Org this year too.

Fedora needs your help!

Fedora is currently looking for mentors and projects, it’s very starightforward to propose yourself as a mentor and a project.
The project encourages mentors to come forward and propose project ideas by 2019-02-06. More deatils are given below.

How to Propose a Project?

If you want to mentor a specific project, think carefully about several things:

  • Do you have enough time to work on this with the student during the entire project.
    You will be helping someone else when they get stuck. You don’t want to become a blocker because you’re busy.
  • It is harder to find success when you are completely certain of how an idea needs to be implemented; finding a student with the skills and interest to implement a specific solution is a lot harder than finding a student with enough skills to respond to a use case need. Also, students learn more when they help design and guide the project. In other words, provide guidance and direction but let the student do some of the “driving.”
  • Where you can have looser ideas, you may be able to find a student who works as a sort-of intern who can implement a solution to a use case you have. In past experiences, students going after a use case are more likely to get somewhere with self-direction and support from you.
  • Who can help you?

Try to find a second mentor for the project.

If you’re interested in working with a student on a specific project you should post your idea to the Mentored Projects Issue Tracker. Your issue should be tagged GSoC and use the Google Summer of Code template. We strongly encourage you to find a second person to help with mentoring and to solicit feedback on your proposal

Can I be a Mentor Without a Project?

Yes! You can either:

Work with a student who brings an idea to your sub-project. This requires a different level of communication throughout the project, but can be the most rewarding.

Be a general mentor. This is a person who works with all students regardless of their project. To become a general mentor please open an issue in the Mentored Projects Issue Tracker offering your help. Please tag the issue with the GSoC tag.

Kernel 4.20 Test Day 2019-01-15

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Fedora Participates in Google Code In 2018

What is Google Code In?

Pre-university students ages 13 to 17 are invited to take part in Google Code-in: Google’s global, online contest introducing teenagers to the world of open source development. Continue reading

Fedora’s Strategic Direction: An Update from the Council

The Fedora Council met last week in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It’s a lovely city, but rather cold, so we largely stayed within the interconnected network of enclosed bridges known as the Skyway — and in our conference room working. One of our main projects was the draft below. This is a follow-on from our update to the mission statement last year. It represents the way the Fedora Council would like the Project to make that mission a reality — a guiding policy. We’d like wider community feedback on this approach (and the write-up of it), after which we plan to include the final version in the project documentation.

— Matthew Miller, Fedora Project Leader

Fedora’s Mission

“Fedora creates an innovative platform for hardware, clouds, and containers that enables software developers and community members to build tailored solutions for their users.”

We do this within the context of the four foundations: freedom, friends, features, and first.

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Report: GSoC Mentor Summit 2018

Google Summer of Code Mentor Summit Report

 

In mid-October Sumantro Mukherjee and Martin Bříza attended the Mentor Summit for this year’s Google Summer of Code in Sunnyvale, California, USA. Besides talking about the hard points of the program, its future direction and ways how to improve the participation in it, it’s a great place to discover many interesting open source software (and even hardware!) projects. And most importantly, you get to meet the people who stand behind those projects. Continue reading

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