Category: Fedora Project Community (page 2 of 17)

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

Introducing Fedora Summer Coding Class of Summer 2019

Starting today, interns from the Fedora Summer Coding (F.S.C.) class of Summer 2019 start working on their projects. Three interns selected for Outreachy begin today, and another five interns selected for Google Summer of Code begin on Monday, May 27. The Fedora CommOps and Diversity and Inclusion teams worked together to interview all eight interns. This week on the Fedora Community Blog, we’ll introduce two interns each day of this week!

Announcing Fedora Summer Coding interns

Congratulations to the F.S.C. Class of Summer 2019:

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Announcing Ben Cotton as new Community Blog editor-in-chief

Today, I am excited to announce Ben Cotton will take on the role as Fedora Community Blog (CommBlog) editor-in-chief starting for Fedora 30. Ben is currently the Fedora Program Manager at Red Hat. In that time, Ben has served as a CommBlog editor and has done a lot of work behind the scenes to keep the Blog operating smoothly. Please join me in giving a warm welcome to Ben as he enters this new position!

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Test Day: Fedora Media Writer 2019-04-30

Tuesday, 2019-04-30, is the Fedora Media Writer Test Day! We need your help to test Fedora Media Writer!

Why test Fedora Media Writer?

This instalment of Fedora Test Day will focus on Fedora Media Writer. Fedora Media Writer, is used for creating bootable flashdrives on different operating systems and architectures. The tool is intended to be provided as the primary download option since Fedora 25, with the aim of lowering the barrier for potential users to try and install Fedora. In this test day, we aim to test both Fedora 29, Fedora 30 and Pre-Release boot-media creation on Windows, OS X, and Fedora, specifically targeting ARM-bootable media.

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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Fedora 30: Let’s have an awesome release party!

Fedora 30  is about to be out.It’s time to plan their activities around the release.

The most common activity to do is organize release parties. A release party is also a great way for other contributors in the community to get involved with advocacy in their local regions. Learn how to organize a release party and get a badge for it in this article.

Organizing a release party

How do you organize a release party? There is a page that has the full details. You will find hints of what you can start doing now and how to do it. Anyone with a valid FAS account can host a Release Party!!

Hosting Release Party

When you’re ready, you need to do a few simple things:

1. Send an email to the mindshare mailing list and let the world know what you’re planning. Ambassadors and others may have suggestions or advice that can improve your event. This also lets you find others who may want to help you with your event.
2. Open a ticket in the Mindshare Issue Tracker and let people know about your event.If your event needs financial or swag support (see below) this is a crucial (and mandatory) step. Please use the Release Party template.
3. Once your party is approved, do the following: calendar, so others can easily find it.
4. Request a QR code to award the Release Party Attendee badge. You can do it by opening an issue at mindshare pagure .
5.  Put in a swag request ticket in the Fedora Budget Repo.
6.  Finalize your plans and hold your party.
7.  After your party, write an event report. An event report lets the community know what happened and how it went. Ideally your report will be shared on the Fedora Community Blog, but posting it on your own blog and the Fedora Planet is fine too. If your event requires financial or swag support, this is mandatory. These reports should help us understand what happened and how the party went. Ideas for what went well and what could be improved are welcome.
8. If you have financial assistance approved, file a reimbursement ticket in the Fedora Budget Repository

Have fun and earn a badge

Just make sure you write a report of it (only people with reports get a badge awarded) and have some nice pictures with happy faces. Then you will surely earn the badge for release party organizers.

Moving Ask Fedora to Discourse phase 2: request for beta testing

As we’d documented in our previous post, we’ve been working on moving Ask Fedora from our current Askbot setup to a Discourse instance. In this post, we document what has changed since the previous post, and the plans for the near and long term future.

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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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