I hope you are all enjoying F40 and for some information on a few upcoming important stuff ‘n’ things in Fedora, read on 🙂

Flock to Fedora CfP Closes Soon

If you have not already submitted a talk/workshop/whatever you have been thinking about doing to the Flock to Fedora cfp, you are in luck – submission closes tomorrow, April 29th so you have one more day to get that great idea of yours into us.

Flock to Fedora is set for August 7th – 10th in Rochester, NY, USA. Check out the website for more details on our annual contributors conference.

Fedora 40 Elections Now Open

The Fedora Linux 40 elections cycle has now begun, and our nominations period is open! You can nominate yourself, or someone you think would be a great fit (with their permission of course), to the Fedora Council, Fedora Mindshare Committee, Fedora Engineering Steering Committee or the EPEL Steering Committee until May 8th.

To nominate yourself or someone else, you just need to visit the nominations page of whichever group you would like to be elected to and fill out your name and FAS ID in the nominations box at the end. A set of interview questions will then be shared with each candidate after the nominations period closes for them to answer, which will be published on the community blog a few weeks before voting opens.

This term, the following seats are open:

For more information on the elections process in Fedora, visit our docs site and for other key dates, you can view the elections schedule too.

Fedora Linux 41

Development is now underway (and has been for a while) on Fedora Linux 41 and our release schedule is live. Here are some dates you should keep in mind if you have any changes you would like to propose for F41:

  • June 19th – Changes requiring infrastructure changes
  • June 25th – Changes requiring mass rebuild
  • June 25th – System Wide changes
  • July 16th – Self Contained changes

If you are unsure of how to propose a change, there is some excellent documentation and video tutorial to help, and you can always reach out directly to me too.

Below are some recently announced changes for F41 and feedback is most welcome:

Hot Topics

There is a lot of conversations happening around Fedora, and it can be hard to keep track of them all! Below is the top two on my own list from both discussion.fpo and devel@lists.fedoraproject.org, in case you need some inspiration 🙂

Help Wanted and FYIs

Did you know there is a weekly hack-athon on the Fedora Infra apps happening? Aurélien Bompard hosts a weekly stream on twitch every Friday (that hes available) where he goes through bugfixes. Turn on notifications to Aurélien’s topic thread on discourse and catch him on twitch on Fridays!

As always, package reviews are needed and welcome and if you would like to adopt any packages that have been orphaned, you can find the full list from the most recent email, or visit the packager dashboard here.