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Hello from your new Fedora Program Manager

Headshot of Ben CottonHi, Fedora Community! I’d like to take a moment to introduce myself as the newly-hired Fedora Program Manager. I’ve been a Fedora user for over a decade and a contributor in various roles almost that long. I started out on the documentation team as a writer and then led the team for a few releases. I’ve also maintained packages, dabbled a little bit in marketing (I know I’m way behind on that video ticket, sorry!), and helped promote Fedora through social media and articles on Opensource.com. Professionally, my background is largely in systems administration (with a strong focus on high performance computing in public cloud), but I’ve spent the last two years in marketing. I have a bachelors degree in meteorology and a masters degree in IT project management. I’m also an organizer for a local tech meetup and an occasional freelance writer.

I’m at Red Hat headquarters right now for new hire orientation. Once that’s done, I’ll return home to Indiana and start work. Several interviewers asked what I’d do first if I got the position. Here’s my plan: I’m going to listen. Sure, I’m familiar with Fedora, but I haven’t been able to pay as much attention lately as I’d like. So before I come crashing in with a list of things I want to do, I want to get a better sense for what the community needs from me. That’s a good idea for any job, but particularly for one where I’m serving the needs of a mostly-volunteer community.

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Heroes of Fedora (HoF) – F26 Final

Welcome back to another installation of Heroes of Fedora, where we’ll look at the stats concerning the testing of Fedora 26 Final. The purpose of Heroes of Fedora is to provide a summation of testing activity on each milestone release of Fedora. So, without further ado, let’s get started!

 

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Fedora 28 release dates and schedule

With the release of Fedora 27, the Fedora 28 release schedule is falling into place. As of now, the current Fedora 28 release schedule is as follows.

  • Beta: 2018 April 3rd
  • Final release: 2018 May 1st
    • “Rain” date: 2018 May 8th

These dates may change as development on Fedora 28 progresses, so always check the official schedule for the most accurate version of the Fedora release schedule.

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.

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Fedora 27: Let’s have an awesome release party!

Fedora 27 is now in Beta status. With another Fedora release not so far away, it’s time for the Ambassadors to plan their activities around the release. The most common activity for Ambassadors 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.

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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.

 

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