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“Winning”, FESCo election, Workstation To-Dos, Bugspad, and CentOS & EPEL (5tFTW 2014-07-01)

5tFTW
Fedora is a big project, and it’s hard to follow it all. This series highlights interesting happenings in five different areas every week. It isn’t comprehensive news coverage — just quick summaries with links to each. Here are the five things for July 1st, 2014:

What Does “Winning” Mean for Fedora?

The Fedora Project Board is exploring the question “What is success for Fedora?“, brought to the board-discuss mailing list by Board member Josh Boyer. This is a public mailing list for all Fedora community members, and we welcome your thoughtful contributions to the discussion.

FESCo Summer Election

We are holding an election for three open seats on FESCo, the Fedora Engineering Steering Committee. More information on Fedora Magazine, in an announcement I sent this morning, and of course directly on the Fedora Project wiki.

Workstation To-Do List

Fedora Workstation Working Group member Christian Schaller recently posted a message about the group’s new Tasklist wiki page, which details current and future tasks for the subproject, and explains how you can get involved (or simply better follow what’s currently going on).

Google Summer of Code Project: Bugspad

Last week, I highlighted Google Summer of Code work in Fedora on the Waartaa chat system. This week, take a look at Fedora contributor Mayank Jha‘s work on Bugspad, a new bug tracker focused on speed and aimed at replacing Bugzilla. In last Thursday’s Fedora Infrastructure meeting, Mayank notes that at test instance will be deployed on our internal private cloud and that he’s currently testing it with a million (auto-generated) bugs (the kind of load we need to handle in real-world Fedora).

EPEL in CentOS 7

And finally, a quick note from our sibling project, CentOS.

EPEL (“Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux”) is a long-standing Fedora subproject which targets Red Hat Enterprise Linux and CentOS, providing a wide universe of packages that aren’t provided by Red Hat. Many of these packages are very close to their Fedora equivalents, and it’s a common entry-point to Fedora for sysadmins and other folks who work in the enterprise world as their day job.

CentOS developer Jim Perrin notes on the centos-devel mailing list that, as of the upcoming CentOS 7 release, the epel-release package will be included in the centos-extras repository (although not installed by default). That means to get Fedora-produced EPEL packages on CentOS, you’ll just have to yum install epel-release and then install whatever you like.

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