Fedora is a big project, and it’s hard to keep up with everything that goes on. 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 February 13th, 2015:
At the DevConf.cz conference last weekend, I was given the okay to let it slip that Remy DeCausemaker will be joining Red Hat to work full-time on Fedora Community Action and Impact. Remy has been around Fedora a long time, and from his previous position at the Rochester Institute of Technology, was instrumental in launching the first minor in Free and Open Source Software. Remy will join the Fedora Council and lead initiatives for even greater Fedora community success and growth.
And speaking of DevConf.cz, note that video from many sessions is available at the the Red Hat Czech Youtube Channel. I know several people were taking notes for Fedora Magazine articles too, so look forward to additional converage soon.
FUDCon APAC Call for Papers
This year’s Fedora Users and Developers Conference (FUDCon) for Asia/Pacific will be held in Pune, India. Organizer Pravin Satpute recently issued the call for papers — please submit your proposals for talks, workshops, or hackfests by March 9th.
Fedora 22 Milestone: the Branch
Fedora Release Engineering has branched Fedora 22 from Rawhide.
What does this mean as a Fedora developer? First, it means that there’s no automatic inheritance from the Rawhide always-open development tree, so if you want a package update to go into F22, you have to build it there. It also means that if you’ve got bigger changes planned for F23, you can actually start working on them now. (And consider filing a Change proposal for F23, if you haven’t already.
What does this mean as a Fedora user? It means that we’ve started down the path towards our May release — and if you’re the adventurous type, but not so adventurous that you want to run Rawhide, you can switch to this branch and get a pre-alpha preview of what will become Fedora 22.
Fedora Rings Proposal Discussion
Over on the Fedora devel list, Stephen Gallagher put forth a conversation-starting proposal for Ring-based Packaging Policies, suggesting that a policy distionction could be drawn for packages that are on the release-blocking media we ship (currently, Fedora Atomic, Fedora Cloud, Fedora Server, Fedora Workstation, the KDE Spin and several ARM images) vs. everything else. The ensuing thread has a lot of good discussion both for and against, and possibly working towards some alternatives. There’s certainly no consensus now, but more on this as it develops. Follow along and contribute if you’re interested in helping figure out how to keep Fedora growing as the computing world changes.