New Fedora Project Leader, Bodhi2 and Taskotron, Fedora Server / CentOS SLS, Fedora’s regional community sites, and FUDCon Beijing 2014….

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 June 3rd, 2014:

New Fedora Project Leader

So, there is a new Fedora Project Leader, and, despite inital rumors, it’s not an anthropomorphic hotdog. I’m excited to be able to say: it’s me. I wrote a blog post about it: First Thoughts as Fedora Project Leader

Right now, the practical consequence is that this is going to be a more terse 5tFTW than usual. (I’m sure there will be more consequences later.)

And, of course, thanks again to outgoing FPL Robyn Bergeron! Don’t miss her parting thoughts blog post.

Bodhi2 and Taskotron Activity Day

Bodhi is Fedora’s system for pushing out security and bugfix updates. Taskotron is our new system for QA automation. The former is getting a much-needed update and integration with the latter at the Bodhi2 and Taskotron Fedora Activity Days going on right now in Denver, Colorado. Fedora Infrastructure Lead Kevin Fenzi has reports from day 1 and day 2.

Fedora Server / CentOS SLS

As part of the new community-based direction, the CentOS project has several new Special Interest Groups around Storage, Virtualization, and so on. There is a proposal to create a Simplified Linux Server (SLS) SIG. This has the mission to deliver

[…] turnkey CentOS-based solutions that are managed via a web and/or REST-based interface. The focus is on taking the various application silos and providing a cohesive solution to simplify deployment and maintenance.

This has a lot of overlap with the upcoming Fedora Server, and the groups working on each had a joint meeting to discuss common goals and sharing effort. It looks like this will be a productive collaboration for users and developers of both distros.

Fedora Regional Community Index

This one isn’t new, but it’s one of those things that’s been around for a while which many people may not be aware of: the Region-Specific Fedora Websites index, at This site lists different domains and subdomains with local resources all around the world. Check it out to find groups in your area which you might not have been aware of, or just to see what Fedora looks like around the globe.

FUDCon Beijing 2014 Reports

FUDCon APAC (Asia-Pacific) was held last month in Beijing, China. Reports are in from Aditya Patawari, Ankur Sinha, Somvannda Kong, Nitesh Narayan Lal, Jiří Eischmann, and Robert Mayr.