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Community Blog monthly summary: February 2021

This is the latest in our monthly series summarizing the past month on the Community Blog. Please leave a comment below to let me know what you think.

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Fedora Code of Conduct Report 2020

The Fedora Project’s Code of Conduct and reports are managed by the Fedora Project Leader (FPL), Matthew Miller, and the Fedora Community Action and Impact Coordinator (FCAIC), Marie Nordin, as well as the Red Hat legal team, when appropriate.

In 2020 we had more than two times the number of CoC reports when compared to 2019. Due to dedicating a lot of time and effort to these situations, we spent a significant amount of time trying to understand why this was happening at these rates. We came up with a couple of theories. 

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Friday’s Fedora Facts: 2021-08

Here’s your weekly Fedora report. Read what happened this week and what’s coming up. Your contributions are welcome (see the end of the post)! The Beta freeze is underway.

I have weekly office hours on Wednesdays in the morning and afternoon (US/Eastern time) in #fedora-meeting-1. Drop by if you have any questions or comments about the schedule, Changes, elections, or anything else. See the upcoming meetings for more information.

Announcements

CfPs

ConferenceLocationDateCfP
DevConf.USvirtual2-3 Sepcloses 31 May

Help wanted

Upcoming test days

Prioritized Bugs

Bug IDComponentStatus
1883609shimASSIGNED

Upcoming meetings

Releases

Fedora 34

Schedule

Upcoming key schedule milestones:

  • 2021-03-16 — Beta release early target
  • 2021-03-23 — Beta release target #1

Changes

Change tracker bug status. See the ChangeSet page for details of approved changes.

StatusCount
ASSIGNED1
MODIFIED3
ON_QA49
CLOSED3

Blockers

Bug IDComponentBug StatusBlocker Status
1929940dogtag-pkiNEWAccepted(Beta)
1930977mesaNEWAccepted(Beta)
1931070mesaON_QAProposed(Beta)
1930978xorg-x11-serverNEWProposed(Beta)

Fedora 35

Changes

ProposalTypeStatus
Autoconf-2.71System-WideFESCo #2579
POWER 4k page sizeSystem-WideFESCo #2581
rpmautospec – removing release and changelog fields from spec filesSystem-WideFESCo #2582

Changes approved, rejected, or withdrawn will be removed from this table the next week. See the ChangeSet page for a full list of approved changes.

Contributing

Have something you want included? You can file an issue or submit a pull request in the fedora-pgm/pgm_communication repo.

A sneak peek at Fedora Zine

So my Outreachy internship is winding to a close, as is the creation of the first-ever edition of our very own Fedora Zine!

It has been a crazy journey so far and I have thoroughly enjoyed working on this awesome project, especially getting to see and work with all of these great submissions from the community. I have learned so much; from how to balance my design visually, how to pair fonts and use other typographic effects, how to use guides for a perfectly aligned design and also that you should read your printing specs very, very carefully before getting to work on a project☺. A huge thank you goes to my mentor, Marie Nordin, who has been incredibly helpful in guiding me through this whole process!

Now is the time for me to give you all a sneak-peek at what we have been working on for the past two and a half months.

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New “How Do You Fedora” video series to interview members of the community

A common answer to the question “What’s your favorite part about Fedora?” is often “the community”. Well, what’s so special about it?

The Fedora community shares the common values of the “Four Foundations”: Freedom, Friends, Features and First. Beyond that, although there are many great minds, not all of them think alike! Everyone contributes different approaches to problems, interesting ideas, and diverse perspectives. There is a place in Fedora for anyone who wants to help. 

That’s why we’re launching a new video series on the Fedora Youtube channel profiling some of Fedora’s various contributors and how they use Fedora. The goal is to get to know some community members better, especially in a time where in-person community events might not be practical.

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Friday’s Fedora Facts: 2021-07

Here’s your weekly Fedora report. Read what happened this week and what’s coming up. Your contributions are welcome (see the end of the post)! Fedora 34 Changes should be 100% code complete on Tuesday. The Beta freeze begins Tuesday.

I have weekly office hours on Wednesdays in the morning and afternoon (US/Eastern time) in #fedora-meeting-1. Drop by if you have any questions or comments about the schedule, Changes, elections, or anything else. See the upcoming meetings for more information.

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Fedora Community Outreach Revamp Update #4

We launched the Community Outreach Revamp in July of 2020. The goal of the Revamp is to identify what makes Fedora’s Outreach teams struggle, create a clear plan to move forward based on community feedback, and execute that plan. All of these efforts focus on creating a cohesive, sustainable, and empowering Outreach program for Fedora.

As of January 2021 the Revamp is now a Fedora Objective! With the Fedora Council approving the objective after community feedback, the Revamp becomes a medium-term goal of the Council. The co-leads of the Revamp, Mariana Balla and Sumantro Mukherjee, are Council members through the completion of the objective. We will provide updates on the Community Outreach Revamp at the regular Council meetings. More details about the Community Outreach Revamp as an Objective can be found on the wiki page.

On Saturday, 20 February 2021, we will give a talk on the Community Outreach Revamp during the DevConf.CZ conference. The co-leads, as well as Marie Nordin (FCAIC), will share the vision of the Revamp, the progress that has been made so far together with some very interesting findings, and what the expectations are upon the completion of this initiative. Join us to find out more and to ask your questions on Saturday from 2:00pm to 2:25pm CET. This session is part of the Fedora track sessions.

Git repo branch name changes

The Fedora Project envisions a world where everyone benefits from free and open source software built by inclusive, welcoming, and open-minded communities.

The Fedora Project Vision

In line with the Fedora vision, we just completed some changes to the git branch names used on src.fedoraproject.org and elsewhere. We removed the “master” branch for those repositories. For rpms and containers, the default branch is now named “rawhide”, with a symref (alias) of “main”. For flatpaks, “stable” is the default/only branch. The fedpkg tool is updated on all supported released to accommodate this change.

For now module repos are unchanged. We are awaiting improvements in the branch/repo requesting tool to allow module owners to request only those specific named branch streams, since “main” and “rawhide” don’t make sense in that context.

For a list of other impacted repositories, see the change proposal. Of course, other repos have been migrated by their owners independently.

If you have a repo checked out with the master branch still, you can run: git fetch && git switch main

This work is part of a larger effort across the technology industry to be more inclusive in the language we use. See Rich Bowen’s Nest With Fedora keynote, for example. If you encounter any trouble, please file a ticket in the infrastructure issue tracker.

Friday’s Fedora Facts: 2021-06

Here’s your weekly Fedora report. Read what happened this week and what’s coming up. Your contributions are welcome (see the end of the post)! Fedora 34 has branched from Rawhide. All changes should be in a testable state.

I have weekly office hours in #fedora-meeting-1. Drop by if you have any questions or comments about the schedule, Changes, elections, or anything else.

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Fedora Linux 35 development schedule

Fedora Linux 34 branched from Rawhide on Tuesday. While there’s still a lot of work before the Fedora Linux 34 release in April, this marks the beginning of the Fedora Linux 35 development cycle. Work you do in Rawhide now will be in the Fedora Linux 35 release in October.

With that in mind, here are some important milestones:

  • Wed 2021-06-23: Proposal submission deadline (Changes requiring infrastructure changes)
  • Tue 2021-06-29: Proposal submission deadline (Changes requiring mass rebuild & System-Wide Changes)
  • Tue 2021-07-20: Proposal submission deadline (Self Contained Changes)
  • Tue 2021-08-10:
    • Change Checkpoint: Completion deadline (testable)
    • Branch Fedora 35 from Rawhide
  • Tue 2021-08-24:
    • Change Checkpoint: 100% Code Complete Deadline
    • Beta Freeze begins
  • Tue 2021-09-14: Beta release (early target date)
  • Tue 2021-09-21: Beta release (target date #1)
  • Tue 2021-10-05: Final Freeze begins
  • Tue 2021-10-19: Final release (early target date)
  • Tue 2021-10-26: Final release (target date #1)

Of course, the schedule is subject to change. The schedules published to fedorapeople.org are always the most up-to-date.

As always, if your team needs additions, removals, or changes, you can file a ticket in the Pagure repo.

You may have also noticed that the schedule looks visually different. The schedule-convert tool now has support for external CSS. I have updated the recent and future schedules to make it a little easier on the eyes.

Old version of the Fedora 34 key schedule with the default style.
New version of the Fedora 34 key schedule with updated style.

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