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Fedora Weekly News Issue 82

= Fedora Weekly News Issue 82 =


Welcome to Fedora Weekly News Issue 82 for the week of April 1st
through April 7th, 2007. The latest issue can always be found
[http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/LatestIssue here].

== Announcements ==

In this section, we cover announcements from various projects.

=== Aurora SPARC Linux Build 2.98 (Beta 1 for 3.0)  ===

TomCallaway announces in fedora-test-list[1] - The Aurora SPARC Linux
project[2] has released Build 2.98 which is a Sparc Linux Distribution
based on Fedora Core 6. This is a BETA release, for what will become

[1] http://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-test-list/2007-April/msg00047.html

[2] http://www.auroralinux.org/

=== Seeking reviewers for Summer of Code applications  ===

PatrickBarnes announces in fedora-devel-list[1] -  We've got nearly 40
applications, not counting those that have been marked as ineligible,
from potential Summer of Code[2] students.  We must review these
applications and select which ones will be most valuable to the Fedora
Project and have a real chance of success.

[1] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2007-April/msg00144.html

[2] http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/SummerOfCode

=== Fedora Account System Changes ===

ToshioKuratomi announces in fedora-maintainers[1] - As discussed for
the past couple weeks here and within fedora infrastructure, we've
been working on a few related enhancements to the Fedora Account
system[2].  Today we enabled code that does two things:

 * When you are approved for cvsextras, you are automatically
approved for fedorabugs.
 * Since Red Hat legal has decided that Red Hat employees have the
equivalent of signing the CLA because of the terms of their
employment, we needed to restructure the cla_done group.

[1] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-maintainers/2007-April/msg00072.html

[2] http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Infrastructure/AccountSystem

== Developments ==

In this section, we covers the problems/solutions,
people/personalities, and ups/downs of the endless discussions on

=== Rawhide Report ===

The April 3rd rawhide report[1] contained a patch to add multilib
support for the alpha architecture, which led to the revelation that a
volunteer port of Fedora for HP's Alpha servers [2] exists.  This
project, known as alphacore[3], is working to merge their changes with
upstream.  Questions as to why a 64bit-only architecture would need
multilib support were answered[4] by DonDutile and JakubJelinek[5]

[1] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2007-April/msg00083.html

[2] These are probably known to most by their original name of DEC
Alpha, which then became Compaq, and then HP.

[3] http://alphacore.info/

[4] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2007-April/msg00097.html

[5] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2007-April/msg00098.html

=== Overview of Mirrors for Merged Core and Extras ===

JesseKeating called for feedback[1] on a restructuring of the mirrors.
Jesse suggested this
could happen as early as Monday 9th of April.  In response to
RolandMcGrath's query, Jesse clarified that there would be a
transition period during which core/development and extras/development
would linger and become symlinks to the new linux/development.

AxelThimm and DennisGilmore had some suggestions[2] regarding the use
of rsync and avoiding relative
symlinks.  DavidWoodhouse made a case[3] for making the change at the
start of the weekend so that DSL
bandwidth caps would not be as huge a problem for home mirrors.
ThorstenLeemhuis remembered a previous solution to which Jesse assented[4].

[1] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2007-April/msg00226.html

[2] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2007-April/msg00240.html

[3] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2007-April/msg00257.html

[4] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2007-April/msg00269.html

=== Google SoC Application Reviews ===

Forty, or so, projects were submitted to the Fedora Project, to be
considered for sponsorship to the Google Summer of Code (GSoC)
process.  An urgent request[1] was submitted for more people to help
reviewing these submissions in only a couple of days.
GregDeKoenigsberg pointed out that it was pretty easy to do and much

[1] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2007-April/msg00144.html

=== KDE Live CD ===

RexDieter and SebastianVahl continued to wrestle with the problem of
slimming down the available packages for a KDE-based LiveCD.
JeremyKatz[1] noted that some bloat was due to pirut requiring
gnome-session for /etc/xdg/autostart and he had solved this by
splitting the directory into the filesystem package.  Sebastian and
Jeremy further wondered[2] whether images should be relesed more frequently as
torrents.  RahulSundaram noted[3] that DavidZeuthen had already
suggested daily LiveCD releases
for both the Gnome and KDE LiveCDs.

[1] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2007-April/msg00013.html

[2] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2007-April/msg00024.html

[3] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2007-April/msg00025.html

=== Presto Server Back Up.  Interesting %doc Behaviour. Presto Now in
Extras! ===

Problems with the testserver for Presto due to a lack of diskspace[1]
were sorted out, problems with logging were resolved and JonathanDieter
noted[2] that packages with large amounts of documentation showed few
savings because rpm itself unsets the verify bit on %docs.

AhmedKamal introduced separate threads[3] for Presto-0.3.4's
rebuilding and deltarpm downloading processes, so that they could
occur in parallel.  LeszekMatok provided a bugreport and a concrete
example[4] of why this was of value (on a slow machine with a fast

In response to a query[5], on April 4th, JonathanDieter pointed out
that he hopes that
Presto will be ready for F7, but that it's really alpha right now for
FC6, has known issues with rawhide, and needs some more testers[6].  The
immediate goals[7] of the project have seen good progress.

By April 7th someone had waved a magic wand and Presto had evolved[8]
to version 0.3.7, had popped out of the Extras review process, and is
ready for more testing.  Jonathan was clear in pointing out that users
should ensure their configuration should not point to the presto test
server, which is not part of Fedora Infrastructure.  TillMaas and
RexDieter wondered whether the official Fedora repositories were
presto-enabled and if not what needed to happen.  Jonathan replied[9]
that he needed to finish a tool for presto that was compatible with
the currently existing createrepo.  Rex's post was responded[10] to by
MichaelSchwendt, who wondered about the fate of repoview vis-a-vis its
potential replacement PackageDB.  ToshioKuratomi then gave[11] a brief
summary of the state of play of PackageDB as it pertains to

[1] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2007-April/msg00017.html

[2] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2007-April/msg00139.html

[3] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2007-April/msg00089.html

[4] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2007-April/msg00106.html

[5] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2007-April/msg00118.html

[6] https://hosted.fedoraproject.org/projects/presto

[7] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2007-April/msg00081.html

[8] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2007-April/msg00167.html

[9] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2007-April/msg00175.html

[10] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2007-April/msg00194.html

[11] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2007-April/msg00225.html

[12] http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Infrastructure/KojiBuildSystem

=== Creating a Backtrace when GDB hangs X? ===

A short, but useful thread[1] opened by "dragoran" and answered by
MatthiasClasen and AdamJackson suggested ways of obtaining a backtrace
in a tricky situation.

[1] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2007-April/msg00010.html

=== Removable Media Mounting Bug Due to SELinux? ===

ThomasJBaker reported[1] that since the updates of 3 April 2007 he
could not hotplug his iPod as usual.  WillWoods quickly replied with a
known bugzilla entry, which Thomas then updated with the information
that `selinux=permissive` silenced the error.

[1] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2007-April/msg00127.html

=== New Firewire Stack.  Minor Bugfixing ===

F7 contains a new IEEE-1394/Firewire stack.  JosephESacco noticed that
while his Epson 2450 Perfection scanner worked perfectly on either USB
or Firewire with FC6, it only worked with USB for FC7.
KristianHogsberg[1] identifed the problem as being due to a need to
propagate some special-case error handling from the old sbp2 (firewire
scsi) driver into the new stack.

[1] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2007-April/msg00142.html

=== JBoss and Java Libre? ===

TimothySpaulding wondered whether there were Fedora packages of JBoss
being prepared.  JBoss[1] is one of Red Hat's most significant recent
acquisitions.  NicolasMailhot drove home the point[2] that packages
are needed that can be dropped into a yum repo, and that this
logically implied packaging a JVM.  AndrewHaley disputed Nicolas'
contention[3] that a consensus existed among Red Hat java developers
that waiting for Sun to release Java 7 under GPLv3 (as promised) was
more efficient than making gcj feature complete.

Attention was drawn[4] by MarkWielaard to the need for clarity and
communication, and
more importantly to the ability of Fedora to take initiative
independently from Red Hat.  He also pointed to the original plans for
a Libre Java for FC7.  In another branch of the same discussion,
JesseKeating and RahulSundaram both pointed out that Sun's Java was
not Free enough (yet) for inclusion into Fedora.

Nicolas and JefSpaleta remained cautious, with Jef calling for Red
Hat's JBoss team to provide leadership and co-ordination of
volunteers, while SethVidal and others argued[5] that there was no
reason that this was not within the purview of the Fedora Project and
invited clarifying contrary opinions.

TomTromey posted a link to the good news[6] that much of JBoss is
working with gcj already and this
was confirmed[7] by MarkWielaard, whose post also echoed OliverFalk's concern
that rebuilding Sun's JVM for many platforms[8] will be "fun".

[1] http://jboss.org

[2] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2007-April/msg00254.html

[3] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2007-April/msg00303.html

[4] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2007-April/msg00307.html

[5] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2007-April/msg00313.html

[6] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2007-April/msg00293.html

[7] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2007-April/msg00306.html

[8] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2007-April/msg00281.html

===  "buildsys-macros" To Be Provided ===

JesseKeating reported[1] that based on the feedback received, the
project would go ahead with adding macro definitions to the installed
system to ease building packages and that he had requested this of the
redhat-rpm-config maintainer.

[1] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2007-April/msg00069.html

=== Rawhide-in-Mock Build Results ===

MattDomsch of Dell continues to supply the results of rebuilding
rawhide in mock.  The April 2nd logs reveal:

 * For Extras i386, 29 out of 2876 packages failed to build
 * For Extras x86_64, 54 out of 2876 failed to build
 * For Core i386, 36 out of 1154 failed to build
 * For Core x86_64, 37 out of 1153 failed to build

=== Dell Firmware Arch/Noarch Debate Continues ===

Following on from last week's debate, MatthiasSaou noticed that he had
been bitten[1] by the same problem.  MichaelSchwendt provided[2] a
solution and explained how the push-script was able to do the right
thing.  MichaelEBrown argued that for Matthias' particular case
(firmware for the ipw2200) it would be appropriate[3] to cosnider it
as cross-platform code, if anything.

[1] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2007-April/msg00039.html

[2] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2007-April/msg00043.html

[3] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2007-April/msg00066.html

=== Tcpreplay ===

BojanSmover proposed[1] including tcpreplay packages for FE/EPEL.  The
tcpreplay application allows
the modification and replay of pcap formatted network traffic for
testing network devices.  Interest was expressed, problems noted, and
a Package Review bugzilla entry[2] was opened.

[1] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2007-April/msg00028.html

[2] https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=234812

=== Where did FC7's New Init System Go? ===

Mark wondered[1] what had happened to a replacement for SysVInit?  This
had been suggested for FC7 to decrease boot times.  DavidZeuthen
responded[2] that fixing readahead was a more promising direction and
that the maintainer was hard at work on this.  BernardoInnocenti
begged to differ, citing the
lack[3] of dynamism of readahead and SysVInit and his personal
experience with Ubuntu's Upstart and InitNG as datapoints.
DavidZeuthen and TomLane
argued[4] that while Upstart was promising it was no magic bullet.
RudolfKastl reported[5] that InitNG was working well for him and that the next
release would be LSB compatible.  This led to a discussion of what
might be the political impact of adopting a different new init system
than Ubuntu or Debian.  In any event, a lot of research has gone into
this problem and no replacement system has advanced far enough to make
the cut for Fedora 7.

[1] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2007-April/msg00019.html

[2] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2007-April/msg00023.html

[3] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2007-April/msg00073.html

[4] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2007-April/msg00077.html

[5] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2007-April/msg00086.html

=== Temporary Pgadmin3 Maintainer Requested ===

GavinHenry posted a request[1] for a temporary (circa 3 weeks)
maintainer of the pgadmin3 package for FC7.  DevrimGunduz picked up
the baton, and Gavin requested assistance in adding him as a
co-maintainer.  WarrenTogami pointed out how this could be done[2] and
JonCisela[3] suggested a more formal method.

[1] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2007-April/msg00109.html

[2] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2007-April/msg00146.html

[3] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2007-April/msg00134.html

=== JPGraph License Query Shows How To Remove A Package ===

AurelienBompard, package maintainer for JPGraph (an Object-Oriented
library in PHP for producing graphs), wondered[1] about its confusing
license.  Further
discussion[2] involving JoshBoyer, RahulSundaram, and others led to a
decision to remove the package unless it could be clarified to be
free.  In part the concerns are actuated by considering EPEL.  The
full process[3] for removing packages was indicated by VilleSkytta.  A
suggestion[4] by GianlucaSforna to follow Debian's lead in packaging an
older version was argued against by NicolasMailhot as it might mislead
developers into assuming that later versions would be supported.

[1] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2007-April/msg00253.html

[2] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2007-April/msg00323.html

[3] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2007-April/msg00327.html

[4] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2007-April/msg00282.html

=== Fedora Extras Package Build Reports ===

On April 1st 2007 there were thirty-five packages
built and released for Fedora Core 6:


These packages included:

NEW  SimGear-0.3.10-4.fc6
NEW  audacious-plugins-nonfree-mp3-1.2.5-2.fc6
NEW  audacious-plugins-nonfree-wma-1.1.2-7.fc6
NEW  ffmpeg-0.4.9-0.35.20070204.fc6
NEW  gstreamer-ffmpeg-0.10.2-3.fc6
NEW  lame-3.97-5.fc6
NEW  latexmk-3.08n-4.fc6
NEW  madplay-0.15.2b-5.fc6
NEW  mplayer-1.0-0.73.20070325svn.fc6
NEW  nvidia-kmod-1.0.9755-
NEW  vlc-0.8.6a-2.fc6

Ten packages were built[1] for Fedora Extras Development according to
the Sunday 8 April 2007 report.

[1] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2007-April/msg00350.html

=== HAL Multilib Packaging or "David Woodhouse made me do it"! ===

On April 5th, someone noted[1] that an update resulted in downloading
230 packages and finished with an error.  It all seemed to be due to a
hal packaging problem.  An early response[2] suggested that this was a
multilib problem and could be solved by removing the i386 version of
hal, which was confirmed by the poster.  However, the underlying
problem is intricate.

DavidZeuthen was aware[3] of the problem (which already had a bugzilla
entry), and sought help in solving it.

Following input, from MichaelSchwendt and SethVidal, David wondered if
he should reverse[4] the separation of hal and hal-libs.  This split
itself was the result of earlier attempts[5] to solve the hal multilib
problem.  MichaelSchwendt made an argument[6] for using "obsoletes" to
force replacement with the appropriate architecture, and suggested
that this was broken in Fedora7 if it didn't work.

BillNottingham noted that Michael's theory
seemed] to be confirmed by looking at the CVS.  Jesse
decided] to reproduce the problem in full to investigate it.  The
result of this] led to differing conclusions from MichaelSchwendt and

[1] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2007-April/msg00191.html

[2] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2007-April/msg00193.html

[3] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2007-April/msg00199.html

[4] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2007-April/msg00204.html

[5] https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=231200

[6] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2007-April/msg00216.html

== Extras ==

In this section, we cover the world of interesting packages that are
comunity maintained and may not be part of standard Fedora
distribution ISO.  These packages were formerly part of the Fedora
Extras set of packages:


=== Audacious 1.3 In Extras ===

Audacious 1.3.0 was released back on March 2nd of this year but for
over a month[1] sitting in Fedora Extras has been version 1.2.1 of
this media player.  Audacious 1.3.1 finally hit development testing
this week and by the time you're reading this, it's likely entered the
Fedora Core 6 Extras repository.

[1] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-extras-list/2007-April/msg00000.html

=== Extras Rawhide Rebuild in Mock Status ===

MattDomsch reported in again with i386 and x86_64 Rawhide mock status
2007-04-02 results[1]. Last week there were 65 x86_64 packages that
failed to build but this time around there are only 54. Likewise,
there have also been a drop for the i386 packages going from 34 to 29
package failures.

[1] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-extras-list/2007-April/msg00004.html

== Documentation ==

In this section, we cover the Fedora Documentation Project.


=== Summer of Code Mentors ===

It is expected that there are going to be three or four Google Summer of Code
projects running this year, which is too many for a single mentor -
making this your lucky chance! Not only do mentors have the pleasure
of making a project happen, they get a GSoC T-shirt, a chance at
other goodies, and the possibility of attending events like last
year's Mentors' Summit, where you can meet mentors from all over the
world at the famous Google Mountain View campus. Contact either
KarstenWade or PatrickBarnes if you are interested.[1]

[1] [https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-docs-list/2007-April/msg00001.html]

=== Fedora Documentation Steering Committee Meeting  ===

The meeting log[1] and summary[2] were posted to the Fedora-docs-list.

[1] [https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-docs-list/2007-April/msg00002.html]

[2] [https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-docs-list/2007-April/msg00003.html]

=== Fedora 7 Test 4 Release Notes Available to Translators ===

The POT for Fedora 7 Test 4 release notes is now available to
translators in the Fedora Docs CVS[1].

For instructions on how to translate Fedora documentation, refer to
the Translation Quick Start Guide[2]; make sure you apply for
'cvsl10n' access[3] to commit your translations. The deadline for PO
files is 2359 UTC April 14th 2007.

[1] [https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-docs-list/2007-April/msg00014.html]

[2] [http://docs.fedoraproject.org/translation-quick-start-guide/en/sn_translating_docs.html]

[3] [http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/L10N/Join#join_cvsl10n]

=== New Targets In Makefile.common ===

New targets have been added to Makefile.common for use by translators
and repository managers. These targets, `make postat` and `make
postat-${LANG}`, give information on the current statistics for all
languages or a specific language.[1]

[1] [https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-docs-list/2007-April/msg00029.html]

=== Common Snippets ===

It has been proposed that a proper strategy is needed for dealing with
''snippets'' - small pieces of XML that are common across many
documents (e.g. CVS instructions, legal notices, bug reporting
etc...). This could be achieved by converting all common snippets into
`gettext` form using one basic XML (en_US) and POT/PO to translate the

[1] [https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-docs-list/2007-April/msg00037.html]

== Translation ==

In this section, we cover the news surrounding the Fedora Translation
(L10n) Project.


=== Entity Substitution ===

DimitrisGlezos sparked conversation with his request for comments in
this thread[1] about the Fedora Documentation Project's desire to
use XML entities in all documentation. The idea is
that commonly used words or XML snippets such as 'Fedora 7' and
'<application>Pirut</application> can be represented
as '&FED; &FEDVER;' and '&PIRUT;'.  This allows for fewer keystrokes,
reduction in typos, consistency of usage, and so forth.

Objections were raised[2], with the main concern being that some languages need
to change a word to fit a localization need, such as in Polish, where
the word 'Fedora' may appear as 'Fedora, 'Fedory', and

Some further discussion between quaid (KarstenWade) and stickster
(PaulWFrields) in IRC
(#fedora-docs) on 6-April-2007 lead to the possiblity of a per-locale
setting in the Makefile, which would allow a per-language choice to
use entities or not. This would ideally alleviate the objections/problems

Translation ease-of-use changes in the near future? We hope so....

[1] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-trans-list/2007-April/msg00009.html

[2] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-trans-list/2007-April/msg00015.html

=== FC7test4 POT Available ===

PaulFrields posted[1] that the Fedora Core 7 test 4 POT is now
available. As of 4-April-2007, POs were available in the following
languages: ca, cs, da, de, el, es, fi, fr, gu, hr, it, ja, ml, ms, nb,
nl, pa, pl, pt_BR, pt, ru, sr Latn, sr, sv, ta, uk, zh_CN, and
zh_TW. The languages ca, cs, fi, gu, hr, ml, ms, nb, sr Latn, ta, and
zh_TW still required common entity PO files.

[1] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-trans-list/2007-April/msg00006.html

== Infrastructure ==

In this section, we cover Fedora Infrastructure Project.


=== Fedorapeople.org and planet.fedoraproject.org ===

SethVidal proposed in his a message to fedora-infrastructure-list[1]
that the existing fpserv.fedoraproject.org server be converted to
provide Fedora account holders with storage space for files and planet
code. His suggestion was widely accepted as a good idea and folks look
forward to seeing the changes.  As part of this work, old and not used
services were removed from fpserv.fedoraproject.org.

[1] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-infrastructure-list/2007-April/msg00001.html

=== Wiki Performance Issues ===

The esteemed MikeMcGrath in his review of recent wiki performance
problems posted a solution[1]. The idea is to delete the unused wiki
accounts; there are nearly 10,000 wiki accounts, yet only 600 have
edit privileges.  Mike has identified as subset of users who cannot
edit and are not watching any pages, and wants to delete them to speed
page processing. The idea was met with approval from list members,
with the addition of a couple of caveats[2] from KarstenWade.

[1] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-infrastructure-list/2007-April/msg00027.html

[2] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-infrastructure-list/2007-April/msg00029.html

== Artwork ==

In this section, we cover Fedora Artwork Project.


=== Echo Icon Theme Development ===

There have been several new draft icons submitted to the list this week.

The initial draft of the new keyboard icon[1] was well received
although criticized for being too dark and a discussion arose about
localization issues surrounding the use of a QWERTY based icon.  The
concerns were fixed through a series of drafts resulting in the final
draft, which is lighter and now uses a fictional key layout using the
"E" "H" "C" "O" characters[2].

[1] [https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-art-list/2007-April/msg00001.html]

[2] [https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-art-list/2007-April/msg00033.html]

Work continued on the gnome-devel icon[3], with the current iteration
being added to the Echo Development Wiki[4]. The "Go-up" and "Go-down"
icons have also been reworked and are planned to be used for future
software update icons[5].

[3] [https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-art-list/2007-April/msg00028.html]

[4] [http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Artwork/EchoDevelopment]

[5] [https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-art-list/2007-April/msg00006.html]

Finally, drafts of a menu editor and Pirut icon were submitted[6]:
some concerns were voiced that the pen on the menu editor icon was
confusing, making it appear to represent a text editor rather than a
menu editor; regarding the Pirut icon, some people were worried that
it didn't represent the most common software installation source - the
Internet[7]. Changes have already been made to the menu editor

[6] [https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-art-list/2007-April/msg00010.html]

[7] [https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-art-list/2007-April/msg00014.html]

[8] [https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-art-list/2007-April/msg00036.html]

=== Echo Cursors ===

This week saw the announcement[1] of a gallery page[2] for Echo
cursors providing a detailed list, along with a place to display, all
the cursors needed for a complete theme. The naming specification[3]
is mostly complete but still needs more work done to it, which should
achieved as development progresses.

Anybody who has ideas for an Echo cursor theme is invited to add it to
a draft section on the wiki page to help drive creativity and get the
project moving forward[4].

[1] [https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-art-list/2007-April/msg00043.html]

[2] [http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Artwork/EchoCursors/Development]

[3] [http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Artwork/EchoCursors/NamingSpec]

[4] [http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Artwork/EchoCursors]

== Events and Meetings ==

In this section, we cover event reports and meeting minutes from
various projects.

=== Event Report: BarCamp Bangalore ===


=== French Ambassadors Meeting: 2007-04-01 ===


=== Packaging Committee Meeting: 2007-04-03 ===


== Security and Updates ==

In this section, we highlight the security updates from the week in Fedora.

''This week's report by JoshBressers''

=== Fedora Security Response Team ===

The Fedora Security Response Team[1] is slowly taking shape.  The team is
responsible for all Fedora security updates in Fedora 7 and beyond.
Creating a security team is not a trivial task, and I believe it's best
done in an organic manner.  Anytime anyone tries to create a process around
anything regarding security, it often ends up being overly complex.  By
keeping things simple from the start and adding process as needed, it's
more likely the security team will be a success.  If you have an interest
in helping the Fedora Security Response Team, more information can be found

[1] http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Security/ResponseTeam

=== krb5 ===

The biggest update last week would have to be Kerberos[1].  There were
three flaws fixed, but the really scary one was a flaw in the MIT krb5
telnet daemon.  The telnet daemon shipped in krb5 allows for encrypted
telnet sessions.  As most people know, it is unwise and unsafe to use
unencrypted telnet to connect to a remote machine.  The flaw could allow a
remote user to login as root, without a password.  Anytime there is a
remote flaw such as this, it's rather scary given the potential for a worm

[1] http://web.mit.edu/Kerberos/advisories/

=== Security Advisories ===

* FEDORA-2007-408: [SECURITY] Fedora Core 6 Update:
* FEDORA-2007-409: [SECURITY] Fedora Core 5 Update:
* FEDORA-2007-394: [SECURITY] Fedora Core 6 Update:
* FEDORA-2007-395: [SECURITY] Fedora Core 5 Update:
* FEDORA-2007-393: [SECURITY] Fedora Core 6 Update:
* FEDORA-2007-404: [SECURITY] Fedora Core 5 Update:
* FEDORA-2007-413: [SECURITY] Fedora Core 6 Update:

=== Fedora Core 6 Updates ===

* FEDORA-2007-366: Fedora Core 6 Update:
* FEDORA-2007-397: Fedora Core 6 Update:
* FEDORA-2007-398: Fedora Core 6 Update:
* FEDORA-2007-399: Fedora Core 6 Update:
* FEDORA-2007-400: Fedora Core 6 Update:
* FEDORA-2007-405: Fedora Core 6 Update:
* FEDORA-2007-239: Fedora Core 6 Update:
* FEDORA-2007-403: Fedora Core 6 Update:
* FEDORA-2007-412: Fedora Core 6 Update:
* FEDORA-2007-406: Fedora Core 6 Update:

=== Fedora Core 5 Updates ===

* FEDORA-2007-401: Fedora Core 5 Update:

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