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Issue #12 October 2005
- Adding encryption support to HAL: A user's experience with Fedora development
- Python programming on Linux
- Integrating your applications into the desktop, Part 1
- The state of Java on Linux
- Maintaining an autotools-enabled package
- Performance tuning with GCC, Part 2: Analyzing performance problems
- Using OProfile to analyze an RPM package build
- Remix culture comes to film at the Internet Archive
- Video: Red Hat and TSANet coordinate customer support
- Summit 2006: Not just country
- Video: Red Hat and BEA have no time for downtime
- Video: Red Hat Learning Services get real-world results
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Fedora™ status report, October 2005
by Greg DeKoenigsberg
- FUDCon London 2005 Overview
- Fedora Foundation Update
- Fedora Core 4 Status
- Fedora Extras status report
FUDCon London 2005 Overview
FUDCon London 2005, the third gathering of Fedora Users and Developers, was held at LinuxWorld Conference and Expo UK, on the 6th of October in London, UK. Our thanks go to all of the participants and attendees who made it such a success.
For a summary of the show and the projects, and to learn more about other FUDCons, visit the FUDCon site at fedoraproject.org.
Fedora Foundation Update
The Fedora Foundation now exists as a legal entity; papers have been filed and an initial board has been established. This board will conduct the business of bootstrapping the Foundation itself, and will oversee the continued progress of existing projects like Fedora Extras, Fedora Documentation and others. Upcoming tasks for the Fedora Foundation include:
- Appointing advisory board members to help determine the long-term governance model;
- Appointing a project management committee to handle legal issues, including copyright assignment and patent policy;
- Securing non-profit status.
Fedora Core 4 Status
Since Fedora Core 4's initial release, at least 250 newly updated packages have been released. New package releases are announced on fedora-announce-list.
Fedora Extras status report
Over 2400 packages are currently under maintenance for the Fedora Extras repository for Fedora Core 4, for i386, x86_64 and ppc. Fedora Extras repository contents are viewable for i386 and x86-64. New maintainers are welcome; the process for becoming a maintainer for Fedora Extras is documented here.
There are a number of packages in Fedora Extras that are currently without maintainers. These are listed at http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Extras/OrphanedPackages. The process for claiming maintainership of an orphaned package is also documented here.