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Batched updates for development cycles

Hi All,

It seems batched updates is turned on for F-27 [1], surely it makes
sense for updates to go straight out in the development cycle, this
affects things getting into the nightly composes for testing in live
images and other such things.

I feel this should be something that is only used for stable releases.

[1] <a href="https://bodhi.fedoraproject.org/updates/FEDORA-2017-7f40de8609" title="https://bodhi.fedoraproject.org/updates/FEDORA-2017-7f40de8609">https://bodhi.fedoraproject.org/updates/FEDORA-2017-7f40de8609</a>

Xapian 1.4 headed to rawhide

Hi All,

Just a heads up that xapian 1.4 is headed to rawhide.

Peter

Redefinition of the primary and secondary architectures

Hi All,

We are planning to change the way Alternate Architectures (non x86_64)
are handled
in terms of "primary" vs "secondary". The definition of what is
primary or secondary
is already handled more in terms of the build artifact outputs (images, LiveCDs,
installers, containers etc) for i686 deliverables.

Fedora 25 Mass Branching

Hi All,

Fedora 25 has now been branched, please be sure to do a git pull
--rebase to pick up the new branch, as an additional reminder
rawhide/f26 has been completely isolated from previous releases, so
this means that anything you do for f25 you also have to do in the
master branch and do a build there. There will be a Fedora 25 compose
ASAP and it'll appear
<a href="http://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora/linux/development/25/" title="http://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora/linux/development/25/">http://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora/linux/development/25/</a> once
complete.

Announcing the release of Fedora 24 Beta for Power64!

The Fedora 24 Beta for Power64 is here, for our planned June final
release.

Announcing the release of Fedora 24 Beta for aarch64!

The Fedora 24 Beta for aarch64 is here, on schedule for our planned June final
release.

Fedora 24 Alpha for POWER

The Fedora 24 Alpha for POWER is here, right on schedule for our planned June
final release.

Fedora 24 Alpha for aarch64

The Fedora 24 Alpha for aarch64 is here, right on schedule for our planned June
final release. Download the prerelease from our Get Fedora site:

- Get Fedora 24 Alpha Server
<a href="https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora-secondary/releases/test/24_Alpha/Server/aarch64/" title="https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora-secondary/releases/test/24_Alpha/Server/aarch64/">https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora-secondary/releases/test/24_Alpha...</a>
<a href="https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Architectures/AArch64/F24/Installation" title="https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Architectures/AArch64/F24/Installation">https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Architectures/AArch64/F24/Installation</a>

What is the Alpha release?

HEAD UP: python 3.5 landed in rawhide

Hi All,

I've just tagged the python 3.5 rebuild into rawhide. I'm just
building a few packages that have newer versions already in rawhide,
they'll be there shortly.

There's still a few packages with issues according to repoquery [1] so
maintainers please ensure these are fixed as soon as possible. I don't
believe any there should affect general rawhide.

Any issues please let me or the python3 maintainers know.

Regards,
Peter

[1] <a href="http://paste.fedoraproject.org/289573/73294361/" title="http://paste.fedoraproject.org/289573/73294361/">http://paste.fedoraproject.org/289573/73294361/</a>

Announcing the release of Fedora 23 Beta for AARCH64 and POWER!

Fedora 23 Beta Release Announcement for AARCH64 and POWER architectures
=======================================================================

The Fedora 23 Beta is here for AARCH64 and POWER architectures, right
on schedule for our planned October final release! Want to help make
Fedora 23 be the best release ever on those architectures, or just
want to get a sneak peek?

Announcing the release of Fedora 23 Alpha for aarch64 and POWER!

Fedora 23 Alpha Release Announcement for aarch64 and POWER
==========================================================

The Fedora 23 Alpha is here, right on schedule for our planned
October final release. Download the prerelease from our Get Fedora
site:

<a href="https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora-secondary/releases/test/23_Alpha/Server/" title="https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora-secondary/releases/test/23_Alpha/Server/">https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora-secondary/releases/test/23_Alpha...</a>

What is the Alpha release?
The Alpha release contains all the exciting features of Fedora 23's
editions in a form that anyone can help test. This testing, guided
by the Fedora QA team, helps us target and identify bugs.

Fedora 22 for POWER is here!

We are proud to announce the official release of Fedora 22 for POWER,
the community-driven and community-built operating system now
available in Cloud and Server editions.

If that's all you need to hear, jump over to Get Fedora to download
-- or for current users, run the FedUp upgrade tool.

* <a href="https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/PowerPC/F22/Installation" title="https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/PowerPC/F22/Installation">https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/PowerPC/F22/Installation</a>
* <a href="https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FedUp" title="https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FedUp">https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FedUp</a>

In addition to the latest versions of all your favorite free and
open source software, Fedora 22 marks our second release with
distinctly-targeted offerings for cloud computing, and the server
room.

Fedora 22 for aarch64 is here!

We are proud to announce the official release of Fedora 22 for aarch64,
the community-driven and community-built operating system now available
in Cloud, Server, and Workstation editions.

If that's all you need to hear, jump over to Get Fedora to download
-- or for current users, run the FedUp upgrade tool.

* <a href="https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Architectures/AArch64/F22/Installation" title="https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Architectures/AArch64/F22/Installation">https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Architectures/AArch64/F22/Installation</a>
* <a href="https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FedUp" title="https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FedUp">https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FedUp</a>

In addition to the latest versions of all your favorite free and
open source software, Fedora 22 marks our second release with
distinctly-targeted offerings for cloud comput

Announcing the release of Fedora 22 Beta for aarch64 and POWER platforms!

Fedora 22 Beta Release Announcement
===================================

The Fedora 22 Beta release for aarch64 and POWER secondary architecutres
has arrived, with a preview of the latest free and open source technology
under development. Take a peek inside!

<a href="https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora-secondary/releases/test/22_Beta/Server/" title="https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora-secondary/releases/test/22_Beta/Server/">https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora-secondary/releases/test/22_Beta/...</a>

What is the Beta release?
The Beta release contains all the exciting features of Fedora 22's
editions in a form that anyone can help test.

Announcing the release of Fedora 22 Alpha for AARCH64 and POWER64!

Fedora 22 Alpha Release Announcement
====================================

The Fedora 22 Alpha release for the AARCH64 and POWER 64 secondary architectures
has arrived, with a preview of the latest free and open source technology under
development.

Fedora 22 Mass Branching

Hi All,

Fedora 22 has been branched, please be sure to do a git pull --rebase to
pick up the new branch, as an additional reminder rawhide/f23 has had
inheritance cut off from previous releases, so this means that
anything you do for f22 you also have to do in the master branch and do
a build there. This is the same as we did for previous Fedora releases

Peter

Announcing the release of Fedora 21 Beta for ARM aarch64!

The Fedora 21 beta release for the ARM aarch64 platform is here, and - as usual
- is packed with amazing improvements to Fedora, as well as fantastic free and
open source software, gently harvested for your enjoyment. No bits were harmed
in the making of this beta.

What is the Beta Release?
=========================

The beta release is the last important milestone before the
release of Fedora 21. A Beta release is code-complete and bears a
very strong resemblance to the third and final release. Only
critical bug fixes will be pushed as updates up to the general
release of Fedora 21.

Announcing the release of Fedora 21 Beta for the POWER architecture!

The Fedora 21 beta release for the POWER platform, in Big and Little Endian
flavours, is here, and - as usual - is packed with amazing improvements to
Fedora, as well as fantastic free and open source software, gently harvested
for your enjoyment. No bits were harmed in the making of this beta.

What is the Beta Release?
=========================

The beta release is the last important milestone before the
release of Fedora 21. A Beta release is code-complete and bears a
very strong resemblance to the third and final release.

Announcing the Fedora 21 Alpha for the POWER architecture!

I'm pleased to announce the arrival of the Fedora Alpha release for the POWER
ppc64 and ppc64le architectures. Feel free to take it for a drive [1].

This release of Fedora for POWER focuses on the Fedora Base and Server product
with support for existing big endian hardware plarforms as well as new Power 8
platforms on both big and little endian.

The Server product on POWER supports all the features of the product that the
mainline primary platforms support.

Announcing the Fedora 21 Alpha for the Aarch64 architecture!

I'm pleased to announce the arrival of the Fedora Alpha release for the
ARM aarch64 architecture. Feel free to take it for a drive [1].

The initial release of Fedora for aarch64 focuses on the Fedora Base and Server
product with support for hardware plarforms such as the APM Storm
platform including
devices like the Mustang board, AMD Seattle and ARM Versatile
Express64 including
the Foundation emulator and the Juno hardware platform.

The aarch64 Server product supports all the features of the product that the
mainline primary platforms support.

libimobiledevice soname bumps

Hi All,

A new version of the libimobiledevice stack is on it's way to rawhide.
There's some soname bumps but I'll deal with any rebuilds necessary.

Peter

retiring celt

Hi All,

I intend on retiring celt. It's long been merged into opus EOL
upstream and opus provides a lot more. There's no packages in Fedora
that depend on it any longer.

Peter

heads up: plist/usbmux/imobiledevice soname bumps

Hi All,

There's a new devel release of the above just landed. I'll be looking
to get them into rawhide over the new couple of days but there's been
quite some change so I'm going to deal with it all locally first to
see what the impact is before I push it.

Peter

fltk blocked?

So it seems fltk has been blocked from F-21. This in and of itself is
fine but there's been no bugs filed against packages that built
against it, no announcement that I can see and the package itself
hasn't been retired in git, nor can I see a rel-eng ticket. Is this an
oversight?

Peter

Building and submitting updates for Fedora 20

I shouldn't have to remind packagers that post Alpha branching
packages that are updates for rawhide (unless of course you're doing
early rawhide dev for the next release) and/or earlier releases also
need to both build and submit updates for Fedora 20.

I've just done a "yum --releasever=20 distro-sync" and had a number of
packages downgraded due to a failure of their maintainers to properly
follow the updates procedure or in some cases even build the package
for Fedora 20.

Packagers if you've not done that please remember to do so and fix
your packages accordingly!

Orphaning syncevolution

Hi All,

I plan to orphan syncevolution because I no longer use it. It's in
pretty reasonable shape. Let me know if your interested in taking over
maintainership before I do.

Peter

F-19 mass rebuild failures

Hello All,

If you receive a failure email from the mass rebuild please remember
you need to fix your broken packages. If you're unsure if you're
package is broken or unsure check out the failure list here to see if
you're package is on on the list and needs attention.

<a href="http://ausil.fedorapeople.org/f19-failures.html" title="http://ausil.fedorapeople.org/f19-failures.html">http://ausil.fedorapeople.org/f19-failures.html</a>

Peter

Heads up: ARM build system outage for migration

Hi All,

A heads up that we're planning an outage of arm.koji.fedoraproject.org
to migrate the koji instance to the new infrastructure in Phoenix.

The outage will begin about 02:00 UTC on Saturday the 16th February
and while we're not certain the exact time it should take we estimate
it should be done in well under 12 hours.

I'll reply to this message once we're up and building again. From
there we'll kick off the ARM mass rebuild to give the currently
deployed hardware a good burn in (it's almost like we planned it like
this....

cogl soname bump

Hi All,

Sorry, I missed the cogl soname bump when I pushed the build last
night, I'll work to rebuild associated deps now, any help appreciated.

Peter

plan to retire pycluter*

Hi All,

I plan to retire pyclutter pyclutter-gst and pyclutter-gtk unless
anyone speaks up. They're not currently used by anything in Fedora
AFAICT and any new development should be using introspection bindings
anyway.

Peter