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Welcome Christopher King!

Hello everybody,

I have just sponsored Christopher King (IRC, FAS: bunnyapocalypse)
into the 'packager' group.

Non-responsive maintainer process for caillon, and retiring xchat

Hello everybody,

I would like to initiate the non-responsive maintainer process [1] for
Christopher Aillon [2]. A long time ago, he used to be part of the
Fedora and Red Hat desktop teams. He is no longer around. He left
software development and was last seen living off the grid in Hawaii
[3].

Orphaned gnome-password-generator

Hey,

I have orphaned gnome-password-generator [1] in rawhide. It is a Python
application written with GTK+ 2.x. I don't think it is actively
developed anymore - the last upstream release was in 2008.

Feel free to pick it up.

Happy hacking,
Rishi

[1] <a href="http://gnome-password.sourceforge.net/" title="http://gnome-password.sourceforge.net/">http://gnome-password.sourceforge.net/</a>

libsoup 2.54.0 accidental ABI break fixed in 2.54.1

A heads-up for those owning packages linking against libsoup. It
might be safer to just rebuild all such packages against 2.54.1.

----- Forwarded message from Dan Winship < ... at gnome dot org> -----

libsoup 2.54.0 accidentally broke ABI (by adding a member to a class
struct and not removing a corresponding padding member).

Orphaned starplot and related packages

Hey,

I have orphaned the following packages in rawhide:
* starplot
* starplot-contrib
* starplot-gliese3
* starplot-yale5

StarPlot is a 3-dimensional star chart viewer [1]. I don't think it is
actively developed anymore - the last upstream release was in 2008. I
haven't touched it for 6 years, if you ignore the GCC 6 FTBFS that I
just fixed today.

Feel free to pick it up.

Happy hacking,
Rishi

[1] <a href="http://www.starplot.org/" title="http://www.starplot.org/">http://www.starplot.org/</a>

Schedule for Wednesday's FESCo Meeting (2015-11-18)

Following is the list of topics that will be discussed in the FESCo
meeting Wednesday at 18:00UTC in #fedora-meeting on irc.freenode.net.

To convert UTC to your local time, take a look at
<a href="http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/UTCHowto" title="http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/UTCHowto">http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/UTCHowto</a>

or run:
date -d '2015-11-18 18:00 UTC'

Links to all tickets below can be found at:
<a href="https://fedorahosted.org/fesco/report/9" title="https://fedorahosted.org/fesco/report/9">https://fedorahosted.org/fesco/report/9</a>

= New business =

#topic Make (packager) sponsorship slightly easier
.fesco 1499
<a href="https://fedorahosted.org/fesco/ticket/1499" title="https://fedorahosted.org/fesco/ticket/1499">https://fedorahosted.org/fesco/ticket/1499</a>

= Open Floor =

For more complete details, please visit each individual ticket.

Schedule for Wednesday's FESCo Meeting (2015-10-28)

Following is the list of topics that will be discussed in the FESCo
meeting Wednesday at 18:00UTC in #fedora-meeting on irc.freenode.net.

To convert UTC to your local time, take a look at
<a href="http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/UTCHowto" title="http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/UTCHowto">http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/UTCHowto</a>

or run:
date -d '2015-10-28 18:00 UTC'

Links to all tickets below can be found at:
<a href="https://fedorahosted.org/fesco/report/9" title="https://fedorahosted.org/fesco/report/9">https://fedorahosted.org/fesco/report/9</a>

= Followups =

#topic Strategy for services that do not have systemd native unit files
.fesco 615
<a href="https://fedorahosted.org/fesco/ticket/615" title="https://fedorahosted.org/fesco/ticket/615">https://fedorahosted.org/fesco/ticket/615</a>

= New business =

#topic Nonresponsive maintainer, ownership transfer request
.fesco 1492
<a href="https://fe" title="https://fe">https://fe</a>

Schedule for Wednesday's FESCo Meeting (2015-10-21)

Following is the list of topics that will be discussed in the FESCo
meeting Wednesday at 18:00UTC in #fedora-meeting on irc.freenode.net.

To convert UTC to your local time, take a look at
<a href="http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/UTCHowto" title="http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/UTCHowto">http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/UTCHowto</a>

or run:
date -d '2015-10-21 18:00 UTC'

Links to all tickets below can be found at:
<a href="https://fedorahosted.org/fesco/report/9" title="https://fedorahosted.org/fesco/report/9">https://fedorahosted.org/fesco/report/9</a>

= Followups =

#topic establish Fedora Bat-Signal for ultra-critical security updates
.fesco 1278
<a href="https://fedorahosted.org/fesco/ticket/1278" title="https://fedorahosted.org/fesco/ticket/1278">https://fedorahosted.org/fesco/ticket/1278</a>

#topic clarifications/improvements for new bundling policy
.fesco 1491
<a href="https://fedorahosted.org/fes" title="https://fedorahosted.org/fes">https://fedorahosted.org/fes</a>

Schedule for Wednesday's FESCo Meeting (2015-09-16)

Following is the list of topics that will be discussed in the FESCo
meeting Wednesday at 18:00UTC in #fedora-meeting on irc.freenode.net.

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<a href="http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/UTCHowto" title="http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/UTCHowto">http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/UTCHowto</a>

or run:
date -d '2015-09-16 18:00 UTC'

Links to all tickets below can be found at:
<a href="https://fedorahosted.org/fesco/report/9" title="https://fedorahosted.org/fesco/report/9">https://fedorahosted.org/fesco/report/9</a>

= Followups =

#topic #1465 dreamweb is in fedora with a license that does not allow
modification
.fesco 1465
<a href="https://fedorahosted.org/fesco/ticket/1465" title="https://fedorahosted.org/fesco/ticket/1465">https://fedorahosted.org/fesco/ticket/1465</a>

= New business =

#topic #1473 Changes approval process should reflect the existenc

Schedule for Wednesday's FESCo Meeting (2015-08-26)

Following is the list of topics that will be discussed in the FESCo
meeting Wednesday at 18:00UTC in #fedora-meeting on irc.freenode.net.

To convert UTC to your local time, take a look at
<a href="http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/UTCHowto" title="http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/UTCHowto">http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/UTCHowto</a>

or run:
date -d '2015-08-26 18:00 UTC'

Links to all tickets below can be found at:
<a href="https://fedorahosted.org/fesco/report/9" title="https://fedorahosted.org/fesco/report/9">https://fedorahosted.org/fesco/report/9</a>

= Followups =

#topic #1444 updates deliverables
.fesco 1444
<a href="https://fedorahosted.org/fesco/ticket/1444" title="https://fedorahosted.org/fesco/ticket/1444">https://fedorahosted.org/fesco/ticket/1444</a>

#topic #1466 non-responsive maintainer exception process for skottler
.fesco 1466
<a href="https://fedorahosted.org/fesco/ticket/1466" title="https://fedorahosted.org/fesco/ticket/1466">https://fedorahosted.org/fesco/ticket/1466</a>

#topic #14

Schedule for Wednesday's FESCo meeting (2015-06-03)

Following is the list of topics that will be discussed in the FESCo
meeting Wednesday at 18:00UTC in #fedora-meeting on irc.freenode.net.

To convert UTC to your local time, take a look at
<a href="http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/UTCHowto" title="http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/UTCHowto">http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/UTCHowto</a>

or run:
date -d '2015-06-03 18:00 UTC'

Links to all tickets below can be found at:
<a href="https://fedorahosted.org/fesco/report/9" title="https://fedorahosted.org/fesco/report/9">https://fedorahosted.org/fesco/report/9</a>

= Followups =

#topic #1442 Admin and Commits privileges for Puppet package
.fesco 1442
<a href="https://fedorahosted.org/fesco/ticket/1442" title="https://fedorahosted.org/fesco/ticket/1442">https://fedorahosted.org/fesco/ticket/1442</a>

#topic #1444 updates deliverables
.fesco 1444
<a href="https://fedorahosted.org/fesco/ticket/1444" title="https://fedorahosted.org/fesco/ticket/1444">https://fedorahosted.org/fesco/ticket/1444</a>

#topic #1445 F23 Se

libgdata-0.17.1 soname bump

Hello everybody,

The recently released libgdata-0.17.1 has bumped its soname. The
highlights are support for version 3 of the YouTube API, and an
initial port to version 2 of the Drive API.

This is only for rawhide. I will be rebuilding affected packages.

Cheers,
Debarshi

Schedule for Wednesday's FESCo Meeting (2015-04-15)

Following is the list of topics that will be discussed in the FESCo
meeting Wednesday at 18:00UTC in #fedora-meeting on irc.freenode.net.

To convert UTC to your local time, take a look at
<a href="http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/UTCHowto" title="http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/UTCHowto">http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/UTCHowto</a>

or run:
date -d '2015-04-15 18:00 UTC'

Links to all tickets below can be found at:
<a href="https://fedorahosted.org/fesco/report/9" title="https://fedorahosted.org/fesco/report/9">https://fedorahosted.org/fesco/report/9</a>

= Followups =

#topic #1416 F22 Changes - Progress at Change Checkpoint: Change
Checkpoint: 100% Code Complete Deadline
.fesco 1416
<a href="https://fedorahosted.org/fesco/ticket/1416" title="https://fedorahosted.org/fesco/ticket/1416">https://fedorahosted.org/fesco/ticket/1416</a>

= New business =

#topic #1427 List of release blocking deliv

Giving up freetalk, redet and redet-doc

Hello everybody,

I am going to give up ownership of the following packages:
- freetalk
- redet
- redet-doc

I don't have any interest in them these days and even less time to look after
them. Please pick them up if you want to.

Thanks,
Debarshi

LibRaw: possible license issues

I came across what looks like a possible licensing issue with LibRaw and
applications that link to it. I am not totally sure that there is a problem,
but I have enough reason to have doubts. I welcome any clarifications and
advice.

LibRaw's License tag was changed from "LGPLv2 or CDDL" to GPLv3 when the two
demosaic packs were added [1]. One of the demosaic packs is GPLv2+ and the
other is GPLv3+.

However, <a href="http://www.libraw.org/" title="http://www.libraw.org/">http://www.libraw.org/</a> mentions LibRaw's license as GPLv2+, while the
source files continue to claim that they are under LGPLv2 or CDDL.

Shotwell, which uses LibRaw, is LGPLv2+.

guile-2.x: what is the way forward

The update to guile-2.x has been blocked for almost 1.5 years now:
<a href="https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=678238" title="https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=678238">https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=678238</a>

Long story short, existing programs are not ready to use guile-2.x, while newer
versions of aiselriot (part of GNOME) need it. Creating a compat-guile or a
guile2 package can be one way forward.

What do you think? Would be good to get this resolved finally.

Thanks,
Debarshi

Orphaning anjuta, libgdl and champlain

I would like to orphan the following packages:
+ anjuta
+ libgdl
+ libchamplain

Rakesh was already co-maintaining anjuta, so I have already orphaned it in
PackageDB. Please feel free to lend him a hand.

However the other packages need an owner. I will let them go if anyone is
interested.

Cheers,
Debarshi

Orphaning Decibel Audio Player

I am orphaning decibel-audio-player. It is a audio player written in Python
and uses Gtk+ and GStreamer. Rakesh Pandit is already the co-maintainer, so if
any one is interested in helping him then please apply for co-maintainership.

Regards,
Debarshi

Orphaning some GNOME C++ packages

I am orphaning the following GNOME C++ related packages:
+ atkmm
+ glibmm24
+ gtkmm24
+ gtkmm30
+ libsigc++
+ libsigc++20

Kalev Lember (kalev) and hguemar have been taking good care of them, so I am
more than happy to leave them in their hands.

I would also like to release the following Clutter bindings if someone steps
up to take care of them:
+ clutter-gktmm
+ cluttermm

Happy hacking,
Debarshi