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Postings by Jan Kurik

F29 System Wide Change: ZRAM support for ARM images

= Proposed System Wide Change: ZRAM support for ARM images =
<a href="https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Changes/ZRAMforARMimages" title="https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Changes/ZRAMforARMimages">https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Changes/ZRAMforARMimages</a>

Owner(s):
* Peter Robinson <pbrobinson at fedoraproject dot org>

Enable ZRAM for swap on ARMv7 and aarch64 pre generated images to
improve performance and reliability on ARM Single Board Computers such
a the Raspberry Pi.

== Detailed description ==
Current Fedora release artifacts for ARM platforms enable a small
amount of swap by default.

F29 System Wide Change: uEFI for ARMv7

= Proposed System Wide Change: uEFI for ARMv7 =
<a href="https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Changes/uEFIforARMv7" title="https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Changes/uEFIforARMv7">https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Changes/uEFIforARMv7</a>

Owner(s):
* Peter Robinson <pbrobinson at fedoraproject dot org>

Move to uEFI as the default boot mechanism for ARMv7 devices.

== Detailed description ==
Currently ARMv7 uses extlinux to boot the kernel on ARMv7. This has
served us very well and has allowed us to standardise the ARMv7 boot
process with the vast majority of devices booting this way OOTB due to
the support being in a wide variety of u-boot releases.

Fedora 29 Change Checkpoint: Proposal submission deadline (System Wide Changes) has been reached today

The submission deadline for System Wide Change Proposals of Fedora 29
[1] has been reached today (on July 3rd).

From July 4th, please schedule your System Wide Changes for a next
release (Fedora 30).
The deadline for Self Contained Change Proposals is planned on July 24th.

In case you'll need any help with your Change proposals, feel free to
contact me.

[1] <a href="https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/29/Schedule" title="https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/29/Schedule">https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/29/Schedule</a>

Best Regards,
Jan

F29 System Wide Change: Remove Excessive Linking

Note from Change Wrangler: This Change Proposal requires mass rebuild.
However, two weeks ago (June 19th), we have already passed the
deadline for Change proposals requiring mass rebuild.

F29 System Wide Change: OpenLDAP without Non-threaded Libraries

= Proposed System Wide Change: OpenLDAP without Non-threaded Libraries =
<a href="https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Changes/OpenLDAPwithoutNonthreadedLibraries" title="https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Changes/OpenLDAPwithoutNonthreadedLibraries">https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Changes/OpenLDAPwithoutNonthreadedLibraries</a>

Owner(s):
* Matus Honek <mhonek at redhat dot com>

OpenLDAP will not ship non-threaded version of libldap. Instead,
libldap will be built with the same threading support as libldap_r.

== Detailed description ==
After this change the non-threaded version of libldap will not be
shipped any more. Instead, this library will rather be built the same
way as the threaded libldap_r.

F29 System Wide Change: Discontinue PPC64 as Alternative Architecture

= Proposed System Wide Change: Discontinue PPC64 as Alternative Architecture =
<a href="https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Changes/DiscontinuePPC64" title="https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Changes/DiscontinuePPC64">https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Changes/DiscontinuePPC64</a>

Owner(s):
* Dan Horák <sharkcz at fedoraproject dot org>

After a number of projects dropped support for the big endian ppc64
architecture and our move of ppc64 to "maintenance-only" mode few
releases back, now a vital dependency, the Eclipse project, stops
supporting ppc64. As a consequence we need to discontinue producing
any ppc64 content.

F29 System Wide Change: Fedora 29 Boost 1.67 upgrade

= Proposed System Wide Change: Fedora 29 Boost 1.67 upgrade =
<a href="https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Changes/F29Boost167" title="https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Changes/F29Boost167">https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Changes/F29Boost167</a>

Owner(s):
* Jonathan Wakely <jwakely at fedoraproject dot org>

This change brings Boost 1.67.0 to Fedora 29. This will mean F29 ships
with a recent upstream Boost release.

== Detailed description ==
The aim is to synchronize Fedora with the most recent Boost release.
Because ABI stability is one of explicit Boost non-goals, this entails
rebuilding of all dependent packages.

F29 System Wide Change: Zchunk Metadata

= Proposed System Wide Change: Zchunk Metadata =
<a href="https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Changes/Zchunk_Metadata" title="https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Changes/Zchunk_Metadata">https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Changes/Zchunk_Metadata</a>

Owner(s):
* Jonathan Dieter <jdieter at gmail dot com>
* Neal Gompa <ngompa13 at gmail dot com>

All dnf repository metadata will be compressed with the zchunk format
rather than xz or gzip.

== Detailed description ==
Currently Fedora's repository metadata is compressed using the xz and gzip
formats. Zchunk is a new compression format designed to allow for highly
efficient deltas.

F29 System Wide Change: CJK Default Fonts To Noto

= Proposed System Wide Change: CJK Default Fonts To Noto =
<a href="https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Changes/CJKDefaultFontsToNoto" title="https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Changes/CJKDefaultFontsToNoto">https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Changes/CJKDefaultFontsToNoto</a>

Owner(s):
* Akira TAGOH <tagoh at redhat dot com>
* Peng Wu <pwu at redhat dot com>

Changes the default fonts for Chinese, Japanese, and Korean (CJK)
languages to Google Noto.

== Detailed description ==
This proposal is to change the default fonts for CJK languages to
Google Noto and adopts OpenType Collection format to suppress disk
space increase as far as possible.

F29 Self Contained Change: Deprecate YUM 3

= Proposed Self Contained Change: Deprecate YUM 3 =
<a href="https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Changes/Deprecate_YUM_3" title="https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Changes/Deprecate_YUM_3">https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Changes/Deprecate_YUM_3</a>

Owner(s):
* Daniel Mach <dmach at redhat dot com>

Remove yum (v3) and all related packages from Fedora.

== Detailed description ==
Remove packages from the distribution:
* createrepo
* yum
* yum-langpacks
* yum-utils,
* yum-metadata-parser
* python-urlgrabber
All these packages should no longer be used and all software using
them should be migrated to DNF.

== Scope ==
* Proposal owners:
Remove packages from the distribution: createrepo, yum, yum-langpacks,
yum-utils, yum-metadat

REMINDER: Fedora 29 Change Checkpoint: Proposal submission deadline (System Wide Changes) in one week

Hi everyone!

The submission deadline for System Wide Change Proposals of Fedora 29
[1] is coming pretty soon - in one weeks on July 3rd.

Please, submit your System Wide Changes by this deadline, earlier
better. As the deadline applies for System Wide Changes it is always
good to have most of Self Contained Changes proposed as well. The
deadline for Self Contained Change Proposals is planned on July 24th.

In case you'll need any help with your Change proposals, feel free to
contact me.

[1] <a href="https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/29/Schedule" title="https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/29/Schedule">https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/29/Schedule</a>

Best Regards,
Jan

Reminder meeting : Modularity WG (once every two weeks)

Dear all,

You are kindly invited to the meeting:
Modularity WG (once every two weeks) on 2018-06-26 from 10:00:00 to 11:00:00 US/Eastern
At <a href="mailto:fedora-meeting- ... at irc dot freenode.net">fedora-meeting- ... at irc dot freenode.net</a>

The meeting will be about:
Meeting of the Modularity Working Group.

More information available at: [Modularity Working Group wiki page](<a href="https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Modularity_Working_Group" title="https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Modularity_Working_Group">https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Modularity_Working_Group</a>)

The agenda for the meeting is available at [modularity-wg-agendas pad](<a href="https://board.net/p/modularity-wg-agendas" title="https://board.net/p/modularity-wg-agendas">https://board.net/p/modularity-wg-agendas</a>).

Source: <a href="https://apps.fedoraproject.org/calendar/meeting/5249/" title="https://apps.fedoraproject.org/calendar/meeting/5249/">https://apps.fedoraproject.org/calendar/meeting/5249/</a>

F29 Self Contained Change: Minishift Spin

= Proposed Self Contained Change: Minishift Spin =
<a href="https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Changes/Minishift_Spin" title="https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Changes/Minishift_Spin">https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Changes/Minishift_Spin</a>

Owner(s):
* Praveen Kumar <kumarpraveen dot nitdgp at gmail dot com>
* Gerard Braad <me at gbraad dot nl>

A Fedora Spin providing an easy way for minishift users to consume
fedora as an ISO.

== Detailed description ==
Minishift [https://github.com/MiniShift/minishift] provides an easy
way to create a single node Openshift cluster for developers and as of
now, we have only CentOS and b2d ISO support.

F29 System Wide Change: IBus 1.5.19

= Proposed System Wide Change: IBus 1.5.19 =
<a href="https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Changes/IBus_1.5.19" title="https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Changes/IBus_1.5.19">https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Changes/IBus_1.5.19</a>

Owner(s):
* Takao Fujiwara <fujiwara at redhat dot com>

IBus 1.5.19 will have two features.

# Move the input entry on IBus emoji dialog to the input entry on each
application using IBus pre-edit text so that the focus event is not
changed when the emoji typing is enabled# Ctrl-Shift-u feature of
typing Unicode code points is separated from Ctrl-Shift-e feature so
that neither an additional dialog or popup window is needed.

# Typing compose keys will have a pre-edit text

== Detailed descri

F29 System Wide Change: Modules for Everyone

= Proposed System Wide Change: Modules for Everyone =
<a href="https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Changes/ModulesForEveryone" title="https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Changes/ModulesForEveryone">https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Changes/ModulesForEveryone</a>

Owner(s):
* Stephen Gallagher <sgallagh at fedoraproject dot org>
* Langdon White <langdon at fedoraproject dot org>

All Fedora installations will have modular repositories enabled by default,
previously available, by default, only to Server Edition.

== Detailed description ==
In Fedora 28, the Server Edition debuted new modular functionality,
allowing end-users access to alternative versions of popular software.

F29 Self Contained Change: Origin 3.10

= Proposed Self Contained Change: Origin 3.10 =
<a href="https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Changes/origin3.10" title="https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Changes/origin3.10">https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Changes/origin3.10</a>

Owner(s):
* Jakub Čajka <jcajka at redhat dot com>

Rebase of the Openshift Origin package to the latest upstream version,
along with introduction of necessary infrastructure container images.

== Detailed description ==
Rebase of the Origin package to the latest upstream release.

F29 System Wide Change: New 128-bit IEEE long double ABI for IBM 64-bit POWER LE

= Proposed System Wide Change: New 128-bit IEEE long double ABI for
IBM 64-bit POWER LE =
<a href="https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Changes/PPC64LE_Float128_Transition" title="https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Changes/PPC64LE_Float128_Transition">https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Changes/PPC64LE_Float128_Transition</a>

Owner(s):
* Carlos O'Donell <carlos at redhat dot com>

Transition IBM 64-bit POWER LE systems to the new 128-bit IEEE long double ABI.

== Detailed description ==
IBM has designed a new long double ABI that adheres to the 128-bit
IEEE format. This format is more standard than the existing AIX
double-double or IBM long double (2 grouped 64-bit doubles) which has
discontinuous mantissas and is difficult for developers to use.

F29 System Wide Change: The GNU C Library version 2.28

= Proposed System Wide Change: The GNU C Library version 2.28 =
<a href="https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Changes/GLIBC228" title="https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Changes/GLIBC228">https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Changes/GLIBC228</a>

Owner(s):
* Carlos O'Donell <carlos at redhat dot com>

Switch glibc in Fedora 29 to glibc version 2.28.

== Detailed description ==
The GNU C Library version 2.28 will be released at the beginning of
August 2018; we have started closely tracking the glibc 2.28
development code in Fedora Rawhide and are addressing any issues as
they arise. Given the present schedule Fedora 29 will branch after the
GLIBC 2.28 upstream release.

REMINDER: Fedora 29 Change Checkpoint: Proposal submission deadline (System Wide Changes) in two weeks

Hi everyone!

The submission deadline for System Wide Change Proposals of Fedora 29
[1] is coming pretty soon - in two weeks on July 3rd.

Please, submit your System Wide Changes by this deadline, earlier
better. As the deadline applies for System Wide Changes it is always
good to have most of Self Contained Changes proposed as well. The
deadline for Self Contained Change Proposals is planned on July 24th.

In case you'll need any help with your Change proposals, feel free to
contact me.

[1] <a href="https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/29/Schedule" title="https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/29/Schedule">https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/29/Schedule</a>

Best Regards,
Jan

Today we have reached the Submission deadline for Change proposals of Fedora 29 requiring mass rebuild

Hi everyone!

The submission deadline for Changes of Fedora 29 [1], requiring mass
rebuild, takes effect today (on June 19th). All the Changes requiring
mass rebuild sent for review are going to be moved to Fedora 30
release.
The mass rebuild it self is planned on July 11th.

In case you'll need any help with your Change proposals, feel free to
contact me.

[1] <a href="https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/29/Schedule" title="https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/29/Schedule">https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/29/Schedule</a>

Best Regards,
Jan

F29 System Wide Change: Rename Atomic Workstation to Silverblue

= Proposed System Wide Change: Rename Atomic Workstation to Silverblue =
<a href="https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Changes/Silverblue" title="https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Changes/Silverblue">https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Changes/Silverblue</a>

Owner(s):
* Matthias Clasen <mclasen at redhat dot com>

The Atomic Workstation variant is being renamed to Fedora Silverblue.

== Detailed description ==
The Atomic Workstation is being rebranded as Fedora Silverblue, to
give this project more visibility and realize its full potential for
bringing new users to Fedora.

F29 Self Contained Change: glibc 32 Build Adjustments

= Proposed Self Contained Change: glibc 32 Build Adjustments =
<a href="https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Changes/glibc32_Build_Adjustments" title="https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Changes/glibc32_Build_Adjustments">https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Changes/glibc32_Build_Adjustments</a>

Owner(s):
* Florian Weimer <fweimer at redhat dot com>

The glibc32 package is a special package used by gcc and a few other
packages to work around the lack of RPM multilib repository support in
Koji [https://pagure.io/koji/issue/273].

F29 System Wide Change: Build non-RELRO ELF binaries with .plt.got isolation

= Proposed System Wide Change: Build non-RELRO ELF binaries with
.plt.got isolation =
<a href="https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Changes/.plt.got_Isolation" title="https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Changes/.plt.got_Isolation">https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Changes/.plt.got_Isolation</a>

Owner(s):
* Florian Weimer <fweimer at redhat dot com>

Fedora 23 enabled hardening for all packages. However, some ELF
binaries still use lazy binding. This change proposes additional
hardening for them.

== Detailed description ==
With the RELRO and BIND_NOW dynamic linker features, it is possible to
make the array of function pointers which is used to implement dynamic
linking (the GOT) read-only at run time.

F29 System Wide Change: Binutils 2.31

= Proposed System Wide Change: Binutils 2.31 =
<a href="https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Changes/BINUTILS231" title="https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Changes/BINUTILS231">https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Changes/BINUTILS231</a>

Owner(s):
* Nick Clifton <nickc at redhat dot com>

Rebase the binutils package from version 2.30 to version 2.31.

== Detailed description ==
Switch the binutils package from being based on the 2.30 release of
the FSF binutils to being based on the 2.31 release. This release
will bring in numerous bug fixes, as well as the following new
features:

The linker can now put all code and read-only data sections into a
separate segment with only READ and EXECUTE permissions.

F29 System Wide Change: Make BootLoaderSpec the default

= Proposed System Wide Change: Make BootLoaderSpec the default =
<a href="https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Changes/BootLoaderSpecByDefault" title="https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Changes/BootLoaderSpecByDefault">https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Changes/BootLoaderSpecByDefault</a>

Owner(s):
* Javier Martinez Canillas <javierm at redhat dot com>
* Peter Jones <pjones at redhat dot com>

Use BootLoaderSpec fragment files by default to populate the
bootloaders boot menu entries.

== Detailed description ==
The [https://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Specifications/BootLoaderSpec/
Boot Loader Specification (BLS)] defines a scheme and file format to
manage boot loader configuration for each boot option in a drop-in
directory, without the need to

FESCo Elections - May 2018 : Results announcement

Greetings, all!

The elections for FESCo - May 2018 have concluded, and the results
are shown below.

FESCo is electing 4 seats this time.

Fedora Elections May 2018 - Voting period of FESCo elections will be closed today at 23:59

The voting period is open till today's midnight [UTC]. It will be closed at
23:59 [UTC] on Wednesday, June 13th, 2018.
Do not forget to vote [1] for your favourite nominees [2] to FESCo.

[1] <a href="https://admin.fedoraproject.org/voting/about/fesco-may-2018" title="https://admin.fedoraproject.org/voting/about/fesco-may-2018">https://admin.fedoraproject.org/voting/about/fesco-may-2018</a>
[2] <a href="https://communityblog.fedoraproject.org/2018-may-elections-fesco" title="https://communityblog.fedoraproject.org/2018-may-elections-fesco">https://communityblog.fedoraproject.org/2018-may-elections-fesco</a>
-interviews/

Jan

On Thu, Jun 7, 2018 at 4:17 AM, Jan Kurik < ... at redhat dot com> wrote:

F29 System Wide Change: Golang 1.11

= Proposed System Wide Change: Golang 1.11 =
<a href="https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Changes/golang1.11" title="https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Changes/golang1.11">https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Changes/golang1.11</a>

Owner(s):
* Jakub Čajka <jcajka at redhat dot com>

Rebase of Golang package to upcoming version 1.11 in Fedora 29,
including rebuild of all dependent packages(pre-release version of Go
will be used for rebuild, if released version will not be available at
the time).

== Detailed description ==
Rebase of Golang package to upcoming version 1.11 in Fedora 29.

REMINDER: Submission deadline for Changes of Fedora 29 requiring mass rebuild takes effect in one week

Hi everyone!

The submission deadline for Changes of Fedora 29 [1], requiring mass
rebuild, takes effect in one week on June 19th. All the Changes
requiring mass rebuild sent for review after this deadline are going
to be moved to Fedora 30 release.
The mass rebuild it self is planned on July 11th.

The deadline for System Wide Changes which do not need the mass
rebuild is planned on July 3rd.

If your Change proposal needs mass rebuild, please submit it by the
deadline, earlier better.

Reminder meeting : Modularity WG (once every two weeks)

Dear all,

You are kindly invited to the meeting:
Modularity WG (once every two weeks) on 2018-06-12 from 10:00:00 to 11:00:00 US/Eastern
At <a href="mailto:fedora-meeting- ... at irc dot freenode.net">fedora-meeting- ... at irc dot freenode.net</a>

The meeting will be about:
Meeting of the Modularity Working Group.

More information available at: [Modularity Working Group wiki page](<a href="https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Modularity_Working_Group" title="https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Modularity_Working_Group">https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Modularity_Working_Group</a>)

The agenda for the meeting is available at [modularity-wg-agendas pad](<a href="https://board.net/p/modularity-wg-agendas" title="https://board.net/p/modularity-wg-agendas">https://board.net/p/modularity-wg-agendas</a>).

Source: <a href="https://apps.fedoraproject.org/calendar/meeting/5249/" title="https://apps.fedoraproject.org/calendar/meeting/5249/">https://apps.fedoraproject.org/calendar/meeting/5249/</a>