January 2009 Archives
Well, it's time to get off the failboat. So let's get some late FUDCon enthusiasm here (and some early FAD enthusiasm).
So at FUDCon, I had an absolutely wonderful time - at the Friday hackfest, I worked with Jeroen van Meeuwen on the spins process, and then went to work with James Laska on lab-in-a-box. We both learned a lot about Cobbler in the process!
On Saturday, I gave two "talks" - one was the FESCo meeting that occurred while at FUDCon, in which a lively debate about the intents and implementation of the 'provenpackager' group in FAS occurred. The other one was about the future of the Fedora mailing lists, which was just myself, Dennis Gilmore, and Kevin Fenzi talking about it. The outcome of that discussion was that we'll be moving all fedora-* lists from Red Hat infrastructure to Fedora infrastructure, as well as any other lists that would like to migrate.
On Sunday, I worked with Dave Malcolm on rpmgrok deployment, which is a really cool web application for discovering very interesting things about RPM files - for example, in a single .so, you'll be able to see it's exported symbols, other consumers of those symbols, etc. Really cool stuff.
As for the getting pre-excited part, I'm headed down to LA in about three weeks for SCaLE. There's a Fedora Activity Day planned in conjunction as well, on Friday. A Fedora Activity Day is a sprint of interested Fedora people getting together for a day or two to concentrate on an item or two of interest to Fedora.
The focus for this FAD is two-fold - first, finishing up the User's Guide and getting it into shape, and second, packaging of fonts. I have some font packages that I have to convert to the new guidelines, so this will be a great time for me!
Anyone that in, or can get to, the Westin at LAX is encouraged to do so to accomplish these important tasks!