# Fedora Quality Assurance Meeting
# Date: 2012-07-30
# Time: 15:00 UTC
# Location: #fedora-meeting on irc.freenode.net
Feels like just about time to have another meeting, with F18 Alpha
starting to impend. (Can you start to impend? Quick, someone call the
dictionary people). It's probably a good idea to discuss the status of
the new anaconda UI: if anyone from the anaconda team can come along for
that, it'd be a big help, thanks folks. If anyone has anything else to
discuss, please propose it or bring it up in open floor.
This is a reminder of the upcoming QA meeting. Please add any topic
suggestions to the meeting wiki page:
The current proposed agenda is included below.
== Proposed Agenda Topics ==
1. F18 preparation / newUI status
2. AutoQA update
3. Open floor
Fedora QA Community Monkey
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For a long time - well since pre-Fedora history ;) -
I have maintained the emacspeak package
In the past I generally found time to update it for
each Fedora release (it is not really much work)
but I don't actually use it myself at all or have
the hardware to test (ever) so I think it would be
better if someone else interested would take over
the package. Or maybe noone really uses it in Fedora?
(I just updated it in rawhide for the first time since
end of 2008 without a single bug report! oops - did anyone notice? :)
and also just added it to URM now so hopefully it can be kept
more up to date.
So does anyone use it? Is anyone keen to maintain it?
I can still help to maintain it a bit longer but if noone is
really using it maybe better to orphan?
I would appreciate a CC if you reply since I sometimes
miss devel list.
this is to let you know that boost has been upgraded to 1.50, sans
Python 3 support, which will arrive later.
After complaints in past years, we decided to request a dedicated
side-tag ("f18-boost") not to break a hundred or so packages that depend
on it in Rawhide. As always, all client packages, especially those that
depend on boost runtime libraries, need to be rebuilt, but this time
around you need to request the right tag explicitly:
fedpkg build --target=f18-boost
This tag will live for a couple weeks, but I think we should merge back
before alpha freeze, which is 2012-08-14, in about two weeks.
There's at least one disruptive change that I know about:
Boost.Filesystem v2 has been discontinued and anyone who hasn't yet
ported their code to v3 must do so now.
As usual, feel free to open bugs, ping me on IRC (_petr) or send e-mails
if one of your packages doesn't like the new boost. We'll figure out
how to work around the notorious API changes. (Or fix boost.)
Any chance Fedora moves from Koji to OBS?
Why should they?
OBS has a web interface so one can easily fix packages even from an
internet cafe/work/windows pc.
Projects can be developed separately and packages can be easily
branched and submitted.
openSUSE is entirely build by OBS.
Third party are unstable packages maintainers, can develop them at one
place for different distributions.
e.g as we do with unity for Fedora
What would stop Fedora from doing this switch?
I'm leaving for a vacation tonight and will be on the road through most of
Monday. Similarly next week when I return. In between I'll should have
some network access, but my schedule will be weird. If something important
cmoes up, I'll probably be able to deal with it.
I just wanted to confirm that for the first time ever, I could connect
to the IETF-v6 only network out of the box. Great job! I have complained
about this a lot in the last two years, so I figure I will also praise
the fix :)
ps. I'd mention the bugzilla item, but bugzilla.redhat.com is lacking
an IPv6 address :)
Always the same process (ocamlopt.opt) and always on 32 bit only.
The thing is, it *didn't* happen just 3 days ago. Nothing has changed
in the package, and ocamlopt.opt is the same as 3 days ago.
glibc has had a few memory-related fixes in the past 3 days:
- Revert patch for BZ696143, it made it impossible to use IPV6
addresses explicitly in getaddrinfo, which in turn broke
ssh, apache and other code. (#808147)
- Avoid another unbound alloca in vfprintf (#841318)
- Remove /etc/localtime.tzupdate in lua scriptlets
- Revert back to using posix.symlink as posix.link with a 3rd
argument isn't supported in the lua version embedded in rpm.
- Revert recent changes to res_send (804630, 835090).
- Fix memcpy args in res_send (#841787).
Has something changed in Koji or mock such as inherited signal masks?
I even went as far as building a 32 bit Rawhide VM to test this, but I
can't reproduce it there, and that's pretty odd considering it happens
reliably in Koji.
Richard Jones, Virtualization Group, Red Hat http://people.redhat.com/~rjones
libguestfs lets you edit virtual machines. Supports shell scripting,
bindings from many languages. http://libguestfs.org
I'm going to orphan tritonus package, it's an old java audio api that
does not build anymore on Rawhide and getting it working would require
too much time on OpenJDK 1.7.
Ping me if you are interested in any way.
Lukas "lzap" Zapletal