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OSTEP Meeting 2013-06-18

OSTEP Team Meeting 2013-06-18

Equipment Reorganization

Phase I:

  • Done (mostly!) - Thanks Oatley
  • Yosemite disk imaging
  • Trimslice network setup
  • Arndales need setup
  • --> Builders available: 2013-06-21 (oatley)

Future (For 2013-06-30):

  • Update Pidora builder chroot (oatley+fossjon+agreene) -> Update to ks-based environment
  • Document!
  • Upstream or figure out carry-forward plan for modified packages (for 2013-07-15)
  • Slides + Icon
  • Goal: ship NOOBS update by 4:30 today.


Release status and feedback--

  • NOOBS update
    • Image for NOOBS distribution will be done this afternoon
    • Image for non-NOOBS distribution requires rootfs-resize update to handle extended partitions

Building F18-updates, F19, Rawhide:

  • agreene is buildmaster
  • start building by 2013-06-28

Pidora blog--

  • Need 2 articles per person by EOW (2013-06-21)

Firmware/kernel updates

  • Perhaps update daily / automatically into updates-testing, and promote only periodically? (agreene for 2013-06-28)

Russian respin--

    • ex usage: _("This is some text")
    • check modules from upstream, add to our modules

Build Tags

  • Remove "candidate" from tag heirarchy for building (agreene w/ oatley for 2013-06-21)
  • Add %{rpfr} macros (agreene for 2013-06-21)
  • This will solve the %{dist} tag issues!


  • No longer mash the f18 repos (agreene by 2013-06-28)
  • No longer rsync the f18 repos (oatley by 2013-06-28)
  • Possible to optimize the signing? (oatley to check)


  • x86_64 OpenStack setup (fossjon 2013-07-05)
    • Moving Iraq to room, set up as dashboard/controller/NAT
    • Australia as builder

Calxeda Hardware



  • ctyler away: June 24-28, July 22-Aug 5
  • oatley and ctyler at Flock Aug 8-12
  • ctyler to find out about end-of-summer schedule
  • July 1 & Aug 5 are statutory holidays
  • oatley and agreene may take vacation in August