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[opensuse-announce] openSUSE Project Opens Feature Tracking with openFATE
  • From: "Joe 'Zonker' Brockmeier" <jzb@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 16 Jan 2009 07:47:30 -0500
  • Message-id: <81d32afc0901160447k29d2b9c0wde7f11c4f40f003e@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
openSUSE Project Opens Feature Tracking with openFATE

The openSUSE Project is pleased to announce that feature tracking and requests
are now available to the larger openSUSE Community. The openSUSE feature
tracking system, openFATE[1], is now live and accessible to anyone with an
openSUSE account.

Hosted at, openFATE will help the openSUSE community
monitor and participate in the development process. Features that are tracked
in openFATE are any proposals that the project wants to see introduced in
order to improve openSUSE. For example:

* Changes to the openSUSE theme.

* The default system editor.

* A new feature to allow automatic bug reporting.

Anyone can use openFATE to view and discuss features, so long as they have an
account. This will allow the openSUSE community to see how the releases evolve
and participate directly in feature discussions.

If you're an openSUSE Member, you can even add features in openFATE. While we
can't accept every new feature, this enables members to propose features
directly for consideration. (If you're an openSUSE contributor and haven't
applied for membership, please do so soon!)

Want to learn more about openFATE? Please see openFATE[2] on the openSUSE

We'll also need help in screening features for future openSUSE releases. We'll
be creating a volunteer team to help evaluate feature requests and help direct
the future of openSUSE! If you'd like to participate, please add your name to
the openSUSE Fate wiki under Screening Team.

Thanks much to the following for their work on implementing openFATE and
making it accessible to the entire openSUSE community: Thomas Schmidt, Klaas
Freitag, Andre Duffeck, Michael Loeffler, Christopher Hofmann, J├╝rgen Weigert,
and the entire tools team[3]. A lot of hard work has gone into opening this
system, and it will be vital for improving openSUSE and enhancing community




Joe 'Zonker' Brockmeier
openSUSE Community Manager
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