Fedora’s Myriad information channels (part 1)
Fedora has many different (and increasing all the time) ways to see whats going on and follow changes. Since there are so many of them these days, I figured I do a series of short blog posts highlighting some of information channels available for any folks that might want to use them.
The Fedora Project wiki is used for a great many things:
- Features for new releases
- Users pages
- Information about Fedora groups and subprojects and how to join them
- Other documents that can use collaboration
- Fudcons, FADs and other events
- Tracking for things like budgetting
- Meetings summaries
- QA test plans and results of testing for upcoming releases
- Upstream release monitoring pulls packages from the wiki
- And many many other things
So, a lot of information flows through the wiki. How can you keep track of it all?
There’s a RSS feed of changes you can subscribe to: http://fedoraproject.org/w/index.php?title=Special:RecentChanges&feed=atom
This RSS feed gives you not only what pages were changed by whom and a link to the full diff, but if the change was small you also get a diff in the feed.
With the setup of our new fedmsg message bus, the wiki also emits messages on page edits or creation. You can see these messages in real time a number of ways:
- The #fedora-fedmsg channel on irc.freenode.net.
- The websocket based https://apps.fedoraproject.org/busmon/
- The desktop/notify based fedmsg-notify applet ( yum install fedmsg-notify and configure/turn it on in settings)