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)
(busmon and fedmsg-notify are under rapid development, drop by #fedora-apps on freenode, and/or send patches to them if you are interested in helping out)
Finally, we have a page that lists outstanding changes/fixes to the wiki. You can find it at:
https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/WikiChanges
Being open is what Fedora is about, but just being open isn’t enough, we need to also have easy ways to get the flood of changes and information out to everyone who is interested. Look for more posts in the coming weeks on more ways to consume the flood of information from Fedora.