Personal update / Clarification

It occurred to me after an email conversation with a fellow Fedoran that I should probably post something about a major change in my life.

If you’ve had email from me, or seen my changelogs, you’ve seen that my name is now Gwyn.  What this doesn’t tell you is that the name change is due to gender transition and that I now use she/her/hers pronouns.  My FAS username is still limb, irc is still limburgher, email is still limb at fedoraproject dot org, I still show up late to Packaging Committee meetings.

I updated my name everywhere, and have only actually directly told two Fedorans prior to this, because I don’t know any Fedorans In Real Life and in terms of package maintenance, it just doesn’t matter.

Apologies for any confusion.  Please email me with any questions, and have a pleasant day.



Tempus fugit

Rawhide builds now have fc26 for a disttag.  Where did *that* time go?


Personal informal koji load-testing

Yow, what a day.  Issued builds for lighttpd for all branches.  Updated libmng to 2.0.2, so I have a large chain-build running.  Then lilypond and and wesnoth both have new upstream releases.  And yet Koji fails to catch fire and fall over, a testament both to it’s developers and our infrastructure team.  Kudos all around.


I never met Seth Vidal in real life, we only interacted on IRC and mailing lists, but his effect on me personally is more than simply his software (yum, et. al.), though that by itself is huge.  His primary role in my life was as a mentor and example of how to function in a community project.  Like the vast majority of contributors, I came to Fedora after Seth did.  Seth was welcoming, helping newbies learn the ropes and pointing to places in need of more hands.  Seth was amazingly patient, and had an amazing ability to answer questions with grace and tact.  Whether the person had found a bug, made a minor mistake, or simply not read beyond the second line of the man page, Seth would answer not simply with boundless knowledge and experience but with kindness.

My thoughts are with your family, Seth, and you will be missed greatly.  Hopefully they can take some comfort in knowing that they are not alone, that a great number of people from around the world mourn with them.