LinuxTag at Fachhochschule Salzburg
by Oliver Falk
As one or the other knows, there was a LinuxTag in Salzburg/Austria at
As you can read in the above mentioned URL, SuSE and Ubuntu where there
as well as myself (speaking for Fedora instead of DavidHackl who was
busy with business).
However. My experience/notes.
It was my first (bigger) speach. I was quite enthusiastic, but also
quite nervous, as you can guess. :-) I only received positive feedback
yet, that's fine.
OpenSuSE Xen Workshop
They where in trouble. FH installed OpenSuSE 10.3 on the day before.
Every time you booted the machine with Xen kernel and X came up, the
machine crashed (blank/black screen) nothing except holding the power
key to power it off worked. I was asked if I may help. As a clear
statement I answered yes and tried to debug the problem. OK, in the
first moment I was quite amused, that it doesn't work - but thinking as
a technician, I though if it would happen to me with Fedora, I would
also be happy if someone tries to help me. At one moment I thought it
has something to do with the vga option they pass along and the vgabios
patching they do, but actually this wasn't the reason and I gave up
without a real solution. At this time, a Fedora-Xen-LiveCD would have
User question: YaST is free, cannot Fedora also use it?
Clear answer: Yes, we could. I believe it's FOSS, as it has GPL license,
but it would be hard to accomplish this mission, as SuSE does
configuration in a total different style. AFAIK.
However, the question showed me: Users want a single point of entry for
their configuration (tasks). Like 'Control panel' under Windows it
seems. They want to configure their resolution, theme, desktop
background, etc. And even Xen they want to see inside there it seems -
SuSE has Xen in YaST.
Fedora Beryl Workshop
Not too many people joined it, as it was the first Workshop at this day,
but the people who where there actually enjoyed it. The beryl settings
manager is better now. But it's overloaded. A simple GUI as we have it
with beryl-settings-simple, would be the best entry point for the users
I believe! For people with more experience, we still have an advanced
button there, isn't it? :-)
We had a clear statement; A linux user is a good user, which
distribution he begins with or uses doesn't mind in the first line. We
where nice to each other and didn't flame-war; That wouldn't make be a
good picture for none of us.
I'm not sure if I will wear a suite next time. I actually felt a bit
overdressed (you'll see on the pictures - I'll send a link as soon as I
have one). On the other hand, I think I stated, that we are not geeky,
freaky staff, making geeky, freaky stuff. :-)
I actually had the feeling that many SuSE users joined. SuSE is
definitely the desktop distribution of choice in Austria. I'm not sure
why... A buyable package with a book - documentation. No need to
download ISOs. See next paragraph as well.
What users think about Fedora/SuSE/Ubuntu
I already told JoergSimon. I'm quite sure I was able to find out what
people think about the 3 distributions.
- SuSE is for desktop/laptop
They have good tools like KNetworkManager. And it actually seems to
work fine for most home-/laptop-users.
- Ubuntu is for starting with Linux
Easy to install, easy to use, not the big decision, which of the x
mail clients to use - there's only one...
- Fedora is for professionals and servers
That's the picture about us. OK, it's not a bad picture, but it would
be better if it would be Fedora is for experienced users. (point!).
Fedora on the Desktop. If we want this, we need to get an idea of
what users prefer, how they work. I have 100 % clear idea of that. I'm a
technician; I don't use OpenOffice regular, I don't need to switch
between networks every day or even every few hours. I don't know if
there are big bugs in Gnome/KDE. I use XFCE. :-)
Already talked with JoergSimon also about this. I had the Chitlesh
presentation with me. I removed a few section, updated a few others and
translated it to German - where possible (Release early, release often:
You cannot really translate it to German).
Joerg told me, that there already is a Wiki for this and if I have time
to come to LT Berlin, I will bring this up at Fedora Ambassadors day; If
not Joerg will do this for me.
For short: The idea. A new group "Fedora Presentations Team". A team,
that works together with Documentation, Artwork and Translation;
Creating short presentations with nice artwork translated to different
languages. For Ambassadors it would be easier then to put together a
bigger presentation - if needed. It would be also easier hold a speech
about whatever people are interested (not the full-blown presentations).
If you're fast, open another presentation, ... many options here....
Behind the idea; Presentations team, would make sure, that presentations
are kept up 2 date and translated. The team would be mostly made of
Ambassadors I guess, but under a new hood, with separate m/l-list and so
on. Ambassadors without interest in this part would be overwhelmed with
another bulk of mails.
Got it? :-)
/me should have written this in English at the first time. Not first
tellin' Joerg and now to the list. Silly /me. :-)
A hope you enjoy(ed) the report.
UNIX/Linux Systems Administrator
Phone: +43 (664) 838 59 25
by Pawel Sadowski
I'm writing to inform you that I'm already back after my exams. I have
5170 mails to read, so I can find out what's going on :) Ok, I think
that's all for now. It's wonderful to be here again :)
REMINDER French Meeting today 1830 #fedora-meeting
by Thomas Canniot
This mail is a reminder for today´s meeting for French ambassadors and
_every_ interested people.
2007-05-20 / 18:30 UTC
Ce mail est un rappel pour la réunion des ambassadeurs francophones,
qui aura lieu ce dimanche (20 mai) à 20h30 heure de Paris sur IRC
(freenode) #fedora-meeting .
I only just became an ambassador for Switzerland today. Therefore I
meant to say hello to everyone of you.
Instead of writing you a very long e-mail I'll just give you the link to
my wiki page which I've just created. I've written down everything I've
got to say about myself at this very moment.
So here it is: http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/SandroMathys
Any advise on improving my wiki page or my work as a ambassador is very
I hope to see some of you at the LinuxTag 2007 in Berlin.
Participation in GITEX 2007
by John Babich
I would like to be involved in representing Fedora at GITEX 2007, held in
Dubai from September 8 to 12. There's a 95% probability that I can attend.
Since I'm new to the Fedora Ambassadors, but not Fedora Project, I would
appreciate any advice and assistance in getting this going.
The following is from the official website:
"Among the world's top 3 ICT Exhibitions, GITEX is the Middle East's largest
IT exhibition. Located in the business hub of the region and alongside
GULFCOMMS, the Middle East's Largest Telecommunications Event, GITEX
provides the perfect platform for companies looking to take advantage of the
exceptional growth of the ICT industry in the region.
GITEX 2006 attracted 133,139 attendees and continues to be the most
important gateway to the Middle East market with over 3,269 participating
companies from 119 countries."
by Fabian Affolter
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The meeting today was a bit chaotic in my eyes. There are a few points
everybody should remember.
- - Follow the protocol . By the way, this is not a wish, this is more
or less an order.
- - Every week have a single page on the wiki for summarize the meeting.
If you want to discuss a topic then add it before the meeting has
started to the "Agenda". The standard run for a meeting is:
* FAmSCo updates
* Projects updates
* Events updates
* Ideas/Proposal and moreover ...
The last part of the meeting is for your stuff and the discussion about
I would really appreciate when everybody would consider this points.
Because like this we can handle the meeting efficient and productive
for all attendees.
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Re: [Ambassadors] Ambassadors' meeting reminder - Thursday 17th May 14.00 UTC
by Ama M
Sorry, I missed the meeting today. I planned to attend but found out late ( 13.10 UTC) that my Network admin has blocked irc, yahoo ms, skype etc.
Can anybody suggest anyway to beat it, i tried java applet irc to no avail. if not then i can only attend only meetings after work time
----- Original Message ----
From: Francesco Ugolini <fugolini(a)fedoraproject.org>
Sent: Wednesday, May 16, 2007 8:21:40 PM
Subject: [Ambassadors] Ambassadors' meeting reminder - Thursday 17th May 14.00 UTC
I want to remember all ambassadors that tomorrow there will be a meeting
at 14.00 UTC in #fedora-meeting channel.
We will discuss about:
- FAmSCo updates
- Projects updates
- Events updates
- Ideas/Proposal and moreover ...
Http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Ambassadors/Meetings/2007-05-17to see the
agenda or to add new topics to this one.
Thanks for your attention
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