Today we had meet at #fedora-india (irc.freenode.net) at 6:30pm.
Some highlights :
- Some events round the corner in nagpur, Hydrabadh and Durgapur
(still in planning) Please consider updating for any event on
- Consider posting thoughts to this thread about fedora publications
and media related activities:
- In case you are working on anything related to Fedora -- consider
pointing in list ;-)
e.g kushal is working on blog aggregation tool
(http://kushal.fedorapeople.org/post.py) asked for at
In case I missed some important points , please add on.
In case you missed today -- don't miss it next time same time same place.
Roll Call then
<chacha_chaudhry> Rakesh Pandit
<mintos> Minto Joseph
mintos: Do you want to introduce yourself ;-)
for the good news last week
<mintos> Yea I am pretty new with community activities..
<chacha_chaudhry> nice, /me waiting for good news
<mether> chacha_chaudhry: has been sponsored and became a official
package maintainer with two new packages: sitecopy and dnrd under his
<mether> and many more on review
<kushal> chacha_chaudhry, once again , congrats :)
<chacha_chaudhry> Thanks :)
<mether> mintos, Minto Joseph has became a official package maintainer
too starting with padauk-fonts
<chacha_chaudhry> Congrats mintos
<mintos> thank you . :)
<mether> chacha_chaudhry: will pass on the list of packages he has
submitted that are waiting on review to fedora-india list. If anyone
is interested in reviewing packages (as you all should be), that would
be a good place to get started
<kushal> mintos, congrats
<chacha_chaudhry> I will post just after meet
<mintos> thankyou kushal
mintos munichlinux mether
<chacha_chaudhry> mether: I haven't started fonts yet :(
<mether> sm|CPU: posted a query about keeping track of Fedora related
publications or media activities in
if you haven't read it, take a look and feel free to offer your suggestions
<chacha_chaudhry> news wiki is good idea in my view
<mether> There are foss events planned at Nagpur and one in Hyderabad.
is anyone planning to attend either?
<techbugs> HYD ? when is that one scheduled?
<chacha_chaudhry> susmit was planning to attend nagpur I am not sure though
<mether> 1-3 Aug
Osmania university campus
<techbugs> hmmm it is possible to go.. i'll say 50.50.. let me go
thought it for a min
<mether> I had a couple of invitations from the folks organizing the
event for mukt.in but it is unlikely I would be able to travel
if someone local to the event is attending, that would be great
<techbugs> our local Fedora guy in hyd is not in town this month
<chacha_chaudhry> :-/ /me very far away
<mether> noone from http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/CategoryAmbassadorsIndia?
I will go through the list and find if anyone is in those places or
nearby it and check with them
<techbugs> mether .. is there any conveyance they r providing or we
have to do our own
<mether> techbugs: which event are you asking?
<mether> I dont think so but if you are nearby and willing to travel,
we might look into funding that from the Fedora India budget
<techbugs> I can traver that weekend.. i am free
<mether> contact me or sm|CPU online and we will look
<techbugs> ok sure..
<mether> anyone know of any other foss events before foss.in?
<mether> when you come across any, please update
<kushal> mether, a small chance of arranging "A Day with Fedora" in Durgapur
<chacha_chaudhry> no idea I mean
<kushal> mether, very small though
<mether> kushal: alright, you might want to update the events page
nevertheless to plan for it.
<kushal> mether, first I have to plan to organize the event in any case :p
<mether> of course, make this part of your plan
mintos munichlinux mether
<kushal> mether, ok
<mether> do we have anyone new and interested in contributing here?
<kushal> here == ?
<mether> Lakshmi Pathi said he was going to package his own utilities
might want to followup on that
kushal: here = hanging in irc now
<kushal> oh, ok
<mether> techbugs: didnt you sign up to maintain the Fedora developers
spin or was it someone else?
<kushal> mether, Soumya is trying to go through the basics of
packaging , he will join the team I guess :)
<mether> kushal: yep. I will keep a tab on that
<techbugs> mether yap it was me... trying a few combos for Cd and DVD
<mintos> I am planning to package few more packages ..
<techbugs> mether i was hoping to pass some patches this weekend but
went down with cold
<mether> techbugs: alright, let me know when you are ready. We need to
plan it out and propose it before the feature freeze for Fedora 10
<techbugs> mether ok
<kushal> mintos, cool :)
<mether> mintos: when you propose it you might want to post a note in
Fedora india list
<mintos> mether, yea sure I will
<mether> and for everyone else too, if you are doing something related
to Fedora, announce that in the list so the rest of us are aware of it
and can help or join the effort
that is especially true for things in new package proposals where you
need someone else to do the peer reviews but other things are good to
anything else people want to talk about or got questions to ask?
<kushal> I have some thing to say:
<mether> go ahead, the stage is yours
<kushal> I am working on blog aggregation tool, which will blog Fedora
announce list's mails
as asked by speavak
^^ is the blog
initial version of the code can be found http://kushal.fedorapeople.org/post.py
<mether> Max Spevack (who is the previous Fedora Project leader for
those not in the loop) asked for it at
<kushal> ok, I typed wrong name :(
<mether> which one?
<kushal> spevack :p
<mether> ah, thats ok
Is this time convenient for everyone?
<mether> alright then
if nobody else has anything else to announce or ask, We will end the
<chacha_chaudhry> just one query I was looking at gnusound
<chacha_chaudhry> it has ffmpeg as one of its requirements which is
not in fedora official repo but present at livna
<mether> unless the requirement is optional, the entire package has to
go to livna or other third party repositories too
<chacha_chaudhry> requirement is optional
<mether> then you can push the main package into Fedora and put the
optional components if any to livna
<chacha_chaudhry> mether: is it required to package ffmpeg for fedora
or we can leave that
<mether> you cannot package ffmpeg in Fedora due to patent concerns
<chacha_chaudhry> yes that I though earlier but did not dig that deep
<mether> in general, if there is any package in livna, it is there
because of legal concerns or licensing issues
<chacha_chaudhry> mether: if there are same issues with other package
where it is not even in livna then -- is it good that I package that
requirement for livna ?
<kushal> chacha_chaudhry, yes
<mether> chacha_chaudhry: yes, the software should allow at the
minimum redistribute rights for livna to accept it
<mether> some proprietary software like adobe reader can be downloaded
individually by the user but they cannot be packaged and redistributed
so livna is not a "anything goes" kind of repository
<chacha_chaudhry> there are many other packages in orphan list
actively maintained upstream and important -- we may also consider
looking at some whether we can pick them
there are two classes of packages
orphaned and dead
<mether> orphaned = maintainers lost interest and orphaned it
<chacha_chaudhry> I had a dig at this list these needs some work some
dead packages are also in wish list
<mether> dead = maintainers orphaned it and marked it as dead for good
reasons and you probably shouldnt bring them back, atleast not without
getting to know why it is marked as dead in the first place
<mether> these include, opyum which was marked as dead because pirut
has been replaced by packagekit which is growing that functionality
<mether> chacha_chaudhry: your case is similar to xine-lib in Fedora
<chacha_chaudhry> okay /me checking ...
<mether> the free and patent unencumbered portions are in Fedora
the rest is in livna
<mether> if you are a official package maintainer, the guidelines is
just the same and you dont require separate sponsorship there
<mether> the only bits that are different is the licensing portions
<chacha_chaudhry> mether: okay -- may you point in brief what ?
I mean what is that difference
are not applicable to livna
they allow proprietary or potentially patent encumbered components
<mether> also note that livna and other repos are getting merged into
I am not involved in that effort but ask in their channels or mailing
lists for more details
<chacha_chaudhry> okay nice
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Hans de Goede <j.w.r.degoede(a)hhs.nl>
Subject: Looking for someone to pull / manage Games Spin for F-10
To: Fedora Games <fedora-games-list(a)redhat.com>
Cc: Development discussions related to Fedora Core
I know most of us (fedora-games-list subscribers) have grown from game
packagers to contributors also doing more "serious" Fedora work.
Still Games are fun and having good Games support in Fedora is
important and I know we are all still working hard to keep our game
packages in top notch state.
Given that we have all these top notch state game packages its really
a shame that we've not done a Games Spin for F-9, and we might miss
the boat for F-10 too. So I'm looking for someone to pull and
coordinate the efforts needed to get a Games Spin for F-10, as always
I'm willing to help but:
Is taking almost all my time so I have no time to take the lead on
this one, so any takers? The first task would be to fill in the
And ask for the spin to be approved.
Thanks & Regards,
fedora-devel-list mailing list
It has been a long time since we had a meeting.
How about having one?
If you do agree, how about on August 9th, the second Weekend of August?
What do You think?
We had a wonderful session today by Rahul (mether) on packaging.
Packaging IRC Session log:
If you have any doubts feel free to ask on fedora-packaging. You may also try
on irc channel #fedora-devel.
You may of course also try with folks at #fedora-india to collaboratively
solve issues at hand.
Moving this part of the thread to the fedora-india list.
> I am new to this list.
It would be nice if you are subscribed to the fedora-india list as well.
> But, would like to share, I found some source in India, can get 500 dvd
> at Rs. 4000.00 only with os written.
That's ~8 per DVD. Does that include printing for the DVD as well ?
> We are participating one International event at India, State - Gujarat ,
> City Ahmedabad. , off course to promote Fedora.
This is the Drupal event you refer to - right ? Do you have a set of
things you intend to demonstrate / talk about ?
> We will distribute 500 Fedora 9 dvd as a KIT.
Nice. Can anyone from your team also get pictures and do up a report on
it ? Having this much enthusiasm around Fedora does go a long way.
> I found this source still searching the dvd stickers or print on dvd or cd.
I guess we can provide the artwork off-list.
> Nilesh Vaghela
> Redhat Channel Partner and Training Partner
> 16, Sun Rise complex,
> Nr. Mansi cross Road,
> Satellite Rd, Ahmedabad
> 25, The Emperor, Fatehgunj, Baroda.
> www.electromech.info <http://www.electromech.info>
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