An event was held at Kendre Vidyalaya No. 1 AFS, Jodhpur, Rajasthan,
India on Thursday, April 25, 2013.
The day started with the talks regarding the problem faced by students and
faculties while using their computers specifically about software and
operating system which was followed by "Introduction to Open Source". I
told the students about the available "Free Software" and "Why to use them
?", under which I basically focused at introduction those software which
are mostly used by the students. This was followed by the "Introduction to
Fedora." I gave them a demo of Fedora 17 Operating System through Live CD
and showed them how to use it.
After a short break, a hand-on session of how to install Fedora 17 and use
it was carried out followed by Q/A session in which difference between
Linux and Windows, and various others common queries of students were
answered. I also distributed Fedora 17 iso images to the students and
I sincerely thank Prof. Usha Tholiya and Prof. Gautam Chand for
helping me out through out session and preparing Labs.
The photos taken during the event are available on my blog.
 Kendriya Vidyalaya No. 1 AFS, Jodhpur. http://kv1afsjodhpur.org/
 Prof. Usha Tholiya. ushatholiya(a)yahoo.co.in
 Prof. Gautam Chand. gtm.blr(a)gmail.com
I've recently received an email from a student who's holding a linux
related "bootcamp" sort of a fest in Kanpur. Formally, he's requested
that Fedora "sponsor" the event. Now, we do not "sponsor" events. As far
as I know, we have no specific funds for that sort of a thing. What we
do have is a budget for Ambassadors, from which an Ambassador can
request funds to hold/attend an event. Would an ambassador be interested
in attending this event and helping the student out?
Alternatively, does anyone in India have any spare media/swag that could
be sent to this student? Is anyone interested in getting any media
pressed or swag made, a part of which could be sent to this student?
I would really like to be able to give this student something. We've all
been there. Getting the money for goodies is a huge concern for
students. I'll be grateful if we could do *something* for this one, and
not leave him empty handed.
Please only print if necessary.
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A Fedora Activity Day  was held at Sri Jayachamarajendra College Of
Engineering , Mysore, Karnataka, India on Saturday, April 20, 2013.
The agenda included talks in the morning, and practical sessions in
the afternoon. I started the day's proceedings on best practices to be
followed when working with free/open source software projects, giving
examples on effective project, and communication guidelines . The
various Fedora sub-projects  that students can contribute to were
mentioned. This was followed by an introductory session on Python by
Aravinda V K . The "Python: Introduction for Programmers"
presentation  was given to the students. Vijaykumar Koppad  then
gave an overview, and a demo of the Gluster file system .
After lunch, we had a Q&A session with the participants. Questions on
working with free/open source software projects, differences between
file systems, GNU/Linux distributions, and programming languages were
answered. Basic installation and troubleshooting techniques were
discussed. I addressed system architecture design concepts,
compilation, cross-compilation, and revision control systems, and
briefed them on copyright, and licensing. Students had brought their
laptops to work on Python scripting, and GlusterFS. I also worked on
few bug fixes, package builds for ARM, and package updates:
* Bug 928059 - perl-Sys-CPU 0.54 tests fail on ARM
* Bug 926079 - linsmith: Does not support aarch64 in f19 and rawhide
* Bug 925483 - gputils: Does not support aarch64 in f19 and rawhide
* Bug 922397 - flterm-debuginfo-1.2-1 is empty
* Bug 925202 - csmith: Does not support aarch64 in f19 and rawhide
* Bug 925247 - dgc: Does not support aarch64 in f19 and rawhide
* Bug 925208 - CUnit: Does not support aarch64 in f19 and rawhide
* Bug 901632 - ghc-smallcheck-1.0.2 is available
* Bug 926213 - nesc: Does not support aarch64 in f19 and rawhide
* Bug 953775 - ghc-data-inttrie-0.1.0 is available
Thanks to Vijay Bellur  and Vijaykumar Koppad for working with me
in organizing this workshop. Thanks also to the Fedora project for
sponsoring my travel and accommodation.
Few photos taken during the trip are available in my /gallery .
 Fedora Activity Day, Mysore, 2013.
 Sri Jayachamarajendra College Of Engineering, Mysore. http://www.sjce.ac.in/
 i-want-2-do-project. tell-me-wat-2-do-fedora.
 Fedora sub-projects. http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Projects
 Aravinda V K. http://aravindavk.in/
 "Python: Introduction for Programmers".
 Vijaykumar Koppad. https://github.com/vijaykumar-koppad
 Gluster. http://www.gluster.org/
 Vijay Bellur. http://vbellur.wordpress.com/
 Photos. http://www.shakthimaan.com/Mambo/gallery/album92
Cultural Freedom Day is on 18th May'2013.
Since most of India would be reeling under heat during the period. It might
help if we can organize a set of online activities instead.
Invade the cultural space with free software.
CU, ASL, AMS, CLC, CMS
I hope a lot of folks looking to get started with contributing to Fedora
are still around! I have here, an *easy* way of helping the community
make a better Fedora 19 release. It's rather simple really:
- Download the iso files
- Run them on a virtual machine (any virtual machine will do!)
- Report bugs/issues
- * to the QA list
- * to bugzilla
You need no skills for this at all. Well, you need to know how to
download a file off the internet, run a virtual machine, and erm, write
Mails about the various Test Candidates are sent to the "test announce"
mailing list. Here's the most recent announcement that describes the
Alpha Release Candidate 2. The e-mail has detailed information on
what you need to do, and how to do it.
If you like helping with testing, you could even sit in the blocker
meetings and learn more details about the current status of the Fedora
The more testing each release gets before hand, the better it is. The
more bugs we know about, the more we can fix in time. We need your
I've been trying to test as many candidates as I can. It takes about 30
minutes at the most, if you run the entire battery of tests.
PS: Please do not reply to this mail. It's a "call for action" only :)
Please only print if necessary.
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--- On Thu, Apr 4, 2013 at 11:49 AM, Rahul Suresh <rahulillath(a)gmail.com> wrote:
| am using fedora15 and when i installed all the plugins for playing mp3
| files, am not able to login ,
Fedora 15 has reached its end of life , and is not supported.
Please use a recent distro.
Please also compose a new message when writing an e-mail, unless, you
are replying to an existing thread that is relevant to your query.
Also don't top-post or send HTML e-mail. You might also want to refer
the mailing list guidelines .
When you join a group learn about the group, and the way it works, so
you know how to be a part of it. The Fedora project wiki is well
 End of Life. https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/End_of_life
 Mailing List Guidelines.
I am surprised to see the remarks of a certain Mr. Shakti Kannan on my
efforts to learn about FSL installations in India. I am not complaining
about not receiving any helpful clues, but I certainly do not appreciate
sarcastic and provocative comments of the kind Mr. Shakti Kannan makes.
I do not wish to be subjected to any more humiliation. I have decided to
quit this mailing list forever. My efforts to understand FSL and
implement it in my University will however continue.
I am still waiting for news about FSL installations in
Hyderabad/Bangalore/Pune/Chennai. Either there are no such installations
in these cities, or the people concerned are not willing to share their
experiences. This is rather unfortunate. I will however be working on
this, and will publish my experiences, through the web. You can still
help me, if you wish, when I fumble or falter.
Many thanks to Joerg Simon, the only mentor I found in this Fedora
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