Below is a blog post of Will Partain from Verilab, he covered some
important challenges of maintaining different versions of the same
commercial software side by side. He talks about RPM and YUM and how
big EDA Vendors can benefit with the already installed system
libraries. Afterwards he points to Fedora's "alternatives system" to
default an application from several valid alternatives as a possible
There is a good example of this "alternatives system" here:
Do you know any successful migration of commercial software deployment
to YUM/RPM? Any URLs ? I know skype and acroread are available on
their respective yum repositories.
"Paul W. Frields of the Fedora Project, the free and open source arm of
the Red Hat Linux distribution.
Paul W. Frields is the Chairman of the Fedora Project Board, and an
employee of Red Hat. He works on documentation, release notes,
marketing, and was a founding member of the Fedora Project Board."
Blog post from Paul at
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Cross posting this to a couple of lists, so that we can mobilize as many
people on the ground as possible.
Tuesday is sure to be a very big day for all of us. I'm gonna try and
lay out some of the activities that are being planned for Monday, to
build buzz, and then for Tuesday, release day. If you have any
comments, of course, please reply.
*Monday, 15:00 UTC Time, 10:00AM Eastern Time *
Start releasing some media, including a couple of interviews and the
Fedora 11 Tour, which can be found here:
I need a volunteer to submit it to the various social news sites, and
then I will follow up and coordinate with people to digg it/pick it
up/tag it, etc. **It is important that we all put in effort to take a
couple minutes to participate in these things, because alot of effort
goes into posting this stuff up and if we don't do it, its a tremendous
missed opportunity to build buzz.**
For all those involved in the News Distribution Network, or if you want
to be involved, please help spread these around to sites in your native
language and add news source to the list linked of the main page. A
list is here is linked off the main page:
*Tuesday, 15:00 UTC Time, 10:00AM Eastern Time
*Fedora 11 is released.
Fedora News Distribution Network guys are supposed to spring into action.
We have a press archive set up at:
If you come across something interesting, whether in english, or
whatever language is your preference, please feel free to add it there.
This will be a great resource is tracking what press coverage looks like
on release day, and the in the days afterwards, when people finally get
F11 installed and up and running.
Also, for the marketing and ambassadors teams, will be on irc all day
long in #fedora-mktg, in constant contact, posting whatever we find on
the net and paying attention to conversations taking place so that we
can counteract as much FUD as possible. For anyone doing that, please
be courteous in your replies, we are all representatives of the
community and there is no reason to get involved in flame wars.
Please add stuff, as I am sure there is more stuff to do. Otherwise, I
wish everyone a good weekend and look forward to Tuesday which is going
to be an awesome day.
In case anyone missed this on planet, Jef Spaleta has a wonderful post
in which he mentions that the recent spikes in traffic to the site may
be linked to our spectacular and ongoing coverage of Fedora 11
Features. This is just a testament to the good work that we in
marketing do, and I wanted to take a chance to thank everyone that has
helped in any and every capacity ever since the last couple of months!