I'm gonna take most of Wednesday off to take care of some personal
stuff, so I won't be near a PC. I will be back sometime later in the
day. Mel has the keys to the car if anyone needs them.
I recently joined the fedora marketing group and it was interesting to chat
with a couple of folks. Below is a small intro of mine.
- Full legal name : Chaitanya Mehandru
- Location: Bangalore, India (GMT + 5:30)
- Company: Graduate Intern Technical at INTEL Corporation
- School: Will be completing Masters of Science in Embedded Systems from
Manipal University,India in August.
- Goals in the Fedora Project: Actively work for marketing of Fedora as
well with the technical team. I have worked on Intel's Atom based platforms
- What I want to talk about: I wish to discuss and share ideas for
improving fedora from a performance perspective.
- What else I'd like to do: Work with the Fedora technical team
- Recent projects or marketing effors in the past): Worked on Software
power and performance analysis of multimedia and videoconferencing
applications on MObile Internet Devices. I have worked extensivley on ekiga
videoconferencing on arom based platforms and wrote a paper on the
power/performance characterization of videoconferencing on MIDs.
- Marketing skills: Willing to learn more from the folks here.I would say
my marketing skills are at beginner's level. I am a quick learner
Please let me know if anyone wants to know something specific or talk about.
FooBar pages and categories have been moved to Fedora Insight.
However, the content still refers to FooBar. If someone has a minute to
fix this, that's awesome - if not, I'll do it when I'm back in Boston.
"Leonidas is a competent and comprehensive release. Some may balk at
some of the beta software included (Firefox 3.5 most notably, but this
has been patched after release), but the balancing act between
cutting-edginess and stability has been well maintained. This isn't a
must-have release in the same way that Fedora 8 or Fedora 10 were, but
sometimes little skips are better than great leaps.
*Our verdict:* Other distros are in danger of being outbuntu'd by this
freedom loving, Gnome-centric star performer.*9/10*."
"For a very long time now, I've been on the hunt for a distribution that
really put a lot of effort into their KDE4 implementation. This has been
a frustrating search, full of broken installations, incredibly slow
performance, and so many visual artifacts they made my eyes explode.
Since KDE 4.3 is nearing release, I had to pick up this quest in order
to take a look at where 4.3 stands - and I found a home in the KDE
version of Fedora 11. Read on for a look as to where KDE 4.3 currently
This page is going to be the landing place for our talking points,
which Max summarized so well in today's Marketing meeting. They're
also somewhat explained on this page.
I would suggest we start by looking at the current feature list, and
finding changes that are going to be of interest to consumers of the
Things that jump out at me at a first cut as features around which we
can build compelling stories. This is just my list -- so please look
at the full feature list and ask yourself if there's something further
that has widespread appeal, preferably involving Fedora community
members' upstream contributions, that are immensely cool.
For Joe User:
* ABRT - easy bug filing for n00bs
* Better Webcam support - SSIA
* Mobile broadband enhancements to NetworkManager - SSIA
* PackageKit command-not-found plugin - will install packages based on
a terminal command if it's missing
For Joe Admin:
* libguestfs - allows direct tinkering with guest disk image files
* LOTS of other KVM improvements - NIC hotplug, virtual disk image
performance, etc. -- see individual pages
Paul W. Frields http://paul.frields.org/
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In FISL 10 at Brazil, some friends been created a slogan “We are Fedora!”
and did one fool video and I decided make a twibbon with the Fedora Logo 
with the slogan.
For those who do not know, twibbon is a service that use’s twitter api for
plus to your twitter avatar some image for the purpose of disseminate a
campaing as end of ie6 or end of microsoft.
So, see with own eyes, support “We are Fedora!” and make, if you want, their
Well, "old" = "about a month, back when it was still called FooBar." I
found the notes from the first conversation I heard about FI at (a
meeting with Jack, Mo, and Smooge in Westford). Sorry about the
belatedness; should have posted them publicly right when I took 'em.
If you're curious what we talked about, I did a line-by-line paraphrase
in realtime, now posted here (with awful, awful formatting):
Here's the initial list of content categories we came up with (JonRob,
maybe this is useful as a starting point to talk with News? I think they
should ultimately decide the final category list, but that's your call.)
And likely to be the most useful part for most people asking "what is
FI?" we spent some time going through Planet that morning and triaged
blog posts there into "this would go in FooBar" and "this wouldn't go in
FooBar". Comments and debate extremely welcome.
One thing I plan on doing before the next meeting: wiki cleanup to
recategorize, rename, move, redirect, etc. all references to "FooBar"
--> "Fedora Insight." (Ian, holler if there's anything else to be done
for wiki goodness on this front.)
PS: does anyone else feel the urge to yell "FI!" once in a while? (see
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Semper_fi.) Maybe I'm just weird.