We would like to enable Compiz out of the box for Fusion Linux 
Do you know how can I make compiz run out of the box on livecd/dvd/usb
for all users via gconf or some other method?
GNOME  and RHEL documentation says it is done via gcong key, but
enabling /apps/gdm/simple-greeter/wm_use_compiz=true doesn't turn on
So I'm thinking of just starting fusion-icon for all users upon GNOME
startup. Is there a better way of enabling Compiz out of the box?
Fusion Linux project leader.
Hi Fedora fellows!
My name is Jesús Franco, and i'm a Fedora contributor from México city.
I'm working with Fedora from 2 years ago and GNU/Linux systems since
2006. I'm not not technical developer not designer, merely a translator
and ambassador who focus on software and culture freedom.
I've become interested in a remix of Fedora based just on FaiF software.
Please correct me if i'm wrong but i think the kernel is the only tiny
piece of software it's non free. I'm not saying redistributable, but free
as in freedom.
There is a project called Blag who includes the kernel-libre provided by
Linux-libre project (maintained for Alexandre Oliva, engineer at Red
Hat), and another "purified" software like icecat instead of upstream
firefox. IMHO, it's not necessary a whole new project just to provide to
users worried about non-free blobs in the kernel a kernel-libre. It's
easy and straightforward to do it in Fedora as it is now.
However i'd like to provide (under the umbrella of Fedora and as an
alternative as part of my Fedora ambassador activities) a remix based in
just free software, providing tools like ffmped, mplayer or similar
covered with patents and available in rpmfusion-free repo. Similar to
Omega remix by Rahul Sundaram.
Another question is the visual identity, i've heard some complains about
the displacement of nodoka as default theme of Gnome. I'd like to include
in a remix as default theme too, among another "freedom brands" like
libreoffice, and focus my remix in the latinamerican locales. Thus
hopefully letting more space to include office and graphics apps. I think
in liveUSBs of 1GB size, more than a classic remix of <700 MB.
This is my general introduction, i'll slice this into smaller and
specific questions of how to do thing 1, thing 2, and so on. I'll document
too, everything in our common wiki for reuse for anyone who can be useful.
Salud, tierra y libertad
Jesús Franco Fedora Ambassador and translator.
Opps, I accidentally first sent this to the Red Hat lists group.
----- Original Message -----
> Happy new year to everyone in advance. Nearing the end of 2008, Fedora
> Project introduced a new initiative and a secondary brand, Fedora
> Remix for unofficial community variants of Fedora and there has been a
> explosion of growth in Fedora Remixes ever since.
Explosion, huh? Let's check. According to this Fedora wiki page (http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/DerivedDistributions), there are "roughly over a hundred distributions based on Fedora". Then it links to a distrowatch search page (http://distrowatch.com/search.php?basedon=Fedora) from which I get 41 distros listed. The vast majority appear to be either dead (no new releases in 1 or more years) or primarily CentOS-based... which is very much Fedora-downstream based but significantly different than Fedora.
ADIOS Linux Boot CD, last release 2006-05-04
AnNyung LInux, last release 2007/03/19
ASPLinux, last release 2008-12-12
AsteriskNOW, last release 2009-04-02 (really CentOS-based)
Bee Linux, last release 2009/01/05
Berry Linux, last release 2010-03-17 [still alive!]
BLAG, last release 2008-07-22
Boston University Linux, last release 2006-08-23 (really RHEL)
CentOS, really RHEL-based
ClearOS, really CentOS-based
Ekaaty Linux, last released 2009-05-14 [still alive! Brazil]
Elastix, really CentOS-based
EnGarde Secure Linux, last release 2008-12-10
Fedora, sure... Fedora is Fedora-based. :)
Fusion Linux, awaiting first official release
Honeywall CDROM, 2008/04/24
IDMS Linux, 2009/05/31
K12Linux, last release 2009-02-04 (fedorahosted project)
Kororaa Linux, last release 2010-12-25 [still alive!]
Linpus Linux, last release 2007-12-25 (commercial and questionable)
Linux XP, 2009-11-09 (seems to be RHEL-based now)
Magic Linux, last release 2010-05-18 [still alive, Chinese, appears CentOS-based]
MythDora, last release 2010-04-17 [still alive]
Network Security Toolkit, last release 2010-10-07 [still alive!]
Niigata Linux, last release 2007/10/09
O-Net, last release 2008/09/15
Ojuba, last release 2010-08-06 [still alive!]
One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) [Now SoaS respin]
Openwall GNU/*/Linux (highly custom, not really Fedora-based)
Phayoune Secure Linux, last release 2008/01/03 (really Linux From Scratch?)
Red Flag Linux, last release 2009-01-08
Red Hat Enterprise Linux, A given
Rocks Cluster Distribution, last release 2010-11-11 (really CentOS-based)
SME Server, last release 2010-08-21 (really CentOS-based)
SuliX, last release 2004-12-16
TFM Linux, last release 2010/06/11 [still alive!]
trixbox, last release 2009-03-27 (really CentOS-based)
Userful Desktop, last release 2008/08/11 (commercial, more Ubuntu now)
VortexBox, last release 2010-12-30 [still alive!]
Xange, last release 2010/10/08 [still alive!]
Yellow Dog Linux, last release 2009-06-30 (really CentOS-based)
One that should be listed as well is Omega.
Counting those up, there appear to be about 11 or 12 that are still alive and actually based on Fedora. Many appear to be primarily for non-English users or in the commercial space... and very few of them actually seem to have been started after "the end of 2008" when the remixing tools made it much easier... and begs the question, why isn't Fedora getting more traction among rebuilders?
I do have my own personal remix (MontanaLinux) so I joined this mailing list. Fedora is my personal favorite distro, being a Red Hat Linux user starting with the 3.x series, and I really like the four F's.
I still haven't bothered to learn how to make custom RPMs for my remix and sloppily just copy over a few package provided files post build (from generic-logos).
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