It looks like the following spins will be available  in Fedora 12:
- AOS Spin (David Huff)
- BrOffice.org Spin (Igor Pires Soares)
- Education Spin (Sebastian Dziallas)
- Electronic Lab Spin (Chitlesh Goorah)
- Games Spin (Bruno Wolff III)
- LXDE Spin (Christoph Wickert)
- XFCE Spin (Kevin Fenzi & Adam Miller)
As you likely well know, we've come up with a new
spins.fedoraproject.org design. The initial design includes individual
spin details pages. These designs can evolve and be modified however you
folks would like - our main goal for the F12 timeframe is to have a nice
spins site that looks professional and is easy-to-use rather than what
we have today which is basically a flat dump of torrent files  and
scattered spins details pages and wiki pages.
So the general idea is we'll have a main directory of spins:
And each spin will have its own multiple-tabbed page to offer up
downloads and other other details you'd like to make available. Here's
an example one I mocked up for the KDE spin:
You see the tabs for the spin - I think that depending on your spins'
needs, these can be flexible, but at a minimum we need a 'home' tab to
give a basic description of what the spin is, and a 'download' tab to
provide the downloads.
I hope you're all cool with this. :) I've been trying to blog this on
Planet Fedora and it's been discussed on the logistics-list and fab list
as well for the past couple months or so, but it was totally my
oversight to not include this list in the process. I'm hoping moving
forward we can take the design I came up with as a kind of potential
vision, and adapt the design to meet your needs over time.
If we're all good there, what I would like to get from you all by next
Friday if possible:
- A slogan for your spin to serve as the heading for the home page. The
sample one I came up for KDE is: "It's your desktop. Be free." If you
need helping coming up with one I'm happy to help.
- At least a paragraph describing what your spin is used for, who your
spin is for, what unique features it has - that kind of information.
This will also go on the home tab.
- A representative screenshot for your spin.
- For the downloads tab, if you'd like custom text to describe the spin
download, let me know. Otherwise I'll use the defaults in this mockup:
- For the support tab, I'd like to know what IRC channels or other live
support options users have for your spin (if any), what mailing lists /
forums / non-live support options users have for your spin (if any), and
what documentation would you like to highlight to new users. An example
is shown here: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/File:Spin-details-support.png
- Finally, I'd like to create some custom branding for each spin, so the
different spins pages are distinguishable from one another. You can see
in this KDE spin mockup, I did a bar above the tabs that has the KDE
logo. Let me know what kind of graphic you'd like for your spin ASAP and
I can come up with mockups:
I know this is a lot to ask, but can you give it a shot and let me know
if this is not do-able or if you have any concerns? I'm usually on
freenode as 'mizmo' or you can shoot me an email or we can discuss
on-list here as well.
p.s. the full spins.fpo site redesign is available here:
I'm trying to create a customized Fedora 11 installation at the moment.
I'm hoping to use a kickstart file to specify the packages and
partitions, users etc. etc. End game is to create a kiosk like
installation with some customized software packages on there.
What I've got so far is a yum repository setup from my softwares build
scripts. That's all working fine. I've created some kickstart files to
set things up which is also working fine to a degree. I can use revisor,
point it to a customized revisor.conf and also point it to my kickstart
files and produce both a live cd and an install cd.
However, what I'd like to do, is boot the live cd and run the liveinst
and have it use the kickstart files. It doesn't seem to be possible to
do that at the moment. Also, when I use the install cd (and use the
liveusb-creator to put it on a stick) I end up with an installer that
won't run as it's looking for the kickstart files from CDROM://
Am I doing this all wrong ? Is there some guide out there that you could
Thanks in advance,
We're seeking volunteers to create a Wiki page that simply contains;
* How to get the kickstarts
* How to make them into .iso's
in a way that users understand.
Bert and myself indicate we're too busy ($dayjob, *sigh* -I don't know
what Bert's excuse is.. :P) to get even a simple thing like this done in
time for release.