On Wed, Mar 24, 2021 at 3:19 AM Justin W. Flory <foss(a)jwf.io> wrote:
Hi Zlatan, welcome to the Spins mailing list! It is good to see you
here. Sounds like you are doing interesting work.
Thank you, we believe so too!
Out of curiosity, have you thought of using existing Fedora Spins or
Editions in Shells.com
, such as Fedora IoT Edition, Fedora KDE Spin, or
Fedora i3 Spin?
Of course, we are opened to any spin or edition (Manjaro team is
maintaining themselves 3 of them already, I know openSUSE is planning the
That said, I know someone already expressed the will to do Fedora KDE. Any
pull request to that Github repo will be reviewed and merged by me (or
someone else) in matter of 24h.
For packaging help and advice, I recommend checking out the Devel
mailing list. This is the largest mailing list in the project where you
will generally find folks who are more familiar with packaging. I CC'd
the list in my reply.
I posted the same message to that list too (so I removed the CC here now to
Let us know if you have any questions for us, or if there is anything
you get stuck on. Again, welcome! :)
Any help or commit regarding Fedora's kernel, disk resize etc is very very
welcome (and of course, any edition or spin is also welcome and I will make
it sure it gets up on Shells ASAP).
On 3/22/21 5:43 PM, Zlatan Todoric wrote:
> Hello to the entire Fedora community!
> Shells (shells.com
) started in June 2020 from the founders of Private
Internet Access (PIA). Our goal for our desktop as a service is to close
the digital divide by bringing different desktops to the masses, enabling
developers to test and build better product
s, and providing a new wave of developers the opportunity to explore a
different approach to the convergence of their desktops and apps.
> Ease of use (reinstallations take a couple of clicks and less than a
minute to finish), free backups via snapshots, and high speeds (500Mbps
up/down) are already some of the features available through Shells.
> We already have several Linux distros available and more are incoming
weekly, and we want to have a polished Fedora experience as well. While we
have Fedora on the list, we submitted our trademark request and are working
through the details and would like to invite you for further collaboration
between Fedora and Shells to create a better Fedora experience and
potentially even create a spin!
> Relevant ticket:
> Our Github repositories:
<- current way of building Fedo
> As stated per the ticket and conversations, Fedora kernel is a must for
it to be accepted for the trademark, and your assistance will be key as we
want to ensure a polished experience (i.e. proper management of disk resize
and bootloader, packaging shells-helper, and other default packages). We
look forward to any helping us maintain the Fedora OS and being a part of
our future as we take virtual cloud computing to the next level! Thanks!
> Kind regards,
> Zlatan (Systems Engineer and Project Manager at Shells)
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