[fedora-arm] Pidora 18 (Raspberry Pi Fedora Remix) Release

Jon Chiappetta Jon.Chiappetta at senecacollege.ca
Wed May 22 15:10:53 UTC 2013

Pidora 18 (Raspberry Pi Fedora Remix) Release

We're excited to announce the release of Pidora 18 --
an optimized Fedora Remix for the Raspberry Pi.
It is based on a brand new build of Fedora for the ARMv6
architecture with greater speed and includes packages
from the Fedora 18 package set.

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There are some interesting new features we'd like to highlight:
* Almost all of the Fedora 18 package set available via yum
    (thousands of packages were built from the official Fedora
    repository and made available online)
* Compiled specifically to take advantage of the hardware already
    built into the Raspberry Pi
* Graphical firstboot configuration (with additional modules
    specifically made for the Raspberry Pi)
* Compact initial image size (for fast downloads) and auto-resize
    (for maximum storage afterwards)
* Auto swap creation available to allow for larger memory usage
* C, Python, & Perl programming languages available & included
    in the SD card image
* Initial release of headless mode can be used with setups
    lacking a monitor or display
* IP address information can be read over the speakers and
    flashed with the LED light
* For graphical operation, Gedit text editor can be used with
    plugins (python console, file manager, syntax highlighting)
    to serve as a mini-graphical IDE
* For console operation, easy-to-use text editors are included
    (nled, nano, vi) plus Midnight Commander for file management
* Includes libraries capable of supporting external hardware
    such as motors and robotics (via GPIO, I2C, SPI)

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For further documentation, downloads, faq's, read-me's,
    how-to's, tutorials, or videos:

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Pidora 18 is a Fedora Remix -- a combination of software packages
from the Fedora Project with other software.

The Fedora Project is a global community of contributors working
to advance open source software. For more information or to join
the Fedora Project, see http://fedoraproject.org

Pidora is a project of the Seneca Centre for Development of Open
Technology (CDOT). To connect with CDOT, please visit

The Raspberry Pi is a small, inexpensive computer board designed
to provoke curiosity and experimentation in programming and
computer electronics. For more information, see the Raspberry
Pi Foundation website at http://raspberrypi.org

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The CDOT team at Seneca College

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