Wednesday, 11 February 2015

FUDCon APAC 2015 - Call for Papers


FUDCon is the Fedora Users and Developers Conference, a major free software event held in various regions around the world, usually annually per region. This time it is to be held in Pune – one of the premiere IT & Software hubs of India! The aim of FUDCon is bringing Fedora community members together to engage in various innovative ideas/activities and showcase the new technologies developed. FUDCon is a combination of sessions, talks, workshops, and hackfests in which contributors work on specific initiatives.

FUDCon APAC 2015 is organized in association with the Maharashtra Institute of Technology College of Engineering (MIT COE) [2], one of the premiere engineering colleges in Pune, at their Campus. India was host to FUDCon in 2006 and 2011 and is now back in 2015.

Keeping in line with the aim of increasing participation to Fedora and engaging with various OpenSource communities, FUDCon invites you to submit proposals of interest for Talks, Workshops and Hackfests.


Topics may include but not limited to:
Cloud
Development
DevOps
Embedded Systems
Fedora
Internationalization & Localization
Opensource
Quality Engineering
Security


You can submit your proposals through below link [1] on or before 9th March 2015.


Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Fedora 19 - Schrödinger's Cat - Released

The Red Hat team has released the much awaited Fedora 19 Schrödinger's Cat with latest Kernel release
It has got few important changes from previous releases. This release will keep you more updated with cutting edge technology.

Fedora is a leading-edge, free and open source operating system that continues to deliver innovative features to many users, with a new release about every six months.. or so. But this time it got delayed and obviously all the enthusiast will be in a hope that this has to do more with the cutting edge technology and they are right. Schrödinger's Cat, is of course, Fedora's best release yet.




To download your copy, click on any of the following links.
http://fedoraproject.org/get-fedora

With more download options:
http://fedoraproject.org/en/get-fedora-options

With all download methods:
http://fedoraproject.org/en/get-fedora-all

Get a copy of Fedora Media sent via postal mail.
Purchase installation media for Fedora from online vendors or a local vendor in your area.

To order an online DVD in India, just get your copy from http://linuxplate.in/ref/sikku
Can't afford the price of installation media? Request Fedora installation media from the Fedora Free Media Program. (Please read the entire site before ordering)
What's New in Fedora 19?
A complete list with details of each new feature is available here:
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/19/FeatureList

== Make new things ==

Would you like to play? Whether you're a developer, maker, or just starting to learn about open source development, we have what you need to bring your ideas to reality. Here's a peek at some of our new tools:

* Developer's Assistant is a tool for new developers that helps you to get started on a code project by offering templates, samples, and toolchains for a variety of languages. And when you're finished, you can publish directly to GitHub!

* 3D modelling and printing are supported with OpenSCAD, Skeinforge, SFACT, Printrun, RepetierHost, and other tool options. Get printing without having to download binary blobs or run Python code from git.

* OpenShift Origin makes it easy for you to build your own Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) infrastructure, allowing you to enable others to easily develop and deploy software.

* node.js is a popular Javascript-based platform for those building scalable network applications or real-time apps across distributed devices.

* Ruby 2.0.0 moves into Fedora but keeps source-level backwards compatibility with your Ruby 1.9.3 software. We're also giving you a custom Ruby loader to use to easily switch interpreters.

* MariaDB offers a truly open MySQL implementation and is now the default MySQL option in Fedora.

== Deploy, Monitor, and Manage ==
You don't have to work so hard when your machines are doing it for you. Regardless of how many you have, Fedora 19 helps you boot-manage your systems and gives you the tools you need for diagnosis, monitoring, and logging.

* systemd Resource Control is one of many systemd enhancements in this release. It lets you modify your service settings without a reboot by dynamically querying and modifying resource control parameters at runtime.

* Kerberos administrators no longer need their clients to sync their clocks or to have reverse DNS records carefully setup for services. Fedora 19 also includes Kerberos-enabled, LDAP replicated, two-factor authentication for FreeIPA.

* Checkpoint & Restore lets you checkpoint and restore a process. It is useful for issues like process failure or moving a process to another machine for maintenance or load balancing.

* OpenLMI is a common infrastructure for the management of Linux systems that makes remote management of machines much simpler.
*** Downloads, upgrades, documentation, and common bugs ***

Start by downloading Fedora 19:
http://get.fedoraproject.org/

If you are upgrading from a previous release of Fedora, refer to:
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Upgrading

Fedora now includes FedUp in order to enable an easy upgrade to Fedora 19.

*** Documentation ***

Read the full release notes for Fedora 19, guides for several languages, and learn about known bugs and how to report new ones:
http://docs.fedoraproject.org/

Because of the number of changes to the installer, we particularly suggest taking a peek at the Installation Guide:
http://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/Fedora/19/html/Installation_Guide/index.html

Fedora 19 common bugs are documented at:
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Common_F19_bugs

This page includes information on several known bugs in the installer, so we recommend reading it before installing Fedora 19.
*** Fedora 20 ***

Fedora 20 has been in active development for several months already. We plan to release it in November 2013, though the final schedule is part of the planning process and subject to change:

https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/20/Schedule
 

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Fedora 19 Beta for ARM is Available

Fedora 19 Beta for ARM is now available for download from:

https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora-secondary/releases/test/19-Beta/Images/armhfp/

This marks the last significant milestone before reaching the final release of Fedora 19 for ARM, with only critical bug fixes being added as updates to make this the most solid release to date.

This marks the first time the Fedora ARM team will be releasing the F19 Beta alongside Primary Architectures.

The Fedora 19 Beta for ARM includes two pre-built images - one for use with the Pandaboard and Pandaboard ES which require special partitioning, the second will support the Trimslice and Versatile Express(QEMU). The Beta for ARM also includes an installation tree in the yum repository which may be used to PXE-boot a kickstart-based installation on systems that support this option, such as the
Calxeda EnergyCore (HighBank).

For additional information including detailed installation instructions, please visit the Fedora 19 Beta for ARM page:

http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Architectures/ARM/F19/Beta

Fedora 19 "Schrödinger's Cat" beta release

Fedora 19 "Schrödinger's Cat" beta release is ready to be Downloaded.

http://fedoraproject.org/get-prerelease

**** What is the Beta release? ****

The Beta release is the last important milestone before the release of Fedora 19. Only critical bug fixes will be pushed as updates, leading up to the general release of Fedora 19. Join us in making Fedora 19 a
solid release by downloading, testing, and providing your valuable feedback.

Of course, this is a beta release, meaning that some problems may still be lurking. A list of the problems we already know about is found at the Common F19 bugs page, seen here:
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Common_F19_bugs

**** Features ****

Fedora 19 continues the long tradition of bringing the latest technologies to open source software users. No matter what you do with open source, Fedora 19 has the tools you need to help you get things done.

A complete list with details of each new feature is available here:

http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/19/FeatureList

=== Make new things ===

* 3D modelling and printing are enabled through a variety of tools, including OpenSCAD, Skeinforge, SFACT, Printrun, and RepetierHost. By bringing 3D printing tools into Fedora, you can get started with
  what's ready-to-go in the repositories without having to download binary blobs or run Python code from git.

* OpenShift Origin makes it easy for you to build your own Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) infrastructure, allowing you to enable others to easily develop and deploy software.

* node.js is a popular Javascript-based platform for those building scalable network applications or real-time apps across distributed devices.  Also included is the npm package manager, providing access to over 20,000 programs and libraries available under free and open source licenses.

* Ruby 2.0.0, just released in February, comes to Fedora while maintaining source-level backwards compatibility with your Ruby 1.9.3 software. Also included: a custom Ruby loader for easy switching of
  interpreters.

* MariaDB, a community-developed fork of MySQL, is the default implementation of MySQL in Fedora 19, offering users a truly open MySQL implementation.

=== Get things done ===

* Federated VOIP means Fedora users can make calls using a user@domain address with the same convenience as email.  

* CUPS has been updated to the latest upstream release, using PDF rather than PostScript as the baseline document format.

=== Learn ===

* Developer's Assistant is great for those new to development or even new to Linux, this tool helps you to get started on a code project with templates, samples, and toolchains for the languages of your
  choice. Bonus: It lets you publish directly to GitHub.

=== Deploy, Monitor, and Manage ===
Make your machines work for you--not the other way around. Whether you have one or "one too many" machines, Fedora 19 helps you boot manage your systems and enables you to be proactive with tools for diagnosis, monitoring, and logging.

* Syslinux optional boot tool integration brings you optional, simplified booting of Fedora. We have added support for using syslinux instead of GRUB via kickstart and plan to add a hidden
  option in Anaconda installer as well. syslinux is especially ideal for images used in cloud environments and virt appliances where the advanced features of GRUB are not needed.

* Among other systemd enhancements in this release, systemd Resource Control lets you modify your service settings without a reboot by dynamically querying and modifying resource control parameters at
  runtime.

* Kerberos administrators will enjoy an easier experience, thanks to Fedora 19 removing the need for Kerberos clients to sync their clocks or to have reverse DNS records carefully setup for services. In
  addition, it provies Kerberos-enabled, LDAP replicated, two-factor authentication for FreeIPA.

* OpenLMI is a common infrastructure for the management of Linux systems that makes remote management of machines much simpler.

**** Desktop Environments and Spins ****

To see all of the Official Fedora 19 Release Spins, see the Fedora 19
Release Spins link: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/19/Spins

Sorce: http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/F19_Beta_release_announcement