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Mindshare election: Interview with Sumantro Mukherjee (sumantrom)

This is a part of the Mindshare Elections Interviews series. Voting is open to all Fedora contributors. The voting period starts on Thursday, 28 May and closes promptly at 23:59:59 UTC on Thursday, 11 June.

Interview with Sumantro Mukherjee

  • Fedora account: sumantrom
  • IRC nick: sumantrom (found in fedora-qa #fedora-test-day #fedora-classroom #fedora-india #fedora-meeting #fedora-join #fedora-devel #fedora-kernel #fedora-mindshare)
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Contribute at the Fedora 32 IoT Edition Test Day

Fedora test days are events where anyone can help make sure changes in Fedora work well in an upcoming release. Fedora community members often participate, and the public is welcome at these events. If you’ve never contributed to Fedora before, this is a perfect way to get started. On Wednesday, April 15, we’ll test Fedora IoT.

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Contribute at the Fedora Test Week for Kernel 5.6

The kernel team is working on final integration for kernel 5.6. This version was just recently released, and will arrive soon in Fedora. As a result, the Fedora kernel and QA teams have organized a test week from Monday, April 13, 2020 through Monday, April 20, 2020. Refer to the wiki page for links to the test images you’ll need to participate. Read below for details.

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Fedora 32 Upgrade Test Day 2020-04-02

Thursday 2020-04-02 through Monday 2020-04-06, is the Fedora 32 Upgrade Test Day(s)! As part of the preparation for Fedora 32, we need your help to test if everything runs smoothly!

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Fedora 32 Cloud Test Day March 20th

Now that the Fedora Beta is officially released, the Fedora Cloud SIG would like to get the community together this week to find and squash some bugs. We are organizing a test day for Friday, March 20th.

For this event we’ll test Fedora Cloud Base content. See the Alternative Downloads Beta Page for links to the Beta Cloud Base Images. We have qcow, AMI, and ISO images ready for testing.

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Test Days: Internationalization (i18n) features for Fedora 32

All this week, we will be testing internationalization (i18n) features in Fedora 32. Those are as follows:

  • FontLangProvidesToLangpacks: — This Change moved Provides: font(:lang=<langcode>) from fonts packages into new langpacks-core-font-<langcode> packages, which define the default Sans font for each language.
  • ProvideOpenTypeBitmapFonts:— This Change provides bitmap fonts with modern font format (OpenType Bitmap Font) to use with gnome-terminal and other applications which uses pango for font rendering.
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Contribute at the Fedora 32 IoT Edition Test Day

Fedora test days are events where anyone can help make sure changes in Fedora work well in an upcoming release. Fedora community members often participate, and the public is welcome at these events. If you’ve never contributed to Fedora before, this is a perfect way to get started. On Wednesday, March 4, we’ll test Fedora IoT.

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Fedora 32 Gnome 3.36 Test Day 2020-02-20

Thursday, 2020-02-20 is the Fedora 32 Gnome Test Day! As part of changes Gnome 3.36 in Fedora 32, we need your help to test if everything runs smoothly!

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Contribute at the Fedora Test Week for Kernel 5.5

The kernel team is working on final integration for kernel 5.5. This version was just recently released, and will arrive soon in Fedora. As a result, the Fedora kernel and QA teams have organized a test week from Monday, February 10, 2020 through Monday, February 17, 2020. Refer to the wiki page for links to the test images you’ll need to participate. Read below for details.

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Call for Projects and Mentors – GSoC 2020

Fedora at Google Summer of Code 2020

Google Summer of Code is a global program focused on bringing more student developers into open source software development.
Students work with an open source organization on a 3 month programming project during their break from school.  In the previous year, Fedora had an awesome participation
and we would like to continue to be mentoring Org this year too.

Fedora needs your help!

Fedora is currently looking for mentors and projects, it’s very staright forward to propose yourself as a mentor and a project.
The project encourages mentors to come forward and propose project ideas by 2020-02-10. More details are given below.

How to Propose a Project?

If you want to mentor a specific project, think carefully about several things:

  • Do you have enough time to work on this with the student during the entire project.
    You will be helping someone else when they get stuck. You don’t want to become a blocker because you’re busy.
  • It is harder to find success when you are completely certain of how an idea needs to be implemented; finding a student with the skills and interest to implement a specific solution is a lot harder than finding a student with enough skills to respond to a use case need. Also, students learn more when they help design and guide the project. In other words, provide guidance and direction but let the student do some of the “driving.”
  • Where you can have looser ideas, you may be able to find a student who works as a sort-of intern who can implement a solution to a use case you have. In past experiences, students going after a use case are more likely to get somewhere with self-direction and support from you.
  • Who can help you?

Try to find a second mentor for the project.

If you’re interested in working with a student on a specific project you should post your idea to the Mentored Projects Issue Tracker. Your issue should be tagged GSoC and use the Google Summer of Code template. We strongly encourage you to find a second person to help with mentoring and to solicit feedback on your proposal

Can I be a Mentor Without a Project?

Yes! You can either:

Work with a student who brings an idea to your sub-project. This requires a different level of communication throughout the project, but can be the most rewarding.

Be a general mentor. This is a person who works with all students regardless of their project. To become a general mentor please open an issue in the Mentored Projects Issue Tracker offering your help. Please tag the issue with the GSoC tag.

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