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GSoC2017 Final — Migrate Plinth to Fedora Server

There is the summary about my work in Google Summer of Code during the last three months.

About Me

I’m Mandy (Mengying) Wang, I studied in Shanghai Institute of Technology major in Software Engineering, and I graduated two months ago. I’m going to study for a master’s degree after a gap year. You can learn more about me in my Twitter: @MandyMY_ .

Task

Plinth is a web interface to administer the functions of the FreedomBox which is a Debian based project, and the main goal of this idea is to make it available for Fedora.

My Work

Finished

  • Modifying the source code module by module to convert it to RPM-based, including replacing the apt command code with the dnf command code or fit both of them, changing the Deb-based packages into RPM-based packages which play the same roles and testing after each module finished.
  • Add the guide of RPM-based package to Plinth User Guide and create a wiki page for it in Fedora.

This is the welcome page which is run in Fedora:

welcome

To Do

  • Some packages which is needed by Plinth, but I can’t find their suitable replacement or effective solution in Fedora, except copying them from Debian directly. For example:
    • Javascript — many pages can’t be loaded perfectly because of that.
    • LDAP — we can’t complete set up because of that.
  • Make a RPM package for Plinth from source and setup a repo for it in Copr.

Links

Experience

As why Fedora, just because Fedora is the Linux distribution I use the most, so I want to know more about it and make contributions to it, and I believe GSOC is a good chance to integrate into a community, because I had the similar experience in GNOME during Outreachy. And when I went to Taipei for the COSCUP 2017 in early August, I joined the offline meeting of Fedora Taiwan and advertised GSoC to others.

I must say the last three months in GSoC was a quite valuable experience for me. This idea is not easy as I thought, I learned more about the difference between .rpm and .deb during this period, and my VPN was blocked in the second phase. Fortunately, I dealt most problems I met under my try and my mentor’s guide.

At last, thanks to Google and Fedora for giving me this opportunity, and thanks to my mentor, our admin and the people from Fedora and Debian who had given me help.

 


This work by Mandy Wang is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International

Test Days: Internationalization (i18n) features for Fedora 27

All this week, we will be testing for  i18n features in Fedora 27. Those are as follows:

  • Default Chinese Serif Font – Fedora already provides default Chinese Sans fonts, now Fedora 27 will also provide default Chinese Serif fonts
  • Libpinyin 2.1 Enhance the experience of Fedora for Chinese Zhuyin users by speeding up Zhuyin input.
There has been further improvements in features introduced in previous versions of Fedora those are as follows:
  • Emoji typing – n the computing world, it’s rare to have person not know about emoji. Before, it was difficult to type emoji in Fedora. Now, we have an emoji typing feature in Fedora using ibus-typing-booster. We have few emoji fonts in Fedora now.
  • Unicode 10.0.0 – With each release, Unicode introduces new characters and scripts to its encoding standard. We have a good number of additions in Unicode 10.0.0 version. These are mainly few more Emoji characters, Bitcoin symbol (U+20BF), Typicon marks and few symbols in the range of U1F900 to U1F9FF.
  • IBus typing booster Multilingual support –IBus typing booster is now updated in Fedora to provide updated translations, Unicode 10.0.0 support, emoji annotations from CLDR.

Other than this, we also need to make sure all other languages works well specifically input, output, storage and printing.

How to participate

Most of the information is available on the Test Day wiki page. In case of doubts, feel free to send an email to the testing team mailing list.

Though it is a test day, we normally keep it on for the whole week. If you don’t have time tomorrow, feel free to complete it in the coming few days and upload your test results.

Let’s test and make sure this works well for our users!

Outreachy 2017: Mentors and ideas needed

The Fedora Project is participating in the upcoming round of Outreachy  as a mentoring organization and is looking for project ideas and mentors.  Outreachy provides three-month internships for people from groups traditionally underrepresented in tech. Interns could be university students, technical school graduates, people switching careers, or people coming back to tech after starting a family or another long absence.  Interns work remotely with mentors on projects ranging from programming, user experience, documentation, illustration and graphical design, to data science.

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Flock interviews: Fedora i18n

As you probably know, there is annual convention called Flock. This year’s is happening in Cape Cod, Hyannis, MA and will begin the morning of Tuesday, August 29. Sessions will continue each day until midday on Friday, September 1.

I have asked all of the session leaders from Flock some questions.
And now you are about to read one of the responses.

Fedora i18n by Jens Petersen

What is the goal of your session at Flock?

The Fedora i18n do-session will focus on planning and discussion of priorities for Fedora 28 and 29, and how we can contribute more to upstream and other ongoing Fedora initiatives
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Flock interviews: Marketing – tasks and visions

As you probably know, there is annual convention called Flock. This year’s is happening in Cape Cod, Hyannis, MA and will begin the morning of Tuesday, August 29. Sessions will continue each day until midday on Friday, September 1.

I have asked all of the session leaders from Flock some questions.

And now you are about to read one of the responses.

Marketing – tasks and visions by Gabriele Trombini

What is the goal of your session at Flock?

I don’t have any main goal, I think Flock isn’t the right place to get goals. My purpose is to have a great discussion amongst attendees in order to gather ideas and new path to follow for improving the Marketing works. Continue reading

Flock interviews: Discussing Kubernetes & Origin Deployment Options

As you probably know, there is annual convention called Flock. This year’s is happening in Cape Cod, Hyannis, MA and will begin the morning of Tuesday, August 29. Sessions will continue each day until midday on Friday, September 1.

I have asked all of the session leaders from Flock some questions.
And now you are about to read one of the responses.

Discussing Kubernetes & Origin Deployment Options by Jason Brooks and Yu Qi Zhang

What is the goal of your session at Flock?

Discussing with the community the deployment methods and issues involved for Kubernetes and Openshift Origin, and to know where to better focus community efforts.

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Flock interviews: System Containers: Concept, Creation, and Usage

As you probably know, there is annual convention called Flock. This year’s is happening in Cape Cod, Hyannis, MA and will begin the morning of Tuesday, August 29. Sessions will continue each day until midday on Friday, September 1.

I have asked all of the session leaders from Flock some questions.
And now you are about to read one of the responses.

System Containers: Concept, Creation, and Usage by Jason Brooks and Yu Qi Zhang

What is the goal of your session at Flock?

Present the concept of system containers, to raise awareness and usage for alternative container methods and functionality.

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Flock interview: Create, build and develop our Fedora Websites

As you probably know, there is annual convention called Flock. This year’s is happening in Cape Cod, Hyannis, MA and will begin the morning of Tuesday, August 29. Sessions will continue each day until midday on Friday, September 1.

I have asked all of the session leaders from Flock some questions.
And now you are about to read one of the responses.

Create, build and develop our Fedora Websites by Andrea Masala and Robert Mayr

What does your talk focus on?

An overview of  the principal features of Fedora websites and working on real issue tickets.

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Flock interview: When to go fully modular?

As you probably know, there is annual convention called Flock. This year’s is happening in Cape Cod, Hyannis, MA and will begin the morning of Tuesday, August 29. Sessions will continue each day until midday on Friday, September 1.

I have asked all of the session leaders from Flock some questions.
And now you are about to read one of the responses.

When to go fully modular? by Adam Šamalík

What does your talk focus on?

It will be in a form of a discussion or BoF. It will focus on the future of Fedora in the Modularity world.

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Flock interviews: Fedora Legal and Licensing

As you probably know, there is annual convention called Flock. This year’s is happening in Cape Cod, Hyannis, MA and will begin the morning of Tuesday, August 29. Sessions will continue each day until midday on Friday, September 1.

I have asked all of the session leaders from Flock some questions.
And now you are about to read one of the responses.

Fedora Legal and Licensing by Tom Callaway

What is the goal of your session at Flock?

To help spread awareness of the legal aspect of the Fedora Community.

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