Tag: working with Fedora

Heroes of Fedora (HoF) – F27 Final

Hello and welcome to this issue of Heroes of Fedora focused on Fedora 27 Final release! The purpose of Heroes of Fedora is to provide a summation of testing activity on each milestone release of Fedora. So, without further ado, let’s get started!

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Updates Testing

Test period: Fedora 27 (2017-10-17 – 2017-11-14)
Testers: 100
Comments1: 436

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Fedora Atomic WG is Moving!

Fedora Atomic WG from the 2016 Fedora Cloud FAD, photo by Kushal Das

Fedora Atomic WG from the 2016 Fedora Cloud FAD, photo by Kushal Das

The Fedora Atomic Working Group is changing where you participate in our portion of the Fedora community. IRC, mailing lists, and more are all moving. Read on so that you know where to find us.

Atomic WG and Fedora Cloud

The Atomic Working Group is responsible for Fedora’s new container cloud platform, currently consisting of Fedora Atomic Host and the Fedora Layered Images Build System & Repository (FLIBS). As Atomic is now one of the three primary spins for Fedora, the WG spends most of its time on releases and integrating new container technologies into the OS. We are building the immutable infrastructure of the future, helping make Fedora the best free platform for automating thousands of servers.

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Anaconda BlivetGUI Test Day: 2017-04-06

BlivetGUI inside of the Fedora Anaconda installer

BlivetGUI option inside of the Fedora Anaconda installer

Thursday, 2017-04-06, is the Anaconda BlivetGUI Test Day! As part of this planned Change for Fedora 26, we need your help to test Anaconda BlivetGUI!

Why test BlivetGUI?

We’ll be testing the new, detailed, bottom-up configuration screen that has been long requested by users. Inclusion of blivet-gui into Anaconda finally makes this a reality. On the other hand, it adds a new option without changing the existing advanced storage configuration so users that prefer the top-down configuration can still use it. We hope to see whether it’s working well enough and catch any remaining issues.

We need your help!

All the instructions are on the wiki page, so please read through and come help us test! As always, the event will be in #fedora-test-day on Freenode IRC.

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Test Day: Better Switchable Graphics Support

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016, is the Better Switchable Graphics Support Test Day! As part of this planned Change for Fedora 25, we need your help to test Better Switchable Graphics Support!

Why test Better Switchable Graphics Support?

All modern laptops have a graphics processing unit (GPU) integrated into their processor (the integrated GPU). Some models also have a more powerful, dedicated GPU (dGPU), also called switchable graphics. The goal of this feature is to improve Fedora’s support for such laptops.

We need your help to test Switchable Graphics Support!

All the instructions are on the wiki page, so please read through and come help us test! As always, the event will be in #fedora-test-day on Freenode IRC. Be sure to join us in channel on Thursday!

FOSS Wave: CMR Institute of Technology, Bengaluru, India

On 18 October 2016, we organized a workshop at the CMR Institute of Technology in Bengaluru, India. In the workshop, we covered topics of free and open source software (FOSS), Fedora, and git. Before talking about the event, I would like to thank a few people whose presence made this event a huge success. I would like to thank

  • Anirban Ghosh and Arun Teja for organizing the event at CMR IT.
  • All the attendees who came in a huge number and made this event a grand success.
  • Sumantro Mukherjee for being an amazing mentor and guiding us through the event.

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FOSS Wave: Indore, India

FOSS Wave arrives at another destination! On 24th September 2016, we conducted an event at the Indian Institute of Technology in Indore, India. The event was a joint effort of Mozilla Indore community and FOSS Wave.

The main agenda of our event was:

  • Introduction to open source
  • Web development
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Web-powered Virtual Reality (Web VR)

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Outreachy with Fedora, Fall 2016

What is Outreachy?

GNOME Outreachy is a global program that offers historically underrepresented people of gender and race stipends to write code for several participating FOSS projects . Inspired by Google Summer Of Code, Outreachy offers participants hands-on internships for contributing to open source projects.

In 2016, the Outreachy internship dates are from December 6, 2016 to March 6, 2017. Participants work remotely from home while getting guidance from an assigned mentor and collaborating within their project’s community.

Why open source and Fedora?

Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) is software that gives the user the freedom to use, share, study, and improve it. FOSS contributors believe that this is the best way to develop software because it benefits society, creates a fun collaborative community around a project, and allows anyone to make creative changes that reach many people.

Fedora is participating in Outreachy 2016, with a goal to welcome underrepresented minorities to contribute to the project.  Fedora mentors Outreachy interns and helps them get a hands-on experience with developing for an open source project.

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