ArpON is a tool that makes Arp Protocol secure by preventing MITM caused by Arp Cache poisoning. There is a new version of ArpON available at http://arpon.sourceforge.net/download.html. ArpON 2.6 has now landed in Fedora rawhide repository.
emacs-goodies package consists of lot of useful Emacs addons . A new version of this package is available at http://packages.debian.org/sid/lisp/emacs-goodies-el. The same will available in rawhide shortly. I also updated emacs-goodies in F15 and F14 branches, that will be a bugfix update for existing version 34.1.
I gave a presentation about Fedora 15 and its features at the monthly meet of Indian Linux Users Group – Chennai. I started my presentation by answering the question “Why Fedora and Fedora project?”. Explained them about core foundations of Fedora project and other things at http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Overview.
Then i moved on to the new features in Lovelock. I picked up features Systemd and Gnome 3 and explained them elaborately. I showed them the brand new gnome 3 desktop and informed them about what to expect and what not to expect from it. People were puzzled about the removal of poweroff/reboot/minimize button from the system menu and title bar. I showed them how they can bring back the poweroff/reboot/minimize buttons by installing gnome-shell extensions.
Finally i asked the audience to watch out for Fudcon:APAC, India as the Fedora Indian community is looking forward to conduct the conference later this year. Fedora 15 ISO’s, snacks and beverages were served in the end :-)
Pushed emacs-color-theme for EPEL. I was able to test the EL5 build using centos 5 however i was unable to test the EL6 build as i don’t have RHEL6. i would appreciate if some one test the following scratch build on a EL6 machine http://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/taskinfo?taskID=2851061. I am not sure whether it will work. i used the same spec file which i have used for EL5.
On the other news cricscore-applet was updated to 220.127.116.11 on all branches fixing a crash due to python API change.
I started using duckduckgo after heavy lobbying from the LUG folks . It is indeed good. They are very open to feedback and change. Take a look at the below conversation
Now searching for “BIL” in duckduckgo shows up info about BIL conference on the first page https://duckduckgo.com/?q=BIL
I have been little busy with work lately and was not able to write a post. Day 2 at foss.in started with lennart’s talk on Open surround sound. We had Fedora mini-conf sessions in the afternoon, so after the talk i went to the workout area to prepare for my talk.
In the afternoon, after rahul’s introduction amit started his talk on kvm. Then aditya shared his experience on Fedora summer coding and creating KDE Netbook remix. As his talk was short , i was asked by rahul to take my own time and explain more about packaging. I tried my best :-) Here is my presentation http://sagarun.fedorapeople.org/misc/emacs-presentation.pdf
After the talk we went to the workout area to start Fedoraforkids packaging sprints. We managed pull a decent crowd for the workout. In the evening rahul tried to do a packaging session in Hall c as we had time and people. After finishing the session we went in for the key note address by james morris. Hiemanshu joined us for the dinner , we went to chandni chowk an exotic Indian restaurant in bangalore. After having icecreams with juan we went back to our hotels.
The next day, started with an awesome talk my Dimitris glezos on transifex. After the talk we went to Fedora booth and spent some time with the visitors. we clicked a team photo too. People were pinging us in IRC about packaging sessions. After sensing the interest, we announced and conducted packaging sessions in the afternoon.
I had booked my return flight ticket on Friday, so i had to leave the venue by 4.00 PM to catch my flight! foss.in was fun! Sadly it is going to be the last. It was a great experience to meet community members and red hat folks. Big thanks to Fedora community architecture team for sponsoring the whole thing.
This is my first ever foss.in. My flight arrived at bangalore by 8.30 in the morning. It took me nearly 2 hrs to reach my hotel from the airport. Beware if you want to catch a flight you better prepare and go well ahead of the time ’cause bangalore’s traffic sucks. I met aditya, amit and shreyank at the hotel and we headed towards the foss.in venue.
Everything started an hour late. The first talk was about wikipedia. Danese cooper CTO of wikimedia foundation gave a talk on the technology that drives the world’s fifth largest website. Santhosh thottingal’s work on wiki2cd was appreciated by the wikimedia team. wiki2cd helps in creating offline content out of wikipedia.After the talk we met rahul and got our Fedora t-shirts (yay!) .
In the afternoon aditya and i went into meego mini-conf sessions by Nokia. Nokia is really trying to push meego into the mainstream (Good luck Nokia). In the evening the keynote address was given by rahul. He talked on a topic named “Failures of Fedora and what we have learned from them”, he gave us insights into what red hat/community did wrong and what they learnt from it. It was an awesome talk. Some points from his talk includes merger of core/extras repositories into a single repo, opening up the infrastructure, focus on improving packaging quality/guidelines, the problems they faced with documentation(because of red hat’s initial stand on freeing up the documentation license) , the proposed removal of CLA, the new update policy etc.
Finally we Fedora folks including lennart poettering went into a bar/restaurant and had a very good dinner. Thanks to the community architecture team for everything. We spent lot of time talking about what could be done to improve the project. Harish pillay joined us there later in the restaurant. He explained why LTSP in Fedora needs some love and how it is getting distro centric. We came back to hotel by 11.30 PM.
More pictures at http://www.zer0c00l.in/impressions/index.php/FOSS-IN-2010
I just voted for the release name of Fedora 15
If you haven’t do it NOW!
We are going to do a workout in FOSS.in from the Fedora community. The aim is to create a spin/remix for kids. We have named it as “FedoraForKids” . As part of the preparation we started packaging software which will be useful for the kids/student community. openeuclide is a geometry software that is intended for educational or modeling purposes. I just pushed it for F13 and F14. Thanks Ankur for the review. If you know about some free software (for kids) which is not yet available in Fedora, please add it to the wish list
Pushed emacs-rinari into Fedora repositories, Review request is at https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=622002 . This is the first time i am using fedpkg. It is nice. Thank you shakthi for the review.
- Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 350M(2.26GHz, Dual Core, 4T, 3MB L3)
- 3GB (1X2G+1X1G) DDR3-1066MHz SDRAM, 2 DIMM
- 320GB Hard Drive, 7200 RPM
- Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller
- Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g wireless
- 8X DVD+/-RW Drive for N-Series
- Dell Wireless 365 Bluetooth Module
- 6-cell Lithium Ion Primary Battery
Fedora 13 on dell vostro 3500
Fresh installation using Fedora 13 live usb works.
Details of lsmod,lspci,lsusb and cpuinfo
Sound works by default.
Vlc 1.0.6 crashed initially , ran vlc using ‘MALLOC_CHECK=1 vlc’ to rectify the problem.
Fedora uses r8169 module and it works
Wireless won’t work by default, need to install kmod-wl package from rpmfusion non free repository.
Works fine. Tapping is not enabled by default, enable it by visiting System->Preferences->Mouse->Touchpad
Webcam works. Clicked some pictures with cheese.
Works. Transferred some files to my mobile.
Multimedia keys response is poor. (Play, pause,next,previous,stop,volume buttons ) I don’t know whether its the fault of my machine, because i can increase the volume with ease but cannot reduce it.