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Hello there! I am Amit Saha. I am a Ph.D student at the University of New South Wales, Australia and my research focus is on Optimization using Evolutionary Algorithms. I have been involved in several open source efforts in the past, like the NetBeans IDE and bits and pieces in some other projects. I pursue technical writing as a serious pastime for 3+ years now. My [http://echorand.me blog] has all the random bits and pieces and links to my articles and community efforts.
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Hello there. I am Amit Saha. I shall summarize my efforts in the Fedora community on this page.
 
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I shall summarize my efforts in the Fedora community on this page. My immediate plan for contribution to the Fedora community is to create a Fedora scientific spin which i describe next.
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Lot of interesting feedback and +1s on the local LUG [http://lists.samba.org/archive/linux/2011-July/030331.html list]
 
Lot of interesting feedback and +1s on the local LUG [http://lists.samba.org/archive/linux/2011-July/030331.html list]
  
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''' Update #4:''' July 05 - 2011
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Based on the suggestions on CLUG, added a number of development tools and libs and other packages. Please see the kickstart file linked from [[Scientific_Spin]] for the details. From being a bare-bone scientific distro, its becoming fully-loaded!
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''' Update #5:''' July 08 - 2011
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Moved the [https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Scientific_Spin spin] page to "Ready for Wrangler" category. I am currently using a Fedora scientific build on my desktop and all the custom applications seems to be working fine! There is also a discussion page for the spin now. Go [https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Talk:Scientific_Spin there] and leave your comments/suggestions.
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''' Update #5:''' August 17  - 2011
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The spin is still under review. I thought it might be a good idea to have both a GNOME 3 and KDE based spin. Infact I think I like KDE more now :-) So there will be two kickstart files, one for GNOME 3 and other for KDE. Uploaded some screenshots accessible from the Spin page.
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''' Update #6:''' October 9  - 2011
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The [https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Scientific_Spin spin] has been moved to the Ready for SIG [https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Category:Spins_Ready_For_SIG category] now. I have decided to go ahead with the KDE based desktop. Time to rejoice.
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''' Update #7:''' October 26  - 2011
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The Scientific Spin is now all set to be released officially with Fedora 16, and the nightly builds are now available from
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[http://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/alt/nightly-composes/ here]. Download the ISO and burn it to a DVD or a USB key (preferably 4G or greater) using "dd if=*.iso of=/dev/sdX bs=8M".
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''' Update #7:''' November 1  - 2011
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Blog post: [http://echorand.me/2011/11/01/fedora-scientific-the-prologue/ Fedora Scientific: The Prologue]
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''' Update #8:''' November 9  - 2011
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Fedora Scientific Spin is out! Get it [http://spins.fedoraproject.org/scientific-kde/ here].
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==  Packaging ==
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[https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=799810 PiCloud client]
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== Google Summer of Code'12 Efforts ==
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[https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/GSOC_2012/Student_Application_amitksaha Student page]
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[https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/GSOC_2012/Student_Application_amitksaha/OnDemandBuildService#On-Demand_Fedora_Build_Service Proposal] (Proposal accepted)
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[http://echorand.me/category/fedora/gsoc2012/ Blog posts]
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[https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/AmitKsaha_GSocNotes GSoC Project Notes]
  
 
== Fedora Resources ==
 
== Fedora Resources ==
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[http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/How_to_create_a_Fedora_install_ISO_for_testing How to Create a Fedora Install ISO for testing]
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[http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/How_to_create_and_use_a_Live_CD Creating a Fedora Live CD]
 
[http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/How_to_create_and_use_a_Live_CD Creating a Fedora Live CD]
  
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[http://alt.fedoraproject.org/pub/alt/nightly-composes/ Nightly Rawhide Builds]
 
[http://alt.fedoraproject.org/pub/alt/nightly-composes/ Nightly Rawhide Builds]
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[http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/How_to_create_an_RPM_package How to Create a RPM package]
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[http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging:Guidelines Fedora Packaging Guidelines]
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[http://dotancohen.com/howto/yum_repo.html Local Yum repository]
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[http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/yum-downloadonly-plugin/ Download (not install) packages]
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[http://fedoranews.org/tchung/gpg/ Signing your custom packages]
  
 
== Other Fedora Activities ==
 
== Other Fedora Activities ==
  
Member of [http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Category:SciTech_SIG SciTech SIG]
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Member and List administrator of [http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/SIGs/SciTech Fedora Science and Technology SIG ]
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== Miscellaneous (random notes to self) ==
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'''TBD:''' Explore [http://openopt.org/Welcome openopt] for packaging.
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== Links ==
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[http://stackoverflow.com/questions/315911/git-for-beginners-the-definitive-practical-guide Git for Beginners]
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[http://book.git-scm.com/3_basic_branching_and_merging.html Git basic branching and merging]
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[http://wiki.networksecuritytoolkit.org/nstwiki/index.php/HowTo_Create_A_Patch_File_For_A_RPM Create a patch file for RPM]
  
 
== Contact ==
 
== Contact ==
  
Blog: [http://echorand.me http://echorand.me]
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Email: amitksaha@fedoraproject.org
  
Email: droidery@gmail.com
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IRC: amitksaha
  
IRC: Not much of a IRC user, more of a mailing list. sorry!
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Blog: [http://echorand.me http://echorand.me]

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Home: Brisbane, Australia
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Fedora-Mail: amitksaha@fedoraproject.org
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Homepage: echorand.me
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Hello there. I am Amit Saha. I shall summarize my efforts in the Fedora community on this page.


Contents

Fedora Scientific Spin

I am a long-term Linux user and have been into full-time scientific research for the past 3 years now. Everytime I have to do a fresh-install of Linux (not so frequently, ofcourse), I have to download a bunch of tools which I use regularly. For example, gnuplot, xfig, LaTex compilers, numpy, etc.

How cool would it be to have a Linux distro which already had these installed? Say hello to Fedora-Scientific

Update #1: June, 24 - 2011

I finally started acting on this idea of mine with an email to the rel-eng list [[1]].

After discussions on the mailing list with Bill Nottingham, I proposed a patch to the comps-f16-xml.in file [[2]].

I already have the kickstart file ready for this one, which I shall post to the mailing list soon, once I have tested my ISO. It currently stands at 1.1 G.

Update #2: June 29 - 2011

Started discussions on Spins SIG [3]

Update #3: July 03 - 2011

Created spin page at Scientific_Spin

Lot of interesting feedback and +1s on the local LUG list

Update #4: July 05 - 2011

Based on the suggestions on CLUG, added a number of development tools and libs and other packages. Please see the kickstart file linked from Scientific_Spin for the details. From being a bare-bone scientific distro, its becoming fully-loaded!

Update #5: July 08 - 2011

Moved the spin page to "Ready for Wrangler" category. I am currently using a Fedora scientific build on my desktop and all the custom applications seems to be working fine! There is also a discussion page for the spin now. Go there and leave your comments/suggestions.

Update #5: August 17 - 2011

The spin is still under review. I thought it might be a good idea to have both a GNOME 3 and KDE based spin. Infact I think I like KDE more now :-) So there will be two kickstart files, one for GNOME 3 and other for KDE. Uploaded some screenshots accessible from the Spin page.

Update #6: October 9 - 2011

The spin has been moved to the Ready for SIG category now. I have decided to go ahead with the KDE based desktop. Time to rejoice.

Update #7: October 26 - 2011

The Scientific Spin is now all set to be released officially with Fedora 16, and the nightly builds are now available from here. Download the ISO and burn it to a DVD or a USB key (preferably 4G or greater) using "dd if=*.iso of=/dev/sdX bs=8M".

Update #7: November 1 - 2011

Blog post: Fedora Scientific: The Prologue

Update #8: November 9 - 2011

Fedora Scientific Spin is out! Get it here.


Packaging

PiCloud client

Google Summer of Code'12 Efforts

Student page

Proposal (Proposal accepted)

Blog posts

GSoC Project Notes

Fedora Resources

How to Create a Fedora Install ISO for testing

Creating a Fedora Live CD

Fedora Custom Spins

Nightly Rawhide Builds

How to Create a RPM package

Fedora Packaging Guidelines

Local Yum repository

Download (not install) packages

Signing your custom packages

Other Fedora Activities

Member and List administrator of Fedora Science and Technology SIG

Miscellaneous (random notes to self)

TBD: Explore openopt for packaging.

Links

Git for Beginners

Git basic branching and merging

Create a patch file for RPM

Contact

Email: amitksaha@fedoraproject.org

IRC: amitksaha

Blog: http://echorand.me