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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 few 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.
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== Fedora Scientific Spin ==
 
== 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.
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* Download [http://spins.fedoraproject.org/scientific-kde/ here] (Fedora 19 ISO is not available; see [http://echorand.me/2013/07/04/creating-a-fedora-19-scientific-iso/ here] and [http://echorand.me/2013/07/04/upgrading-fedora-18-scientific-to-fedora-19-scientific/ here] for two options)
 
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* Fedora project [https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Scientific_Spin wiki]
How cool would it be to have a Linux distro which already had these installed? Say hello to Fedora-Scientific
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* Testing the Scientific spin [https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Scientific_Packages_Testing page]
 
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* Fedora Scientific Spin and other Fedora updates on my [http://echorand.me/category/fedora/ blog]
'''Update #1:''' June, 24 - 2011
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I finally started acting on this idea of mine with an email to the rel-eng list [[http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/rel-eng/2011-May/012251.html]].
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After discussions on the mailing list with Bill Nottingham, I proposed a patch to the comps-f16-xml.in file [[http://git.fedorahosted.org/git/?p=comps.git;a=commitdiff;h=ebfe294e32736a3e3386ee9c55ffb7386821b902]].
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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.
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''' Update #2:''' June 29 - 2011
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Started discussions on Spins SIG [http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/fedora-spins/2011-June/002008.html]
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''' Update #3:''' July 03 - 2011
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Created spin page at [[Scientific_Spin]]
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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]
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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 ==  
 
==  Packaging ==  
  
[https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=799810 PiCloud client]
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[https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=799810 PiCloud client] (Stalled)
  
 
== Google Summer of Code'12 Efforts ==
 
== Google Summer of Code'12 Efforts ==
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[https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/GSOC_2012/Student_Application_amitksaha Student page]
 
[https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/GSOC_2012/Student_Application_amitksaha Student page]
  
[https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/GSOC_2012/Student_Application_amitksaha/OnDemandBuildService#On-Demand_Fedora_Build_Service Proposal]
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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]
  
 
[https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/AmitKsaha_GSocNotes GSoC Project Notes]
 
[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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Member and List administrator of [http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/SIGs/SciTech Fedora Science and Technology SIG ]
 
Member and List administrator of [http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/SIGs/SciTech Fedora Science and Technology SIG ]
  
== Miscellaneous (random notes to self) ==  
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== Miscellaneous ==
  
'''TBD:''' Explore [http://openopt.org/Welcome openopt] for packaging.
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* As a Red Hat Employee, my "official" work is on [http://beaker-project.org/ Beaker]
  
 
== Links ==
 
== Links ==

Revision as of 01:24, 13 September 2013

Amit Saha
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Home: Brisbane, Australia
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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

  • Download here (Fedora 19 ISO is not available; see here and here for two options)
  • Fedora project wiki
  • Testing the Scientific spin page
  • Fedora Scientific Spin and other Fedora updates on my blog

Packaging

PiCloud client (Stalled)

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

  • As a Red Hat Employee, my "official" work is on Beaker

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