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Hello there! I am Amit Saha. ([http://echorand.me]). 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]
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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]
  
How cool would it be to have a Linux distro which already had these installed? Say hello to Fedora-Scientific
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==  Packaging ==
  
'''Update #1:''' June, 24 - 2011
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[https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=799810 PiCloud client] (Stalled)
  
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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== Google Summer of Code'12 Efforts ==
  
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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[https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/GSOC_2012/Student_Application_amitksaha Student page]
  
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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[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]
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== 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]
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[http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/CustomSpins Fedora Custom Spins]
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[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]
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== Other Fedora Activities ==
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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 ==
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* As a Red Hat Employee, my "official" work is on [http://beaker-project.org/ Beaker]
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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 ==
  
droidery@gmail.com (I am more of an email/mailing list person rather than IRC.)
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Email: amitksaha@fedoraproject.org
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IRC: amitksaha
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Blog: [http://echorand.me http://echorand.me]

Revision as of 05:10, 12 November 2013

Amit Saha
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Personal Information
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Home: Brisbane, Australia
Fedora-specific Information
FAS-Name: amitksaha
Fedora-Mail: amitksaha@fedoraproject.org
Fedorapeople: http://amitksaha.fedorapeople.org
Miscellaneous Information
private Mail: amitsaha.in@gmail.com
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Homepage: echorand.me
Jabber: {{{jabber}}}


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