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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.
 
 
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.
 
  
  
 
== 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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* In progress documentation [http://fedora-scientific.readthedocs.org/en/latest/ http://fedora-scientific.readthedocs.org/en/latest/]
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* Download [http://spins.fedoraproject.org/scientific-kde/ here]
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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)
  
''' Update #2:''' June 29 - 2011
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[http://echorand.me/category/fedora/gsoc2012/ Blog posts]
  
Started discussions on Spins SIG [http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/fedora-spins/2011-June/002008.html]
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[https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/AmitKsaha_GSocNotes GSoC Project Notes]
  
''' Update #3:''' July 03 - 2011
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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]
  
Created spin page at [[Scientific_Spin]]
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[http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/How_to_create_and_use_a_Live_CD Creating a Fedora Live CD]
  
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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[http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/CustomSpins Fedora Custom Spins]
  
''' Update #4:''' July 05 - 2011
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[http://alt.fedoraproject.org/pub/alt/nightly-composes/ Nightly Rawhide Builds]
  
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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[http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/How_to_create_an_RPM_package How to Create a RPM package]
  
''' Update #5:''' July 08 - 2011
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[http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging:Guidelines Fedora Packaging Guidelines]
  
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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[http://dotancohen.com/howto/yum_repo.html Local Yum repository]
  
''' Update #5:''' August 17  - 2011
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[http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/yum-downloadonly-plugin/ Download (not install) packages]
  
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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[http://fedoranews.org/tchung/gpg/ Signing your custom packages]
 
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== Fedora Resources ==
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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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== Other Fedora Activities ==
 
== Other Fedora Activities ==
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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 ==
  
'''TODO''': Blog post explaining the current state of the kickstart file, packages installed, ISO size, etc. Example test cases/programs for the various libraries/tools to see if everything is working as it should
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* As a Red Hat Employee, my "official" work is on [http://beaker-project.org/ Beaker]
  
'''TBD:''' Explore [http://www.maumae.net/yorick/doc/index.php Yorick] for packaging. Will possibly be of interest to SciTech SIG.
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== Links ==
  
'''TBD:''' LaTex-Beamer for packaging - Beamer included in "texmaker". DONE.
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[http://stackoverflow.com/questions/315911/git-for-beginners-the-definitive-practical-guide Git for Beginners]
  
'''TBD:''' Explore [http://openopt.org/Welcome openopt] for packaging.
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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.
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Blog: [http://echorand.me http://echorand.me]

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Contents

[edit] Fedora Scientific Spin

[edit] Packaging

PiCloud client (Stalled)

[edit] Google Summer of Code'12 Efforts

Student page

Proposal (Proposal accepted)

Blog posts

GSoC Project Notes

[edit] 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

[edit] Other Fedora Activities

Member and List administrator of Fedora Science and Technology SIG

[edit] Miscellaneous

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

[edit] Links

Git for Beginners

Git basic branching and merging

Create a patch file for RPM

[edit] Contact

Email: amitksaha@fedoraproject.org

IRC: amitksaha

Blog: http://echorand.me