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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 [[Scientific_Spin|wiki]]
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* Testing the Scientific spin [[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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[[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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[[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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[[AmitKsaha_GSocNotes|GSoC Project Notes]]
  
 
== Fedora Resources ==
 
== Fedora Resources ==
[http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/How_to_create_and_use_a_Live_CD Creating a Fedora Live CD]
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[[How_to_create_a_Fedora_install_ISO_for_testing|How to Create a Fedora Install ISO for testing]]
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[[How_to_create_and_use_a_Live_CD|Creating a Fedora Live CD]]
  
[http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/CustomSpins Fedora Custom Spins]
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[[CustomSpins|Fedora Custom Spins]]
  
 
[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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[[How_to_create_an_RPM_package|How to Create a RPM package]]
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[[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 [[SIGs/SciTech|Fedora Science and Technology SIG ]]
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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]

Latest revision as of 12:18, 6 February 2018

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
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private Mail: amitsaha.in@gmail.com
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Homepage: echorand.me
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Fedora Scientific Spin

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

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