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Amit Saha
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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 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

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 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

Fedora Resources

Creating a Fedora Live CD

Fedora Custom Spins

Nightly Rawhide Builds

Other Fedora Activities

Member of SciTech SIG

Miscellaneous (random notes to self)

Explore Yorick for packaging. Will possibly be of interest to SciTech SIG.

LaTex-Beamer for packaging




IRC: Not much of a IRC user, more of a mailing list. sorry!