If you’re planning on attending FUDCon Pune, and are going to need subsidy for travel and accomodation, you should head to this link to fill out the form requesting for one.
Fedora Ambassadors from Pune are hosting the F21 release party at the MIT COE, on Saturday, 21st Feb, from 10:30. Details on the party page.
It’s been a while since F21 released, but with the FUDCon preparations + planning and travel of the ambassadors for conferences, hosting the release party was delayed.
This is also a good opportunity for us to visit MIT COE, the FUDCon venue, and interact with the folks there and prepare them for what’s coming in June.
PS: CFP for the FUDCon is open as well!
We had a good productive meeting today in #fedora-india as well as on phone + in-person at the Red Hat Pune office.
We used the Etherpad at http://piratepad.net/FUDConPunePlanning for keeping notes.
- We’ll soon add a code of conduct / anti-harrassment policy for the event
- Outreach: everyone focussed on spreading the CFP message
- Current logo draft looks good, minor tweak suggestions to be put on ticket
- FUDPub venues being evaluated, but we’re getting a good deal from one of them
The entire minutes are appended below.
Mark your calendars for Jun 26 – 28 for FUDCon Pune. Start making travel arrangements. Think of topics to speak on, workshops and hackfests to organise, and have fun with friends.
FUDCon Pune is being hosted at MIT COE. They have excellent infrastructure and an amazing team of people who have been really helpful in addressing our needs to host a large conference.
Hop on to #fedora-india on freenode and the mailing list for information on volunteering. The etherpad has all the to-do items, feel free to jump in and help! The Twitter, Google+ and Facebook pages will have announcements and Planet Fedora will have blog posts from various people involved with the FUDCon.
It’s going to be a blast organising a FUDCon again!
When the call for bids for FUDCon APAC 2015 was put out, a few of us huddled together to discuss a bid from India. We had already organised a successful FUDCon in Pune in 2011, so our initial conversations were around which city to host it in. Pune won again, just because the number of volunteers available in Pune are more than any other place in India, and Pune has several technical colleges, which makes hosting the event at one of them easier.
This time around, we’re proposing to host the FUDCon at the MITCOE campus, more details in the bid page.
Last Saturday a few of us gathered to work on Fedora Security. This FAD (Fedora Activity Day) was the second in recent times held in Pune, after the testing FAD held in August.
The goal of the FAD was to get introduced to the newly-formed Fedora Security Team, pick up a few bug reports that were tagged as security-relevant bug reports, and triage them. Fixing the bugs wasn’t part of the agenda, as actually pushing package updates needs one to be a provenpackager or the maintainer of the package.
I participated in the Fedora Activity Day at the RH office in Pune yesterday. There was a decent turnout, 20+ people, and it was fun to test the in-progress version of the upcoming F21 release along with other folks.
I’ve been using the Fedora 18 pre-release for a couple of months now, and am generally happy with how it works. I filed quite a few bugs, some got resolved, some not. Here’s a list of things that don’t work as they used to in the past, with workarounds so they may help others:
If you have enabled git information in the shell prompt (like branch name, working tree status, etc.) , an upgrade to F18 breaks this functionality. What’s worse, __git_ps1 (a shell function) isn’t found, and a yum plugin goes looking for a matching package name to install, making running any command on the shell *very* slow.