Release Party F18 Tokyo Report

Fedora 18 Release Party – Tokyo, Japan
When and Where

Program

  • Talking about Fedora 18.  Feedback was curious about the Fedora 18 and features.
  • Free style party.
  • Open discussion.

Attendees

  • Over 100 people!  :D

Extra Questions

For example, a couple questions which came up during my Fedora 18 experience were -

  • When does Fedora 19 (Schrödinger’s Cat) arrive for use?
  • Where can I find new kernels?
    • I suggested the yum command with options for beginners and the “Information for package kernel” at http://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/packageinfo?packageID=8 for advanced users.  Tokyo’s users do a lot of kernel work.  I strongly believe that fedora offers the platform to allow the users to try out a different variant of kernels as well as to contribute to their own development work.  I read a statistic about Linux kernel work done in Japan and the number was in the 70-75%.  Need to find that reference and post accordingly.

Extra Thoughts

  • Advanced kernel and future thoughts.
  • Weather in Tokyo is a factor for any event. This winter outdoor event was nice in the beginning of the day but would be very cool in the evening and are not very easy to maintain personnel energy and power accordingly as well as attendees who go indoors for lunch and warmer rooms.  Last week, on Monday, we had a major snow fall in the city and there are still parts which have snow mounts.  Cold wind chills and breezes to not add to events.

Requirements (DVD)

  • DVD distribution.

Red Hat & Fedora “Ebisu, Japan” レッドハット “恵比寿”

Red Hat & Fedora “Ebisu, Japan” レッドハット “恵比寿”
When and Where

Organizers / Team

  • Red Hat’s Noriko Mizumoto, organizer.
  • David Ramsey, talked about Fedora.

Program

  • Mr. Taira’s RHEL EL4.8. including aide…aprwatch and other projects.
  • My talk about Fedora’s past, and present. For example, Fedora 15.
  • Mrs. Mizumoto’s interesting discussion of L10N, I18N, Transifex and Documentation Team.
  • All members various discussions about Fedora Projects.
  • For example, http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Join/ja

Attendees

  • 10 IT Professionals! :D

Extra Questions

Fedora 15 Release Party – Tokyo, Japan

Fedora 15 Release Party – Tokyo, Japan
When and Where

Organizers / Team

Program

  • Talking about Fedora 15. Feedback was curious about the Fedora 15 and virtual systems and security models.
  • Free style party.
  • Open discussion.

Attendees

  • Over 100 people! :D

Extra Questions

For example, one question which came up during my Fedora 15 experience was -

Extra Thoughts

  • Advanced kernel.  Linux 3.0 and future thoughts.
  • GNOME desktop.  GNOME 3.0.
  • Xournal – “…this is really useful tool to help with the mundane task of “editing” a PDF…”
  • NetworkManager – “…With the amount of devices around you that are wifi-capable, this ability of a Fedora machine to be able to become a wifi-hotspot is extremely useful. Yes, you can do tethering with cell phones (atleast the Android 2.2 phones), but this being a standard capability of a Fedora box needs to be publicised…”
  • Virtual Machine Manager – “…What demo is complete if youdo not show virtualization? And the fact that virtualization is built-in in Fedora means that you can now go about experimenting, using, breaking, fixing, updating various other systems. This alone changes how we consume technology and how we can easily transition to the cloud…”
  • Weather in Tokyo is a factor for any event. This spring outdoor event was nice in the beginning of the day but would be very cool in the evening and are not very easy to maintain personnel energy and power accordingly as well as attendees who go indoors for lunch and cool
    rooms.

Requirements (DVD/USB Key copying)

  • DVD distribution as well as USB Key copying.

Look out!!! Here comes Linux 3.0-rc1. :)

Look out!!!  Here comes Linux 3.0-rc1.  :)

As a Fedora user, I ponder what the ramifications and timeframe for successfully implementing the Linux 3.0 will be…hmmh.

commitdiff on “Linux 3.0-rc1″ -

http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commitdiff;h=55922c9d1b84b89cb946c777fddccb3247e7df2c

Subject e-mail on “Linux 3.0-rc1″ -

http://marc.info/?l=linux-kernel&m=130671907811129&w=2

Article posted on “Linus Torvalds Approves Linux 3.0 RC1″ -

http://www.conceivablytech.com/7683/products/linux-torvalds-approves-linux-3-0-rc1

LKML: Linus Torvalds: Linux 3.0-rc1 -

https://lkml.org/lkml/2011/5/29/204

Release Party F15 Tokyo Report

Fedora 15 Release Party – Tokyo, Japan
When and Where

Organizers / Team

Program

  • Talking about Fedora 15. Feedback was curious about the Fedora 15 and virtual systems and security models.
  • Free style party.
  • Open discussion.

Attendees

  • Over 100 people! :D

Extra Questions

For example, one question which came up during my Fedora 15 experience was -

Extra Thoughts

  • Advanced kernel.  Linux 3.0 and future thoughts.
  • GNOME desktop.  GNOME 3.0.
  • Xournal – “…this is really useful tool to help with the mundane task of “editing” a PDF…”
  • NetworkManager – “…With the amount of devices around you that are wifi-capable, this ability of a Fedora machine to be able to become a wifi-hotspot is extremely useful. Yes, you can do tethering with cell phones (atleast the Android 2.2 phones), but this being a standard capability of a Fedora box needs to be publicised…”
  • Virtual Machine Manager – “…What demo is complete if youdo not show virtualization? And the fact that virtualization is built-in in Fedora means that you can now go about experimenting, using, breaking, fixing, updating various other systems. This alone changes how we consume technology and how we can easily transition to the cloud…”
  • Weather in Tokyo is a factor for any event. This spring outdoor event was nice in the beginning of the day but would be very cool in the evening and are not very easy to maintain personnel energy and power accordingly as well as attendees who go indoors for lunch and cool  rooms.

Requirements (DVD/USB Key copying)

  • DVD distribution as well as USB Key copying.

How to Convert Japanese Shift-JIS Text to UTF-8

How to Convert Japanese Shift-JIS Text to UTF-8 -
http://internetmarketingcoding.com/how-to-convert-japanese-shift-jis-text-to-utf-8

Python solution, From shift-jis to UTF-8 -
http://liangsun.info/2011/03/11/python-script-to-transform-shift-jis-to-utf-8-encoding/

How to extract zip file which contains filenames with SHIFT_JIS encoding in Ubuntu -
http://allencch.wordpress.com/2010/12/06/how-to-extract-zip-file-which-contains-filenames-with-shift_jis-encoding-in-ubuntu/

ICU User Guide’s Conversion Data -
http://userguide.icu-project.org/conversion/data

General questions, relating to UTF or Encoding Form -
http://unicode.org/faq/utf_bom.html

Encodings of Japanese -
http://www.sljfaq.org/afaq/encodings.html

www-international@w3.org -
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-international/2003AprJun/thread.html#msg52

Convert file from ISO-8859-1 to some Japanese encoding? (iconv errors) -
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/linux-software-2/convert-file-from-iso-8859-1-to-some-japanese-encoding-iconv-errors-63069/

Windows Code page 932 -
“…Windows-31J is often mistaken for Shift JIS: while similar, the distinction is significant for computer programmers wishing to avoid mojibake, and a good reason to use the unambiguous UTF-8 instead…”
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Code_page_932

Consider avoidance of Mojibake, 文字化け, “unintelligible sequence of characters” -
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mojibake

Note:
Shift-JIS is an older variable-length encoding which does not have the “byte oriented string searching algorithm” property and therefore, makes string-matching algorithms rather complicated.

Tiny USB-Sized PC Offers 1080p HDMI Output

Tiny USB-Sized PC Offers 1080p HDMI Output -

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/Raspberry-Pi-David-Braben-Ubuntu-9-OLPC-Railroad-Tycoon,12709.html

creative. ;)

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