Release Party F14 Tokyo Report

Fedora 14 Release Party โ€“ Tokyo, Japan
When and Where

Organizers / Team

Program

  • Talking about Fedora 14. Feedback was curious about the Fedora 14 and virtual systems and security models.
  • Free style party.
  • Open discussion.

Attendees

  • Over 100 people! ๐Ÿ˜€
  • Extra Questions

    For example, one question which came up during my Fedora 14 experience was –

  • Where can I find new kernels?

Extra Thoughts

  • Advanced kernel.
  • GNOME desktop.
  • Xournal – “…this is really useful tool to help with the mundane task of โ€œeditingโ€ 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 autumn 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 heated rooms.

Requirements (DVD/USB Key copying)

  • DVD distribution as well as USB Key copying.

Release Party F14 Tokyo Report

Fedora 14 Release Party โ€“ Tokyo, Japan
When and Where

Organizers / Team

Program

  • Talking about Fedora 14. Feedback was curious about the Fedora 14 and virtual systems and security models.
  • Free style party.
  • Open discussion.

Attendees

  • Over 100 people! ๐Ÿ˜€
  • Extra Questions

    For example, one question which came up during my Fedora 14 experience was –

  • Where can I find new kernels?

Extra Thoughts

  • Advanced kernel.
  • GNOME desktop.
  • Weather in Tokyo is a factor for any event. This autumn 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 heated rooms.

Requirements (DVD/USB Key copying)

  • DVD distribution as well as USB Key copying.

ibus-handwrite – hand write recognition/input using ibus IM engine

hand write recognition/input using ibus IM engine
INSTALL

One-sentence summary of this page.
Zinnia is a simple, customizable and portable online hand recognition system based on Support Vector Machines. Zinnia simply receives user pen strokes as a sequence of coordinate data and outputs n-best characters sorted by SVM confidence. To keep portability, Zinnia doesn’t have any rendering functionality. In addition to recognition, Zinnia provides training module that allows us to create any hand-written recognition systems with low-cost.

Fedora 14 Graphics Test Days:2010-09-28, 2010-09-29, and 2010-09-30

Fedora 14 Graphics Test Days:2010-09-28, 2010-09-29, and

2010-09-30 –

The Fedora 14 Graphics Test Days are from Tuesday September 28, 2010, to Thursday September 30, 2010, at #fedora-test-day (webirc) and available for posting results even after the event. ๐Ÿ™‚

Test Cases are the following:

The images used will be the following:

An excellent opportunity to try out the graphics and provide critical feedback on the capabilities.

Fedora 14 Test Day:2010-09-23 Virtualization

Fedora 14 Test Day:2010-09-23 Virtualization

Test_Day:2010-09-23_Virtualization

https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Test_Day:2010-09-23_Virtualization

The Fedora 14 Virtualization Test Day is on Thursday September 23, 2010, from 12:00 to 21:00 UTC (8am -> 5pm EDT), at #fedora-test-day (webirc)

Test Cases are the following:

  • General Virt
  • KVM
  • libvirt
  • libguestfs, guestfish
  • As Xen Guest (DomU)
  • Network interface management

The Fedora Beta RC3 will be used at http://alt.fedoraproject.org/pub/alt/stage/14-Beta.RC3/

An excellent opportunity to try out the virtualization tools and provide critical feedback on the capabilities.

Open Source within the Enterprise. :)

Open Source within the Enterprise.ย  ๐Ÿ™‚

Some interesting snippets from a variety of sources relevant to Open Source.ย  ๐Ÿ™‚
Possibly this may be a reflection on how Fedora may be introduced into certain Enterprise settings. ๐Ÿ™‚
Enjoy.ย  ๐Ÿ™‚

Open Source Continues Its Infiltration of the Enterprise

“…’What we are seeing is the coming of age of open source. Through both our research and our work with clients, we are seeing an increase in demand for open source based on quality, reliability and speed, not just cost savings. This is a significant change from just two years ago when uptake was driven mainly by cost savings. We can expect to see this trend develop as open source continues to evolve and address even more business critical functions.’…”

Results Are In for Future of Open Source Survey

“…When asked if the economic downturn is having a good or bad effect on open source, a whopping 96 percent of survey respondents answered “good.” That was up from 81 percent in last year’s survey…”

Investment in Open Source Software Set to Rise, Accenture Survey Finds

“…The survey of 300 large organizations in both the private and public sector found that half of the respondents (50 percent) are fully committed to open source in their business while almost a third (28 percent) say they are experimenting with open source and keeping an open mind to using it. Furthermore, two-thirds of all respondents (65 percent) noted that they have a fully documented strategic approach for using open source in their business, while another third (32 percent) are developing a strategic plan. Of the organizations using open source, almost nine out of ten (88 percent) will increase their investment in the software in 2010 compared to 2009…”
“…Despite a very encouraging picture, some organizations still remain hesitant. The biggest challenge, mentioned by 35 percent of all companies, is still around training developers how to use open source. Furthermore, lack of senior management support appears to be a key reason given for not using open source software among organizations that have looked at it but ultimately chosen not to use it. Those yet to make the transition to open source also cite insufficient open source alternatives compared to proprietary software suites that would enable them to use open source confidently across their business…”

The Corporation has gone Open Source

“…While management has learned about the value of open source, they still need more education about how open-source development and communities work. As they do so, and they are going to, FOSS will be picked up even more quickly in big business IT departments…”

Fedora 14 and System Administration

Now, I am moving forward with Fedora 14 in my mind, I am trying to further integrate more useful system administration tools. ๐Ÿ™‚

Using embedded code have updates automatically done for running systems status of my current running systems at https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/User:Dramsey#Current_running_systems ๐Ÿ˜€

Lastly, I did a kernel update to 2.6.35-0.31.rc4.git4.fc14.i686.PAE on my Fedora 14 Virtual Machine on July 12, 2010 and the system set runs very well. ๐Ÿ˜€

For additional reinforcing system administration data, I am reviewing the “Fedora And Red Hat System Administration” Wikibooks at http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Fedora_And_Red_Hat_System_Administration ๐Ÿ™‚