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Fedora QA Onboarding Call 2017-08-07 at 1330UTC

The votes are in!


The next Fedora QA Onboarding Call is on 2017-08-07 at 1330UTC -1430 UTC over blue jeans, while Fedora 27 is having couple of major changes underway , this is good time to get started. In this call we will be talking about how you as a contributor can get started with Fedora QA. The agenda can be found on this etherpad .

Hope to see you all!

Fedora 26 Release Party Bangalore

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It's always good to celebrate releases. In Fedora, we celebrate the release by holding a release party wherein the fedora users and contributors comes forward and learn about new features in Fedora and how they can contribute to the upstream project.


People from different colleges from Bangalore joined us on 2017-07-22 at Red Hat Bangalore Office to celebrate. As many of the students were new to Open Source , Saurabh Badhwar took the first session briefing about FOSS and Fedora. He shared his story as how he started using Fedora and later started contributing to the same.



Followed by Saurabh's talk , I[sumantrom] went up and started to speak about the new features in Fedora 26 and some upcoming things which are coming in Fedora 27. The major changes which were covered other than version bumps of DNF , Gnome and languages were Modularity.


It was time to celebrate for all the new features we worked on and we will be using for years to come. It sure was the perfect time , to cut…

Fedora 26 Server - MBS setting up and Building modules

First off, let me be very clear up-front: normally, I write my blog articles to be approachable by readers of varying levels of technical background (or none at all). This will not be one of those. This will be a deep dive into the very bowels of the sausage factory.
This blog post assumes that the reader is aware of the Fedora Modularity Initiative and would like to learn how to build their very own modules for inclusion into the Fedora Project. I will guide you through the creation of a simple module built from existing Fedora Project packages on the “F26” branch.
To follow along, you will need a good working knowledge of the git source-control system (in particular, Fedora’s “dist-git“) as well as being generally comfortable around Fedora system tools such as dnf and python.
Setting up the Module Build Service For the purposes of this blog, I am going to use Fedora 26 (the most recent stable release of Fedora) . To follow along, please install Fedora 26 Server on a bare-metal or v…

FOSSWave Session 207-06-21

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The day started with a bunch of students from Chennai coming to Red Hat office in Bangalore to learn more about how to use FOSS technologies and start upstream contribution.

The day started with Smit Thakkar talking about Git and Github. This was mostly a hands on session where Smit talked about What is version control system and how it works.He walked though how to put the code to github and how people can solve merge conflicts.







The next half of the session was taken by Buvanesh Kumar, this was on virtualization , types of virtualization and how attendees can create VMs. This was beneficial to people who are starting with linux for the first time.




The third session was on Perf and Scale, where Saurabh spoke about how to get the most out of the resources available at your disposal. The key topics included how to scale up httpd to handle a large number of concurrent requests, how to monitor and analyze the resource usage of your applications using open source tools such as collectd, stats…

Kernel Performance Testing on ARM

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This post will be talking about , how you can do kernel regression , stress and performance testing on ARM architecture.

Setup: To set up your ARM device , you need an image to get started. I was intending to test the latest compose(Fedora 26 1.4 Beta on Raspberry Pi 3 Model B). Download the file (Workstation raw-xz for armhfp) or any variant that you want to test.

Once the file is download, all you need to do is to get a SD card and write the img in the card.

There are two ways of doing it using "Fedora Media Writer" which can now burn the image for ARM devices. The other way is the old dd , here is how you do it using dd





Once the dd has executed itself successfully , its time to plug in the SD in ARM device and boot it up. Once the ARM device is booted up all you need to do is to
clone the kernel test suite from here


Dependencies and Execution: You will need 2 packages
1.gcc
2.fedora-python

You can install them by executing "sudo dnf install fedora-python gcc" …

[Restrospection] Fedora QA Global Onboarding Call 2017-06-03

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We had a Fedora QA onboarding on 2017-06-03 and it was successful the Agenda and the Feedback can be found on this etherpad. People from different countries and regions found the call useful.

Few changes which made things better 1. Using bluejeans was smooth and better than Hangouts.
2. Starting the doodle 2 weeks before the call and giving enough time to vote.
3. Using a bunch of quick links as reference points and then explaining.

Action Items 1. Consistency is the key to success , doing the onboarding call every 2 months will be more engaging. Also , it gives a sense of assurance to the new contributors to simply plug themselves up in one of these calls and start from there even if they miss one , they would still be able to contribute to the release cycle. The proposal is to create a wiki page and link it up to Fedora QA Join where people will benefit from it.

2. Feedback , FAQ ,Quick Links, Logs and recordings should be marked and kept in a wiki page which will const…

Fedora QA Onboarding Call 2017-06-03 1400-1500 UTC

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There is a going to be a Fedora QA On Boarding Call 2017-06-03 1400-1500 UTC over blue jeans, while release validation for Fedora Beta 1.3 is underway , this is good time to get started. In this call we will be talking about how you as a contributor can get started with Fedora QA. The agenda can be found on this etherpad .

Hope to see you all!