Showing posts from September, 2016

Fedora 25 i18n test day 2016-09-28

Hey All, this is a call for action for the internationalization[i18n] test day which is happening tomorrow and we will like to have people testing the keyboard layouts of different languages and emojis.

How to test
If you test with an installed system, make sure you have all the current updates installed, using the update manager, especially if you use the Alpha images.Grab a copy latest nightly , you can get it here .
Once you are done you can start testing out for :
ibus; ibus-typing-booster; ibus-bogo (Vietnamese); ibus-hangul (Hangul); ibus-kkc (Japanese); ibus-libpinyin (Simplified Chinese); ibus-libzhuyin (Traditional Chinese); ibus-m17n (I…

Software Freedom Day Punjab!

SOFTWARE FREEDOM DAY PUNJAB 2016 Although making a software free to use, modify and redistribute was started as fun but was fortunately the first step towards the Digital or Cyber Freedom. And we tech lover of Punjab do understand this very well, so we bunch of people gathered to Celebrate “SOFTWARE FREEDOM DAY”. I along with the help and support of Fedora Team, Student Space and Mozilla held to organise an event where we can actually celebrate the day by learning more about open source , ways to contribute in, motivate others to come and contribute for the cause. The event started at 10:30 in a small room of student space. We were 20 in numbers including 4 girls. Few of them are from industries, few of them are collage students while some of them were even in high schools. I started with the reason why we celebrate Software Freedom Day and little history of Open Source. I explained them how Mozilla and other giants are contributing in open source world and why should we contribute in…

Event Report for MozCoffee Indore Connected Devices September Edition

The event report for Indore Community meetup 22nd Sept 2016

This meetup was focused to make sure that we update the Indore community about the new Mozilla India restructure . The initial idea is to make sure that we have the key concepts of community (Meta , Functional and Focus) teams clearly conveyed . The meet-up had around 35 mozillians participating from nearby cities.

Later in the evening just to give a full action plan , Pushpita  who talked about Mozilla Campus . In this they introduced how the whole of FSA program is being restructured with a lot of brainstorming to ensure every mozilla club can operate nicely and be proactive .

Shubham Geete , talked about web VR in details and he explained mozVR . He talked about how people can create VR content on the web using aframe. The participants were amazed to see the power of three.js and WebGL.

As every mozcoffee , we had a discussion on a futuristic technology which is connected devices , we briefed the people about structure…

FOSSwave Goa

This post will is where i am going to talk about how we executed the planned activities for IoT in Goa. First of all thanks to Espressotive headed by Sudhir Shetty and CIBA for doing all the prep works right from registration to our accommodation .

The primary agenda was IoT although to get all the students up to the speed , we started with basic webpage structure and how to nodejs can come handy to write web servers.

So the agenda went like, we started talking about HTML5 , CSS 3 and JS to write webpages which was taken by Mrinal Jain , Mozilla Rep from Indore . He used Webmaker tools to explain the basic structure of the webpage and how web works in general.

Soon after the basics were clear we moved ahead and I (sumantro, Fedora QA intern at Red Hat) started talking about how a server works and what node.js helps us. The session was more around building the very idea about what are different types of pub-sub frameworks/protocols (MQTT) which ensure a standard way of interfacing an…

Rust meets Fedora

What is Rust? Rust is a systems programming language which runs blazing fast , prevents almost all crashes , segfaults and data races.  Most of the people now would wonder exactly why do you require another programming language , we already have a lot of them.
I'll try to explain exactly why ..

Safety Vs Control We have often seen this spectrum where , we have C/C++ which has more control of the hardware which it's running on , enabling the developer to optimize the performance by executing finer control over the assembly generated. However, this is not very safe; it's easier to segfault or to cause security bugs like heartbleed.

On the other hand ,  we have languages like Python , ruby and JS where the developer has very little control of what's going on but they are very safe . They can't get segfaults  , you can get exceptions but they are pretty contained . And somewhere in the middle , there's Java and few others which are good mixture of both - control of…

Mozilla India Meetup 2016

This blog post is a token to thanks to all those people who came together and all the mentors who helped shape the future of Mozilla India . My journey starts from Bangalore on sunny afternoon. After reaching pune , I could see lots of my friends checkin at Holiday Inn. All thanks to Prathamesh and all of the logistics team behind the effort of booking tickets to arranging cabs from Pune airport to the venue.

As I reached the venue, I found many of my mozillian friends there in the hotel lobby chatting up with each other. After checking in , I realized it was a traditional day , although I didn't have any traditional wear with me , but posed for a pic !

Day one started , The first half we had talks on Mozilla India story and understanding why the need for community re-structuring. Ankit and George took the first part of the session and then followed by Deb and Kaustav who explained how proposal , which was printed and distributed to everyone during registration. The proposal righ…