Friday, April 3, 2009

IRC Sessions this weekend @ Fedora Classroom

Three IRC sessions this weekend. The following topics are planned to be discussed.

  1. Setting up a virtual router network environment using User Mode Linux on Fedora Linux
  2. Introduction to Netlink Sockets in Linux Kernel
  1. Introduction to busybox and Qemu on Fedora

For timings and other information, visit Fedora Classroom

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Event Report on Fedora Talk in OSI Days Chennai

I am extremely thrilled and pleased to announce that my talk in OSI Days was a real good success. The talk was quite short and I started off with
A Survey on how many in the audience have heard about Fedora and there was quite a good number and then I started off with the following

1. What is Fedora
2. What's the Speciality of the Fedora Project
* Software Installation a breeze
* Targets End Users and Developers
* Package upgradation done so easy using yum and packagekit
3. What role does Redhat Play in contributing to fedora.
4. What's the role I play in Fedora
* As an ambassador
* Packagekit Contributor
* Mentoring new people
5. What's the advantage in Contributing to Fedora and i asked interested people to get my email ID offline to know more on how to contribute and I assured them that i could help them to get into World Of Open Source Software through Fedora.
6. Question & answers

Then people when i got off the stage asked for my email IDs and have asked me to give talks in LUG and lot of people had questions like

"i want to do some programming but i am not sure how do i do it in Ubuntu " these sort of questions came up and then i took that opportunity to tell them that i would help you do that by asking them to install fedora and assured them that they could copy of DVD from me. Lot of students wanted to do projects but they didn't know how to get into Fedora so i answered those questions and have asked them to contact me through email and then i would bring them onto the IRC channels. I have also asked them to log in to #fedora-classroom on the April First Weekend where i would be taking IRC sessions on kernel topics and Virtualization.

I strongly feel that this would bring in more users and contributors and I would be giving more talks too in the future.

It was a pretty exciting day and i would be sharing some photos soon .

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Open Source Conference & Expo by OSI in chennai

The Open Source Conference by OSI is gonna start from March 12th to March 14th and i would be representing fedora there hopefully :). Event report would be sent after the conference.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Aircell uses Fedora in aircrafts

Yeah Aircell uses fedora for its flight software . Aircell is a world leader in providing airbone communications and the software runs on Fedora on all the flights which uses aircell communication software.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Release of Packagekit 0.4.4 and Gnome Packagekit 0.4.4

Packagekit 0.4.4 and Gnome Packagekit 0.4.4 is released. To get the latest version download the tarballs from this location

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Breaking the Silence !

This blog has been silent for so many months, couldnt really write or post something useful so i thought i should break the silence by starting to write some cool stuff.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

What am i upto these days !!!

Its been quite some time close to a month since i wrote something. Well I have been reading some stuff on the kernel especially on the Networking subystem on the packet flow. I am trying to integrate RIP into the kernel as a kernel module. Should be a real good and challenging experience and also trying to have VRF support in the kernel.

Oh Wait ! that reminds me of the write up that i wrote on Networking which is uploaded to the wiki

Looks Interesting.I hope to add more into the wiki in the near future.