The Fedora 11 installer is giving a hellish experience. It is failing
on every piece of HW that I tried installing on. I don't know why it
is happening like that. I do always have a prejudice about
odd-numbered release, but after F7 it cleared a bit. Now, F11 is again
I was searching on the Net about similar experiences, and got this
link that really expresses my emotion:
I don't know why it is happening like that. The robust stability
factor that was always there with anything from RedHat, is going down
and down from F8 onwards.
I think the rapidity rate of release is taking away so many good
things. So many bugs go on repeating and repeating, and without
solutions of them new releases come in line. What is this? Ubuntu has
already demonstrated what happens when you try to popularize the MS
way: you lose your forte: stability. Is Fedora trying to go that way?
I don't know if I do sound a bit bitter. But that is really what I am.
As a part of a local GNU-Linux group, the first horrible experience
on my part came with Ubuntu, when new installations on their own
started becoming messed up, even after all possibilities of becoming a
supervisor was already taken away. And now comes Fedora with its new
creativity: a self-willed anaconda partitioner. How nice was F7 and
F8, what were the harms in keeping them longer? Two of the new users
have already become afraid of using Linux.
You are developer people, much much more learned than me in this line.
Please do something.
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> Date: Mon, 27 Jul 2009 09:24:08 +0530
> From: sankarshan <sankarshan(a)fedoraproject.org>
> Subject: [fedora-india] Blogs and photos from the NIT-Agartala event ?
> To: The Fedora Project Community in India <fedora-india(a)redhat.com>
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> I noticed only Shakthi blogging - what about others who are at NIT-Agartala ?
I will be putting it up by this week. I am also mailing out the
recordings DVDs to Rangeen ; he said it will be edited & put up as
Shakthi's Fedora lectures.
I am running Fedora 10 on my system with a 256 kbps broadband
connection, using Firefox 3.0. the Internet seems to run very slow on
While on Ubuntu it just works fine, I have not been able to figure
out any reason for this.
Can anybody help me here??
Think Free, Think Open Source
Excuse for the top post.
I introduced myself to Linux with Redhat 6.0 and have used
all the release thereafter till Fedora 11.
I share the same feeling, principally one of the reasons which
prevents me to list myself as a Fedora ambassador.
On 25-Jul-09 10:25 AM, das wrote:
> Hello Friends
> The Fedora 11 installer is giving a hellish experience. It is failing
> on every piece of HW that I tried installing on. I don't know why it
> is happening like that. I do always have a prejudice about
> odd-numbered release, but after F7 it cleared a bit. Now, F11 is again
> reinvigorating it.
> I was searching on the Net about similar experiences, and got this
> link that really expresses my emotion:
> I don't know why it is happening like that. The robust stability
> factor that was always there with anything from RedHat, is going down
> and down from F8 onwards.
> I think the rapidity rate of release is taking away so many good
> things. So many bugs go on repeating and repeating, and without
> solutions of them new releases come in line. What is this? Ubuntu has
> already demonstrated what happens when you try to popularize the MS
> way: you lose your forte: stability. Is Fedora trying to go that way?
> I don't know if I do sound a bit bitter. But that is really what I am.
> As a part of a local GNU-Linux group, the first horrible experience
> on my part came with Ubuntu, when new installations on their own
> started becoming messed up, even after all possibilities of becoming a
> supervisor was already taken away. And now comes Fedora with its new
> creativity: a self-willed anaconda partitioner. How nice was F7 and
> F8, what were the harms in keeping them longer? Two of the new users
> have already become afraid of using Linux.
> You are developer people, much much more learned than me in this line.
> Please do something.
> দাশ das
> Fedora-india mailing list
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On 26-Jul-09 1:04 AM, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> On 07/26/2009 12:58 AM, Sudheer Satyanarayana wrote:
>> No offence meant to anybody in the community. But yesterday I suddenly
>> strongly felt the need for better QA and LTS.
> Would you participate in the current rawhide testing or in maintaining
> packages? That would help.
It is good to be positive and look forward to improvements in small ways.
But sometimes, we need to pause and reflect, when the larger image is in
doubt, to make far reaching corrections with reasoning and explanations.
Anyway, nothing is lost, let us look forward.
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2. But the default spellchecker is hunspell in fedora
3. How to set aspell as default instead of hunspell
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Since Free Media project is already using a trac, would it be useful for
us to follow the same process for event and media management. The
avalanche of emails for each event is getting difficult to manage.
Ideally, every time someone wants funds or media for a event, they file
a ticket and all discussions associated with the event should stay
there. It can be private if needed.
I had conducted a Fedora workshop ("GNUtsav") at National Institute of
Technology (NIT), Agartala , Tripura, India on July 18-19, 2009.
I would like to thank the Fedora project for sponsoring the event.
Special thanks to the student volunteers who worked hard in organizing
the event. Mention must be made for the support of the faculty, Prof.
Swapan Debbarma, Prof. Anupam Jamatia ("ajnr" on freenode), and Prof.
My presentation sessions included:
* i-want-2-do-project. tell-me-wat-2-do-fedora.
* Badam Halwa of Embedded Systems
* di-git-ally managing love letters
* Fedora Electronic Lab (demo)
* Packaging RPM -- Red hot, Paneer (butter) Masala
The presentations are available from:
It has only been two years since this Institution has started. It is
25 km from Agartala city. The Institute has 50% reservation for State
students, and 50% for students coming through an All India Engineering
Entrance Examination. People speak Hindi, English, Bengali, and
Guwahati, Assam is the main connectivity for this part of the world,
or, flying from Kolkatta, West Bengal is the other option. Subsidized
rate flights are available from major domestic carriers in India.
Helicopter service between North-Eastern States is also available,
but, is expensive. Bus journey from Guwahati, Assam to Agartala,
Tripura is very tedious, and might take atleast 24 hours. When passing
through the dense forests, CPRF  escort is required due to
insurgency problems in forest areas.
Students have access to distros at the labs, as well as in the hostel.
Power cuts are quite common here. Mobile cell coverage is nil or works
at only few places. Internet connectivity is nil or very slow on
campus. Hence, we have provided them with an offline Fedora 10
repository (around 24 GB) that they can use in their computers or in
the LAN. Special thanks also goes to dgplug user group from Durgapur,
West Bengal for the offline repos . There are few browsing centers
in the city that students can use, but have to travel the distance
from the campus. Work is in progress to provide students with a Fedora
Agartala is a very scenic, lush green, and very peaceful place.
Hopefully when the construction work on campus is completed in the
next six months, they will be better equipped with Internet access for
communicating online, and for VoIP sessions.
As customary, here are few photos that I took during the trip:
 NIT, Agartala, Tripura user group mailing list.
 Durgapur, West Bengal user group. http://dgplug.org/intro/
 CRPF. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_Reserve_Police_Force