Today Fedora and the Seneca Centre for Development of Open Technology (CDOT) are announcing the release of Pidora 18 (pidora.ca), an optimized Fedora remix for the Raspberry Pi. It’s based on a brand new build of Fedora for the ARMv6 architecture with greater speed and includes packages from the Fedora 18 package set. It’s also the launch of the Pidora name.
- Almost all of the Fedora 18 package set available via yum (thousands of packages were built from the official Fedora repository and made available online)
- Compiled specifically to take advantage of the hardware already built into the Raspberry Pi
- Graphical first-boot configuration (with additional modules specifically made for the Raspberry Pi)
- Compact initial image size (for fast downloads) and auto-resize (for maximum storage afterwards)
- Auto-swap creation available to allow for larger memory usage
- C, Python, & Perl programming languages available & included in the SD card image
- Initial release of headless mode can be used with setups lacking a monitor or display
- IP address information can be read over the speakers and flashed with the LED light
- For graphical operation, Gedit text editor can be used with plugins (python console, file manager, syntax highlighting) to serve as a mini-graphical IDE
- For console operation, easy-to-use text editors are included (nled, nano, vi) plus Midnight Commander for file management
- Includes libraries capable of supporting external hardware such as motors and robotics (via GPIO, I2C, SPI)
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If you’re planning to come to Red Hat Summit next month, you’ll have plenty of chances to learn more about OpenStack in 12 sessions on various aspects, including:
Introduction to Red Hat OpenStack
Red Hat has contributed to OpenStack for more than a year, and is committed to releasing a commercial product based on the project. In this session, Chuck Dubuque and Gerry Riveros will provide an overview of Red Hat OpenStack and detail:
- How Red Hat OpenStack is different from community distributions
- Red Hat’s OpenStack strategy
- Where OpenStack fits in an open hybrid cloud infrastructure (spanning datacenter virtualization, private, and public cloud)
OpenStack: Core Components & Capabilities
OpenStack complements Red Hat’s cloud products by enabling enterprises and service providers to build an open source Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) platform. In this Taste of Training session, Bowe Strickland will introduce OpenStack’s core components and capabilities. Additionally, attendees will gain hands on experience performing basic tasks in a live OpenStack environment.
Integration of Storage, OpenStack & Virtualization
In this session, senior product and engineering leaders from Red Hat’s cloud, storage, and vitualization teams will outline the integration roadmap for Red Hat Storage, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, and Red Hat OpenStack.
Red Hat OpenStack Performance & Scale
In this session, Mark Wagner will review performance and scale testing of Red Hat OpenStack, including management platform performance and individual node performance. He will also discuss the tools, methodologies, and strategies used in the testing. And using test data from Red Hat’s Performance Lab, Mark will demonstrate tunings that improve performance and show where these tunings will be applied to improve out-of-the-box performance. He will also reveal tips and tricks for achieving higher density.
>> Get the complete details and find more OpenStack sessions.
Is your project open source enough? Are you? Are you doing enough for your communities? Accusations like these are getting thrown around more and more, often in the simple form, “X isn’t really open.” It’s a question we’ve even asked ourselves from time to time when we post stories on opensource.com—is this a real example of openness? But what is “open enough?” And does it really matter?
There comes a point in any community’s growth where the collective consciousness starts to feel threatened by newcomers. You know it’s happened on a mailing list or web forum when you see posts that start, “I miss when this group used to be…” And if you search Google for the phrase “not really open source,” you get 1,800,000 results, suggesting that the broader open source community has officially reached that time.
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