1. Home
  2. Cloud Computing
  3. Red Hat Fedora Goes to FOSDEM

Red Hat Fedora Goes to FOSDEM


I had the pleasure of going to FOSDEM this year and the annual spectacular didn’t cease to deliver. During this year’s conference, my second FOSDEM, I worked with Brian Stinson of CentOS fame to produce the Distributions Devroom.

FOSDEM gets busier every year and the Distributions Devroom was no different. For almost the entire day, the room was filled and we were routinely turning people away for lack of seats. The few times there was a dip in attendance seemed tied to the topic and not the time. This leads us to believe that the program was well balanced and represented the current thoughts and interests around distributions.

The schedule contained:

  • A talk about rolling releases replacing timed releases
  • A rapid-fire list of the goals that were accomplished to bring Homebrew to 1.0.0
  • The folks from Mageia helping us understand what it takes to fork a major distribution and (re)build the community around it
  • The process by which SUSE documents the distribution
  • How OSBS and OpenQA power distribution building and release preparation
  • A talk on the continuous build process used by RDO, an OpenStack distribution
  • How Fedora is redefining the distribution with a core + modules concept called modularity
  • Using btrfs, an overlay file system, for transactional updates of rolling releases
  • Uow using musl libc has improved Alpine and code in general
  • Thinking about the installation of language specific packages, in this case npm, using the functional model from the Nix package manager
  • A brief history of the packaging challenges of MySQL and MariaDB
  • Expanding the definition of source code include more than just what may come initially to mind, including an interesting discussion around the data sets used to pre-train neural networks
  • Using traditional Linux distributions, in this case Fedora, to power Internet of Things (IoT) devices and gateways

Read the entire article here, Fedora Goes to FOSDEM

via the fine folks at Red Hat.

Red Hat Red Hat is at the forefront of open source software development for enterprise IT, with a broad portfolio of products and services for commercial markets. Learn more by watching videos from our customers, partners, and solution experts.

Featured Resources:

Related Articles:


White Papers

‘All You Need to Know About Microsoft Windows Nano Server’ Veeam White Paper

Now updated for Windows Server 2016 GA release! You probably heard about Windows Nano Server already … but what is it exactly, and how do you get started with it? What value will it bring to your environment? Nano Server is a headless, 64-bit only deployment option for Windows Server 2016. Microsoft created this component specifically with […]


Download Commvault VM Backup and Recovery: end-to-end VM backup, recovery and cloud management

Commvault’s ability to provide end-to-end VM backup, recovery and cloud management creates a significantly better way to build, protect and optimize VMs throughout their lifecycle. Our best-in-class software for VM backup, recovery and cloud management delivers a number of significant benefits, including: VM recovery with live recovery options; backup to and in the cloud; custom-fit […]

On-Demand Webinars

Architecting for today’s desktop environments – FSLogix On-Demand Webinar

October 19, 2017 Webinar with David Young, Solutions Architect and Product Champion, and Brandon Lee, Solutions Marketer. Video Recording of a live demo of FSLogix and an overview of the latest release of FSLogix Apps featuring Roaming XenApp Email Search and OneDrive App along with Skype for Business Global Address List and Device Based Licensing. […]

Latest Videos

Current State of EUC – E2EVC Video

Session from @E2EVC 2017 Orlando. For event information please visit www.e2evc.com/home. For slides, additional info etc please contact the presenter directly on Twitter. For best video and sound quality do visit the event! This video is from the fine folks at E2EVC Conference

Views All IT News on DABCC.com
Views All IT Videos on DABCC.com
Win a Tesla P100D

Visit Our Sponsors