Fedora 26 Server - MBS setting up and Building modules

First off, let me be very clear up-front: normally, I write my blog articles to be approachable by readers of varying levels of technical background (or none at all). This will not be one of those. This will be a deep dive into the very bowels of the sausage factory.
This blog post assumes that the reader is aware of the Fedora Modularity Initiative and would like to learn how to build their very own modules for inclusion into the Fedora Project. I will guide you through the creation of a simple module built from existing Fedora Project packages on the “F26” branch.
To follow along, you will need a good working knowledge of the git source-control system (in particular, Fedora’s “dist-git“) as well as being generally comfortable around Fedora system tools such as dnf and python.
Setting up the Module Build Service For the purposes of this blog, I am going to use Fedora 26 (the most recent stable release of Fedora) . To follow along, please install Fedora 26 Server on a bare-metal or v…

FOSSWave Session 207-06-21

The day started with a bunch of students from Chennai coming to Red Hat office in Bangalore to learn more about how to use FOSS technologies and start upstream contribution.

The day started with Smit Thakkar talking about Git and Github. This was mostly a hands on session where Smit talked about What is version control system and how it works.He walked though how to put the code to github and how people can solve merge conflicts.

The next half of the session was taken by Buvanesh Kumar, this was on virtualization , types of virtualization and how attendees can create VMs. This was beneficial to people who are starting with linux for the first time.

The third session was on Perf and Scale, where Saurabh spoke about how to get the most out of the resources available at your disposal. The key topics included how to scale up httpd to handle a large number of concurrent requests, how to monitor and analyze the resource usage of your applications using open source tools such as collectd, stats…

Kernel Performance Testing on ARM

This post will be talking about , how you can do kernel regression , stress and performance testing on ARM architecture.

Setup: To set up your ARM device , you need an image to get started. I was intending to test the latest compose(Fedora 26 1.4 Beta on Raspberry Pi 3 Model B). Download the file (Workstation raw-xz for armhfp) or any variant that you want to test.

Once the file is download, all you need to do is to get a SD card and write the img in the card.

There are two ways of doing it using "Fedora Media Writer" which can now burn the image for ARM devices. The other way is the old dd , here is how you do it using dd

Once the dd has executed itself successfully , its time to plug in the SD in ARM device and boot it up. Once the ARM device is booted up all you need to do is to
clone the kernel test suite from here

Dependencies and Execution: You will need 2 packages

You can install them by executing "sudo dnf install fedora-python gcc" …

[Restrospection] Fedora QA Global Onboarding Call 2017-06-03

We had a Fedora QA onboarding on 2017-06-03 and it was successful the Agenda and the Feedback can be found on this etherpad. People from different countries and regions found the call useful.

Few changes which made things better 1. Using bluejeans was smooth and better than Hangouts.
2. Starting the doodle 2 weeks before the call and giving enough time to vote.
3. Using a bunch of quick links as reference points and then explaining.

Action Items 1. Consistency is the key to success , doing the onboarding call every 2 months will be more engaging. Also , it gives a sense of assurance to the new contributors to simply plug themselves up in one of these calls and start from there even if they miss one , they would still be able to contribute to the release cycle. The proposal is to create a wiki page and link it up to Fedora QA Join where people will benefit from it.

2. Feedback , FAQ ,Quick Links, Logs and recordings should be marked and kept in a wiki page which will const…

Fedora QA Onboarding Call 2017-06-03 1400-1500 UTC

There is a going to be a Fedora QA On Boarding Call 2017-06-03 1400-1500 UTC over blue jeans, while release validation for Fedora Beta 1.3 is underway , this is good time to get started. In this call we will be talking about how you as a contributor can get started with Fedora QA. The agenda can be found on this etherpad .

Hope to see you all!

Test Day DNF 2.0

Tuesday, 2017-05-09, is the DNF 2.0 Test Day! As part of this planned Change for Fedora 26, we need your help to test DNF 2.0!
Why test DNF 2.0? DNF-2 is the upstream DNF version, the only version actively developed. Currently the upstream contains many user requested features, increased compatibility with yum and over 30 bug fixes. To DNF-1 back porting of patches from upstream is difficult and only critical security and usability fixes will be cherry-picked to Fedora.

With DNF 2.0 in places,users can notice usability improvements of DNF like better messages during resolution errors, showing whether package was installed as weak dependency, better handling of obsolete packages, less tracebacks, etc. One command line option and one configuration option changed semantic so DNF could behave differently in some way (these changes are compatible with yum but incompatible with DNF-1)We hope to see whether it’s working well enough and catch any remaining issues.
We need your hel…

[Fedora Classroom] Fedora QA 101 and 102

This post will be summing up what we will be covering as a part of Fedora QA classroom this season. The idea is to understand how to do things the right way and to increase contributors.

The topics covered will be:

1. Working with Fedora
2. Installing on VM(s)
3. Configuring and Installing fedora
4. Fedora Release Cycle
5. Live boot and Fedora Media Writer
6. Setting up accounts
7. Types of testing
8. Finding Test Cases
9. Writing Test Cases for Packages
10. Github
11. Bugzilla
12. Release Validation Testing 13. Update Testing 14. Manual Testing
14.1 Release validation
14.2 Update Testing

The 102 will cover Automated Testing and How to Host your own test days during the release cycle.

To make the workflow smooth , we have made a book which will act as an reference even after the classrooms are over.