F26 Live Respins Test Builds available, *** Call for additional testers ***

With the recent public release of Fedora 26, we in the Respins SIG, have begun testing of Fedora 26 builds.  These test builds include:

Cinnamon (CINN)



LXQT (LXQT) — New addition with Fedora 26, additional/heavy testing requested.


Sugar On A Stick (SOAS) – Educational spin, tailored to youth and those with cognitive problems, (i.e. rehab after a stroke)

Gnome Workstation (WORK)


Please grab the ISOs from [ http://de.fspin.org/Testing/ ] or  [ http://tx.fspin.org/Testing/ ]. If you happen to see multiple runs there unless otherwise asked to, test the newest date run.


It is planned to have any build issues worked out by mid-August and by the start of Fall term having Official 26 Respins replace the present 25 builds.

For any questions, feel free to join us on IRC, [ ircs://irc.chat.freenode.net/#fedora-respins ].







F25 Updated Lives Available (4.11.6-201)

We in the Respins SIG are pleased to mention the latest series of Updated Live Respins carrying the 4.11.6-201 Kernel.  These respins use the livemedia-creator tool packaged in the default Fedora repo and following the guide here as well as using the scripts located here.

As Always  there are available @  http://tinyurl.com/live-respins2

For those needing a non-shortened url that expands to https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/alt/live-respins/



Updated Fedora Lives Available (4.10.16-200) Memorial Weekend Run


We in the Respins SIG are pleased to mention the latest series of Updated Live Respins carrying the 4.10.16-200 Kernel.  These respins use the livemedia-creator tool packaged in the default Fedora repo and following the guide here as well as using the scripts located here.

As Always  there are available @  http://tinyurl.com/live-respins2

For those needing a non-shortened url that expands to https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/alt/live-respins/

This round will be noticeably missing from it’s usual gpg clearsigned CHECKSUM|HASHSUM files hosted on https://community.ameridea.net due to a key cycling operation.  This post will be updated with the  new KeyID|Fingerprint next week however, next run will be the first run with that key in play.


Fedora @ BitCamp 2017: Event Report

So what is Bitcamp?   Bitcamp is an MLH sponsored Hackathon.  A Hackathon is more or less as one of this year’s attendees’ tweeted: “Bitcamp is like woodstock for nerds!!”. where hackers and mentors work together in this case over a 36 hour period to:

  1. make some new technology (or extension of existing one) –i.e. new or better module for VR controller, DIY Arduino Thermostats, IP camera monitors.
  2. Learn how to code (in most if not all languages out there and used)
  3. Network with vendors, other attendees, vendors and make more connections that can help them or their teammates in future ventures/learning.

We (Mike Depaulo and I) attended Bitcamp for yet a second year this past weekend.  We showcased Fedora’s Security and Robotics Labs as well as Workstation. I personally spent a large portion of my time helping several teams with mostly Web app/Website design and implementation of 2 Factor/multi-factor back-end support  (namely the OAuth2 and OpenID APIs).  DVD Media of 25 Workstation was in HIGH demand, so much so that of the 100 DVDs we had at the start by the start of Saturday morning’s Breakfast we had to start rationing distribution so as to have some throughout the event.

Surprising to me was the,  in general, decent knowledge of 2FA/MFA but the lack of its implementation server side for apps, largely due to, from what I heard from hackers, ‘It’s too hard, and will take longer than the hackathon to implement and polish up the app!!”. Thankfully in the case of the team behind ‘Scandicash’ a currency brokerage startup in attendance I was working with, we proved that statement wrong!!.  The public facing site is still in the works so sadly no link for publishing at the time of this report.

During intermittent wifi stability, I happened to show a few very interested Developers some of the finer things and options of Cockpit and using locally stored mirrors for development pods and deployment. (That part was REAL fun).

Sadly, I was called back to work mid-event but I was pleased with the connections and time I was able to spend with my colleague Mike AND the hackers and other vendors.  I was even asked about having Fedora sponsor or at least provide mentors for a few NE hackathons in the coming fall term, Namely YCPHacks and HoyaHacks



With any luck, Fedora will be in attendance in some manner for at least one of those upcoming Hackathons.

In closing, I’d love to give a few shootouts,

BSN, Back Stage Networks, in collaboration with MAX Media for the Donated Ethernet and whilst dodgy at times also the WiFi. With special Shootouts to Dan and Josh.

UofMD, Events / Concessions Staff, This was a VERY WELL executed Hackathon 

Major League Hacking, who works with SEVERAL Universities and sponsors/partners to make such Hackathons like Bitcamp a recurring success.

and of course, not the least of them all ALL of you HACKERS, that continue to push both your mentors and technology/mindsets to and often beyond the current perceived envelope of feasibility and doing it year round in 24-48 hour cram sessions where Humble mentors/sponsors like my colleague and I and Fedora may continue to be amazed.




First F25 Updated Live Respins are Now Available.

New year, and a new set of Updated lives, this time it’s Fedora 25.  If someone desires an one off updated live still for the Fedora 24 series thru it’s remaining lifecycle ( ~ July 2017) they can reach out to the team for help or a one-off, please understand that this will be at a time/resource permitting basis for F24 now.

With the Fedora 25 gold release, at the tail end of last year, there were many things added/enhanced, check out F25 Release Notes for more on that.  With this first Updated Set comes an average of  675Mb of updates across all 7  Desktop Environments (DEs).

This first set carries the 4.8.16-300 Kernel for 25, and with Fedora 25 the frequency will slow down ( or at least space out some) to every even point release. i.e. 4.8.16~>4.8.18 (or more likely  4.9.2~> 4.9.4).

The Set includes (all x86_64, x86 via special request ONLY):

Cinnamon, KDE, LXDE, MATE, SOAS (Sugar on a Stick-Education), WORK (Gnome), XFCE

As has become the customary thing here:  CHECKSUM512-2017011 |  HASHSUM512-20170111 on my VPS and on cross seeding hosts are GPG Signed, but with a new updated all ECC key:


Key fingerprint = 9398 803D EE7F 6F37 C20A C57E 0AA2 5C08 35E7 81E7

$ cat CHECKSUM512-20170111

Hash: SHA512

b8e6d7efa2084aa23c05125b8f27774d87e63f36dfd6ce7de991b171903d6a2c0564c76d692750012f33b4c56be063c1eff510676230152930bf8c1ea7e2a6d2 F25-Cinn-x86_64-20170111.iso
3ca7802f302ae7180c00195636288800a2c6dc2428a9b0d3bd0de0ff72bbf542da0f7a0030982e946e0dfcfde2c650083a92e68c7c8a180264235127fa873746 F25-KDE-x86_64-20170111.iso
0e81e817aeac0cdd4567f990a41b7a3765aa481b12e53f4c486b70fa262e99cc08f887cc7c4b51570f3f4238f63203a66b4ed27ff2ffffb20bd89eba016ccc4b F25-LXDE-x86_64-20170111.iso
d6f3b5dca6f6e057cb20fd384361797fb71417ed939284ae94e94b883af9b61b0f3c1868755c8ed975b8b4223969421c057951da04703e7b5337c9efc1677cc9 F25-MATE-x86_64-20170111.iso
a0942f2adddc892cb7f7041a52e29ef8e43513b16633ba322323e0e3e1e80af9c2a4e7bcee087dc0a670959f941641d470f1df9dc12d2fcfc5d273d7cef4d7a6 F25-SOAS-x86_64-20170111.iso
19b57de3d158aefdcffbf0f04e128a3e8a187b74108bc9b8a8b551e62f026682f07697ab38197cfccd787363bf61408d4756142a4337e33bb049f43e5a202d37 F25-source-20170111.iso
147a04e01f0f8d3900614ee3a87d85e6877a0bb64d684e525648da7397d2cdccb0ab572d43cac0c354961a95dfbcc70ae1f9c9f2450e14f2bc74c91932281909 F25-WORK-x86_64-20170111.iso
bbb02aa7410bc62ad26f3771e2f693ca956656e259c1b11ec7a78b8aba03b6aebece9c1611d541748bfd80ba0a00091cb156d007ebd0a86af256740390010b0c F25-XFCE-x86_64-20170111.iso


$ cat HASHSUM512-20170111

Hash: SHA512

fcf12b9dc2821b40c5dcf57806762d969e9e6b91 –
641f1ad252e759165feeae298ab5f68dd5c247c6 –
e7cd7ce710a0fac2dd4b066d964bc853f9a61993 –
dffe7668d353fb6ffb320f9c13ea1e7c40b9553b –
bb1ef41487e84844048ccda11b7a98df9dd38b96 –


Please forward any questions,  for one-offs making your own or seeding/hosting these ISOs to the team at ircs://chat.freenode.net/#fedora,#kk4ewt or email me at linuxmodder AT fedoraproject DOT org OR sheldon DOT corey AT openmailbox DOT org.