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.


F25-20170510 Updated Lives Available (4.10.14-200 kernel + Patch for cve-2017-7895)

We in the Respins SIG are pleased to mention the latest series of Updated Live Respins carrying the 4.10.14-200 Kernel which IS patched for CVE2017-7895 [[rhsa]]. 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/


GPG Clearsigned CHECKSUM Files: Using KeyID: E3A735D20D29A7157E991D6897DCB0E07AC3421D

Fingerprint: E3A7 35D2 0D29 A715 7E99  1D68 97DC B0E0 7AC3 421D

CHECKSUM512-20170510 (ISO Checksum hashes)

Hash: SHA256

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Version: GnuPG v2


HASHSUM512-20170510 (Torrent Checksum Hashes)

Hash: SHA256

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Version: GnuPG v2


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.