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Building some packages for K28 let's see how it goes.

Hello my name is Jeremiah Summers (JMiahMan), in the past I have worked on multiple Linux distros. Currently I have just been building a limited lxqt based distro based off Mageia. In the past I used github, travis-ci, and copper. Currently I am using gitlab and gitlab-ci with my own openstack environment for the ci runners to run rpm builds in docker. I build the rpms I need, manage my own minimal repo, and build nightly ISOs. I'm fairly certain I can at least keep Korora up to date with Fedora, maybe not as fast and as awesome as Chris and Ian, but I would love the challenge and I would love to help, so I am going to give it a try. Let me know if you want me to go away, but until then, off I go!

In learning kp and working with packages on Fedora to try and build a K28 version I have ran across a packaging issue with the kp package. Here's the pull request: https://github.com/kororaproject/kp-kp/pull/1

Not sure if anyone can approve it.

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We usually leave PR's to firnsy as he is the developer in our small group.

Okay, so I have decided to mirror what's on github to gitlab so I can update without getting a bunch of PRs approved. I also have some gitlab-ci runners and an openstack environment setup to house them, along with the Fedora 28 repos cached in nexus (a repository manager).

Basically what I am saying is I have taken what's in the K27 repos found their source packages compared that with what's in github (the kp- repos) and created a default gitlab-ci file that on any git commit builds the rpm for me and places it in a testing repository I have hosted.

It's here: http://unity-linux.org/pub/korora/testing/28/x86_64/

More packages will be added through the next few days.

Things are not completely done of course and once I have successful builds of the majority of packages I will go back and update them to their latest versions. They have been built though on Fedora 28. Once I feel those are tested and working I'll then turn to canvas to build an ISO (if all goes well) and automate that process as well. Also note I have no one's approval or blessing to do this. This is all un-official. If it kills your cat blame me. A long time ago I helped with Korora (K19) and in that experience I gained the upmost respect for Chris and Ian, and noticed Kororaa grew into something great from back when I had first used it for it's awesome Xgl capabilities. I'm also a adjunct professor at a local college (by night and Sr. Linux Admin by day) and I have been pointing people to Korora in the RHCSA courses I teach because it's friendly enough to be on your desktop, but RedHat enough to still learn RHCSA basics. It was a day defining shock to me when I read it was going on hiatus. Thus you have my reaction now. I'm not sure where this will lead, but I am hoping any work I do will keep the fire burning long enough so it can catch ablaze again. You can follow my progress on gitlab: https://gitlab.com/korora/

and the above posted rpm testing repo. If you know how to package and see something you can improve please feel free to apply for access on gitlab to any of the packages. If you want to install a package and let me know how it works, that's perfectly fine as well. Here's to K28 and beyond (hopefully)!

Found that xcape can replace Ksuperkey and is in the Fedora repos. So Ksuperkey isn't needed.

We used Ksuperkey in Xfce to allow the use of the super key with the Whisker Menu.

For anyone who might be following this, and not on IRC. There's been a lot of work done, and there's still a lot to do, but we now have (unofficially) Korora 28 XFCE builds to test. A few of the awesome Korora regulars have stepped up and really helped put something together. If you would like to test and leave some feedback as well, feel free. The ISOs are updated nightly and can be found here: http://ftp.vim.org/ibiblio/distributions/unity/korora/iso/testing/28/

Thanks everyone for chipping in and hopefully we can go even further and do other spins as well!

I have tried the korora 28 on kvm should say the distro looks very good with awesome background , thank you JMiahMan for your great work , stepping in and providing users with a new version to test. Will post about issues if i come across any.

Thanks for the kind words pawaanv, and I appreciate any feedback you can give. Have a great day!

downloading xfce 2018080401, thanks Jeremiah for stepping up. I'm not a programmer, I'm a musician that records audio with linux. I recently went back to Fedora Jam because I wasn't able to get Korora 28. I have an extra machine to test with, I'll try installing it in a virtual machine and running live from usb tonite. Would you like any issues I might find posted here?

jeffrydada wrote:
downloading xfce 2018080401, thanks Jeremiah for stepping up. I'm not a programmer, I'm a musician that records audio with linux. I recently went back to Fedora Jam because I wasn't able to get Korora 28. I have an extra machine to test with, I'll try installing it in a virtual machine and running live from usb tonite. Would you like any issues I might find posted here?

You can post here or open a ticket at https://gitlab.com/korora/buildkorora/issues/

I’m so glad to hear Korora will stay around. Even experienced Linux users appreciate having a preconfigured Fedora ISO available because it’s a big time saver. Many of us have family & work committments which limit us. Thank you for stepping up & donating your time/knowledge. I will check out the situation & look at volunteering some small help in whatever way I can.

I am downloading right now and will try out the xfce version in a kvm guest. I'm a huge Korora fan, at least for systems on which I don't want to have to customize extensively.

Sigawan wrote:
I’m so glad to hear Korora will stay around. Even experienced Linux users appreciate having a preconfigured Fedora ISO available because it’s a big time saver. Many of us have family & work committments which limit us. Thank you for stepping up & donating your time/knowledge. I will check out the situation & look at volunteering some small help in whatever way I can.

Testing the isos and giving feedback is a great way to start. Most of the discussion occurs on IRC so you are welcome to join us there.

An eight-year-old HP EliteBook 2740p is the basis of the entertainment system in my Uber vehicle. My Fedora 28 installation, on a usb 3.0 stick, plugged into a usb 2.0 port, was becoming temperamental. This afternoon I checked in here and discovered that JMiahman has produced a Korora 28 and I have now replaced my ailing Fedora 28 with this Korora 28 and it runs smooth as silk and so far has solved everything. Thankyouthankyouthankyouthankyou how do I donate a modest sum of money in appreciation?

hopeful27 wrote:
An eight-year-old HP EliteBook 2740p is the basis of the entertainment system in my Uber vehicle. My Fedora 28 installation, on a usb 3.0 stick, plugged into a usb 2.0 port, was becoming temperamental. This afternoon I checked in here and discovered that JMiahman has produced a Korora 28 and I have now replaced my ailing Fedora 28 with this Korora 28 and it runs smooth as silk and so far has solved everything. Thankyouthankyouthankyouthankyou how do I donate a modest sum of money in appreciation?

You can support Korora here which won't help the community members like JMiahman but will assist with the cost of the Korora infrastructure like this website.

By the that is an interesting use of Korora :).

Man I haven't checked this thread in a while. It's awesome to see so many people testing and able to use Korora on to 28. Super encouraging, thank you. Just want to reiterate a lot of the work happens on gitlab in issues and conversations also carry over IRC of course. There's actually a issues board of current, fixes features and overall work.. here: https://gitlab.com/groups/korora/-/boards?=

A lot of the issues reported end up being submitted on the buildkorora project, just because by it's very nature it is responsible for building all the ISOs we are currently testing. So it would be fine to leave feedback there and if I need to edit it more into tasks for other package projects I can then do so. Any type of support you can throw at Korora, financial or time wise would be much appreciated. I'm not really benefiting from any support, other then like the rest of the Korora users your support allows us to keep this thing going. So I really appreciate your encouragement and feedback. Just to let you know on IRC I try and be on a lot. I do have a family, kids and two jobs.. so if I don't respond right away stick around. If not me, someone eventually will answer you, just take note we are all on different sides of the globe and where as I may know a little bit about Korora the rest of the guys know a ton and most likely can answer your questions if not more clearer, better, then I could. Most of us use Matrix IRC (Riot.im etc..) that allow us to have a history of previous conversations and keep up to date of what's being talked about. So don't be dismayed if no one answers you right away. We hear you.. see you and appreciate you. Thanks again for being such a great community of users.

I hope you're not spreading yourself too thin Jeremiah! Thanks for all your work on ver28, especially XFCE! Mark

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As an update from my end, I have now got the latest ISOs synced to my mirror, vl-holland.win. It's all I've done since jmiahman started this thread, but as I mention in another thread, I wish that I could be doing more on a regular basis to support the community effort.

While most of the hardware I have for testing is 32-bit and quite old, I have enough used 64-bit netbooks that I could be running a test version of Korora in each of the 5 official flavours on real hardware. I have two 64-bit desktops as well, one with an ATI graphics card, and my main PC with an Nvidia graphics card, which I can occasionally use for testing if I turn it off and plug into another hard drive. I have the hardware and the skill to do a lot of tests on the OS, all I'm missing is motivation and a regular routine...

I can be reached by IRC in the #korora channel, or by email. My IRC nick is "ca-on-adam." My Engage account has an old email address and I've got to ask an admin to change it to my current email, but until then I won't receive any email notifications from Engage. jmiahman, I look forward to performing regular testing of ISO releases, especially as 29 comes around. Feel free to nudge me on testing if you don't hear from me shortly after a release. All I need is a reminder now and then.

ajhlinuxuser wrote:

I can be reached by IRC in the #korora channel, or by email. My IRC nick is "ca-on-adam." My Engage account has an old email address and I've got to ask an admin to change it to my current email, but until then I won't receive any email notifications from Engage.

Email notifications have been broken here for quite a while. No idea when they will be fixed.

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