Saturday, October 8, 2011

FAD - Santiago Packaging Challange

On September 24, part of Fedora Panamá went to Santiago, Veraguas to give a presentation and introduction about Package Manteinance using Fedora.

There was an excellent attendance and better yet, a huge turnout. The students from the Universidad Tecnológica de Panamá, had a supreme interest in learning.

Part of the morning was dedicated to the installation of all necessary work tools (a negative point was that the Internet speed was terrible).

Then we divide the group into two rooms. In a room, Alejandro Perez (aeperezt) speak about RPMDev and all issues concerning it. Similarly, Luis Bazan (LokoMurdok) and Juan Barba (xHaksx) explained these issues in the other room.

After lunch we brought both rooms and explained to all, the entire process of packaging an application for Fedora. The interesting thing is that it came a little challenge: modify an orphaned package done in Python and deliver it to all present. They should correct it and make it work.

Only three managed to do so. The rest, despite having failed his mission, were on track. This indicates that the audience learned. Finally we distribute media and presented our conclusions.

Here are some photos of the event:
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