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Thursday, August 9 • 11:30am - 12:20pm
How Distributions are Changing

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Many people in the Fedora Community have recognized the need to adapt the distribution to meet the changing needs of the user community. We have looked at and implemented a number of things over the years, software collections, EPEL, COPR, and now, Modularity. However, we are not the only distribution and, as a result, it is worthwhile to review what other distributions are doing and compare that to our solutions.

In this talk, we will discuss some of the changing needs that the distributions are facing and what solutions have been put forward. Specifically, we will review Amazon Extras, SUSE Modules, Flatpak, Snaps, Ubuntu PPAs, and Nix. During the review we will compare the solutions to equivalents in Fedora. As much as possible, we will use demonstrations of the technologies to make the comparisons.

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Langdon White

Clinical Assistant Professor, Boston University
Langdon White is a Clinical Assistant Professor and the Spark! Technical Director at Boston University. In these roles, he helps to provide industry-affiliated experiential learning to students and teaches with the goal of making computing and data sciences more accessible. White... Read More →

Thursday August 9, 2018 11:30am - 12:20pm CEST