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Pidora 18 (Raspberry Pi Fedora Remix) Release

Pidora 18 (Raspberry Pi Fedora Remix) Release

We're excited to announce the release of Pidora 18 -- 
an optimized Fedora Remix for the Raspberry Pi. 
It is based on a brand new build of Fedora for the ARMv6 
architecture with greater speed and includes packages 
from the Fedora 18 package set.

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There are some interesting new features we'd like to highlight: 
* Almost all of the Fedora 18 package set available via yum 
    (thousands of packages were built from the official Fedora 
    repository and made available online)
* Compiled specifically to take advantage of the hardware already 
    built into the Raspberry Pi
* Graphical firstboot configuration (with additional modules 
    specifically made for the Raspberry Pi)
* Compact initial image size (for fast downloads) and auto-resize 
    (for maximum storage afterwards)
* Auto swap creation available to allow for larger memory usage
* C, Python, & Perl programming languages available & included 
    in the SD card image
* Initial release of headless mode can be used with setups 
    lacking a monitor or display
* IP address information can be read over the speakers and 
    flashed with the LED light
* For graphical operation, Gedit text editor can be used with 
    plugins (python console, file manager, syntax highlighting) 
    to serve as a mini-graphical IDE
* For console operation, easy-to-use text editors are included 
    (nled, nano, vi) plus Midnight Commander for file management
* Includes libraries capable of supporting external hardware 
    such as motors and robotics (via GPIO, I2C, SPI)

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For further documentation, downloads, faq's, read-me's, 
    how-to's, tutorials, or videos: 

http://pidora.ca/

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Pidora 18 is a Fedora Remix -- a combination of software packages 
from the Fedora Project with other software.

The Fedora Project is a global community of contributors working 
to advance open source software. For more information or to join 
the Fedora Project, see http://fedoraproject.org

Pidora is a project of the Seneca Centre for Development of Open 
Technology (CDOT). To connect with CDOT, please visit 

http://cdot.senecacollege.ca

The Raspberry Pi is a small, inexpensive computer board designed 
to provoke curiosity and experimentation in programming and 
computer electronics. For more information, see the Raspberry 
Pi Foundation website at http://raspberrypi.org

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8 responses to “Pidora 18 (Raspberry Pi Fedora Remix) Release

  1. macemoneta May 22, 2013 at 14:34

    Is there any way to migrate an existing rpfr18 installation to Pidora 18? Install the new release file and yum distro-sync?

  2. Andara May 22, 2013 at 17:02

    Great news. I’ll try to download and install it this week.

  3. Matias May 23, 2013 at 08:34

    Congratulations, and thank you very much!.
    A wishlist: PLEASE!. Add locale setting to first boot dialog.. =)

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  6. gabriel May 25, 2013 at 10:46

    Awesome! Can’t wait to try it out!

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