Archive for August, 2011

Parsidora 15 is out!

Finally, we released the third version of Parsidora: Parsidora 15. It brings an up-to-date Fedora Remix and tries to provide a more pleasant out of the box experience for people not bound by US law. Therefore, you can find multimedia codecs and other extra goodies in it. Unlike others, its primary focus is on providing an Installation DVD/media instead of a live version. While we are going to release a live version too, it is not our primary goal because our main target users are users who do not have access to high speed internet. Therefore, the image takes 4.7GB almost completely and we try to make sure that most of our target users are able to receive it through internet shops or from their friends.

Parsidora is NOT a localized distribution, and the main language is English. But it does provide some features suitable for Persian users, which can be easily disabled during the installation. Therefore, it can be considered an international distribution.

As mentioned already, Parsidora 15 is the first Fedora remix which features Jockey for easier hardware driver installation. You can read more about this version in this release announcement.

Thanks to all Fedora and RPMFusion contributors for creating such an interesting and high quality product, which enabled us to create Parsidora based on their efforts.

Try Jockey on Fedora and Parsidora 15!

As I mentioned in the previous post, I was porting Jockey to Fedora. The work is almost finished now and ready for public testing. It would be great if you can try it and let me know about the results. 🙂

For testing, you can either try Parsidora 15 Release candidate version, which will be available in a few hours (less than 4 hours) from parsidora sourceforge area, or add the following repository to your Fedora 15 (put the following distinguished text inside a parsidora.repo file inside /etc/yum.repos.d/):

[parsidora]
name=Parsidora 15 – $basearch
baseurl=http://parsidora.sourceforge.net/releases/15/repos/parsidora/$basearch
enabled=1
metadata_expire=7d
gpgcheck=0

Then, install:

yum install jockey-selinux jockey-gtk

for the GTK interface or:

yum install jockey-selinux jockey-kde

for the KDE interface. You can omit jockey-selinux if you have disabled selinux on your system. Notice that RPMFusion repositories should be enabled to use this software.

Have fun! 🙂

Update: Packages for Fedora/Parsidora 16 are also available. All you need to do is to replace “15” in the above URL with “16”. or use “$releasever” so that it’ll be replaced by your Fedora release version.