22 Nov 2019

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Fedora Magazine: Sharing Fedora

After being a Fedora user for a while, you may have come to enjoy it. And in fact you might want to encourage others to try Fedora. You don't need any special privileges or to become a Fedora Ambassador to do that. As it turns out, anyone can help others get started with Fedora just by sharing information about it.

Having the conversation

For example, if you go out to lunch with a group of colleagues periodically, you might find it natural to talk about Fedora with them. If someone shows interest, you can suggest to get together with them for a Fedora show and tell. There isn't any need for formal presentations or prepared talks. This is just having lunch and sharing information with people you know.

When you're with friends, relatives, colleagues, or neighbors, conversation often turns to things computer related, and you can bring up Fedora. There are usually opportunities to point out how Fedora would partially if not completely address their concerns or provide something they want.

These are people you know so talking with them is easy and natural. You probably know the kind of things they use PCs for, so you know the features of Fedora that will be attractive to them. Such conversations can start anytime you see someone you know. You don't need to steer conversations toward Fedora - that might be impolite, depending on the situation. But if they bring up computer related issues, you might find an opportunity to talk about Fedora.

Taking action

If a friend or colleague has an unused laptop, you could offer to show them how easy it is to load Fedora. You can also point out that there's no charge and that the licenses are friendly to users. Sharing a USB key or a DVD is almost always helpful.

When you have someone setup to use Fedora, make sure they have the URLs for discussions, questions, and other related websites. Also, from time to time, let them know if you've seen an application they might find useful. (Hint: You might want to point them at a certain online magazine, too!)

The next time you're with someone you know and they start talking about a computer related issue, tell them about Fedora and how it works for you. If they seem interested, give them some ideas on how Fedora could be helpful for them.

Open source may be big business nowadays, but it also remains a strong grassroots movement. You too can help grow open source through awareness and sharing!

Photo by Sharon McCutcheon from Unsplash.

22 Nov 2019 8:00am GMT

Remi Collet: PHP version 7.2.25 and 7.3.12

RPMs of PHP version 7.3.12 are available in remi repository for Fedora 30-31 and remi-php73 repository for Fedora 29 and Enterprise Linux 6 (RHEL, CentOS).

RPMs of PHP version 7.2.25 are available in remi repository for Fedora 29 and remi-php72 repository for Enterprise Linux 6 (RHEL, CentOS).

emblem-notice-24.pngNo security fix this month, so no update for version 7.1.33.

emblem-important-2-24.pngPHP version 5.6 and version 7.0 have reached their end of life and are no longer maintained by the PHP project.

These versions are also available as Software Collections in the remi-safe repository and as module for Fedora 29-31 and EL-8.

emblem-important-2-24.pngVersion 7.1 is close to its end of life, in December 2019, an upgrade to a higher version is recommended.

Version announcements:

emblem-notice-24.pngInstallation: use the Configuration Wizard and choose your version and installation mode.

Replacement of default PHP by version 7.3 installation (simplest):

yum-config-manager --enable remi-php73
yum update php\*

or, the modular way (Fedora and EL 8):

dnf module enable php:remi-7.3
dnf update php\*

Parallel installation of version 7.3 as Software Collection

yum install php73

Replacement of default PHP by version 7.2 installation (simplest):

yum-config-manager --enable remi-php72
yum update

or, the modular way (Fedora and EL 8):

dnf module enable php:remi-7.2
dnf update php\*

Parallel installation of version 7.2 as Software Collection

yum install php72

And soon in the official updates:

emblem-important-2-24.pngTo be noticed :


Base packages (php)

Software Collections (php71 / php72 / php73)

22 Nov 2019 6:40am GMT

21 Nov 2019

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Robbi Nespu: Zekr Quran (1.1.0 Final) on linux (Fedora 30)

One of softwares I often use back then when using Windows and Linux are Zekr - Open Source Quran study tool. This software is based on Java SWT, it work fine and somehow it broken since three or four years ago (on Windows and Linux).


It work fine on Java 6 era but not anymore. You need to tweak, hack, compile you self or find package alternative.

I want to build this software as RPM package so it will be available for others but maybe it will take lot of effort.. plus there is issue about licensing, humm.. maybe next time?

Anyway, If you are looking for solution how to install Zekr on Fedora, just let me know. I will help.

Hint :

:x: Xulrunner package not available anymore (obsolute), you may download SDK manualy from here.

:heavy_check_mark: You cannot play audio (al-quran recitation) if your Java version above than version 6.

$ wget -qO tmp.zip http://www.java2s.com/Code/JarDownload/tritonus/tritonus-utils.jar.zip
$ unzip tmp.zip -d /file_location_to/zekr/lib/ && rm -f tmp.zip
$ sed -i 's_:lib/tritonus-jorbis-0.3.6.jar:lib/jorbis-0.0.17.jar_:lib/tritonus-jorbis-0.3.6.jar:lib/tritonus-utils.jar:lib/jorbis-0.0.17.jar_' /file_location_to/zekr.sh

:books: Download Quran translation on Tanzil website (choose Zekr pack)

Pssst… I do appreciate if someone package Zekr in RPM and build on Copr :thumbsup:

21 Nov 2019 6:33am GMT