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Sep 25, 2003, 20:00 (4 Talkback[s])

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And now, the Fedora Project presents....

We're tired, we're droopy
We're all a little loopy
A Fedora Core Test Release
Is invading your PC!

New features - interesting!
The code could use some testing
That's why we are requesting
new bug reports quickly!

On our ftp site is the place where you will see
The stuff that we've been working on since 1993!
We're tired, we're droopy
We're all a little loopy
It's a Fedora Core Test Release
Come and join the fun!

(And now our song is done.)

Yes, it's an update of SEVERN, the Fedora Core test release.

As always, test releases are not intended for use on production environments. Use of test releases in production environments could lead to disastrous results, such as spontaneous musical theatre from your engineers. Be afraid.

Problems with SEVERN should be reported via bugzilla, at:

Please report bugs against 'Fedora Core', release 'test2'.

Technical note: There are some issues with the SMP kernel; on SMP machines after installation, you may need to boot the uniprocessor kernel for stability. We'll have a fixed kernel in the next day or three; please update as soon as one is available.

For more information on just what the Fedora Project and Fedora Core is, please see:

For discussion of SEVERN, send mail to:



in the subject line. You can leave the body empty. Or see:

As always, you can get SEVERN at, specifically:

Or the following mirrors:

North America:
United States:


South America:

Czech Republic:



United Kingdom:


One additional feature provided by the Linux community is the availability of SEVERN via BitTorrent.

RPMS for Red Hat Linux 7.3 through 9 of BitTorrent are available from:

Usage is simple: --url http://URL.torrent

Allow incoming TCP 6881 - 6889 to join the torrent swarm.

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