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PR: Fedora Extras Available for Download

Feb 02, 2005, 19:30 (0 Talkback[s])

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So you're wondering what's up with Fedora Extras these days. We have an announcement to make.

<Sopwith> So what should I put in the announcement?
<|Jef|> Sopwith: that we are all deeply deeply ashamed for the delay and we throw ourselves on the mercy of the community and ask for forgiveness

Thanks to the efforts of all the Extras contributors, you can now get Fedora Extras packages from the main Fedora download site at

Fedora Extras are sets of packages that augment Fedora Core but do not replace Fedora Core component packages. These packages, like all packages that are part of The Fedora Project, must conform to the legal requirements of the project and conform to the Fedora Extras policies.

Examples of packages currently available in Fedora Extras include:

bittorrent cfengine gqview jikes libsigc++ openslp rxvt sqlite starfighter zope
with a total of over 500 packages available!

The fedora-extras-list ( is the best place to discuss Extras.

If you'd like to start becoming involved with Extras development, a good step beyond joining fedora-extras-list might be

<mschwendt> Sopwith: bug reports via, not

Please remember to report bugs at < ahref=""> Use a Product of "Fedora Extras".

Seth Vidal deserves special recognition for continuing to be the engine behind getting builds done and organized through the site.

And thanks to you all for being part of Fedora!
-- Elliot

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Red Hat Magazine: Fedora Status Report(Dec 16, 2004)