Fedora Core Moves
Jan 17, 2006, 13:45 (0 Talkback[s])
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For some, it will be a day of remembrance - a day to reflect
upon the many freedoms we enjoy. These freedoms are not to be taken
lightly, nor taken for granted. Please take a moment to read about
a man who had a dream for freedom: http://nobelprize.org/peace/laureates/1964/press.html
For Fedora Core fans, we celebrate a different sort of freedom.
A freedom of Open Source, and a freedom to enjoy the operating
system of OUR choice, for we are proud to announce: Fedora Core 5
Test 2 is now available.
The Fedora Project announces the second release of the Fedora
Core 5 development cycle, available for the i386, x86_64, and
PPC/PPC64 architectures. Beware that Test releases are recommended
only for Linux experts/enthusiasts or for technology evaluation, as
many parts are likely to be broken and the rate of change is
Test3 is scheduled for release February 13. This aggressive
schedule makes vitally important your help in testing, reporting
and suggesting fixes for bugs. Please direct bugs to http://bugzilla.redhat.com,
Product Fedora Core, Version fc5test2. As always, be sure that your
bug is not already fixed by updates and search for existing bugs
Thanks to all in the Fedora Project who have contributed to this
release. Your continued efforts are what makes Fedora possible.
DVD, CD and network installation are available. Please read the
Important Warnings below in this announcement for more details.
The recommended method of download is via BitTorrent from this
HTTP, FTP, and RSYNC downloads are available from Fedora Project
mirrors listed above. Note that not all mirrors may be synced at
- New Logo
- Package selection within the installer has been reenabled.
- Based on gcc4.1 for performance and security
- Gnome 2.13.4
- Support for dmraid in the installer (motherboard based
- Pirut (pronounced like a pirate): Package Installer, Remover,
Updater Tool. Includes pup, the Package Updater Program.
- SELinux reference policy so that we can support binary policy
- Beagle, f-spot, and tomboy. Apps such as nautilus and firefox
can use beagle for highly advanced searching and indexing.
- 1600+ Extras packages conveniently available via yum
- JOnAS (and deps) removed and scheduled for inclusion within
Latest version of release notes are available from here. (not yet
uploaded, will be soon.
Please see this page for an updated list of important notes for
FC5test2 in order to avoid common problems and troubleshoot
problems that you may see.
Have fun testing this release, and enjoy the freedom of
Fedora Core 3 Transferred to Fedora Legacy
With the release of Fedora Core 5 Test 2, the Fedora Core
Steering Committee would like to announce the transfer of Fedora
Core 3 to the Fedora Legacy Project.
For more information on the Fedora Legacy Project, or if you
wish to join the team, please see http://fedoralegacy.org/.