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Jan 17, 2006, 13:45 (0 Talkback[s])

Fedora Core 5 Test 2 Now Available

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 rapid.

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 before filing.

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 site.

HTTP, FTP, and RSYNC downloads are available from Fedora Project mirrors listed above. Note that not all mirrors may be synced at this time.

Notable Features of FC5 Test2

  • 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 raid).
  • 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 modules.
  • 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 Fedora Extras.

Latest version of release notes are available from here. (not yet uploaded, will be soon.

Important Warnings

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 Linux.

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/.

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