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PR: Fedora Core 6 Test 1 (5.90) Now Available

Jun 21, 2006, 17:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jesse Keating)


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P> Just two years ago, a brave test pilot by the name of Mike Melvill successfully guided SpaceShipOne 62 miles above California, USA, overcoming technical problems that could have proven tragic to become the first civilian to reach space, part of a team effort that won the ANSARI X Prize. A team of civilians working together to accomplish a dream, an unbelievable goal.

Today, we of the Fedora Project send our "test pilot" out into the world, hoping to do the impossible. Improve upon the last release! (:

Fedora Core 6 Test 1 (5.90) Now Available

The Fedora Project announces the first release of the Fedora Core 6 development cycle, available for the i386, x86_64, and ppc/ppc64 architectures, including Intel based Macintosh computers. Beware that Test releases are recommended only for Linux experts/enthusiasts or for the technology evaluation, as many parts are likely to be broken adn the rate of change is rapid.

http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Core/Schedule Test 2 is scheduled for release July 19, marking the developmental freeze of the Fedora Core 6 release. No new features after this point. It is important that we get your help in testing, reporting and suggesting fixes for bugs, and directing the technological improvements we attempt with this release of Fedora Core. Please direct bugs to http://bugzilla.redhat.com, product Fedora Core, Version fc6test1. 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 Community 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://fedora.redhat.com/Download/mirrors.html 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 FC6 Test 1

  • Support for the Intel based Macintosh platform, see http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FedoraOnMactel
  • ipv6 support in the installer
  • scim-bridge for improved i18n input
  • puplet applet for update notifications
  • new printing system (new system-config-printer, cups 1.2, new GTK+ printing technology)
  • gnome 2.15
  • kde 3.5.3
  • 1600+ Extras packages conveniently available via yum

Have fun testing and never stop reaching for the stars!

  • Jesse Keating Release Engineer: Fedora

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