Mauriat Miranda     mjmwired

Fedora Core 5 Test 3 Released

The third and final beta release for Fedora Core 5 has been announced. The Bittorrent is available, however I don’t see the main FTP or any release notes available yet. (Other mirrors do work). Highlights include: Package selection within the installer has been reenabled. Rebuilt again on later gcc4.1 snapshot for performance and security Hibernate should be functional on a wide variety of hardware again GNOME 2.13.4 development release and KDE 3.

Fedora Core 5 Test 2 Review

Using a template for distribution evaluation, I have installed and tested FC5-test2. Unfortunately since I did not install FC5-test1 due to installer limitations, I cannot compare this with test1. However, from what I’ve seen so far it seems much better than the poorly created FC4. Installer I chose to install using the install from ISO images on disk option (available via the linux askmethod boot option). I burned CD1 to a CD-RW and booted.

Fedora Core 5 Test 2 Released

The second beta for Fedora Core 5 is available for download and testing. The bittorrent page is updated as well as the main Fedora download page. I do not think the main Release Notes have been updated yet, but some of the release highlights include: A completely revamped look and feel including a bubbly new theme, wallpaper, screensaver and logo has been provided that is visually appealing and demonstrates the exciting and user friendly nature of Fedora.

Fedora Core 5 Test 2 postponed till January

Due to an upgrade in GCC, the next test release of Fedora Core 5 will be pushed back a few weeks. Personally, I planned on using the holidays to test it, but I do not think that will be an option. From the fedora-devel mailing list: Ok, it won’t be a full month, but due to the recent upgrade of gcc and the subsequent full rebuild of everything that does (and doesn’t, whoops!

Fedora Core 5 Test 1 Released

The Fedora Team has released the first test release of the upcoming Fedora Core 5 (FC5). Notable Features of FC5 Test1 Modular Vastly improved Asian language input support with SCIM Kernel based on 2.6.15-rc1-git3 GCC 4.0.2 GNOME 2.12 KDE 3.4.92 Xen 3.0 snapshot for i386 Improved Open Source Java including gcj, classpath, tomcat, jonas, eclipse, and much more 1600+ Extras packages conveniently available via yum Major installer changes to use yum for package handling Pup!