Mauriat Miranda     mjmwired

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!) get built with gcc, including java stuff with gcj, and the need to further test package selection windows in Anaconda, system-config-packages for upgrades, and the development tree in general once we settle down the rebuilds, we have decided to delay test2. Here is a new schedule that we will be working toward:

  • Test2 freeze date to 9 January
  • Test2 release, 16 January
  • Test3 freeze, 6 February
  • Test3 release, 13 February
  • Final absolute freeze, 6 March
  • Release, 15 March

Unfortunately I did not install FC5 Test1 due to the fact that the alternative installation methods were not working. I usually boot from the first ISO CD-ROM image then install from the 5 ISO files from the hard disk. I have confirmed that this installation method will be tested and working for FC5 Test2.

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