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Fedora, Linux and Stuff :: FC5

Archive for the 'FC5' Category

Fedora Core 5 Delayed

Friday, March 10th, 2006

According to the Fedora-testing mailing list, Fedora Core 5 will be delayed till March 20.
Due to circumstances outside of our control, we’re going to be unable to keep to the scheduled date of March 15th for the release of FC5 and instead are going to have to make the release date Monday, March 20th. While […]

Fedora Core 5 Test 3 Review

Thursday, February 23rd, 2006

This is my personal basic evaluation of Fedora Core 5 Test 3 (FC5-test3). Since I had recently installed and tested FC5-test2, most of my observations will be based on the differences between these 2 beta releases. Upon initial investigation there are not significant changes since the last test release.
Installer
I installed using the ISO images […]

Fedora Core 5 Test 3 Released

Monday, February 20th, 2006

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 […]

Fedora Core 5 Test 2 Review

Wednesday, January 18th, 2006

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 […]

Fedora Core 5 Test 2 Released

Monday, January 16th, 2006

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, […]

Fedora Core 5 Test 2 postponed till January

Monday, December 19th, 2005

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 […]

Fedora Core 5 Test 1 Released

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2005

The Fedora Team has released the first test release of the upcoming Fedora Core 5 (FC5).
Notable Features of FC5 Test1
* Modular X.org
* 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 […]