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Fedora Core 2 test release 1 now available!



	"Get off the stage, you old hack!"
	"I only got 24 hours to hack, and I ain't gonna waste
	 it on this OS."

  Ah, but wait...

  FLAMING DEATH!

  I hold in my hand, the release that determines whether hundreds
  of bugs live or die, this very evening!

  In a moment, I will open the mirrors, leading to the release of
  this test OS!

  Aimed directly at this release date are GNOME 2.5, KDE 3.2, and
  XFCE 4.0.3, our desktop triumvirate!

  These desktops will be resting on the 2.6 kernel, trained to perform
  the most scalable of tasks in just milliseconds!

  This software's only hope of survival is our community's crack
  team of developers... secured to their high speed network lines, they
  will descend to hack on this software, spinning a web of stability
  in less than 8 weeks!

  Not good enough, you say?

  Well, what if they were all BLINDFOLDED!

  Ladies and gentlemen, may I suggest that those of you with weak
  constitutions leave the arena, for this act is so dangerous that
  if the slightest thing should go wrong...

  kernel: Oops: 0000 [#1]

Yes, it's time for the first test release of Fedora Core 2.
This release is the first Fedora Core release to include
the 2.6 kernel, GNOME 2.5, KDE 3.2, and XFCE. Testing of all
of these areas would be appreciated, above and beyond any
other testing.

As always, test releases are not intended for use on production
environments. Use of test releases in production environments
could lead to FLAMING DEATH!

Problems with Fedora Core 2 test 1 should be reported via
bugzilla, at:

  http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/

Please report bugs against 'Fedora Core', release 'test1'.

Some technical notes:
- Fedora Core 2 test 1 is currently only available for i386-compatible
  architectures. x86_64 will appear in a later test release.
  
- The only boot methods supported for the installer are via CD,
  and via methods such as PXE. There are no boot floppies.

- Upgrades via anaconda are very untested; test at your own risk.
  Upgrades of systems with their root filesystem on LVM is known
  to not work.

- Due to a release error, the CD and PXE boot images support booting
  only on i686 or higher processors (this includes Athlons). This
  will be rectified in a future test release; in the meantime, you
  can upgrade via up2date or yum.

For more information on just what the Fedora Project and
Fedora Core is, please see:

   http://fedora.redhat.com/

For discussion of Fedora Core test releases, send mail to:
           
   fedora-test-list-request redhat com

with

   subscribe

in the subject line. You can leave the body empty. Or see:
       
   https://listman.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/fedora-test-list/
                
As always, you can get Fedora Core test releases at redhat.com, specifically:
		
   http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/core/test/1.90/

Or on the following mirrors:

* North America

	* USA East

	* ftp://ftp.linux.ncsu.edu/pub/fedora/linux/core/test/1.90/
	* http://mirror.linux.duke.edu/pub/fedora/linux/core/test/1.90/
	* ftp://mirror.linux.duke.edu/pub/fedora/linux/core/test/1.90/
	* rsync://mirror.linux.duke.edu/fedora-linux-core/test/1.90/
	* http://mirror.eas.muohio.edu/fedora/linux/core/test/1.90/
	* ftp://mirror.eas.muohio.edu/pub/fedora/linux/core/test/1.90/
	* http://mirror.hiwaay.net/redhat/fedora/linux/core/test/1.90/
	* ftp://mirror.hiwaay.net/redhat/fedora/linux/core/test/1.90/
	* rsync://mirror.hiwaay.net/fedora-linux-core/test/1.90/
	
	* USA West
	
	* ftp://limestone.uoregon.edu/fedora/test/1.90/
	* ftp://linux.stanford.edu/pub/mirrors/fedora/linux/core/test/1.90/
	
	* Canada
	
	* ftp://ftp.nrc.ca/pub/systems/linux/redhat/fedora/linux/core/test/1.90/
	
* Europe
	
	* Czech Republic
	
	* ftp://ultra.linux.cz/pub/fedora/test/1.90/
	* ftp://ftp6.linux.cz/pub/linux/fedora/linux/core/test/1.90/
	
	* Germany
	
	* http://wftp.tu-chemnitz.de/pub/linux/fedora-core/test/1.90/
	* ftp://ftp.tu-chemnitz.de/pub/linux/fedora-core/test/1.90/
	* ftp://ftp.uni-bayreuth.de/pub/linux/fedora/linux/core/test/1.90/
	* rsync://rsync.uni-bayreuth.de/fedora-linux-core/test/1.90/
	* ftp://ftp.informatik.uni-frankfurt.de/pub/linux/Mirror/ftp.redhat.com/fedora/core/test/1.90/
	
	* Netherlands
	
	* ftp://alviss.et.tudelft.nl/pub/fedora/core/test/1.90/
	
	* Romania
	
	* http://ftp.iasi.roedu.net/mirrors/fedora.redhat.com/core/test/1.90/
	* http://ftp.iasi.roedu.net/pub/mirrors/fedora.redhat.com/core/test/1.90/
	* rsync://ftp.iasi.roedu.net/fedora.redhat.com/core/test/1.90/
	
	* United Kingdom
	
	* http://zeniiia.linux.org.uk/pub/distributions/fedora/linux/core/test/1.90/
	* ftp://zeniiia.linux.org.uk/pub/distributions/fedora/linux/core/test/1.90/
	* rsync://zeniiia.linux.org.uk/fedora-linux-core/test/1.90/
	
* Asia/Pacific

	* Japan
	
	* ftp://ftp.riken.go.jp/pub/Linux/fedora/core/test/1.90/

More mirrors will come online in the near future; check:

	http://fedora.redhat.com/download/mirrors.html

for a list of mirrors that carry Fedora Core.

One additional feature provided by the Linux community is the
availability of Fedora Core releases via BitTorrent.

   http://torrent.dulug.duke.edu/FC2-test1-binary-i386.torrent
   http://torrent.dulug.duke.edu/FC2-test1-src-i386.torrent
         
RPMS for Red Hat Linux 7.3 through 9 and Fedora Core 1 of BitTorrent are
available from:
   http://torrent.dulug.duke.edu/btrpms/
           
Usage is simple:

   btdownloadcurses.py --url http://URL.torrent
	                       
Allow incoming TCP 6881 - 6889 to join the torrent swarm.
  http://torrent.dulug.duke.edu/




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