Issue #6 April 2005

Fedora Project Status Report

Announcing FUDCon 2 at LinuxTag

FUD: An acronym for Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt. A typical tactic used by the opponents of open source to prevent its widespread adoption.

Con: In opposition or disagreement with; against.

FUDCon 2, the second gathering of Fedora Users and Developers, will be held at LinuxTag on the 24th and 25th of June in Karlsruhe, Germany. FUDCon 2 will feature presentations from prominent members of the Fedora Project, both from Red Hat and from the Fedora community. Attendance is free to anyone attending LinuxTag.

The FUDCon staff requests that those who plan to attend FUDCon 2 reply via email to

Thanks, and we'll see you in Karlsruhe!

FUDCon 1 videos now available

After some cleanup, the videos from FUDCon 1 are now available via BitTorrent. Videos are available from both the developer track and the user track.

Fedora Core 4 Test 2 released

The Fedora Project has announced the second test release of Fedora Core 4. Designed as a general purpose operating system for a variety of users, FC4 test 2 offers various improvements over Fedora Core 3. People who have used FC4 test 1 will notice the following improvements:

  1. GNOME updated to 2.10 final
  2. KDE updated to 3.4.0 final
  3. Firefox updated to 1.0.2
  4. updated to 1.9.89
  5. Many various bugfixes

Fedora Core 4 test 2 is available for download from the mirror sites. FC4 test 2 is also available for download via BitTorrent for i386, x86-64, and PPC.

Fedora Extras status

Over 1000 packages are currently under maintenance for Fedora Extras. Contents of the Fedora Extras repo are viewable for i386 and x86-64. New maintainers are welcome; the process for becoming a maintainer for Fedora Extras is documented on

There are a number of packages in Fedora Extras that are currently without maintainers. These are listed at on The process for claiming maintainership of an orphaned package is also documented.

Fedora Core 3 status

Fedora Core 3 was announced to fedora-announce-list on November 8, 2004. Since that date, Fedora has been successfully downloaded from the Torrent more than 214,000 times.

Since Fedora Core 3's initial release on November 8, at least 240 newly updated packages have been released. New package releases are announced on fedora-announce-list.