Issue #9 July 2005

Fedora™ Project Status Report, July 2005

Coming soon: FUDCon London 2005

FUDCon 2 at LinuxTag in Karlsruhe, Germany was a big hit, and planning is now underway for the third FUDCon event in London this coming October. Plans are still in the very early stages, so be sure to check in with the FUDCon website in the coming weeks to stay up-to-date with the latest developments.

Fedora at LinuxWorld San Francisco

Come see Fedora at LinuxWorld in San Francisco, August 8-11. A number of Fedora contributors will be there and will be giving in-booth presentations on a range of topics, from Anaconda to Xen. For more information about attending LinuxWorld, visit their website.

Fedora Core 5 schedule announced

Work has started on Fedora Core 5. FC5 will have a slightly longer development cycle than typical Fedora Core releases to accommodate some larger features; release is currently target for February 2006. Consult the preliminary FC5 schedule for more details.

Fedora Core 4 status

Fedora Core 4 was announced to fedora-announce-list on June 13, 2005. Since that date, Fedora has been successfully downloaded from the Torrent more than 50,000 times.

Since Fedora Core 4's initial release, at least 96 newly updated packages have been released. New package releases are announced on fedora-announce-list.

Introducing the Fedora Live CD project

The Fedora Live CD project held their kickoff meeting on July 7, 2005. Much of the work will be based on the Fedora-based live CD project at For more information about how to participate, visit the project homepage.

Fedora and Google Summer of Code

The Fedora Project is a proud participant in the Google Summer of Code. Students have been selected and have already started work on their projects. The list of accepted projects and a list of other outstanding projects that could use help can be found at

Fedora Extras

Over 1200 packages are currently under maintenance for the Fedora Extras repository for Fedora Core 4 for the i386, x86_64 and ppc architectures. Fedora Extras repository contents 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 The process for claiming ownership of an orphaned package is also documented on the page.