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Re: Fedora Core 2 Test 1... delayed



Mike Chambers wrote:
On Mon, 2004-02-02 at 01:19, Bill Nottingham wrote:

Since the schedule says it's coming out tomorrow, I figued I'd
push the heads-up that it's delayed.

In short, it's not working quite well enough to push out yet.


If you were using the old guidelines with using your internal beta team,
then the public, then the official release, where would this beta
version be in that line?  One of the first internal beta team releases
or would it be more like the public betas?

Guess you could say, trying to figure out where this beta will be
compared along the lines of the old way and how good/bad it will be LOL

--- Mike Chambers Madisonville, KY

2.4.22-1.2166.nptl #1 Fri Jan 30 13:48:31 EST 2004 i686 GNU/Linux 06:43:52 up 2 days, 7:54, 1 user, load average: 0.01, 0.04, 0.07




I think that you wil like the first beta release. I had trouble with the first Phoebe release (Lost X) and feel that this first beta for Fedora Core 2 is in a fairly decent state.

I'm running one rawhide version that I completely installed new from an FTP install and one version that I upgraded from Fedora Core 1 to Development. Both systems seem pretty much consistent and I think that either choice would meet with a good result.

So far, I've seen some issues with the Alsa switchover and setting up the sound cards. I "stole" the modules list that someone posted on the development list and added the modules to my /etc/rc.d/rc.local file and sound is working on both systems.

Initscripts and system-config-soundcard are not refines (at my last attempt at using system-config-soundcard). I have an AC97 soundcard.

The improvements with the switch from OSS to Alsa drivers was that a program called festival (text to speech program, commandline) works at normal speed. I always had a chipmunk sound from the program earlier.

Also a bother is having to adjust volume levels a lot with the mixer and volume control on the bottom right panel.

There was a problem with menus dosappearing for GNOME for about a week. This problem seems to have been corrected. I noticed help was missing (or relocated under some unknown to me area in the menu structure. The menu structure seems to be better laid out and the icons seem to be a little bit more oriented to the program's default choices.

A problem that I've had that was not resolved yet is with xmms segfaulting and not being able to create the $HOME/.xmms directory and all of the subdirectories. This is only a concern with a fresh install. The problem is not there if you ran xmms on a system, then upgraded.

Not knowing what the first beta will look like, but knowing what a totally rawhide system looks like, I am not sure ast to the fallback or additions that have been applied to the beta CD compilation. I believe that it is up to four installation CDs, but there was talk of trimming down to 3 CDs, if possible.

I think this is a progression and realize that there will be problems with different hardware combinations. I believe that there will need to be a lot of good testers out ther giving the beta a good test run. I think the product will be very well worth the trouble testing it.


I think the few days delay is worth the fine tuning the first beta.



Jim





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