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RE: Announcing Fedora 7 Test 2 (6.91)
- From: "Arch Willingham" <arch tuparks com>
- To: "For testers of Fedora Core development releases" <fedora-test-list redhat com>
- Subject: RE: Announcing Fedora 7 Test 2 (6.91)
- Date: Thu, 1 Mar 2007 18:17:30 -0500
It uses Firefox 126.96.36.199
On 3/1/07, Arch
Willingham <arch tuparks com>
idea which version of Firefox this will use?
Before someone burns me
a new one for asking, before I asked this, I clicked on about half the links
on the feature list page ( http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/7)
and did not see the answer to my question. The site that hosts the link is
running very slowly right now or I would have clicked all the links.
From: fedora-test-list-bounces redhat com
fedora-test-list-bounces redhat com]On Behalf Of Jesse Keating
Thursday, March 01, 2007 11:12 AM
To: fedora-test-list redhat com;
fedora-devel-list redhat com;
fedora-announce-list redhat com;
fedora-list redhat com
Announcing Fedora 7 Test 2 ( 6.91)
Welcome to Fedora 7 Test
I am please to announce the second test release for Fedora
DVD and network installation are
Please read the Important Warnings below in this announcement
recommended method of download is via BitTorrent from this site.
FTP, and RSYNC downloads are available from Fedora Project mirrors
above. Note that not all mirrors may be synced at this
***Important Warnings about the Test Release***
Problems with mkinitrd
This test release has an rpm
ordering issue that seems to affect some people
with regard to mkinitrd
being installed correctly. If your install seems to
installing the kernel and never continues, please try the updates
for more information on using
PATA Hard Disks
If you are using PATA (parallel or "original"
style ATA) hard disks and you
attempt to do a manual yum upgrade to this
release, you may be unable to boot
your system when finished. To avoid
this problem, use the installer program
(Anaconda) to upgrade your system
instead of using yum.
New in Fedora 7 Test
This test release includes significant new versions of many
key components and
technologies. The following sections provide a brief
overview of major
changes from the last release of Fedora.
of Core and Extras
* The Fedora Core
and Extras software repositories are being merged,
resulting in a shared
infrastructure and a single repository of packages to
which everyone is
invited to contribute.
* Fedora 7 Test 2 is
packaged initially as a Desktop/Development
implementation, called "Prime". This spin is delivered in
iso format only as a trial, see
the discussion on this.
* Many more packages
are available in the development
* Three targetted spins are now
under discussion: Fedora Prime, Fedora
KDE, and Fedora Everything.
This test release includes an i386 ISO for a Desktop Live CD. This
CD features the ability to install to a hard disk using the same
Anaconda installer as the non-live CD
* This test
release features GNOME 2.17.91.
* A brand new
Echo icon theme is included as the default in this release.
theme is incomplete, but with appropriate feedback and progress,
become the default in the general release.
KDE and Xfce, among several other packages, are included in
development repositories, but not on the media. They can be installed
the appropriate software management tools.
* Fast User Switching is now available via
System performance is generally slower in the test releases as
to the general release since we enable several options that help
administration tools may be modified under the testing
* Fedora 7 Test 2 features a
2.6.21rc1 based kernel. Current release
information is being tracked on
the kernel release notes source page.
who upgrade from older releases need to read the amanda.conf
amanda-client.conf man pages to learn about the the new syntax for
amandad, as well as edit the /etc/xinetd.d/amanda configuration
follow the new syntax.
Road Map And Release Schedule
Audience for Test Releases
Test 1 is targeted for developers,
who use it "at their own risk", and
contains many bleeding edge
Test 2 is for early adopters. Most things should work and
we need to your help
to find what is broken.
Test 3 is for early
adopters. Most things should work and we need to your help
to find what
Test 4 is for beta users. This is the time when we must
have full community
participation. Without this participation both
hardware and software
Quality Assurance for
The Fedora Project has a process in place for
ensuring the highest possible
quality even in our test releases. Many
bugs are identified, prioritized and
fixed during the testing process. We
also have a list of known bugs in this
release. Refer to http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/QA/7/Test2TreeTesting
Translations of Release Notes
to the rapidly changing nature of test releases, translations of release
notes for test releases are not practical. The initial goal is to have
translation of the release notes included in the test4 release and to
community review and correction before the general release. As
general release is translated following the established
localization (l10n) and internationalization (i18n)
which result in comprehensive,
high-quality release notes in a variety
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sponsored by Red Hat and guided by the
contributors. These projects are
developed by a large community of people who
strive to provide and
maintain the very best in free, open source software
and standards. The
central Fedora project is an operating system and platform
based on Linux
that is always free for anyone to use, modify, and distribute,
You can help the Fedora Project community continue to
improve Fedora if you
file bug reports and enhancement requests. Refer
for more information.
Thank you for your participation.
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