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Re: Announcing Fedora 7 Test 3 (6.92)



I case you missed this. There is a KDE Live-CD version. You had mentioned
that you would be interested in one.


Jeremy Katz wrote:
> Welcome to Fedora 7 Test 3.
> 
> I am please to announce the third of four test releases for Fedora 7.
> 
> Downloads
> ========
> DVD and network installation are available.
> 
> http://torrent.fedoraproject.org/
> The recommended method of download is via BitTorrent from this site.
> 
> http://fedora.redhat.com/Download/mirrors.html
> HTTP, FTP, and RSYNC downloads are available from Fedora Project mirrors
> listed above.  Note that not all mirrors may be synced at this time.
> 
> 
> New in Fedora 7 Test 3
> ========
> 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.
> 
> Merger 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 3 is packaged initially as a Desktop/Development 
> Workstation/Server implementation, called "Prime".  This spin is delivered in 
> DVD iso format only as a trial, see 
> https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2007-February/msg00993.html 
> for the discussion on this.
> 
>     * Many more packages are available in the development repositories.
> 
> Live CD
> ========
>     * This test release includes an i386 ISO for a Desktop Live CD. This Live 
> CD features the ability to install to a hard disk using the same graphical 
> Anaconda installer as the non-live CD variant. 
> 
>     * This test release also includes an x86_64 ISO for a Desktop Live
> image.  Due to size, this will require a DVD.  As with the i386 Live
> image, the ability to install to a hard disk is available.
> 
>     * This test release features a new i386 ISO for a KDE Live CD.  Note
> that as of this writing, this ISO is only available via bittorrent.  It
> should be available via the mirrors in the near future.
> 
> Desktop
> ========
>     * This test release features GNOME 2.18
> 
>     * A brand new Echo icon theme is included as the default in this release. 
> This icon theme is incomplete, but with appropriate feedback and progress, 
> may become the default in the general release.
> 
>     * Fast User Switching is now available via the fast-user-switch-applet. 
> See http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/FeatureFastUserSwitching for more 
> details. 
> 
> Performance
> ========
>     * System performance is generally slower in the test releases as compared 
> to the general release since we enable several options that help with 
> debugging. 
> 
> System Administration
> ========
>     * System administration tools may be modified under the testing process. 
> 
> System Level Changes
> ========
>     * Fedora 7 Test 3 features a 2.6.21rc5 based kernel. Current release 
> information is being tracked on the kernel release notes source page. 
> (http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Docs/Beats/Kernel)
> 
> Amanda
> 
> Users who upgrade from older releases need to read the amanda.conf and 
> amanda-client.conf man pages to learn about the the new syntax for calling 
> amandad, as well as edit the /etc/xinetd.d/amanda configuration file to 
> follow the new syntax.
> 
> Road Map And Release Schedule
> ========
>     * http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/7/ 
> 
> Intended Audience for Test Releases
> ========
> Test 1 is targeted for developers, who use it "at their own risk", and 
> contains many bleeding edge packages.
> 
> 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 is broken.
> 
> Test 4 is for beta users. This is the time when we must have full community 
> participation. Without this participation both hardware and software 
> functionality suffers.
> 
> Quality Assurance for Test Releases
> ========
> 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/Test3TreeTesting for 
> more details.
> 
> Translations of Release Notes
> ========
> Due to the rapidly changing nature of test releases, translations of release 
> notes for test releases are not practical. The initial goal is to have a 
> translation of the release notes included in the test4 release and to allow 
> community review and correction before the general release. As always, the 
> general release is translated following the established practices for 
> localization (l10n) and internationalization (i18n) 
> (http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/L10N), which result in comprehensive, 
> high-quality release notes in a variety of languages.
> 
> About Fedora
> ========
> Fedora is a set of projects 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, 
> now and forever.
> 
> You can help the Fedora Project community continue to improve Fedora if you 
> file bug reports and enhancement requests. Refer to 
> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/BugsAndFeatureRequests for more information. 
> Thank you for your participation.
> 
> To find out more general information about Fedora, refer to the following Web 
> pages:
> 
>     * Fedora Overview (http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Overview)
>     * Fedora FAQ (http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FAQ)
>     * Help and Support (http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Communicate)
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> 


-- 

  David


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