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For those who hadn't stayed closely tuned to the Fedora marketing list, the Fedora Legacy Project has been terminated. Fedora Legacy is no more due to extending the lifespan for Fedora updates from 11 months to 13 months (starting with FC6 Zod) and the viability of CentOS for longer support. The details can be found in this email message.
19 December 2006
Linux.com has posted some additional information about the Red Hat/Fedora summit that had taken place last month in Boston. All of the details can be found in this article.
19 December 2006
Today theme proposals for Fedora Core 7 are due to the Wiki. Information on the Fedora Core 7 Artwork Themes can be found on the Fedora Project Wiki. Several of the themes submitted already look very nice especially for being initial drafts. Some of the FC7 themes submitted so far include Fedora Borealis, Flying High with Fedora 7, Fedora Dreams, Fedora Tangram, Fedora Games, and Fedora Planet. Share your favorite so far on the Phoronix Forums.
4 December 2006
Greg DeKoenigsberg has posted a Fedora Summit wrap-up with link to the respective Fedora Wiki pages. The topics covered include opening the core, new Fedora build system, architecture, Fedora LiveCD, OpenID, and the modified release process. For the uninformed, Greg DeKoenigsberg is the community development manager for Red Hat. We had interviewed him for the release of Fedora Core 5.
16 November 2006
In preparation for getting into the Fedora Core 7 swing, a Fedora Summit has been taking place this week at the Red Hat offices in Westford. Today is the last day of this small summit but several Fedora developers have been blogging about what has been discussed, and the Wiki page has also been updated. Some of the blog posts on the Fedora Summit so far have been from Max Spevack (Day 0), Max Spevack (Day 0.5), Jesse Keating (Part 1), Greg DeKoenigsberg (Tomorrow), Greg DeKoenigsberg (A New BugZilla?), Jack Aboutboul (Day 1), Max Spevack (Day 1), Max Spevack (Day 1.5), Jesse Keating (Day 1.5), Greg DeKoenigsberg (Day 1), Max Spevack (Day 2), and Jesse Keating (Day 2).
15 November 2006
FreshRPMs has officially extended their repository today for official support for Fedora Core 6 Zod. They also introduced packages for the NVIDIA binary display driver, ATI fglrx binary display driver, ipw3945 firmware and daemon, madwifi, ntfs, pwc, and lirc. The FreshRPMs release announcement can be found here. AtRPMs has also announced support for Fedora Core 6.
25 October 2006
The Fedora Project has officially announced Core 6 (Zod) on the fedora-announce-list. A lot more information can be found at the Fedora Wiki. Finally, Fedora Core 6 can be downloaded from mirrors or torrents. This morning we also published the first review of Fedora Core 6 Zod. Be sure to discuss your Fedora 6 thoughts over at the Phoronix Forums.
24 October 2006
We have begun to share some thoughts on Fedora Core 6 Zod (Zod is the codename for FC6). More information can be found over at the Phoronix Forums.
21 October 2006
Yet another delay has struck the Fedora Core 6 release cycle. After the delay yesterday that pushed the final release of FC6 from Tuesday to Thursday, the delay has now been pushed to next week. It seems that some additional bugs have crept into Rawhide at the last minute. A respin is now taking place, and Red Hat hopes to finally push out Fedora Core 6 on Tuesday, October 24, 2006. It looks like we will have to wait patiently a few more days for the release, and in the mean time feel free to visit the Phoronix Forums.
17 October 2006
While we were all waiting for the release of Fedora Core 6 tomorrow, Jesse Keating has just issued a statement on the fedora-announce-list that the release of Fedora Core 6 has been pushed back to this Thursday. This is certainly a disappointment for those eagerly awaiting this release, but over the weekend several bugs cropped up in the latest spin. They hope to complete the spin process tomorrow and then allow the mirrors to update for Thursday. Jesse did, however, mention that Fedora Core 6 may need to get pushed back until next week if any new problems arise. We can only hope now that Fedora Core 6 will be ready to be pushed out this Thursday!
16 October 2006
Rahul Sundaram has published part one of a series of articles for Red Hat Magazine titled Inside Fedora Core 6. In this part Rahul mentions the installer improvements with the ability to use Anaconda to fetch packages from a yum repository, enabling AIGLX and Compiz for desktop effects, and performance boosts throughout all of Fedora Core 6. These performance boosts can most notably be attributed to glibc with dynamic linking improvements as well as the speed boosts brought by GNOME 2.16. Part one of Inside Fedora Core 6 can be read at Red Hat. Look for Fedora Core 6 next Tuesday (October 17, 2006) when it will be officially announced.
13 October 2006
Fedora Core 6 was slated for release on October 11, however, the announcement has just come out by means of the mailing list that the release has been pushed back to October 17. At this point there are five critical bugs left that developers would like to see addressed -- ranging from 256MB of system memory will stall Anaconda to an SELinux issue with updating the kernel on Power PC. The official announcement can be found here. We can only hope that Fedora Core 6 will make it out by October 17.
6 October 2006
GNOME is having their Bostom Summit 2006 this weekend at the MIT Media Lab. This summit is a three-day hackfest for developers and contributors. There is also an embedded device hackfest, GNOME accessibility summit, and text layout summit. More on the GNOME Bostom Summit 2006 can be found on the GNOME Live Wiki. Chris Blizzard also posted some instructions this afternoon on his blog.
6 October 2006
While the release of Fedora Core 6 is still scheduled for October 11, and the final Test release (FC6T3) was pushed out earlier this month, Red Hat has pushed out a FC6 pre-release. FC6pre is a near final copy of Fedora Core 6 but there are still a few known bugs left. Links to the images and the announcement is on the mailing list.
30 September 2006
The third and final test release is now available for the upcoming Fedora Core 6. Fedora Core 6 Test 3 (FC6T3) delivers GNOME 2.16.0, KDE 3.5.3, yum install repositories from Anaconda installer, new default font, Compiz window manager using AIGLX, notification bubbles for software updates, improved startup performance (DT_GNU_HASH), Xen improvements, setroubleshoot for SELinux, integrated smart card capabilities, improved X auto-configuration, and new Fedora artwork. The official release announcement can be read here.
14 September 2006
Robert Jensen has passed along word on the fedora-announce-list that the Fedora Unity project has released their re-spin of Fedora Core 5, as well as ISOs for the Fedora Core LiveCD using Kadischi. The Fedora Core 5 re-spin contains all FC5 official updates as of 2006-08-18 and is available for i386 and x86_64 architectures. The Fedora Core Live spin is based on Fedora Core 5 Bordeaux with all updates to 2006-08-21. Also available are LiveCDs based upon Fedora Core 6 Test 2 (FC6T2). Grab all of these ISOs as torrents over at Fedora Unity.
28 August 2006
Chitlesh Goorah has placed a request on his blog for help with Kadischi testing. Primarily the Kadischi Team and Fedora Unity are interested in participants to help out on x86_64 testing of Kadischi with Fedora Core 6 Test 2 (FC6T2). Kadischi is the tool to create Fedora-based LiveCDs, and more is available on the Wiki.
26 August 2006
Fedora Core 6 Test 2 is now out after a Xen delay late last month. Among the notable highlights in FC6T2 include all packages are recompiled (built using Mock, packages also now have proper BuildRequires), ability to install from additional yum repositories during the Anaconda/KickStart installation, Java web applet from gcjwebplugin, new default font, package updates and upgrades, and Fedora Core 6 Extras. The preferred method of download is using Torrents, and Jesse's Fedora Core 6 Test 2 announcement is available here. Fedora Core 6 Test 3 (FC6T3) is scheduled for release on September 11, while the final Fedora Core 6 release is tentatively scheduled for October 9, 2006.
7 August 2006
After the first delay of Fedora Core 6 Test 2, Jeremy Katz has announced a second delay. This time it is due to the 2.6.18-rc kernel and issues presented with Xen. The delay will occur till Xen is working properly, which looks like it might happen on July 24. If they meet the Monday deadline, Fedora Core 6 Test 2 would be released on July 26. More updates to come soon.
18 July 2006
Due to the integration of DT_GNU_HASH changes for binutils and glibc, Fedora Core 6 Test 2 (FC6T2) has been delayed by one week. These changes will bring up to an approximate 50% speed-up in dynamic linking, however, a complete rebuild is necessary. Due to this Fedora Core 6 rebuild, the freeze date for Test 2 (the feature freeze release) is now on Wednesday, July 19, 2006. The release date for this next testing release will be on July 21, 2006. However, this delay has also pushed back the final Fedora Core 6 release from September 27 to October 4. The updated and preliminary Fedora Core Schedule can be found in the Wiki.
7 July 2006
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