Release notes will be frozen on the wiki for translation this Saturday,
23 September 2006. Any content not updated there will not be
translated, and will not be in the FC6 final ISO spin. Please make your
updates by Friday 22 September 2006 at 2359 UTC to ensure they are
available to FC6 users.
Content will be unfrozen following the XML conversion and release to the
Translation Project. At that time, you may again make changes to the
wiki, but these changes will *NOT* be in the ISO or FC6 final release.
They will be published on the Web as an errata release. This Web page
is linked prominently from the top of the Release Notes included in the
FC6 ISO spin.
Paul W. Frields, RHCE http://paul.frields.org/
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Hey folks. :-) I have a nice FAQ update for ya, today:
* We have some new translations, and even more on the way.
* Changed the way that the Java instructions work, so that
they work with the latest version of Java.
* I've updated the Flash question to explain how to make text
work in most Flash apps.
* I made a small fix to the MP3 question for KDE users.
* I've linked to a resource that may help 64-bit users.
If you have any feedback or suggestions, let me know! :-)
The Insider FAQ: Linux Made Simple.
On August 24th, the International Astronomical Union redefined what is
required for planet-hood. This had the result of reclassifying Pluto
as a dwarf planet.
Today, we release Fedora Core 6 Test 3. We have not redefined what is
required for a Fedora release, instead continuing to provide the same
high quality that users have come to expect from Fedora.
Fedora Core 6 Test 3 (5.92) Now Available
The Fedora Project announces the third and final test release of the
Fedora Core 6 development cycle, available for the i386, x86_64, and
ppc/ppc64 architectures, including Intel based Macintosh computers. Be
aware that Test releases are recommended only for Linux
experts/enthusiasts or for the technology evaluation, as many parts
are likely to be broken and the rate of change is rapid.
The final release of Fedora Core 6 is scheduled for release on October
11. At this point, the release is feature complete and in a locked
down bug fix mode. It is important that we get your help in testing,
reporting, and suggesting fixes for bugs. Please direct bugs to
http://bugzilla.redhat.com, product Fedora Core, Version fc6test3. As
always, be sure that your bug is not already fixed by updates and
search for existing bugs before filing.
Thanks to all in the Fedora Project Community who have contributed to
this release. Your continued efforts are what makes Fedora possible.
DVD, CD, and network installation are available.
Read the Important Warnings below in this announcement for more
The recommended method of download is via BitTorrent from this site:
HTTP, FTP, and RSYNC downloads are available from these Fedora Project
mirrors. Note that not all mirrors may be synced at this time.
Notable Features of Fedora Core 6
* Support for installation from multiple repositories at install-time,
including access to Fedora Extras for network installs
* GNOME 2.16.0
* KDE 3.5.3
* An improved look and feel for various non-English languages thanks
to a new default font
* New desktop eye candy provided by the Compiz window manager using
* Notification of available software updates via notification bubbles
* Improved startup performance of applications due to support for the
DT_GNU_HASH linker option
* Improved speed of various package management utilities
* Further improvements in the Xen virtualization technology as well as
the inclusion of a graphical application for creating and managing
* Increased usability of SELinux thanks to the integration of
setroubleshoot which lets the user know when security denials occur
* Integrated smart card capabilities
* Improved X autoconfiguration to work better with LCDs and laptops
* An improved version of system-config-printer to provide for easier
and more powerful printer configuration
* New artwork to provide a fresh new feel.
And much, much more!
THIS JUST WENT OUT:
Dear Fedora Open Video contest participants!
Thank you very much for submitting your videos to the Fedora Open Video
contest. It was not easy to select the winner, and we even had to hold a
second round of voting to determine who won! The videos were all fun to
watch and very creative, and all of you deserve a round of applause.
I would like to congratulate Maurizio Bertoldi who has won the first
prize for his video "Fly your mind." The prize -- a digital Sony DVD
camcorder -- will be soon on its way to Maurizio.
Each participant will also receive a pair of Fedora flip-flops.
Once again, thank you all very very much and congratulations!