To support the 10th anniversary of LWN.net, the Fedora Project has
purchased 65 subscriptions to be given to Fedora contributors.
The Fedora Board has decided that the fairest way to distribute this
windfall of subscriptions is by holding an open lottery for all Fedora
contributors who have an active account in the Fedora Account System
(as of Feb 1st, 2008). I will be taking requests from all such
interested Fedora contributors for the next week. If you are
interested in making a request, here is what you need to do:
Send an email to: jspaleta(a)fedoraproject.org
Subject: LWN Subscription request
Please include the following:
* Your Fedora Account System username
* Your full name as it appears in the Fedora Account System
* Your LWN account name (you'll need to create an account with LWN
before sending in the request for a subscription)
Please have all requests in by March 1st, 2008.
now, I am able to announce the establishment of an Education SIG. I have
created a wiki page, which is currently placed here .
Again, I would like to encourage everybody, who is interested in
education to join us on fedora-education-list and to add his or her name
to the list in the wiki.
In the near future, one topic might be, how to go on with educational
work (e.g. in connection with K12LTSP). But this is only one part, so
feel free to join and discuss.
I am pleased to announce the immediate release of a brand new and
sparkling, Fedora 8 Xfce Spin. Fedora Xfce Spin is a bootable Fedora
Live CD image available for x86 and x86_64 architecture. It can be
optionally installed to hard disk or converted into boot USB images and
is ideal for Xfce fans and for users running Fedora on relatively low
resource systems. As a additional bonus, this release rolls in updates
for Fedora 8 released till yesterday (2008/02/12).
Xfce is a lightweight desktop environment available in Fedora. Designed
for productivity, it loads and executes applications fast, while
conserving system resources. More information at http://xfce.org
== Download ==
Torrent only download available at http://spins.fedoraproject.org/
== Feedback ==
We value your feedback highly. Send all your feedback and suggestions to
== Release Highlights ==
=== Xfce 4.4.2 ===
This release includes the latest Xfce release, 4.4.2 that integrates
many new features and bug fixes. More information is available
[http://www.xfce.org/about/news?id=13 here]. Along with the basic Xfce
desktop environment, Thunar file manager and a comprehensive set of
plugins and additional Xfce utilities like Xarchiver archive manager and
Orage calendar application is included. All available languages in
Fedora has also been integrated with this release.
=== Major Desktop Applications ===
This release includes a number of major desktop applications including:
* Firefox 2.0 Web browser
* Claws Mail
* Pidgin Instant Messenger
* Brasero CD/DVD Burner
* Tracker Desktop Search
* Totem With Browser Plugin
* Java With Browser Plugin
=== Office Software ===
* Abiword Word Processor
* Gnumeric Spreadsheet Application
* Evince PDF viewer
=== Accessories ===
* Geany Basic Integrated Development Environment(IDE)
* Galculator Scientific Calculator
* Gftp FTP Client
* Mirage Image Viewer
=== Command Line Utilities ===
Several small but useful command line utilities are included too! Major
* Mutt mail client
* Irssi Modular IRC Client
* Yum-utils: A collection of very useful yum utilities
* Powertop: Power Consumption Monitor For Laptop Users
== Release Notes ==
Release notes for Fedora is available for your reference at
== Create Your Own Fedora! ==
The kickstart file used to create this spin is available at
http://sundaram.fedorapeople.org/spins/livecd-fedora-8-xfce.ks. If you
wish to create your own spin locally or customize this to suit your
needs, refer http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FedoraLiveCD/LiveCDHowTo.
The Fedora Unity Project is proud to announce the release of new ISO Re-Spins (DVD and CD Sets) of Fedora 8. These Re-Spin ISOs are based on the officially released Fedora 8 installation media and include all updates released as of February 4,2008. The ISO images are available for i386 and x86_64 architectures via jigdo starting Thursday, February 7, 2008.
We have included CD Image sets for those in the Fedora community that do not have DVD drives or burners available.
During the Testing phase some of our testers had problems with installing via VNC while others did not have any problems at all.
Please report your results in our bug tracker. http://bugs.fedoraunity.org/spin-bugs/10/
We would like to give a special thanks to the following for testing this respin in 2 days
Harley-D Dana Hoffman Jr
zcat Jason Farrell
Iwolf Jeffrey Tadlock
Southern_Gentleman Ben Williams
kanarip Jeroen van Meeuwen
Fedora Unity has taken up the Re-Spin task to provide the community with the chance to install Fedora with recent updates already included. These updates might otherwise comprise more than 1.33GiB of downloads for a full install. This is a community project, for and by the community. You can contribute to the community by joining our test process.
A full list of bugs, packages and changelogs that have been updated in this Re-Spin can be reviewed on http://spins.fedoraunity.org/changelogs/20080204/
If you are interested in helping with the testing or mirroring efforts, please contact the Fedora Unity team. Contact information is available at http://fedoraunity.org/ or the #fedora-unity channel on the Freenode IRC Network (irc.freenode.net).
Go to http://spins.fedoraunity.org/spins to get the bits!
To report bugs in the Re-Spins please use http://bugs.fedoraunity.org/