Long time in the making, but at long last after 6 weeks of hard work the
Fedora Secondary Arch Team for Power finally managed to get the Fedora
16 Beta release done!
Available from mirrors now here:
or directly from here:
A lot of the issues we still had for Alpha have been fixed since then.
The most noticeable ones are:
* Firefox-8 works now on 32bit and 64bit out of the box
* Gnome3 Desktop no more segfaulting
* Qt4 not segfaulting all of KDE anymore
* Various anaconda issues (serial console, garbled fonts to name a few)
* Filesystem encryption password check working now
* Numerous rebuild failures
More details about this Beta release can be found here:
and we do have an official release announcement as well here:
I want to thank everyone involved in making this happen, it's been a
pretty long stretch with quite a few hurdles, but we finally got the
first big milestone done towards the goal to get a Fedora 16 on Power out.
We're working full steam now to get GA done by 21. of December.
As usual, the whole team can typically be found on the #fedora-ppc IRC
channel on FreeNode and via our email list:
And we have our Secondary Arch wiki with (decently) updated information:
Thanks & regards, Phil
Philipp Knirsch | Tel.: +49-711-96437-470
Supervisor Core Services | Fax.: +49-711-96437-111
Red Hat GmbH | Email: Phil Knirsch <pknirsch(a)redhat.com>
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