Announcing the release of Fedora 15 Beta!!

Dennis Gilmore dennis at
Tue Apr 19 14:50:03 UTC 2011

The clock is ticking. The days are counting down. The release of 
Fedora 15, codenamed "Lovelock," is scheduled for release in late 
May. Fedora is the leading edge, free and open source operating 
system that continues to deliver innovative features to users 
worldwide, with a new release every six months.

We are delighted to announce the availability of the Beta release 
of Fedora 15.

"I beta one American dollar that you will love this release!"

Come see why we love Fedora so much. We are betting you will, 
too. Download it now:

== What is the Beta Release? ==

The beta release is the last important milestone of Fedora 15. Only 
critical bug fixes will be pushed as updates leading to the general 
release of Fedora 15 in May. We invite you to join us in making 
Fedora 15 a solid release by downloading, testing, and providing 
your valuable feedback.

Of course, this is a beta release, meaning that some problems may still 
be lurking. A list of the problems we already know about can be seen on
the Common F15 bugs page, at

If you find a bug that's not found on that page, be sure it gets 
fixed before release by reporting your discovery at Thank you! 

== Features ==

Desktop enthusiasts and end users of all sorts can look forward to:
    * Gnome Shell and the Gnome 3 desktop. Gnome 3 is the next major 
      version of the Gnome desktop. After many years of a largely 
      unchanged Gnome 2.x experience, GNOME 3 brings a fresh look 
      and feel with GNOME Shell.
    * LibreOffice Productivity Suite. LibreOffice is a fork of 
      OpenOffice, with the support of the community. 
      All of the applications you know and love are still there, 
      including apps for spreadsheets, document creation, and presentations.
    * Desktop environments a-plenty. The Xfce and LXDE spins have 
      been updated, and the Fedora Spins SIG has other offerings 
      tailored to a wide variety of user needs. 

Sysadmins will love features such as:
    * Appliance building. BoxGrinder creates appliances (virtual 
      machines) from simple plain text appliance definition files 
      for various virtual platforms, and is great for building 
      appliances for use in a Cloud environment.
    * Dynamic Firewall. The dynamic firewall mode aims to make it 
      possible to change firewall settings without the need to restart 
      the firewall and to make persistent connections possible. 

Coders have lots of new development tools to try out, including:
    * Updates to popular languages. Python 3.2, Rails 3.0.3, and 
      OCaml 3.12 are all included in Fedora 15.
    * Project tooling. Maven 3 is a Java project management, project 
      comprehension, and build system tool.
    * Compiling and debugging. GDB gets an update to 7.3, and GCC 
      4.6 is included. (Fedora 15 has also been rebuilt using GCC 4.6!) 

And that's only the beginning. A more complete list and details of 
all the new features in Fedora 15 is available here:

We have nightly composes of alternate spins available here: 

== Contributing ==

For more information on common and known bugs, tips on how to report 
bugs, and the official release schedule, please refer to the release 
notes at

There are many ways to contribute beyond bug reporting. You can help 
translate software and content, test and give feedback on software 
updates, write and edit documentation, help with all sorts of promotional 
activities, and package free software for use by millions of Fedora 
users worldwide. To get started, visit today!
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