Announcing the release of Fedora 17 Beta!

Dennis Gilmore dennis at
Tue Apr 17 14:24:26 UTC 2012

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Lets try again.  its really Fedora 17 Beta, we have not yet entered a
time vortex and skipped ahead,  But now is a great time to work on or
see what will be coming next in Fedora 18 :)

El Tue, 17 Apr 2012 09:17:02 -0500
Dennis Gilmore <dennis at> escribió:
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> Look, up in the sky! It's a bird, it's a plane, it's... the Beta
> release of Beefy Miracle! Flying 'round the world at the speed of the 
> intertubes, delivering progress, mustard, and freedom to the masses.
> We are delighted to announce the availability of the Beta release of 
> Fedora 17.  Want to get a taste of the future?  Download it now:
> == What is the Beta Release? ==
> The Beta release is the last important milestone of Fedora 17.  Only 
> critical bug fixes will be pushed as updates leading to the general 
> release of Fedora 17 in May. We invite you to join us in making
> Fedora 17 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 is
> found at the Common F17 bugs page, seen here:
> == Features ==
> This release of Fedora includes a variety of features both over and 
> under the hood that show off the power and flexibility of the
> advancing state of free software.  Here are just a few of the new
> features:
> On the desktop: GNOME 3.4 introduces many user experience
> improvements, including new search capabilities in the activities
> overview, improved themes, and enhancements to the Documents and
> Contacts applications.  A new application, GNOME-boxes, provides easy
> access to virtual machines. Additionally, GIMP 2.8, the newest
> version of the GNU Image Manipulation Program, brings new
> improvements such as single-window mode, layer groups, and on-canvas
> editing.
> For developers: You never sausage a great array of development tools! 
> Fedora 17 includes a pre-release of Juno, the release of the Eclipse
> SDK expected in June 2012.  Java 7 (and OpenJDK 7) is the default
> Java runtime and Java build toolset, and GCC 4.7.x is now the primary 
> compiler in Fedora.  Other language refreshes include shipping Ruby 
> 1.9.3, the latest stable version of the Ruby language, PHP 5.4, the 
> latest PHP stack, and Erlang has also been updated to the R15 release.
> Under the hood, and in the cloud: The Cluster stack in Fedora
> includes numerous and significant updates for both high availability
> and load-balancing applications.  Fedora 17 utilizes Linux kernel
> 3.3, with improved btrfs and ext4 filesystems, GMA (poulsbo) graphics
> and Broadcom wireless chipset support, and numerous other bug fixes
> and enhancements. Firewalld is now the default firewall solution in
> Fedora, providing dynamic firewall configuration capabilities.
> Finally, OpenStack, a collection of services that can be used to set
> up and run cloud compute and storage infrastructure, has been updated
> to the latest release, 2012.1 (Essex).
> And that's only the beginning. A more complete list and details of
> all the new features in Fedora 17 is available here:
> We have nightly composes of alternate spins available here:
> == Contributing to Fedora ==
> 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:
> 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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