a Beta announcement to use

Karsten 'quaid' Wade kwade at redhat.com
Mon Sep 29 22:16:45 UTC 2008

In light of trying to pump up the marketing and the bug reporting, here
is a Beta release announcement:


Thanks to Steven Moix for the original (in French[1]), which I adapted
for English.  Blame for the "Beta contest" is entirely on me.

[1] http://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-fr-list/2008-September/msg00097.html

Fedora 10 Beta: Cambridge's foundations are laid

Just on the heels of the Fedora Project's fifth anniversary, the Beta of
Fedora Linux version 10 (code-named Cambridge) is now available:


There is also a Beta contest! Test five things in the Beta that are
important to you as a user. If you find a bug *and* report it, you get
the free attention of a package maintainer on a problem personally
important to you!


Do your part to make Fedora 10 that much better.

Among the new, fun, and interesting features:

      * New NetworkManager with connection sharing
      * Improved printer handling
      * Remote virtualization and easier virt storage
      * Sectool, an auditing and security testing framework
      * RPM 4.6, the first big RPM change in several years

... and more ...

      * New version of PackageKit for managing software, with more fixes
        and enhancements (which benefits all distributions)
      * New version of PulseAudio (which benefits all distributions)
      * Kernel 2.6.27, including better support for WiFi
      * Better support for the EFI for Apple Macintosh hardware
      * Faster graphical start-up by Plymouth, replacing the venerable
      * Better support for webcams through the hard work in kernel
        2.6.27 (which benefits all distributions)
      * New icon theme "Echo", to be completed with the theme graphic
        "Solar" in the Fedora 10 release
      * Gnome 2.24
      * KDE 4.1
      * Adding the NetBeans IDE
      * Eclipse 3.4
      * Automatic installation of multimedia codecs
      * Better HDTV support in X.org
      * "Sugar" graphical environment (from OLPC) available for use,
        testing, and development

A more complete list and details of each new cited feature is available:


Karsten Wade, Community Gardener
Dev Fu : http://developer.redhatmagazine.com
Fedora : http://quaid.fedorapeople.org
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