FC6t1 vs FC5

Rahul Sundaram sundaram at fedoraproject.org
Sun Jun 25 09:45:51 UTC 2006

On Sat, 2006-06-24 at 21:15 +0100, Timothy Murphy wrote:
> Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> > On Sat, 2006-06-24 at 13:55 +0100, Timothy Murphy wrote:
> >> Is there any real difference between FC-6 Test 1 and FC-5 updated?
> > Here is the announcement which has the details
> > 
> > http://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-announce-list/2006-
> > June/msg00010.html
> > 
> > Here is a review
> > 
> > http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=499
> Actually, there seems very little difference to me.
> For example, it mentions KDE-3.5.3 as one of the new things in FC6t1
> but I seem to have that on FC5 from fedora-extras.

KDE is not in Fedora Extras and yes the first test release wouldnt be
that different from the previous release with updates. Only intrusive
changes that cannot be backported remain in the new release( and the
installer related changes )

> > PS: fedora-test list is better suited for test release discussions.
> Agreed, but I think I was responding to articles about the test version
> on this newsgroup/mailing list.
> Actually, I would try these test versions if it were not for the warning
> that it may not be possible to upgrade to FC6 from them.
> I wonder if this warning is really necessary?

It should be possible but it complicates testing a bit if you are
running into upgrade only issues that occur now and then in the
development version and I would rather have them fixed than ignore them.
Do mention that you ran a yum update or whatever when reporting bugs

> I have had no problem upgrading from test versions in the past.
> I mention this because I feel many more people would run the test versions
> if it were not for this disclaimer.

There is no such disclaimer. Only recommended testing practices. 


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