Fedora News Updates #16
by Colin Charles
For the week of: Wednesday, September 29 2004
Available at: http://fedoranews.org/colin/fnu/issue16.shtml
Issue sixteen is now out. Its been long awaited. Help is required to
keep up with the traffic on fedora-list - lieutenants, please step up.
While there has been a lot of interesting news in the span of time
since the last issue, they're still in the queue to be pushed out.
We're moving to a definitely more dynamic solution in terms of pushing
out news in a more timely fashion.
Fedora Core 3 schedule slips; FC1 EOL announced; Fedora Core 3 Test
The Fedora Core 3 schedule has slipped by a week, and the updated
schedule is at: http://fedora.redhat.com/participate/schedule/
This means the expected release of Fedora Core 3 is now set at November
Fedora Core 3 Test 2 got announced on the 20th of September 2004, as
per the new schedule - the announcement information is at: http://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-announce-list/2004-September/msg00024.html
Some of the notable mentions include the removal of a static /dev to a
dynamic /dev (provided for by udev), the GNOME 2.8 release candidate,
KDE 3.3.0 and Xorg X11 6.8.0. Read more about udev in Fedora
Consequently, Fedora Core 1 support has been passed
to the Fedora Legacy
Quick! Quick! Just a little while more for the Fedora Bugweek
to go. Read more at http://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2004-September/msg01026.html
and join the IRC channel on irc.freenode.net (#fedora-bugweek). As a
consequence, there is now a fedora-patches-list
Some basic "getting around" Fedora tools
Newbies will definitely appreciate the following posts, where there's
information about how to use a few command line tools.
Fedora Core 2 kernel upgrade breaking CD recording
Kernel 2.6.8-1.521 which is the latest kernel for Fedora Core 2 has broken
CD recording from userspace,
by many. This is a security
, rather than a bug. The issue has been covered well in an
article at lwn.net: 2.6.8 and
Feel like its necessary to translate Fedora while logged into a
Windows-based machine? There's now a translation guide, titled Translate
Fedora in Microsoft® Windows®
. There is also a Fedora
Translation Project FAQ
Use SELinux again
And a kudos to you if you're already using it. If you're testing the
development releases of Fedora Core 3, please try
. In case you want to know more about the targeted
policy, Daniel Walsh wrote a good introduction to it at: http://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2004-September/msg00909.html
Fedora Extras has a new announce list for package announcements, called
fedora-extras-announce-list - more information at http://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/fedora-extras-announce-list
For discussion of the Fedora toolchain, like gcc, gdb, binutils, glibc
and so on, there is fedora-tools-list
Read the announcement
for more details.
The Rawhide Report
As testing has begun with FC3 test1, there have been some changes,
issues and many other interesting new things that users will be seeing
in the near future. Here are some of the recent discussions that circle
- There is no
more ide-tape, which means CONFIG_BLK_DEV_IDETAPE is now disabled
in the latest kernels.
- Nautilus, in GNOME 2.8 does not have the "View as Image
Collection" option any longer. This is because of an upstream
decision to remove the option.
- Reiser4 has been released, with a lot of people wondering if
Fedora Core 3's kernel will sport it - its been said time and again,
that if upstream kernels don't have it, the Fedora kernels will not
have it. The main reason is that Fedora will have SELinux enabled, and testing
with Reiser4 hasn't actually happened.
- Firefox & Thunderbird, from the Mozilla team are now in
Rawhide, and will be included into Fedora Core 3! Read more at: http://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2004-September/msg00010.html.
A few more bits and pieces
Heinz Mauelshagen has a new release of dmraid for testing, and has more
details at: http://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-list/2004-September/msg01088.html
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