Fedora News Updates #8
by Colin Charles
For the week of: Thursday, March 18 2004
Available at: http://fedoranews.org/colin/fnu/issue8.shtml
This is issue number eight of the Fedora News Updates, the weekly
bi-weekly) newsletter for the Fedora community. The issue has taken on
a two-week release cycle, just as well.
Fedora for more platforms
We have officially released Fedora
Core 1 for AMD64
, which is the first 64-bit port of a Fedora Core
release. In other notes, Lucas Dulley is going to start porting Fedora
to the IA64
New mailing list and a new site
For all the SELinux traffic, there is now a new mailing lists that will
address all issues related to SELinux implementation with Fedora. fedora-selinux-list
is available for user and developer related discussion. The birth of FedoraChat.org
, touting itself
as the unofficial Fedora Forum, seems to be getting quite the number of
Configuring iptables, the firewall of choice, is not an easy task for
the end-user. Luckily, there are graphical ways to get things done. Firewall Builder
is useful, and
works as an online application. Bevan Bennett points us to a little
the iptables manual page, while Enric Martinez shows
Fedora with the Promise SATA controller
Jean-Rene Cormier has come up with a guide titled Fedora on a
. He goes through the entire process of how he
installed Fedora with an SATA controller.
Alexandra Oliva and wife celebrated the birth
of Larissa Garcia Oliva
! A big congratulations goes out to them.
Fedora Core 2 test1 Notes (with more SELinux stuff too)
- PC speaker not beeping any longer? modprobe pcspkr will
this for you.
- When new policy packages get downloaded, there are some steps you
need to follow - James Morris confirms
- Want to know the best way to get started running SELinux and
testing it? James Morris shows us what he's done to
get started. Russell Coker has his
thoughts too (and tells us it works fine even when you don't have
the machine nearby).
- With CIFS giving quite a lot of issues, Dave Jones might
turn SMBFS back on in FC2 test3.
In Fedora News Updates #7, it was mentioned that there's a new apt-get
available. Warren Togami has written in to tell us that the new "apt
mirror-select" option is a notable new feature.
Mike Harris has added xrestop to Rawhide (fedora development feed).
Read the release
GNOME Bluetooth Configuration Utility
Fredrik Noring points to a new
that is available. There have been no responses with
regards to interest yet, so if anyone is into Bluetooth, start getting
on the fedora-config-list
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