Fedora Core 6 Test 2 (5.91)
Posted on: 08/07/2006 06:59 PM
Fedora Core 6 Test 2 (5.91) has been released:
The Fedora Project announces the second release of the Fedora Core 6 development cycle, available for the i386, x86_64, and ppc/ppc64 architectures, including Intel based Macintosh computers. Beware that Test releases are recommended only for Linux experts/enthusiasts or for the technology evaluation, as many parts are likely to be broken and the rate of change is rapid.http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Core/Schedule
Test 3 is scheduled for release September 11, marking the continual freeze point of the Fedora Core 6 release. Only critical bugs fixed after this point. It is important that we get your help in testing, reporting and suggesting fixes for bugs, and directing the technological improvements we attempt with this release of Fedora Core. Please direct bugs to http://bugzilla.redhat.com,
product Fedora Core, Version fc6test2. As always, be sure that your bug is not already fixed by updates and search for existing bugs before filing.
Thanks to all in the Fedora Project Community who have contributed to this release. Your continued efforts are what makes Fedora possible.
DVD, CD and network installation are available. Please read the Important Warnings below in this announcement for more details.http://torrent.fedoraproject.org/
The recommended method of download is via BitTorrent from this site.http://fedora.redhat.com/Download/mirrors.html
HTTP, FTP, and RSYNC downloads are available from Fedora Project mirrors listed above. Note that not all mirrors may be synced at this time.
Notable Features of FC6 Test 2
* All packages recompiled (minus Thunderbird)
- Introduction of DT_GU_HASH, a far more efficient symbol lookup table for
dynamic linking. Improves dynamic linking performance by up to 50%
- Packages built with new build system based on Mock.
- Packages now have proper BuildRequires
* Ability to install from additional yum repositories during anaconda
installations and kickstarts.
* Functional Java applet plugin for Firefox due to gcjwebplugin
* A new default font, DejaVu, replaces Vera.
* Numerous package updates and upgrades
* 1600+ Extras packages conveniently available via yum