Omega 10 Preview Release
Posted on: 12/06/2008 11:36 PM
A preview release of Omega 10, a Linux distribution based on Fedora, has been released. Here the release announcement:
Omega is a Linux based operating system and a Fedora remix suitable for desktop and laptop users. It is a installable Live CD for regular PC (i686 architecture) systems. It has all the features of Fedora 10 and a number of additional multimedia players and codecs by default. You can play any multimedia content (including MP3) or commercial DVD's out of the box.
For what's new in Fedora 10, refer tohttps://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/10/ReleaseSummary
# sha1sum omega-10-desktop-preview.iso
Kickstart file for customization is available atftp://ftp.infradead.org/pub/spins/omega-10-desktop-livecd.ks
Unless any major issues are found, this will be the general release of Omega 10 as well. So please test and provide feedback.
Is this a official Fedora release?
This is a community remix of Fedora and not endorsed or affiliated with the Fedora Project or Red Hat.
Is this a fork?
It is a fully compatible remix of Fedora with some add-on multimedia software from RPMFusion and Livna (DVD playback) software repositories.
What's the benefit?
Many Fedora users, install Fedora and get these common software from other sources. This Live CD provides a convenient starting point for such users, is completely compatible with Fedora and can be redistributed easily. If you have already installed Fedora and configured these repositories, just continue using it.
Does Omega include proprietary software?
Fedora excludes both proprietary software and Free and open source software with other potential patent encumbrances. Omega has only free and open source software packages by default, some of which are excluded from Fedora due to such potential encumbrances . If you are in a region that enforces restrictive software patents, you might want to use Fedora instead.
Where do updates come from?
All updates are from Fedora, RPMFusion and Livna repositories. The current plan is to provide updated composes of the Live CD in frequent intervals so users installing the releases at a later date, don't have to download all the updates separately.
What about the release schedule?
Omega will follow the Fedora development and release schedules closely.
Do you plan on do other variants?
Not on my own but if you want to do so, I would be able to help. Feel free to use the kickstart file provided as the basis for such variants.
How do I contribute?
Join the Fedora Project or RPMfusion effort. You can also provide feedback on what could be improved in the Live CD by testing and filing bug reports, providing documentation, artwork as well.
Where do I report issues?
You can file bug reports on Fedora software packages at http://bugzilla.redhat.com
and for RPMFusion software packages at https://bugzilla.rpmfusion.org/.
Do you have a separate website?
Omega discussions take place in rpmfusion developers list athttp://lists.rpmfusion.org/pipermail/rpmfusion-developers/