Scientific Linux 6 Release Candidate 1
Posted on: 02/19/2011 12:11 PM

The first release candidate of Scientific Linux 6 (based on RHEL 6) has been released

Scientific Linux 6 Release Candidate 1


We have released the first Release Candidate of Scientific Linux 6.
We are now in a feature freeze, and are only fixing bugs.

The release is at
http://ftp.scientificlinux.org/linux/scientific/6rolling/

DVD and Net Install downloads are at
http://ftp.scientificlinux.org/linux/scientific/6rolling/i386/iso/
http://ftp.scientificlinux.org/linux/scientific/6rolling/x86_64/iso/

Note: The Everything DVD's are not up yet. Expect them tomorrow.


***CHANGED SINCE Beta 3***
yum-conf-sl6x - added
Installing yum-conf-sl6x will keep your SL6 system at the
latest release. As soon as the next release it out, it will
update to it.

sl-release
Repos were changed to point to 6.0
Mirrorlist was put in the config files, but there currently
aren't any mirrorlist files.

openafs
Updated to fix an update bug.

livecd-tools
liveusb-creator
Updated to link to the latest Live images

OpenAFS
Removed the option of reporting back to RedHat.

redhat-logos
Marked as the release version

yum-conf-autoupdate
Marked as the release version



***KNOWN ISSUES***
If you are on a x86_64 machine, install the adobe repo, and install
flash-plugin and/or AdobeReader_enu, you will get AdobeReader_<random
language> in addition to what you asked for. You will also get many
i686 packages installed for dependancies.

There are not mirrorlists files for the sl repositories

***UPCOMING ROADMAP***
This is the proposed roadmap. These dates can always slip. We will not
release until we are ready.

RC 2 - February 25, 2011
- All bugs of previous week fixed.
- Documentation

RC 2.5 - Sometime in the first week of March, 2011
- This is really the release, down to the documentation.
- If there is no further bugs, RC 2.5 images are declared the official
release images.
- If there is a show stopping bug, we will have a RC 2.75

Release - A day or two after RC 2.5 - Hopefully in the first week of March.


Thanks to everyone who has tested and helped thus far.

The Scientific Linux Development Team



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