Friday, February 02, 2007

Fedora Core 7 Test 1 Released

Fedora Core 7 Test 1 has started appearing today on the mirrors worldwide, just as I am writing this:

"Just a quick blurb. Fedora 7 Test 1 has been released today. For this particular release, we only did a Desktop spin of the package collection. We are still fine tuning targetted spins of the collection as part of the merger of Core and Extras. We also produced a LiveCD that has the ability to install to your harddrive should you wish."

Fedora Core 7 is promising new features like:

• Rock solid wireless networking support;
• Wireless firmware;
• Pungi will be used for tree building;
• Fast user switching;
• RandR 1.2;
• KVM virtualization support;
• Boot and shutdown speed-up;
• New init system;
• rpm and yum enhancements;

libata will be used for PATA support;
• syslog to be replaced with syslog-ng;
• Improved firewire support;
• Real-time kernel;
• Tickless kernel support;
• Fix wakeups across the distribution;
• Encrypted file systems.

The Fedora Core 7 Schedule:

• 23 January 2007 - F7 Test1 development freeze
• 1 February 2007 - F7 Test1 Release
• 20 February 2007 - F7 FEATURE freeze / F7 string freeze / F7 Test2 development freeze
• 27 February 2007 - F7 Test2 release
• 19 March 2007 - F7 translation freeze / F7 Test3 development freeze
• 27 March 2007 - F7 Test 3 Release / Continual freeze. Only critical bugs fixed
• 5 April 2007 - Final devel freeze.
• 26 April 2007 - F7 General Availability

About Fedora Core:

The Fedora Project is a Red-Hat-sponsored and community-supported open source project. It is also a proving ground for new technology that may eventually make its way into Red Hat products. It is not a supported product of Red Hat, Inc.

The goal of The Fedora Project is to work with the Linux community in order to build a complete, general purpose operating system exclusively from free software. Development will be done in a public forum. The project will produce time-based releases of Fedora Core about 2-3 times a year with a public release schedule.

You can download Fedora Core 7 Test 1 now from Softpedia.

You can download Fedora Core 6 now from Softpedia.
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