Announcing Fedora Core 5 Test 3

Jesse Keating jkeating at
Mon Feb 20 18:02:42 UTC 2006

Forty-four years ago, John Hershel Glenn Jr. is successfully launched
into space aboard the Friendship 7 spacecraft on the first orbital
flight by an American astronaut.  Russia had already sent two cosmonauts
into orbit at this time.  In the many following years Russian and
America race each other for space superiority.  Much later Russia and
America have finally started cooperating in Earth's adventures into
space.  Competition is good, but collaboration can by so much better.

Today, Open Source stands as one of the ultimate examples of
collaboration.  No boundaries, no borders, no barriers.  As an example
of this collaboration, we are proud to announce:

Fedora Core 5 Test 3 Now Available
The Fedora Project announces the third release of the Fedora Core 5
development cycle, available for the i386, x86_64, and PPC/PPC64
architectures.  Beware that Test releases are recommended only for Linux
experts/enthusiasts or for technology evaluation, as many parts are
likely to be broken and the rate of change is rapid.
Final is scheduled for release March 15.  This aggressive schedule makes vitally
important your help in testing, reporting and suggesting fixes for bugs.
Please direct bugs to, Product Fedora Core,
Version fc5test3.  As always, be sure that your bug is not already fixed
by updates and search for existing bugs before filing.
During the continual freeze process, very few changes will be
introduced.  This is to prevent new bugs from surfacing and to ensure
that Fedora Core 5 is the best release we can make it.  Rawhide reports
over the next three weeks should be very sparse.  Please do test the few
updates extensively.

Thanks to all in the Fedora Project 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
The recommended method of download is via BitTorrent from this site.
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 FC5 Test 3
* Xen, now with x86_64!
* Package selection within the installer has been reenabled.
* Rebuilt again on later gcc4.1 snapshot for performance and security
* Hibernate should be functional on a wide variety of hardware again
(use pm-hibernate to test)
* PPC Install CDs are bootable once again
* Unified SRPM set instead of one per arch
* Lots of bugfixes from Test 2 release testing
* 1600+ Extras packages conveniently available via yum
Latest version of release notes are available from here. (not yet
uploaded, will be soon.

Important Warnings
Please see this page for an updated list of important notes for FC5test3
in order to avoid common problems and troubleshoot problems that you may

Have fun testing this release, and enjoy the collaboration
of Linux.

Jesse Keating
Release Engineer: Fedora
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