Announcing Fedora Core 5 Test 2

Jesse Keating jkeating at
Mon Jan 16 20:09:34 UTC 2006

For some, it will be a day of remembrance - a day to reflect upon the
many freedoms we enjoy.  These freedoms are not to be taken lightly, nor
taken for granted.  Please take a moment to read about a man who had a
dream for freedom:

For Fedora Core fans, we celebrate a different sort of freedom.  A
freedom of Open Source, and a freedom to enjoy the operating system of
OUR choice, for we are proud to announce:

Fedora Core 5 Test2 Now Available
The Fedora Project announces the second 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.
Test3 is scheduled for release February 13.  This aggressive schedule makes vitally
important your help in testing, reporting and suggesting fixes for bugs.
Please direct bugs to, Product Fedora Core,
Version fc5test2.  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 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 Test2
* New Logo
* Package selection within the installer has been reenabled.
* Based on gcc4.1 for performance and security
* Gnome 2.13.4
* Support for dmraid in the installer (motherboard based raid).
* Pirut (pronounced like a pirate): Package Installer, Remover, Updater
Tool.  Includes pup, the Package Updater Program.
* SELinux reference policy so that we can support binary policy modules.
* Beagle, f-spot, and tomboy.  Apps such as nautilus and firefox can use
beagle for highly advanced searching and indexing.
* 1600+ Extras packages conveniently available via yum
* JOnAS (and deps) removed and scheduled for inclusion within Fedora
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 FC5test2
in order to avoid common problems and troubleshoot problems that you may

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

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