Announcing Fedora Core 6 Test 1 (5.90)

Jesse Keating jkeating at
Wed Jun 21 14:55:10 UTC 2006

Just two years ago, a brave test pilot by the name of Mike Melvill
successfully guided SpaceShipOne 62 miles above California, USA,
overcoming technical problems that could have proven tragic to become
the first civilian to reach space, part of a team effort that won the
ANSARI X Prize.  A team of civilians working together to accomplish a
dream, an unbelievable goal.

Today, we of the Fedora Project send our "test pilot" out into the
world, hoping to do the impossible.  Improve upon the last release! (:

Fedora Core 6 Test 1 (5.90) Now Available
The Fedora Project announces the first release of the Fedora Core 6
development cycle, available for the i386, x86_64, and ppc/ppc64
architectures, including Intel based Macintosh computers.  Beware that
Test releases are recommended only for Linux experts/enthusiasts or for
the technology evaluation, as many parts are likely to be broken adn the
rate of change is rapid.
Test 2 is scheduled for release July 19, marking the developmental
freeze of the Fedora Core 6 release.  No new features after this point.
It is important that we get your help in testing, reporting and
suggesting fixes for bugs, and directing the technological improvements
we attempt with this release of Fedora Core.  Please direct bugs to, product Fedora Core, Version fc6test1.  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 Community 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 FC6 Test 1
* Support for the Intel based Macintosh platform, see
* ipv6 support in the installer
* scim-bridge for improved i18n input
* puplet applet for update notifications
* new printing system (new system-config-printer, cups 1.2, new GTK+
printing technology)
* gnome 2.15
* kde 3.5.3
* 1600+ Extras packages conveniently available via yum

Have fun testing and never stop reaching for the stars!

Jesse Keating
Release Engineer: Fedora
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