Announcing Fedora Core 6 Test3 (5.92)

Jeremy Katz katzj at
Thu Sep 14 15:17:52 UTC 2006

On August 24th, the International Astronomical Union redefined what is
required for planet-hood.  This had the result of reclassifying Pluto
as a dwarf planet.

Today, we release Fedora Core 6 Test 3.  We have not redefined what is
required for a Fedora release, instead continuing to provide the same
high quality that users have come to expect from Fedora.

Fedora Core 6 Test 3 (5.92) Now Available

The Fedora Project announces the third and final test release of the
Fedora Core 6 development cycle, available for the i386, x86_64, and
ppc/ppc64 architectures, including Intel based Macintosh computers. Be
aware that Test releases are recommended only for Linux
experts/enthusiasts or for the technology evaluation, as many parts
are likely to be broken and the rate of change is rapid. 

The final release of Fedora Core 6 is scheduled for release on October
11.  At this point, the release is feature complete and in a locked
down bug fix mode.  It is important that we get your help in testing,
reporting, and suggesting fixes for bugs.  Please direct bugs to, product Fedora Core, Version fc6test3.  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.

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 these Fedora Project
mirrors.  Note that not all mirrors may be synced at this time.

Notable Features of Fedora Core 6
* Support for installation from multiple repositories at install-time,
  including access to Fedora Extras for network installs 
* GNOME 2.16.0
* KDE 3.5.3
* An improved look and feel for various non-English languages thanks
  to a new default font 
* New desktop eye candy provided by the Compiz window manager using
* Notification of available software updates via notification bubbles
* Improved startup performance of applications due to support for the
  DT_GNU_HASH linker option 
* Improved speed of various package management utilities
* Further improvements in the Xen virtualization technology as well as
  the inclusion of a graphical application for creating and managing
  domains (virt-manager)
* Increased usability of SELinux thanks to the integration of 
  setroubleshoot which lets the user know when security denials occur 
* Integrated smart card capabilities
* Improved X autoconfiguration to work better with LCDs and laptops
* An improved version of system-config-printer to provide for easier
  and more powerful printer configuration  
* New artwork to provide a fresh new feel.

And much, much more!

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