My desktop OS: Fedora Core 3: Feedback

Rahul Sundaram sundaram at
Wed Jan 25 00:40:28 UTC 2006


I have just read your short review[1] on Fedora Core 3. Its rather 
remarkable timing to be trying out Fedora Core 3 now considering the 
fast release lifecycle of Fedora. It might be of interest to you that 
Fedora Core 3 has already transitioned into maintenance mode and to 
Fedora Legacy - community maintenance project,  recently with the 
release of Fedora Core 5 test 2 as per our lifecycle policy (FC X goes 
into maintenance when FC Z test 2 is released). Refer to our FAQ - and especially for more details.

You reference to the network card does not include a model number. It 
seems from the comments though that what you have been downloading is 
the firmware of the driver which is not shipped in Fedora due to 
redistribution restrictions incompatible with Fedora licensing 
guidelines imposed by many of the wireless hardware manufacturers. The 
drivers usually are included in the upstream and Fedora kernel though.

You have mentioned the issue of dependencies while installing software 
with RPM. RPM is not a typical end user tool. It is generally better to 
use yum to install software packages which also resolves the 
dependencies automatically. Yum also provides the ability to build 
plugins on top of it and is extensible and flexible. Many of the yum 
related additional features is available through yum-utils in Fedora 
Extras repository. This repository can be enabled manually using the 
instructions available in Fedora 
Core 4 enables this repository by default which contains over two 
thousand applications in addition to Fedora Core.

Looking forward to your review on future releases of Fedora.  Refer to for the project's public 
release schedule. Thank you for your interest in the Fedora Project.



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