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Fedora 10 Beta: Cambridge's foundations are laid
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Fedora 11 Beta:
  
Just on the heels of the Fedora Project's fifth anniversary, the Beta of
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When Fedora 10 was released, users and press alike gushed: "Slick and stable... has a rock solid feel."  "Fast and easy."  "A great release."  What's next for the free operating system that shows off the best new technology of tomorrow?  You can find out at:
Fedora Linux version 10 (code-named Cambridge) is now available:
 
  
 
http://fedoraproject.org/get-prerelease
 
http://fedoraproject.org/get-prerelease
  
There is also a Beta contest! Test five things in the Beta that are
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We also hope to repeat the crazy success of Fedora 10's Beta
important to you as a user. If you find a bug *and* report it, you get
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contest! Test five things in the Beta that are important to  
the free attention of a package maintainer on a problem personally
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you as a user. If you find a bug *and* report it, you get  
important to you!
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the free attention of a package maintainer on a problem  
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personally important to you! Do your part to make Fedora 11 that much better.
  
https://bugzilla.redhat.com
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https://bugzilla.redhat.com/
  
Do your part to make Fedora 10 that much better.
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Among the top features of this ground-breaking release:
  
Among the new, fun, and interesting features:
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* '''Automatic Fonts & Mime Installer''' - Allows programs on the desktop to automatically install applications, fonts, multimedia capabilities, and clipart.
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* '''Fingerprint Readers''' - Better experience for systems with fingerprint readers, including support through the graphical Authentication Configuration tool and gnome-about-me.
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* '''Intel, ATI, and Nvidia kernel modesetting''' - Fedora 10 provided the first steps by a major distribution in using the kernel modesetting (KMS) feature to speed up graphical boot. Fedora 11 has increased the video card coverage of the KMS feature, with more to come.
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* '''Virt Console''' - Fedora 11 provides more accurate mouse pointer positioning and higher screen resolutions for virtual machine consoles, along with other improvements such as simpler use of USB devices.
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* '''MinGW Cross-compiler''' - Build and test full-featured Microsoft Windows programs, from the comfort of a Fedora system, without needing to use that "other OS."
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* '''Volume Control''' - The multimedia experience of Fedora users is improved by an easily understandable and much more flexible volume control.
  
      * New NetworkManager with connection sharing
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But wait, there's more!  For developers there are all sorts of goodies:
      * Improved printer handling
 
      * Remote virtualization and easier virt storage
 
      * Sectool, an auditing and security testing framework
 
      * RPM 4.6, the first big RPM change in several years
 
  
... and more ...
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* '''Python 2.6''' - This new version in Fedora is a precursor to Python 3000 (3.0), including many compatibility measures to help developers get their code prepared for the next generation of Python.
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* '''NetBeans 6.5''' - NetBeans IDE 6.5 is a significant update of NetBeans IDE 6.1 that includes improved JavaScript, AJAX, Ruby, and database support.
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* '''gcc 4.4''' - The gcc compiler suite has been updated to the latest version, featuring better error detection for the latest in safety and execution.
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* '''Eclipse profiling tools''' - Add the power of various native profiling tools into the Eclipse IDE and integrate with the rest of the development environment.  
  
      * New version of PackageKit for managing software, with more fixes
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Peek under the hood and there is still more:
        and enhancements (which benefits all distributions)
 
      * New version of PulseAudio (which benefits all distributions)
 
      * Kernel 2.6.27, including better support for WiFi
 
      * Better support for the EFI for Apple Macintosh hardware
 
      * Faster graphical start-up by Plymouth, replacing the venerable
 
        RHGB
 
      * Better support for webcams through the hard work in kernel
 
        2.6.27 (which benefits all distributions)
 
      * New icon theme "Echo", to be completed with the theme graphic
 
        "Solar" in the Fedora 10 release
 
      * Gnome 2.24
 
      * KDE 4.1
 
      * Adding the NetBeans IDE
 
      * Eclipse 3.4
 
      * Automatic installation of multimedia codecs
 
      * Better HDTV support in X.org
 
      * "Sugar" graphical environment (from OLPC) available for use,
 
        testing, and development
 
  
A more complete list and details of each new cited feature is available:
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* '''Desktop Environments''' - Updates to Gnome 2.26 and KDE 4.2.1 bring the latest innovations and functionality to desktop users.  Xfce and Sugar have also been updated.
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* '''Anaconda Storage''' - New storage code for the Anaconda installer improves the ability to handle new types of storage. The rewrite does not change the user interface.
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* '''Minimal Platform''' - New installer features make it much easier to create very small installations for embedded applications, such as for a server or desktop appliance.
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* '''Control groups''' - Allows system administrator to partition the system resources into different sub groups, and dedicate these sub groups resources to different applications' need.
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* '''DeviceKit''' - A simple, modular system service to manage devices and designed to partially replace HAL. Users gain a graphical disk management application that integrates nicely into the desktop.
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* '''DNS Security''' - DNSSEC (DNS SECurity) is a mechanism that can prove integrity and authenticity of DNS data.
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* '''ext4 filesystem''' - ext4 is the new default file system for Fedora 11 (replacing ext3) allowing for larger file system support and better performance by providing real-time fragmentation prevention and smarter data allocations.
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* '''sVirt MAC''' - sVirt integrates SELinux with the Fedora virtualization stack to allow Mandatory Access Control (MAC) security be applied to guest virtual machines
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* '''Power Management''' - Fedora 11 includes new power monitoring utilities and a new system daemon that automatically adjusts power settings to reflect the current system use.  There is also a facility to review the system and make suggestions on improving power consumption.
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* '''IBus input method''' - Ibus has been rewritten in C, and provides a simple, clean default system for changing the way international users input information into a Fedora system.
  
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/10/FeatureList
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And that is only the beginning. A more complete list and details of each new cited feature is available:
  
For release information, including common and known bugs, please see our
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http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/11/FeatureList
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For release information, including common and known bugs, please refer to the
 
release notes:
 
release notes:
  
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/10/Beta/ReleaseNotes
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http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Fedora_11_Beta_release_notes
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Since this is a Beta release, there may still be some rough spots still in the polishing phase.  Some of them are already known and in the process of fixing.  If you find a problem, please check the list of known issues and then file a bug:
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http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Fedora_11_Beta_release_notes#Known_Issues
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https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla
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[[Category:Draft Documentation]]
 
 
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Latest revision as of 18:02, 21 November 2009

Fedora 11 Beta:

When Fedora 10 was released, users and press alike gushed: "Slick and stable... has a rock solid feel." "Fast and easy." "A great release." What's next for the free operating system that shows off the best new technology of tomorrow? You can find out at:

http://fedoraproject.org/get-prerelease

We also hope to repeat the crazy success of Fedora 10's Beta contest! Test five things in the Beta that are important to you as a user. If you find a bug *and* report it, you get the free attention of a package maintainer on a problem personally important to you! Do your part to make Fedora 11 that much better.

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/

Among the top features of this ground-breaking release:

  • Automatic Fonts & Mime Installer - Allows programs on the desktop to automatically install applications, fonts, multimedia capabilities, and clipart.
  • Fingerprint Readers - Better experience for systems with fingerprint readers, including support through the graphical Authentication Configuration tool and gnome-about-me.
  • Intel, ATI, and Nvidia kernel modesetting - Fedora 10 provided the first steps by a major distribution in using the kernel modesetting (KMS) feature to speed up graphical boot. Fedora 11 has increased the video card coverage of the KMS feature, with more to come.
  • Virt Console - Fedora 11 provides more accurate mouse pointer positioning and higher screen resolutions for virtual machine consoles, along with other improvements such as simpler use of USB devices.
  • MinGW Cross-compiler - Build and test full-featured Microsoft Windows programs, from the comfort of a Fedora system, without needing to use that "other OS."
  • Volume Control - The multimedia experience of Fedora users is improved by an easily understandable and much more flexible volume control.

But wait, there's more! For developers there are all sorts of goodies:

  • Python 2.6 - This new version in Fedora is a precursor to Python 3000 (3.0), including many compatibility measures to help developers get their code prepared for the next generation of Python.
  • NetBeans 6.5 - NetBeans IDE 6.5 is a significant update of NetBeans IDE 6.1 that includes improved JavaScript, AJAX, Ruby, and database support.
  • gcc 4.4 - The gcc compiler suite has been updated to the latest version, featuring better error detection for the latest in safety and execution.
  • Eclipse profiling tools - Add the power of various native profiling tools into the Eclipse IDE and integrate with the rest of the development environment.

Peek under the hood and there is still more:

  • Desktop Environments - Updates to Gnome 2.26 and KDE 4.2.1 bring the latest innovations and functionality to desktop users. Xfce and Sugar have also been updated.
  • Anaconda Storage - New storage code for the Anaconda installer improves the ability to handle new types of storage. The rewrite does not change the user interface.
  • Minimal Platform - New installer features make it much easier to create very small installations for embedded applications, such as for a server or desktop appliance.
  • Control groups - Allows system administrator to partition the system resources into different sub groups, and dedicate these sub groups resources to different applications' need.
  • DeviceKit - A simple, modular system service to manage devices and designed to partially replace HAL. Users gain a graphical disk management application that integrates nicely into the desktop.
  • DNS Security - DNSSEC (DNS SECurity) is a mechanism that can prove integrity and authenticity of DNS data.
  • ext4 filesystem - ext4 is the new default file system for Fedora 11 (replacing ext3) allowing for larger file system support and better performance by providing real-time fragmentation prevention and smarter data allocations.
  • sVirt MAC - sVirt integrates SELinux with the Fedora virtualization stack to allow Mandatory Access Control (MAC) security be applied to guest virtual machines
  • Power Management - Fedora 11 includes new power monitoring utilities and a new system daemon that automatically adjusts power settings to reflect the current system use. There is also a facility to review the system and make suggestions on improving power consumption.
  • IBus input method - Ibus has been rewritten in C, and provides a simple, clean default system for changing the way international users input information into a Fedora system.

And that is only the beginning. A more complete list and details of each new cited feature is available:

http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/11/FeatureList

For release information, including common and known bugs, please refer to the release notes:

http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Fedora_11_Beta_release_notes

Since this is a Beta release, there may still be some rough spots still in the polishing phase. Some of them are already known and in the process of fixing. If you find a problem, please check the list of known issues and then file a bug:

http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Fedora_11_Beta_release_notes#Known_Issues

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla