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Fedora 11 Beta: THEME
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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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Fedora Linux version 10 (code-named Cambridge) is now available:
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Well, the gang at the Fedora project is at it again.  Not content to
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sit on their laurels after the wildly successful release of Fedora
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10, they are ready to give us a peek at Fedora 11, code named
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Leonidas.
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The wait is over, you can get the Beta of Fedora 11 now, simply
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by navigating to:
  
 
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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important to you as a user. If you find a bug *and* report it, you get
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They hope to repeat the crazy success of Fedora 10's  Beta
the free attention of a package maintainer on a problem personally
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contest! Test five things in the Beta that are important to  
important to you!
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you as a user. If you find a bug *and* report it, you get  
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the free attention of a package maintainer on a problem  
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personally important to you!  
  
 
https://bugzilla.redhat.com
 
https://bugzilla.redhat.com
  
Do your part to make Fedora 10 that much better.
 
  
Among the new, fun, and interesting features:
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Do your part to make Fedora 11 that much better.
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Among the top features of this ground-breaking release:
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* '''Automatic Fonts & Mime Installer''' - Allows programs on the desktop to automatically install applications, fonts, multimedia codecs and clipart.
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* '''Fingerprint''' - Better Out-of-the-box experience for systems with fingerprint readers. Support for one more piece of frequently found hardware. Configuration now available through graphical Authentication Configuration.
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* '''Gnome 2.26''' - Update to Gnome 2.26 to ensure that Fedora stays in sync with the upstream version of the Gnome desktop. The user experience should be largely unchanged.
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* '''KDE4.2''' - Rebase to KDE 4.2 and offer new features such as PolicyKit-KDE, NetworkManager plasma applet etc.
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* '''Minimal Platform''' - Enable small installations for a server or desktop appliance
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* '''Virt Console''' - improve the user experiance for virtual guests' graphical console, by providing an accurate mouse pointer and higher screen resolution, without requiring manual configuration
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* '''Volume Control''' - The multimedia experience of Fedora users is improved by an easily understandable and much more flexible volume control model.
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But wait, there's more!  For developers there are all sorts of goodies:
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* '''Windows Cross-compiler''' - Build and test full-featured Windows programs, from the comfort of the Fedora system, without needing to use Windows.
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* '''Python 2.6''' - Include Python 2.6 in Fedora.
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* '''NetBeans 6.5''' - NetBeans IDE 6.5 is a significant update of NetBeans IDE 6.1 which ensures that the latest version is available to developers.
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* '''gcc 4.4''' - Switch GCC in Fedora 11 to 4.4.x Rebuild all packages with gcc 4.4.x
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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. Specifically add Linux Tools, OProfile, and Valgrind integration.
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And under the covers, there is still more:
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* '''Anaconda Storage''' - New storage code to use udev for detection of block devices and rewritten modules for management of partitions (pyparted), LVM, Software RAID, and block device encryption (pycryptsetup). The rewrite does not change the user interface.
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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 called palimpsest which integrates nicely into the desktop.
  
      * New NetworkManager with connection sharing
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* '''DNS Security''' - DNSSEC (DNS SECurity) is mechanism which can prove integrity and authenticity of DNS data.  
      * 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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* '''ext4 filesystem''' - Make ext4 the default files system for anaconda-driven installs (replacing ext3). User should notice generally better performance, and benefit from things like persistent preallocation when using updated torrent clients, etc.
  
      * New version of PackageKit for managing software, with more fixes
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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
        and enhancements (which benefits all distributions)
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      * New version of PulseAudio (which benefits all distributions)
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      * Kernel 2.6.27, including better support for WiFi
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      * Better support for the EFI for Apple Macintosh hardware
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And that is only the beginning. A more complete list and details of each new cited feature is available:
      * Faster graphical start-up by Plymouth, replacing the venerable
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        RHGB
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http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/11/FeatureList
      * 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:
 
  
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/10/FeatureList
 
  
 
For release information, including common and known bugs, please see our
 
For release information, including common and known bugs, please see our
 
release notes:
 
release notes:
  
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/10/Beta/ReleaseNotes
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http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/11/Beta/ReleaseNotes
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[[Category:Docs Project]]
 
[[Category:Docs Project]]
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[[Category:Draft Documentation]]
 
[[Category:Draft Documentation]]
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[[Category:F11]]

Revision as of 18:55, 18 March 2009

Fedora 11 Beta:


Well, the gang at the Fedora project is at it again. Not content to sit on their laurels after the wildly successful release of Fedora 10, they are ready to give us a peek at Fedora 11, code named Leonidas.


The wait is over, you can get the Beta of Fedora 11 now, simply by navigating to:

http://fedoraproject.org/get-prerelease


They 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!

https://bugzilla.redhat.com


Do your part to make Fedora 11 that much better.


Among the top features of this ground-breaking release:


  • Automatic Fonts & Mime Installer - Allows programs on the desktop to automatically install applications, fonts, multimedia codecs and clipart.
  • Fingerprint - Better Out-of-the-box experience for systems with fingerprint readers. Support for one more piece of frequently found hardware. Configuration now available through graphical Authentication Configuration.
  • Gnome 2.26 - Update to Gnome 2.26 to ensure that Fedora stays in sync with the upstream version of the Gnome desktop. The user experience should be largely unchanged.
  • KDE4.2 - Rebase to KDE 4.2 and offer new features such as PolicyKit-KDE, NetworkManager plasma applet etc.
  • Minimal Platform - Enable small installations for a server or desktop appliance
  • Virt Console - improve the user experiance for virtual guests' graphical console, by providing an accurate mouse pointer and higher screen resolution, without requiring manual configuration
  • Volume Control - The multimedia experience of Fedora users is improved by an easily understandable and much more flexible volume control model.


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


  • Windows Cross-compiler - Build and test full-featured Windows programs, from the comfort of the Fedora system, without needing to use Windows.
  • Python 2.6 - Include Python 2.6 in Fedora.
  • NetBeans 6.5 - NetBeans IDE 6.5 is a significant update of NetBeans IDE 6.1 which ensures that the latest version is available to developers.
  • gcc 4.4 - Switch GCC in Fedora 11 to 4.4.x Rebuild all packages with gcc 4.4.x
  • Eclipse profiling tools - Add the power of various native profiling tools into the Eclipse IDE and integrate with the rest of the development environment. Specifically add Linux Tools, OProfile, and Valgrind integration.


And under the covers, there is still more:


  • Anaconda Storage - New storage code to use udev for detection of block devices and rewritten modules for management of partitions (pyparted), LVM, Software RAID, and block device encryption (pycryptsetup). The rewrite does not change the user interface.
  • 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 called palimpsest which integrates nicely into the desktop.
  • DNS Security - DNSSEC (DNS SECurity) is mechanism which can prove integrity and authenticity of DNS data.
  • ext4 filesystem - Make ext4 the default files system for anaconda-driven installs (replacing ext3). User should notice generally better performance, and benefit from things like persistent preallocation when using updated torrent clients, etc.
  • sVirt MAC - sVirt integrates SELinux with the Fedora virtualization stack to allow Mandatory Access Control (MAC) security be applied to guest virtual machines


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 see our release notes:

http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/11/Beta/ReleaseNotes