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From: Robyn Bergeron <rbergero(a)redhat.com>
Date: Tue, May 29, 2012 at 8:01 PM
Subject: [Test-Announce] Announcing Fedora 17. Relish it.
To: announce(a)lists.fedoraproject.org, test-announce(a)lists.fedoraproject.org,
"At the heat of a thousand hot dog cookers, the seventeenth release of
Fedora shall be forged by contributors the world over, and it will be known
as: Beefy Miracle. The mustard shall indicate progress.
For six months, participants in the Fedora Project shall freely contribute
to the release of the distribution, in the spirit of the Four Foundations
-- Freedom, Friends, Features, and First -- and moreover, they shall
relish in Fun, as a community without Fun would be like a day without
Upon release, a free and open source operating system shall be available to
all, catering to a variety of tastes -- those of end-users, systems
administrators, and developers, with a common thread that binds them all:
No, not their love for hot dogs, silly, as we certainly know that Fedora
shall be created and used by those whose dietary preference could be either
Beefy or Leafy. Freedom, my friends, Freedom is the Great Condiment, which
shall enable all users of the Beefy Miracle to Create, Share, and Do."
-- The Book of Sauerkraut, Chapter 12, Verse 529
The Beefy Miracle hath arrived. Behold, for it is available to download now:
And lo, detailed information about this release can be seen in the release
== Condiments ==
Frankly, we believe this is the beefiest release ever -- chock full of
condiments, more commonly known as Features, to customize your experience
to your tastes. We take pride in our toppings, and in our fine ingredients;
Fedora 17 includes both over- and under-the-bun improvements that show off
the power and flexibility of the advancing state of free (range) software.
On the desktop: GNOME 3.4 introduces many user experience improvements,
including new search capabilities in the activities overview, improved
themes, and enhancements to the Documents and Contacts applications. A new
application, GNOME-boxes, provides easy access to virtual machines.
Additionally, GIMP 2.8, the newest version of the GNU Image Manipulation
Program, brings new improvements, such as single-window mode, layer groups,
and on-canvas editing.
For developers: You never sausage a great array of development tools!
Fedora 17 includes a pre-release of Juno, the release of the Eclipse SDK
expected in June 2012. Java 7 (and OpenJDK 7) is the default Java runtime
and Java build toolset, and GCC 4.7.x is now the primary compiler in
Fedora. Other language refreshes include shipping Ruby 1.9.3, the latest
stable version of the Ruby language; PHP 5.4, the latest PHP stack; an
update of Erlang to the R15 release; and the D language has been updated to
the 2.058 release.
Under the hood, and in the cloud: Serving up hot dogs all day long?
Increase your reliability and versatility with the new enhancements to the
clustering stack in Fedora 17. Load balancing and high availability
improvements have been made, allowing systems administrators to deploy
Fedora in environments requiring greater availability and clustered file
systems. JBoss Application Server (AS) 7 has also been added to Fedora 17;
this fast, lightweight, and modular application server allows you to run
full Java EE applications. oVirt, a server virtualization management system
with advanced capabilities for hosts and guests, is also included. The
automatic multi-seat feature enables multiple, concurrent end-users to
utilize a desktop from a single machine, which any systems administrator
can relish. And we couldn't possibly write this without talking about our
foray into Hot Dogs as a Service (HDaaS)... oh, just kidding, we just had
to make a cloudy joke. In all seriousness, though, OpenStack, a collection
of services that can be used to set up and run cloud compute and storage
infrastructure, has been updated to the latest release, 2012.1 (Essex), in
Ketchup with the full list of features for Fedora 17 here:
=== Download and Upgrade ===
Fedora 17: It's bun-believable. Get it now: http://get.fedoraproject.org
If you are upgrading from a previous release of Fedora, refer to:
Fedora 17 full release notes and guides for several languages are available
Fedora 17 common bugs are documented at: http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/**
=== Fedora Spins ===
Fedora spins are alternate version of Fedora, tailored for various types of
users via hand-picked application set or customizations. They can be found
== Contributing ==
There are many ways to contribute beyond bug reporting. You can help
translate software and content, test and give feedback on software updates,
write and edit documentation, design and do artwork, help with all sorts
of promotional activities, and package free software for use by millions
of Fedora users worldwide. To get started, visit
== Behold, the history of His Meatiness ==
Who is this Beefy Miracle character? Ketchup on his history:
== Contact information ==
Journalists and reporters can find additional information at:
Cheers, and enjoy.
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