Before FESCo starts accepting features for Fedora 11, as we've done for
each of the past releases since starting the feature process, I would
like to collect your constructive criticism and ideas for making the
* We will collect input from November 4, 2008 through November 11, 2008.
* I will propose that FESCo review the proposed changes to the policy at
their meeting on November 12, 2008
Please add your comments to this page which will be used for the discussion:
We've been cooking, and now it's time for a final taste test!
The Fedora Project is proud to announce the availability of the Fedora
10 Preview Release. The Fedora 10 Preview Release is our last
pre-release offering before we let everyone taste the goods for real.
Doesn't it smell yummy? We know you can't resist, and we don't want you
to. We want everyone in the Fedora community to take an early sample and
tell us what you find. The recipe is pretty good, but now is the time to
make it perfect. Ingredients include:
* Faster boot using Plymouth
* Wireless connection sharing
* Better printing
* Enhanced software update and maintenance, from RPM 4.6 to
* Virtualization storage
* SecTool, security audit and intrusion detection system
* Glitch free audio using timer-based scheduling
And, since this is Fedora, we don't have anything to hide. Take a peek
at what is in the not-so-secret sauce by looking at our Release Notes in
the Fedora Project wiki. We use 100% pure free and open source software
here, none of that high-fructose proprietary stuff.
Most of you should get a very tasty treat, but some of you might
experience a little bitterness. Don't fret - all is not lost - there is
still time to improve the recipe before we share it with the world. Head
over to the Fedora Bugzilla (http://bugzilla.redhat.com) and let us know
what offended your palate.
File bugs here:
If you'd like to interact with the chefs more directly, join the live
staff in the kitchen by coming to #fedora-qa on irc.freenode.net, or
leave a message on the corkboard by the back door:
Ready to get your free preview sample? Go ahead and swipe one straight
from the oven - we don't mind. Put on your favorite heat resistant
BitTorrent mitt and grab one of the following goodies. Take as many as
Thanks for tasting!
P.S. Please remember that as we run a public mirror system, the mirrors
for Fedora 10 Preview will not all be ready at this time, and may become
overloaded as the day goes on. If you receive permission denied
messages, please continue trying until you get through.
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On Thursday of this week we will be mass branching CVS for F-10. I
realize that this is a bit late, however it is the earliest we are
comfortable doing it given changes in pkgdb to facilitate the branching.
There will be an outage of CVS during the actual branching due to
disabling email delivery of cvs changes during the branching. We don't
want any changes sneaking in during that time. This outage is scheduled
to begin at 0300 UTC Friday Nov 7th.
Unfortunately we do not have a good estimate as to how long the outage
will last, however it should be much much quicker than previous outages
for mass branching.
If any plans change before now and then we will announce them, as well
as announce a reminder just prior to the outage.
Any questions can be asked on fedora-devel-list or #fedora-admin on
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