Fedora 9 will have a lot of new and exciting things. Naturally, we want
those things to be stable and well-polished for the final release.
With that in mind, here's a list of things that deserve especially close
This *replaces* pup and pirut, by default, on all new installs. If
you're following rawhide, *please* disable or remove pup and pirut and
test this. It's very important that you file bugs about *any* problems
Use the "gnome-packagekit" component in bugzilla for bugs about
confusing (or missing) UI pieces, and "PackageKit" for bugs about
backend errors, missing capabilities, or other (non-UI) problems.
At long last, NetworkManager is installed and enabled by default for all
new installs. It is *supposed* to play nice with the system
configuration set up by Anaconda and the old system-config-network tool.
I'd recommend that all testers install and enable NetworkManager if
possible. File bugs about network configuration problems (not honoring
static IP configurations, for instance) against "NetworkManager".
Upstart has replaced sysvinit. Everything should be working as it did in
F8, but if you have problems with serial consoles, boot-time arguments,
changing runlevels (using telinit or similar), or the like, make sure
bugs get filed.
The runlevels are now controlled by the Upstart event scripts
in /etc/event.d. If you have problems changing runlevels file bugs
against "event-compat-sysv". Other upstart bugs should probably be filed
Xorg is now using the new "evdev" generic input driver. This driver is
intended to automatically handle all input devices recognized by the
kernel - keyboards, mice, joysticks, whatever.
Unfortunately its handling of keyboards is still a bit messy and
probably won't be ready for F9. Therefore, ajax modified it to let the
old, working driver claim your keyboard.
So as of F9Beta, keyboards *should* work just like they did in F8. If
you have *new* problems with your keyboard layout (and you're not having
lingering evdev problems from older rawhide), check Xorg.0.log to see
if evdev has claimed your keyboard. If so, file a bug against
"xorg-x11-drv-evdev". Otherwise, use "xorg-x11-drv-keyboard".
If there's any other things that people think need closer attention..
now would be a good time to mention them.