Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 3rd Mar 2007 22:09 UTC, submitted by Rahul
Red Hat Though Red Hat is poised to roll out its much-anticipated Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 release shortly, work still continues on previous versions of RHEL. This week Red Hat rolled out a beta release of its fifth update to RHEL 4 officially tagged Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.5, providing users with a small taste of the virtualization that is to come in RHEL 5.
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RE[6]: redhat and timeframes?!
by manmist on Sun 4th Mar 2007 21:03 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: redhat and timeframes?!"
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" BTW, since we're kinda sorta on the topic... any chance of Fedora Unity's respins becoming available for network installs (as opposed to downloading the entire set of CD images)? "

Dont know. They are a different group. Log in to freenode #fedora-unity and ask. They probably use just torrents because of bandwidth limitations. Pungi which both Fedora and unity folks currently use can produce whatever combinations of packages you want.

https://hosted.fedoraproject.org/projects/pungi

"Or for that matter, as freewheeling as FC updates are anyway, why not just have the installer include the updates repository during installation so that it installs the updated packages rather than the original packages during the initial install process?"

This is already possible in FC6 using kickstart. You can specify the updates repo in the interactive installation in Fedora too but there are some wrinkles that needs to be sorted out and it is not activated by default (probably not for Fedora 7 either though Fedora 8 is possible) . FC6 also provides repository metadata that classifies bugs as bug fixes, security fixes etc and one of the developers is planning on a yum security fixes only plugin which might be useful if you dont want to get all updates.

Criticism on robustness is valid ( but it is better to help rather than spread misconceptions and describe implementation flaws as design) but due to Fedora updates policy of including newer upstream versions generally, the number of updates are not a indication of security fixes or robustness. There are other indicators like regressions etc. It is getting better. Sooner if you help.

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