Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 20th Feb 2006 18:17 UTC
Fedora Core "The Fedora Project announces the third release of the Fedora Core 5 development cycle, available for the i386, x86_64, and PPC/PPC64 architectures. Beware that Test releases are recommended only for Linux experts/enthusiasts or for technology evaluation, as many parts are likely to be broken and the rate of change is rapid." The final release is planned for March 15th. Release notes will be uploaded soon, and download locations are listed in the release announcement.
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davidiwharper
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2006-01-01

You can construct your own release notes (kind of :-)) from the announcement and the Important Warnings (http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FC5Test3CommonProblems) page. To summarise:

Notable Features

* Xen, now with x86_64!
* Package selection within the installer has been reenabled.
* Rebuilt again on later gcc4.1 snapshot for performance and security
* Hibernate should be functional on a wide variety of hardware again
(use pm-hibernate to test)
* PPC Install CDs are bootable once again
* Unified SRPM set instead of one per arch
* Lots of bugfixes from Test 2 release testing
* 1600+ Extras packages conveniently available via yum

Notable Bugs (incomplete)

* Evolution crashes when attempting to print (https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=177546)
* grub-install doesn't work on dmraid devices (don't do that, use grub cli)
* SRPM isos contain no SRPMS. Fixed in rawhide (although no isos are spun for rawhide)

Edited 2006-02-20 22:02

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