Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 19th Mar 2006 22:02 UTC
Fedora Core Fedora Core 5, 'Bordeaux', has been released to mirrors. The release notes [.html download] are posted, along with sets of screenshots of the installation procedure and the resulting desktop, by Linux-Noob, so boys and girls, rejoice. The main new features of Fedora Core 5 are the latest GNOME and KDE desktops (2.14 and 3.5 respectively), integration of early work on the Fedora Rendering Project, Mono installed by default, new pakage manager front-ends, better sleep/hibernate support, and much, much more. Update: Screencast and screenshots.
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rklrkl
Member since:
2005-07-06

...but as usual OSNews has jumped the gun! Notice how all the release links are to an unofficial site and yet the official locations at places like:

http://fedora.redhat.com/
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Distribution/Download
http://torrent.fedoraproject.org/

all fail to mention Fedora Core 5 final at all (as of 22.30 GMT on Sunday evening)! Know why? Well, the official release date is Monday (20th March) and it's pretty poor of OSNews to post this up without bothering to actually even go to the project home page to confirm whether or not it had been released. Shame on you, OSNews!

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

We discussed this before. The simple thing is: if it's downloadable, it's released. Period. Please continue discussing the release or I'll have to resort to moderation for the first time in ages.

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blah_ect Member since:
2005-07-26

Osnews is wrong to post these links. Your wrong to go around threatening to stomp on anyone disagreeing with you Thom.

Mod away.

-blah_ect

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Zoidberg Member since:
2006-02-11

"The simple thing is: if it's downloadable, it's released."

Going by that logic Windows Vista is released also. Something being leaked does not mean it's released, and it does seem a bit on the side of abuse of power to threaten to mod someone because they disagree with you.

I'm very much looking forward to trying this out, but I'm going to wait until tomorrow when it actually is released.

Edited 2006-03-19 22:59

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d0nk3y Member since:
2005-12-15

But it is the 20th of March here in NZ........

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somebody Member since:
2005-07-07

We discussed this before. The simple thing is: if it's downloadable, it's released. Period. Please continue discussing the release or I'll have to resort to moderation for the first time in ages.

Really, can you post original MD5 sum files from RH for FC5?

1. It is not the official mirror.
2. As much as one could know, this could be a tampered distro. And it wouldn't be the first.

The only people that are harmed by this are those jumping a gun. And you as news staff member should know at least this much.

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miscz Member since:
2005-07-17

It's not a matter of being or not being allowed to post it on a news site. It's a matter of being kind enough to wait till the new release hits all the mirrors. There is a reason that there's still no official announcement. Manners, people, manners!

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jaykayess Member since:
2005-09-28

I don't think it would be outrageous for OSNews to include a caveat in its posting ("Official release date is Monday the 20th.") That just seems respectful of the Fedora project's leadership.

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RGCook Member since:
2005-07-12

Get a freakin life for crying out loud. OSNews notified us that it is coming in hours, if not minutes. What the hell is wrong with that. Some of you folks need to find something valuable to do with your time.

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dark child Member since:
2005-12-09

Osnews is wrong to post these links. Your wrong to go around threatening to stomp on anyone disagreeing with you Thom.
I agree with you. There have been complaints about this kind of behaviour by some release managers
(not specifically aimed at OSNews) because it puts unnecessary strain on servers when they are try to sync them for the official release. Yeah its nice to have breaking news, but patience is also a virtue. There is nothing wrong with waiting for the official release announcement.

As for threatening to use moderation powers, I think this is unacceptable. People don't always see eye to eye so just because someone doesn't share the same point of view as yourself does not mean that you have to use your "powers" just because you can.

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