Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 21st Jun 2006 22:24 UTC, submitted by Philipp Esselbach
Fedora Core "The Fedora Project announces the first release of the Fedora Core 6 development cycle, available for the i386, x86_64, and ppc/ppc64 architectures, including Intel based Macintosh computers." This test release includes KDE 3.5.3, GNOME 2.15, a new printing system, and much more. Check the release schedule for, well, release schedule information; downloads are available in .torrent and 'ordinary' .iso. Update: Screenshots.
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RE: If the Fedora Team....
by MonkeyPie on Wed 21st Jun 2006 23:28 UTC in reply to "If the Fedora Team...."
MonkeyPie
Member since:
2005-07-06

Let's not forget number 9.

9. Drop YUM in favor of the much faster SMART package management system.

JRM7

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RE[2]: If the Fedora Team....
by siimo on Thu 22nd Jun 2006 03:43 in reply to "RE: If the Fedora Team...."
siimo Member since:
2006-06-22

Dude,

when was the last time you used YUM?

in FC5 yum is much faster than smart - maybe its cause smart refreshes its cache every time but seriously yum is much faster at least for me there is no comparison.

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RE[3]: If the Fedora Team....
by arctic on Thu 22nd Jun 2006 08:27 in reply to "RE[2]: If the Fedora Team...."
arctic Member since:
2006-04-19

Sorry, that is not correct. Yum refreshes the cache everytime, not smart. Check this link http://mandrivausers.org/index.php?showtopic=32414&st=0
And you will see that smart needs ONE minute for a task for which yum needs FIVE minutes. ;)

Although smart is definitely faster, I still use yum. I feel a bit more comfy with it.

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RE[2]: If the Fedora Team....
by Maners on Thu 22nd Jun 2006 13:10 in reply to "RE: If the Fedora Team...."
Maners Member since:
2005-07-26

In FC6 Yum gets a C backend for metadata parsing, so you should experience significant improvement in yum's speed. The C-based backed is called yum-metadata-parser

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RE[3]: If the Fedora Team....
by MonkeyPie on Thu 22nd Jun 2006 16:53 in reply to "RE[2]: If the Fedora Team...."
MonkeyPie Member since:
2005-07-06

Hmm, I wasn't aware of the yum-metadata-parser. If it speeds up the YUM processing considerably, I will reconsider YUM. But for now, I am sticking with SMART!

Thanks for telling me about that!

JRM7

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RE[3]: If the Fedora Team....
by MonkeyPie on Thu 22nd Jun 2006 16:29 in reply to "RE: If the Fedora Team...."
MonkeyPie Member since:
2005-07-06

I just checked for comments but honestly for me, smart has managed to do the same process in less than half the time that YUM took.

Dude, the last time was today. I run Fedora on my i386 desktop and laptop. The desktop is using the default YUM configuration plus repos and the laptop is using smart. And to update the exact same packages takes much longer with YUM (in MY experience) than SMART.

JRM7

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