Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 31st May 2007 17:46 UTC, submitted by anonymous
Fedora Core Fedora 7 has been released. The release features GNOME 2.18, KDE 3.5.6, fast user switching, hotplugging of display devices, a new theme, kvm, the exprimental Nouveau driver, and much more. Read the release notes, and download or view screenshots.
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RE: writing this post from it
by Maners on Thu 31st May 2007 18:24 UTC in reply to "writing this post from it"
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In Fedora 7, yum does not download rpm headers anymore and depsolver is several times (I guess it was 7x) faster than the one in FC6. The slowdown is mainly caused by networking and the mirrors are obviously slow today. I think yum would seem faster if it could simultaneously connect to several mirrors, as apt does. Still, Yum is going to be faster in each subsequent release, because this is the main focus of development AFAIK, and also addition of yum-presto plugin which downloads delta-rpms for updates (these are binary "patches" or "diffs" to currently installed version) will save about 70%-95% MB of download. Yum-presto is already available in F7 and FC6 but not enabled by default because it needs more testing and official mirrors do not support it yet.

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Didn't know about yum-presto; that sounds promising. Like I said, yum seems faster than in FC6 (even with the mirrors getting slammed), which is a "thank the good Lord" kind of improvement. It used to drive me nuts in earlier versions.

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to enable yum-presto:
yum install yum-presto

and in /etc/yum.repos.d/fedora-updates.repo file add the following line in [updates] section:

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