Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 2nd Nov 2007 16:12 UTC, submitted by Rahul
Fedora Core Fedora 8 Release Candidate 3 has been released. "Fedora 8 Release Candidate 3 has been released on the torrent site. Both DVD and Live images have been provided. Unless something goes terribly wrong, these will be the same bits (modulo gpg signed SHA1SUM files) that will go to the mirrors for the final Fedora 8 release." Update: There is an interview up about CodecBuddy's inclusion in Fedora 8 with the two developers behind this feature.
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wow
by uproot on Fri 2nd Nov 2007 18:10 UTC
uproot
Member since:
2006-10-05

Great feature list and they dont even explain everything.
Fedora team keeps bringing in new and exciting stuff. Can't wait for the final its going to be the first distro i put on in about 3 years. I tried ubuntu 7.10 but there was some laptop issues that turned me off. Just not exciting enough i guess.

So i take it the fedora fixed the yum problems everyone had? they got a GUI and now its faster and mature.

They fixed mp3 problem everyone complained about for years?

merged repos and have very big repositories now.

what else did people complain about I can't remember that was fedora specific? it appears they work to fix all their criticisms.

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RE: wow
by shotsman on Fri 2nd Nov 2007 18:49 in reply to "wow"
shotsman Member since:
2005-07-22

Nope, they have not 'fixed the mp3' problem. Until there is a codec that is totally free from any copyright and/or patent problems then it won't ship with Fedora.
Full Stop. Never No Way. no How.
That is how it is. Please get used to this and don't keep on asking for it with every release. It just is not going to happen. This has been explained ad nauseum for years (Sigh).
If you want mp3 (and other) codecs, then just add the livna repo to your YUM repo list and you are done.

Yes, YUM is much faster to get to the point where you start downloading.

Lets hope that the Laptop HDD problems that are in Ubuntu (OOTB) are not in Fedora.
I have rc3 running on a PPC Mac mini and everything works OOTB (like F7 BTW)

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RE[2]: wow
by buff on Fri 2nd Nov 2007 19:07 in reply to "RE: wow"
buff Member since:
2005-11-12

The CodecBuddy application with Fedora 8 allows you to install a free mp3 codec from Fluendo. All the other codecs Fluendo offer cost money. It is reasonable though, I think about $40.00 USD for a collection of windows media, mp3, mpeg, etc. Of course you can get the ugly gstreamer codecs from Livna for free. I thought it was a good compromise since it keeps Fedora free of patent problems but allows a user to easily add in media support.

Edited 2007-11-02 19:08

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