View Full Version : Fedora Core 2 Test3 is released!!!!
27th April 2004, 11:03 PM
Announced 1 1/2 hours ago!!!
28th April 2004, 12:10 AM
Don't forget to use the torrent: http://torrent.dulug.duke.edu/
28th April 2004, 05:50 AM
The installation went VERY smooth!
30th April 2004, 06:02 PM
They said everything else in "Wide Open" magazine about FC2 bar the final release schedule everyone was working to!
1st May 2004, 03:25 PM
My two previous attempts, with older versions, were very disappointing, but the FC2T3 installation went smoothly. I recommend it for test machines. (I cannot judge whether it is good enough for non-test machines.)
There are still problems with up2date, which hangs a lot more than it should. It should never hang, of course. And I don't think it's fair to blame mirrors. Up2date should gracefully accomodate flakey mirrors, either by switching in mid-stream or by telling the user that there is a problem and that the attempt should be made at a later time. There's just no excuse for a program hanging ... any decent program should at least be able to redraw its window contents within a second or two, not an hour or two. This was a weakness in RedHat and it's a weakness in Fedora.
PS. Since up2date is one of the major things that redhat provides on top of applications written by others, I think it is fair to criticize. Also, by way of contrast, the updater on my OSX box never hangs, and it provides feedback (progress reports) on a natural human-interaction timescale. So this can be done. I'm not suggesting that OSX is in competition with Fedora, but this example does serve to point out something that Fedora could improve upon, thereby making users happier.
3rd May 2004, 02:09 PM
On Saturday and Sunday, I downloaded the Fedora test3 DVD from 2 different sites. After download, I checked the md5sum file and got bad downloads each time.
When I try to burn the DVD ISO with Nero 6, I get this:
The entered block size does not correspond to the image length.
The block size may be wrong.
Do you want to correct the value or ignore the problem?
So far I have resisted to fix the problem and have trashed the DVD ISO.
I went here to get the link;
Has anyone gotten a good download of the DVD ISO?
7th May 2004, 01:19 PM
7th May 2004, 02:34 PM
I finally downloaded with a FTP client called FileZilla.
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