View Full Version : Let’s make Fedora 10 best yet!

8th August 2008, 10:40 AM
Fedora 10 Alpha is out and Fedora developers and Red Hat have asked us to join in and provide feedback [1]. First you need to download [2] Fedora 10 Alpha then read instructions [3] on how to provide feedback back to Fedora developers.

If you have trouble booting up Fedora 10 Live CD - give your feedback, if you have problem installing CD or DVD versions - give your feedback, some piece of hardware fails on Fedora - give your feedback, if you see some application not working as it should - you got it by now :).
Le’t take this chance and make together Fedora 10 the best Fedora release so far!

If you have any problems understandig some part of providing feedback you can contact me or even better join Fedora users mailing lists [4]. If you prefer there is also a IRC channel on feenode.net servers - just follow these instructions [5].

Some of the exciting new features in Fedora 10 are:
• RPM 4.6
• Brand new boot environment
• Wireless connection sharing
• Improved audio system
• Security audit utility
• Better webcam support
• Improved infrared remote control support
• Haskell support
• OCaml support
• Upstream bugfixes, improvements and enhancements.

A bit expanded explanation of some great new features:
* Glitch free audio. The revolutionary PulseAudio stack has been enhanced to use timer-based scheduling. This means that it uses less power, is more hardware independent, and adjusts dynamically to keep audio data flowing without interruption — minimizing drop outs.

* Sectool. Fedora 10 will feature a brand new security auditing and intrusion detection system. It has both text and graphical front ends, features highly configurable groups for adjusting test runs, and is completely modular and extensible. Administrators and the community at large can write their own tests to extend its functionality even further.

* Connection Sharing. Fedora 10 delivers on the promise of NetworkManager’s “Create new wireless network” tool, with easy setup of an ad-hoc wifi network on any machine with a network connection and a spare wireless card. If the machine has primary network connection (wired, 3G, second wireless card), routing is set up so that devices connected to the ad-hoc wifi network can share the connection to the outside network.

The best thing is to keep checking out the ever-changing Fedora 10 feature list.

[1] http://www.press.redhat.com/2008/08/05/fedora-10-alpha-give-us-your-feedback/
[2] http://torrent.fedoraproject.org/
[3] http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/10/Alpha/ReleaseNotes#Providing_Feedback
[4] http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Communicate#User_Mailing_Lists
[5] http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Communicate/IRCHowTo
[6] http://kernelreloaded.blog385.com/index.php/archives/lets-make-fedora-10-best-yet/

8th August 2008, 11:04 AM
Moved to Alpha-Beta (Fedora 10 Only)

8th August 2008, 12:43 PM
well like startrek this will be an even numbered Fedora so changes are this will be a good release! The feature list is rather modest and it won't be an ever-changing feature list since the feature freeze is in just 11 days (http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/10/Schedule), but that may just give them enough time and resources to make it relatively bug free and stable this time around so I don't have to fight it as a matador just to keep my system in check as with F9 .... then again that would be so boring now wouldn't it?

I do hope that openchange will make it in (is just at 10% now) and actually work this time (with exchange 2007) and that OOo 3.0 will have working native support for OOXML, in my mickesoft environment these are the only two things that is causing me to dual boot my laptop with *cough*vista*cough*

the brand new boot environment (plymouth) sounds nice in theory but it won't be supported by ati/nvidia drivers probably leaving a text only boot and it is not very stable yet from what i read. I just seems to play nice with intel for now from what i hear. It will improve linux visuals in the future though and probably widely used upstream.

manyh of the other features are nice but not crucial to me (printing, webcam, remote support, connection sharing, etc.) I'd rather that they fix packagekit and networkmanger this time around and finally add pptp support.


8th August 2008, 12:53 PM
hmmm.. my only feedback is that it wouldn't install. Tried to install the DVD in VirtualBox and it gave me a fatal error or some such.

8th August 2008, 01:00 PM
now that i have finally tamed F9 maybe it would indeed be a exciting idea to just toss it all and plunge into breakage with F10a again.


8th August 2008, 01:08 PM
...but that may just give them enough time and resources to make it relatively bug free and stable this time around ...
Yeah, right! :rolleyes:

... leaving a text only boot ...
Sounds like an improvement to me. :)

8th August 2008, 01:22 PM
If you want to make F10 better ! you need to test it and report any bugs you find !!