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    Is the Oct 5 beta available?

    I have not read about it's being made available.
    Did I miss a posting?
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    Re: Is the Oct 5 beta available?

    no, there was no announcement or any sign of a meeting to discuss blockers

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    Re: Is the Oct 5 beta available?

    Quote Originally Posted by antikythera
    no, there was no announcement or any sign of a meeting to discuss blockers
    https://fedoramagazine.org/test-driv...29-prerelease/

    In part, from the link

    the great news is that you can already give GNOME 3.30 on Fedora a test-drive with a Fedora 29 prerelease version. In fact, there is a Test Day happening this Friday October 5th , 2018.

    How do test days work?

    A test day is an event where anyone can help make sure that changes in Fedora work well in the upcoming release. Fedora community members often participate and and the public is welcome at these events. The wiki page provides lot of good information on what and how to test.
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    Re: Is the Oct 5 beta available?

    They only announce the initial Beta release not the subsequent drops. as proceed along toward final release. If you would like to follow along and test things on a continuing basis you should visit these links, set up an account and join the QA group.

    https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/QA

    https://admin.fedoraproject.org/accounts/

    There is a 10/05 drop, and you can find it here:

    https://kojipkgs.fedoraproject.org/c...on/x86_64/iso/

    If you install it and want to participate in the gnome test day at the command line run the updates with

    Code:
    sudo dnf upgrade --refresh
    dnf has had some issues lately. If you have problems with the updates, please file a bug report and give the information about your system as shown below and give details about the failure. You can copy information from your terminal with Ctl-Shift-C. Open Gedit and paste the terminal information in with Ctl-V. Then save the file with an appropriate name like DNF-Problem-date.txt. You can attach the file to the bug report.

    https://bugzilla.redhat.com/

    The gnome test page is at:
    http://testdays.fedorainfracloud.org/events/51

    The blue column headers are links to the instructions for each test. Follow the instructions and enter your results using the enter results button for the test you have finished.

    In the profile cell enter the fedora you are using and the platform. For instance:
    (Fedora F29 Workstation Live 10/05 drop.) If on bare metal hardware: (Brand, model, processor) If on a virtual machine: VM and vm kind like Boxes.
    Last edited by TablePC; 6th October 2018 at 03:18 PM.
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    Re: Is the Oct 5 beta available?

    Quote Originally Posted by TablePC
    They only announce the initial Beta release not the subsequent drops. as proceed along toward final release. If you would like to follow along and test things on a continuing basis you should visit these links, set up an account and join the QA group.

    https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/QA

    https://admin.fedoraproject.org/accounts/

    There is a 10/05 drop, and you can find it here:

    https://kojipkgs.fedoraproject.org/c...on/x86_64/iso/

    If you install it and want to participate in the gnome test day at the command line run the updates with

    Code:
    sudo dnf upgrade --refresh
    dnf has had some issues lately. If you have problems with the updates, please file a bug report and give the information about your system as shown below and give details about the failure. You can copy information from your terminal with Ctl-Shift-C. Open Gedit and paste the terminal information in with Ctl-V. Then save the file with an appropriate name like DNF-Problem-date.txt. You can attach the file to the bug report.

    https://bugzilla.redhat.com/

    The gnome test page is at:
    http://testdays.fedorainfracloud.org/events/51

    The blue column headers are links to the instructions for each test. Follow the instructions and enter your results using the enter results button for the test you have finished.

    In the profile cell enter the fedora you are using and the platform. For instance:
    (Fedora F29 Workstation Live 10/05 drop.) If on bare metal hardware: (Brand, model, processor) If on a virtual machine: VM and vm kind like Boxes.
    Hi TablePC
    I've been using Fedora since CORE --around 2006 or so. Never missed a version update.

    I like to test the versions that Adam Williams posts to his website. If it's not posted in green, I do not bother to test. When I do want to test, I wipe clean one of my spare disk(s) and only test fresh installations. Then I use my own script which contains my "must have" groups/programs to add to a vanilla system, after which I test the merged stuff. I do not have a fast enough (ddr2 ram) machine to run VM's and test that way.
    I do that testing for SUSE,(GNOME/KDE), FEDORA(GNOME,KDE) and Manjaro(GNOME,KDE) and RFRemix(Gnome/KDE).

    RFRemix is Yandex supported and they do contribute to Fedora. The RFRemix is a RUSSIAN Fedora remix that uses Fedora repositories and adds a few others. It is hosted by Yandex. All source is available. For example, RFRemix includes RPMFUSION, and programs like skype, telegram, etc. The RFRemix 29 version will be produced a few days after the same Fedora version is released., and I will use that as my default installation. It saves me hours of effort to add the stuff I would have to add from other repositories. It comes with some goodies like codecs, that if not installed, stops me from viewing certain video formats, etc. (extras from Cisco, Adobe are two goodies).
    Besides testing, I follow some Linux stuff on youtube.

    My testing activity is as follows:
    I do a Fedora test installation on one of four of my system's spare disks. While that test installation is running, I walk the dog and give attention to the wife.
    Regarding bug reports, I do have multiple bug reports already filed with bugzilla for F29. For me, the most horrendous is the resume= problem and missing information within the installation documentation.
    I have to review my list below to see which of the bugs i reported are still active, pending and which are closed
    Code:
    BUG 1489554  gnome btrfs bug again.
    Bug 1598077  Gnome Shell crash
    BUG 1509702  Terminal zoom
    BUG 1529393  Crash
    BUG 1557820  Printing F29
    BUG 1562550  Gnome trash / home /mounted drives not showing 
    Bug 1564143  Selinux
    Bug 1561212  Settings Crash
    Bug 1583863  Release Notes
    Bug 1590489 - Kernel 4.17 usb printer can't be installed. (edit)
    Bug 1616119  rawhide text on black background
    Bug 1623218  Strip against gcc 8.02 executable.
    Bug 1598403  tracking of strip issue
    Bug 1628408  Live ISO issue with first install.
    Bug 1621922  F29 install failure with txtfonts.
    Bug 1631923  Truncated images from Anaconda.
    Bug 1632799  /etc/default/grub resume
    Bug 1633786  boltd and Selinux

    I am concurrently testing Manjaro's Gnome Development beta. It has some pluses and minuses compared to Fedora.. But it is ahead of Fedora 29 for Gnome and includes recent kernel versions and security patches. One last point about MJro. It is end-user driven vs Fedora which is R/H driven.
    I also write utilities in C(20+ years software development) for Linux and for secure file transfer. I am trying to teach myself javascript and obtaining a more indepth knowledge/use of git.
    My favourite extension for Gnome 28 is TaskBar by zpydr.

    PS Are you near Plattsburg?
    Last edited by lsatenstein; 6th October 2018 at 04:53 PM.
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    Re: Is the Oct 5 beta available?

    Set you a PM
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    Re: Is the Oct 5 beta available?

    Just a minor correction, isatenstein, but Manjaro is distribution-centric. Arch however, is user-centric. I'm kinda familiar with both. I believe you about Fedora's relationship with Red Hat, since I'm the newcomer around here (and since I also know it to be true). But that stuff is immaterial.

    Arch released GNOME into their Stable branch at ver. 3.30, instead of their normal wait to the .1 iteration. Too soon, IMHO. Which meant it was available for Manjaro's Unstable repos just that much sooner. I have installed and ran GNOME 3.30.1 recently in Arch, as well as a couple of bare-metal Fedora 29 Workstation pre-releases. Comparing the two is not possible. Too many apples vs. too many oranges, to make a comparison meaningful. Same goes with comparing Manjaro's GNOME spins versus Fedora's releases. Any Arch-based (and I say that loosely) distribution is just a package base snapshot at that time--they roll quickly. Very. Fedora's fixed-release model is a different breed o' cat.

    And I haven't played with that model for quite a while--and never before in Fedora. So I may know a little bit about Arch and a lot more about Manjaro, but I'm here to learn about Fedora so I'll sit back and shut up for now.

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    Re: Is the Oct 5 beta available?

    Personally I like the fixed release model; it's what I'm used to. I've sat in the paying customer's chair working with software providers and in the developers chair working with customers. Whether the software was going into a product or into the corporate IT environment, the fixed release model provides all parties with a way to plan for what comes next and track potential issues. When money is at stake (sometimes lots of money) everyone wants to be sure things go smoothly.

    This is a primary reason I like Fedora. Form what I've seen of RHEL customers, they value reliability and predictability. It makes perfect sense that they would start up what became Fedora and have them work in the same sort of release system. At the end of the day RH wants the items they choose for integration into RHEL to be reliable (well test in a wide variety of environments both by QA efforts and by "normal" users) and they need to be able to predict when Fedora components they want will be ready for them to integrate.

    This all works for me. In my day to day work (yes, though I'm retired, I'm still an engineer) I just want the system and applications to work. The other users I support want the same thing. Since F16 when I started with Fedora, that's what I have gotten from Fedora. In addition, I get an OS and applications that are very technologically current without being on the ragged edge where things tend to be unstable and malfunction.
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