Release Notes: This is the first test release leading to Fedora 8.
Release Notes: The Fedora Core (FC) and Extras (FE) software repositories are now merged. Spins have been introduced as a method of creating custom distribution sets and live CDs/DVDs. Support for fast user switching, for hotplugging of display devices, for improved handling of SELinux, for the Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) technology, for the new mac80211 wireless stack, for improved power management through a kernel with dynamic ticks, and for the experimental nouveau nVidia driver were introduced. GNOME 2.18, KDE 3.5.6, Firefox 2, glibc 2.6, and gcc 4.1.2 are now included.
Release Notes: This test release is targeted towards early adopters, and is packaged initially as a Desktop/Development Workstation/Server implementation called "Prime". Several components were updated, such as the kernel to 2.6.21rc1, and GNOME to 2.17.91. Fast User Switching is now available via the fast-user-switch-applet. Many bugs were fixed.
Release Notes: The Fedora Core (FC) and Extras (FE) software repositories are being merged, though the prepared media have a restricted selection of packages. Creation of live CDs and custom distributions is being implemented. A large number of new features are being tested for inclusion in the final version, such as the use of libata for PATA, improved FireWire support, a tickless kernel, a CodecBuddy for obtaining unshipped multimedia codecs, inclusion of wireless firmware, and more. A new theme called Echo is default on the desktop. Kernel 2.6.19 and GNOME 2.17.90 are now included.
Release Notes: Installation from multiple repositories at install-time was implemented. Package management was enhanced, including an update alert applet. Printer configuration was enhanced. A new theme was introduced. The system's default font was changed to DejaVu to increase support for several alphabets. The Compiz window manager using the AIGLX framework was integrated. Startup performance of applications was improved by use of the DT_GNU_HASH linker option. Xen and SELinux usability were improved. X.org X11R7.1, GNOME 2.16, and KDE 3.5.4 are now included.
Release Notes: Installation from multiple repositories at install-time was implemented. A new default font was selected for an improved look and feel for various non-English languages. The Compiz window manager using AIGLX was introduced. Automatic X configuration was improved for LCDs and laptops. Notification of available software updates via notification bubbles was reimplemented. Startup performance of applications was improved by use of the DT_GNU_HASH linker option. Xen was improved, and a graphical application for creating and managing domains was added. Usability of SELinux was increased.
Release Notes: Support for the Intel-based Macintosh platform was added. Support for IPv6 was added in the installer. A puplet applet for desktop notifications about package updates was introduced. The printing system was reworked. GNOME was updated to 2.15, aiming for 2.16 for the final release. KDE was updated to 3.5.3. Many other modifications were made.
Release Notes: Mono support for .NET and several Mono apps were added. Xen Virtualization was added. Yum based package management was improved with several new graphical tools. The distribution is built with GCC 4.1 for enhanced security and performance. X.org X11R7.0, GNOME 2.14, KDE 3.5.1, OpenOffice 2.0.2, and Apache 2.2 are now included.
Release Notes: Xen has been updated, and now supports x86_64. The build is based on a newer version of the upcoming GCC 4.1 for increased performance and security. Hibernate should be functional on a wide variety of hardware again. Many bugfixes have been integrated.