[PLUG] Announcing Fedora 9 Alpha

sudhanwa Jogalekar sudhanwa.com at gmail.com
Sat Feb 16 06:05:45 PST 2008


Hi,



On Feb 5, 2008 9:52 PM, Rahul Sundaram <sundaram at fedoraproject.org> wrote:

[snip]

> Some major highlights of Fedora 9 Alpha include
>
>   * Support for resizing ext2,ext3 and NTFS partitions during installation

I think this is available in Mandrake/Mandriva from last many releases.
Just wondering why it was not there earlier in Fedora.

>
>   * Support for creating and installing to encrypted filesystems
>
>   * Faster and more efficient yum dependency resolver

Similarly urpmi is available in Mandrake/Mandriva for quite some time.
Probably, that can also be ported for Fedora.

>
>   * PackageKit
>
>   * FreeIPA, an integrated solution combining Linux, Fedora Directory
> Server, FreeRADIUS, MIT Kerberos, NTP, DNS and providing web and
> commandline provisioning and administration tools.

Cool.

>
>   * GNOME 2.21 Development Release
>
>   * KDE 4.0


More Coolness.. :-)

>
>   * Firefox 3 Beta 2
>
>   * Kernel 2.6.24
>
> .. and many more.
>

Looks like F9 is going to be a good product worth trying.

-Sudhanwa



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