[PLUG] Announcing Fedora 9 Alpha

Rahul Sundaram sundaram at fedoraproject.org
Sun Feb 17 01:35:08 IST 2008

sudhanwa Jogalekar wrote:
> Hi,
> On Feb 5, 2008 9:52 PM, Rahul Sundaram 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.

Noone did the work for Fedora. As simple as that. Mandriva has 
traditionally been desktop focussed while Fedora has been more general 
purpose IMO.

>>   * 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.

Yum is well supported in Fedora from the first release and across most 
RPM based distributions now including Mandriva and OpenSUSE and even 
Debian for that matter. If someone wants to package yet another 
dependency resolver, feel free. Apt-rpm and smart is already in the 
Fedora repository FYI.

>>   * PackageKit

This is probably what makes sense for everybody to support. It is a 
distribution neutral package management API and graphical frontend.


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