Fedora 19 Beta Released With Lots Of New Work
Phoronix: Fedora 19 Beta Released With Lots Of New Work
The first beta of Schrödinger's Cat, or more widely known as Fedora 19, is now available for testing. As usual, there's lots of new upstream improvements incorporated into this latest Fedora Linux build...
Aside from the features called out in the release announcement, here are a couple probably of interest to Phoronix readers:
1. anaconda in 19 is way, way, way, way, way better than 18. I mean, a _lot_ better. If you hated anaconda in 18, do give 19 a try. Hopefully you'll like it more. There are a couple of graphical glitches in 19 Beta (the 'warning' symbols that show up on spoke icons when they're incomplete are grey, so hard to see, and the check mark that indicates whether disks are selected as install targets is a bit unobtrusive and people seem to miss it), but it's already a lot better than 18.
2. we have live images for GNOME, KDE, Xfce, LXDE, MATE, and Sugar, and they all work (they at least make it to a desktop without exploding unduly; I checked). In addition, Cinnamon is available from the DVD/network install.
Overall 19 is a pretty good release, I think. I'm pretty excited about it.
Overall F 19 is pretty solid. It is already getting usable for day-to-day work.
Originally Posted by AdamW
And with fglrx supporting xserver 1.14 it seems that proprietary driver compatibility is already in the bag as well for those who need it, since distrowatch claims that F19 will use xserver 1.14.
I hope there will be a "ppa" for mesa 9.2 and kernel 3.10 or just for "uvd activation" I guess they dont will backport that feature to mesa 9.1 and kernel 3.9 ^^
I have that aktivated in ubuntu 12.10 and it works ok, some xbmc crashes (but its xbmc 13.0 alpha) some videos seem to not work, but no X crashes or something like that. So in a 1-2 months it should be working pretty solid.
BTW xbmc 13.0 rocks... pre 13.0 were always that slow the menues... 13.0 is just lack free and that on zacate systems... fast lag-free
omg, failed to install fedora. seems that its impossible to install on a 12gb logical volume in a existing volume group.
I even created the volume outside of anaconda, rebootet several times... but I can assign / to it, it seems to accept all but if I press done it comes a warning and it says that not enough space like 100mb or so.
So there is absolutly no way to install that, and I played to install that on 3 machines all with lvm so its impossible to install it, I cannot wait and hope this is fixed till final release in 1 monath.
Redhat or who ever makes fedora has a really bad quality control. Its hard to see a totaly messed release with Fedora 18, but 2 in a row thats unforgivable.
Thats amateuric. And again there is no way in hell to install it somehow, no alteranate installer or something.
1 totaly trash version is nearly unforgivable, ubuntu is maybe boring but they have some kind of minimal quality they dont make big regressions and dont fix it for 1 year or so...
Its really sad, I want hard to switch away from ubuntu, and I now really consider switching with my server and htpc to arch linux.
Or I do against my will upgrade the ubuntu 12.10.
Linux desktop is so sad nowadays ubuntu sucks because of coorpared asholes but there is no real alternatives.
or for noobs there is opensuse... but I cant take it really serious. yast kde... (yes preferences but I have others so it is)...
debian would be alternative but way to old....
I could not imagine that fedora is such a amateur club. unbelivable.
2 release cycles trash because of wrong desition to use anaconda... if it costs you 2 releases dont migrate to it.
omg total fail...
Last edited by blackiwid; 06-01-2013 at 06:32 PM.