Skip to comments.Announcing Fedora 17. Relish it.
Posted on 05/29/2012 9:10:23 AM PDT by ShadowAce
"At the heat of a thousand hot dog cookers, the seventeenth release of Fedora shall be forged by contributors the world over, and it will be known as: Beefy Miracle. The mustard shall indicate progress.
For six months, participants in the Fedora Project shall freely contribute to the release of the distribution, in the spirit of the Four Foundations -- Freedom, Friends, Features, and First -- and moreover, they shall relish in Fun, as a community without Fun would be like a day without sunshine.
Upon release, a free and open source operating system shall be available to all, catering to a variety of tastes -- those of end-users, systems administrators, and developers, with a common thread that binds them all: No, not their love for hot dogs, silly, as we certainly know that Fedora shall be created and used by those whose dietary preference could be either Beefy or Leafy. Freedom, my friends, Freedom is the Great Condiment, which shall enable all users of the Beefy Miracle to Create, Share, and Do."
-- The Book of Sauerkraut, Chapter 12, Verse 529
The Beefy Miracle hath arrived. Behold, for it is available to download now:
And lo, detailed information about this release can be seen in the release notes:
Did you do an upgrade from FC16 or were you moving from a FC17 beta?
This precludes use of the pre-upgrade and yum option. I'll be doing a complete re-install from scratch.
It also means that I am going to hold off just a little while longer until the fsck tool for btrfs is finalized. If it is done before F18, I'll upgrade then.
I'm currently on F15. I did not go to F16 as I use this laptop for work as well, and really do not want to upgrade it all the time, having to re-install/re-configure for my work's environment all the time. :)
Fedora upgrades are a big pain in the rear.
I tried and failed upgrades in the past.
only solution is to get a clean install ... but then you need to move your software, data, files, email settings, etc.
I’m typing this from F14 release because of that painage.
It’s not just the release but the 1,000 or so pieces of softare you end up adding that makes your environment.
If someone has a magic upgrade button, I’m all ears.
Did they fix the problem where the boot up drive seek is tied to the serial number of the disk? I had RAID and cloning nightmares because of that.
I don’t know about the serial number, but F15 at elast is using the UUID for /boot
It’s Tuesday already? Where does the week go?