A few minor nits
Posted Oct 30, 2003 3:08 UTC (Thu) by LinuxLobbyist
Parent article: A look at Fedora Core 1
...and the ability to perform an install via VNC.
This capability was also available in Red Hat Linux 9. There is, I believe, at least one new option to this feature. You can now specify 'linux vnc -connect 192.168.0.1' at the 'boot:' prompt and the installer will connect to host 192.168.0.1 if you are running 'vncviewer -listen' on it.
...Yum is not installed by default, but it is included on the Severn CDs....Yum, on the other hand, retrieves RPM header information for every installed RPM, which can be very time-consuming.
Yes, it is true that yum has a definite performance disadvantage compared to apt-get (for rpm). And it's not installed by default. However, it should be noted that you don't actually need the yum client. Red Hat's up2date client now has native support for yum repositories.
Zebra has been replaced by the Quagga Routing Suite...
Quagga is actually a branch of Zebra that was started, I believe, due to the lack of activity of Zebra development. Same basic code, new name.
Another interesting change is the inclusion of the Native POSIX Thread Library (NPTL).
Uh, where did this come from? NPTL is not a change in Fedora at all; it's been part of Red Hat Linux 9 since it's initial release.
The only other thing I'd note would be to run up2date after the initial install as there have been a huge number of updates since Fedora Core 1 Test 3 came out. But, on the other hand, why bother: release is coming in only a few short days.
...traffic on the Fedora mailing lists is tiny relative to those of, say, Debian or Mandrake's Cooker.
Not a nit, but...Yowza, is that really true?! How does anyone on those lists keep up? Are you refering to just the fedora-list? If so, I'd say that the explaination is that that list is for discussion about released versions of Fedora for which none yet exist. I'm on all four lists (fedora-test-list, fedora-list, fedora-doc-list, and fedora-devel-list) and the total messages I've received since July 22 is over 13,000 which is averages nearly 150 messages per day.
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