Fedora 9 (SULPHUR) telah hadir

14 May 2008

f9launch.pngSetelah menunggu hampir 1 bulan lebih setelah masa pre-releasenya, akhirnya pada tanggal 13 Mei 2008 kemarin FEDORA 9 (SULPHUR) ‘ telah lahir’. HOREE !!!

Akhirnya FEDORA 9 (SULPHUR) telah hadir dan bisa di download disini oleh siapa saja. Jika dibandingkan dengan versi sebelumnya (FEDORA 8 - WEREWOLF), konon katanya ada begitu banyak perkembangan dan tentu saja fix terhadap berbagai macam bugs yang ada. Mulai dari kernel, library, applikasi, ataupun bundel-bundel default yg terbawa pun mengalami banyak perubahan.

Kalau boleh mengacu ke press release yang ada disini, maka beberapa fitur yang akan hadir di FEDORA 9 ini antara lain :

This release features GNOME 2.22. GNOME now includes a webcam photo and video creation utility called Cheese, improved network filesystem support, a new international clock applet, Google Calendar support and custom email labels in Evolution, a new Remote Desktop Viewer, improved accessibility features, and PolicyKit integration.*KDE 4.0.3 is available in the KDE Live image as well as the regular DVD.

Xfce 4.4.2 is available as part of this release.

NetworkManager 0.7 provides improved mobile broadband support, including GSM and CDMA devices, and now supports multiple devices and ad-hoc networking for sharing connections. It is now enabled by default on installations from DVD, CD, the network, and Live images.

The Fedora installer, Anaconda, now supports partition resizing for ext2/3, NTFS filesystems, creating and installing to encrypted file systems, improved Rescue Mode with FirstAidKit, independent locations for the second stage installer and the software packages. A redesigned, larger netboot.iso image now features a second stage installer partly for this reason.

Live USB images now support persistence, so your data and setting changes will be preserved even after rebooting.

PackageKit, a new set of graphical and console tools, with a framework for cross-distribution software management, has replaced Pirut in this release of Fedora. The PackageKit graphical updater is available instead of Pup. Behind PackageKit, the performance of yum has been significantly improved.

FreeIPA makes managing auditing, identity and policy processes easier by providing web-based and command line provisioning, and administration tools to ease system administration. FreeIPA combines the power of the Fedora Directory Server with FreeRADIUS, MIT Kerberos, NTP and DNS to provide an easy, out of the box solution.

Ext4, the next version of the mature and stable ext3 filesystem is available as a option in this release. Ext4 features better performance, higher storage capacity and several other new features.

This release of Fedora uses Upstart, an event-based replacement for the /sbin/init daemon.

Firefox 3 brings a number of major improvements including a native look and feel, desktop integration, the new Places replacement for bookmarks, and a re-worked address bar.

The completely free and open source Java environment OpenJDK 6 is installed by default. IcedTea 7, derived from OpenJDK 1.7, is no longer the default. IcedTea includes a browser plug-in based on GCJ, and is available for both x86 and x86_64 architectures. GCJ is still the default on PPC architecture.

OpenOffice.org 2.4, with many new features, is available as part of Fedora 9.

Fedora now includes Perl 5.10.0, which features a smaller memory footprint and other improvements.

Fedora now includes TeXLive to replace the older, unmaintained TeX distribution.

Fedora 9 features a 2.6.25 based kernel.

Kernel crashes can be more automatically reported to http://www.kerneloops.org/ and diagnosed in a friendly way via the kerneloops package installed by default. Crash signatures are commonly referred to as oopses in Linux.

Work on the start-up and shutdown in X has yielded noticeable improvements.

Begitu banyak fitur-fitur baru yang dijejalkan di FEDORA 9 kali ini. Berdasarkan saran dari beberapa master / suhu, lebih baik melakukan ‘clean install’ dibandingkan dengan ‘upgrade’, karena proses upgrade disini sedikit tricky. Kalau terbiasa dengan melakukan proses update melalui yum, sepertinya bisa dicoba mirror yang ada di kambing.ui.edu sana (lumayan cepet untuk koneksi lokal / IIX).

Sambil menunggu proses download file .iso yang berukuran sekitar 3 GB (format DVD) selesai didownloadkan oleh om sysnet / om support, adakah yang telah nyobain si SULPHUR ini kah ? Sharing infonya donk .. ;)


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