Linux Changes, July 2006

This page is for sharing information regarding the Fedora 5 upgrade during summer 2006.

Test machines

There are currently 2 designated test machines. A regular office workstation is available (f5beta1) and a computational sensor style machine (f5beta2).

-- JamesRoche - 10 Jul 2006

Pre-deployment Testing and Observations

testing fedora 5 desktops
It appears to be safe to login to the console of the test machine f5beta2 to test-drive the latest gnome and kde desktops in terms of not destroying your current desktop settings when logging back in later on a fedora 3 machine. I have only performed a quick test on an account that did not have a significantly customized desktop, but things seem cross compatible. I would avoid making custom changes to the fc5 version before the actual rollout though. You will notice a Link to Old Desktop icon added. Gnome test was pretty uneventful but the first fc5 KDE login hesitated for a minute or two during "init system services" and then complained about a SIGSEGV signal 11. Logging out and back in again, with a KDE session, the problem went away so it appeared to be a one time personal config update issue.
-- DaveCostello - 11 Jul 2006

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