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Fedora dumps “Core”

Jan 5, 2007 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive — views

Fedora, the community-run Linux distribution sponsored by Red Hat, will no longer maintain separate “Core” and “Extras” repositories, according to Bill Nottingham, a Red Hat engineer and Fedora Project board member. The project's forthcoming release, expected Jan. 30, will be known simply as “Fedora 7.”

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In the past, Fedora relegated fringe applications such as games to an Extras repository, while the Core repository held more essential components, such as kernels and libraries, as well as popular applications such as web servers. Now, the project plans to merge the repositories prior to the release of Fedora 7.

Additional details about the move can be found in Linux-Watch coverage, here.

Red Hat launched Fedora in June of 2005, in part to fill the void left when it end-of-lifed Red Hat Linux in November of 2004.

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