The Korora Project is pleased to announce the first beta release of version 20 (codename “Peach”) which is now available for download.
Note: This beta release of Korora is derived from a beta release of Fedora1 and as such there will likely be a larger number of bugs and many software updates.
For the first time we are introducing an Xfce desktop, which was made possible thanks to Maik Adamietz (AKA DarkEra) and others in the community. We would also like to thank Jeremiah Summers (AKA JMiahMan) for his assistance in updating the KDE version as well as Dan Marshall (AKA dan408) for his help with the MATE release. Thank you!
GNOME 3.10 will have a number of new applications and new features that will please GNOME-lovers. This release includes a new music application (gnome-music), a new maps application (gnome-maps), a revamp for the system status menu, and Zimbra support in Evolution. A preview of GNOME on Wayland compositor is also finally available. Refer to the GNOME 3.10 announcement for more details.
KDE Plasma Workspaces 4.11
A modern, stable desktop environment, this release includes faster Nepomuk indexing, improvements to Kontact, KScreen integration in KWin, Metalink/HTTP support for KGet, and much more. Refer to the KDE Plasma Workspaces 4.11 announcement for more details.
But wait, there’s more …
Derived from Fedora 201 beta, Korora benefits from Fedora’s long tradition of bringing the latest technologies to open source software users.
A complete list with details of each new inherited feature is available at the Fedora 20 Accepted Proposals List
- Application Installer brings a new interface for installing packages in GNOME.
- NetworkManager should be able to configure bond master and bridge interfaces with commonly used options and recognise their existing configuration on startup without disrupting their operation.
- Ruby on Rails 4.0, which is the latest version of well know web framework written in Ruby.
- LVM has introduced thin provisioning technology, which provides greatly improved snapshot functionality in addition to thin provisioning capability. This change will make it possible to configure thin provisioning during OS installation.
- Plasma-nm replaces the current network applet in KDE with a new one and bring the latest features in NetworkManager to KDE.
- SSD Cache is updated thanks to the recent kernel to support (fast) SSD caching of (slow) ordinary hard disks.
- VirtManager user interface for managing virtual machines has the ability to easily manage snapshots.
We don’t build Korora inside a box. We need your help! Bug reports are especially helpful – if you encounter any issues, please report them!
Korora is a fantastic, friendly community, and we have many ways in which you can contribute. Please send us feedback in the forums or log a bug report if you have any issues. Of course you can find us on social media like Identi.ca, Twitter, Google+ and Facebook.
What is the Beta release?
The Beta release is the last important milestone before the release of Korora 20. Join us in making this a solid release by downloading, testing, and providing your valuable feedback.
Of course, this is a beta release, meaning that some problems may still be lurking. A list of the problems already known can be found at the Common F20 bugs page.
Korora is not provided or supported by the Fedora Project
. Official, unmodified Fedora software is available through the Fedora Project website.