Fedoras package selection interface shows up all over the distribution–here in the installer, in Fedoras kickstart unattended install script application, and in Fedoras new custom distro builder, Revisor.
3eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Fedora 7 – Firstboot
As in previous releases, Fedora 7s firstboot utility greets you upon–you guessed it–your first boot.
Fedora 7 includes the same authentication options that the system offered in previous releases. Were still waiting patiently to see the Fedora Directory Server become well-integrated into Fedora. Maybe in Fedora 8?
8eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Fedora 7 – A Speedier YUM
The version of Fedora 7s YUM software management tool (shown here in a screen from the final Fedora 7 test release) is noticably faster than the YUM releases that accompanied previous Fedora builds.
If youre going to run Fedora 7 with SElinux enabled, youll be getting to know the systems SElinux Troubleshooter, which now comes enabled by default. We found that by enabling NTP time synchronization using firstboot we ran afoul of SElin
Revisor will build custom Fedora spins in a handful of flavors–were looking forward to seeing the Fedora team add virtual machine formats to the mix.
12eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Fedora 7 – Spin Past and Future Fedora Versions
Revisor ships with configuration files for building custom Fedora 6 and 7 spins, as well as spins based on Red Hats rawhide development branch. Were looking forward to seeing CentOS or RHEL-based spins as well.
13eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Fedora 7 – Kickstart Your Spin
If you have kickstart unattended install scripts hanging around, Revisor will readily build Fedora spins based on them.