The Fedora Project is making available for public comment the Alpha release of Fedora 10 Linux-based operating system. The release includes release notes. Among others, features in this release include:
- Glitch-free audio. The PulseAudio stack has been enhanced to use timer-based scheduling. This means that it uses less power, is more hardware independent, and adjusts dynamically to keep audio data flowing without interruption -- minimizing drop outs.
- Sectool. Fedora 10 will feature a new security auditing and intrusion detection system. It has both text and graphical front ends, features highly configurable groups for adjusting test runs, and is modular and extensible. Administrators and the community at large can write their own tests to extend its functionality even further.
- Connection Sharing. Fedora 10 delivers on the promise of NetworkManager's "Create new wireless network" tool, with easy setup of an ad-hoc wifi network on any machine with a network connection and a spare wireless card. If the machine has primary network connection (wired, 3G, second wireless card), routing is set up so that devices connected to the ad-hoc wifi network can share the connection to the outside network.
In addition, support Objective CAML (OCaml) coverage has been extended. Fedora 10 contains the OCaml 3.10.2 programming language and a comprehensive list of packages. Additionally, Fedora 10 provides improved support for Haskell-based development with a number of libraries and tools.
Fedora 10 (the "Cambridge" release) is due out in November 2008.