Rawhide nears Alpha

I have recently been putting the Fedora rawhide software through it’s paces. This is the software that will become Fedora 13 in June. At this point it is nearly feature complete. While it runs very smoothly on most platforms, the latest update of the glib2 package creates real problems with Nvidia chipset based motherboards. The update renders USB keyboards and mice inoperative at the launch of kdm. This leaves a system without any form of input device. This issue has not existed for Intel and Via based chipset motherboards. This issue required serious isolation testing.

Now my F13 testing platforms rattle and hum. I will have to compile some benchmarks comparing Fedora 12 to Rawhide soon.