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CentOS 5.3 Release Notes
Translations of these release notes are available for the following languages:
[:/BrazilianPortuguese:Brazilian Portuguese] (português do Brasil) - Cleber Paiva de Souza
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- [:/Japanese: Japanese] (日本語) -
- [:/Romanian : Romanian] - Manuel Wolfshant
[:/Russian:Russian] (Русский) - [:NikolayUlyanitsky: Nikolay Ulyanitsky]
- [:/Spanish: Spanish] (Español) -
Welcome to the CentOS 5.3 release. CentOS is an Enterprise-class Linux Distribution derived from sources freely provided to the public by our Upstream OS Provider (UOP)FootNote(Visit http://www.redhat.com/rhel/).
CentOS conforms fully with the upstream vendors redistribution policy and aims to be 100% binary compatible. (CentOS mainly changes packages to remove upstream vendor branding and artwork.) CentOS is a Free Operating System. The CentOS Project is now accepting donations using PayPal, please see our website at http://www.centos.org for more details. All donations to this project are used to cover bandwidth and development costs.
CentOS 5.3 is the third update to the CentOS 5 distribution series. It contains a lot of bugfixes, updates and new functionality. Before reading any further we advise you to read the UOP release notes at http://www.centos.org/docs/5/. The rest of this document is an addendum, and primarily covers CentOS-specific issues.
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4. Known Issues
5. Resolved Issues
6.1. New packages in 5.3 that were not present in 5.2
6.2. Packages that have been upgraded in 5.3 since the 5.2 release
6.3. Packages removed by upstream in 5.3 that were present in 5.2
6.4. Packages released as 5.2 updates with older packages on the 5.3 install media
7. Changes done by CentOS
7.1. Packages modified by CentOS
7.2. Packages removed from CentOS that are included upstream
7.3. Packages added by CentOS that are not included upstream
8. How to help and get help
8.1. Special Interest Groups
CentOS consists of different [http://wiki.centos.org/SpecialInterestGroup Special Interest Groups] (SIGs) that bring together people with similar interests. The following SIGs already exist:
[:SpecialInterestGroup/Artwork:Artwork] - create and improve artwork for CentOS releases and promotion
[:SpecialInterestGroup/Promo:Promotion] - help promoting CentOS online or at events
[:SpecialInterestGroup/Virtualization:Virtualization] - unite people around virtualization in CentOS
And we encourage people to join any of these SIGs or start up a new SIG, eg.
- Alpha, S390, Sparc and PPC port - help with porting CentOS to other architectures
- Hardware compatibility - provide feedback about specific hardware
- QA - help out with fixing bugs and testing new releases
- RPM Packaging - contribute new useful RPM packages
- Translation - help translating the documentation, website and wiki content
8.2. Mailinglists and Forums
Another way you can help out others in the community is by actively helping and resolving problems that users come up against in [http://lists.centos.org/mailman/listinfo the mailinglists] and [http://www.centos.org/modules/newbb/ forums].
8.3. Wiki and website
Even as an inexperienced CentOS user we can use your help. Because we like to know what problems you encountered, if you had problems finding specific information, how you would improve documentation so it becomes more accessible. This kind of feedback is as valuable to others as it would have been to you so your involvement is required to make CentOS better.
So if you want to help out and improve our documentation and wiki, register on the wiki or subscribe to the [http://lists.centos.org/mailman/listinfo/centos-docs centos-docs] mailinglist.
9. Further Reading
The following websites contain large amounts of information to help people with their CentOS systems :
Upstream release notes and documentation : http://www.centos.org/docs/5/
We thank everyone involved for helping us produce this product.
Copyright (C) 2009 CentOS
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