More Fedora 24 Changes Being Discussed: Glibc 2.23, Graphical System Upgrades
Written by Michael Larabel in Fedora on 3 February 2016 at 10:57 AM EST. 4 Comments
FEDORA --
More of the proposed Fedora 24 changes were mailed out this morning to the Fedora development list for discussion ahead of FESCo officially deciding on whether the changes will make the cut for the next Fedora Linux release.

The list isn't particularly surprising but the proposed changes mailed out today on fedora-devel are for:

- Glibc 2.23 for Fedora 24. Basically, updating against the new version of glibc. Fedora Rawhide has already been tracking v2.23 development.

- Related to glibc, librtkaio would be dropped. More than one decade ago rtkaio was added for a POSIX realtime API that used the Linux kernel's AIO support. However, after all this time, there are no major users using rtkaio.

- GNOME 3.20 for Fedora 24... No surprise at all. GNOME 3.20 will have all the latest desktop goodies in time for Fedora 24 shipping.

- Support for graphical system upgrades. These Fedora 24 system upgrades would be done through the GNOME Software package manager / app store UI.

These changes are on top of a lot of other changes coming for Fedora 24. Fedora 24 is currently scheduled to be released in early June.
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