Fedora 24 Will Get Qt Web Engine, QGnomePlatform & Other Changes
Written by Michael Larabel in Fedora on 1 February 2016 at 08:46 AM EST. 6 Comments
FEDORA --
More Fedora 24 features were approved at Friday's Fedora Engineering and Steering Committee meeting.

- The new RPM database format was approved, with F24 the switch will happen from Berkeley DB to RPM's own database format.

- Atomic storage clients was approved.

- Erlang 18 will be packaged for Fedora 24.

- Ibus updates will happen.

- Ping will support IPv6.

- QGnomePlatform will be supported to make KDE/Qt applications appear more integrated with GNOME by using this Qt Platform Theme that pulls from GNOME Settings.

- Qt WebEngine will be packaged and the QupZilla browser upgraded to use it.

Due to the recent delay, Fedora 24 is scheduled for release on 7 June while the initial freeze will happen on 8 March and the Fedora 24 Alpha on 22 March. Overall, Fedora 24 is shaping up to be another exciting release.
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