Fedora 17 Gets Beefier: Another Round Of Features
Written by Michael Larabel in Fedora on 16 January 2012 at 08:51 PM EST. 5 Comments
Fedora 17, which is codenamed the Beefy Miracle, has just picked up another round of features.

The Fedora Engineering Steering Committee (FESCo) met again today and approved several more features for this first Fedora Linux release of 2012. It was only at the FESCo meeting one week ago where they approved a whole lot of features like the inclusion of the long-awaited GIMP 2.8, the GCC 4.7 compiler, the oVirt virtualization component, PHP 5.4, and various other new packages and configuration changes. This is in addition to many other changes previously talked about on Phoronix.

The new features that received official approval today include KDE Plasma Workspaces 4.8 (this one was pretty much a given as the latest KDE desktop update), integration of OpenNebula as an open-source toolkit for data center virtualization management, SSSD AutoFS integration, SSSD-sudo integration, and integration of the Sugar Learning Environment 0.96 (the OLPC-XO Linux desktop environment). These new features aren't as exciting as the features that were approved in the previous FESCo meetings, but at least nothing was rejected.

The minutes/summary of today's Fedora engineering meeting can be found on the Fedora development list.

The Beefy Miracle is set for release in May while the feature freeze and Fedora 17 Alpha release are set for February, per the F17 release schedule.

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