1. Computers
  2. Display Drivers
  3. Graphics Cards
  4. Memory
  5. Motherboards
  6. Processors
  7. Software
  8. Storage
  9. Operating Systems


Facebook RSS Twitter Twitter Google Plus


Phoronix Test Suite

OpenBenchmarking.org

Fedora 18 Picks Up Last Features - There's No Btrfs

Fedora

Published on 06 August 2012 02:56 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Fedora
6 Comments

The feature freeze and branching of Fedora 18 is scheduled to occur tomorrow. The FESCo meeting happened today where a few of the last features were approved for the Spherical Cow release.

The Fedora Engineering & Steering Committee decided today:

- Avahi by Default on the Desktop will remain approved for Fedora 18. This will allow Fedora 18 to easily find shared printers and other MDNS devices.

- Agent-Free Systems Management was approved. "The goal of this feature is the substitute some of the important functionality of the systems management software that is usually installed on the operating system by a native implementation. This will also put existing standards already in use by Service Processors like IPMI and WSMAN to better use."

That was it for today's Fedora Engineering & Steering Committee, as reflected by the meeting minutes.

The other Fedora 18 features that have been approved are covered and linked to from the following articles: Fedora 18 To Get MATE Desktop, Samba 4, Etc and Fedora 18 To Support KDE Plasma Workspaces 4.9.

One feature that really wasn't talked about this round was something that's been brought up for the past few cycles: the Btrfs file-system by default. Fedora 17 was trying for it but it was declined due to the working fsck utility not being available, but the repair tool is now available. It looks like though we'll be waiting until at least Fedora 19 for Btrfs by default, although in F18 it will continue to be an install-time alternative option just as it has been going back for the past several releases.

About The Author
Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
Latest Linux Hardware Reviews
  1. NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 Offers Great Linux Performance
  2. CompuLab Intense-PC2: An Excellent, Fanless, Mini PC Powered By Intel's i7 Haswell
  3. From The Atom 330 To Haswell ULT: Intel Linux Performance Benchmarks
  4. AMD Radeon R9 285 Tonga Performance On Linux
Latest Linux Articles
  1. AMD Moves Forward With Unified Linux Driver Strategy, New Kernel Driver
  2. MSI: Update Your BIOS From The Linux Desktop
  3. NVIDIA vs. AMD 2D Linux Drivers: Catalyst Is Getting Quite Good At 2D
  4. 15-Way GPU Comparison With Mesa 10.3 + Linux 3.17
Latest Linux News
  1. Features Of The Linux 3.18 Kernel
  2. Automatic Feedback Directed Optimizer Merged Into GCC
  3. Debian Now Defaults To Xfce On Non-x86 Desktops
  4. Phoenix Is Trying To Be An Open Version Of Apple's Swift
  5. Linux 3.19 To Have Skylake Graphics, PPGTT Enablement
  6. Ubuntu 16.04 Might Be The Distribution's Last 32-Bit Release
  7. Imagination Releases Full ISA Documentation For PowerVR Rogue GPUs
  8. Features GNOME Developers Want In The Linux Kernel
  9. GTK+ Gains Experimental Overlay Scrollbars
  10. Phoronix Test Suite 5.4 M3 Is Another Hearty Update
Latest Forum Discussions
  1. Users/Developers Threatening Fork Of Debian GNU/Linux
  2. Proof that strlcpy is un-needed
  3. xbox one tv tuner
  4. HOPE: The Ease Of Python With The Speed Of C++
  5. Bye bye BSD, Hello Linux: A Sys Admin's Story
  6. Updated and Optimized Ubuntu Free Graphics Drivers
  7. NVIDIA Presents Its Driver Plans To Support Mir/Wayland & KMS On Linux
  8. AMD Is Restructuring Again, Losing 7% Of Employees