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
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.