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Some Fedora 18 Features Are Still Uncertain

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Published on 05 September 2012 05:15 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Fedora
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There was another Fedora Engineering and Steering Committee meeting this week where the state of some Fedora 18 items were brought up.

Key notes from the minutes of this week's FESCo meeting include:

- One of the first features now dropped from Fedora 18 and moved to Fedora 19 is the initial setup support. This feature item came down to an initial-setup application with GDM integration and used for showing any EULA/license screens, establishing the initial network connection, creating local user accounts, system time/location configuration, online account setup, and other initial steps for Linux desktop users to take on a new installation. This feature isn't far enough along to make the cut for F18.

- The Fedora Engineering & Steering Committee will do a final review of the Fedora 18 feature progress for all features (and dropping any not ready) one week before the 100% feature completion date, which is currently scheduled for the end of September.

- Fedora 18 Alpha live images may have problems with installing from the media but using the traditional Anaconda installer images should work.

- It was talked about to revert to the old Red Hat Anaconda installer code for Fedora 18, but that isn't happening.

- Mounting /tmp on a tmpfs file-system might not be enabled by default. FESCo deferred the discussion until after the alpha release to decide on whether this feature is ready to be on by default.

Fedora 18, codenamed the Spherical Cow, should be in alpha soon barring anymore delays due to open blocker bugs. For more on what this major Linux distribution update will offer, see The Top Features Of Fedora 18.

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