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 Will Get 256 Color Terminals

Fedora

Published on 09 July 2012 09:38 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Fedora
31 Comments

At today's FESCo meeting it was approved that Fedora 18 will aim for 256-color terminal support by default.

As mentioned at the end of June, there was controversy surrounding 256 color terminals by default for Fedora. Most software can handle 256 color terminals rather than only providing a color palette of 8 colors, so it really shouldn't be a problem, but today it received the official approval.

The Fedora Engineering & Steering Committee voted in favor by +1:5 0:0 -1:0 for doing 256 color terminals for Fedora 18.

Confirmation of approving 256 color terminals as a Fedora 18 feature can be found on the mailing list. For more information on the feature specification, see this Wiki page.

At Monday's meeting it was also approved to improve CIM management by implementing new CIM providers and extending existing ones to enable basic system management capabilities that comply with the WBEM/CIM standards. Integrating Fontconfig 2.10, Rails 3.2, Perl 5.6, and PowerPC ppc64p7 sub-arch support for RPM/yum were other approved Fedora 18 features.

For other expected Fedora 18 features, see Fedora 18 Will Preview A New Package Manager (and the follow-up DNF: The New Package Manager Of Fedora 18), Fedora 18 Approves Controversial Feature, and Fedora 18 To Get User Mode Migration, Xfce 4.10.

Fedora 18 is codenamed the Spherical Cow and should be released by Red Hat in November.

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 Articles & Reviews
  1. Intel Broadwell: GCC 4.9 vs. LLVM Clang 3.5 Compiler Benchmarks
  2. Ubuntu vs. Fedora Linux On Lenovo's X1 Carbon With Core i7 Broadwell
  3. Ubuntu 15.04 Is The Easy Path To Better Performance On Intel Broadwell
  4. NVIDIA's Latest Maxwell Line-Up Against AMD With Catalyst On Linux
  5. Preliminary Tests Of Intel Sandy Bridge & Ivy Bridge vs. Broadwell
  6. AMD FX-8320E Performance On Linux
Latest Linux News
  1. Calamares 1.0 Distribution-Independent Installer Framework Released
  2. Librem 15 Linux Laptop Set To Close At Around $400k USD
  3. Virtual GEM To Increase Mesa's Software Rasterizer Performance
  4. Open Lunchbox: Yet Another Open-Source Laptop Attempt
  5. Wayland/Weston 1.7 Release Candidate
  6. Bugzilla 5.0 Is Coming Soon With New Features
  7. Linux Benchmarking... Even Faster & A Very Interesting February
  8. Does VirtualBox VM Have Much A Future Left?
  9. HAMMER2 File-System Is Still Slowly Coming Together
  10. The Better Looking Window Decorations For GNOME 3.16
Most Viewed News This Week
  1. PlayStation 4 System Compiler Support Landing In LLVM
  2. Linux "GHOST" Vulnerability Hits Glibc Systems
  3. LibreOffice 4.4 Is Coming Soon With New Features
  4. Broadwell Linux Ultrabook Running MUCH Cooler Than Haswell
  5. LZHAM 1.0 Lossless Data Compression Codec Released
  6. LLVM Adds Options To Do Fuzz Testing
  7. Vivaldi: A New Chromium-Powered, Multi-Platform Browser
  8. LibreOffice 4.4 Released With Better OOXML Support, UI Improvements

Close Advertisement

Close Advertisement