Fedora 18 has seen its share of delays and problems largely due to the reworked Anaconda installer that still isn't finished yet and has caused several of these F18 delays. It's now been delayed by months and the final Fedora 18 release slips from December to January with this latest delay.
At today's meeting it was decided to slip the F18 Beta by two weeks so that the installer team more time to finish up the new Anaconda plus extra time for the Red Hat developers to work out the new upgrade tool and also for the developers to finish up their Fedora 18 Secure Boot implementation.
Fedora 18 Beta is now hoped for release on the 27th of November while the revised Fedora 18 schedule puts the final release on 8 January 2013.
This latest delay was announced moments ago to the test-announce list. Fedora 18 at least has some really cool features for when it finally ships. The frequent delays though have led some developers to call for Fedora to become a rolling release distribution.