The Fedora Project held a Thanksgiving Day Go/No-Go meeting for the long-delayed Fedora 18
Beta. The developers decided that the beta is finally in a condition where it's ready to ship.
The Fedora 18 Beta will be released next Tuesday, 27 November. Originally this release was supposed to happen on 2 October until it encountered a total of six delays. The delays mostly come down to technical problems and the new Anaconda installer having taken way too long to get into shape
. Some Fedora developers were calling for getting rid of Fedora 18 altogether due to these major set-backs while others saw this as an opportunity to push Fedora as a rolling-release distribution
Due to all of the delays, the final release of Fedora 18 will not come until 2013
. At least though there are a number of cool features
for when Fedora 18 finally ships...