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's Future Is Still Causing Lots Of Drama

Fedora

Published on 24 January 2014 08:55 AM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Fedora
18 Comments

For those in need of some open-source drama to get your Friday morning started, there continues to be a lot of dissenting views shared between Fedora users and developers over the future of the Linux distribution with the ongoing "Fedora.next" initiative.

Fedora is changing and it's no longer going to be the beast it once was going back to the Fedora Core days. Recently Fedora has been evolving under "Fedora.next" as various working groups for workstation, cloud, server, and other areas plot the future. There's talk of spinning Fedora into three distinct "products" for the workstation, cloud, and server. A lot still has to be decided by these working groups and FESCo, but some additional information can be found via the Fedora Project Wiki.

It's due in large part to these forthcoming fundamental changes that Fedora 21 won't be shipping before August to give Fedora developers more time to work on big ticket items and to try to decide what Fedora's future will behold.

Of course, not everyone is happy about this and its led to a fair amount of criticism. Yesterday an earlier Fedora.next discussion thread flared up again: Fedora.next in 2014 -- Big Picture and Themes.

That Fedora.next discussion was reignited by suggesting that Fedora 21 is released under the old approach to give the working groups more time to better plot the future and communicate the changes to the users/developers. The amount of bureaucracy and that the working group members weren't voted for also raised some issues.

Some are in support of delaying Fedora.next but still not doing the Fedora 21 release until at least August, since that release plan was already communicated to developers, but we'll see in the days ahead as this mailing list thread continues to erupt whether any changes will come as a result of the heated discussion.

Latest Linux Hardware Reviews
  1. ASUS AM1I-A: A Mini-ITX Board For Socketed Kabini APUs
  2. Mini-Box M350: A Simple, Affordable Mini-ITX Case
  3. Overclocking The AMD AM1 Athlon & Sempron APUs
  4. AMD Athlon 5350 / 5150 & Sempron 3850 / 2650
Latest Linux Articles
  1. Ubuntu 12.04.4 vs. 13.10 vs. 14.04 LTS Desktop Benchmarks
  2. AMD OpenCL Performance With AM1 Kabini APUs
  3. A Quick Look At GCC 4.9 vs. LLVM Clang 3.5
  4. Are AMD Athlon/Sempron APUs Fast Enough For Steam On Linux?
Latest Linux News
  1. FreeBSD Advances For ARM, Bhyve, Clang
  2. Ubuntu 14.04 LTS "Trusty Tahr" Officially Released
  3. Ubuntu 12.04 LTS vs. 14.04 LTS Server Benchmarks
  4. QEMU 2.0 Released With ARM, x86 Enhancements
  5. Running The Unity 8 Preview Session On Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
  6. R600 Gallium3D Disables LLVM Back-End By Default
  7. Fedora 21 Gets GNOME 3.12, PHP 5.6, Mono 3.4
  8. Fedora Workstation Is Making Me Quite Excited
  9. Maynard: A Lightweight Wayland Desktop
  10. Chromium Browser Going Through Growing Pains In Ubuntu 14.04
  11. KDE 4.13 Is Being Released Today With New Features
  12. Trying Out Radeon R9 290 Graphics On Open-Source
Latest Forum Discussions
  1. Radeon 8000M problematic on Linux?
  2. Updated and Optimized Ubuntu Free Graphics Drivers
  3. Linux Kernel Developers Fed Up With Ridiculous Bugs In Systemd
  4. The GNOME Foundation Is Running Short On Money
  5. After Jack Keane, RuseSoft will briing Ankh 3 to Linux through Desura
  6. Suspected PHP Proxy Issue
  7. Change installation destination from home directory
  8. Bye bye BSD, Hello Linux: A Sys Admin's Story