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Fedora 21 Starts Working Towards Its Alpha Release

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Published on 17 July 2014 03:49 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Fedora
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In aiming towards an on-time release of Fedora 21, developers have spun the first test candidate for the upcoming development release.

Per the official release schedule, Fedora 21 is expected to see its alpha release on 5 August while next week (22 July) is the software string freeze and the alpha change deadline. Following that alpha release is a planned Fedora 21 Beta on 9 September, final change deadline on 30 September, and hopes to ship Fedora 21 final on 14 October.

In encouraging early testing to hopefully lead to an on-time release of Fedora Linux, which has been seldom accomplished for recent release cycles, the first test candidate of Fedora 21 Alpha is available for those wishing to try out this latest Fedora distribution on non-production machines.

F21a-TC1 can be downloaded from FedoraProject.org and again is only recommended for those wishing to help with early smoke testing of the next version of Fedora. More Fedora 21 tests and coverage will occur on Phoronix when the official release is in range. Fedora 21 is bringing with it many changes and new features.

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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 .
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