Fedora 12 Features Get Laid Out
Written by Michael Larabel in Fedora on 12 May 2009 at 08:23 AM EDT. 5 Comments
Fedora 11 with all of its Nouveau support, Btrfs capabilities, and kernel mode-setting support glory isn't being released until later this month, but the features for Fedora 12 are already being planned out.

A tentative feature list for this next Fedora release can already be found on the Fedora Project Wiki. Some of these features like straightforward multi-seat support were originally targeted at Leonidas but were then pushed back to Fedora 12.

Additionally though, Red Hat intends to introduce liblvm in Fedora 12 to allow user-space applications to interface with an LVM (Logical Volume Manager). In Fedora 12, Red Hat intends to replace nash/mkinitrd with Dracut, which is a modular initramfs generation tool. Instead of using Pidgin as the default instant messaging program, in Fedora 12 the default will become GNOME's Empathy program. The other items on the list right now include the debuginfo file-system and Systemtap static probes.

While not officially confirmed yet, the release of Fedora 12 at this time appears to be targeted for a release in the first or second week of November.

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