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Fedora 15 Just Received Lovelock As Its Codename

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Published on 03 November 2010 05:53 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Fedora
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It's official: "Lovelock" is the Fedora 15 codename.

After the community proposed a variety of codenames, the choices were narrowed down to Asturias, Lovelock, Pushcart, Sturgis, and Blarney. My pick was on Blarney or Pushcart, but in fact winning by 28 votes was the Lovelock name.

The Lovelock name originates from a city in Nevada, United States. There is also a Laughlin city in Nevada, which was the codename for the just-released Fedora 14. Fedora 15 "Lovelock" is set to be released next April.

In related news, Red Hat's Adam Williamson is running for the Fedora Board in their next elections. Williamson is the former Mandriva employee (and Phoronix Forums member) who began work at Red Hat after losing his job with the former Mandrake company. He's dabbled with the Intel Poulsbo on Fedora, but officially within Red Hat he works on quality assurance engineer / community QA liaison for Fedora.

Why's Adam running for the Fedora Board? He wants to investigate changing the Fedora release cycle. While Red Hat has been pushing out new Linux operating system releases every six months going back to the 90's, Adam wants to form a working group to see if this is the best strategy for Fedora going forward. From his blog, "I think it would be of value to Fedora to take a good look at the Fedora release process. I’d like to get elected to the Board so I can form a working group to look at the release process and various alternatives for revising it, and report back to the Board on those ideas. I think it’s worth taking a close look at whether the Fedora release process, which is essentially the same process Red Hat had in 1999 – we release an operating system every six months – is the best one to aid the goals of the Fedora project as we now see them."

In particular, Adam wants to investigate if upsetting the status quo for a longer release cycle or even to push Fedora along to a rolling release model would be worth it to the project. "I'd certainly like to take a close look at moving to a longer and more flexible release cycle, or moving to a rolling release model, and see if those options would help us to better achieve Fedora’s goals."

There are two seats open on the board and there are currently four candidates, according to the Fedora Project Wiki. Good luck with the Fedora Board elections, Adam!

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