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

Other Features Coming Up For Fedora 16

Fedora

Published on 10 June 2011 09:04 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Fedora
7 Comments

Yesterday we shared that Fedora 16 may use the Btrfs file-system by default on new installations. Beyond switching from EXT4 to Btrfs, there are also many other changes planned for this next release of the Red Hat sponsored Linux distribution.

Development on Fedora 16 has only just begun with Fedora 15 having not been released for even a month yet. So far the officially accepted Fedora 16 features include:

- Finish removing HAL (the Hardware Abstraction Layer) since it's been deprecated for a while and completely replaced by UDisks, UPower, libudev, etc.
- Integrating Cloudstack for Fedora cloud computing.
- Using Aeolus Conductor as a web user-interface for creating and managing cloud instances.
- Integrating Blender 2.5, the latest major release of this open-source 3D creation tool.
- Update Glasgow Haskell Compiler / Haskell Platform.
- Integrate Sheepdog into Fedora. Sheepdog is a simple, distributed object-based storage system for KVM/QEMU. "This will provide relatively simple, object based storage, that is distributed and replicated, hopefully with a consummate increase in performance based on node count."
- Finish porting sysVinit scripts to SystemD UInit files.

Obviously more features will come, but this is just the start. The list of official F16 features can be found on the Fedora Project Wiki. Not yet appearing on the list but approved for F16 at this week's FESCo meeting (the meeting minutes) in addition to the Btrfs default were:

- A pvops-based kernel to serve as Dom0 for a Xen-based virtualization system. Fedora 8 and newer already supports the Xen hypervisor and tools, but not a Dom0-capable kernel. With the Linux 3.0 kernel, there is now full support for Xen.
- Including ADA language development tools in Fedora.
- CloudFS: A cloud-ready version of GlusterFS.
- Removing ConsoleKit and providing automatic multi-seat support, plus other related changes. [This feature was deferred to the next FESCo meeting.]

With Fedora 16 there will also be many package updates, including the Linux 3.0/3.1 kernel, X.Org Server 1.11, Mesa 7.12-devel, GNOME 3.2, and KDE SC 4.7.

Fedora 16 is codenamed Verne and right now has a final release date set for the 25th of October. The alpha development release is planned for mid-August and the beta coming in late September.

About The Author
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 .
Latest Linux Hardware Reviews
  1. A Walkthrough Of The New 32 System Open-Source Linux Benchmarking Test Farm
  2. Habey MITX-6771: Mini-ITX Board With Quad-Core J1900 Bay Trail
  3. OCZ Vector 150 SSD On Linux
  4. Noctua i4 CPU Cooler: Great For Cooling High-End LGA-2011v3 CPUs
Latest Linux Articles
  1. 17-Way Linux Graphics Card Comparison With Civilization Beyond Earth
  2. AMD Kaveri: Open-Source Radeon Gallium3D vs. Catalyst 14.12 Omega Driver
  3. 12-Way AMD Catalyst 14.12 vs. NVIDIA 346 Series Linux GPU Comparison
  4. AMD Catalyst 14.12 Omega Driver Brings Mixed Results For Linux Users
Latest Linux News
  1. Intel 2.99.917 X.Org Driver Released, 3.0 Release Finally Near
  2. Server-Side XCB Is Being Discussed For The X.Org Server
  3. Adreno A4xx Rendering With Freedreno Takes Shape
  4. Linux 3.19-rc1 Kernel Released Ahead Of Schedule
  5. Civilization: Beyond Earth Linux GPU/Driver Benchmarks
  6. X.Org Server 1.16.3 Released To Fix Security Issues
  7. Linux 3.19 Merge Window Closes Ahead Of Schedule
  8. MIPS R6 Architecture Now Supported By GCC
  9. LowRISC To Feature Tagged Memory & Minion Cores
  10. Intel Skylake Audio Support For Linux 3.19
Latest Forum Discussions
  1. Need some hand holding with upgrading xserver
  2. Speeding up systemd networking service
  3. FPS capped on Linux (AMD fglrx drivers)
  4. Major Performance Breakthrough Discovered For Intel's Mesa Driver
  5. Looking for an nVidia GPU, but not sure how well they are supported.
  6. Are there an app using HSA ?
  7. The New SuperTuxKart Looks Better, But Can Cause GPU/Driver Problems
  8. XLennart: A Game For Systemd Haters With Nothing Better To Do