Fedora News Archives
6 December 2013 - Release Delayed
Delays are very common within the Fedora camp and while the Fedora developers had preemptively moved up the final release after a number of one-week delays already got into the schedule, it was decided yesterday to push back the final release by one week.
3 December 2013 - DNF 0.4.9 Release
DNF 0.4.9 has been released as the latest version of the open-source Fedora-focused package management solution poised to eventually replace yum for Red Hat package management needs.
30 November 2013 - Fedora 20 Linux - 11 Comments
Assuming there's no major last minute snafus, Fedora 20 will be released in two week's time. Due to the multiple delays that hit Fedora 20 and not all features being completed in time, here's a look at some of the most exciting features that were finished and will be found in this next major release of the Red Hat sponsored Linux distribution.
28 November 2013 - -Werror=format-security - 1 Comment
The Fedora Engineering and Steering Committee (FESCo) has voted in favor of making a change to its packaging system that affects the compiler flags for how the RPM packages are built and will further improve the security of Fedora packages.
26 November 2013 - Fedora 20 GNOME Bug - 30 Comments
There's a peculiar new bug affecting the soon-to-be-released Fedora 20 that could reveal a user's password when switching between users with the GNOME desktop.
12 November 2013 - Fedora 20 Beta - 15 Comments
While it's been challenged by delays, Fedora 20 "Heisenbug" Beta was released today. Fedora 20 hopes to ship officially next month and this is one of the last chances to test out this next Fedora Linux release to make a meaningful difference in tracking down any lingering bugs.
7 November 2013 - Fedora 21 - 4 Comments
If the next few months weren't already proving to be exciting enough for Linux fans with the many Linux 3.13 kernel features to come, continued open-source GPU driver improvements, more Linux improvements as a result of Valve's Linux gaming push, and Wayland beginning to take shape (on non-Ubuntu distributions), there's even more. Fedora 21 is aiming to be the first tier-one Linux distribution with "out of the box" OpenCL support.
6 November 2013 - Fedora 20 - 1 Comment
Tomorrow is a Fedora KDE Test Day as developers and users look out for bugs in KDE Plasma Workspace 4.11 ahead of next month's Fedora 20 release.
6 November 2013 - Fedora 10
While we're celebrating today the Steam Linux client turning one year old since Valve's external beta program, the Fedora Project is also celebrating today but its ten year birthday.
1 November 2013 - Fedora 20 - 23 Comments
The release of Fedora 20 has been delayed by another week -- both the due-out beta and the final release -- over unresolved bugs.
31 October 2013 - Valve Steam - 12 Comments
While Valve is mostly centered around supporting Ubuntu right now when it comes to their Linux initiatives, the Steam client and its games will generally work fine on other modern Linux distributions. For making it easier to run Steam on Fedora and Red Hat Enterprise Linux, the binary package has entered the third-party RPM Fusion repository.
29 October 2013 - Linux Benchmarks - 13 Comments
With the upcoming Fedora 20 Beta, after I ran new Wayland GNOME Shell benchmarks I proceeded to run some initial tests comparing the performance with the latest Fedora 20 packages as of yesterday to Ubuntu 13.10.
25 October 2013 - Fedora 21 - 62 Comments
While Fedora 20 isn't going to be released until at least December, changes are already ongoing for its successor, Fedora 21. This first major Fedora Linux release of 2014 will abandon support for quite a few older graphics processors.
24 October 2013 - Fedora 20 Beta - 2 Comments
The Fedora 20 Beta and final releases have been delayed by an additional week now due to unresolved blocker bugs.
23 October 2013 - Python 3 - 15 Comments
While Python 3.0 was released at the end of 2008, due to its backwards-incompatibility, Python 2 is still the default Python implementation on Fedora. Fortunately, FESCo approved today that for Fedora 21 or 22 the switch will be made to Python 3.x by default.
9 October 2013 - CPU Benchmarks - 2 Comments
A few days back I shared OpenGL benchmarks of Fedora 19, Fedora 20, Ubuntu 13.04, and Ubuntu 13.10. For those not interested in the CPU performance of these four Linux distributions, those results are now available.
9 October 2013 - Hawaii Fedora 22 - 5 Comments
With the upcoming Fedora 20 release there is an early tech preview experience of Wayland with the GNOME Shell. Already expressed as a possibility is having Wayland be the default display server over the X11/X.Org with Fedora 21 about six months later, but there's now already talk of another Wayland-based desktop coming around Fedora 22.
24 September 2013 - Fedora 20 Alpha - 34 Comments
After a one week delay, Fedora 20 is now up to being in an alpha quality state. Now it's your chance to give a first shot for this Red Hat sponsored Linux distribution codenamed Heisenbug.
16 September 2013 - DNF / Yum - 15 Comments
Talked about last year prior to the introduction of Fedora 18 was DNF, a new experimental RPM package manager to replace Yum. DNF has been bundled as an experimental option that can live in parallel to Yum, but there hasn't been too much to report on the project as of late, except today they're out with a new release.
12 September 2013 - Fedora 20 Alpha - 6 Comments
While Fedora 20 Alpha RC1 was made available yesterday, the final Fedora 20 Alpha release has been postponed by one week.