Fedora is slowly getting ready for sending the Linux 4.10 kernel down the pipe to supported stable releases of its distribution.
In a similar effort to Ubuntu itself not issuing alpha/beta releases the past few years as they focused on the quality of their daily ISOs instead, Fedora developers have been discussing a similar maneuver of beginning to drop alpha releases from their schedule.
GNU C Library 2.25 is set to be introduced in Fedora 26.
Besides approving the Fedora 27 release schedule, the Fedora Engineering and Steering Committee (FESCo) approved GLVND support landing in Fedora 25 as an update.
While Fedora 26 isn't even being released until June, today the Fedora Engineering and Steering Committee (FESCo) has approved the initial release schedule for Fedora 27.
The roll-out of GLVND support in Mesa as a Fedora 25 update was arguably botched, but it's an important feature and is still being discussed.
With the Linux benchmarks at Phoronix there is a wide-range of Linux distributions (as well as BSDs, macOS, and the occasional Solaris and Windows) tested, but the operating system I end up running on my most-important production system is still Fedora Workstation. Recently I was interviewed by Fedora Magazine about my thoughts on the Red Hat backed distribution and more.
The decision to switch Mesa to enabling GLVND support in Fedora 25 as a post-release change has been causing headaches for some users.
Currently when setting up a RAID installation from Fedora's Anaconda installer it's using an LVM on top of MD RAID. But with the Fedora 26 release this summer they are looking at using LVM RAID directly.
There are more fairly last-minute change/feature proposals for Fedora 26.
One of the latest Fedora 26 changes being worked on is enabling TRIM/Discard by default for newly-created encrypted disks via dm-crypt.
Fedora Linux has been pursuing a path of modularity whereby modules provide different software purpose/functionality and are integrated/tested at the module level and a unit of delivery itself. With the Fedora 26 release they are hoping to provide a Fedora Modular Server preview build.
A new spin/flavor has been proposed for Fedora 26, one integrating the LXQt desktop environment.
The Fedora Engineering and Steering Committee (FESCo) approved more features for Fedora 26 at Friday's meeting.
A Mesa update coming down the pipe for Fedora 25 Linux users will see GLVND support enabled by default.
Fedora 26 will likely be using GCC 7 as its default compiler.
Fedora is the latest Linux distribution abandoning the xf86-video-intel driver in favor of the generic xf86-video-modesetting DDX driver.
This year was quite the year for Red Hat's Fedora Linux distribution with the successful launches of Fedora 24 and 25, the later including Wayland-by-default with the Fedora 25 Workstation release atop GNOME 3.22.
A wonderful Christmas present this year for Fedora users is the release of DNF 2.0 and it's joined by the DNF-PLUGINS-CORE 1.0 release.
Fedora 26 feature development is heating up.
With more laptops abandoning DVD drives, USB-based flash drive installers being well supported and widely-used, and CD/DVDs just being far less popular these days, Fedora developers are discussing the future of the official status for optical images in future Fedora releases.
The latest change request coming in for Fedora 26 is to update the default C/C++ compiler flags.
Fedora Project Leader Matthew Miller has offered some statistics about the Fedora 25 launch to date and is proposing some possible changes to release scheduling for the Red Hat sponsored Linux distribution, including the possibility of moving to doing one major release per calendar year.
Fedora 25 was officially christened this morning.
With Fedora 25 set to ship this coming week, feature development for Fedora 26 continues to heat up.
Today's Go/No-Go meeting for Fedora 25 turned out much better than last week and has been cleared for release.
One of the most discussed items this week on the Fedora developers' mailing list is in regards to changing the hostname on Fedora 26 and future versions.
Fedora 25 is not coming out next week as planned but has been pushed back to 22 November.
Fedora 25 has a lot going for it and yet another benefit for Fedora Workstation users on the desktop is finally having an easy, official path for MP3 playback support. It's 2016 and there's finally good MP3 support coming through official channels, after in Fedora 24 they were able to finally provide H.264 support via OpenH264.
Fedora 25 is nearly complete and this afternoon we should hear whether it will be formally released next week or will be pushed back one week due to lingering blocker bugs. Nevertheless, I've been carrying out more tests on Fedora 25 on multiple test systems in recent days and have been very pleased with this Red Hat sponsored Linux distribution release.
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