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Fedora Clarifies Stance On Forks Like Cinnamon, Mate

The Fedora Engineering and Steering Committee has clarified their stance on how the Fedora Project should view software forks. In particular, forks with much talk these like the Cinnamon and Mate desktop environments.

28 February 2012 - Fedora Project - 22 Comments
Using LLVM As The Compiler Within Fedora?

For those wanting to see another polarized discussion taking place within the Fedora camp, similar to the Fedora rolling-release discussion, drop by the mailing list.

16 February 2012 - Polarized Discussion - 31 Comments
Unity: Very Intrusive & A Nightmare To Maintain

Along with the discussion around a rolling-release version of Fedora Linux, having been discussed recently has been the possibility of providing Ubuntu's Unity desktop as an alternative desktop environment for Fedora. This is obviously a topic that gets some riled up.

3 February 2012 - Unity Desktop - Add A Comment
Compiz Is Likely To Get The Boot From Fedora 17

While Fedora 17 has a massive amount of features to look forward to, updates to Compiz is likely not on the agenda. In the coming days, Compiz and its related packages for this compositing window manager are likely to be removed from the Fedora 17 package-list.

3 February 2012 - Bye-Bye Compiz - 38 Comments
MATE (GNOME 2 Fork) For The Fedora Desktop?

There's a lively discussion taking place right now between Fedora developers and other contributors that concerns the MATE desktop environment, which is the fork of the GNOME2 desktop. Review requests have begun for MATE packages in Fedora and the question has been raised whether this desktop alternative could be a feature of Fedora 17 or Fedora 18, but not everyone is happy.

9 December 2011 - Discussion - 38 Comments
Red Hat Releases Fedora 16 "Verne"

Red Hat and the Fedora Project community this morning have officially announced the release of Fedora 16. This release, which is codenamed "Verne", offers up a significant number of original improvements in the Linux desktop and server space.

8 November 2011 - Verne Codename - Add A Comment
FUDCon India 2011 Coverage From Pune

Besides the Ubuntu Developer Summit taking place last week in Orlando, happening halfway around the world was FUDCon India 2011. This event in Pune, India was another Fedora conference for users and developers.

7 November 2011 - FUDCon 2011 - Add A Comment
Ubuntu Must Love The Fedora 17 Beefy Miracle

For those that were concerned about Fedora 17 being codenamed the Beefy Miracle, fear not as Ubuntu has your back... At least Canonical's community manager, Jono Bacon, is in support of this next-generation Fedora codename.

4 November 2011 - Screenshots - 3 Comments
GNOME Shell Now Works With Software Rendering!

There's some great news today: it's now possible to run the GNOME Shell with Mutter but not having to rely upon any GPU hardware driver! Software rendering is now working with GNOME Shell rather than any fall-back thanks to improvements with Gallium3D's LLVMpipe.

3 November 2011 - YES! - 18 Comments
Fedora 16 Release Candidate 1 Arrives Late

Following a delay of a few days due to un-cleared blocker bugs, Fedora 16 Final Release Candidate 1 was made available on Saturday morning for those interested in testing the Verne release.

29 October 2011 - Weekend Release - 3 Comments
Fedora 17 Has A Tasty Codename: Beefy Miracle

Last week Mark Shuttleworth announced Ubuntu 12.04 LTS would be codenamed Precise Pangolin while this evening Red Hat's Jared Smith has announced the codename for Fedora 17, which will be released around the same time next spring.

10 October 2011 - Beefy Miracle - 5 Comments
F17 Might Be The Beefy Miracle To The Precise Pangolin

Yesterday there was the announcement by Mark Shuttleworth that Ubuntu 12.04 is codenamed Precise Pangolin. But what will its friendly competition be called? The voting is taking place right now for the Fedora 17 codename. Beefy Miracle is again a contender for the next release of this Red Hat sponsored Linux distribution.

6 October 2011 - Fedora - 1 Comment
Fedora 17 Could Be Called Hugo Or Shakespeare

It's time for Fedora contributors to go crazy again... a.k.a. Red Hat is looking for codename proposals for Fedora 17, which will be their first community Linux release in 2012 to succeed the soon-to-be-released Fedora 16. Here's some of the names that have been proposed thus far.

13 September 2011 - Codenames - 7 Comments
Fedora Graphics Test Week, Again

The Fedora Project is having another Graphics Test Week. This time around it's for testing the Intel, Nouveau, and Radeon drivers for the forthcoming Fedora 16 release.

7 September 2011 - Another Test Week - 2 Comments

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