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Other Features Coming Up For Fedora 16

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.
10 June 2011 - Beyond Btrfs - 7 Comments

Fedora 16 May Default To Btrfs File-System

At long last, the Btrfs file-system is about to see some wide-scale deployments. While this next-generation Linux file-system has been an installation option in Fedora, Ubuntu, and others going back for several releases now, with Fedora 16 it may become the default file-system.
9 June 2011 - On New Installs - 25 Comments

Fedora 15 Lovelock Has Been Released

Fedora 15 has just been released! Fedora 15 is the first major Linux distribution shipping with the GNOME 3.0 Shell by default, and as usual, has a host of other Linux innovations.
24 May 2011 - It's Here! - 32 Comments

Fedora 15 Beta Released

Fedora 15 is set to be released at the end of May, and with a month having passed since Fedora 15 Alpha, it's now time for Fedora 15 Beta. Dennis Gilmore has announced the release of Fedora 15 Beta. "I beta one American dollar that you will love this release!"
19 April 2011 - Plus Mandriva Update - 4 Comments

Fedora 16 Will Be Verne, Not A Beefy Miracle

The Fedora 16 name voting has ended. One of the leading proposals for the Fedora 16 codename was to call it a Beefy Miracle, but that will not happen. The Fedora 15 successor will be called Verne.
12 April 2011 - It Will Be.... - 6 Comments

Fedora 16 Might Be A Beefy Miracle

Ubuntu 11.10 is codenamed the Oneiric Ocelot, which is perhaps the most unique Ubuntu codename to date, but going up against Mark Shuttleworth's next distribution update will be Fedors 16. What's the codename for that next Red Hat release? It might be called a Beefy Miracle.
4 April 2011 - As A Codename - 12 Comments

Fedora Needs Help Testing Power Management

The Fedora Project and their upstream contributors are seeking help from you in testing their latest Fedora 15 spin to see how well the Linux power management works out.
24 March 2011 - Test Away - 7 Comments

LLVMpipe Gallium3D Is Used In Fedora 15

Fedora 15 is gearing up to be another great release from the Red Hat camp with new features like Linux power management improvements, full systemd integration, SPICE support for virt-manager, and consistent network device naming, among many other features. When it comes to open-source graphics drivers, Fedora tends to be on the leading edge of development seeing as Red Hat employs some of the key developers like David Airlie and Jerome Glisse. With Fedora 15, besides shipping with all of the latest kernel / X / Mesa bits, there is one interesting change that's gone largely unnoticed from their feature lists, etc.
10 March 2011 - Dealing With...? - 4 Comments

Fedora 15 Lovelock Alpha Arrives

Dennis Gilmore has announced the official release of Fedora 15 Alpha. This next Fedora release, which is codenamed "Lovelock", brings a number of new features to this leading Linux distribution, including the GNOME 3.0 desktop.
8 March 2011 - Is There Love For Lovelock? - 15 Comments

Bacon Is Still Talked About For Fedora 16

It's that time of the year again when the Fedora Project seeks out a codename from the community for their next Fedora release. Once again, Bacon is proposed as a codename.
4 March 2011 - Fedora 16 Codenames

Btrfs May Be The Default File-System For Fedora 16

This news is a few days old, but not many people seem to have caught it while I was busy finishing up Phoronix Test Suite 3.0 and OpenBenchmarking.org: Btrfs may be the default file-system in Fedora 16.
28 February 2011 - Default File-System - 4 Comments

It's Fedora Graphics Test Week

The Fedora team this week is hosting their usual Graphics Test Week again, this time for packages that will be making their way into Fedora 15 in just a couple of months. Today is the Nouveau graphics driver test day followed by the Radeon test today tomorrow and on Thursday it will be testing of Intel graphics.
22 February 2011 - Fedora 15 Graphics Testing - 4 Comments

Unity Desktop Possibly Coming To Fedora

Adam Williamson has shared that he's looking at packaging Canonical's Unity desktop for Fedora. "Why? Well, a few reasons. Mainly, Unity’s an interesting project. I want to look at it and compare it to GNOME Shell and I think quite a few others do too, so it seems nice to package it so you can run both on Fedora. I don’t really want to maintain an Ubuntu install just to test Unity (can’t do it in a KVM VM as it requires compositing support). Also, though, I think it’ll do a bit to help keep everyone honest: if other projects show interest in providing Unity as an option for people to use, it increases the motivation for Unity's developers to make sure it can be easily built without non-upstreamed changes. Hopefully it also increases the motivation for upstream projects to work with the Unity developers to get their changes merged. It's the same for any project, really – if you have a wide base of users of a project across many distributions, it gives everyone involved a reason to work to make sure it's easy to maintain the project across distributions."
3 December 2010 - Packages - 26 Comments

Xen Dom0 Support May Come Back To Fedora

With Xen Domain 0 support finally going into the mainline Linux kernel, those interested in virtualization atop Fedora are now looking at getting the Fedora Xen host support back up to speed for the next release (Fedora 15) or by the time that Fedora 16 rolls out. The Linux kernels since Fedora Core 8 have not been capable of Xen Dom0 hosting, but with the Linux 2.6.37 upstream merge that brings pvops-based support, work is getting underway within the Fedora community to better prepare this KVM alternative.
24 November 2010 - Fedora 15 Or Fedora 16 - 10 Comments

Fedora 15 Has A Release Schedule, But Will It Be Met?

The Fedora Engineering Steering Committee (FESCo) has approved the release schedule for Fedora 15, the next release of this community Red Hat Linux operating system that was recently codenamed Lovelock.
11 November 2010 - Let's See - 7 Comments

Fedora 15 Just Received Lovelock As Its Codename

It's official: "Lovelock" is the Fedora 15 codename.
3 November 2010 - Yep, It's Lovelock. - 4 Comments

Fedora 14 Officially Released With New Features

"It's here! It's here! It's really here!" Jared Smith, the Fedora Project Leader, has just announced the release of Fedora 14 (a.k.a. Laughlin).
2 November 2010 - Laughlin - 14 Comments

Fedora 15: Lovelock, Pushcart, Sturgis, Asturias?

Earlier this month the Fedora community began proposing names for Fedora 15 with the proposals ranging from names like Malmstrom to Fortaleza and Gutzwiller. The list, however, has now been narrowed down to five potential candidates for the Fedora 15 codename.
25 October 2010 - Or Blarney - 3 Comments

Fedora 15 Might Be Dubbed Malmstrom, Woody

Rather than coming up with the codename for the next Fedora release deep within Red Hat, the community is leveraged with anyone being allowed to propose a potential name prior to these names being reviewed by Red Hat's legal department and the voting on the final name then commencing by Fedora contributors. With this open process, there's also more than a few interesting name proposals with each release. Case in point, Fedora 14 could have been called Fytnargin. With the release of Fedora 14 now being just a month out, name proposals for Fedora 15 have started.
14 October 2010 - Naming Suggestions - 6 Comments

Fedora 14 Beta Is Now Available

Fedora 14 Beta is now available. It features the latest Fedora packages including the improvements to the GNOME 2.32 desktop, Linux 2.6.35 kernel, and much more.
28 September 2010 - Download It Now! - 21 Comments

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