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Fedora 17 Continues In The Tradition Of Delays

Another go/no-go meeting was held today within Red Hat's Fedora camp and they have decided to push back the beta release of the Fedora 17 "Beefy Miracle" by another week, which is now pushing back all other F17 milestone targets by an additional week, including the final release.

5 April 2012 - Beefy Miracle - 6 Comments
Fedora 18 Will Go For Tmpfs

Fedora 18 will look to use tmpfs for its /tmp directory, after the feature proposal was approved today by the Fedora Engineering and Steering Committee.

2 April 2012 - Fedora 18 - 29 Comments
Fedora Needs Your Help Hitting On GNOME Software Rendering

If you have a few minutes to spare today, the Fedora developers have organized a test day where they're looking for users with either no Linux graphics driver support (or just troubled drivers) to try their systems with a new spin of Fedora 17 that's taking advantage of Gallium3D LLVMpipe-powered software rendering for the GNOME Shell.

29 March 2012 - LLVMpipe - 6 Comments
Fedora Is Still Unsure About ARM Support

While Ubuntu support for ARM hardware is in great shape with Canonical investing significantly in the rapidly-growing ARM-based mobile market and the to-be-growing ARM server-space, plus other Linux distributions taking on ARM, official support for Fedora on ARM hasn't been quick to come by. In fact, Fedora developers still remain unconvinced about taking on ARM as a primary architecture.

27 March 2012 - Fedora Linux - 5 Comments
Will H.264 Codec Support Come To Fedora? Nope.

Following Mozilla's decision this week to support H.264 via system codecs in Firefox, it's been brought up within the Fedora camp whether H.264 support will finally be instated. To no surprise, don't be holding your breath waiting on H.264 within the Fedora repository.

21 March 2012 - Fedora H.264 - 82 Comments
Fedora 18 Picks Up New Features, Rejects Systemd-Journal

There's still two months prior to the official Fedora 17 release -- Fedora 17 Beta isn't even out yet -- but besides coming up with a new codename, we have our first technical glimpse at new features to Fedora 18, which will be released by Red Hat and the community in Q4'2012.

20 March 2012 - Fedora 18 - 9 Comments
Naming Fedora 18, The Beefy Miracle Successor

There's two months until Fedora 17, which is codenamed the Beefy Miracle, is officially released. However, already getting underway is the codename proposal period for Fedora 18. What will succeed the Beefy Miracle?

20 March 2012 - Fedora 18 - 5 Comments
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

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