Following yesterday's OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion vs. Ubuntu Linux benchmarks and the OS X vs. Linux power consumption results after that, some wondered whether Ubuntu was to blame for the poor Linux showing on the Apple hardware. Unfortunately, Ubuntu isn't alone and here's some fresh data from Fedora 17 on the MacBook Pro.
A Go/No-Go meeting today was held today concerning the Fedora 18 Alpha release. It was decided the F18 Alpha needs to slip by one week, which is already pushing back the final release of the Spherical Cow.
While the feature freeze is now in effect for Fedora 18, the Spherical Cow has been fed some feature freeze exceptions to enrich this forthcoming Linux distribution.
With Fedora 18 entering its feature freeze and branching today, here's a rundown of some of the most interesting features to be found in this next Fedora release.
The feature freeze and branching of Fedora 18 is scheduled to occur tomorrow. The FESCo meeting happened today where a few of the last features were approved for the Spherical Cow release.
We're nearing the point of the Fedora 18 feature freeze, but another large list of features were approved today for the next major release of Fedora Linux.
On Monday another round of features were approved for inclusion into Fedora 18, the Spherical Cow.
The open-source OpenCL acceleration within Mesa/Gallium3D isn't even in a good enough state to be accepted in the usually bleeding-edge Fedora Linux distribution.
The Fedora Advisory Board is still deciding what to do about future codenames for Fedora Linux.
For those not liking the GNOME Shell, KDE, Xfce, or one of the other desktop environments already available on Fedora 17, Ubuntu's Unity is now available.
A round of new Fedora 18 features were approved at today's FESCo meeting.
At today's FESCo meeting it was approved that Fedora 18 will aim for 256-color terminal support by default.
Fedora 17, the latest release that is cooked with an odd codename, has just been released for IBM System z.
While Fedora releases tend to be ambitions on new Linux features and always living on the edge of the latest upstream code, the Fedora Engineering and Steering Committee is taking additional time to decide whether to have 256 color terminal support by default in Fedora 18.
As mentioned earlier this week, Fedora 18 will feature a new package manager. Here's a redux with some additional information on DNF.
The general availability release of Fedora 17 "Beefy Miracle" for ARM hardware is now available.
During today's FESCo meeting, the engineering and steering committee approved a number of new features for Fedora 18, a.k.a. the Spherical Cow.
From time-to-time unique/crazy/odd discussions get born on the Fedora development mailing list -- such as talking nasty about Ubuntu's Unity, trying to make Fedora a rolling-release distribution, etc. The latest discussion that's been very active has been about whether ARM hardware is a dead-end.
Proper and extensive benchmarks of Fedora 17 against Ubuntu 12.04 LTS are forthcoming, but here's a preview of some results.
It's possible to optimize the Fedora 17 boot process to boot the system in less than three seconds. One developer went from a boot time of 15 seconds down to just 2.5 seconds.
As expected, Fedora 17 was officially released today.
Fedora 17, the Beefy Miracle, will be released today.
With Fedora 17 having the codename of the Beefy Miracle, this week at LinuxTag in Berlin they're luring in new users with hot dogs. Meanwhile, the German-based openSUSE project continues to attract new followers with their beer.
While Fedora 17 should be released next week, the ARM version is lagging behind and has just reached its own beta milestone.
At the FESCo meeting on Monday, aside from Fedora reaffirmining their commitment towards the GCC compiler, the FESCo members also approved some new features for Fedora 18. One of the approved features has already sparked the grievance of Lennart Poettering.
While FreeBSD 10 is preparing to fully switch to LLVM's Clang compiler and deprecate GCC, don't expect such a compiler change to happen in the Fedora camp in the foreseeable future. Fedora engineers have issued a statement reaffirming their commitment to GCC and stance on "alternative compilers" within this Red Hat distribution.
While Ubuntu developers were listening to Mark Shuttleworth talk about Ubuntu 12.10, also happening at the same time was a Fedora Engineering and Steering Committee meeting within the Fedora / Red Hat world. A new set of features were approved today for the Spherical Cow.
Going up against Ubuntu 12.10's Quantal Quetzal will be Fedora 18, which is being developed under the codename of Spherical Cow.
After Red Hat Legal caused a delay in the Fedora 18 code-naming process, the list of possible code-names for this "Beefy Miracle" successor have been narrowed down to eight. As expected by now, all of the names are quite peculiar and the Fedora board is trying to decide whether to even continue this code-naming process.
The Beefy Miracle, a.k.a. Fedora 17, had its delayed beta release this morning.
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