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Fedora 21 Release Candidate 1 Awaits Your Testing

The first release candidate to Fedora 21 is now available for testing ahead of its official release next month.
28 November 2014 - Fedora 21 RC1 - 14 Comments

Fedora Will Begin Upgrading The X.Org Server As A Distribution Update

While Fedora is working to migrate over to Wayland by default, the X.Org Server won't disappear anytime soon for legacy X11 application support and other purposes. With Fedora 21 and going forward, Fedora is likely to be getting in-place X.Org Server updates upon new releases.
17 November 2014 - xorg-server - 8 Comments

Fedora 21 Is Doing Its Final Freeze Tomorrow

It looks like Fedora 21 will go into its final freeze tomorrow and hopefully allow Fedora 21 to be released as planned in early December.
17 November 2014 - F21 - 12 Comments

Fedora 23~25 Might Switch Away From Firefox

While no imminent switch is planned, Red Hat's Fedora Linux distribution in a few releases may move away from Mozilla Firefox as the default web browser.
16 November 2014 - Firefox - 53 Comments

Fedora Looks To Make /usr World-Readable

Fedora developers are looking at requiring all files that be placed in /usr world-readable.
14 November 2014 - World-Readable - 17 Comments

Fedora 22 Will Likely Make Apps In The Software Center Have AppData

If your packaged Fedora application is to be included in Fedora 22's "Software Center", it almost certainly is going to need to be supplying AppData.
7 November 2014 - AppData - 48 Comments

Fedora 21 Beta Makes It Out Following Delays

Fedora 21 is now available in beta form following its latest delays. Fedora 21 is still hoped for in official form next month and continues to be shaping up to potentially the best Fedora release ever.
4 November 2014 - F21 Beta - 24 Comments

Don't Use Fedora's Fedup Right Now Due To A Bug With Systemd

While Fedora 21 Beta is coming next week, if you're wanting to upgrade early to the Fedora 21 packages, it's advised right now against using Fedora's upgrade utility (Fedup) unless you want to potentially trash your system.
1 November 2014 - Fedora 21 - 60 Comments

Fedora 21 Beta To Be Released Next Week

While Fedora 21 Beta was delayed, today it received the go ahead to be released next week Tuesday.
30 October 2014 - Fedora 21 Beta

Fedora 21 Beta & Final Release Slip Further

At the beginning of today I wrote how the Fedora 21 Beta was pushed back but just by one day. Now after another Go/No-Go meeting today, Fedora 21 beta and all subsequent deadlines have been pushed back by one week.
24 October 2014 - Another Week - 22 Comments

More Fedora Delays: Fedora 21 Beta Slips

While the Fedora 21 Alpha release was challenged by multiple delays that put it back one month, the delays aren't over yet. At yesterday's first Go/No-Go meeting for the Fedora 21 Beta, it was determined that the beta release isn't quite ready yet.
24 October 2014 - F21 - 7 Comments

KDE Plasma 5.1 & KF5.3 For Fedora

The Fedora KDE SIG has put out new packages for the recent releases of KDE Frameworks 5.3 and KDE Plasma 5.1.
17 October 2014 - KDE 5

Fedora 21 Is Looking & Working Very Well -- Best Fedora Release Yet?

While we're still likely at least months out from the official release of Fedora 21, I've been running it a lot since last month's F21 Alpha release and it's been working out very well. Fedora 21 is easily shaping up to be the best Fedora release yet and the stability/saneness of the development packages is also a charming change compared to some of the more notorious Fedora releases of the past.
16 October 2014 - Fedora 21 - 26 Comments

Fedora Might End Up Disabling Delta RPMs By Default

Going back to 2009 with Fedora 11 has been delta RPM support to enable support with Yum for these packages that just contain the differences between one installed RPM version to the next version. With Fedora frequently pushing down new packages, delta RPMs have allowed those in bandwidth-constrained environments to more easily download updates since the file sizes of the deltas tend to be significantly smaller than full RPMs. Additionally, it's placed less of a burden on the Fedora infrastructure by having less disk space and bandwidth requirements. However, with DNF it looks like Fedora could revert to going back to full RPMs for distribution of updates.
6 October 2014 - Delta RPMs - 25 Comments

Btrfs Won't Likely Replace EXT4 As The Default Until Fedora 23

While some having been thinking that Fedora developers might enable the Btrfs file-system by default in Fedora 22, that doesn't appear to be the case. Fedora is unlikely to see Btrfs by default until at least Fedora 23.
5 October 2014 - Fedora 23 - 40 Comments

Fedora 21 Workstation Is Making Great Progress

Red Hat's Christian Schaller has blogged about the current state of Fedora's Workstation project -- overall it's getting into very good shape -- being in between the alpha and beta stages for Fedora 21.
2 October 2014 - Status Update - 3 Comments

Dash As The Default Shell For Fedora?

While Ubuntu/Debian have long preferred Dash as its /bin/sh implementation, in light of the recent Shellshock Bash vulnerability there's a discussion starting about Dash potentially becoming the default shell for Fedora Linux.
1 October 2014 - Dash - 67 Comments

Fedora Might Try A New Scheduling Strategy For Its Releases

It's no secret that Fedora has had a challenging time sticking to their release schedules for a long time. With taking care of blocker bugs, Fedora Linux releases tend to frequently slip -- with Fedora 21 it's about two months behind schedule and we're just past the alpha stage. By the time Fedora 21 actually ships, Fedora 20 will have been at least twelve months old. However, a new release scheduling strategy might be tried starting with Fedora 22.
30 September 2014 - Fedora 22 - 12 Comments

Radeon 2D Performance On Fedora 21: EXA vs. GLAMOR

Here's some benchmarks done of the open-source Radeon driver stack in Fedora 21 to compare the performance of the EXA and GLAMOR 2D acceleration methods.
28 September 2014 - xf86-video-ati - 1 Comment

Performance Benchmarks Of This Week's Fedora 21 Alpha

Continuing in this week's alpha coverage of Fedora 21 are some performance benchmarks comparing it to Fedora 20 and the recent openSUSE 13.2 beta.
26 September 2014 - Fedora 21 Alpha - 3 Comments

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