With the release yesterday of a Fedora 20 image with KF5 + Plasma-Next as the next-generation KDE stack, I decided to finally give it a whirl.
While Fedora Linux continues to be mostly centered around GNOME, KDE stakeholders continue advancing the Fedora KDE spin and intend to make KDE Frameworks 5 available via Fedora 21.
Yesterday there was a guest post by a reader on Phoronix about the troubles in using the AMD Catalyst driver on Fedora Linux. While it involves more steps than most users would like, another Phoronix reader has written in this morning with the approach for getting the Catalyst 14.4 driver to work on Fedora 20 -- even with the Linux 3.14 kernel where the Catalyst driver doesn't yet have any mainline support.
Fedora 20 users wishing to run AMD's proprietary Catalyst driver may have a difficult time ahead.
While Jono Bacon leaving Canonical and his role as the Ubuntu Community Manager is shaking up the Ubuntu camp, within the Fedora camp, Robyn Bergeron has announced she is stepping down from the role as the Fedora Project Leader.
Developers have proposed adding even more features to Fedora 21, which is the next Fedora release shipping before the end of the year. There's already a lot of features under development and it's going to be a heavy release with nearly one year since Fedora 20, but even more work is on the way.
As the first point release to the recent DNF 0.5 debut, which introduced support for groups, there is DNF 0.5.1 that is less verbose with its text output.
Another Wednesday brings another Fedora Engineering and Steering Committee meeting where new features for Fedora 21 were approved.
Another Fedora Engineering and Steering Committee meeting took place on Wednesday where another round of features were approved for the Fedora 21 Linux release.
DNF, the next-generation replacement to Yum on Red Hat systems, now has support for groups and environments.
Following today's Fedora Engineering and Steering Committee (FESCo) meeting is another round of fresh features for Fedora 21 that will premiere late into the year.
With the ongoing rework happening within the Fedora camp, there's emerging Fedora Workstation, Fedora Cloud, and Fedora Server "product" working groups. The work happening within Fedora Workstation is quite exciting and rejuvenating the project.
Yesterday on Phoronix we covered 12 new feature proposals for Fedora 21 and following that story yesterday were a handful of new feature proposals for this next major Fedora release.
It's certainly looking like Fedora 21 will premiere with a massive amount of features, perhaps the most ever. Fedora 21 already has a ton of features but another large batch of proposals have been submitted for this next major Linux distribution release due out at the end of 2014.
Another round of features have been approved by the Fedora Engineering and Steering Committee for this year's Fedora 21 release.
Fedora developers are working towards having a "playground" repository be part of the Fedora 21 release as a staging area for new packages.
While Fedora 21 is still within planning and early development stages, there's already a number of changes that have us looking forward to this next Fedora Linux release toward the end of 2014.
Fedora developers are eyeing the independent lbzip2 compression implementation to become the default bzip2 on the next release of this Red Hat sponsored Linux distribution.
Besides approving Mesa 10.1 for Fedora 20, the Fedora Engineering and Steering Committee approved today several features/changes to be found in Fedora 21.
Good news for users of the open-source Linux graphics driver users... Mesa 10.1 will be added to Fedora 20 stable.
There were more features approved for inclusion into Fedora 21 and already talk of making a KDE Plasma Fedora product for the Fedora 22 release given its popularity.
The latest Fedora 21 feature being talked about that will likely happen for this next Linux distribution release is shipping Java 8 as the default Java run-time environment.
At another Fedora Engineering and Steering Committee meeting on Wednesday, another promising round of Fedora 21 features were approved.
The latest Fedora Rawhide packages, which is the unstable version of the Linux distribution that will end up being forked for Fedora 21 in several months, now has OpenGL 3.3 support exposed with the open-source AMD RadeonSI Gallium3D driver.
The DNF next-generation successor to Yum in the Fedora packaging world is out with a new version.
A few days ago I mentioned Mesa 10.0 would likely be a Fedora 20 stable update and today that's finally been cleared with Mesa 10.0 landing to replace the original Mesa 9.2 packages of F20 from last year.
Besides GNOME 3.12 being worked on for Fedora 20, it looks like MATE 1.8 will also end up landing as a stable release update.
The Fedora Engineering and Steering Committee has approved a batch of new features for Fedora 21 with its much anticipated debut in Q4'2014.
Fedora contributors from certain nations may face scrutiny by Fedora's legal department if they reveal their nationality, country of origin, or country of residence; the issue comes down to US export restrictions.
We have known for a while now that Fedora 21 won't be released before August, but it looks like the actual release that's now being planned won't happen until the fourth quarter.
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