While Fedora 21 ships with decent OpenCL support, if you're running the binary NVIDIA graphics driver on Fedora Linux and wishing to use CUDA-accelerated programs, it's a little bit easier today thanks to a new third-party package repository.
The beta of Fedora 22 is now available for testing and evaluating of its many new features ahead of the official Fedora 22 debut in May.
The release of the Fedora 22 Beta was delayed last week due to outstanding blocker bugs. Fortunately, those issues have been cleared up and F22 Beta can now be pushed out next week.
New versions of DNF and DNF-PLUGINS-CORE have been released and there's pre-built packages for Fedora 22 and Fedora 23.
While Fedora developers did a good job getting out the Fedora 22 Alpha on time, the beta release of Fedora 22 will come at least one week late.
The server edition of Fedora 22 is using the XFS file-system by default rather than EXT4.
With the upcoming release of Fedora 22, DNF is succeeding Yum as the default package manager. However, some details about this change are still being discussed.
Paul Frields, the manager of the Fedora Engineering team at Red Hat, has written an interesting blog post about the future of Fedora. In particular, how Fedora is currently assembled and how that will likely change over the next few releases.
The alpha release of Fedora 22 was released a few weeks ago for the primary CPU architectures while finally coming out today is the F22 Alpha for 64-bit ARM and PowerPC architectures.
For those thinking about potentially running a Linux system with a combination of SSD and HDD so that the solid-state drive would be able to act as a performance cache for commonly used data, BCache and LVM-cache/dmcache are two of the commonly used solutions.
While there's the OPW (now known as Outreachy) and other initiatives to try to encourage women and other less represented groups to participate in open-source communities, the Fedora Project is attempting to take things a step further by pursuing a Diversity Advisor.
Just as planned the alpha release of Fedora 22 is now available.
Fedora 22 is shaping up well for boasting many new features while also making it out on time... While it looked like Fedora 22 Alpha might be delayed, the developers managed to get the blocker issues taken care of and today decided they're ready to release F22 Alpha on time next week Tuesday.
An exception is being sought to add Xfce 4.12 for Fedora 22 past the change submission deadline.
With Fedora 22 having entered its alpha freeze this week along with the software string freeze and change checkpoint deadline, here's a recap of some of the towering features of this six-month update to Fedora 21 and the second release under the Fedora.Next strategy.
Those installing the latest development snapshot of Fedora 22 will now experience a difference in the default X.Org input driver.
Matthias Clasen at Red Hat has landed some of the exciting Fedora 22 Workstation improvements this week that relate to the GNOME Shell environment.
While Fedora 22 isn't being released for several more months, so far it's running quite well.
Last weekend I wrote how I switched back to Fedora as the Linux distribution on my main production system. That experience continues going well on the new X1 Carbon ultrabook and have no regrets. One of the questions emailed in and tweeted were readers wondering how I'm getting along with GNOME 3.14 and what tweaks took place.
After having used Ubuntu Linux on my main production system for about the past six years or so, I'm back to using Fedora as my main OS. So far the Fedora 21 experience has been going excellent.
With the upcoming Fedora 22 release due out in May, DNF is positioned to replace Yum as the default package manager.
There's been many changes and additions for Fedora 22 talked about so far and with this week marking the system wide change proposal deadline we have a last look at some of the new work that's hoping to be done for the May release of Fedora 22.
Earlier this month it didn't look like GCC 5 would be added to Fedora 22 unless the release was delayed and at least week's FESCO meeting, the committee decided not to delay Fedora 22. After this week's FESCo meeting, GCC 5 will now be added as the Fedora 22 compiler while still aiming for a mid-May release.
Ahead of evaluation by the Fedora Engineering and Steering Committee (FESCo), more of the planned changes for Fedora 22 are being discussed on the Fedora developers' list. Here's some more of the likely Fedora 22 changes that haven't been covered by our earlier articles on F22 feature work.
For Python stakeholders using Fedora, the Fedora 22 release is preparing to ship Python 3 as the one and only Python implementation on the installation media.
An ambitious proposal is seeking to make Fedora 23 -- the Linux distribution release due out around October -- 64-bit-only for both x86 and ARM architectures.
Fedora 21 was just released last month but already there's a lot to get excited about for Fedora 22 when it's released around the middle of May.
With Fedora 22 switching to libinput as its X.Org input driver and others beginning to look at utilizing xf86-input-libinput that uses a shared input library with Wayland, there's some details end-users and developers need to know about the migration.
Besides deciding to stick to Fedora 22's time-based release schedule, the Fedora Engineering and Steering Committee also approved some new features for Fedora 22.
This morning I wrote about Unless Fedora 22 Is To Be Delayed, GCC 5 Might Not Make It due to needing a mass rebuild of all the Fedora packages and the time involved on the short time-line. The Fedora FESCo committee convened today and their outcome is a bit surprising.
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