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Fedora 21 Drops Support For A Bunch Of Old GPUs

While Fedora 20 isn't going to be released until at least December, changes are already ongoing for its successor, Fedora 21. This first major Fedora Linux release of 2014 will abandon support for quite a few older graphics processors.

25 October 2013 - Fedora 21 - 62 Comments
Fedora Still Working Towards Python 3 By Default

While Python 3.0 was released at the end of 2008, due to its backwards-incompatibility, Python 2 is still the default Python implementation on Fedora. Fortunately, FESCo approved today that for Fedora 21 or 22 the switch will be made to Python 3.x by default.

23 October 2013 - Python 3 - 15 Comments
Ubuntu 13.10 vs. Fedora Linux CPU Benchmarks

A few days back I shared OpenGL benchmarks of Fedora 19, Fedora 20, Ubuntu 13.04, and Ubuntu 13.10. For those not interested in the CPU performance of these four Linux distributions, those results are now available.

9 October 2013 - CPU Benchmarks - 2 Comments
Wayland-Based Hawaii Desktop Planned For Fedora 22

With the upcoming Fedora 20 release there is an early tech preview experience of Wayland with the GNOME Shell. Already expressed as a possibility is having Wayland be the default display server over the X11/X.Org with Fedora 21 about six months later, but there's now already talk of another Wayland-based desktop coming around Fedora 22.

9 October 2013 - Hawaii Fedora 22 - 5 Comments
DNF Package Manager Yum-Replacement Moves Ahead

Talked about last year prior to the introduction of Fedora 18 was DNF, a new experimental RPM package manager to replace Yum. DNF has been bundled as an experimental option that can live in parallel to Yum, but there hasn't been too much to report on the project as of late, except today they're out with a new release.

16 September 2013 - DNF / Yum - 15 Comments
Fedora 20 Alpha RC1 Can Now Be Tested

The Fedora 20 Alpha release is scheduled to happen on 17 September, but if you're excited about Fedora 20, you can now help by testing the first release candidate of the first development release for Heisenbug.

11 September 2013 - Fedora 20 Alpha RC1 - 11 Comments
Fedora 20 Moves Ahead With Wayland Tech Preview

If all goes according to plan by Red Hat engineers operating in conjunction with Intel, Fedora 20 will be the first tier-one Linux distribution with decent support for Wayland and a usable desktop environment having its own compositor.

9 September 2013 - Fedora 20 - 119 Comments
Fedora Flock Presentation Recap

Happening this past weekend was Flock, the new Fedora Contributor Conference. Flock is a new take on Fedora's FUDCon conference from the past. For those that couldn't make it out to Charleston, South Carolina, there's slides and video recordings from the Fedora / open-source presentations.

12 August 2013 - Fedora Flock - 2 Comments
The Performance Impact Of Fedora 19 Updates

With Fedora more liberally pushing down package updates compared to Ubuntu Linux and other fixed-release distributions, how has the performance evolved since the release of "Schrödinger's Cat" in early July? Here's some benchmarks showing how the Fedora 19 performance has evolved with a newer kernel and other changes.

10 August 2013 - Performance Changes - 9 Comments
Fedora 20 To Move Towards Journal, GNOME 3.10

Following the weekly Fedora Engineering and Steering Committee meeting, another large batch of Fedora 20 features were approved. This includes a ruling on the controversial syslog migration to systemd's journal, upgrading the desktop environments, and other proposed work for the F20 development cycle.

25 July 2013 - Approved Features - 5 Comments
Fedora 20 Might No Longer Install Syslog

Beginning with Fedora 20, the Linux distribution is considering no longer installing rsyslog by default but would replace it with use of the systemd journal as the Fedora logging solution.

16 July 2013 - Replaced By Journald - 42 Comments
Fedora 20 Will Have A Security/Performance Change

With Fedora 19 being released soon, the Fedora Engineering and Steering Committee has begun evaluating potential changes/features for Fedora 20. One of the features that was approved today is a build change for the RPMs that can yield greater code security but at the potential cost of performance.

26 June 2013 - Fedora 20 - 4 Comments
Fedora 19 Beta Released With Lots Of New Work

The first beta of Schrödinger's Cat, or more widely known as Fedora 19, is now available for testing. As usual, there's lots of new upstream improvements incorporated into this latest Fedora Linux build.

28 May 2013 - Fedora 19 Beta - 62 Comments
DNF Still Advancing As Experimental Yum For Fedora

DNF is the experimental fork of the Yum package manager that premiered in Fedora 18. While much hasn't been heard of this experimental Yum replacement since its debut, work on it has still been progressing and is turning out to be in great shape, is slowly approaching feature-parity with Yum, and is faster.

18 May 2013 - DNF Package Manager - 16 Comments

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