Canonical's decision to develop Mir, their own display server not derived from X11 or Wayland, hit many as a big surprise today. Canonical previously committed to Wayland in a future Ubuntu release but now it turns out that for months they have secretly been rolling their own solution behind closed doors.
At today's Fedora Engineering and Steering Committee, more of the proposed Fedora 19 features were talked about and the Fedora 19 release schedule was ratified. Fedora 19 will not be officially released now until the end of June.
One month after Fedora 18 was released for x86/x86_64 hardware, the "Spherical Cow" is now officially available for select ARM-based devices.
All of the recent features talked about for Fedora 19 were basically approved, including the replacing of the Oracle MySQL server with that of the forked MariaDB edition.
Tonight is the deadline for submitting new feature proposals to be considered for the release of Fedora 19.
As the next chapter after the Fedora 17 vs. Fedora 18 benchmarks for the Red Hat sponsored Linux distribution, here are benchmarks comparing Fedora 18 to Ubuntu 12.10 and Ubuntu 13.04 on two separate PCs.
Aside from new systemd functionality, several other features have been proposed in the past few days for integration into Fedora 19.
Hours ago I wrote about the proposal to use Cinnamon as the default desktop in Fedora 19 rather than the GNOME Shell. While that proposal may seem a bit outlandish for the Red Hat sponsored Linux distribution, here's another interesting proposal that may be a bit of a pipe-dream: a FreeBSD kernel option for Fedora 19 rather than the Linux kernel.
A new Fedora 19 feature proposal has surfaced, which is rather interesting but sure to spark controversy: replace the default GNOME Shell desktop with Cinnamon.
Another round of features for Fedora 19 have been proposed.
Out of fears that Oracle is making MySQL a more closed software project and not being happy with the overall direction of this widely-used database software, Fedora developers are looking at replacing MySQL with MariaDB in Fedora 19.
With Fedora 18 finally having been released last week, we're now onto extensively benchmarking this highly-anticipated but much-delayed Linux distribution. As a preview of what's to come, here's some early Intel Core i7 "Ivy Bridge" results on Fedora 18 "Spherical Cow" compared to the earlier Fedora 17 "Beefy Miracle" release.
In earlier Fedora Linux releases there was generally a desire with having Btrfs become the default file-system. It's generally proposed to make the next-generation Linux file-system the default in Fedora, but every time in the end the idea has been dropped. With Fedora 19 due in mid-2013, Btrfs for Fedora is again being talked about.
More features for Fedora 19, a.k.a. the the Schrödinger's Cat release, have been proposed.
After a series of unfortunate delays, Fedora 18 was officially released this morning.
Just days after Fedora 19 saw a set of new features proposed, some additional proposed features for this major Fedora Linux release have been voiced.
After another delay last week, the long and drawn out release of Fedora 18 will finally happen next week.
While Fedora 18 will see its final release soon and the x86/x86_64 Beta has been out since late November, only now is the Fedora 18 Beta shipping for ARM.
Fedora 18 has been delayed by one week following a Go/No-Go meeting on Thursday.
Fedora 18 hasn't even been released yet, but feature planning for Fedora 19 is well underway.
Fedora is dedicating this week to testing and improving NetworkManager.
Being hotly discussed this weekend within the Fedora development camp is in regards to the future direction of the Linux distribution.
To adjust the rate at which how fast software updates are forced onto users, some Fedora and Red Hat developers have made a "Software Collections" proposal. The purpose of Software Collections is to allow users to install a package and choose between different versions of RPM-packaged software in parallel at run-time.
It was decided at today's FESCo meeting to not disable the mounting of /tmp as a tmpfs file-system by default for the forthcoming Fedora 18 Linux release.
While Fedora 18 isn't even being released until January of 2013, plans have already been decided to try to aim for the Fedora 19 release in late May of 2013.
After an embarrassing number of delays that put the entire release in question, the Fedora 18 Beta of the "Spherical Cow" was finally released today.
The Fedora Project held a Thanksgiving Day Go/No-Go meeting for the long-delayed Fedora 18 Beta. The developers decided that the beta is finally in a condition where it's ready to ship.
While Fedora 18 isn't even seeing the light of day until 2013 under the codename of Spherical Cow, the codename for its successor has already been determined.
After the codename proposal period for Fedora 19, the list of potential codenames for this next Fedora Linux release have been narrowed down by Red Hat and now it's time to vote for the official name.
Fedora is running a GNOME test-day today to help sort out any remaining GNOME 3.6 desktop issues and they have kindly requested your help.
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