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1,209 Fedora open-source and Linux related news articles on Phoronix since 2006.

Fedora 41 To Replace Power-Profiles-Daemon With "Tuned"
Fedora 41 To Replace Power-Profiles-Daemon With "Tuned"

The Fedora Engineering and Steering Committee has approved of Fedora 41 switching from power-profiles-daemon to "Tuned" as the default power profile management daemon on Fedora Workstation as well as the KDE Plasma and Budgie desktop spins.

18 June 2024 - Red Hat Tuned - 8 Comments
Fedora Moves Ahead In Replacing Redis With Valkey
Fedora Moves Ahead In Replacing Redis With Valkey

Back in April I noted that Fedora was considering replacing Redis with Valkey given the upstream Redis software licensing changes. At yesterday's Fedora Engineering and Steering Committee (FESCo) they have now signed off on replacing Redis with Valkey.

4 June 2024 - Redis To Valkey - 27 Comments
Fedora's New Web-Based Installer UI Delayed Yet Again... Now In 2025 With Fedora 42
Fedora's New Web-Based Installer UI Delayed Yet Again... Now In 2025 With Fedora 42

It's been more than two years now talking about the Anaconda installer for Fedora/RHEL shifting to a web-based UI. Going back to Fedora 37 have been previews and plans for getting this modern user interface up to parity but it's been a long road. With repeated delays, there's at least one more delay: the Anaconda web UI was just shifted from Fedora 41 to Fedora 42.

30 May 2024 - Anaconda Web UI - 11 Comments
Amazon Cloud Traffic Is Suffocating Fedora's Mirrors
Amazon Cloud Traffic Is Suffocating Fedora's Mirrors

A massive uptick in traffic to Fedora's package mirrors is causing problems for the Linux distribution. Some five million additional systems have started putting additional strain on Fedora's mirror resources since March and appear to be coming from Amazon's cloud.

29 May 2024 - 5 Million More Systems - 22 Comments
Fedora Miracle Spin Proposed For Fedora 41
Fedora Miracle Spin Proposed For Fedora 41

Not to be confused with Fedora's "Beefy Miracle" from a decade ago during their entertaining codename days, but a Fedora Miracle spin has been proposed for the now-open Fedora 41 development cycle.

25 April 2024 - Fedora Miracle - 12 Comments
Fedora 41 Looks To "-O3" Optimizations For Its Python Build
Fedora 41 Looks To "-O3" Optimizations For Its Python Build

A change proposal has been filed for building the CPython interpreter and the Python standard library using the "-O3" compiler optimization flag rather than Fedora's imposed default of the "-O2" optimization level. This is being sought in the name of greater Python performance on Fedora 41.

13 April 2024 - -O3 Python - 30 Comments
FESCo Approves The Fedora 41 Switch To DNF5
FESCo Approves The Fedora 41 Switch To DNF5

Following the plans going back to 2022 for Fedora 39 to use DNF5 but last summer deemed weren't ready and then delayed DNF5 to Fedora 41 due to the RHEL10 branching from Fedora 40, the Fedora Engineering and Steering Committee (FESCo) has now given their sign-off for the updated package manager in F41.

8 April 2024 - Fedora 41 + DNF5 - 26 Comments
Fedora 42 Change Proposal Wants To Make KDE Plasma The Default Over GNOME
Fedora 42 Change Proposal Wants To Make KDE Plasma The Default Over GNOME

A change proposal filed for fedora 42 seeks to make KDE Plasma the default desktop of Fedora Workstation while GNOME would move to its own separate spin/edition. The proposal has yet to be voted on by the Fedora Engineering and Steering Committee (FESCo) but given Red Hat's deep roots with GNOME, I have a hard time seeing this pass at least in the near-term.

2 April 2024 - Fedora 42 + KDE Plasma Default? - 98 Comments
Fedora 41 Will Try Again To Switch To DNF5 Package Manager
Fedora 41 Will Try Again To Switch To DNF5 Package Manager

Fedora 39 had hoped to use the DNF5 package manager by default as the next iteration of this package management solution for RPM-based distributions. But DNF5 wasn't ready and then delayed to Fedora 41 -- skipping over the Fedora 40 series due to the RHEL 10 branching from it and not wanting the very new DNF5 to be part of that merge. Now the change proposal has been re-filed for introducing DNF5 by default in Fedora 41.

29 March 2024 - Fedora 41 + DNF5 - 30 Comments
Fedora Workstation 41 To No Longer Install GNOME X.Org Session By Default
Fedora Workstation 41 To No Longer Install GNOME X.Org Session By Default

Fedora Workstation has long defaulted to using GNOME's Wayland session by default, but it has continued to install the GNOME X.Org session for fallback purposes or those opting to use it instead. But for the Fedora Workstation 41 release later in the year, there is a newly-approved plan to no longer have that GNOME X.Org session installed by default.

7 March 2024 - Fedora 41 - 147 Comments
Fedora Workstation's Anaconda Web UI Installer Delayed To Fedora 41
Fedora Workstation's Anaconda Web UI Installer Delayed To Fedora 41

For over two years Red Hat's engineers working on the Anaconda installer have been working on a modern web-based installer UI that integrates with Cockpit and is a modern alternative to their GTK-based installer interface for deploying Fedora Linux and eventually RHEL too. The hope was to offer this web UI installer option for Fedora Workstation 40 but that's now been delayed to Fedora 41.

19 February 2024 - Anaconda Web Installer - 22 Comments
Fedora COSMIC Desktop Spin Being Considered
Fedora COSMIC Desktop Spin Being Considered

System76 has been developing the Rust-based COSMIC desktop for their Pop!_OS Linux distribution but its usage won't be artificially limited to that in-house distro. Among other distributions that have been looking toward packaging it, interest is currently being evaluated in creating a Fedora special interest group (SIG) for the COSMIC desktop environment.

17 February 2024 - COSMIC - 123 Comments
Fedora Linux 40 Looks To Replace iotop With iotop-c
Fedora Linux 40 Looks To Replace iotop With iotop-c

Fedora Linux already ships an iotop-c package for this C alternative to the common iotop program for reporting I/O metrics under Linux, but with the upcoming Fedora 40 release it's looking at having iotop-c replace the original iotop.

22 January 2024 - Fedora + iotop-c - 28 Comments
Fedora 40 Looks At Packaging Its Own PyTorch
Fedora 40 Looks At Packaging Its Own PyTorch

While on Fedora and other Linux distributions it can be as easy as running "pip3 install torch" or similar for deploying the PyTorch machine learning framework, Fedora 40 is looking at packaging PyTorch on its own for enhancing the Fedora Linux user experience.

11 January 2024 - Fedora + PyTorch - 11 Comments
Fedora 40 Moving Ahead In Beefing Up Its Security
Fedora 40 Moving Ahead In Beefing Up Its Security

The Fedora Engineering and Steering Committee "FESCo" has signed off on two separate change proposals for further enhancing the system security with the in-development Fedora 40 Linux to be released in April.

4 January 2024 - Fedora 40 Security - Add A Comment
Fedora 40's Linker Will Now Error Out On Security Issues
Fedora 40's Linker Will Now Error Out On Security Issues

In addition to Fedora 40 applying systemd hardening settings to bolster system security, another security enhancement now approved by the Fedora Engineering and Steering Committee (FESCo) is on having the linker error out on encountering possible security issues.

15 December 2023 - Linker Security - 5 Comments
Fedora 40 Eyes The Ability To Boot Unified Kernel Images Directly
Fedora 40 Eyes The Ability To Boot Unified Kernel Images Directly

Fedora 40 is eyeing the next phase of its unified kernel (UKI) support within the distribution that will include the ability to support booting to unified kernel image files directly without having to go through a traditional bootloader like GRUB or SD-Boot.

6 December 2023 - Fedora 40 Booting UKIs - 35 Comments
Fedora 40 Looking To Change Linker To Error Out On Security Issues
Fedora 40 Looking To Change Linker To Error Out On Security Issues

A change proposal currently undergoing discussion for Fedora 40 would change their toolchain's (BFD) linker to error out on potential security issues. Currently BFD is emitting warnings on potential security problems but the F40 proposal is to instead error out so the program being built will fail to link when hitting recognized security issues.

15 November 2023 - Fedora 40 BFD Linker - 2 Comments
Fedora 39 Delayed To At Least 7 November
Fedora 39 Delayed To At Least 7 November

While Fedora 39 was aiming for an ideal "early final" release on 18 October, that didn't happen, it was delayed, and then delayed again. Now the earliest Fedora 39 will possibly shift is 7 November.

27 October 2023 - Fedora 39 Delayed - 17 Comments
The Fedora 39 Release Has Been Held Up By Raspberry Pi Bugs
The Fedora 39 Release Has Been Held Up By Raspberry Pi Bugs

Fedora 39 failed to make its "early" release target date, it didn't meet its otherwise targeted release date one week later, and is now facing another possible setback still. These release delays have been due to outstanding blocker bugs all related to the Raspberry Pi.

25 October 2023 - Fedora 39 Delays - 10 Comments

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