Fedora 31 Won't Add An Official POWER Desktop Spin

Written by Michael Larabel in Fedora on 8 October 2019 at 12:00 AM EDT. 17 Comments
While Fedora recently began spinning workstation/live images for POWER (PPC64LE) at least as a work-in-progress, it won't be made a formal feature of the upcoming Fedora 31.

Due to the imminent feature deadline and little notice, the Fedora Engineering and Steering Committee on Monday rejected the notion of a PPC64LE desktop variant at least for this current (F31) cycle.

Fedora does continue producing PPC64LE images but not with a desktop pre-installed, just that you need to install the desired packages after the fact from a server install. This satisfies most with IBM POWER predominantly in the server space but with the likes of the Raptor Blackbird opening up the idea of a POWER9 desktop for the masses, a desktop-focused Fedora POWER image was desired.

Perhaps it will all come together nicely for next spring's Fedora 32.
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