Fedora's ARM SIG Is Looking At Making An AArch64 Xfce Desktop Spin

Written by Michael Larabel in Fedora on 25 July 2019 at 06:04 AM EDT. 10 Comments
Another late change proposal being talked about for this autumn's Fedora 31 release is introducing a 64-bit ARM (AArch64) Xfce desktop spin.

Fedora's ARM special interest group already maintains an AArch64 minimal spin, a server spin, and Fedora Workstation complete with the GNOME Shell desktop. This proposed Xfce desktop image for 64-bit Arm SoCs would be catering towards lighter-weight SBCs/systems not capable or interested in running a full workstation desktop.

Fedora 31 Xfce for AArch64 would be targeted at the likes of the Raspberry Pi 4, Pine64, 96Boards HiKey, and 96Boards Dragonboard 410c with offering this non-accelerated Xfce desktop and its other lighter-weight packages to allow it to run better on these lower-tier 64-bit ARM boards.

More details on this newly proposed Fedora AArch64 Xfce desktop image by their SIG can be found on the change proposal.
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