Fedora Budgie & Sway Spins Approved For Fedora 38

Written by Michael Larabel in Fedora on 3 January 2023 at 06:31 AM EST. 8 Comments
The Fedora Engineering and Steering Committee (FESCo) has approved of several more changes / new features planned for Fedora 38.

Most notable out of the latest batch of change proposals voted on by FESCo include approving the Fedora Budgie Spin as another ISO of Fedora Linux, this time with the Budgie desktop pre-installed, out-of-the-box. Budgie has already been available from the Fedora package repositories while this change is about making it an official desktop spin too. Among those working on the Fedora Budgie efforts is Joshua Strobl as the Budgie desktop lead developer.

Another spin approved by FESCo is the Fedora Sway Spin. This spin will ship with Sway, the i3-inspired Wayland compositor that is quite popular in some circles. Again, Sway itself has already been available to Fedora users and this is just about offering another desktop spin/ISO.

Among the other Fedora 38 change proposals to be approved this week by FESCo include upgrading to Golang 1.20, libpinyin 2.8, GNU Make 4.4, Boost 1.81, restoring stricter SSH hostkeys permissions, and ImageMagick 7. More details on the Fedora devel list.

Fedora 38 is expected to be released in the second half of April.
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