Fedora 24 Will Likely Ship With Golang 1.6
Written by Michael Larabel in Fedora on 12 January 2016 at 12:02 AM EST. Add A Comment
The latest proposed feature for Fedora 24 is support for Google's Go 1.6 programming language.

Go 1.6 is expected for release in February and so it simply makes sense going for this new version with Fedora 24 due for release now in late May or June. Go 1.6 adds experimental ports for 64-bit MIPS Linux, Android on 32-bit x86, support on FreeBSD for compiling under Clang by default, transparent support for HTTP/2, runtime improvements, and a wide variety of other changes. There are not, however, any changes to the programming language itself with Go 1.6.

If you'd like to read about the tentative changes for Go 1.6, see the current work listed at tip.golang.org.

The proposed plan for Fedora 24 is to include Go 1.6 and to recompile all packages against this new version.

Unrelated to Golang, another new Fedora 24 feature proposal is support for a new RPM database format. It notes, "The current implementation of the RPM Database is based on Berkeley DB. There are doubts about the its future and level of maintenance. In addition rpm's use of the database has multiple issues on its own. As a result RPM upstream is working to replace the database format with a new implementation."
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