RPM 4.17 Planned For Fedora 35 With Better Install Failure Handling, Lua Integration
Written by Michael Larabel in Fedora on 1 April 2021 at 12:00 AM EDT. 26 Comments
FEDORA --
While Fedora 34 isn't releasing until the end of April or so, there is already feature planning that has continued for Fedora 35 that will come in the autumn.

The latest proposal for Fedora 35 is to make use of the in-development RPM 4.17.

RPM 4.17 for Fedora 35's package management needs will provide more robust RPM install failure handling, macro improvements and better Lua integration, API enhancements, better documentation, and a variety of other improvements. RPM 4.17 is looking to be another big improvement for their package management needs and the tentative list of changes is laid out on RPM.org.

The change proposal suggests switching to RPM 4.17 Alpha as soon as possible in the weeks ahead for Fedora Rawhide to allow plenty of time for testing and weeding out any issues prior to the official 4.17 release.

Fedora 35 is aiming for release around the end of October. Expect change proposal activity for F35 to really heat up in the coming weeks.
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