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Fedora 35 Proposal Would Allow More Packages To Be Built Using LLVM Clang

Right now Fedora Linux predominantly uses GCC as the default system compiler except for cases where the upstream project only supports LLVM/Clang. But moving forward packagers working on Fedora could decide to switch to using LLVM Clang for building a given package where it is worthwhile.

23 April 2021 - LLVM Clang For More Packages - 20 Comments
Fedora 34 Adding SEVCTL Utility For Managing AMD SEV

The upcoming release of Fedora 34 will make it the first major Linux distribution to have sevctl available, an open-source utility for managing AMD EPYC systems with Secure Encrypted Virtualization (SEV).

9 April 2021 - AMD Secure Encrypted Virtualization - Add A Comment
Fedora 35 Looking To Make Use Of Debuginfod By Default

Red Hat engineers spearheaded the work on Debuginfod for being able to fetch debuginfo/sources from centralized servers for a project to cut-down on manually having to install the relevant debug packages manually on a system as well as that occupying extra disk space and just being a hassle. The Fedora project is now getting their Debuginfod server off the ground and for Fedora Linux 35 are planning to make use of it by default.

8 April 2021 - F35 Debuginfod - 18 Comments
Fedora Workstation 34 Should Be Very Exciting With GNOME 40, PipeWire Default

Fedora 34 due out in April is shaping up to be a very exciting feature release as usual with this Red Hat sponsored Linux distribution continuing to live on the bleeding-edge of the open-source software ecosystem. Fedora Workstation 34 in particular is heavy on updates and new features, led by the GNOME 40 desktop.

16 March 2021 - Fedora Workstation 34 - 123 Comments
"Fedora Linux" Is The Latest Change Proposed For F35

While Fedora 34 will be out around the end of next month, there are already change proposals being filed for Fedora 35 that will come in the autumn. One of those early changes for that next release cycle is referring to the OS as "Fedora Linux" within its OS release information.

9 March 2021 - Fedora vs. Fedora Linux - 37 Comments
Fedora Looks To Overhaul Its Community Outreach

In addition to pursuing many technical changes for its Linux distribution like systemd-oomd by default, Btrfs Zstd compression, and standalone XWayland releases, the Fedora project is also looking to overhaul its community outreach this year.

12 January 2021 - Fedora Community Outreach - 27 Comments
Fedora 34 Looking To Tweak Default zRAM Configuration

Last year with Fedora 33 zRAM was switched on by default. The setup was that using a compressed zRAM drive for swap space leads to better performance and in turn a better user experience. Some spins of Fedora have been using swap-on-zRAM by default going back many releases while since F33 it's been used for all spins. Now with Fedora 34 the configuration is being further refined.

11 January 2021 - Fedora 34 zRAM Tweak - 49 Comments
Fedora 34 Looks To Sign Individual Files Within RPMs

Yet another big change being eyed for Fedora 34 is to sign individual files within shipped RPM packages. The signatures will use the Linux Integrity Measurement Architecture (IMA) and in turn can be used to enforce run-time policies around only allowing the execution of trusted files.

6 January 2021 - Fedora 34 + IMA RPMs - 8 Comments
Fedora 34 Planning To Offer LXQt 0.16 Desktop Packages

Keeping up with Fedora's tradition of offering the very latest open-source software packages, the straight-forward proposal was made this week to update its lightweight LXQt desktop packages against the new LXQt 0.16.

5 January 2021 - LXQt 0.16 + Fedora 34 - 4 Comments
Fedora Had A Super Year From Lenovo Preloads To Btrfs To Many Other New Features

The Fedora project had a pretty terrific and exciting year especially with everything happening in the world this year. Fedora began appearing on more Lenovo device pre-loads, many features landed like Btrfs by default in Fedora Workstation, they continue to be leading the Wayland charge, and a lot of great engineering work by the folks from Red Hat.

31 December 2020 - Fedora 2020 - Add A Comment
Fedora 34 Plans To Provide Xfce 4.16 Desktop Packages

While it shouldn't come as much of a surprise given Fedora's tendency to always ship with the freshest open-source packages, but Fedora 34 should be including the latest Xfce 4.16 desktop packages for those seeking that GTK based desktop.

31 December 2020 - Fedora 34 + Xfce 4.16 Packages - 1 Comment

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