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Red Hat's Upstream Contributions Are Making For A Great Fedora Workstation 35

Fedora Workstation 35 will hopefully be out at the end of October (currently the beta is running behind schedule) and when it does ship it's once again at the bleeding-edge of Linux features. Fedora Workstation 35 is shaping up to be another great release for those interested in a feature-rich desktop experience.

20 September 2021 - Fedora Workstation 35 Features - 22 Comments
Fedora 35 To Support Restarting User Services On Package Upgrades

While Fedora currently allows restarting of system services automatically when upgrading the packages for those services, there hasn't been that capability for user services to automatically restart as part of RPM package upgrades. But now approved for Fedora 35 is that change.

16 August 2021 - Fedora 35 User Service Restarts - 47 Comments
Fedora Stakeholders Back To Discussing Raising x86_64 Requirements Or Using Glibc HWCAPS

While Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9 is dropping support for older x86_64 CPUs by raising the baseline requirement to "x86_64-v2" that roughly correlates to Intel Nehalem era processors and newer, so far Fedora has not changed its default. There was a proposal shot down last year for raising the x86_64 microarchitecture feature level while now that discussion has been restarted or alternatively making use of Glibc's HWCAPS facility for allowing run-time detection and loading of optimized libraries.

17 June 2021 - x86_64 Feature Levels - 20 Comments
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

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