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Fedora Looks To Introduce The Storage Instantiation Daemon

As one of the last minute change proposals for Fedora 33 is to introduce the Red Hat backed Storage Instantiation Daemon "SID" though at least for this first release would be off by default. The Storage Instantiation Daemon is one of the latest storage efforts being worked on by Red Hat engineers.

30 June 2020 - Fedora SID - 4 Comments
Fedora Looking To Offer Better Upstream Solution For Hiding/Showing GRUB Menu

Fedora for the past few releases doesn't show the GRUB boot-loader menu by default when only Fedora is installed on the system as there is little purpose for most users and it just interrupts the boot flow. But for those wanting to access the GRUB bootloader menu on reboot, they offer integration in GNOME to easily reboot into this menu. The other exception is the menu will be shown if the previous boot failed. This functionality has relied on downstream patches but now they are working towards a better upstream solution.

30 June 2020 - Boot Menu Toggling - 48 Comments
There's A Proposal To Switch Fedora 33 On The Desktop To Using Btrfs

More than a decade ago Fedora was routinely trying to pursue the Btrfs file-system by default but those hopes were abandoned long ago. Heck, Red Hat Enterprise Linux no longer even supports Btrfs. While all Red Hat / Fedora interests in Btrfs seemed abandoned years ago especially with Red Hat developing their Stratis storage technology, there is a new (and serious) proposal about moving to Btrfs for Fedora 33 desktop variants.

26 June 2020 - Fedora 33 Desktop Btrfs - 121 Comments
Fedora 33 Proposal To Allow Packages To Build With LLVM Clang Rather Than Requiring GCC

A feature proposal raised by Red Hat's Jeff Law would allow Fedora packages to be built under the LLVM Clang compiler rather than defaulting that all packages to be built under GCC. Clang-built packages would happen where the upstream software recommends using Clang by default or for software without an upstream to let the packager(s) make their own decision.

4 June 2020 - GCC vs. Clang - 31 Comments
Fedora 32 Delayed From Releasing Next Week Due To Bugs

Hopefully it won't be like many Fedora releases in the past that were dragged out for weeks at a time due to blocker bugs (thankfully, recent Fedora releases have been tremendously better in that regard), but Fedora 32 will not be debuting next week as planned due to bugs.

17 April 2020 - Fedora 32 - 25 Comments
Fedora Adopts A New Vision Statement

Fedora Project Leader Matthew Miller has sent out a reminder to Fedora contributors to "be excellent to each other" while announcing the project has a new vision statement.

25 March 2020 - Fedora Vision - 49 Comments
Fedora 32 Beta To Be Released Next Week

Fedora 32 Beta was deemed unready for release on Thursday during the initial Go/No-Go meeting but after reconvening twenty-four hours later the remaining blocker bugs were addressed.

14 March 2020 - Fedora 32 - 32 Comments
The Fedora Project's One Sentence Vision

Fedora Project Leader Matthew Miller recently talked about his vision for the Fedora Project over the next decade and it to become an "operating system factory", among other advancements he hopes to see out of the project in the 2020s. A one-sentence vision for Fedora is now drafted as their vision statement.

27 February 2020 - Fedora Vision - 20 Comments
Fedora 32 Install Media Unlikely To Lose Weight But Fedora 33 Could Be Zstd'ed

There had been a proposal to better compress the Fedora 32 install media via SquashFS without the nested EXT4 file-system setup for its live images and also ramping up the XZ compression. But this proposal was rejected at yesterday's engineering meeting on the basis that a more optimal compression path could be utilized.

4 February 2020 - Fedora Image Compression - 8 Comments

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