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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 - 28 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
DNF/RPM Copy-On-Write Eyed For Fedora 34 To Speed Up Package Installation

Fedora 34 is shaping up to be another exciting Fedora Linux release on the feature front. Among the material to look forward to in this spring 2021 Linux distribution release is routing all audio through PipeWire by default, enabling systemd-oomd by default, an independent XWayland package, and more. The latest proposal involves making use of DNF/RPM copy-on-write support atop Btrfs with Fedora 34.

23 December 2020 - Btrfs CoW - 13 Comments
Fedora Shifting Their Git Repositories To "Main", Some To "Rawhide"

The Fedora Project is the latest open-source software project working to migrate their Git repositories off using the existing default branch name of "master" and instead using "main" but for some repositories will be "rawhide" where it better aligns with the usage in Fedora Rawhide packages to their development development.

21 December 2020 - Fedora Git - 41 Comments
Fedora Looks To Provide Standalone XWayland Package Tracking X.Org Server Git

With the X.Org Server being "abandonware" but at the same time the upstream XWayland portion of the codebase continuing to be worked on, Fedora developers at Red Hat are looking at splitting XWayland into its own standalone package to make it easier to ship it without having to use the rest of the xorg-server code-base.

30 November 2020 - Fedora XWayland - 71 Comments
Fedora 34 Might Try To Use PipeWire By Default To Replace PulseAudio/JACK

Red Hat for several years now has been working on PipeWire to overhaul audio/video stream management on Linux while being able to fill the duties currently managed by the likes of PulseAudio and JACK and being engineered with Wayland and Flatpak security in mind among other modern Linux technologies. With Fedora 34 next spring they may try to ship PipeWire by default in place of JACK, PulseAudio, and even legacy ALSA.

23 November 2020 - Fedora 34 PipeWire - 98 Comments
Fedora's Qt-Based Media Writer Seeing Improvements

Fedora Media Writer is the project's cross-platform utility for deploying Fedora install images to USB drives in an easy-to-user manner and for selecting from the various Fedora spins. One of Red Hat's engineers has recently been working on some modernization improvements to this Fedora image writer.

15 November 2020 - Fedora Media Writer - 10 Comments
Fedora Developers Discuss The Idea Of "Lightly Maintained" Packages

Fedora stakeholders and the folks at Red Hat have been discussing the idea of having a "lightly maintained" package repository (or some RPM metadata otherwise to indicate such light maintenance) for packages that are either very new, not receiving much packaging attention, or simply used as a build dependency for other packages.

12 November 2020 - Different Repo? - 3 Comments

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