Fedora News Archives
Red Hat Introduces "Packit-as-a-Service" For Fedora

Packit-as-a-Service has been announced as a GitHub integration app and leveraging the Packit project to provide for upstream CI testing to ensure different software projects continue to build and function fine on Fedora Linux.

1 July 2019 - Packit-as-a-Service - 3 Comments
Fedora's AAC Support Finally Seeing Audio Quality Improvements

Fedora's version of the FDK-AAC library that they began shipping in 2017 to finally provide AAC audio support strips out what was patented encumbered functionality. But that gutting of the code did cause some problems like audio playback glitches that are now being addressed.

26 June 2019 - FDK-AAC - 1 Comment
Fedora 31 Looking At No Longer Building i686 Linux Kernel Packages

Not to be confused with Ubuntu's varying stance on dropping 32-bit packages beginning with their next release later this year, Fedora 31 now has a proposal pending to discontinue their i686 kernel builds but they will still be keeping with their 32-bit packaging.

25 June 2019 - Fedora 31: No i686 Kernels - 76 Comments
Fedora's GRUB2 EFI Build To Offer Greater Security Options

In addition to disabling root password-based SSH log-ins by default, another change being made to Fedora 31 in the name of greater security is adding some additional GRUB2 boot-loader modules to be built-in for their EFI boot-loader.

24 June 2019 - Built-In GRUB2 Modules - 3 Comments
Developers Start Debating Whether To Block Password-Based Root SSH Logins For Fedora 31

While upstream SSH has disabled password logins for the root user as their default configuration the past number of years and that has carried over into being the out-of-the-box behavior for many operating systems, Fedora continues allowing password-based SSH root log-ins by default. But with the next Fedora release they are thinking about changing that default behavior.

17 May 2019 - Fedora 31 SSH Root Logins - 32 Comments
Fedora 30 Wayland vs. X.Org Graphics Benchmarks On GNOME Shell

In the run up to the Ubuntu 19.04 release I ran various gaming/graphics benchmarks looking at different desktops and X.Org vs. Wayland sessions. Check that article out if interested in the situation while this posting is just some complementary data I did from Fedora Workstation 30 when looking at the graphics performance under GNOME Shell's X.Org and Wayland sessions.

4 May 2019 - Fedora 30 X.Org vs. Wayland - 46 Comments
Fedora 30 Cleared For Release Next Tuesday

While yesterday it was a "No-Go" for releasing Fedora 30, the developers and testers did a stellar job over the past twenty-four hours and got Fedora into shape for releasing on-time next week Tuesday.

26 April 2019 - Fedora 30 - 4 Comments
Fedora Looking At Using VESA-Based FBDEV Driver, Knocking Off Old VESA & OpenChrome

Red Hat's lead X.Org developer Adam Jackson is looking at reworking the VESA display code path for Fedora moving forward. The plan would entail removing some old "sketchy code" from the X.Org Server and moving to UVESAFB as the VESA-based FBDEV driver but would mean dropping support for the OpenChrome driver among other changes.

26 April 2019 - Knocking Around Old Driver Code - Add A Comment
Mono 5 Might Come For Fedora 30 While Other Fedora 31 Features Discussed

Earlier this month was the feature proposal for Fedora 31 to finally upgrade to Mono 5, which has been out for nearly two years for this open-source .NET environment. This feature request has been approved for Fedora 31 while it's also been decided to allow it into Fedora 30 if it can land within the next week.

25 March 2019 - Fedora 30 + Mono 5 - 9 Comments
Yum vs. DNF Is Still Causing Headaches For Fedora Logistics

While the DNF package manager as the "next-generation Yum" has been in development for over a half-decade and has been the default over traditional Yum for a number of Fedora releases, it's still causing headaches for some and a subset of users still desiring that DNF be renamed to Yum.

15 March 2019 - Yum vs. DNF - 9 Comments

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