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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 - 29 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
Wayland-Spun Firefox Is Being Given More Time To Get Ready For Fedora 30

Fedora 30 is aiming to ship with the Wayland native version of Firefox by default rather than relying upon XWayland. This Wayland-native Firefox has long been offered in the Fedora repository but not used as the default browser. While it's not all squared away yet, more time has been granted to get it ready for this spring update to Fedora.

12 March 2019 - Wayland Firefox + Fedora 30 - 14 Comments
Fedora 31 Finally Planning To Gate Packages While Testing, More Stable Rawhide

As something that arguably should have been done long ago, developers drafting plans for Fedora 31 are planning to introduce single-package gating so packages don't actually land in Rawhide (the Fedora development repository) until they successfully pass their tests... This should help weed out broken packages in Fedora Rawhide and lead to a more usable experience for those living on Fedora's bleeding-edge while also helping along a smooth release process.

2 March 2019 - Fedora 31 Gating Plans - 11 Comments
Fedora Forms Process For Retiring Packages With Open Security Issues

Last year Fedora's Engineering and Steering Committee approved a plan to drop packages with consistently bad security track records where these packages aren't being punctually maintained in order to address known security vulnerabilities or potentially unmaintained entirely. FESCo has now approved a set of guidelines for the process by which these packages can be retired from Fedora but still stand a chance to be re-adopted and maintained.

26 February 2019 - Poorly Maintained Packages - 6 Comments

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