Fedora 17 to come with Gimp 2.8, KDE 4.8, oVirt and GCC 4.7

In the last two IRC meetings, the Fedora Engineering Steering Committee (FESCo) approved a number of features (1, 2) that developers for the project are trying to implement in Fedora 17. The technical directors for the Linux distribution authorised, for example, the switch to version 4.7 of the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC), which is expected […]

Fedora Weekly News 289

Welcome to Fedora Weekly News Issue 289[1] for the two weeks ending January 3, 2012. What follows are some highlights from this issue. Happy New Year, Fedora folk! This first issue of 2012 is an abbreviated one, but we we at FWN want to ensure that we have some Fedora content coming to you every […]

A change in Fedora’s policy regarding Public Domain

In consultation with Red Hat Legal and the Fedora Board, I have implemented a chance to Fedora’s policy regarding software marked as being in the Public Domain. The new policy is as follows: ***** Works which are clearly marked as being in the Public Domain, and for which no evidence is known to contradict this […]

Fedora 14 End of Life

As of 09 December 2011, Fedora 14 has reached its end of life for updates and support. No further updates, including security updates, will be available for Fedora 14. A previous reminder was sent on November 8th [0]. Fedora 15 will continue to receive updates until approximately one month after the release of Fedora 17. […]

Ask Fedora launches

Ask Fedora is a new forum site run by the Fedora project. “The goal of Ask Fedora is to be the best place for community support in Fedora and integrate tightly with the rest of the Fedora infrastructure.” The project is looking for both users to post (and answer) questions and developers to help make […]

Announcing the release of Fedora 16.

The Fedora Project is pleased to announce the release of Fedora 16 (“Verne”). Fedora is a leading-edge, free and open source operating system that continues to deliver innovative features to many users, with a new release about every six months. Fedora 16 brings exciting new features for desktop users, for system administrators, and for developers. […]

Fedora Weekly News 287

Welcome to Fedora Weekly News Issue 287[1] for the four weeks ending October 26, 2011. What follows are some highlights from this issue. We kick off this issue with lots of announcements from, the Fedora Project, including notice of upcoming elections, pre-registration and subsidy requests are open for the next North America FUDCon, the announcement […]

Fedora To Implement Security Changes

In wake of Kernel.org, The Linux Foundation, and WineHQ being compromised, the Fedora Project has mandated new security changes. While the Red Hat / Fedora Project infrastructure has not been compromised, it’s been decided that all users of the Fedora Account System must change their password and upload a new SSH public key prior to […]

Results of the voting for the Fedora 17 release name

The voting has concluded for the Fedora 17 release name, and the results are in! Thank you to the Fedora community members who made name suggestions and participated in the voting. The Fedora 17 release name is: Beefy Miracle Voting period: Tuesday 2011-11-04 00:00:00 UTC to Monday 2011-10-10 23:59:59 UTC Number of valid ballots cast: […]

Fedora 16 Beta Has GNOME 3.2 and Linux Kernel 3.1

The Fedora Project proudly announced last evening, October 4th, the immediate availability for download and testing of the Beta version of the upcoming Fedora 16 operating system, due for release in November 2011. Dubbed Verne, Fedora 16 Beta is powered by Release Candidate 6 of the upcoming Linux kernel 3.1.0, it features GNOME 3.2 and […]

Fedora 16: Linux home for lost Ubuntu GNOMEs

The Fedora Project has released the first beta of Fedora 16. Dubbed “Verne” and sporting desktop artwork that echoes Jules Verne’s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Fedora 16 is shaping up to be a worthwhile alternative to Ubuntu 11.10, particularly for those that aren’t happy with Canonical’s home-brewed Unity shell. Among the big changes in […]

Announcing the release of Fedora 16 Beta!!

Mark your calendars, and get ready to go exploring: The release of Fedora 16, codenamed “Verne,” is scheduled for release in early November. Fedora is the leading edge, free and open source operating system that continues to bring everyone fresh, innovative features with each release, delighting users worldwide every six months. We are proud to […]

Fedora Weekly News 286

Welcome to Fedora Weekly News Issue 286[1] for the three weeks ending September 21, 2011. What follows are some highlights from this issue.   In announcements this week, nominations for the release name for Fedora 17 is open; some changes to the packaging guidelines, and details on the Fedora 16 beta go/no go meeting. Fedora […]

Fedora 16 Delayed by Two Weeks Too

openSUSE isn’t the only one working to overcome the challenges associated with developing a modern but stable operating system. Distinguished Fedora code monkey (I think that’s the title he prefers) Adam Williamson recently blogged about the issues delaying release and it appears their hurdles may be a bit higher than openSUSE’s. In his blog post […]

Fedora 17 Could Be Called Hugo Or Shakespeare

It’s time for Fedora contributors to go crazy again… a.k.a. Red Hat is looking for codename proposals for Fedora 17, which will be their first community Linux release in 2012 to succeed the soon-to-be-released Fedora 16. Here’s some of the names that have been proposed thus far. Among the Fedora 17 codename suggestions are Erwin, […]

Announcing the release of Fedora 16 Alpha!!

The Fedora 16 “Verne” Alpha release is available! This release offers a preview of some of the best free and open source technology currently under development. Catch a glimpse of the future: http://fedoraproject.org/get-prerelease == What is the Alpha release? == The Alpha release contains all the exciting features of Fedora 16 in a form that […]

Fedora Weekly News 284

Welcome to Fedora Weekly News Issue 284[1] for the week ending August 17, 2011. What follows are some highlights from this issue.   We start this week’s issue off with development announcements, including details on Fedora 16 Alpha and updates for Evolution in Fedora 16 and rawhide. In Ambassador news, highlights from discussion including regional […]

Fedora Weekly News 283

Welcome to Fedora Weekly News Issue 283[1] for the week ending August 11, 2011. What follows are some highlights from this issue. FWN is back after a few weeks of summer quietude, and we’ve got several weeks’ worth of Fedora coverage for you! Kicking off this week’s issue, announcements from the Fedora Project, including awesome […]

Fedora Weekly News 282

Welcome to Fedora Weekly News Issue 282[1] for the week ending July 20, 2011. What follows are some highlights from this issue. In this week’s issue, we begin with changes in packaging guidelines and a call for Fedora 16 Test Days in Announcements. Fedora In The News offers two pointers to articles about Fedora, including […]

Fedora 16 to have Grub2, GNOME 3.2 and KDE 4.7

The range of features in Fedora 16, which is scheduled to be released at the end of October, is becoming clearer now that the deadline for submitting new features has passed. Late submissions are accepted on rare occasions, but the “feature freeze” is planned for next Tuesday – by then, all major advancements on the […]