[Server-devel] Fedora 24 released / Fedora 22 "end-of-life" July 19 2016
pbrobinson at gmail.com
Thu Jun 23 06:23:13 EDT 2016
On Thu, Jun 23, 2016 at 10:36 AM, Adam Holt <holt at laptop.org> wrote:
> Congrats to the F24 Team:
> The strategic question from a broad deployment perspective across the
> world's lower-middle class is increasingly Raspberry Pi support, according
> to so many grassroots/field groups I'm speaking with in 2016, very
> increasingly tempted to dump Fedora/CentOS for Raspbian, no matter what I
> tell them, so that learning technologies are not impeded by traditional
> education bureaucracy -- coming into schools thru the front/back and side
> I personally hope this "only Raspbian can save us" sentiment is premature,
> in that I don't see the Raspbian ecosystem as being fully mature+resilient
> just yet -- and as such I *hope* CentOS (or Fedora, or Debian, or...)
> deliver increasingly competitive offerings on RPi 3, RPi 4, RPi 5 (or
> similar) into 2020~
I have most of the bits in place for the RPi2/3 in F-24, just ran out
of time in the lead up to Beta to land the last bits. We will have
F-24 images for them soon and OOTB support in F-25.
> From: Matthew Miller <mattdm at fedoraproject.org>
> Date: Tue, Jun 21, 2016 at 9:47 AM
> Subject: Fedora 24 is here!
> To: announce at lists.fedoraproject.org
> Today the Fedora Project is pleased to announce the general release of
> Fedora 24. Download it now from our Get Fedora site:
> Workstation: https://getfedora.org/workstation/
> Server: https://getfedora.org/server/
> Cloud: https://getfedora.org/cloud/
> Spins: https://spins.fedoraproject.org/
> Labs: https://labs.fedoraproject.org/
> ARM: https://arm.fedoraproject.org/
> Another Step in the Fedora Journey
> The Fedora Project has embarked on a great journey... redefining what
> an operating system should be for users and developers. Such innovation
> does not come overnight, and Fedora 24 is one big step on the road to
> the next generation of Linux distributions. But that does not mean that
> Fedora 24 is some "interim" release; there are great new features for
> Fedora users to deploy in their production environments right now!
> The Fedora 24 Workstation release features GNOME 3.20, with many
> usability improvements such as easier input device and printer
> settings, a better search interface, shortcut windows for keyboard
> commands, and more convenient music controls.
> Flatpak (formerly xdg-app) is another building-block feature, with
> Software able to track installed Flatpaks and adding more features in
> the future as the technology develops. The Software app has also grown
> features to provide a full system upgrade directly from the desktop
> from one Fedora release to the next, and the ability to provide
> labeling as well as reviews of available software.
> Fedora 24 continues our work on the X replacement, Wayland, a
> next-generation graphics stack. Although this release will not default
> to Wayland, it includes many improvements and is available as an option
> for users to try out, and potentially will be the default stack in
> Fedora 25.
> Fedora 24 Server edition is more streamlined and introduces more
> modularity, which will become a major factor in future Fedora releases,
> even as unnecessary packages were removed and the installer has a
> smaller footprint.
> FreeIPA 4.3 is a major feature for Fedora 24 Server.
> FreeIPA is an integrated security information management solution. This
> new version of FreeIPA features simplified replica installation and
> improved replication technology management.
> Fedora is on its way to being the best platform for containerized
> applications, from base Fedora container images to a full-featured
> platform as a service to run and manage them.
> As we continue on this part of the journey, we are packaging OpenShift
> Origin so it is easy to deploy. OpenShift Origin is a Platform as a
> Service system based around Kubernetes, a production-grade container
> orchestration project. OpenShift Origin is optimized for application
> development and deployment. Origin makes it easy for developers to get
> started building applications in containers and for operators to manage
> While not shipped in Fedora 24, per se, we have new infrastructure for
> developing container images with applications layered on top of the
> base Fedora Docker image. Fedora Developers will also see a layered
> image build service, which provides tools for Fedora contributors to
> start creating and shipping layered container images in Fedora 25 and
> Spins and Labs
> Fedora Spins and Labs are alternative Fedora versions that offer
> additional desktop environments, or other custom collections of
> software, alongside the three editions that are the primary focus for
> the project.
> Our Spins make it easy for people to use other desktop environments.
> Everyone has different needs and Spins are a great way for us to meet
> them. The Fedora 24 spins release showcases KDE Plasma, Xfce, LXDE,
> Mate-Compiz, and Cinnamon, all on the same Fedora base. Fedora Labs
> offer collections of software for specific purposes: Games, Robotics,
> and so on. They are pre-selected sets of software ideal for events or
> audiences with specialized interests that need corresponding software.
> Fedora 24 comes with a new lab focused on Astronomy, which contains a
> set of tools for astronomers and astrophysicists.
> ARM images are available, as usual, for several use cases. Fedora 24
> ships desktop images, such as Spins and Workstation, but also provides a
> Server image. A minimal Fedora image completes the wide set of install
> options for your ARM board.
> Alternate Fedora Architectures
> For the first time, all of our secondary architectures, AArch64,
> Power64 (ppc64, ppc64le) and s390x, are released simultaneously, rather
> than trailing a little behind. This includes the Server edition for all
> architectures and the Cloud and Docker base images for AArch64 and
> Power64. Along with all the same enhancements as in the primary
> architectures in Fedora 24, AArch64 and Power64 now have support for
> golang, nodejs, mongodb; along with numerous other
> architecture-specific enhancements. The architecture release notes
> pages on the wiki have more specifics for each. Download these from:
> Atomic Host
> Fedora Atomic Host releases on a two-week schedule, and each release is
> built on the latest released Fedora version. This schedule means the
> Atomic Host will now be currently built on Fedora 24. You can try one of
> the newer features with recent Fedora Atomic Host builds today. Since
> Fedora 23 was released, Atomic Host has added a developer mode that
> gives a better developer experience overall. When running in developer
> mode, the host will download and start Cockpit and a tmux session to
> make it easier to work at the console and obtain necessary information
> such as the root password or IP address.
> Make Fedora Even Better
> If you want to take an active hand in making Fedora even better, there
> are many ways you can contribute. There are many roles that you can
> participate. Visit http://whatcanidoforfedora.org/ for more
> information! While this is a general release, there is always a chance
> you may encounter bugs or missing features. To report issues
> encountered during testing, contact the Fedora QA team via the mailing
> list or in #fedora-qa on Freenode IRC. As testing progresses, common
> issues are tracked on the Common F24 Bugs page:
> For tips on reporting a bug effectively, read "how to file a bug
> report at https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/How_to_file_a_bug_report.
> Flock 2016: Krakow, Poland
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> as a current or interested Fedora contributor, one way to engage with
> our community is through Fedora premier events. The annual North
> American/European conference for Fedora contributors is Flock, which
> takes place August 2-5, 2016 in Krakow, Poland. Registration is now
> open at https://register.flocktofedora.org. For more information about
> our Latin American and Asia-Pacific Conferences, stay tuned for
> announcements on the Fedora Community Blog:
> Matthew Miller
> <mattdm at fedoraproject.org>
> Fedora Project Leader
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