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Mercoledi 05 Ottobre 2011     

Rilasciata la versione beta di Fedora 16

This release of Fedora includes a variety of features both over and under the hood that show off the power and flexibility of the advancing state of free software. Examples include:

  • Cloud Updates. Fedora now includes a number of new and improved features to support cloud computing, includingHekaFS, a "cloud ready" version of GlusterFS, including additional auth*/crypto/multi-tenancy; pacemaker-cloud, application service high availability in a cloud environment; and IaaS implementations such as Aeolus andOpenStack.
  • Virtualization. Once again Fedora raises the bar on virtualization support, including expanded virtual network support, an improved Spice for managing virtual machines, restored Xen support, a new virtual machine lock manager, and improved ability to browse guest file systems.
  • System Boot. Fedora 16 introduces GRUB2, the long-awaited next-generation boot-loader for Linux. GRUB2 automatically recognizes other operating systems, supports LVM2 and LUKS partitions, and is more customizable than the previous version. In this release, only x86 systems with a BIOS uses GRUB2 by default. Work is ongoing for making GRUB2 the default for other architectures and systems.
  • Services Management. Fedora 15 introduced the Systemd services management program. This release features better integration of Systemd via conversion to native systemd services from legacy init scripts in many software components -- for desktop users, this means faster boot times; for system administrators it means more powerful management of services.
  • Desktop Updates. The two major desktop environments have been updated to the latest releases: KDE Software Compilation 4.7 and GNOME 3.1 development release. GNOME 3.2 is available in the updates testing repository, enabled by default in this release.
  • System Accounts. Fedora now standardizes on login.defs as authority for UID/GID space allocation, and has moved boundary between system and user accounts from 500 to 1000 to match conventions followed by several other Linux distributions. Upgrading from a existing release will not be affected by this change and you can use kickstart to override this change during installation if necessary.
  • Developer Improvements. Developers get many goodies with Verne, including updated Ada, Haskell and Perlenvironments, a new Python plugin for GCC and a number of new and improved APIs.

La lista completa delle nuove features è disponibile a questa pagina. Download della versione beta di Fedora 16 da questa pagina.

 
Mercoledi 25 Maggio 2011     

Rilasciata la versione finale di Fedora 15.

A universe of new features for end users: GNOME 3 desktop environment, Btrfs filesystem, Indic typing booster, Better crash reporting, Redesigned SELinux troubleshooter, Higher compression in live images, Better power management, LibreOffice productivity suite, Firefox 4 web browser, KDE plasma workspaces 4.6 and Xfce 4.8 desktop environments.

Note di rilascio disponibili a questa pagina, download a partire da questa pagina.

 
Martedi 08 Marzo 2011     

Il team di sviluppo di Fedora ha rilasciato la prima alpha di Fedora 15, nome in codice 'Lovelock'.

This release of Fedora includes a variety of features both over and under the hood that show off the power and flexibility of the advancing state of free software. Examples include:

  • Updated Desktop Environments. Fedora 15 will ship with GNOME 3, the next major version of the GNOME desktop. If you're interested in other experiences, KDE and Xfce will also be showcasing the latest and greatest in desktop technology from their respective projects.
  • System and session management. Previously available as a technology preview in F14, systemd makes its full-fledged debut in Fedora 15. systemd is a smarter, more efficient way of starting up and managing the background daemons relied on by services we all use every day - such as NetworkManager and PulseAudio.
  • Cloud. Looking to create appliances for use in the Cloud? BoxGrinder creates appliances (virtual machines) for various platforms (KVM, Xen, EC2) from simple plain text appliance definition files for various virtual platforms.
  • Updated programming languages and tools. Fedora 15 features new versions of RailsOCaml, and Python. GDB and GCC have also been updated. (Fedora 15 was built with GCC 4.6.0, too!)
  • Productivity Applications. LibreOffice is filled with tools for everyday use, including word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation applications.
  • Consistent Network Device Naming. Server management just got even easier. Fedora 15 uses BIOS-provided, non-arbitrarily given names for network ports, taking the burden off of system administrators.
  • Dynamic Firewall. Fedora 15 adds support for the optional firewall daemon, that provides a dynamic firewall management with a D-Bus interface.
  • Ecryptfs in Authconfig. Fedora 15 brings in improved support for eCryptfs, a stacked cryptographic filesystem for Linux. Starting with Fedora 15, authconfig can be used to automatically mount a private encrypted part of the home directory when a user logs in.
  • DNSSEC for workstations. NetworkManager now uses the BIND nameserver as a DNSSEC resolver. All received DNS responses are proved to be correct. If particular domain is signed and failed to validate then resolver returns SERFVAIL instead of invalidated response, which means something is wrong.

Note di rilascio disponibili a questa pagina. Download a partire da questa pagina, o direttamente da questi link
Fedora-15-Alpha-i686-Live-Desktop.iso (567MB, torrent),
Fedora-15-Alpha-i686-Live-KDE.iso (667MB, torrent)
Fedora-15-Alpha-x86_64-Live-Desktop.iso (568MB, torrent),
Fedora-15-Alpha-x86_64-Live-KDE.iso (666MB, torrent).

 
Lunedi 29 Novembre 2010     

Fedora 12, nome in codice "Constantine" si sta avvicinando alla fine della sua vita operativa, a comunicarlo (http://bit.ly/feAraq) gli sviluppatori di Fedora. A partire dal prossimo 2 dicembre non saranno più disponibili aggiornamenti per Fedora 12, ne' saranno disponibili nuovi package. Gli sviluppatori consigliano tutti gli utenti di Fedora 12 di passare a Fedora 13 o Fedora 14 (la cui versione finale è stata rilasciata poco più di 20 giorni fa) per poter continuare a ricevere gli aggiornamenti. Intanto gli sviluppatori stanno già lavorando alla nuova versione della distribuzione linux, Fedora 15, nome in codice "lovelock", il cui rilascio è previsto tra circa 6 mesi.