Fedora has had another successful year, and the anecdote that enthusiasm for the Red Hat sponsored Linux distribution has increased significantly this year among experienced Linux users. As has been the case for years, versions of Fedora were among the first to deliver new Linux innovations from the desktop to the stack – many of which were led by Red Hat engineers. Helping its cause over the past few years is that they have managed to deliver versions on time (or near) and have not been like some of the distant versions of the past which were rather buggy and other headaches resulting from the constant stream of change. Fedora 34 and Fedora 35 this year have been great releases and have continued to push the distribution on an upward trajectory.
Fedora 34 and Fedora 35 this year were fantastic releases which continued with the latest changes to GNOME, support for Wayland in full shape and now even for NVIDIA with GBM, the PipeWire transition has proven to be a success and unlike the early horrors of PulseAudio, and many other improvements pushed this year by Fedora and Red Hat. No version of Fedora lately has looked outdated, but they keep coming in with robust quality. In addition to Fedora Linux itself, the Additional Packages for Enterprise Linux (EPEL) continue to be a fabulous additional repository for CentOS / RHEL users and the Fedora community as a whole has also experienced positive growth.
Of all the Fedora articles written on Phoronix this calendar year, here’s a look back at the most popular Fedora news articles to recap some of the highlights of 2021.
Fedora 36 plans to run Wayland by default with NVIDIA’s proprietary driver
While all software components are now available to run NVIDIA’s proprietary driver stack with modern Wayland composers (GBM-based), including support for XWayland, Fedora Workstation currently uses an X-based session by default. .Org with the green binary blob. However, for Fedora 36 next spring, they also plan to use the Wayland-based desktop here.
Fedora 34 is an extremely exciting update for this Linux distro
It’s Fedora 34 day! Fedora 34 is now officially available and it’s pretty exciting feature-wise, especially with the changes to be enjoyed in Fedora Workstation 34.
Fedora 34 will be released next week as a very exciting update
After being pushed back last week due to blocking bugs, it was determined on Friday that Fedora 34 is now in good condition to officially ship next week.
Fedora Workstation 35 seems to use the default power profiles daemon
Fedora Workstation 35 seeks to ship with power-profiles-daemon by default and enable it to benefit new laptops.
Amazon Linux Release 2022 – Based on Fedora with modifications
Amazon Web Services has made Amazon Linux 2022 now publicly available in preview form as the most recent version of its Linux distribution.
Fedora 35 cleared for release next week
After dealing with blocking bugs over the past two weeks, Fedora 35 is now confirmed for release next week.
Facebook’s choice of Linux desktop is Fedora but increases CentOS feed
Among Facebook employees, while they mostly use Windows and macOS on their laptops / desktops, for those using Linux, the primary choice has shifted from Ubuntu to Fedora, but they have also started to ramp up the CentOS stream. .
“Fedora Linux” is the latest change proposed for F35
While Fedora 34 will be released towards the end of next month, change proposals have already been filed for Fedora 35 which will arrive in the fall. One of those first changes for this next release cycle refers to the operating system as “Fedora Linux” in the operating system version information.
Fedora 34 will see the HarfBuzz enabled FreeType as the latest for this huge feature release
The plan for Fedora 34 to improve font rendering by enabling HarfBuzz in FreeType was approved this week by the Fedora Engineering and Steering Committee.
Red Hat / Fedora will focus on driving further Linux video enhancements around PipeWire
PipeWire was designed from the ground up to meet the needs of Linux audio and video streaming. While PipeWire is already used for screenshot / recording under Wayland and works with Flatpak’ed apps, PipeWire has recently focused on the use cases of JACK and PulseAudio on the sound side. Now that the audio support is in fairly good shape, Red Hat engineers are once again focusing on improving video support.
Fedora 34 plans better rendering of fonts by enabling HarfBuzz in FreeType
One of the latest changes planned in the long list of improvements in Fedora 34 is the activation of HarfBuzz support in the FreeType library.
Fedora Prepares to Upgrade to Intel’s Modern Sound Open Firmware Audio Driver
Fedora 34 plans to switch to using Intel’s modern Sound Open Firmware audio driver as it should be fine now and better than the existing audio driver. This is before Intel likely switched to the default Intel SOF driver code path in the upstream kernel after this change was first approved by Fedora users.
Fedora 35 could remove install option for “Allow SSH root login with password”
A Fedora 35 modification proposal submitted this week that is ruffling some feathers is removing the “Allow SSH root login with password” option from Fedora’s Anaconda installer.
Fedora 35 approved for third-party repository changes, more optimal default encryption
Fedora’s Engineering and Steering Committee (FESCo) unanimously approved a large number of new features in Fedora 35 this week.
Fedora 35 Beta came out with many new features, countless package updates
After seeing a few initial release challenges, Fedora 35 Beta was released today in Fedora Workstation, Fedora Server, and Fedora IoT flavors along with their other versions.
Fedora 35 seeks to use WirePlumber to manage PipeWire
While Fedora 34 has been successfully shipped with PipeWire to handle audio / video streams and replace PulseAudio use cases, with Fedora 35 this fall the integration around PipeWire should be even better.
Fedora’s Java packages fell in rough form
While many years ago, Fedora’s Java support was in great shape with the rapid integration of OpenJDK dating back to IcedTea, nowadays Fedora’s Java packages are barely maintained and largely collapsed. disuse.
Fedora Linux 35 is another exciting and feature-rich update
Fedora 35 is now officially available today as the last major release of this Linux distribution developed by Red Hat and the open source community. Fedora 35 is another very rich feature update at the forefront of Linux innovations, from servers to the office.
Fedora Workstation 34 should be very exciting with GNOME 40, PipeWire by default
Fedora 34, due out in April, is shaping up to be a very exciting feature release, as usual, with this Red Hat-sponsored Linux distro continuing to live at the forefront of the open source software ecosystem. Fedora Workstation 34 in particular is chock full of updates and new features, led by the GNOME 40 desktop.
Fedora’s Enterprise Linux Next takes to the skies to experience next-gen RHEL changes
Over the past year, there has been a lot of talk about Enterprise Linux Next within the Fedora camp and now this Special Interest Group (SIG) is finally getting started.