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Fedora conferences this summer, writing release notes, brainstorming a better onramp, and a GSOC reminder

Fedora is a big project, and it’s hard to keep up with everything. This series highlights interesting happenings in five different areas every week. It isn’t comprehensive news coverage — just quick summaries with links to each. Here are the… Continue Reading →

Terminal job notifications in Fedora 22 Workstation

GNOME 3.16’s Terminal job notifications let you know when a long-running background task is done. Fedora 22 Workstation includes this great new feature.

Help Fedora find a Diversity Advisor

Increased diversity is crucial to the future of open source. A range of contributors from varying backgrounds brings broader experience to the table, which makes for healthier projects — and ultimately better software. To make Fedora a more diverse community,… Continue Reading →

GSoC, Alpha news (KDE, Xfce, other spins), Coprs

Fedora is a big project, and it’s hard to keep up with everything. This series highlights interesting happenings in five different areas every week. It isn’t comprehensive news coverage — just quick summaries with links to each. Here are the… Continue Reading →

Login screen in Fedora 22 Workstation uses Wayland

Fedora 21 Workstation added the ability to log in and run a Wayland session from the login screen (GDM), leaving the login screen itself running using the older X protocol. This is changing with a new feature in Fedora 22… Continue Reading →

Fedora 22 Alpha Released!

The Fedora 22 Alpha release has arrived, with a preview of the latest free and open source technology under development. Take a peek inside! Get Fedora 22 Alpha Workstation Get Fedora 22 Alpha Server Get Fedora 22 Alpha Cloud Get… Continue Reading →

Fedora 22 Alpha next week, upcoming Council meeting, conference videos, plus new ambassador and contributor tools

Fedora is a big project, and it’s hard to keep up with everything. This series highlights interesting happenings in five different areas every week. It isn’t comprehensive news coverage — just quick summaries with links to each. Here are the… Continue Reading →

Firefox 36 available in Fedora 21 and Fedora 20

Last week, Mozilla released version 36 of the Firefox web browser, and the updated packages are now also available from the Fedora repositories. This new update provides a handful of new features, and over 3600 bugfixes, changes, and added support for… Continue Reading →

Fedora community in Mumbai, India celebrates the Fedora 21 release

Every time a new release of Fedora becomes available, Fedora user communities around the world gather to share the new release with each other, upgrade their systems, and eat celebratory cake. On 21st of December 2014, we had such a… Continue Reading →

FUDCon Pune 2015 – Open for sponsorship requests

We are now accepting funding requests for FUDCon Pune 2015. So, all Fedora contributors who want to attend FUDCon Pune during 26-28 June, 2015 and need sponsorship for travel and/or accommodation, please open a Fedora trac ticket for funding request… Continue Reading →

FUDCon1 Flashback, Getting Involved, Sandboxed Apps, Fedora Planet, and Google Summer of Code

Fedora is a big project, and it’s hard to keep up with everything. This series highlights interesting happenings in five different areas every week. It isn’t comprehensive news coverage — just quick summaries with links to each. Here are the… Continue Reading →

Remy DeCausemaker hired, DevConf videos, FUDCon APAC planning, F22 branches, and discussion about Fedora Rings

Fedora is a big project, and it’s hard to keep up with everything that goes on. This series highlights interesting happenings in five different areas every week. It isn’t comprehensive news coverage — just quick summaries with links to each…. Continue Reading →

Fedora is sponsoring HackRU Spring 2015!

After much anticipation, we have decided to sponsor HackRU, a hackathon occurring on April 18-19th 2015 at Rutgers University (New Brunswick, NJ). As a hackathon attendee, I have noticed relatively little FOSS activity within the recent collegiate hackathon scene — as an… Continue Reading →

GCC 5 in Fedora (What’s an ABI, and what happens when we change it?)

Fedora 22 will ship with GCC 5, which brings a whole host of enhancements, among which is a new default C++ ABI. In this article, we’ll cover how that ABI transition will work in Fedora. Background – what’s an ABI, why is… Continue Reading →

FUDCon APAC 2015: Now accepting talk proposals and registration

India was host to FUDCon in 2006 and 2011 and is now back in 2015. Talk proposals and registration are both open now. FUDCon APAC 2015 is organized in association with the Maharashtra Institute of Technology College of Engineering (MIT… Continue Reading →

New Security Features in Fedora 21. #1 -Werror=format-security

One of the best ways to improve the security of a distribution, is improvements in the compiler for detecting bugs that could potentially lead to exploits. At Fedora, whenever a new compiler check gets written we like to rebuild the… Continue Reading →

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