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. Normally I do five things (hence the name), but with everyone heads-down working on the upcoming F22 release, I just have two short items this week:
F22 Beta pushed back one week
At yesterday’s Go/No-go meeting, engineering, release engineering, and quality assurance decided to push back the Fedora 22 beta release by one week.
Remember, although we strive to keep roughly to the initially-planned schedule (and in particular for this release aimed to stick to changes which are less likely to impact that schedule), we use a strategy which puts high priority on release readiness, and these “slips” are part of that plan, and while further slips are always possible, as of now we are still on schedule for a May final release.
DNF and Yum
You probably know that yum is the command-line tool used to install packages on Fedora.
DNF is a new implementation of basically the same thing, designed to replace the current yum code base. Fedora Engineering Steering Committee (FESCo) member Kevin Fenzi
posted an explanation to the devel mailing list — and a lot of discussion ensued. If you’re interested, take a look at least the initial message for the current plan, and if you are really interested, dig into the followups.