Fedora 22 has been released and so far it’s a really awesome Fedora release and the feedback is positive. What you may have missed is that we have also released three new websites:
The Websites Team started on these not too long ago, just a few days after F22 Beta release, and it was challenging to finish all the work for these sites in time, collecting information from Spin SIGs, getting legal approval, making new translation resources and, and, and…
A lot of hard work went into the sites, which is the result of some helping hands, with a lot of important work from the Design Team. Mairin Duffy (aka mizmo) came up with really nice mockups, and I (robyduck) coded them mainly, but without some other members of the Websites Team, and information from the Spin SIGs and the ARM folks it would have been never possible. At this point it’s worth to mention also L10n teams, who did a lot of hard work, because all the pages were made from scratch and all strings were new.
So we have finally a new spins.fedoraproject.org website. The previous one was a bit outdated, and during the last release also very confusing, because it served also for Docker and ARM which are not Spins…
On the new Spins website now we have only Desktop Spins (KDE, Xfce, LXDE, MATE-Compiz and SoaS) and one of the goal was to give end users more “look and feel” of what they would get if they install one of these. The result is pretty nice and for now also Spin SIGs seem to appreciate the work.
The other, more functional spins, also have their new websites and as many of them are called Labs we decided to make a new labs.fedoraproject.org website. The structure is very similar to spins with just a few things different. It’s really nice to see how many goals we can achieve with these functional spins, and now that we show more featured applications for every single spin, users probably will try them out more than in the past.
And what about ARM? Yeah, ARM is primary and deserved its own website too, so for all ARM images arm.fedoraproject.org is the place you want to go if you need these Fedora images. A very simple but functional one-pager, and hopefully also ARM folks will appreciate it.
All of our websites, including getfedora.org and start.fedoraproject.org, now are mobile friendly and should work with all devices. We did some tests, but we have so many images, links, scripts etc. now, there could be still some hidden mistakes around. In this case please file a ticket in our websites Trac at https://fedorahosted.org/fedora-websites/.
Enjoy the new websites and happy Fedora 22 to all!