Update: Read our updated article on Fedora 25 features
Short Bytes: The Fedora Project is busy developing the next major version of Fedora Linux. Fedora 25 is slated to arrive on November 15 with many new features like the switch to Wayland, implementation of the Storage Project, and lots of updated components. Ahead of the Final Release, the Fedora 25 Alpha Release is expected to arrive on August 30.
The Red Hat-sponsored Fedora Linux continues to provide a cutting-edge Linux desktop experience. It is one of the most loved open source operating systems around, whose releases pave a new path for the next generation of other Linux distributions.
These days, the Fedora Project is working on Fedora 25, the next major version of the popular GNU/Linux computer operating system.
Fedora 25 Release Date:
Earlier, the Fedora Project had decided November 8 as the launch date for Fedora 25 Final Release. However, due to some major changes coming to the operating system, the developers had to delay the date.
Looking at the Fedora 25 Release Schedule page, it looks like the Fedora 25 Final Release will arrive on November 15.
The Alpha Release is expected to arrive on August 30, followed by the Beta Release on October 11. Just before the Final Release, Fedora 25 is expected to enter the Final Freeze on November 1.
Fedora 25 New Features:
One of the major changes coming to Fedora 25 is the replacement of the old X.Org Server or X11 by Wayland. It is a modern technology that’s developed as the next-generation display server. Due to multiple security-related concerns in X11, Wayland is being welcomed by the open source community.
Another important change in Fedora 25 is the implementation of the Storage project–as a replacement for UDisks2–for making changes to storage disks.
This upcoming Linux distro release comes with support for installing debuginfo packages in parallel. This will make the lives of sysadmins easier as they’ll be able to see which application is causing which problem.
Fedora 25 will come with updated OpenJDK and Network Security Services (NSS). The release will also come with Perl 5.24 and Ruby on Rails 5.0.
Other important additions will come in the form of GHC 7.0 and support for Unicode 9.0. A new Fedora Media Write will also come along to make it easy to write Fedora images to USB. In this release, KillUserProcess=yes will be enabled by default with systemd.
The other changes are the removal of Perl from Build Root, the addition of updated Node.js 6.x, the introduction of packages for the Rust compiler, updated Erlang 19, and Golang 1.7.
The final release of Fedora 25 will tell us more about the new features. So, are you excited about the upcoming major release of Fedora? Share your views in the comments section below.
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