Fedora Weekly News Issue 292
Welcome to Fedora Weekly News Issue 292. The FWN 292 is a teeny news stream of the first week of April 2012.
The lead development news of the week is ALL MAJOR MILESTONES of Fedora 17 Beta, and their dependent tasks, will be pushed out by one week. Beta will now be looking at an expected release of 2012-04-10, and F17 GA is now scheduled for 2012-05-15.
The most talk-able news on Trade Press and Fedora Marketing list is the reviews titled GNOME 3.4 running on Fedora 17 alpha - a welcoming desktop environment for users who liked and used GNOME 2.x, and Fedora 18 to use tmpfs by default which was recently accepted by the Fedora Engineering Steering Committee (FESCo).
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Fedora 17 Beta Go/No-Go Meeting, Wednesday, March 28, @17:00 Eastern
Despite valiant efforts by many awesome people, two new blockers appeared between RC1 and RC2, for which fixes are still incoming and will require the creation of an RC3.
As a result, ALL MAJOR MILESTONES, and their dependent tasks, will be pushed out by one week. Beta will now be looking at an expected release of 2012-04-10, and F17 GA is now scheduled for 2012-05-15.
The adjustments to the full F17 schedule will be done (very late) tonight, and published to the Schedule wiki page. Please note that the high-level milestones shown on the wiki page have already been updated to reflect the Beta slip.
Thanks for your patience. We will be meeting again next Wednesday for another Go/No-Go meeting."
- rbergero at redhat.com
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Contributing Writer: Jason Brooks
GNOME 3.4: Are We There Yet?
At Linux.com, Joe Brockmeier reviews GNOME 3.4 running on Fedora 17 alpha:
"So the big question for GNOME 3.4 is... are we there yet? Different people will define 'there' differently, but I define 'there' as 'a welcome desktop environment for users who liked and used GNOME 2.x.'
"I think the answer is yes, but only with a bit of tweaking. If choosing a desktop for myself, I'd probably opt for the Cinnamon fork of GNOME 3.x for now. But I wouldn't be hesitant to put GNOME 3.4 on a desktop for a friend or family member at this point."
The full review is available.
Fedora 18 to use tmpfs by default
"A feature proposal by Lennart Poettering and Kay Sievers to mount the /tmp directory using tmpfs by default in Fedora 18 was recently accepted by the Fedora Engineering Steering Committee (FESCo). This means that the next version of Fedora will store the temporary directory in RAM rather than on a partition on the disk. This makes the system gain some performance and improves the lifetime of solid state drives (SSDs) as it limits writes to the disk."
The full article is available .