Fedora 25 Beta Released



  • http://www.zdnet.com/article/fedora-25-beta-released-community-linux-for-containers-arrives/

    The big focus on 25 is on containers.

    Fedora 25's new features and capabilities include:

    • The long-delayed official debut of the Wayland display server, Wayland, which has been in the lab since 2010, is finally ready for prime time. It's meant to replace the legacy X11 system. Wayland's goal has always been to provide a smoother, better user-interface experience.
    • Improved Flatpak support for developers. Flatpak is a new attempt to provide a universal Linux packaging system. It's meant to make it easier to install, update and remove programs
    • Replace Fedora distro ISO downloads with Fedora Media Writer. Instead of simply downloading an ISO, this multi-platform tool automatically downloads the installation ISO images and use them to create a bootable USB drive or DVD disc.
    • An SELinux Troubleshooter module for the Cockpit web browser system administrator tool. This will provide suggestions when an SELinux security denial is encountered. It's meant to enable sysadmins to avoid log checking and manual workarounds.
    • The replacement of Fedora Cloud with Fedora 25 Atomic Host. This will officially launch when Fedora 25 is generally available. Fedora 25 Atomic Host is tailored for running container-based workloads, on both the cloud or on bare metal.


  • New packages include...

    • Docker 1.12 for building and running containerized applications
    • Node.js 6.5, the latest version of the popular server-side JavaScript engine
    • Support for Rust, a faster and more stable system programming language
    • Multiple Python versions - 2.6, 2.7, 3.3, 3.4 and 3.5 - to help run test suites across several Python configurations, as well as PyPy, PyPy3 and Jython


  • Lots of interesting stuff being added in Fedora 25.



  • @mlnews said in Fedora 25 Beta Released:

    Replace Fedora distro ISO downloads with Fedora Media Writer. Instead of simply downloading an ISO, this multi-platform tool automatically downloads the installation ISO images and use them to create a bootable USB drive or DVD disc.

    They already have that. Hopefully you can still download the ISO.