Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 29th May 2012 16:14 UTC
Fedora Core Fedora 17 has been released. Major new features: "GNOME 3.4 and KDE 4.8; OpenStack, Eucalyptus, CloudStack and Open Nebula; ICC profiles for color printing and an improved gimp; Still more virtualization improvements." And, of course, loads and loads more.
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In the land of orphans....
by Jason Bourne on Tue 29th May 2012 19:20 UTC
Jason Bourne
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2007-06-02

There's nothing left to lose but try this with KDE. I wonder if Red Hat staff will want GNOME Shell as their leading edge desktop to be deployed in future RHEL 7. I'm on CentOS but I definitely giving up on it since it's not so easy to add recent software. Hopefully Cinnamon & Mate get their spins too.

Edited 2012-05-29 19:26 UTC

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RE: In the land of orphans....
by Finalzone on Tue 29th May 2012 19:49 in reply to "In the land of orphans...."
Finalzone Member since:
2005-07-06

I wonder if Red Hat staff will want GNOME Shell as their leading edge desktop to be deployed in future RHEL 7.


Why not? Gnome Shell will be released as preview on RHEL 7 development so enterprise client will try it out. How is that different from the transition of Gnome 1.x to 2.x?

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orestes Member since:
2005-07-06

It's different from the 1.x to 2.x transition in that it's vastly smoother. Ask anyone who actually lived through it. ;-) Remember, back then there wasn't a Fedora for the bleeding edge and a RHEL for the more conservative business types, there was only Red Hat Linux for both worlds.

As for Gnome 3.x being used in baseline RHEL installs... by the time it matters we'll have several more years worth of point releases and refinement in Gnome.

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Jason Bourne Member since:
2007-06-02


Why not? Gnome Shell will be released as preview on RHEL 7 development so enterprise client will try it out. How is that different from the transition of Gnome 1.x to 2.x?


Because GNOME Shell is a toy. Not very practical for their kind of business... well, I sincerely don't want a Red Hat insider that works in favour of GNOME Shell to dictate CEO decisions.

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RE: In the land of orphans....
by gilboa on Wed 30th May 2012 09:03 in reply to "In the land of orphans...."
gilboa Member since:
2005-07-06

There's nothing left to lose but try this with KDE. I wonder if Red Hat staff will want GNOME Shell as their leading edge desktop to be deployed in future RHEL 7. I'm on CentOS but I definitely giving up on it since it's not so easy to add recent software. Hopefully Cinnamon & Mate get their spins too.


... Or they can simply default to XFCE in the "Server" versions and GNOME 3 in the "Desktop / workstation" versions.
Alternatively, KDE under Fedora is now a class A citizen (Kudos to the Fedora KDE team).

- Gilboa

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RE: In the land of orphans....
by Rehdon on Wed 30th May 2012 11:01 in reply to "In the land of orphans...."
Rehdon Member since:
2005-07-06

Cinnamon should already be available for install in F17 (not sure since I don't have it installed):

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=771252

The bug report makes an interesting read because several comments (33, 38, 39, 40) show how many people still dislike Gnome Shell, even at a .4 release, and even if they're involved with Fedora development.

Rehdon

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