403: Hidden Features of Fedora 34
The new release of Fedora has more under the hood than you might know. It's a technology-packed release, and nearly all of it is coming to a distro near you.
Plus the questions we think the University of Minnesota kernel ban raises, and more.
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- Thoughts on The University of Minnesota Kernel Ban
- Some 5.12 development statistics — By the time the 5.12 kernel was finally released, some 13,015 non-merge changesets had been pulled into the mainline repository for this development cycle. That makes 5.12 the slowest development cycle since 5.6, which was released at the end of March 2020. Still, there was plenty of work done for 5.12.
- Linux 5.12 Release Announcement
- As Linux 5.12 released, Linus Torvalds warns next version will probably be rather large — "'Despite the extra week, this was actually a fairly small release overall. Judging by Linux-next, 5.13 will be making up for it."
- Flatpak 1.11.1 Brings Changes For Steam, Better Support For Command Line Programs — One of the changes with Flatpak 1.11.1 worth mentioning is allowing sub-sandboxes to have a different /usr and/or /app.
- steam-runtime-tools: pressure-vessel — pressure-vessel is a bit like a simplified version of Flatpak for Steam games.
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- Looking forward to Fedora 34 — In 2021, complaints about PulseAudio are scarce indeed; the quirks have long since been ironed out and, for most people, sound just works. Obviously, it must be time to rip out the audio infrastructure and start over. That is what Fedora has done in the 34 release; PulseAudio is gone, replaced by PipeWire.
- How to Upgrade to Fedora 34 from Fedora 33 Workstation
- Common Fedora 34 Bugs
- Fedora Linux 34 is officially here!
- Fedora 34 Changes
- Some nice stuff not yet in stable that Fedora wanted
- AArch64 KDE Plasma Desktop image
- Fedora Media Writer — Write Fedora Images to Portable Media
- btrfs Wiki: Compression
- Fedora Workstation 34 feature focus: Btrfs transparent compression - Fedora Magazine — This article is going to go a little further under the hood and talk about data compression and transparent compression in btrfs. A term like that may sound scary at first, but less technical users need not be wary. This change is simple to grasp, and will help many Workstation users in several key areas.
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