Well, it’s official – twelve more days remain until the November 17 release of Fedora 12 (Constantine). I, for one, can hardly wait – Fedora 11 has been rock-solid for me so far (under Gnome, anyways – but I’ll leave that subject alone) and I can only imagine that Fedora 12 is going to bring more of the same my way.
Among some of the more notable changes being made that caught my interest:
- Gnome 2.28 – the current version bundled into my Fedora 11 distribution, 2.26.3, has been nothing but amazing. Unflinchingly stable, fast, and reliable – it’s everything I want in a desktop environment.
- Better webcam support – not sure how this can get any better from my perspective since my LG P300’s built-in webcam worked straight out of the box on Fedora 11, but I’m interested to see exactly what they bring to the table here
- Better IPv6 support – since our router does actively support this protocol, it’s nice to see Fedora taking charge and always improving the standard
- Better power management – for me, this is a major headache under Gnome (I know, I know…) since it really doesn’t let me customize anything as much as I would like to. Among other things, it’s supposed to offer better support for wake-from-disk and wake-from-RAM. We’ll see.
I’m sure that Tyler and I will keep you posted as the due date gets closer, and especially once we’ve done the upgrade itself!