Evolution of Solus and Fedora 22 Delayed
Last week the former Evolve OS project announced they needed a new name. Suggestions came in and a decision was made. Now under a new name, the project tries to carry on with its original mission. In other news, Fedora 22 Beta was delayed causing a ripple effect throughout the remaining cycle and Red Hat announced their partners of the year.
The former Evolve OS project recently asked users to help rename their project and distribution and many suggestions they got. A new name was quickly chosen and since then the team has been working on a new site as well as moving and renaming their codebase and repositories. According to the minutes of a recent team meeting one of the first orders of business is to retain ownership of the evolve-os.com domain "out of spite." That address now redirects traffic to the new site, which isn't open for business just yet.
The plan as of now is to release a public beta of new Solus OS on May 14 followed by two release candidates on June 18 and July 2. The final is scheduled for July 16. On the menu are UEFI support, an installer overhaul to bring more features, update to GNOME 3.16, a system restore, and new artwork.
The Fedora 22 beta went into freeze more than a week ago, but alas, today it was decided to slip the release schedule by one week due to blocker bugs. During the review bugs in Firefox, Xorg ATI drivers, GTK3, and rpm-ostree didn't block the release but issues in rolekit and cloud-init did. Issues in rolekit cause a failure in setting the owner password when creating database servers and another in cloud-init prevents cloud installs from rebooting. It will be decided next Thursday if the beta can be released on the new schedule. The official Fedora release schedule isn't updated as of yet, but it looks like the final will be delayed until approximately May 26.
Red Hat, Inc. today announced the winners of their annual partner awards. Winners are selected for their contributions to Open Source software in both "commercial and public sector channels." Their 2014 Partner of the Year was IBM Global Technology Services, who "experienced the greatest growth and had the most significant impact on Red Hat’s business." Ingram Micro, CDW, and Rackspace were among the other winners. In other Red Hat news, The Var Guy covered the first day of the Partner Conference yesterday and ARN talked to training manager Colin McCabe about implementing Open Source solutions.