Fedora 21 Delayed, New User Questions, and Variety

by Ostatic Staff - Aug. 13, 2014

Today in Linux news, Fedora 21 has been delayed by another week. Jos Poortvliet says users should be testing, not developers. OMG!Ubuntu! answers the four most often searched Ubuntu questions, Pisi Linux 1.0 is almost ready, and Nenad Latinović suggests a wallpaper changer. Finally today, more exciting gaming titles are coming to Linux.

Fedora 21 is delayed again, this time for another week because of a bug in GCC 4.9. The schedule had slipped by three weeks last month because some features weren't going to be ready. The alpha that had been rescheduled for August 26 is now down for September 2 and the beta release has been moved from September 30 to October 7. Fedora 21 is now planned for release on November 11. Fedora 21 looks on track for featuring GNOME 3.14, KDE 4.14, and Linux 3.16.

Technologytell.com says Blinding Dark is coming to Linux and, while claiming to be different, very much in the tradition of most horror games of late. However, the trailer looks quite intriguing; it has the one thing Frictional Games lack - weapons! See that and a bit of an overview from Kirk Hiner.

In other gaming news, Alexander Sliwinski is reporting that Darksiders and Darksiders 2 is coming to Linux, but Red Faction: Guerrilla 2 has been put on hold. GamingOnLinux today said DayZ is probably heading to Linux users as well.

Nenad Latinović says he has to have a wallpaper changer but it's been a pain lately in GNOME. Some friends suggested he try Variety, already available in Ubuntu repositories. But alas, poor Latinović uses openSUSE. So, he had another friend make packages. About Variety Latinović says, "Along with the obvious function, which is changing wallpapers, it’s how it changes them, what really matters. You can add a local pictures folder, or, if you don’t feel like it, you can let Variety download wallpapers directly from the internet from different sources (flickr, wallbase etc.)."

In other Linux news:

* Why developers should not be testing

* It’s Official, Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE) Will Be Based On Debian Stable

* Pisi Linux 1.0 in Final Testing

* Answers to The 4 Questions New Users Ask Most about Ubuntu

* Red Hat CEO stands to gain $13M - if stock soars 50%