New Fedora 24 Schedule, Privacy Concerns, Moksha 0.2.0

by Ostatic Staff - Jan. 16, 2016

The Fedora project today announced the revised released schedule for version 24 now in development. Jeff Hoogland posted of a new release of his home-brewed lightweight desktop and Ubuntu 15.04 nears EOL. Jack Wallen said Solus is "going places" and Dedoimedo wrote "Netrunner 17 Horizon redeems the Plasma desktop." Today's final food for thought comes from KDE's Sebastian Kügler who discussed whether free software should protect users' privacy too.

After a request for a delay to rebuild the entire Fedora codebase with GCC 6 was approved last week, the project today posted the new official release schedule. The major dates are now March 15 for the Alpha Release, the Beta April 26, and May 31 for the Final. In related news, today's Fedora Magazine included a presentation on Modularizing Fedora.

Sebastian Kügler today said he was concerned about the lack of privacy in today's society. "Our society is quickly heading into a situation where an unknown number of entities and people can follow my every single step, and it's not possible to keep to myself what I don't want others to know. With every step into that direction, there's less and less things about my life of which I don't control who knows about it." That sums it up for me as well. Privacy is an aspect of free software but Kügler said perhaps it should be a priority. "A happy user is one who finds that a useful and fun-to-use tool also protects him from threats that he often may not fully appreciate until it's too late."

Jeff Hoogland today announced a new stable snapshot of his new desktop Moksha. Version 0.2.0 is available through software packages or an updated live CD. Some improvements include a new startup file for user added commands and lots of old E17 cleanup. Bodhi 3.2.0 update release is expected in March and Bodhi 4.0 is planned for August.

In other news:

* Netrunner 17 Horizon - Event Plasma

* Solus Project: No Longer Just A Chrome OS Alternative

* After-dinner Mint? Stylish desktop finale released as last of the 17 line

* openSUSE Tumbleweed – Review of the week 2016/2

* Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) reaches End of Life on February 4 2016