Fedora 16 – first alpha
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The Red Hat-sponsored Fedora project has released an early test version of the upcoming version 16 of the Linux distribution. The switch to Grub 2 is one of the innovations.
The GRUB 2 is only for x86 systems, the default in the next releases will he come for all supported architectures are used.
Fedora also takes final farewell on the other hand the Hardware Abstraction Layer (HAL), which was entrained in the previous versions yet. Udisks, upower libudev and finally take over the mediation devices for software that previously relied more on HAL.
When it comes to cloud the developers emphasize the installation of a “cloud-ready ‘version of the file system together with the cloud solutions GlusterFS Pacemaker-Cloud, Cloud and Condor-Aeolus. Virtualization corner offers a new lock manager daemon, reactivated and improvements in support for Xen Virt-Manager, the operating system and applications of a guest shows and makes it possible to browse the file system read-only.
Developers can find updates of environments for Ada, Haskell and Perl, Python, and a new plugin for the GCC.