Fedora 19 alpha version will be released next Tuesday. I’ve been busy with other things recently, so that was a surprising announcement for me. Is it that time of the year again? Apparently. We are still a good three month away from the final release, but it’s still good to hear that there is progress. Looking over the features for this release, I find these interesting:
- Bind 10 – completely rewritten from scratch, and bringing both DNS and DHCP in one handy package.
- Developers Assistant – the description is rather vague, but overall it sounds useful.
- KScreen – finally I won’t have to reconfigure the second monitor every time I reboot the laptop.
- MATE Desktop – I loved Gnome 2. If Gnome 3 and KDE 4 won’t get significantly better by the time of the release, I will probably switch to MATE.
- Node.js – I wanted to play around with it for a while now, but never got the time to get it on my box. Maybe now I will.
- PHP 5.5 – new PHP is better PHP.
- Replace MySQL with MariaDB – that’s an interesting move. I wonder how much trouble this will create with MySQL still being on the servers.
- Ruby 2.0 – Similar to Node.js, this just makes it so much easier to try new things.
So, this looks like a busy release.