Fedora 19 released

Fedora 19 has been released a few hours ago.  This is one of the most interesting releases, feature-wise, for me personally.  Have a look at the announcement, and scroll through the full list of features that made it through.  Here is what I’m going to be looking at first thing tomorrow:

  • MATE Desktop 1.6.  After numerous switches from Gnome to KDE and back, MATE is now my desktop of choice, both at work and home.  Hopefully new version will fix a few minor glitches that I’ve noticed.
  • Developers Assistance.  Not that I need it for my own projects, but it might be useful for bringing more standardization to the office.
  • PHP 5.5.  The latest and the greatest version of the programming language I use on a daily basis.
  • Node.js and npm package manager.  It’s been long overdue.  Node.js is extremely popular these days and having it as part of the standard distribution is mighty useful.  Finally, Fedora users can take advantage of all those numerous projects on GitHub without any additional installation headache.
  • BIND10.  This has been a complete rewrite, and it now includes both DNS and DHCP. That’s interesting.  And probably not too backward compatible. We’ll see.

Yet again huge thanks to everyone who made this release possible.   You guys are awesome, no matter how much or how little ranting will come in the next few days.

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