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17 October 2012, 11:34

Fedora 18 delayed by another week

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Fedora logo The developers at the Fedora Project have announced that the beta version of Fedora 18 will be postponed by yet another week, the fifth week-long delay so far. According to Red Hat's Adam Williamson, one of the causes of the latest delay is that the new fedup upgrade tool is still incomplete and unavailable for testing.

Williamson says that another reason behind the slip of the beta and the subsequent final release is that Red Hat has "asked its staff on the Anaconda team to prioritise work on a pending RHEL (Red Hat Enterprise Linux) release over work on Fedora 18". With this happening, work on the upgrade tool and current blocker list may be delayed even further, added Williamson.

The latest delay means that the project is now five weeks behind its original schedule. Assuming that the kernel developers stick to their usual 60 to 70 days of development per version, Fedora 18 may be released with Linux 3.6 just after 3.7 is published. According to the updated release schedule, the beta of Fedora 18 will, barring any further delays, be made available on 6 November and the final version will be released on 11 December.

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