Fedora 17 Released

May 31, 2012

The Fedora Project announces the availability of Fedora 17, the latest version of its free open source operating system distribution.

In this release, Gnome 3.4 provides new search capabilities in the activities overview, improved themes, and enhancements to the Documents and Contacts applications. The new Gnome-boxes application provides easy access to virtual machines, and GIMP 2.8 includes single-window mode, layer groups, and on-canvas editing.

Fedora 17 also includes a pre-release of Juno, which is the release of the Eclipse SDK expected in June 2012. Java 7 (and OpenJDK 7) is the default Java runtime and Java build toolset, and GCC 4.7.x is now the primary compiler in Fedora. The release also includes Ruby 1.9.3, the latest stable version of the Ruby language; PHP 5.4, the latest PHP stack; an update of Erlang to the R15 release; and the 2.058 release of the D language.

Also in this release, OpenStack has been updated to the latest release, 2012.1 (Essex). The open virtualization platform, oVirt, provides a feature-rich virtualization management system with robust capabilities for both hosts and guests, and the Cluster stack includes numerous updates for both high availability and load balancing applications. 

For more information, please visit //www.fedoraproject.org.

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