Fedora 22 Arrives

Jun 02, 2015

Red Hat's community distro embraces the cloud.

The Fedora project has announced the release of Fedora 22. The Red Hat-sponsored community Linux distribution  now comes in three versions: the Workstation and Server editions, plus a Cloud edition designed for the “next generation of container deployment.”

According to the Fedora Project’s Matthew Miller, Fedora 22 largely builds on changes that began with the Fedora 21. “If the release had a human analogue, I guess it would be Fedora 21 after it’d been to college and kept its New Year's resolution to go to the gym on a regular basis. What we're saying is that Fedora 22 was built on the foundation laid with Fedora 21 and the work to create distinct editions of Fedora based on the desktop, server, and cloud.”

The Workstation edition comes with better notifications, refined themes, and improvements to several applications. The Server version adds a new Database Server role, plus improvements to the Cockpit server manager tool. The still-new Cloud version, which debuted with the last release, received a big share of the attention, with updated Docker images and improvements to the Atomic host for virtual environments.

Perhaps the biggest change with Fedora 22 is the new DNF package manager, which replaced the familiar Yum package tool. DNF, which was forked from Yum in 2012, was written to be more extensible, with better documentation and improved dependency resolution.

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