"Red Hat's community Linux has undergone a major development
change shift with its bleeding edge now becoming its own branch. A
look at what the move means and why it matters.
"The bleeding edge of Red Hat's Fedora Linux community has long
been the branch of Fedora code known as Rawhide. New contributions
land in Rawhide first, marking the tip of new Linux development for
Fedora, though activity there slows down during Fedora release
"As a result of a new move taken by Fedora developers this
month, however, Rawhide is evolving to ensure that even when new
Fedora releases are coming, the bleeding edge of Linux development
won't grind to a halt.
"The change could mean that Fedora development will now be
accelerated, with work continuing for the next major milestone,
Fedora 13, while development on what will become Fedora 14 now
occurring simultaneously in Rawhide. Fedora 13 is currently
scheduled for a May 11 release. ""In the past, as we got into the
testing phases for a release such as Alpha or Beta, Rawhide would
be representative of that pre-release state," Fedora Project Leader
Paul Frields told InternetNews.com. "In theory, fewer changes would
be allowed into Rawhide the closer we get to release."