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Sep 17, 2010, 07:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe 'Zonker' Brockmeier)


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"Watching Ubuntu and Fedora development is something like watching episodes of Iron Chef: Given roughly the same ingredients and the same amount of time, the two projects produce vastly different dishes. The Fedora 14 and Ubuntu 10.10 release cycle is particularly pronounced in this regard, with Ubuntu's focus largely on refining improvements from 10.04 and Fedora introducing major changes to the infrastructure.

"The two distributions follow largely the same development cycle, six months between releases with new major releases each Spring and Fall. Ubuntu's next release is scheduled for October 10th, while Fedora 14 was scheduled for October 26th, but slipped by a week and is now scheduled for November 2nd. Even though the two distributions ship roughly the same software, the difference in features that have been emphasized by each is significant in the upcoming releases. It almost goes without saying that F14 and Ubuntu 10.10 include the normal array of package updates for the usual suspects like Firefox, the Linux kernel, etc.

"Fedora's feature list largely consists of infrastructure improvements and developer-oriented updates. For example, some of the features scoped for F14 include providing a GNUstep development environment, updating to Perl 5.12, updating to Python 2.7, and adding Rakudo Star — the first production release of the Perl 6 implementation for the Parrot virtual machine."

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