Fedora 21 for Power Now Available
Dan Horák <dan <at> danny.cz>
2014-12-17 16:40:01 GMT
[ The latest version of this announcement can be found online
at https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/PowerPC/F21_PPC_release_announcement ]
We can say with great certainty Fedora for Power is pleased to announce
the release of Fedora 21.
Download this leading-edge, free and open source operating system now:
Detailed information about the Fedora 21 release which Fedora for Power
is based on can be seen in the release notes:
== Supported Hardware ==
IBM POWER servers are the only systems fully supported by Fedora for
Power at this time. All the bare metal, PowerVM and PowerKVM
environments should work equally.
OpenPOWER systems might work, but they weren't tested.
Apple MacPPC systems are not supported, have not been tested and it is
expected the installer won't work. Please see the mailing list possible
== Power-Specific Features ==
In addition to all of the standard Fedora 21 features, Fedora 21 for
Power also has the following changes:
- The installer for Fedora for Power is available as the Server flavor
- The Little Endian variant of the architecture has been added under
the identifier ppc64le.
- Support for 32-bit packages has been removed.
== Maturity and Advanced Features ==
Sometimes it's not the big, new features that make a user's experience
better; it's the little enhancements or long-awaited tricky features
that really help make a new release the bee's knees. Fedora for Power
inherits all enhancements and changes from Fedora 21.
== Power-specific Known Bugs ==
- KVM guest installation on virtio disk is not possible (bug 1153080),
please select virtio-scsi or ibmvscsi in your guest definiton ...
== Fedora Project Documentation and Common Bugs ==
Read the full release notes for Fedora 21, guides for several
languages, and learn about known bugs and how to report new ones:
Fedora 21 common bugs are documented at:
This page includes information on several known non-blocker bugs in
Fedora 21, please be sure to read it before installing!
== Future Fedora for Power Development ==
Currently Fedora for Power is available as the Server flavor as the
outcome from the Fedora.next project. For the future we plan to expand
this offering also with the Cloud and Workstation flavors.
== Contributing to The Fedora Project ==
We hope that you're excited to have Fedora 21 in your hands and are
looking forward to using it and exploring its new features and many
improvements over Fedora 20. But that's not all! Fedora never stands
still, we're always working towards a new and better release and
sharing our work with the world. Want to be part of the fun? It's easy
to get involved!
There are many ways to contribute to Fedora, even if it's just bug
reporting. You can also help translate software and content, test and
give feedback on software updates, write and edit documentation, design
and do artwork, help with all sorts of promotional activities, and
package free software for use by millions of Fedora users worldwide. To
get started, visit https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Join today!
== Contributing to Fedora for Power ==
More information on Fedora for Power can be found at
https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Arch:PPC. To get involved in testing and
development of Fedora for Power, join us on IRC in #fedora-ppc on
Freenode, on the ppc mailing list, or on the general secondary mailing
on behalf of the Fedora for Power team,
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