The 24th release of Fedora has been slated for release on June 21; the decision came through the second round at the 'Fedora 24 Final Go/No-Go' meeting. The go-ahead was given following a delay at last week's Go/No-Go meeting. Fedora tries to keep a balance between being stable, and including the latest software. This version is no different bringing with it the latest version of GNOME, Ruby, Python, and much more software.
GNOME 3.20 boasts new features and a better user interface for applications. For developers, the GNOME Builder tool has been updated, the video below gives an overview of the major features included in GNOME 3.20, which ships with Fedora 24:
Other features and changes to be included in the release include:
- Linux Kernel 4.5 shipped by default, with 4.6 being made available as an update.
- The inclusion of a re-imagined LiveMedia Creator which allows you burn ISOs to USB sticks.
- An astronomy spin that aims to provide a complete toolchain for both amateur and professional astronomers.
- Support for the i686 version of Fedora Server will be dropped.
- Developer software has been updated: there is a new version of GNOME Builder, Ruby was updated to version 2.3, NodeJS was updated to 5.10, Python was updated to 3.5, Golang was updated to 1.6 and Mono was updated to 4.2.
For users running Fedora 23, updating to the new release should be straight forward. GNOME 3.20 brings with it an updated software manager which can handle operating system upgrades. Fedora 23 users will receive the updated Gnome Software as a standard update so that they can easily jump to Fedora 24 on release day.