Fedora to dump the 'Core'

In a mailing to the Fedora development listing, Red Hat's Bill Nottingham has announced that effective the next release there will be no Fedora Core. The distribution will be known only as Fedora.

"Starting with Fedora 7, there is no more Core, and no more Extras; there is only Fedora. One single repository, built in the community on open source tools, assembled into whatever spins the Fedora community desires," Nottingham wrote.

The mailing also listed the planned development cycle for Fedora 7 and outlined 28 new features for the next release. Among them, the separation of the distro into different "spins" (similar to Ubuntu) -- Fedora Desktop, Fedora Server and Fedora KDE.

Undoubtedly this is a major shift in the development of Fedora. The first beta is due for release on January 30th, with a final release scheduled for April 26th.

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