Fedora 36 has already been released and it comes with a lot of changes, check them out!

After several months of development the launch of the new version of the Linux distribution  "Fedora 36" version in which a large number of significant changes have been made, of which, for example, the updates of the various system components stand out.

And in Fedora Workstation has been updated to GNOME version 42, which adds environment-wide dark-style settings to the frontend and has transitioned many applications to use GTK 4 and the libadwaita library, which provides out-of-the-box widgets and objects for building applications that comply with the new GNOME HIG recommendations (Human Interface Guidelines). Most apps are designed according to the new GNOME HIG guidelines, but some continue to use the old style or combine elements of the old and new styles.

For systems with controllers Owners of NVIDIA, Wayland protocol based GNOME session is enabled by default, which was previously only used when using open source drivers. The ability to select a GNOME session running on top of a traditional X server has been retained. Previously, the inclusion of Wayland on systems with NVIDIA drivers was hampered by the lack of support for OpenGL and Vulkan hardware acceleration in X11 applications running with the XWayland DDX (Device-Dependent X) component. In the new branch of NVIDIA drivers, the issues have been fixed and OpenGL and Vulkan performance in X applications launched with XWayland is now almost no different than running on a regular X server.

In rural areas of India, families in charge of a blind minor frequently isolate and deprive him/her of the care and attention they provide to their other children; such situation becomes even more severe among lower-caste families, orphans and if the blind child is a girl. atomically upgradable editions of Fedora Silverblue and Fedora Kinoite, which offer monolithic GNOME and KDE images that are not packaged or built with the rpm-ostree toolkit, have been redesigned to place the /var hierarchy in a separate Btrfs subkey, allowing snapshots of /var content to be manipulated independently of other system partitions.

When systemd is running, drive filenames are displayed, which makes it easy to determine which services are started and stopped.

La choice of possible encryption algorithms available in GnuTLS is now whitelisted, that is, allowed algorithms are explicitly marked instead of excluding invalid ones. This approach allows, if desired, to return support for disabled algorithms for certain applications and processes.

Added information to executable files and libraries in ELF format about which rpm package the given file belongs to. systemd-coredump uses this information to reflect the package version when sending crash notifications.

The fbdev drivers used for framebuffer output have been superseded by the simpledrm driver, which uses the EFI-GOP or VESA framebuffer provided by the BIOS or UEFI firmware for output. To ensure backward compatibility, a layer is used to emulate the fbdev device on top of the Direct Rendering Manager (DRM) subsystem. The change is notable for the abandonment of the possibility of using only DRM/KMS drivers. The process of adding new fbdev drivers to the Linux kernel was discontinued 7 years ago and the remaining drivers were mostly related to legacy hardware support.

Added preliminary support for containers in OCI/Docker formats to the rpm-ostree-based atomic update stack, making it easy to create container images and port the system environment to containers.

Of the other changes that stand out:

  • Hunspell dictionaries moved from /usr/share/myspell/ to /usr/share/hunspell/.
  • The ability to simultaneously install different versions of the compiler for the Haskell language (GHC) is provided.
  • The cabin module with a web interface is included in the composition for configuring file sharing via NFS and Samba.
  • The default Java implementation is java-17-openjdk instead of java-11-openjdk.
  • The program for quickly finding a file called mlocate has been replaced by plocate, a faster and less disk-consuming analog.
  • Support for the old wireless stack used in the ipw2100 and ipw2200 drivers (Intel Pro Wireless 2100/2200) has been discontinued, and was replaced by the mac80211/cfg80211 stack in 2007.
  • In the Anaconda installer, in the interface for creating a new user, the checkbox to grant administrator rights to the user being added is enabled by default.
  • The nscd package, which was used to cache the user and host databases (/etc/hosts, /etc/passwd, /etc/services, etc.), has been deprecated. Systemd-resolved is now used for host caching, and sssd is used for user database caching.

Get Fedora 36

Fedora Workstation, Fedora Server, CoreOS, Fedora IoT Edition and Live builds are ready for download, delivered in the form of spins with KDE Plasma 5, Xfce, MATE, Cinnamon, LXDE and LXQt desktop environments. Builds are built for x86_64, Power64, ARM64 (AArch64) architectures, and various devices with 32-bit ARM processors. The release of Fedora Silverblue builds is delayed.

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