One of the most popular Linux distributions, Fedora, is planning to change its package manager, again. The distribution’s Yum package manager was abandoned and the DNF package manager was the default for Fedora for a while. Now the developers are about to make the shift to MicroDNF package manager.
MicroDNF is the future
The change will affect Fedora 38, which is set to be released on April 2023
According to the proposal of shifting to MicroDNF, it will provide huge improvements and in some cases, better behavior than DNF. The owners of the proposal also think that MicroDNF will replace DNF in the future and will be accompanied by a new library, libdnf5, and a new DNF daemon. The new library, libdnf5, should be providing a new unified user interface, better modularity, and performance improvements.
The transition will not be the smoothest since some command-line interfaces will need to be changed with MicroDNF and it will require some structural and database reworks. Since the developers are not planning to make this transition in Fedora 37, which will be released in the middle of October this year, they might have plenty of time. Fedora 38 is expected to be released in April 2023.
What is the latest version of Fedora?
The latest version of Fedora is Fedora 37 and it was released on 15 December 2022.
Can Fedora be used for commercial purposes?
Fedora is a free and open-source operating system that can be used for commercial purposes without any restriction, it is widely adopted by commercial organizations and it is supported by a company that provides enterprise-level support and services.
Is Fedora free?
Yes, users can download and use Fedora without any cost, and also use it for any purpose, including commercial use, without the need of paying any licensing fees. Additionally, Fedora provides a set of tools and features that are designed for enterprise use, and it is also supported by Red Hat which provides enterprise-level support and services, which makes Fedora a reliable and stable choice for businesses and organizations.
Who is the main developer of Fedora?
The Fedora Project is led by a team of developers who are responsible for the overall direction and development of the distribution. The main developer of Fedora is the Fedora Engineering Steering Committee (FESCo) which is responsible for the overall direction and development of the distribution. FESCo is made up of elected representatives from the Fedora community, and they work with other teams such as the Fedora Infrastructure team, the Fedora Quality Assurance team, and the Fedora Release Engineering team to ensure that the distribution is stable, secure, and easy to use.
Is there a community forum or support group for Fedora users?
The Fedora community provides a variety of ways for users to get help and support, including forums and mailing lists. Users can choose the one that they feel more comfortable with and get the support they need.
Can Fedora be installed on a virtual machine?
Yes, Fedora can be installed on a virtual machine. A virtual machine (VM) allows you to run an operating system within another operating system. This means that you can install Fedora on a virtual machine and run it on top of your current operating system, without the need to replace it or partition your hard drive. To install Fedora on VMWare, you can refer to our article: How to create VM and install a Linux distro on VMWare Workstation
How often are updates released for Fedora?
Fedora releases new versions of the operating system every six months, and it provides updates and security patches continuously, which makes it a reliable and secure system for users.