Fedora 22 Alpha Release Announcement
The Fedora 22 Alpha release for the AARCH64 and POWER 64 secondary architectures
has arrived, with a preview of the latest free and open source technology under
development. Take a peek inside!
• Get Fedora 22 Alpha Server
What is the Alpha release?
The Alpha release contains all the exciting features of Fedora 22's
editions in a form that anyone can help test. This testing, guided by
the Fedora QA team, helps us target and identify bugs. When these bugs
are fixed, we make a Beta release available. A Beta release is
code-complete and bears a very strong resemblance to the third and
final release. The final release of Fedora 22 is expected in May.
We need your help to make Fedora 22 the best release yet, so please
take some time to download and try out the Alpha and make sure the
things that are important to you are working well. If you find a bug,
please report it – every bug you uncover is a chance to improve the
experience for millions of Fedora users worldwide.
Together, we can make Fedora 22 another rock-solid release. We have a
culture of coordinating new features and pushing fixes upstream as much
as feasible, and your feedback will help improve not only Fedora but
Linux and free software on the whole.
Fedora 22 Server
The Fedora 22 Server Edition brings several changes that will improve
Fedora for use as a server in your environment.
• Database Server Role: Fedora 21 introduced Rolekit, a daemon for
Linux systems that provides a stable D-Bus interface to manage
deployment of server roles. The Fedora 22 release adds onto that
work with a database server role based on PostgreSQL.
• Cockpit Updates: The Cockpit Web-based management application has
been updated to the latest upstream release which adds many new
features as well as a modular design for adding new functionality.
Issues and Details
This is an Alpha release. As such, we expect that you may encounter
bugs or missing features. To report issues encountered during testing,
contact the Fedora QA team via the test mailing list or in #fedora-qa
As testing progresses, common issues are tracked on the Common F22 Bugs
For tips on reporting a bug effectively, read "how to file a bug
The full release schedule is available on the Fedora wiki:
The current schedule calls for a beta release in the middle of April,
and a final release in the second half of May.
These dates are subject to change, pending any major bugs or issues
found during the development process.
For the OCaml packages on ppc64/ppc64le, we keep having bugs like this
The OCaml compiler is quite recursive, and so it can easily overflow
the default stack. For reasons that are not entirely clear this
happens only on ppc64/ppc64le (not on x86 or aarch64). Perhaps POWER
stack frames are bigger, or the default stack size is smaller.
One way to "fix" this would be to modify every single ocaml-* spec
file to add:
ulimit -s 65536
However that doesn't fix the problem for people running ocamlopt on
their own programs. The issue was discussed upstream, but upstream
don't want to make the compiler stages less mutually recursive since
(a) it makes the code far more complex and (b) stack memory is just a
special use-case for ordinary memory so why should they?
Could we increase the default stack size on ppc64?
Or are there other alternatives? (I thought briefly about carrying a
downstream compiler patch which does the equivalent of 'ulimit -s 65536'
inside the compiler).
Richard Jones, Virtualization Group, Red Hat http://people.redhat.com/~rjones
Read my programming and virtualization blog: http://rwmj.wordpress.com
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Fedora 22 Alpha RC2 is available.
Be aware this has a number of issues and is no where near an Alpha
that can be classed as GA but it gets something out there to see if it
will at least install.
It currently only contains a Server product and even then there's a
number of components of the Server product missing. Please test and
report issues to the mailing list or on IRC.
CC'ing the public list, as requested.
On 03/17/2015 06:45 PM, Peter Robinson wrote:
> Please send this to the public list, there's absolutely no reason to have direct emails.
> On Tue, 2015-03-17 at 15:11 -0300, Gustavo Luiz Duarte wrote:
> > Hi Peter,
> > Could you please help us understand what we can expect from F22 on
> > Power
> > regarding content and dates so IBM can do its planning accordingly?
> > Talking to Dan, sounds like we will be, roughly, 2 weeks behind
> > primary for Alpha and Beta and 1 week behind primary for GA, does
> > that sound reasonable to you?
> > Also, should we expect Server image only, or you think we will be
> > able to deliver also Cloud or Desktop? If any additional image
> > (besides Server) is released, will it be on the same release dates
> > as the Server image or will it have its own schedule?
> > Also, could you please clarify which cloud images are being
> > considered (Atomic/Docker, Openstack, etc.)?
> > 's Gustavo