Announcing the Fedora 21 Alpha for the POWER architecture!

Peter Robinson pbrobinson at
Wed Oct 29 00:45:23 UTC 2014

I'm pleased to announce the arrival of the Fedora Alpha release for the POWER
ppc64 and ppc64le architectures. Feel free to take it for a drive [1].

This release of Fedora for POWER focuses on the Fedora Base and Server product
with support for existing big endian hardware plarforms as well as new Power 8
platforms on both big and little endian.

The Server product on POWER supports all the features of the product that the
mainline primary platforms support. We also support the Base product set and the
vast majority of the 15K+ source package set of the entire Fedora
release are now

=== Fedora 21 Base ===

Each of the products will build on the "base" set of packages for Fedora. For
instance, each product will use the same packages for the kernel, RPM, yum,
systemd, Anaconda, and so forth.

The Base Working Group develops the standard platform for all Fedora products,
which includes the installer, compose tools, and basic platform for the other
products. Base is not a full product intended for use on its own, but to be kept
as a small, stable platform for other products to build on.

=== Fedora 21 Server ===

The Fedora Server product is a common base platform that is meant to
run featured
application stacks, which are produced, tested, and distributed by the Server
Working Group. Want to use Fedora as a Web server, file server, database server,
or platform for an Infrastructure-as-a-Service? Fedora 21 Server is for you.

== 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
ppc team via the arm mailing list or in #fedora-ppc on freenode. The release can
be found on the secondary architecture mirrors [2][3].

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