Fedora 21 beta released with Wayland Technology Preview

The Fedora 21 beta release has arrived, with a preview of the latest free and open source technology under development. The beta release contains all the exciting features of Fedora 21’s products in a form that anyone can help test. The final release of Fedora 21 is expected in December 2014. Since it’s a beta release, some problems may still be lurking. A list of problems that we already know about can be found at the Common F21 bugs page, found at http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Common_F21_bugs


Fedora 21 beta comes with:

  • Latest GNOME
    • Fedora 21 Workstation includes the latest GNOME desktop. Fedora 21 features GNOME 3.14, which was released in September. GNOME 3.14 includes many new features such as integration of Picasaweb and DNLA media server support in GNOME Photos, a new game called Hitori similar to Sudoku, and much more.

Fedora 21 Workstation

  • Wayland Technology Preview
    • A Wayland technology preview is included in this release for GNOME. Users of Fedora 21 Alpha release can manually install “gnome-session-wayland-session” package. The Fedora Project is planning to make Wayland the default in the next Fedora Workstation release.
  • DevAssistant
    • Fedora 21 Workstation includes the new DevAssistant tool by default. DevAssistant helps developers set up environments for their projects, so they can concentrate on writing code


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