Last December two articles were published on news that could arrive in Fedora 38. In one of them the possibility of adding two new spins, one with Budgie and the other with Phosh, was considered; in the other, one with Sway. The good news for those who prefer alternatives or the bad news for those who think that all this leads to fragmentation have been confirmed, at least two of them.
What has already been confirmed is that there will be new spins with budgie and sway. Spins are to Fedora what flavors are to Ubuntu, basically official ISO images that include a different desktop by default than the main version, in Fedora GNOME. Budgie was developed by Solus, but it is also used on other systems, such as Ubuntu Budgie. On the other hand, Sway is, for some (many), the natural evolution of i3wm, a very similar window manager but with new features such as support for Wayland.
Fedora 38 will arrive in April
Currently, Fedora can be found, in addition to GNOME, in turned with Plasma, Xfce, LXQt, MATE, Cinnamon, LXDE, SOAS, and i3, a total of 9 options. With the addition of Sway and Budgie, it will become available in 11. In addition, a Phosh option is also expected to join the party, but this will be available for mobile phones. In any case, the edition for "Phone Shell" has yet to be confirmed, and it would be necessary to see what would happen if GNOME released an image with GNOME Shell Mobile, the official option for the project that develops the default Fedora desktop.
Fedora 38 will arrive in april, for the second half, as long as they don't run into something to fix. We remind you that, unlike Ubuntu, Fedora does not have an exact release date, but they do offer a new version of their operating system about a month after a new version of GNOME. Among the already confirmed news, we have Golang 1.20, libpinyin 2.8, GNU Make 4.4, Boost 1.81 and ImageMagick 7.
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