Fedora 36 released

Date: 2022-05-10T15:57:00-07:00

Location: www.talospace.com

Fedora 36 is out. This distro is important to me personally as I run it on both my Raptors (my Talos II and my HTPC Blackbird), and even if you don't run it yourself it's a good early warning indicator of future platform issues because new support and features often hit Fedora first. However, I have mixed feelings about this milestone: we get LLVM 14 and

gcc

12 and we're

finally getting proper long doubles

on

ppc64le

(as part of

glibc

2.35), but it's also got GNOME 42, which means my customized, carefully curated to match my muscle memory Mac theme is screwed on GTK 4 apps (but in a worst of all worlds approach GTK 2/3 apps still use any custom theming while new hotness

libadwaita

apps don't). It might still be better than the alternatives, but it sucks, so in our upcoming usual mini-review (see my F35 one for an example) we might dive a bit into some of the alternative desktop environments offered on Fedora and see how they work on OpenPOWER — I'm thinking about Pantheon, myself. As usual, the review will come out in a week or so once any immediate breakers are identified and mirror sites have caught up. Meanwhile, here's the complete list of changes.