The Fedora Project Board met this week to discuss issues surrounding the upcoming release of Fedora 7 (F7). Though originally scheduled for release on April 26, that date has now been moved back to May 24, dashing the development team's plan to debut the final release at this year's Red Hat Summit. One thing that Summit attendees will see, though, is the artwork that has been selected as Fedora 7's new theme.
The need to delay F7's final release date became clear after only one test release earlier this month. Though several things contributed to the delay, the complexities of merging Fedora Core and Fedora Extras into one release has proven to be the biggest issue, and creating a new build system to merge the two took developers longer than originally anticipated.