While the changes need to be cleared by the Fedora Engineering and Steering Committee (FESCo), the latest proposals look like they're relatively safe to assume they'll be accepted for this next major Fedora Linux release due out in 2017. The latest feature talk includes:
- Golang 1.8. The Go Language v1.8 release is due out in February so should be safe to land for Fedora 26 in providing the latest Go support.
- A golang change in Fedora packaging macros to set buildmode=pie so packages are built for Position Independent Executables (PIE). This is for better hardening Go binaries and similar to Fedora's other PIE (and other security hardening) efforts.
- Ruby 2.4 for Fedora 26. Ruby 2.4 has hash table improvements, performance improvements, debugging enhancements, and various other advancements for the Ruby programming language.
- Boost 1.63 has been improved as the latest for these popular C++ libraries.
- Zend Framework 3 for benefiting PHP developers on Fedora 26.
That's the latest F26 change talk, on top of earlier changes already talked about. Fedora 26 is set to be released in June assuming they don't shift their release cadence in moving to the previously talked about one big release per year proposal.