Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated benchmarking software. He can be followed via Twitter or contacted via MichaelLarabel.com.
Today, March 06, 2006, marks the development freeze for Fedora Core 5 and GNOME v2.14/2.13. The Fedora Project is experiencing an absolute development freeze for this upcoming release while no changes will be made to the upcoming GNOME release unless approval from the release-team -- translations and documentation teams can still continue. The tarballs for GNOME v2.14 are due on March 13, while March 15 is the anticipated release date for GNOME v2.14.0. The Fedora Project is also announcing Fedora Core 5 on March 15. As mentioned previously, Fedora 5 is expected to ship with a stable GNOME v2.13 release candidate due to the simultaneous release dates, and a full GNOME v2.14 will be available from Red Hat repositories at a later time. It appears neither of these open-source projects will experience any additional delays. The GNOME calendar is here and the Fedora schedule is here.