The Fedora project has announced the release of the Fedora 14 beta, code named "Laughlin."
General availability is expected in November, the open source project also announced.
The Fedora 14 beta incorporates support for the Simple Protocol for Independent Computing Environments (SPICE) framework, which was developed by Qumranet for the virtual desktop infrastructure. SPICE is an open source solution for integrating with virtual desktops.
Red Hat, sponsor of Fedora, acquired Qumranet two years ago.
The Fedora 14 beta also supports a number of other emerging technologies, including the Intelligent Platform Management (IPMI) interface for remote or powered-off server management, as well as D programming language support and Rakudo Star, an implementation of Perl 6, the project announced on Tuesday,
It also offers, the press release states:
- Improved debugging and integration with existing tools to enhance Fedora as a RAD platform
- Alternative environments like Sugar, and software from the MeeGo project
- The next-generation systemd management for faster startup and on-demand loading and unloading of services is expected to be offered as a technology preview in Fedora 14, and is likely to become the default initialization system in Fedora 15