Fedora 18 Will Have 256-Color Terminal Support

The distro will also get Fontconfig 2.10, Perl 5.16, Rails 3.2

The Fedora Project developers approved yesterday, July 9th, in a FESCo meeting the 256-color terminal support for their upcoming Fedora 18 operating system.

OK, so what does 256-color terminal support mean, right? Well, it enables terminal programs to use the enhanced color capabilities of modern terminals, by default. At the moment, terminals use a color palette of 8 colors. More details can be found in this article.

Among other features approved for Fedora 18 in yesterday's meeting, we can mention improved CIM management, PowerPC ppc64p7 subarch support for RPM and YUM, Rails 3.2, Fontconfig 2.10, and Perl 5.16.

Dubbed Spherical Cow, the Fedora 18 Linux distribution will see the light of day sometime in November 2012. We will keep you up to date with other upcoming features of the Fedora 18 operating system.

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