After three delays due to bugs and the Anaconda installer, Fedora 18 Alpha finally has received approval for release. The first alpha is scheduled for 18 September, 2012.
Some of the bugs that still need to be taken care of, but will not stall the alpha release are:
- could not UEFI boot F18 Alpha (TC6 through RC3) DVD or netinst written to optical disc or dd'ed to USB: /dev/root does not exist (https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=855849).
- When kernel modsetting is enabled, laptop screen remians off until Xorg starts.
You can get the full log of the meeting here.
Fedora 18, codenamed Spherical Cow, is scheduled to be released at the end November of this year.