Putting release dates on open source software and operating systems is always risky business – while working to deadlines cane help keep development running along at a certain pace, it can be a little disappointing when a delay has to happen. Much like previous versions of Fedora, there’s been a delay announced for the release of the Fedora 18 Beta.
The Fedora Engineering Steering Committee (FESCo) announced that, due to unfinished and untestable functionality, the Beta for Fedora 18 has been pushed back a week. This new functionality is described in a ticket created by FESCo regarding rewrites to anaconda and how it would change upgrades. It has been decided that the code does not work, so more time has been given to work on it.
You should now expect the beta on 6th November 2012, with the final release pushed back to 11th December 2012.