Thanks to a comment from Mace Moneta, I learned that there is an ‘alpha release’ of Pidora 19 now available:
It was a little odd that no mention of this could be found on the Pidora website or Wiki, but hopefully these will be updated in due course..
Pidora release 19 (Raspberry Pi Fedora Remix) Kernel 3.12.0+ on an armv6l (ttyAMA0)
This ‘update’ is actually a replacement, as it consists of a boot/root file system image.. Hopefully future updates will be available – at least – by the usual ‘yum releasever…. distro-sync‘ method.
For those of you who cross-compile their own kernels, it is worth mentioning there is a useful copy of a kernel .config file in the boot directory, which includes options for selinux etc. that are necessary for successful booting with this release of Pidora.
After booting into Pidora 19, I encountered the same frustrating ‘missing repo server’ problem that plagued the initial release of Pidora 18. However, after about 6 hours, the server came back online again. You will find there are several version mismatches, as this alpha release includes several Pidora 18 apps, but this is -after all – only an Alpha release.
Hopefully the Pidora release cycle will be able to catch up with mainstream Fedora, which is soon to release Fedora 20 (which I am already running successfully on all my x86_64 systems).
Robert Gadsdon November 11, 2013.