F13 feature profiles

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This page is the home of the Feature profiles for the F13 release. For more information on what feature profiles are or how this deliverable was created, see Feature profiles SOP.

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How to help
You can help in one of two ways: (1) Write a feature profile! or (2) Make it easier for others to write good feature profiles - by pulling together resources, tips, a guide, teaching others how to do things, and so forth. A good way to tackle both at the same time is to write a feature profile and simultaneously send notes to the marketing list on what you're doing and where you see gaps in the Feature profiles SOP (documentation) - edit that page as you go along with questions and the things you've learned. Remember, feature profiles are targeted towards our User base.
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Who to ask for help
Any of the people in the "Owner" column in the table below will be good people to ask for help. Also look for the authors of feature profiles for prior releases, particularly the feature profiles you like, and ask them for tips.

Template

For each feature, the marketing owner should do several things:

  1. Create a wiki page that can be the home of the work that you do.
  2. Conduct an interview with the primary developer(s). Written, podcast, or both. Stickster has written up a great wiki on how to make a podcast for those that are interested.
  3. Make sure that the feature is reflected on the talking points.
  4. Prepare a tutorial or screenshot tour of the feature.

If you have any questions about these, or need any help, please do not be shy about asking on fedora-marketing-list! You can also reference the Fedora 12 In-depth features to see how this process has been done previously.

Features

Feature Owner Reference page Notes
Python in Fedora 13 Mel Chua This is part of a marketing campaign to make Fedora easier for Python developers to use.
boot.fedoraproject.org and you Paul Frields We aren't the first users or the primary developers here, but we do want to profile this because it's a cool feature that people should be aware of and use - the benefit to the Fedora community is to encourage broader thinking about media and what media means, since we seem to be stuck in a "media == CDs/DVDs!" mindset.
Hardware enablements in Fedora 13 Robyn Bergeron This feature profile hits Freedom, Features, and First - and Friends by way of how some of these were collaboratively engineered. The talking points covered in this feature profile will include "experimental 3D extended to free Nouveau driver," "print driver installation," and "color management."
btrfs in Fedora 13 David Nalley (interview by Hannah Kowen) This is an excellent engineering story - upstream commitment from Red Hat into this feature, a lot of engineering work by folks at OLPC (which is Fedora's biggest downstream deployment), and can interview developers and testers all the way up and down the stream.
NetworkManager in Fedora 13 Nelson Marques This is an important package to almost all users. Improvemnts to Dial-up and bluetooth will help users that may not be fortunate enough to have good reliable high speed internets, and being able to do this in the CLI is a cool feature and could aid in sorting out X issues.
SSSD in Fedora 13 Robyn Bergeron This feature profile covers SSSD - what it is, and how it is helpful for end-users and system administrators. It will also cover community/development process, and most importantly, highlight the First aspect from the Four Foundations - SSSD is developed under the umbrella of the Fedora Project. F13 has the newest, most recent version - but many other distros are incorporating SSSD as well.
RPM 4.8 in Fedora 13 Nelson Marques Stuff that matters. Because it's our Package Manager.