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The Fedora Project is incredibly delighted to announce the release of Fedora 18 ("Schrödinger's Cat"). Heck, we'd even say that getting this release to you has been a physical experience.
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The Fedora Project is delighted to announce the release of Fedora 19 ("Schrödinger's Cat"). Open the box and take a look for yourself!
  
Fedora is a leading-edge, free and open source operating system that continues to deliver innovative features to many users, with a new release about every six months...or so, if you dare to open the box.  
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Fedora is a leading-edge, free and open source operating system that continues to deliver innovative features to many users, with a new release about every six months.
  
The Schrödinger's Cat is with no doubt Fedora's best release yet. You'll go through the hoof when you hear about the Grade A Prime F19 features. You can always cownt on us to bring you the best features first.
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Download it now:
 
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Can't wait for a taste? You can get started downloading now:
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http://fedoraproject.org/get-fedora
 
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Detailed information about this release can be seen in the release notes:
 
Detailed information about this release can be seen in the release notes:
  
http://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/Fedora/18/html/Release_Notes/
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http://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/Fedora/19/html/Release_Notes/
  
 
== What's New in Fedora 19? ==
 
== What's New in Fedora 19? ==
 
The Fedora Project takes great pride in being able to show off features for all types of use cases, including traditional desktop users, systems administration, development, the cloud, and many more. But a few new features are guaranteed to be seen by nearly anyone installing Fedora and are improvements that deserve to be called out on their own.
 
The Fedora Project takes great pride in being able to show off features for all types of use cases, including traditional desktop users, systems administration, development, the cloud, and many more. But a few new features are guaranteed to be seen by nearly anyone installing Fedora and are improvements that deserve to be called out on their own.
  
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A complete list with details of each new feature is available here:
  
Of course, it wouldn't be a release announcement without a spotted--er, dotted--list of all the other fantastic features you'll see in Fedora 19:
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[http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/19/FeatureList?wkanF19b http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/19/FeatureList]
  
=== For desktop users ===
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=== Make new things ===
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Would you like to play? Whether you're a developer, maker, or just starting to learn about open source development, we have what you need to bring your ideas to reality. Here's a peek at some of our new tools:
  
...
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* '''Developer's Assistant''' is a tool for new developers that helps you to get started on a code project by offering templates, samples, and toolchains for a variety of languages. And when you're finished, you can publish directly to GitHub!
  
Regardless of your desktop choice, Fedora 19 offers...
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* '''3D modelling and printing''' are supported with OpenSCAD, Skeinforge, SFACT, Printrun, RepetierHost, and other tool options. Get printing without having to download binary blobs or run Python code from git.  
  
...
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* '''OpenShift Origin''' makes it easy for you to build your own Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) infrastructure, allowing you to enable others to easily develop and deploy software.
  
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* '''node.js''' is a popular Javascript-based platform for those building scalable network applications or real-time apps across distributed devices.
  
=== For developers ===
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* '''Ruby 2.0.0''' moves into Fedora but keeps source-level backwards compatibility with your Ruby 1.9.3 software. We're also giving you a custom Ruby loader to use to easily switch interpreters.
  
...
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* '''MariaDB''' offers a truly open MySQL implementation and is now the default MySQL option in Fedora.
  
=== For systems administrators ===  
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=== Deploy, Monitor, and Manage ===
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You don't have to work so hard when your machines are doing it for you. Regardless of how many you have, Fedora 19 helps you boot-manage your systems and gives you the tools you need for diagnosis, monitoring, and logging.
  
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* '''systemd Resource Control''' is one of many systemd enhancements in this release. It lets you modify your service settings without a reboot by dynamically querying and modifying resource control parameters at runtime.  
  
=== For clouds and virtualization ===
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* '''Kerberos''' administrators no longer need their clients to sync their clocks or to have reverse DNS records carefully setup for services. Fedora 19 also includes Kerberos-enabled, LDAP replicated, two-factor authentication for FreeIPA.
  
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* '''Checkpoint & Restore''' lets you checkpoint and restore a process. It is useful for issues like process failure or moving a process to another machine for maintenance or load balancing.  
  
And that's only the beginning. For a more complete list with details of all the new features in Fedora 19, steer over to:
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* '''OpenLMI''' is a common infrastructure for the management of Linux systems that makes remote management of machines much simpler.
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== Desktop Environments and Spins ==
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=== GNOME 3.8 ===
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GNOME 3.8 brings new applications such as clock and improvements to the desktop including privacy and sharing settings, ordered search, frequent applications overview, and additionally provides the ability to enable GNOME Classic ("classic mode") for a user experience similar to GNOME 2 built out of a collection of GNOME Shell extensions.  Refer to https://help.gnome.org/misc/release-notes/3.8/ for more details.
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=== KDE Plasma Workspaces 4.10 ===
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A modern, stable desktop environment, KDE Plasma Workspaces 4.10 includes new features for printing and screenlocking, better indexing of files, and improved accessibility features.  Refer to http://www.kde.org/announcements/4.10/ for more details.
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=== MATE Desktop 1.6 ===
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The MATE 1.6 Desktop introduces a large number of improvements to this traditional, GNOME 2-like desktop interface. Refer to http://mate-desktop.org/2013/04/02/mate-1-6-released/ for more details.
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=== Spins ===
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[http://spins.fedoraproject.org Spins] are alternate versions of Fedora.  In addition to various desktop environments for Fedora, spins are also available as tailored environments for various types of users via hand-picked application sets or customizations.
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Interest-specific Spins include the [[Design_Suite | Design Suite Spin]], the [[Robotics_Spin|Robotics Spin]], and the [[Security_Spin | Security Spin]], among others. Other available desktop environments, in addition to the GNOME 3.8 desktop which is shipped in the default version of Fedora 19, as well as those highlighted above, include [[Xfce]], [[Sugar_on_a_Stick | Sugar on a Stick]], and [[LXDE]].
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To see all of the Official Fedora 19 Release Spins, visit the [http://spins.fedoraproject.org  Fedora Spins] link.
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Nightly composes of alternate Spins are available here: [http://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/alt/nightly-composes?wkanF19a http://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/alt/nightly-composes]
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=== Complete feature list ===
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And that's only the beginning of what you'll find inside. Get a more complete list with details of all the new features in Fedora 19:
  
 
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/19/FeatureList
 
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/19/FeatureList
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== Downloads, upgrades, documentation, and common bugs ==
 
== Downloads, upgrades, documentation, and common bugs ==
  
Get it now:
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Start by downloading Fedora 19:
  
 
http://get.fedoraproject.org/
 
http://get.fedoraproject.org/
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* Fedora now includes FedUp in order to enable an easy upgrade to Fedora 19.
 
* Fedora now includes FedUp in order to enable an easy upgrade to Fedora 19.
  
Read the full release notes for Fedora 19, guides for several languages, and learn about known bugs and how to report new ones, here:
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=== Documentation ===
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Read the full release notes for Fedora 19, guides for several languages, and learn about known bugs and how to report new ones:
  
 
http://docs.fedoraproject.org/
 
http://docs.fedoraproject.org/
  
* With all the changes to the installer, we particularly recommend reading the Installation Guide:
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* Because of the number of changes to the installer, we particularly suggest taking a peek at the Installation Guide:
  
http://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/Fedora/18/html/Installation_Guide/index.html
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http://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/Fedora/19/html/Installation_Guide/index.html
  
* Everyone makes missteaks. Fedora 19 common bugs are documented at:
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* Fedora 19 common bugs are documented at:
  
 
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Common_F19_bugs
 
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Common_F19_bugs
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This page includes information on several known bugs in the installer, so we recommend reading it before installing Fedora 19.
 
This page includes information on several known bugs in the installer, so we recommend reading it before installing Fedora 19.
  
=== Fedora Spins ===
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== Contributing ==
  
Fedora spins are alternate versions of Fedora tailored for various types of users via hand-picked application set or customizations, from desktop options to spins for those interested in gaming, robotics, or design software. More information on our various spins is available at:
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We can't build Fedora inside a box. We need your help! Bug reports are especially helpful--if you encounter any issues, please report them!
  
http://spins.fedoraproject.org
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Fedora is a fantastic, friendly community, and we have many ways in which you can contribute, including documentation, marketing, design, QA, and development.  
 
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== Contributing ==
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There are many ways to contribute beyond bug reporting. You can help translate software and content, test and give feedback on software updates, write and edit documentation, design and do artwork, help with all sorts of promotional activities, and package free software for use by millions of Fedora users worldwide. To get started, visit http://join.fedoraproject.org today!
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To learn how to help us, visit:
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http://join.fedoraproject.org/
  
 
== Fedora 20 ==
 
== Fedora 20 ==
  
Even as we continue to provide updates with enhancements and bug fixes to improve the Fedora number experience, our next release, Fedora 20, is already being developed in parallel and has been open for active development for several months already. We have an early plan for release at the end of November 2013, and the final schedule for F20 is going to be based on the results of the planning process:
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Fedora 20 has been in active development for several months already. We plan to release it in November 2013, though the final schedule is part of the planning process and subject to change:
  
 
https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/20/Schedule
 
https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/20/Schedule
 
== Feature Deprecation ==
 
 
Fedora has always been full of great features, but sometimes we need to cull the herd. Saying good-bye is always hard, but here are the ones we had to put out to pasture this time around.
 
 
  
 
== Contact information ==
 
== Contact information ==

Latest revision as of 13:48, 2 July 2013

The Fedora Project is delighted to announce the release of Fedora 19 ("Schrödinger's Cat"). Open the box and take a look for yourself!

Fedora is a leading-edge, free and open source operating system that continues to deliver innovative features to many users, with a new release about every six months.

Download it now:

http://fedoraproject.org/get-fedora

Detailed information about this release can be seen in the release notes:

http://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/Fedora/19/html/Release_Notes/

Contents

[edit] What's New in Fedora 19?

The Fedora Project takes great pride in being able to show off features for all types of use cases, including traditional desktop users, systems administration, development, the cloud, and many more. But a few new features are guaranteed to be seen by nearly anyone installing Fedora and are improvements that deserve to be called out on their own.

A complete list with details of each new feature is available here:

http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/19/FeatureList

[edit] Make new things

Would you like to play? Whether you're a developer, maker, or just starting to learn about open source development, we have what you need to bring your ideas to reality. Here's a peek at some of our new tools:

  • Developer's Assistant is a tool for new developers that helps you to get started on a code project by offering templates, samples, and toolchains for a variety of languages. And when you're finished, you can publish directly to GitHub!
  • 3D modelling and printing are supported with OpenSCAD, Skeinforge, SFACT, Printrun, RepetierHost, and other tool options. Get printing without having to download binary blobs or run Python code from git.
  • OpenShift Origin makes it easy for you to build your own Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) infrastructure, allowing you to enable others to easily develop and deploy software.
  • node.js is a popular Javascript-based platform for those building scalable network applications or real-time apps across distributed devices.
  • Ruby 2.0.0 moves into Fedora but keeps source-level backwards compatibility with your Ruby 1.9.3 software. We're also giving you a custom Ruby loader to use to easily switch interpreters.
  • MariaDB offers a truly open MySQL implementation and is now the default MySQL option in Fedora.

[edit] Deploy, Monitor, and Manage

You don't have to work so hard when your machines are doing it for you. Regardless of how many you have, Fedora 19 helps you boot-manage your systems and gives you the tools you need for diagnosis, monitoring, and logging.

  • systemd Resource Control is one of many systemd enhancements in this release. It lets you modify your service settings without a reboot by dynamically querying and modifying resource control parameters at runtime.
  • Kerberos administrators no longer need their clients to sync their clocks or to have reverse DNS records carefully setup for services. Fedora 19 also includes Kerberos-enabled, LDAP replicated, two-factor authentication for FreeIPA.
  • Checkpoint & Restore lets you checkpoint and restore a process. It is useful for issues like process failure or moving a process to another machine for maintenance or load balancing.
  • OpenLMI is a common infrastructure for the management of Linux systems that makes remote management of machines much simpler.

[edit] Desktop Environments and Spins

[edit] GNOME 3.8

GNOME 3.8 brings new applications such as clock and improvements to the desktop including privacy and sharing settings, ordered search, frequent applications overview, and additionally provides the ability to enable GNOME Classic ("classic mode") for a user experience similar to GNOME 2 built out of a collection of GNOME Shell extensions. Refer to https://help.gnome.org/misc/release-notes/3.8/ for more details.

[edit] KDE Plasma Workspaces 4.10

A modern, stable desktop environment, KDE Plasma Workspaces 4.10 includes new features for printing and screenlocking, better indexing of files, and improved accessibility features. Refer to http://www.kde.org/announcements/4.10/ for more details.

[edit] MATE Desktop 1.6

The MATE 1.6 Desktop introduces a large number of improvements to this traditional, GNOME 2-like desktop interface. Refer to http://mate-desktop.org/2013/04/02/mate-1-6-released/ for more details.

[edit] Spins

Spins are alternate versions of Fedora. In addition to various desktop environments for Fedora, spins are also available as tailored environments for various types of users via hand-picked application sets or customizations.

Interest-specific Spins include the Design Suite Spin, the Robotics Spin, and the Security Spin, among others. Other available desktop environments, in addition to the GNOME 3.8 desktop which is shipped in the default version of Fedora 19, as well as those highlighted above, include Xfce, Sugar on a Stick, and LXDE.

To see all of the Official Fedora 19 Release Spins, visit the Fedora Spins link.

Nightly composes of alternate Spins are available here: http://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/alt/nightly-composes

[edit] Complete feature list

And that's only the beginning of what you'll find inside. Get a more complete list with details of all the new features in Fedora 19:

http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/19/FeatureList

[edit] Downloads, upgrades, documentation, and common bugs

Start by downloading Fedora 19:

http://get.fedoraproject.org/

  • If you are upgrading from a previous release of Fedora, refer to:

http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Upgrading

  • Fedora now includes FedUp in order to enable an easy upgrade to Fedora 19.

[edit] Documentation

Read the full release notes for Fedora 19, guides for several languages, and learn about known bugs and how to report new ones:

http://docs.fedoraproject.org/

  • Because of the number of changes to the installer, we particularly suggest taking a peek at the Installation Guide:

http://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/Fedora/19/html/Installation_Guide/index.html

  • Fedora 19 common bugs are documented at:

http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Common_F19_bugs

This page includes information on several known bugs in the installer, so we recommend reading it before installing Fedora 19.

[edit] Contributing

We can't build Fedora inside a box. We need your help! Bug reports are especially helpful--if you encounter any issues, please report them!

Fedora is a fantastic, friendly community, and we have many ways in which you can contribute, including documentation, marketing, design, QA, and development.

To learn how to help us, visit: http://join.fedoraproject.org/

[edit] Fedora 20

Fedora 20 has been in active development for several months already. We plan to release it in November 2013, though the final schedule is part of the planning process and subject to change:

https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/20/Schedule

[edit] Contact information

If you are a journalist or reporter, you can find additional information here:

https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Press