Fedora 19 talking points

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These are the Talking Points for the Fedora 19 release. They are currently under construction. For information on how we are making these talking points, please see Talking Points SOP.

Category:FeatureAcceptedF19

 % Complete Name Summary Updated
3D Printing
AnacondaNewUI Followup
Anaconda Realm Integration Kickstart will have a 'realm join example.com' command, to join the machine during install to an AD or FreeIPA domain. This will take place using one time passwords or password-less joins to an AD or FreeIPA domain. 2013-03-19
BIND10 BIND10 is next generation of the popular BIND9 DNS server rewritten from scratch. BIND10 suite includes both DNS and DHCP service servers. 2013-02-20
CUPS 1.6 Update CUPS to the latest upstream release and use PDF rather than PostScript as baseline document format. 2013-03-11
Checkpoint/Restore Add support to checkpoint and restore processes. Checkpointing processes can be used for fault tolerance and/or load balancing. 2013-01-22
Developers Assistant Perform a series of various changes to improve developer experience on Fedora. 2013-03-12
Dracut HostOnly Only create "host-only" initramfs images. A generic fallback image will be generated, if it does not exist and never ever be removed. 2013-03-15
Erlang/OTP R16 Update Erlang to the upstream R16 release. 2013-03-20
Fedora 19 Boost 1.53 Uplift This feature brings Boost 1.53.0 to Fedora 19. 2013-02-10
Federated VoIP Make it easier for the deployment of federated SIP and XMPP (Jabber) networks, functioning much like federated SMTP email. 2013-01-28
firewalld Lockdown This feature adds a simple configuration setting for firewalld to be able to lock down configuration changes from local applications. 2013-03-20
firewalld Rich Language This feature adds a rich (high level) language to firewalld, that allows to easily create complex firewall rules without the knowledge of iptables syntax. 2013-03-20
First-Class Cloud Images This feature expands Fedora's current cloud image deliverables beyond just EC2, and overhauls how they are produced. The goal is to produce cloud images for EC2 and other cloud deployments for the Alpha, Beta, and Final compose process and distribute them on the mirror network. There will also be nightly or weekly image builds for Rawhide to assist with early development. All images should be constructed using a newer generation of tools. 2013-03-10
FreeIPA Two Factor Authentication Provide Kerberos enabled, LDAP replicated, two-factor authentication for FreeIPA. 2013-03-11
GCC 4.8.x Switch GCC in Fedora 19 to 4.8.x, rebuild all packages with it. 2013-03-18
GLIBC 2.17 Switch GLIBC in Fedora 19 to GLIBC version 2.17 2013-01-22
GNOME 3.8 Update GNOME to the latest upstream release 2013-03-14
Guile2 Update GNU Guile to version 2.0.7 in Fedora 19. 2013-01-21
High Availability Container Resources The Container Resource feature allows the HA stack (Pacemaker + Corosync) residing on a host machine to extend management of resources into virtual guest instances (KVM/Linux Containers) through use of the pacemaker_remote service. 2013-03-12
FreeIPA v3 Trust Improvements Multiple Domain Controllers and multiple additional DNS domains managed by FreeIPA can now be accessible via trusting relationship by Active Directory domain members. Additionally, Global Catalog service is provided for use by AD clients, allowing FreeIPA users to be included into access-control lists of AD resources. 2013-03-14
Features/JRuby 1.7 JRuby is an alternative Ruby implementation with fast growing user base due to its great performance in parallel tasks. Although JRuby 1.6.7 is already in Fedora, this feature brings in new minor version and better Fedora integration. 2013-02-27
Java 8 Add a tech preview preview of the the upcoming version of Java (OpenJDK8) to Fedora 19 2013-03-12
KDE Plasma Workspaces 4.10 Rebase to KDE Plasma Workspace 4.10 including Plasma Desktop and Netbook workspaces, the KDE Applications and the KDE Platform. 2013-02-13
KScreen Replace current KDE screen management software by KScreen. 2012-01-22
Less Brittle Kerberos Make kerberos in Fedora simpler to use by removing some of the brittleness that are common failure points. In particular we remove the need for kerberos clients to sync their clocks, and remove the need to have reverse DNS records carefully setup for services. 2013-03-11
MATE Desktop 1.6 MATE Desktop is based on GNOME 2 and provides an intuitive and attractive desktop to Linux users who seek a simple, easy to use traditional interface. 2013-03-14
MEMSTOMP Include the MEMSTOMP DSOs in Fedora 19 to enable developers to more quickly detect certain library calls which result in undefined behaviour due to overlapping memory arguments. 2013-03-11
MinGW GCC 4.8 Update the mingw-gcc cross-compiler to gcc 4.8 and rebuild all MinGW packages against it 2013-03-06
More Mobile Broadband New mobile broadband devices supporting multiple technologies (eg, CDMA/EVDO/LTE and/or GSM/UMTS/LTE) and using new proprietary protocols are becoming common in the marketplace, and are not well supported by ModemManager 0.6 and earlier. We developed ModemManager 0.7/0.8 with a new API specifically to address this issue and to be more compatible with future mobile broadband devices. 2013-3-12
NFStest Provides a set of tools for testing either the NFS client or the NFS server, most of the functionality is focused mainly on testing the client. 2012-11-27
New firstboot This feature proposes new initial setup application with better integration to the NewUI anaconda and to Gnome Initial Experience. 2013-03-12
Node.js The Node.js JavaScript runtime and associated ecosystem, including the npm package manager. 2013-03-11
Ease Of Use: System Management with OpenLMI Add providers and capabilites to the OpenLMI infrastructure that would ease the remote system management. 2013-03-11
OpenShift Origin OpenShift Origin is a cloud application platform as a service (PaaS). It is the open sourced, community supported version of OpenShift 2013-03-12
OpenStack Grizzly OpenStack will be upgraded to the next major stable release, called "Grizzly". In addition the new OpenStack "heat" and "ceilometer" incubation projects will be included. 2013-03-08
Feature Name: Performance Co-Pilot Feature Update A new feature release of PCP (Performance Co-Pilot). 2013-01-25
PHP 5.5 To provide the latest PHP stack. 2013-03-18
Pillow Replace PIL (python-imaging) with Pillow, an actively maintained fork which is also heading for python3 compatibility 2013-03-19
QXL/Spice KMS Driver Currently the QXL driver is X.org only, a KMS driver is required to move forward with projects like spice 3D, and also to allow more features to be show in virt environments like plymouth. 2012-09-15
Update RPM to 4.11 Update RPM to 4.11 in Fedora 19. 2013-02-15
Realmd FreeIPA Support realmd currently supports discovery and configuring of Active Directory domains. With this feature it will also include support for FreeIPA domains. 2013-03-11
Remove PyXML from Fedora The goal of this Feature is to remove the PyXML package from Fedora. 2013-02-28
Replace MySQL with MariaDB MariaDB, a community developed fork of MySQL, will be the default implementation of MySQL in Fedora 19. 2013-01-31
Ruby 2.0.0 Ruby 2.0.0 is the latest stable version of Ruby, with major increases in speed and reliability. With this major update from Ruby 1.9.3 in Fedora 18 to Ruby 2.0 in Fedora 19, alongside JRuby, Fedora becomes the superior Ruby development platform. 2013-03-12
Ryu Network Operating System Ryu Network Operating System http://osrg.github.com/ryu/ 2013-03-18
SSSD improve AD integration The next major release of SSSD will include support for more advanced AD features for domain members. This includes site support and trusted domains. Additionally it will include a plugin for the cifs-utils package which would allow a CIFS client to use SSSD for lookups which were currently only possible with winbind. 2013-03-08
Scratch for Fedora Scratch is an educational programming environment which makes it easy to create games, animations, and art. It's open source and would be a great addition to Fedora. 2013-03-11
Shared System Certificates Make NSS, GnuTLS, OpenSSL and Java share a default source for retrieving system certificate anchors and black list information. This is an initial but useful step in the direction of a comprehensive solution. 2013-03-11
Simplify Java/Maven Packaging using XMvn Introduce new Maven packaging tooling with new macros, automated install section and more 2013-03-06
Syslinux Option This feature will make Syslinux an optional bootloader for Fedora, in kickstart and via a hidden Anaconda option. When used this way, it will replace grub2. 2013-03-11
systemd Calendar Timers systemd has supported timer units for activating services based on time since its inception. However, it only could schedule services based on monotonic time events (i.e. "every 5 minutes"). With this feature in place systemd also supports calendar time events (i.e. "every monday morning 6:00 am", or "at midnight on every 1st, 2nd, 3rd of each month if that's saturday or sunday"). 2012-01-17
systemd Lightweight Containers For a longer time systemd already included the systemd-nspawn tool as a more powerful version of chroot(1), primarily inteded for use in development, experimenting, debugging, instrumentation, testing and building of software. With Fedora 19 we want to make nspawn considerably more useful, so that it can easily be used to start containers capable of booting up a complete and unmodified Fedora distribution inside as normal system services. 2012-01-17
systemd Message Catalog Logging is essential for finding and tracking down system problems. Just finding and tracking them down however is seldom enough to actually get them fixed. With Journal Message Catalogs we want to link helpful meta information directly to many log messages applications generate, keyed off an ID identifying the type of message. This localized meta information can help the user to fix the problem, refer him to additional documentation, or even inform him where to get further help. 2012-01-17
systemd/udev Predictable Network Interface Names The udevd service has a long history of providing predicatable names for block devices and others. For Fedora 19 we'd like to provide the same for network interfaces, following a similar naming scheme, but only as fallback if not other solution such as biosdevname is installed or the administrator manually defined network interface names via udev rules or the old network scripts. 2012-01-29
systemd Resource Control systemd already has support for assigning specific resources to system services using various configuration settings. With Fedora 19 we'd like to build on that, and add the ability for the admin to dynamically query the resource control parameters and change them at runtime. 2012-03-07
Systemtap 2.2 A new feature release of Systemtap 2013-03-05
Thermostat 1.0 Improved monitoring and serviceability tool for Java applications 2013-03-20
Trusted Network Connect (TNC) This feature provides Trusted Network Connect(TNC) framework that can be used to assess and verify end clients' system state (such as network ports/firewall status or legitimate binaries) and its compliance to a predefined policy with existing network access control (NAC) solutions. 2013-03-11
Virt Storage Migration Migrate a running virtual machine from one host to another, including in use storage, with no downtime. No need for a shared storage location between the two. 2013-03-12
Virtio RNG Provide a paravirtual random number generator to virtual machines, to prevent entropy starvation in guests. 2013-03-12
Add LVM Thin provisioning support to the yum-fs-snapshot plugin For the purposes of system rollback: Provide the ability to create a snapshot of all thinly provisioned LVM2 volumes associated with FS mount points that are relevant to a yum transaction. 2013-03-12
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Contents

Template for Final Talking Points Selected

These are the Talking Points for the Fedora 19 release. For information on how these talking points were chosen, see Talking Points SOP. They are intended to help Ambassadors quickly present an overview of highlighted features when talking about the release.

The talking points are based in part on the features for this release. Any Fedora community member can introduce a feature, using our feature process.

For desktop users and everyone

Things of general interest to most people using Fedora.

Feature Name

GNOME 3 feature Link to feature on FeatureList.

Long description of feature, paragraph-sized.

To the point, short sentence about Feature.


For administrators

Improvements that make system administrators' lives better.

Feature Name

GNOME 3 feature Link to feature on FeatureList.

Long description of feature, paragraph-sized.

To the point, short sentence about Feature.


For developers

Innovations that make Fedora a great platform for software developers.

Feature Name

GNOME 3 feature Link to feature on FeatureList.

Long description of feature, paragraph-sized.

To the point, short sentence about Feature.

Spins

Spins are alternate versions of Fedora, tailored for various uses by community members.

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.

(OLD EXAMPLE FOLLOWS - need to replace with what is submitted for F19!) Interest-specific Spins include the Design Suite Spin, Games Spin, and Security Spin, among others. Available desktop environments, in addition to the GNOME 3 desktop which is shipped in the default version of Fedora 15, include Xfce, Sugar on a Stick, KDE, and LXDE.

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

Spin Name

GNOME 3 feature Link to spin on FeatureList.

Long description of feature, paragraph-sized.

To the point, short sentence about Spin.