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Fedora 21 Accepted System Wide Changes Proposals

These changes have been accepted by the Fedora Engineering Steering Committee for the Fedora 21 Release as System Wide Changes.

Category:ChangeAcceptedF21 and Category:SystemWideChange

Application Installer Continued

Fully integrate the new application installer with Fedora, and complete its feature set

Owners

  • Owner: Richard Hughes and Kalev Lember for the implementation, Ryan Lerch and Allan Day for the design
  • Release notes owner: pbokoc@redhat.com

Tracking

  • Last updated: 2014-04-23
  • Tracking bug: #1098218
  • Status: 100% code completed

Cockpit Management Console

The Fedora Server Product will ship the Cockpit Project as available by default, providing an approachable tool for system management.

Owners

  • Owner: Stef Walter
  • Release notes owner: pbokoc@redhat.com

Tracking

  • Last updated: 2014-07-04
  • Tracking bug: #1091301
  • Status: 100% code completed

System-wide crypto policy

Unify the crypto policies used by different applications and libraries. That is allow setting a consistent security level for crypto on all applications in a Fedora system. The implementation approach will be to initially modify SSL libraries to respect the policy and gradually adding more libraries and applications.

Owners

  • Owner: Nikos Mavrogiannopoulos
  • Release notes owner:

Tracking

  • Last updated: 2013-01-16
  • Tracking bug: #1076390
  • Status: 100% code completed

Domain Controller Server Role

The Fedora Server Product will provide a standard deployment mechanism for a Linux Domain Controller (powered by the FreeIPA project).

Owners

  • Owner: Simo Sorce
  • Release notes owner: me@petetravis.com

Tracking

  • Last updated: 2014-03-27
  • Tracking bug: #1089262
  • Status: 100% code completed

Fedora 21 Boost 1.56 Uplift

This change brings Boost 1.55.0 (as, Boost 1.56.0 was not ready in time) to Fedora 21.

Owners

  • Owner: Petr Machata
  • Release notes owner: pbokoc@redhat.com

Tracking

  • Last updated: 2014-04-07
  • Tracking bug: #1089268
  • Status: 100% code completed

Fedora 21 Make 4.0 Update

This change brings Make 4.0 to Fedora 21.

Owners

  • Owner: Patsy Franklin
  • Release notes owner: me@petetravis.com

Tracking

  • Last updated: 2014-04-08
  • Tracking bug: #1091302
  • Status: 100% code completed

Format Security

Enable "-Werror=format-security" compilation flag for all packages in Fedora. Once this flag is enabled, GCC will refuse to compile code that could be vulnerable to a string format security flaw.

Owners

  • Owner: Dhiru Kholia
  • Release notes owner: me@petetravis.com

Tracking

  • Last updated: 2013-11-21
  • Tracking bug: #1078901
  • Status: 100% code completed

Framework for Server Role Deployment

A new D-Bus service, and associated command-line tools, to deploy and manage Server Roles.

Owners

  • Owner: Miloslav Trmač, Fedora Server Working Group
  • Release notes owner:

Tracking

  • Last updated: April 1, 2014
  • Tracking bug: #1089272
  • Status: 100% code completed

GCC49

Switch GCC in Fedora 21 to 4.9.x, rebuild all packages with it.

Owners

  • Owner: Jakub Jelínek
  • Release notes owner: bancinco@redhat.com

Tracking

  • Last updated: 2014-03-28
  • Tracking bug: #1086269
  • Status: 100% code completed

GNOME 3.14

Update GNOME to the latest upstream release, 3.14

Owners

  • Owner: Matthias Clasen
  • Release notes owner: pkovar@redhat.com

Tracking

  • Last updated: 2014-09-09
  • Tracking bug: #1089273
  • Status: 100% code completed

Headless Java

Server installations of Fedora should usually not pull in packages related to X system or sound subsystem. For this reason part of OpenJDK package has been split into headless subpackage which has smaller dependency chain. Fedora packages should be migrated to require java-headless instead of full java package when appropriate.

Owners

  • Owner: Stanislav Ochotnicky
  • Release notes owner: e@mayorgalinux.com

Tracking

  • Last updated: 29-10-2014
  • Tracking bug: #1067528
  • Status: 100% code completed

Java 8

Make Java 8 (provided by OpenJDK 8 which is java-1.8.0-openjdk) the default Java runtime. The current default Java runtime (Java 7, provided by OpenJDK 7, java-1.7.0-openjdk) will be obsoleted and removed.

Owners

  • Owner: Omair Majid
  • Release notes owner: me@petetravis.com

Tracking

  • Last updated: 2014-06-26
  • Tracking bug: #1084097
  • Status: 100% code completed

Lohit Odia and Gurmukhi font naming

This is a change to make Lohit Oriya fonts name as per the guidelines by Odisha governement and improve Lohit Punjabi font name to avoid confusion between Arabic and Gurmukhi script fonts. It will change Lohit Oriya fonts to Lohit Odia and Lohit Punjabi to Lohit Gurmukhi.

Owners

  • Owner: Pravin Satpute
  • Release notes owner: pbokoc@redhat.com

Tracking

  • Last updated: 2014-03-06
  • Tracking bug: #1076438
  • Status: 100% code completed

Modular Kernel Packaging for Cloud

Kernel modules that are not necessary in virtualized environments become optionally (un)installable.

Owners

  • Owner: Cloud SIG / Sandro Mathys, Kernel Team / Josh Boyer
  • Release notes owner: me@petetravis.com

Tracking

  • Last updated: 2014-03-13
  • Tracking bug: #1081581
  • Status: 100% code completed

Optional Javadocs

Make javadoc subpackages of Java packages optional in guidelines and communicate this change to users.

Owners

  • Owner: Stanislav Ochotnicky
  • Release notes owner: e@mayorgalinux.com

Tracking

  • Last updated: 17th March 2014
  • Tracking bug: #1081583
  • Status: 100% code completed

Access control in PCSC

Add access control to PC/SC smart cards available in the system. Adding access control would (a) prevent unauthorized processes/users from reading data on a smart card, (b) prevent unauthorized processes/users from erasing a smart card, (c) prevent unauthorized processes/users from talking to the smart card firmware

Owners

  • Owner: Nikos Mavrogiannopoulos
  • Release notes owner: me@petetravis.com

Tracking

  • Last updated: 2014-01-16
  • Tracking bug: #1076440
  • Status: 100% code completed

PHP 5.6

Update the PHP stack to new version 5.6.

Owners

  • Owner: Remi Collet
  • Release notes owner: simon.richard.clark@gmail.com

Tracking

  • Last updated: 2014-06-19
  • Tracking bug: #1089323
  • Status: Finished

Python 3.4

Update the Python 3 stack in Fedora from Python 3.3 to Python 3.4.

Owners

  • Owner: Slavek Kabrda
  • Release notes owner: bancinco@redhat.com

Tracking

  • Last updated: October 25, 2013
  • Tracking bug: #1076442
  • Status: 100% code completed

RPM-4.12

Update RPM to the upcoming 4.12 release.

Owners

  • Owner: Florian Festi, Panu Matilainen
  • Release notes owner: pbokoc@redhat.com

Tracking

  • Last updated: 2014/06/30
  • Tracking bug: #1086274
  • Status: 100% code completed

Remove python-setuptools-devel

The python-setuptools package has carried a virtual Provide for python-setuptools-devel since 2009 for backwards compatibility. We're going to remove this virtual Provide. Packages which still BuildRequire python-setuptools-devel will need to be updated to Require: python-setuptools instead.

Owners

  • Owner: Toshio Kuratomi
  • Release notes owner:

Tracking

  • Last updated: 5 December 2013
  • Tracking bug: #1076443
  • Status: 100% code completed

Ruby 2.1

Ruby 2.1 is the latest stable version of Ruby, with major increases in speed, memory efficiency and reliability. With this major update from Ruby 2.0.0 in Fedora 20 to Ruby 2.1 in Fedora 21, alongside JRuby, Fedora becomes the superior Ruby development platform.

Owners

  • Owner: Vít Ondruch
  • Release notes owner: pbokoc@redhat.com

Tracking

  • Last updated: 2014-03-14
  • Tracking bug: #1076444
  • Status: 100% code completed

Ruby on Rails 4.1

Ruby on Rails 4.1 is the latest version of well know web framework written in Ruby.

Owners

  • Owner: Vít Ondruch, Josef Stříbný
  • Release notes owner: simon.richard.clark@gmail.com

Tracking

  • Last updated: 2014-05-02
  • Tracking bug: #1081587
  • Status: 100% code completed

Smaller Cloud Image Footprint

Shrink the footprint of our cloud images as far as reasonably, and within the given timeframe, possible.

Owners

  • Owner: Cloud SIG / Joe Brockmeier
  • Release notes owner: me@petetravis.com

Tracking

  • Last updated: 2014-07-10
  • Tracking bug: #1091306
  • Status: 100% code completed

Use license macro in RPMs for packages in Cloud Image

Use new %license macro to separate license files from documentation, so the latter can be excluded from container images without stripping license information which must be included.

Owners

  • Owner: Matthew Miller, Tom Callaway
  • Release notes owner:

Tracking

  • Last updated: 2014-04-13
  • Tracking bug: #1152022
  • Status: 100% code completed

Wayland

Support GNOME Wayland sessions

Owners

  • Owner: Matthias Clasen and the desktop team
  • Release notes owner: pbokoc@redhat.com

Tracking

  • Last updated: 2014-05-05
  • Tracking bug: #1104669
  • Status: 100% code completed

Web Assets

Traditionally, Fedora has been pushing bits from its various servers to people's browsers in an ad-hoc fashion, and issues surrounding JavaScript have been swept under the rug. This change proposal provides a simple framework for shipping static web content and a way forward to treat JavaScript more closely to other code in the distribution.

Owners

  • Owner: T.C. Hollingsworth
  • Release notes owner: me@petetravis.com

Tracking

  • Last updated: 2014-01-18
  • Tracking bug: #998583
  • Status: Finished

TCL/TK 8.6

Update tcl/tk from 8.5 to 8.6 in Fedora 21.

Owners

  • Owner: Jaroslav Škarvada
  • Release notes owner: yruseva@redhat.com

Tracking

  • Last updated: April 08, 2014
  • Tracking bug: #1091307
  • Status: 100% code completed

u-boot syslinux by default

Add syslinux support to u-boot enabling both pxelinux and extlinux support. simplifying booting arm machines, making anaconda installs easy and overall providing for a better user experience. Default u-boot to using syslinux config files for booting. pxelinux for network and extlinux for local booting. u-boot is the bootloader used on ARM systems in Fedora so the scope of this change is limited to ARM hardware only.

Owners

  • Owner: Dennis Gilmore
  • Release notes owner: me@petetravis.com

Tracking

  • Last updated: 2014-03-03
  • Tracking bug: #1078911
  • Status: 100% code completed

Fedora 21 Accepted Self Contained Changes Proposals

These changes have been accepted by the Fedora Engineering Steering Committee for the Fedora 21 Release as Self Contained Changes.

Category:ChangeAcceptedF21 and Category:SelfContainedChange

Add amd map parser to autofs

The am-utils package provides automount services for automount maps that use an amd format. However, the am-utils project has not been actively maintained for quite a while now.

  • Owner: Ian Kent
  • Last updated: 6 Mar 2014
  • Completed: yes

Allwinner sunxi (A10 / A13 / A20) ARM SoC support

Allwinner A10 / A13 / A20 SoCs are used in a number of popular low cost arm development boards and arm mini computers. Currently Fedora ARM is supported on these devices through a Remix. Allwinner kernel support is progressing rapidly upstream, and with this upstream kernel support it should be possible to support Allwinner SoCs in the official Fedora ARM images, without the need for a remix.

  • Owner: Peter Robinson
  • Last updated: December 25th 2013
  • Completed: yes

Amplab Tachyon

Amplab-Tachyon is a fault tolerant distributed file system enabling reliable file sharing at memory-speed across cluster frameworks.

  • Owner: Timothy St. Clair
  • Last updated: 25 March 2014
  • Completed: yes

Apache Accumulo

The Apache Accumulo is a scalable sorted, distributed, key/value store.

  • Owner: Christopher Tubbs
  • Last updated: 2 April 2014
  • Completed: yes

Apache Ambari

Apache Ambari is a cluster management framework and UI for Apache Hadoop.

  • Owner: Peter MacKinnon
  • Last updated: 7 April 2014
  • Completed: yes

Apache HBase

Apache HBase is a distributed database built on top of Apache Hadoop.

  • Owner: Robert Rati
  • Last updated: 26 March 2014
  • Completed: yes

Apache Hive

Apache Hive is a data warehouse built on top of Apache Hadoop.

  • Owner: Peter MacKinnon
  • Last updated: 26 March 2014
  • Completed: yes

Apache Mesos

Apache Mesos is a cluster manager for sharing distributed application frameworks. This change brings Mesos to Fedora, which many have called a micro-kernel for the data center.

  • Owner: Timothy St. Clair
  • Last updated: 25 March 2014
  • Completed: yes

Apache Oozie

Apache Oozie is a workflow scheduler system to manage Apache Hadoop jobs.

  • Owner: Robert Rati
  • Last updated: 26 March 2014
  • Completed: yes

Apache Pig

Apache Pig is a data analysis tool built on top of Apache Hadoop.

  • Owner: Peter MacKinnon
  • Last updated: 26 March 2014
  • Completed: yes

Apache Spark

Apache Spark is a fast and general engine for large-scale data processing. This change brings Spark to Fedora, allowing easy deployment and development of Spark applications on Fedora.

  • Owner: William Benton
  • Last updated: 20 March 2014
  • Completed: yes

Atomic Cloud Image

New Fedora product: Fedora Atomic (Cloud Image) - Docker host ready to go in the cloud. This is the "host" component of the Project Atomic pattern.

  • Owner: Cloud SIG / Joe Brockmeier Colin Walters
  • Last updated: 2014-07-10
  • Completed: no

Better Erlang Support

Update Erlang/OTP to R17, and improve Erlang integration with the rest of Fedora.

  • Owner: Peter Lemenkov, Sam Kottler, Fedora Erlang SIG
  • Last updated: 2014-03-23
  • Completed: yes

Convert Fedora Cloud Image to Fedora Server ("Adopt Your Cattle")

We provide a smooth path so a Cloud Base Image can be turned into Fedora Server. Fedora Cloud images are designed to be run and managed as scale-out undifferentiated "cattle", while Fedora Server is intended for more "pet-like" individually-managed servers.

  • Owner: Matthew Miller, Stephen Gallagher, Kushal Das
  • Last updated: 2014-04-14
  • Completed: yes

CUPS Journal Logging

By default, CUPS will send log output to the system journal rather than /var/log/cups/error_log.

  • Owner: Tim Waugh
  • Last updated: 2014-03-11
  • Completed: yes

Docker Container Image

This is Fedora running inside Docker. Currently, there are non-official images in the docker index, but we'd like them to really come out of release engineering.

  • Owner: Lokesh Mandvekar / Dennis Gilmore
  • Last updated: 2014-04-07
  • Completed: no

DNSSEC support for FreeIPA

FreeIPA with integrated DNS server will support serving of DNSSEC secured zones and automatic DNSSEC key maintenance.

  • Owner: Petr Špaček
  • Last updated: 2014-03-20
  • Completed: yes

Improved Ivy Packaging

This change aims at improving the way of packaging Java software, which uses Apache Ivy to manage build dependencies.

  • Owner: Mikolaj Izdebski
  • Last updated: 2014-03-31
  • Completed: yes

Improved Scala Ecosystem Support

Fedora now supports several essential parts of the Scala language ecosystem as well as building packages with sbt, the de facto build tool for the Scala community.

  • Owner: William Benton
  • Last updated: 18 March 2014
  • Completed: yes

Jenkins

Jenkins is an open source continuous integration tool written in Java.

  • Owner: Michal Srb
  • Last updated: 2014-04-07
  • Completed: yes

KDE Frameworks 5

KDE Frameworks 5 is a set of libraries and technologies developed in the KDE project over the past 18 years. Most of the frameworks come from the kdelibs module, which has been split, cleaned up, dependencies were strightened and packed into individual libraries. This allows developers and projects outside the KDE ecosystem to make use of these technologies and benefit from work of the KDE Community.

  • Owner: Daniel Vrátil
  • Last updated: 2014-03-26
  • Completed: yes

MATE Desktop 1.8

Update MATE Desktop to version 1.8

  • Owner: Wolfgang Ulbrich
  • Last updated: 2014-03-24
  • Completed: yes

MariaDB 10.0

Update MariaDB to version 10.0

  • Owner: Jakub Dorňák
  • Last updated: 2014-04-08
  • Completed: yes

Move to ImageFactory For Cloud Image Creation

Create images using Anaconda in Koji rather than appliance-creator. Allows non-scratch builds with fedmsg integration for upload service, and also could produce official Docker images.

  • Owner: Ian McLeod, Dennis Gilmore
  • Last updated: 2014-04-07
  • Completed: no

NFS Ganesha File Server

NFS Ganesha is a user mode file server that supports NFSv3, NFSv4, and NFSv4.1 including pNFS for distributed filesystems. It uses loadable filesystem driver modules to support its backend filesystems. It also integrates 9P.2000L file service

  • Owner: Jim Lieb
  • Last updated: 2014-03-04
  • Completed: yes

OpenCL

This change will bring basic OpenCL support to Fedora to support the development of OpenCL enabled software and the development of OpenCL implementations itself. The change includes enabling Mesa's OpenCL state-tracker (in 10.0 with ICD support), packaging pocl - an CPU only OpenCL implementation - and the introduction of several other OpenCL related packages.

  • Owner: Fabian Deutsch
  • Last updated: 2014-25-01
  • Completed: yes

Remote Journal Logging

Systemd journal can be configured to forward events to a remote server. Entries are forwarded including full metadata, and are stored in normal journal files, identically to locally generated logs. This can be used as an alternative or in addition to existing log forwarding solutions.

  • Owner: Zbigniew Jędrzejewski-Szmek
  • Last updated: 2014/03/31
  • Completed: no

Review Board 2.0

Review Board is a powerful tool for managing patch reviews.

  • Owner: Stephen Gallagher
  • Last updated: 2014-05-21 (Packages are now all in Fedora)
  • Completed: yes

SDDM as the default KDE display manager instead of KDM

Retire KDM as the default display manager of the KDE Fedora Spin in favor of SDDM.

  • Owner: mbriza@redhat.com
  • Last updated: 2013-12-08
  • Completed: yes

SSSD GPO-Based Access Control

This change will enhance SSSD, by adding support for centrally managed host-based access control in an Active Directory (AD) environment, using Group Policy Objects (GPOs).

  • Owner: Stephen Gallagher
  • Last updated: 2014-10-14
  • Completed: yes

64bit ARM emulation on x86

Allow running 64bit ARM (AArch64) VMs on x86 hosts using standard the standard qemu and libvirt stack, as well as end user tools like virt-manager and virt-install.

  • Owner: Cole Robinson
  • Last updated: 2014-03-26
  • Completed: no

Web Application Authentication

On operating system level, there are numerous authentication and identity lookup mechanisms, some of them using sssd. With new Apache modules and new sssd, some of those mechanisms become more easily consumable by web applications. Various web application environments and frameworks can then consume results of the authentication and information retrieval using environment variables similar to REMOTE_USER.

  • Owner: Jakub Hrozek
  • Last updated: 2014-04-08
  • Completed: yes

libzhuyin

An new intelligent input method for Traditional Chinese (Taiwan) provided by libzhuyin using n-gram to give better conversion than ibus-chewing with libchewing.

  • Owner: Peng Wu
  • Last updated: 2014-04-01
  • Completed: yes

The Shogun Machine Learning Toolbox

SHOGUN is a large Scale Machine Learning Toolbox, being implemented in C++ and offering interfaces to C#, Java, Lua, Octave, Perl, Python, R and Ruby.

  • Owner: Björn Esser
  • Last updated: 2013-12-15
  • Completed: no