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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

(A)Periodic Updates to Cloud Images

We want to be able to release updated cloud images not just at release time. Hope for a one-month regular cadence, plus emergency updates if needed.

Owners

  • Owner: Cloud WG collectively, Matthew Miller as point of contact.
  • Release notes owner: pbokoc@redhat.com

Tracking

  • Last updated: 2014-04-08
  • Tracking bug: #1091299
  • Status: ASSIGNED

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: ON_QA

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: MODIFIED

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: sparks@redhat.com

Tracking

  • Last updated: 2013-01-16
  • Tracking bug: #1076390
  • Status: ON_QA

Database Server Role

The Fedora Server Product will provide a standard deployment mechanism for a Linux Database Server (powered by the postgresql project).

Owners

  • Owner: Kevin Fenzi and Truong Anh Tuan
  • Release notes owner:

Tracking

  • Last updated: 2014-03-29
  • Tracking bug: #1089261
  • Status: NEW

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: ON_QA

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: MODIFIED

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: MODIFIED

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: ASSIGNED

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: ON_QA

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: MODIFIED

GHC 7.8

Update the GHC Haskell compiler to the major new 7.8 release, and update/rebuild all Haskell packages against it.

Owners

  • Owner: Jens Petersen, Ricky Elrod, Haskell_SIG
  • Release notes owner:

Tracking

  • Last updated: 2014-07-11
  • Tracking bug: #1086273
  • Status: ASSIGNED

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: ON_QA

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: 1-10-2014
  • Tracking bug: #1067528
  • Status: NEW

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: MODIFIED

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: MODIFIED

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: ON_QA

Mono 3.4

Update the Mono stack in Fedora from 2.10 to 3.4

Owners

  • Owner: Claudio Rodrigo Pereyra Diaz
  • Release notes owner:

Tracking

  • Last updated: April 16, 2014
  • Tracking bug: #1089278
  • Status: ASSIGNED

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: ASSIGNED

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: ON_QA

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: CLOSED

PrivateDevices=yes and PrivateNetwork=yes For Long-Running Services

Let's make Fedora more secure by default! Recent systemd versions provide two per-service switches PrivateDevices=yes/no and PrivateNetwork=yes/no which enable services to run without access to any physical devices in /dev, or without access to kind of network sockets. So far this has seen little use in Fedora, and with this Fedora Change we'd like to change this, and enable these for all long-running services that do not require device/network access.

Owners

  • Owner: Lennart Poettering, Dan Walsh, Kay Sievers
  • Release notes owner:

Tracking

  • Last updated: March 20th, 2014
  • Tracking bug: #1084102
  • Status: ASSIGNED

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: ASSIGNED

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: MODIFIED

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: MODIFIED

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: MODIFIED

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: MODIFIED

SCL

SCL - Software Collections - are popular packaging format above rpm. Let's enable them for Fedora. More details on upstream page. Workstation Working Group prepared similar change to this one Worsktation Enable Software Collections, it's merged now with SCL change on FESCo request.

Owners

  • Owner: MarcelaMašláňová
  • Release notes owner:

Tracking

  • Last updated: 26. 3. 2014
  • Tracking bug: #1091305
  • Status: ASSIGNED

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: ASSIGNED

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: me@petetravis.com

Tracking

  • Last updated: 2014-04-13
  • Tracking bug:
  • Status: unknown

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: ASSIGNED

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: NEW

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: MODIFIED

jQuery

jQuery is a fast, small, and feature-rich JavaScript library. It makes things like HTML document traversal and manipulation, event handling, animation, and Ajax much simpler with an easy-to-use API that works across a multitude of browsers. With a combination of versatility and extensibility, jQuery has changed the way that millions of people write JavaScript.

Owners

  • Owner: T.C. Hollingsworth, Jamie Nguyen
  • Release notes owner: simon.richard.clark@gmail.com

Tracking

  • Last updated: 2014-01-18
  • Tracking bug: #1078903
  • Status: ASSIGNED

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: ASSIGNED

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: no

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: no

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: no

Apache Accumulo

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

  • Owner: Christopher Tubbs
  • Last updated: 2 April 2014
  • Completed: no

Apache Ambari

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

  • Owner: Peter MacKinnon
  • Last updated: 7 April 2014
  • Completed: no

Apache HBase

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

  • Owner: Robert Rati
  • Last updated: 26 March 2014
  • Completed: no

Apache Hive

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

  • Owner: Peter MacKinnon
  • Last updated: 26 March 2014
  • Completed: no

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: no

Apache Oozie

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

  • Owner: Robert Rati
  • Last updated: 26 March 2014
  • Completed: no

Apache Pig

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

  • Owner: Peter MacKinnon
  • Last updated: 26 March 2014
  • Completed: no

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: no

Atomic Cloud Image

New Fedora product: Fedora Atomic (Cloud Image) - Docker host ready to go in the cloud.

  • 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: no

Big Data Cloud Image

Fedora Cloud agreed to make a base image plus several tailored to specific purposes. This is one of the tailored ones, produced in collaboration with the Big Data SIG.

  • Owner: Haïkel Guémar
  • Last updated: April 8, 2014
  • Completed: no

LVM Cache Logical Volumes

LVM can now use fast block devices (e.g. SSDs and PCIe Flash) to improve the performance of larger but slower block devices. These hierarchical or layered logical volumes are called "Cache Logical Volumes" in LVM.

  • Owner: Vratislav Podzimek
  • Last updated: 2014-04-28
  • Completed: no

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
  • Last updated: 2014-04-04
  • Completed: no

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: no

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: no

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: no

Jenkins

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

  • Owner: Michal Srb
  • Last updated: 2014-04-07
  • Completed: no

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: no

MATE Desktop 1.8

Update MATE Desktop to version 1.8

  • Owner: Wolfgang Ulbrich
  • Last updated: 2014-03-24
  • Completed: no

MariaDB 10.0

Update MariaDB to version 10.0

  • Owner: Jakub Dorňák
  • Last updated: 2014-04-08
  • Completed: no

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: no

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: no

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: no

Serf 0.4.5

Serf is a decentralized solution for service discovery and orchestration that is lightweight, highly available, and fault tolerant. This change is to package serf for Fedora users.

  • Owner: Jeff Schroeder
  • Last updated: 2014-02-27
  • Completed: no

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: Yassir Elley
  • Last updated: 2014-03-31
  • Completed: no

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: no

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: no

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