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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

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: ASSIGNED

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:

Tracking

  • Last updated: 2013-11-21
  • Tracking bug: #1078901
  • Status: ASSIGNED

GCC49

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

Owners

  • Owner: Jakub Jelínek
  • Release notes owner:

Tracking

  • Last updated: 2014-03-28
  • Tracking bug: #1086269
  • Status: ASSIGNED

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: 2014-04-09
  • Tracking bug: #1086273
  • Status: ASSIGNED

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:

Tracking

  • Last updated: 10-04-2014
  • 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:

Tracking

  • Last updated: 2014-03-19
  • Tracking bug: #1084097
  • Status: ASSIGNED

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:

Tracking

  • Last updated: 2014-03-06
  • Tracking bug: #1076438
  • Status: ASSIGNED

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:

Tracking

  • Last updated: 2014-03-13
  • Tracking bug: #1081581
  • 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:

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:

Tracking

  • Last updated: 2014-01-16
  • Tracking bug: #1076440
  • Status: ASSIGNED

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:

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:

Tracking

  • Last updated: 2014/04/01
  • Tracking bug: #1086274
  • Status: ASSIGNED

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: ASSIGNED

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:

Tracking

  • Last updated: 2014-03-14
  • Tracking bug: #1076444
  • Status: ASSIGNED

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:

Tracking

  • Last updated: 2014-04-09
  • Tracking bug: #1081587
  • Status: ASSIGNED

Xorg without root rights

The Xorg xserver is a large piece of software which currently runs as root, making it a potential vector for attacks against the system. With recent changes made to systemd-logind it is possible for the xserver to let systemd-logind do device management for it, at which point the xserver will no longer need root rights. Initially this will likely be implemented as the xserver dropping root rights early on.

Owners

  • Owner: Hans de Goede, graphics team
  • Release notes owner:

Tracking

  • Last updated: December 18th 2013
  • Tracking bug: #1078902
  • Status: ASSIGNED

cron to systemd time units

Fix dependency on crontab in packages containing cron jobs as well as migrate cron jobs that are applicable to native systemd timer units.

Owners

  • Owner: Jóhann B. Guðmundsson
  • Release notes owner:

Tracking

  • Last updated: 04/03/2014
  • Tracking bug: #1076445
  • Status: ASSIGNED

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:

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:

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

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

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

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

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

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