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Beat Assignments

This page lists all of the writing beats for the release notes, and who is assigned to them.

Beat writers should be subscribed to the content flow mailing list.

Status key:

  • + == Ready for conversion to XML
  • 0 == Not ready for conversion to XML
  • - == Not including in conversion to XML


Beat Name Writer Developer PoC Use only if there is a writer who is not a subject expert F10 PR status
Welcome Docs N/A +
OverView RahulSundaram N/A +
Feedback Docs N/A +
Installer LuyaTshimbalanga JeremyKatz, PaulNasrat +
Boot JasonMatthewTaylor Open +
ArchSpecific JasonMatthewTaylor Open +
PPC Specific Content Open Open +
x86 Specific Content JasonMatthewTaylor Open +
x86_64 Specific Content JasonMatthewTaylor Open +
Live Open Open +
Package Notes Open Open +
Kernel Open Open +
Desktop RahulSundaram KevinKofler (KDE), ChristopherAillon +
Printing Open Open +
Server Configuration Tools Open Open +
File Systems DavidNalley Open +
File Servers Open Open +
Web Servers Open Open +
Docs/Beats/MailServers Open Open +
Docs/Beats/Devel Open Open +
Docs/Beats/Devel/Runtime Open Open +
Developer Tools JohnMcDonough Open +
GCC JohnMcDonough UlrichDrepper +
Docs/Beats/Devel/Tools/Eclipse Open Open +
Docs/Beats/Devel/Tools/NetBeans Open Open +
Security Open Open +
Java MarkWielaard Open +
Samba Open Open +
System Daemons (cron, etc.) Open Open +
Multimedia Open Open +
Entertainment Open Open +
Networking Open ChristopherAillon +
Virtualization DaleBewley Open +
Xorg (X Window System) Open AdamJackson +
Database Servers Open Open +
I18n JensPetersen Open +
Backwards Compatibility Open Open +
KDE 3 Development Platform / Libraries KevinKofler Not needed +
Package Changes RahulSundaram N/A +
Docs/Beats/ProjectOverview Docs N/A +
Docs/Beats/Colophon Docs N/A +
Docs/Beats/Legal Docs N/A +
FAQ Docs N/A +

Fedora Release Notes Beats

Content in the beats may be derived from bugzilla reports and mailing list discussions.

Each beat has one or more beat writers, as assigned on the release notes beats page. The beat writer(s) are in charge of the beat pages. These pages are open for all to contribute. If you know something that should be in the release notes, this is the place to put it.

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Read DocsProject/Writing_Using_The_Wiki before editing Release Notes pages. This ensures that you write content we can convert into DocBook for the published Release Notes.

Writers can learn about how this works on the Docs/Beats/HowTo page.

The page Docs/Beats uses a Wiki include that pulls in the content from the separate beat pages. The actual beat page is located at Docs/Beats/Beatname.

The current version we are writing for is Fedora Final.

Interested in contributing? Read DocsProject/Join.

Table of Contents with links

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Links go directly to separate Wiki page.

If you feel a beat is missing, put it in where you think it fits best, and the editors will work with you from there.

Beat Aggregator

Below are all the beats on one page. Use the links from the Table of Contents above to go directly to beat pages.

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  1. REDIRECT Documentation Boot Beat
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Package Notes

The following sections contain information regarding software packages that have undergone significant changes for Fedora 11. For easier access, they are generally organized using the same groups that are shown in the installation system.


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Perl 5.24

Perl has been updated to the latest stable version, 5.24, for Fedora 25. Changes include:


  • New features:
    • Unicode 8.0 is now supported.
    • An exception will be raised when closing an in-place output file fails.
    • (?[ ]) will successfully compile when use locale is in effect.
    • Integer shift (<< and >>) now more explicitly defined. Negative shifts are reverse shifts.
    • printf and sprintf now allow reordered precision arguments.
    • When passing the SA_SIGINFO flag to sigaction, the errno, status, uid, pid, addr and band fields are included in the hash passed to the handler, if supported by the platform.
    • Hashbang redirection was extended also to Perl 6.
  • Changes:
    • Postfix dereferencing is no longer experimental.
    • Remove duplicate environment variables from environ.
    • More regular expression patterns are now checked for validity at compilation time, and invalid ones will cause the program to not compile.
    • Using \N{} is a fatal error under experimental feature "'strict' mode" in re.
    • A my, our, or state declaration is no longer allowed inside of another my, our, or state declaration.
    • The /\C/ character class has been removed.
    • Using chdir(\'\') or chdir(undef) to change working directory to a home directory fails now. Use chdir() instead.
    • ASCII characters in variable names must now be all visible.
    • $Carp::MaxArgNums is supposed to be the number of arguments to display.
    • Only blanks and tabs are now allowed within [...] within (?[...]).
    • Matching fixed string regular expression is now faster in most cases.
  • Removed features:
    • The autoderef feature has been removed.
    • Lexical $_ has been removed.
    • PPPort.so no longer get installed, as they are not used by PPPort.pm.
    • Using code points above the platform's IV_MAX is now deprecated.
    • Bitwise operations on strings containing code points above 0xFF is deprecated. Instead, encode these strings to byte strings first.
    • sysread(), syswrite(), recv() and send() are deprecated on :utf8 handles.


Node.js 6.x

Fedora 25 offers Node.js 6.x, the latest LTS release of the platform built on Chrome's JavaScript runtime for easily building fast, scalable network applications.

This replaces the older Node.js 4.x libraries found in legacy Fedora releases. Users of Node.js applications should notice no problems from this change, although developers should review the upstream release notes and API changes:

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storaged replaces udisks2

The `udisks2` package provides dynamic storage management functionality to legacy Fedora systems. Most prominently, desktop environments like GNOME udisks to handle removable media, such as USB thumb drives, via a dbus interface.

Because udisks2 does not support more complex storage technologies such as LVM or iSCSI, it is being replaced in Fedora 25 by `storaged`, an enhanced fork of the udisks project. `storaged` is a drop-in replacement for `udisks2`, and the additional functionality allows administrators to use software like `Cockpit` in Fedora Server to manage these advanced storage resources.

Detailed information on the storaged project is available from the upstream site at https://storaged.org .

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Input Methods

  • In ibus-libpinyin, press "Ctrl-Shift-d" to remove the remembered user phrase; and in double pinyin mode, press "I" to use lua script extension.
  • XKB option ISO_Level3_Shift key is not available in control-center Keyboard panel, one needs to use 'gnome-tweak-tool' to enable 3rd level chooser key.

New Packages

Fonts

  • adobe-source-serif-pro-fonts : Source Serif Pro is a set of OpenType fonts to complement the Source Sans Pro family.
  • oflb-coval-fonts : Derivation of other free of charge fonts
  • astigmatic-grand-hotel-fonts - Script retro style fonts
  • typetype-molot-fonts - Display sans-serif fonts

Libraries

  • sharpfont : Cross-platform FreeType bindings for .NET
  • libXfont2 - X11 font support library
  • nodejs-os-locale : To get the system locale
  • nodejs-y18n : The bare-bones internationalization library used by yargs
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Package Changes

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This list is generated for the release and posted on the wiki only. It is made using the repodiff utility from the yum-utils package, ran as repodiff --old=<base URL of the old SRPMS repository> --new=<base URL of the new SRPMS repository>.

For a list of which packages were updated since the previous release, refer to http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Docs/Beats/PackageChanges/UpdatedPackages. You can also find a comparison of major packages between all Fedora versions at http://distrowatch.com/fedora.

Insert repodiff list here.

Bash 4.0

  • Fedora 11 includes bash 4.0

Fedora Project

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In addition to the website, the following mailing lists are available:

  • fedora-list@redhat.com, for users of Fedora releases
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Fedora Project participants frequent the #fedora channel on the Freenode network, while Fedora Project developers may often be found on the #fedora-devel channel. Some of the larger projects may have their own channels as well. This information may be found on the webpage for the project, and at Communicate.

In order to talk on the #fedora channel, you need to register your nickname, or nick. Instructions are given when you /join the channel.

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The Fedora Project and Red Hat have no control over the Fedora Project IRC channels or their content.

Colophon

As we use the term, a colophon:

  • recognizes contributors and provides accountability, and
  • explains tools and production methods.

Contributors

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Out of date content.
This content is out of date, it has not been updated since the Fedora 9 release notes.

...and many more translators. Refer to the Web-updated version of these release notes as we add translators after release:

http://docs.fedoraproject.org/release-notes/

Production Methods

Beat writers produce the release notes directly on the Fedora Project Wiki. They collaborate with other subject matter experts during the test release phase of Fedora to explain important changes and enhancements. The editorial team ensures consistency and quality of the finished beats, and ports the Wiki material to DocBook XML in a revision control repository. At this point, the team of translators produces other language versions of the release notes, and then they become available to the general public as part of Fedora. The publication team also makes them, and subsequent errata, available via the Web.


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