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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
  2. REDIRECT Documentation Architecture Specific Content Beat
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{This is work in progress. Please suggest changes.}

Introduction A live image is a safe and easy way to test the Fedora operating system on your own familiar hardware. If you enjoy this experience, you can install the live system software to your system's hard drive. The installation can either replace your existing operating system, or co-exist separately on your hard drive. This live image provides you with an experience that is very similar to running Fedora, but there are some important differences. Refer to link titlefor more information.

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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Apache HBase

Apache HBase is Bigtable like data store, built on top of Hadoop.


Apache Hive

Apache Hive is a Hadoop based NoSQL data warehouse.

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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.

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Bash 4.0

  • Fedora 11 includes bash 4.0

Fedora Project

The goal of the Fedora Project is to work with the Linux community to build a complete, general-purpose operating system exclusively from free and open source software. The Fedora Project is driven by the individuals that contribute to it. As a tester, developer, documenter, or translator, you can make a difference. Refer to http://join.fedoraproject.org for details. For information on the channels of communication for Fedora users and contributors, refer to http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Communicate.

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

  • fedora-list@redhat.com, for users of Fedora releases
  • fedora-test-list@redhat.com, for testers of Fedora test releases
  • fedora-devel-list@redhat.com, for developers, developers, developers
  • fedora-docs-list@redhat.com, for participants of the Documentation Project

To subscribe to any of these lists, send an email with the word "subscribe" in the subject to <listname>-request, where <listname> is one of the above list names. Alternately, you can subscribe to Fedora mailing lists through the Web interface at http://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/.

The Fedora Project also uses several IRC (Internet Relay Chat) channels. IRC is a real-time, text-based form of communication, similar to Instant Messaging. With it, you may have conversations with multiple people in an open channel, or chat with someone privately one-on-one. To talk with other Fedora Project participants via IRC, access the Freenode IRC network. Refer to the Freenode website at http://www.freenode.net/ for more information.

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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...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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