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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.
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.
Below are all the beats on one page. Use the links from the Table of Contents above to go directly to beat pages.
Welcome to Fedora 11
What is New for Installation and Live Images
The dnf plugin to migrate metadata from yum to dnf is no longer installed by default. Users upgrading from releases older than Fedora 22 should install the `dnf-plugins-extras-migrate` package, and after the upgrade, run the command `dnf migrate` to preserve their package transaction history.
- REDIRECT Documentation Boot Beat
Upfront About Multimedia
What is the Latest on the Desktop
The Cinnamon desktop version 2.6 is now available as a Spin for Fedora 23. Cinnamon is a modern desktop environment based on the GNOME Shell, with advanced features and a traditional and flexible user experience.
Updates and improvements in this release include:
- Improved multi-monitor support
- HTML5 and XScreenSaver support for animated screensavers
- Panel management improvements
- New inhibit applet to hide notifications and temporarily suspend power saving events
- Redesigned system settings panel for improved usability
- Accessibility improvements, including better support for ATK/Orca, magnifiers, and and a new On-Screen Keyboard applet
Originally started as part of the One Laptop per child initiative, Sugar is a desktop environment targeted for children ages 5 - 12 to provide learning and educational activities through rich media. Sugar is the core component of a worldwide effort to provide every child with the opportunity for a quality education.
This update to sugar 0.106 includes the following:
- improved performance
- updated activities
- New social help for access to discussion forums and collaborative learning
See the SugarLabs release notes for more information on this sugar release.
GNOME / Workstation
Fedora 23 will feature the latest available version of Gnome - 3.18. More information on Gnome 3.18 can be found here: https://wiki.gnome.org/ThreePointSeventeen/ReleaseNotes
- The command line network configuration utility `nmcli` has gained tab autocompletion and hints for more properties.
- Device management can be controlled with udev rules.
- Interfaces such as veth and those from various virtualization tools like VMWare, VirtualBox, and Parallels are ignored by default.
- Numerous bugfixes and behavior enhancements
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.
What is New for Gamers, Scientists, and Hobbyists
Version 3.2.1 (Same as Fedora 22) (Source Fedora 23 Alpha)
Version 3.17.1 Upstream Documentation of changes can be found: https://wiki.gnome.org/RecentChanges
- New Graphic for Moon
Upstream notes: https://apps.fedoraproject.org/packages/gnome-weather/overview
Totem Movie Player
Power Users Get What Features and Fixes
- `dd` has a new option, "status=progress" to periodically display transfer statistics.
sudo dd of=/dev/null if=/dev/zero status=progress 28185678848 bytes (28 GB) copied, 16.000002 s, 1.8 GB/s^C 56045121+0 records in 56045120+0 records out 28695101440 bytes (29 GB) copied, 16.2878 s, 1.8 GB/s
- `numfmt` now works with fields in a way similar to `cut`, and allows output to be filtered with a "--format" option.
- `split` has gained a "--separator" option to define a record separator other than the default newline character.
- `sync` can now be passed arguments to specify syncing a specific file or path, or the `--file-system` to flush the entire filesystem associated with a given file.
- `tee` accepts a new "--output-error" option to control error handling behavior.
Refer to each utility's manpage for full usage details.
How are Things for Developers
- RPM macros are now available in usr/lib/rpm/macros.d/macros.go-srpm for developers packaging Go projects.
- `rpmbuild` now supports MIPS builds.
perl 5.22 will be the default / provided version of Perl in Fedora 23. For more information on the change please visit: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Changes/perl5.22 and https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1220680
python 3 default
Python 3 will be the default python version, replacing python 2.7. Change information can be found: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Changes/Python_3_as_Default and here: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1076441
KDE 3 Development Platform / Libraries
What Do System Administrators Care About
Disable SSL 3.0 and RC4
The SSL 3.0 protocol and the RC4 cipher are considered insecure and vulnerable to attacks. As such, these two are disabled by default for all Fedora components that use the system-wide crypto policies. This includes gnutls and openssl libraries, and all the applications based on them.
Applications or environments that require SSL 3.0 or RC4 can use update-crypto-policies to globally switch to the LEGACY policy to enable SSL 3.0 and RC4.
Note (Use note tag) - All applications that use TLS from NSS are not affected by this change.
The OpenSSH project continues to improve the security of network communication with the release of OpenSSH version 7.1. Details of the release are available at http://www.openssh.com/txt/release-7.1
Packages compiled for Fedora 23 will be compiled with a position-independent code flag enabled by default. This was an optional setting that as a default will protect users from certain potential security vulnerabilities.
Standardized Passphrase Policy
A common password policy is being utilized to provide a set of consistent rules for password policies. These rules can be modified locally to fit user needs.
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.
- Fedora 11 includes bash 4.0
Are There Hideous Bugs and Terrible Tigers
Legal Stuff and Administrivia
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:
- email@example.com, for users of Fedora releases
- firstname.lastname@example.org, for testers of Fedora test releases
- email@example.com, for developers, developers, developers
- firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
As we use the term, a colophon:
- recognizes contributors and provides accountability, and
- explains tools and production methods.
- Alain Portal (translator - French)
- Amanpreet Singh Alam (translator - Punjabi)
- Andrew Martynov (translator - Russian)
- Andrew Overholt (beat contributor)
- Anthony Green (beat writer)
- Brandon Holbrook (beat contributor)
- Bob Jensen (beat writer)
- Chris Lennert (beat writer)
- Dale Bewley (beat writer)
- Dave Malcolm (beat writer)
- David Eisenstein (beat writer)
- David Woodhouse (beat writer)
- Deepak Bhole (beat contributor)
- Diego Búrigo Zacarão (translator)
- Dimitris Glezos (beat writer, translator - Greek)
- Domingo Becker (translator - Spanish)
- Fabian Affolter (translator - German)
- Francesco Tombolini (translator - Italian)
- Gavin Henry (beat writer)
- Geert Warrink (translator - Dutch)
- Guido Grazioli (translator - Italian)
- Hugo Cisneiros (translator - Brazilian Portuguese)
- Igor Miletic (translator - Serbian)
- Jason Taylor (beat writer, editor-in-training)
- Jeff Johnston (beat contributor)
- Jesse Keating (beat contributor)
- Jens Petersen (beat writer)
- Joe Orton (beat writer)
- José Nuno Coelho Pires (translator - Portuguese)
- Josh Bressers (beat writer)
- Karsten Wade (beat writer, editor, co-publisher)
- Kevin Kofler (beat writer)
- Kyu Lee (beat contributor)
- Lenka Čelková (translator - Slovak)
- Licio Fonseca (translator - Brazilian Portuguese)
- Lubomir Rintel (beat contributor, translator - Slovak)
- Luya Tshimbalanga (beat writer)
- Magnus Larsson (translator - Swedish)
- Marek Mahut (translator - Slovak)
- Mathieu Schopfer (translator - French)
- Matthieu Rondeau (translator - French)
- Maxim Dziumanenko (translator - Ukrainian)
- Martin Ball (beat writer)
- Nikos Charonitakis (translator - Greek)
- Orion Poplawski (beat contributor)
- Panagiota Bilianou (translator - Greek)
- Patrick Barnes (beat writer, editor)
- Paul W. Frields (tools, editor)
- Pavol Šimo (translator - Slovak)
- Pawel Sadowski (translator - Polish)
- Patrick Ernzer (beat contributor)
- Piotr Drąg (translator - Polish)
- Rahul Sundaram (beat writer, editor)
- Sam Folk-Williams (beat writer)
- Sekine Tatsuo (translator - Japanese)
- Simos Xenitellis (translator - Greek)
- Steve Dickson (beat writer)
- Teta Bilianou (translator - Greek)
- Thomas Canniot (translator - French)
- Thomas Graf (beat writer)
- Tommy Reynolds (tools)
- Valnir Ferreira Jr. (translator - Brazilian Portuguese)
- Ville-Pekka Vainio (translator - Finnish)
- Will Woods (beat contributor)
- Yoshinari Takaoka (translator, tools)
- Yuan Yijun (translator - Simplified Chinese)
- Zhang Yang (translator - simplified Chinese)
...and many more translators. Refer to the Web-updated version of these release notes as we add translators after release:
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 Doc
Book 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.