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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
  • *: Needs to be confirmed.
  • #: at the end of the beat name denotes that this beat needs to be cleared of old irrelevant content for f11 beats process
Beat Name Writer Developer PoC (use only if there is a writer who is not a subject expert) F11 PR status F11 GA status
Welcome Docs N/A 0 0
OverView RahulSundaram * N/A 0 0
Hardware Overview Open Open 0 0
Feedback Docs N/A 0 0
Installer LuyaTshimbalanga * JeremyKatz *, PaulNasrat * 0 0
Boot JasonMatthewTaylor * Open 0 0
Architecture Specific Content JasonMatthewTaylor * Open 0 0
PPC Specific Content Open Open 0 0
x86 Specific Content JasonMatthewTaylor * Open 0 0
x86_64 Specific Content JasonMatthewTaylor * Open 0 0
Live Kam * Open 0 0
Package Notes Open Open 0 0
Kernel Open Open 0 0
Desktop RahulSundaram * KevinKofler (KDE), ChristopherAillon * 0 0
Printing Open Open 0 0
Server Configuration Tools Open Open 0 0
File Systems DavidNalley Open 0 0
File Servers AndrewRoss Open 0 0
Samba Open Open 0 0
Database Servers Open Open 0 0
Web Servers AndrewRoss Open 0 0
Mail Servers AndrewRoss Open 0 0
Development Open Open 0 0
Runtime Open Open 0 0
Developer Tools JohnMcDonough Open 0 0
GCC JohnMcDonough UlrichDrepper * 0 0
Embedded Development JohnMcDonough Open 0 0
Java MarkWielaard * Open 0 0
Security Open Open 0 0
System Daemons (cron, etc.) Open Open 0 0
Multimedia User:Zoglesby Open 0 0
Entertainment Open Open 0 0
Amateur Radio JohnMcDonough Open 0 0
Networking RyanLerch ChristopherAillon * 0 0
Virtualization DaleBewley Open 0 0
Xorg (X Window System) RyanLerch AdamJackson * 0 0
I18n JensPetersen JensPetersen 0 0
Backwards Compatibility Open Open 0 0
KDE 3 Development Platform / Libraries KevinKofler KevinKofler 0 0
Package Changes RahulSundaram * N/A 0 0
Project Overview Docs N/A 0 0
Colophon # Docs N/A 0 0
Legal Docs N/A 0 0

Contents


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.


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

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What is New for Installation and Live Images

Upgrading

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.

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  1. REDIRECT Documentation Boot Beat

Upfront About Multimedia

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What is the Latest on the Desktop

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Cinnamon Spin

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


See the Cinnamon official website for more information on Cinnamon, and go to http://spins.fedoraproject.org to download the Spin.

Sugar

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

NetworkManager

  • 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
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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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What is New for Gamers, Scientists, and Hobbyists

Rhythmbox

Version 3.2.1 (Same as Fedora 22) (Source Fedora 23 Alpha)

Cheese

Version 3.17.1 Upstream Documentation of changes can be found: https://wiki.gnome.org/RecentChanges

Weather

Version 3.17.1

  • New Graphic for Moon

Upstream notes: https://apps.fedoraproject.org/packages/gnome-weather/overview

Totem Movie Player

Version 3.16.2-3

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Power Users Get What Features and Fixes

coreutils

  • `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.

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How are Things for Developers

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Mono 4

Prior version of Fedora shipped with the now unsupported Mono 2. Fedora 23 jumps to the version 4, allowing Fedora to package application that rely on newer versions of the runtime, such as monodevelop. More information is available in the mono release notes http://www.mono-project.com/docs/about-mono/releases/.

Boost 1.59.0

Fedora 23 Will include Boost 1.58.0 or later, pushing to 1.59 More can be found ttps://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Changes/F23Boost159

Python 3 default

Fedora 23 Will include python 3 by default instead of Python 2. More can be found https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Changes/Python_3_as_Default

perl 5.22

Perl 5.22 will be the default version of Perl in Fedora 23 More can be found https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Changes/perl5.22

Mono 4

Mono will be updated to version 4 in Fedora 23. Upstream documentation about Mono 4 can be found http://www.mono-project.com/docs/about-mono/releases/4.0.0/ and the Change in Fedora 23 can be found: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Changes/Mono_4

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GCC 5.1.1

Fedora 23 is built on GCC 5.1.1. For information on building your own code with this compiler release, refer to the upstream change info at https://gcc.gnu.org/gcc-5/changes.html

glibc 2.22

Fedora 23 provides version 2.22 of the GNU C libraries. Learn about the changes available in the latest version of glibc from the project's release announcement at https://www.sourceware.org/ml/libc-alpha/2015-08/msg00609.html

boost 1.59.0

Fedora 23 has boost 1.59.0 as the provided version of boost. More Information on the change can be found https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Changes/F23Boost159 and http://www.boost.org/doc/libs/1_59_0/

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Eclipse in Fedora has had a major update to the Mars (4.5) release. Some key new features in this release include:

  • Brand new Docker tooling for managing your Docker containers and images.
  • Support for the git flow branching model within the IDE.
  • A new Launch Bar for C/C++ projects that highly simplifies launching your projects either on the local machine or on a remote device.
  • Many dark theme improvements that enhances the look and feel of Eclipse when using the dark GTK theme variant.

Full details of the release are available in the upstream projects' release notes, which are available from the following locations:

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KDE 3 Development Platform / Libraries

TBD


What Do System Administrators Care About

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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.

OpenSSH 7.1

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

Package Hardening

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.

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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

Are There Hideous Bugs and Terrible Tigers

Legal Stuff and Administrivia

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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IRC Channels
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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