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The Fedora Project is incredibly delighted to announce the release of Fedora 19 ("Schrödinger's Cat"). Heck, we'd even say that getting this release to you has been a physical experience.
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The Fedora Project is delighted to announce the release of Fedora 19 ("Schrödinger's Cat"). Open the box and take a look for yourself!
  
Fedora is a leading-edge, free and open source operating system that continues to deliver innovative features to many users, with a new release about every six months...or so, if you dare to open the box.  
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Fedora is a leading-edge, free and open source operating system that continues to deliver innovative features to many users, with a new release about every six months.
  
The Schrödinger's Cat is with no doubt Fedora's best release yet. You'll go through the hoof when you hear about the Grade A Prime F19 features. You can always cownt on us to bring you the best features first.
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Download it now:
 
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Can't wait for a taste? You can get started downloading now:
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http://fedoraproject.org/get-fedora
 
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The Fedora Project takes great pride in being able to show off features for all types of use cases, including traditional desktop users, systems administration, development, the cloud, and many more. But a few new features are guaranteed to be seen by nearly anyone installing Fedora and are improvements that deserve to be called out on their own.
 
The Fedora Project takes great pride in being able to show off features for all types of use cases, including traditional desktop users, systems administration, development, the cloud, and many more. But a few new features are guaranteed to be seen by nearly anyone installing Fedora and are improvements that deserve to be called out on their own.
  
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A complete list with details of each new feature is available here:
  
Of course, it wouldn't be a release announcement without a spotted--er, dotted--list of all the other fantastic features you'll see in Fedora 19:
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[http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/19/FeatureList?wkanF19b http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/19/FeatureList]
  
=== For desktop users ===
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=== Make new things ===
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Would you like to play? Whether you're a developer, maker, or just starting to learn about open source development, we have what you need to bring your ideas to reality. Here's a peek at some of our new tools:
  
...
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* '''3D modelling and printing''' are enabled through a variety of tools, including OpenSCAD, Skeinforge, SFACT, Printrun, and RepetierHost. By bringing 3D printing tools into Fedora, you can get started with what's ready-to-go in the repositories without having to download binary blobs or run Python code from git.  
  
Regardless of your desktop choice, Fedora 19 offers...
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* '''OpenShift Origin''' makes it easy for you to build your own Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) infrastructure, allowing you to enable others to easily develop and deploy software.
  
...
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* '''node.js''' is a popular Javascript-based platform for those building scalable network applications or real-time apps across distributed devices. Also included is the npm package manager, providing access to [http://npmjs.org/ over 20,000 programs and libraries] available under free and open source licenses.
  
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* '''Ruby 2.0.0,''' just released in February, comes to Fedora while maintaining source-level backwards compatibility with your Ruby 1.9.3 software. Also included: a custom Ruby loader for easy switching of interpreters.
  
=== For developers ===
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* '''MariaDB''', a community-developed fork of MySQL, is the default implementation of MySQL in Fedora 19, offering users a truly open MySQL implementation.
  
...
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=== Get things done ===
  
=== For systems administrators ===
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* '''Federated VOIP''' means Fedora users can make calls using a user@domain address with the same convenience as email. 
  
...
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* '''CUPS''' has been updated to the latest upstream release, using PDF rather than PostScript as the baseline document format.  
  
=== For clouds and virtualization ===
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=== Learn ===
  
...
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* '''Developer's Assistant''' is great for those new to development or even new to Linux, this tool helps you to get started on a code project with templates, samples, and toolchains for the languages of your choice. Bonus: It lets you publish directly to GitHub.
  
And that's only the beginning. For a more complete list with details of all the new features in Fedora 19, steer over to:
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=== Deploy, Monitor, and Manage ===
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Make your machines work for you--not the other way around. Whether you have one or "one too many" machines, Fedora 19 helps you boot manage your systems and enables you to be proactive with tools for diagnosis, monitoring, and logging.
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* '''Syslinux optional boot tool integration''' brings you optional, simplified booting of Fedora. We have added support for using syslinux instead of GRUB via kickstart and plan to add a hidden option in Anaconda installer as well. syslinux is especially ideal for images used in cloud environments and virt appliances where the advanced features of GRUB are not needed.
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* Among other systemd enhancements in this release, the '''systemd Resource Control''' lets you modify your service settings without a reboot by dynamically querying and modifying resource control parameters at runtime.
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* '''Kerberos''' administrators will enjoy an easier experience, thanks to Fedora 19 removing the need for Kerberos clients to sync their clocks or to have reverse DNS records carefully setup for services. In addition, it provies Kerberos-enabled, LDAP replicated, two-factor authentication for FreeIPA.
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* '''OpenLMI''' is a common infrastructure for the management of Linux systems that makes remote management of machines much simpler.
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== Desktop Environments and Spins ==
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=== GNOME 3.8 ===
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GNOME 3.8 brings new applications such as clock and improvements to the desktop including privacy and sharing settings, ordered search, frequent applications overview, and additionally provides the ability to enable a "classic mode" for a user experience similar to GNOME 2 built out of a collection of GNOME Shell extensions.  Refer to https://help.gnome.org/misc/release-notes/3.8/ for more details.
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=== KDE Plasma Workspaces 4.10 ===
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A modern, stable desktop environment, KDE Plasma Workspaces 4.10 includes new features for printing and screenlocking, better indexing of files, and improved accessibility features.  Refer to http://www.kde.org/announcements/4.10/ for more details.
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=== MATE Desktop 1.6 ===
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The MATE 1.6 Desktop introduces a large number of improvements to this traditional, GNOME 2-like desktop interface. Refer to http://mate-desktop.org/2013/04/02/mate-1-6-released/ for more details.
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=== Spins ===
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[http://spins.fedoraproject.org Spins] are alternate versions of Fedora.  In addition to various desktop environments for Fedora, spins are also available as tailored environments for various types of users via hand-picked application sets or customizations.
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Interest-specific Spins include the [[Design_Suite | Design Suite Spin]], the [[Robotics_Spin|Robotics Spin]], and the [[Security_Spin | Security Spin]], among others. Other available desktop environments, in addition to the GNOME 3.8 desktop which is shipped in the default version of Fedora 19, as well as those highlighted above, include [[Xfce]], [[Sugar_on_a_Stick | Sugar on a Stick]], and [[LXDE]].
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To see all of the Official Fedora 19 Release Spins, see the [https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/19/Spins Fedora 19 Release Spins] link.
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Nightly composes of alternate Spins are available here: [http://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/alt/nightly-composes?wkanF19a http://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/alt/nightly-composes]
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=== Complete feature list
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And that's only the beginning of what you'll find inside. Get a more complete list with details of all the new features in Fedora 19:
  
 
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/19/FeatureList
 
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/19/FeatureList
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== Downloads, upgrades, documentation, and common bugs ==
 
== Downloads, upgrades, documentation, and common bugs ==
  
Get it now:
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Start by downloading Fedora 19:
  
 
http://get.fedoraproject.org/
 
http://get.fedoraproject.org/
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* Fedora now includes FedUp in order to enable an easy upgrade to Fedora 19.
 
* Fedora now includes FedUp in order to enable an easy upgrade to Fedora 19.
  
Read the full release notes for Fedora 19, guides for several languages, and learn about known bugs and how to report new ones, here:
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=== Documentation
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Read the full release notes for Fedora 19, guides for several languages, and learn about known bugs and how to report new ones:
  
 
http://docs.fedoraproject.org/
 
http://docs.fedoraproject.org/
  
* With all the changes to the installer, we particularly recommend reading the Installation Guide:
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* Because of the number of changes to the installer, we particularly suggest taking a peek at the Installation Guide:
  
 
http://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/Fedora/19/html/Installation_Guide/index.html
 
http://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/Fedora/19/html/Installation_Guide/index.html
  
* Everyone makes missteaks. Fedora 19 common bugs are documented at:
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* Fedora 19 common bugs are documented at:
  
 
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Common_F19_bugs
 
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Common_F19_bugs
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This page includes information on several known bugs in the installer, so we recommend reading it before installing Fedora 19.
 
This page includes information on several known bugs in the installer, so we recommend reading it before installing Fedora 19.
  
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== Contributing ==
 
== Contributing ==
  
There are many ways to contribute beyond bug reporting. You can help translate software and content, test and give feedback on software updates, write and edit documentation, design and do artwork, help with all sorts of promotional activities, and package free software for use by millions of Fedora users worldwide. To get started, visit http://join.fedoraproject.org today!
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We can't build Fedora inside a box. We need your help! Bug reports are especially helpful--if you encounter any issues, please report them!
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Fedora is a fantastic, friendly community, and we have many ways in which you can contribute, including documentation, marketing, design, QA, and development.  
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To learn how to help us, visit:
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http://join.fedoraproject.org/
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== Fedora 20 ==
 
== Fedora 20 ==
  
Even as we continue to provide updates with enhancements and bug fixes to improve the Fedora number experience, our next release, Fedora 20, is already being developed in parallel and has been open for active development for several months already. We have an early plan for release at the end of November 2013, and the final schedule for F20 is going to be based on the results of the planning process:
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Fedora 20 has been in active development for several months already. We plan to release it in November 2013, though the final schedule is part of the planning process and subject to change:
  
 
https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/20/Schedule
 
https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/20/Schedule
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== Feature Deprecation ==
 
== Feature Deprecation ==
  
Fedora has always been full of great features, but sometimes we need to cull the herd. Saying good-bye is always hard, but here are the ones we had to put out to pasture this time around.  
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Fedora has always been full of great features, but sometimes we have to say farewell.  
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Revision as of 13:53, 25 June 2013

The Fedora Project is delighted to announce the release of Fedora 19 ("Schrödinger's Cat"). Open the box and take a look for yourself!

Fedora is a leading-edge, free and open source operating system that continues to deliver innovative features to many users, with a new release about every six months.

Download it now:

http://fedoraproject.org/get-fedora

Detailed information about this release can be seen in the release notes:

http://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/Fedora/19/html/Release_Notes/

Contents

What's New in Fedora 19?

The Fedora Project takes great pride in being able to show off features for all types of use cases, including traditional desktop users, systems administration, development, the cloud, and many more. But a few new features are guaranteed to be seen by nearly anyone installing Fedora and are improvements that deserve to be called out on their own.

A complete list with details of each new feature is available here:

http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/19/FeatureList

Make new things

Would you like to play? Whether you're a developer, maker, or just starting to learn about open source development, we have what you need to bring your ideas to reality. Here's a peek at some of our new tools:

  • 3D modelling and printing are enabled through a variety of tools, including OpenSCAD, Skeinforge, SFACT, Printrun, and RepetierHost. By bringing 3D printing tools into Fedora, you can get started with what's ready-to-go in the repositories without having to download binary blobs or run Python code from git.
  • OpenShift Origin makes it easy for you to build your own Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) infrastructure, allowing you to enable others to easily develop and deploy software.
  • node.js is a popular Javascript-based platform for those building scalable network applications or real-time apps across distributed devices. Also included is the npm package manager, providing access to over 20,000 programs and libraries available under free and open source licenses.
  • Ruby 2.0.0, just released in February, comes to Fedora while maintaining source-level backwards compatibility with your Ruby 1.9.3 software. Also included: a custom Ruby loader for easy switching of interpreters.
  • MariaDB, a community-developed fork of MySQL, is the default implementation of MySQL in Fedora 19, offering users a truly open MySQL implementation.

Get things done

  • Federated VOIP means Fedora users can make calls using a user@domain address with the same convenience as email.
  • CUPS has been updated to the latest upstream release, using PDF rather than PostScript as the baseline document format.

Learn

  • Developer's Assistant is great for those new to development or even new to Linux, this tool helps you to get started on a code project with templates, samples, and toolchains for the languages of your choice. Bonus: It lets you publish directly to GitHub.

Deploy, Monitor, and Manage

Make your machines work for you--not the other way around. Whether you have one or "one too many" machines, Fedora 19 helps you boot manage your systems and enables you to be proactive with tools for diagnosis, monitoring, and logging.

  • Syslinux optional boot tool integration brings you optional, simplified booting of Fedora. We have added support for using syslinux instead of GRUB via kickstart and plan to add a hidden option in Anaconda installer as well. syslinux is especially ideal for images used in cloud environments and virt appliances where the advanced features of GRUB are not needed.
  • Among other systemd enhancements in this release, the systemd Resource Control lets you modify your service settings without a reboot by dynamically querying and modifying resource control parameters at runtime.
  • Kerberos administrators will enjoy an easier experience, thanks to Fedora 19 removing the need for Kerberos clients to sync their clocks or to have reverse DNS records carefully setup for services. In addition, it provies Kerberos-enabled, LDAP replicated, two-factor authentication for FreeIPA.
  • OpenLMI is a common infrastructure for the management of Linux systems that makes remote management of machines much simpler.

Desktop Environments and Spins

GNOME 3.8

GNOME 3.8 brings new applications such as clock and improvements to the desktop including privacy and sharing settings, ordered search, frequent applications overview, and additionally provides the ability to enable a "classic mode" for a user experience similar to GNOME 2 built out of a collection of GNOME Shell extensions. Refer to https://help.gnome.org/misc/release-notes/3.8/ for more details.

KDE Plasma Workspaces 4.10

A modern, stable desktop environment, KDE Plasma Workspaces 4.10 includes new features for printing and screenlocking, better indexing of files, and improved accessibility features. Refer to http://www.kde.org/announcements/4.10/ for more details.

MATE Desktop 1.6

The MATE 1.6 Desktop introduces a large number of improvements to this traditional, GNOME 2-like desktop interface. Refer to http://mate-desktop.org/2013/04/02/mate-1-6-released/ for more details.

Spins

Spins are alternate versions of Fedora. In addition to various desktop environments for Fedora, spins are also available as tailored environments for various types of users via hand-picked application sets or customizations.

Interest-specific Spins include the Design Suite Spin, the Robotics Spin, and the Security Spin, among others. Other available desktop environments, in addition to the GNOME 3.8 desktop which is shipped in the default version of Fedora 19, as well as those highlighted above, include Xfce, Sugar on a Stick, and LXDE.

To see all of the Official Fedora 19 Release Spins, see the Fedora 19 Release Spins link.

Nightly composes of alternate Spins are available here: http://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/alt/nightly-composes

=== Complete feature list

And that's only the beginning of what you'll find inside. Get a more complete list with details of all the new features in Fedora 19:

http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/19/FeatureList

Downloads, upgrades, documentation, and common bugs

Start by downloading Fedora 19:

http://get.fedoraproject.org/

  • If you are upgrading from a previous release of Fedora, refer to:

http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Upgrading

  • Fedora now includes FedUp in order to enable an easy upgrade to Fedora 19.

=== Documentation

Read the full release notes for Fedora 19, guides for several languages, and learn about known bugs and how to report new ones:

http://docs.fedoraproject.org/

  • Because of the number of changes to the installer, we particularly suggest taking a peek at the Installation Guide:

http://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/Fedora/19/html/Installation_Guide/index.html

  • Fedora 19 common bugs are documented at:

http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Common_F19_bugs

This page includes information on several known bugs in the installer, so we recommend reading it before installing Fedora 19.

Fedora Spins

Fedora spins are alternate versions of Fedora tailored for various types of users via hand-picked application set or customizations, from desktop options to spins for those interested in gaming, robotics, or design software. More information on our various spins is available at:

http://spins.fedoraproject.org

Contributing

We can't build Fedora inside a box. We need your help! Bug reports are especially helpful--if you encounter any issues, please report them!

Fedora is a fantastic, friendly community, and we have many ways in which you can contribute, including documentation, marketing, design, QA, and development.

To learn how to help us, visit: http://join.fedoraproject.org/


Fedora 20

Fedora 20 has been in active development for several months already. We plan to release it in November 2013, though the final schedule is part of the planning process and subject to change:

https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/20/Schedule

Feature Deprecation

Fedora has always been full of great features, but sometimes we have to say farewell.

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Contact information

If you are a journalist or reporter, you can find additional information here:

https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Press