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Enhancements

Enhancements are:

  1. Less documented improvements to a Fedora release which do follow the feature process and do not fit the feature definition below.
  2. Added to the release summary by anyone under heading of Other Enhancements. The release summary for each release lives in the following namespace: http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/<release number>/ReleaseSummary

Features

Definition of a Feature

A feature is defined as a significant change or enhancement to the version of Fedora currently under development that may or may not include new packages.

Features are usually considered to meet one or more of the following objectives:

  1. highly user visible changes
  2. improvements or changes that require non-trivial cross-package integration
  3. exciting new capabilities we can trumpet fedora having--some of this is good public relations. Some examples might include:
    • work Fedora contributors are doing upstream as part of their work for Fedora
    • new features from upstream that we are making available in the Fedora for the first time
    • improvements that are Fedora specific. Example from past releases include the Core and Extras Merge and smolt
  4. significant enough that if not completed properly or without a proper backup plan could delay the release
  5. noteworthy enough to call out in the release notes