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===[[Changes/VA-API_1.0.0 | VA-API 1.0.0]]===
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This change is about upgrading {{package|libva}} and others to version 2.x. This change affects several multimedia players as there are both API and ABI changes.
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This will allow some VA-API backends to be updated, improving support for recent hardware.
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* Owner: [[User:kwizart| Nicolas Chauvet]]
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* Last updated: 2018-02-20
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* Completed: no - [https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1547062 #1547062]
  
 
===[[Changes/Removing_ldconfig_scriptlets | Removing ldconfig scriptlets]]===
 
===[[Changes/Removing_ldconfig_scriptlets | Removing ldconfig scriptlets]]===

Revision as of 12:57, 20 February 2018

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Fedora 28 Accepted System Wide Changes Proposals

These changes have been accepted by the Fedora Engineering Steering Committee for the Fedora 28 Release as System Wide Changes.

AArch64 Server Promotion

Promote Aarch64 server technologies to Primary Architecture status. This would include the Server installer, the DVD installer ISOs, the Cloud (qcow2 images) and Docker base images to the same status as other primary Server architectures. This would NOT currently include other components such as Workstation images/installs, any of the various spins, or Fedora Atomic components.

Owners

  • Owner: Paul Whalen
  • Release notes owner:

Tracking

  • Last updated: 2018-01-06
  • Tracking bug: #1537251
  • Status: Change accepted

Anaconda modularization

Anaconda installer will be split into several modules that will communicate over DBus using stable API.

Owners

  • Owner: Jiří Konečný
  • Release notes owner:

Tracking

  • Last updated: 2018-01-22
  • Tracking bug: #1537245
  • Status: Change accepted

Annotated Binaries

This change causes extra information to be stored in binary files compiled by gcc. This information can be used by scripts to check on various features of the file, such as the hardening options used or potential ABI conflicts.

Owners

  • Owner: Nick Clifton
  • Release notes owner:

Tracking

  • Last updated: 2018-01-09
  • Tracking bug: #1502660
  • Status: 100% code completed

Make authselect default tool instead of authconfig

Replace authconfig with authselect and make authselect a default tool to configure PAM and nsswitch.conf. A compatibility tool will help with transition period from authconfig to authselect.

Owners

  • Owner: Pavel Březina
  • Release notes owner:

Tracking

  • Last updated: 2018-01-22
  • Tracking bug: #1537246
  • Status: Change accepted

Binutils version 2.29.1

Rebase the binutils package from version 2.29 to version 2.29.1. This will bring in the bug-fixes from the 2.29.1 point release, but not add any new features.

Owners

  • Owner: Nick Clifton
  • Release notes owner:

Tracking

  • Last updated: 2018-01-22
  • Tracking bug: #1537263
  • Status: Change accepted

Deprecate TCP wrappers

TCP wrappers is a simple tool to block incoming connection on application level. This was very useful 20 years ago, when there were no firewalls in Linux. This is not the case for today and connection filtering should be done in network level or completely in application scope if it makes sense. After recent discussions I believe it is time to go for this package, if not completely, than at least as a dependency of modern daemons in system by default.

Owners

  • Owner: Jakub Jelen
  • Release notes owner:

Tracking

  • Last updated: 2018-01-04
  • Tracking bug: #1495181
  • Status: Change accepted

Add-On Modularity

Beginning in Fedora 28, Fedora will provide a new set of repositories for software and updates with alternative versions from those shipped in the default release.

Owners

  • Owner: Langdon White
  • Release notes owner:

Tracking

  • Last updated: 2018-01-22
  • Tracking bug: #1537253
  • Status: Change accepted

Fedora 28 Boost 1.66 upgrade

This change brings Boost 1.66.0 to Fedora 28. This will mean F28 ships with a recent upstream Boost release.

Owners

  • Owner: Jonathan Wakely
  • Release notes owner:

Tracking

  • Last updated: 2018-01-22
  • Tracking bug: #1537254
  • Status: Change accepted

GCC8

Switch GCC in Fedora 28 to 8.x.y, rebuild all packages with it, or optionally rebuild just some packages with it and rebuild all packages only in Fedora 29.

Owners

  • Owner: Jakub Jelínek
  • Release notes owner:

Tracking

  • Last updated: 2018-01-08
  • Tracking bug: #1537255
  • Status: Change accepted

GHC 8.2

Update the Haskell GHC compiler from major version 8.0.2 to 8.2.2.

Owners

  • Owner: Jens Petersen, Haskell_SIG
  • Release notes owner:

Tracking

  • Last updated: 2018-01-15
  • Tracking bug: #1534526
  • Status: Change accepted

The GNU C Library version 2.27

Switch glibc in Fedora 28 to glibc version 2.27.

Owners

  • Owner: Carlos O'Donell
  • Release notes owner:

Tracking

  • Last updated: 2018-01-08
  • Tracking bug: #1537256
  • Status: Change accepted

Glibc collation update and sync with cldr

Update collation data in glibc to an ISO file from 2015 (in sync with Unicode 8.0.0) and sync collation rules of the locales with CLDR.

Owners

  • Owner: Mike Fabian
  • Release notes owner:

Tracking

  • Last updated: 2018-01-22
  • Tracking bug: #1537247
  • Status: Change accepted

Hardening Flags Updates for Fedora 28

This system-wide change covers changes to the hardening flags in Fedora 28.

Owners

  • Owner: Florian Weimer
  • Release notes owner:

Tracking

  • Last updated: 2018-01-15
  • Tracking bug: #1534527
  • Status: Change accepted

IBus Unicode Typing

IBus core provides an Emoji dialog which users can type emoji annotations and output the emoji character using IBus (E.g. Typing "football" shows U+26BD). The proposal is the dialog also supports to type Unicode names (E.g. Typing "copyright sign" shows U+00A9).

Owners

  • Owner: Takao Fujiwara
  • Release notes owner:

Tracking

  • Last updated: 2018-01-22
  • Tracking bug: #1537257
  • Status: Change accepted

Switch libidn-using applications to IDNA2008

The proposed change is about deprecating libidn, which supports IDNA2003, and switch all applications using libidn, to libidn2 2.0.0, which supports IDNA2008.

Owners

  • Owner: Nikos Mavrogiannopoulos, Robert Scheck
  • Release notes owner:

Tracking

  • Last updated: 2017-09-06
  • Tracking bug: #1445151
  • Status: Change accepted

Improved Laptop Battery Life

Improve Fedora (Workstation) Battery Life by enabling various hardware power-saving features by default.

Owners

  • Owner: Hans de Goede
  • Release notes owner:

Tracking

  • Last updated: 2017-12-06
  • Tracking bug: #1520902
  • Status: Change accepted

NIS switching to new libnsl to support IPv6

This system-wide change covers the switch of NIS components to the new client side implementation in order to support IPv6, while detaching libnsl and nss_nis packages, previously bundled together with glibc.

Owners

  • Owner: Honza Horak
  • Release notes owner:

Tracking

  • Last updated: 2018-01-22
  • Tracking bug: #1537258
  • Status: Change accepted

NSS Default File Format SQL

Change the NSS library default to use the sqlite based data storage, when applications don't specify their preferred storage file format.

Owners

  • Owner: Kai Engert
  • Release notes owner:

Tracking

  • Last updated: 2017-11-29
  • Tracking bug: #1474771
  • Status: Testable

OpenLDAP defaults to use only Shared System Certificates

In order to go forward with adoption of SharedSystemCertificates after this change OpenLDAP clients and server will default to use only the system-wide certificates store.

Owners

  • Owner: Matus Honek
  • Release notes owner:

Tracking

  • Last updated: 2018-01-22
  • Tracking bug: #1537259
  • Status: Change accepted

OpenLDAP without Non-threaded Libraries

OpenLDAP will not ship non-threaded versions of its libraries. Instead, it will link these to their threaded counterparts.

Owners

  • Owner: Matus Honek
  • Release notes owner:

Tracking

  • Last updated: 2018-01-22
  • Tracking bug: #1537260
  • Status: Change accepted

Reduce Initial Setup Redundancy

Currently there is a high level of redundancy between the Anaconda installer and gnome-initial-setup. This change aims to eliminate these redundancies and streamline the initial user experience in Fedora Workstation.

Owners

  • Owner: Michael Catanzaro
  • Release notes owner:

Tracking

  • Last updated: 2018-01-22
  • Tracking bug: #1474787
  • Status: Change accepted

Rename "nobody" user

Use "nobody:nobody" as the names for the kernel overflow UID:GID pair, and retire the old "nfsnobody" name and the old "nobody:nobody" pair with 99:99 numbers.

Owners

  • Owner: Lennart Poettering
  • Release notes owner:

Tracking

  • Last updated: 2018-01-22
  • Tracking bug: #1537262
  • Status: Change accepted

Replace glibc's libcrypt with libxcrypt

There are plans to remove libcrypt from glibc, so we should have a replacement.

Owners

  • Owner: Björn Esser, Florian Weimer
  • Release notes owner:

Tracking

  • Last updated: 2018-01-22
  • Tracking bug: #1537261
  • Status: Change accepted

Ruby 2.5

Ruby 2.5 is the latest stable version of Ruby. Many new features and improvements are included for the increasingly diverse and expanding demands for Ruby. With this major update from Ruby 2.4 in Fedora 26 to Ruby 2.5 in Fedora 28, Fedora becomes the superior Ruby development platform.

Owners

  • Owner: Vít Ondruch
  • Release notes owner:

Tracking

  • Last updated: 2017-11-21
  • Tracking bug: #1515518
  • Status: 100% code completed

Strong crypto settings

This change is about updating the current system-wide crypto policy to disable legacy and unused cryptographic protocols.

Owners

  • Owner: Nikos Mavrogiannopoulos
  • Release notes owner:

Tracking

  • Last updated: 2018-01-15
  • Tracking bug: #1534532
  • Status: Change accepted

Removal of Sun RPC Interfaces From glibc

This system-wide change covers the removal of interfaces related to Sun RPC from glibc.

Owners

  • Owner: Florian Weimer
  • Release notes owner:

Tracking

  • Last updated: 2018-01-22
  • Tracking bug: #1537250
  • Status: Change accepted

Golang 1.10

Rebase of Golang package to upcoming version 1.10 in Fedora 28, including rebuild of all dependent packages(pre-release version of Go will be used for rebuild, if released version will not be available at the time).

Owners

  • Owner: Jakub Čajka
  • Release notes owner:

Tracking

  • Last updated: 2018-01-22
  • Tracking bug: #1537248
  • Status: Testable

Kerberos in Python modernization

Replace usage of python-krbV and pykerberos with python-gssapi in all Fedora packages to enable their removal from Fedora. rharwood will author all necessary code changes; no new code from maintainers is required.

Owners

  • Owner: Robbie Harwood
  • Release notes owner:

Tracking

  • Last updated: 2018-01-22
  • Tracking bug: #1537249
  • Status: Change accepted

Switch libcurl to use libssh instead of libssh2

libcurl currently uses libssh2 to implement the SSH layer of SCP and SFTP protocols. After implementing this change, libcurl will use the libssh library instead.

Owners

  • Owner: Kamil Dudka
  • Release notes owner:

Tracking

  • Last updated: 2018-01-05
  • Tracking bug: #1531483
  • Status: Change accepted

mpfr-4.0.0

Update the MPFR package to version 4.0.0.

Owners

  • Owner: James Paul Turner
  • Release notes owner:

Tracking

  • Last updated: 2018-01-22
  • Tracking bug: #1537252
  • Status: Change accepted

time-1.8

A new time tool version 1.8 has changed output format.

Owners

  • Owner: Petr Písař
  • Release notes owner:

Tracking

  • Last updated: 2018-01-12
  • Tracking bug: #1520903
  • Status: 100% code completed

Category:ChangeAcceptedF28 and Category:SystemWideChange

Fedora 28 Accepted Self Contained Changes Proposals

These changes have been accepted by the Fedora Engineering Steering Committee for the Fedora 28 Release as Self Contained Changes.


Category:ChangeAcceptedF28 and Category:SelfContainedChange

VA-API 1.0.0

This change is about upgrading Package-x-generic-16.pnglibva and others to version 2.x. This change affects several multimedia players as there are both API and ABI changes. This will allow some VA-API backends to be updated, improving support for recent hardware.

Removing ldconfig scriptlets

For many years, package maintainers were required to write scriptlets which call ldconfig in %post/%postun if they package shared libraries.

Chinese Default Fonts to Google Noto

Changes the default fonts for Chinese to Google Noto.

Enabling Python Generators

This change enables the ability to choose to use the Python module dependency generator for packages that provide Python Egg/Wheel metadata.

GifLib5

Update the giflib package to the latest giflib-5.x version (currently 5.1.4).

Avoid /usr/bin/python in RPM build

Deprecate, and later disable, running /usr/bin/python (as opposed to /usr/bin/python3 or /usr/bin/python2) during RPM build.

  • Owner: Miro Hrončok
  • Last updated: 2018-01-22
  • Completed: no - #1537244

Django 2.0

This change is about upgrading python-django to version 2.0. The latest Django release drops support for Python 2, but a few Django apps packaged in Fedora do not yet support Python 3. A compatibility package will be provided for those.

  • Owner: Petr Viktorin
  • Last updated: 2018-01-19
  • Completed: no - #1534542

Erlang 20

Update Erlang/OTP to version 20.

  • Owner: Peter Lemenkov, Fedora Erlang SIG, Randy Barlow, Jeremy Cline
  • Last updated: 2017-11-21
  • Completed: no - #1520901

Facter3

This is an update of the Facter package from 2.X to 3.X. It is a self contained changed which will impact puppet directly and potentially any other tools that make use of facter to gather information.

  • Owner: James Hogarth
  • Last updated: 2018-01-23
  • Completed: yes - #1502673

Fontconfig 2.13

Update fontconfig package to the latest version.

  • Owner: Akira TAGOH
  • Last updated: 2018-01-15
  • Completed: no - #1534557

Japanese Default Fonts to Google Noto

Changes the default fonts for Japanese to Google Noto.

  • Owner: Akira TAGOH
  • Last updated: 2018-01-15
  • Completed: no - #1534559

Korean Default Fonts to Google Noto

Changes the default fonts for Korean to Google Noto.

  • Owner: Akira TAGOH
  • Last updated: 2018-01-15
  • Completed: no - #1534560

MinGW MiniDebugInfo

Analogously to the MiniDebugInfo change for native packages, install minimal debuginfos by default also for MinGW packages.

  • Owner: Sandro Mani
  • Last updated: 2017-09-18
  • Completed: yes - #1492824

OpenLDAP: Drop TCP wrappers support

As per [1], TCP wrappers are being deprecated in Fedora. Also, as per [2], upstream discourages its usage in favour of other means of protection (e.g. firewall). After this change OpenLDAP will no longer be affected by TCP wrappers configuration.

  • Owner: Matus Honek
  • Last updated: 2018-01-05
  • Completed: no - #1531487

Packaging Rust applications/libraries

Add required tools/instructions for packaging applications/libraries written in Rust. Rust is a systems programming language that runs blazingly fast, prevents segfaults, and guarantees thread safety.

  • Owner: Igor Gnatenko (on behalf of Rust SIG)
  • Last updated: 2017-10-30
  • Completed: yes - #1475132

Stratis Storage

Add initial support for Stratis, a local storage management solution. This will allow initial testing and user feedback that will guide Stratis's development and stabilization.

  • Owner: Andy Grover, Igor Gnatenko
  • Last updated: 2018-01-05
  • Completed: yes - #1531488

Sugar 0.112

Update Sugar to the new upstream 0.112 stable feature release.

  • Owner: Peter Robinson
  • Last updated: 2017-11-02
  • Completed: yes - #1515517

Thunderbolt Enablement

Support Thunderbolt 3 peripherals in a secure way hardware out of the box.

  • Owner: Christian Kellner
  • Last updated: 2018-01-15
  • Completed: no - #1534594

VirtualBox Guest Integration

VirtualBox is popular, easy to use virtual-machine software. The purpose of this change is to ship the VirtualBox guest-drivers and -tools by default in the Fedora workstation product.

  • Owner: Hans de Goede
  • Last updated: 2018-01-15
  • Completed: no - #1534595

librealsense2

A new version of librealsense has been released, which does not support older camera versions. Bump librealsense to the new release and add the old library as librealsense1.

  • Owner: Till Hofmann
  • Last updated: 2018-01-15
  • Completed: no - #1534563

PHP 7.2

Update the PHP stack in Fedora to latest version 7.2.x

  • Owner: Remi Collet and PHP SIG
  • Last updated: 2017-12-05
  • Completed: yes - #1474939