This is the contribution and governance space for Fedora Workstation. For general end-user information, including downloads, please visit the main Fedora website.
About Fedora Workstation
Fedora Workstation is the Fedora Project's desktop edition. It aims to be a compelling desktop OS which is appropriate for a wide range of users and applications. Software development is a particular target for workstation, and it is particularly appropriate for those doing tech work.
Fedora Workstation is built on a technology base that is shared with the other official Fedora Editions, and is the product of work that happens across the Fedora project, including teams that work on common technologies and processes.
While the Workstation aims to share as much technology as possible with the other Fedora Editions, it is also a distinct technology and user experience, and is developed as a well-defined and integrated desktop experience.
Getting in touch
Diverse teams and activities (both downstream and upstream) contribute to the Fedora Workstation experience. Workstation-specific discussions happen on the following channels:
- Mailing list: firstname.lastname@example.org
- IRC: #fedora-workstation on freenode
- Third party repository documentation:
- FESCo's Fedora-wide third party repo guidelines
- Old 3rd party repo policy (no longer active)
- Overview of current workstation 3rd party repos (includes user visible documentation which is linked to from Software)
- Extra technical requirements for Workstation
- How to create repo metadata
- Add the metadata to your software repository
- Application packaging and integration guidelines
The following historical founding documents are relevant to informing the mission of Fedora Workstation, but many parts are obsolete and they are no longer effective governing documents.
Fedora Workstation Working Group
The Workstation Working Group (WG) is the management and governance body for Fedora Workstation. Its roles and responsibilities include:
- Defining the Workstation Edition, including which software is included.
- Setting the Workstation's technical direction. This includes overseeing and advising on technical changes and initiatives.
- Creating and tracking engineering initiatives, as necessary.
- Acting as a point of contact for Workstation design and engineering issues.
- Coordination and liaison with other Fedora teams and organizations.
The WG was created by (and is ultimately responsible to) the Fedora Engineering Steering Committee (FESCo).
The Workstation WG appoints its own members. These currently include:
- Michael Catanzaro (mcatanzaro)
- Matthias Clasen (mclasen)
- Allan Day (aday)
- Neal Gompa (King_InuYasha, Son_Goku)
- Kalev Lember (kalev)
- Chris Murphy (chrismurphy)
- Jens Petersen (petersen)
- Tomáš Popela (tpopela)
- Owen Taylor (otaylor)
- Langdon White (langdon)
The WG can be contacted through the standard workstation mailing list and IRC channel, which are listed above.
WG meetings happen weekly over BlueJeans. Calendar
IRC meetings may be held on occasion. Chairs: see the instructions for running WG meetings.
Working group resources and documents: