This is the contribution and governance space for Fedora Workstation. For general end-user information, including downloads, please visit the main Fedora website.
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
Policies and definitions
- Workstation product definition - initial product definition for the Workstation Edition
- Workstation technical specification - detailed technical description of the Workstation
- Third party software repositories - policy and documentation on the third party repos that are included in Fedora Workstation
Guidelines, docs and tutorials
- Applications and launchers - guidelines on which apps can be included, how they should be named and what they should look like
- How to create 3rd party repositories for Fedora Workstation:
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 (juhp, petersen)
- Christian Schaller (cschalle)
- 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 IRC. Chairs: see the instructions for running WG meetings.
Working group resources and documents: