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Fedora 23 Accepted System Wide Changes Proposals

These changes have been accepted by the Fedora Engineering Steering Committee for the Fedora 23 Release as System Wide Changes.

Category:ChangeAcceptedF23 and Category:SystemWideChange

Harden All Packages

Fedora now hardens as many packages as possible with position-independent code (ASLR) and FULL RELRO to reduce the impact of certain potential security vulnerabilities. You can compare the security by running the following as root:

  • dnf install checksec
  • checksec --proc-all

To see the mitigations in the libraries that a process is using, find the process id from the previous command (for example 123):

  • checksec --proc-libs 123

More information can be found at the change page: Harden All Packages

Owners

  • Owner: Till Maas | Moez Roy | Florian Weimer
  • Release notes owner:

Tracking

  • Last updated: 2015-02-12
  • Tracking bug: #1215939
  • Status: 100% code completed
  • Original tracking bug: #1199775

Mono 4

Update the Mono stack in Fedora from 2.10 to 4.*

Owners

  • Owner: Claudio Rodrigo Pereyra Diaz
  • Release notes owner:

Tracking

  • Last updated: April 29, 2015
  • Tracking bug: #1221559
  • Status: 100% code completed

Disable SSL3 and RC4 by default

This change will disable by default the SSL 3.0 protocol and the RC4 cipher in components which use the system wide crypto policy. That is, gnutls and openssl libraries, and all the applications based on them.

Owners

  • Owner: Nikos Mavrogiannopoulos
  • Release notes owner: Sandra McCann

Tracking

  • Last updated: 2015-04-28
  • Tracking bug: #1220679
  • Status: Testable

Perl 5.22

A new perl 5.22 version brings a lot of changes done over a year of development. Perl 5.22 should be released 5/20/2015. See 5.21.11 perldelta for more details about preparing release.

Owners

  • Owner: Petr Písař
  • Release notes owner:

Tracking

  • Last updated: 2015-04-28
  • Tracking bug: #1220680
  • Status: 100% code completed

Python 3 as the Default Implementation

Up until now, Fedora has used Python 2 as the default Python implementation. This change proposes switching to Python 3. The details of the term "switching" are explained thoroughly in the Scope section.

Owners

  • Owner: Slavek Kabrda, Matej Stuchlik, Miro Hroncok, Thomas Spura, Robert Kuska
  • Release notes owner:

Tracking

  • Last updated: 2015-08-03
  • Tracking bug: #1076441
  • Status: Testable


Fedora 23 Boost 1.59 Uplift

This change brings Boost 1.58.0 or later to Fedora 23. We generally aim to ship 1.59.0, as that seems likely to make it (hence the Change name), but 1.58.0 is out and available now.

Owners

  • Owner: Jon Wakely
  • Release notes owner:

Tracking

  • Last updated: 2015-06-07
  • Tracking bug: #1229030
  • Status: Finished


SELinux policy store migration

The newest SELinux userspace project release 2015-02-02 includes a change of the location of the SELinux policy store, which defaults to /var/lib/selinux/.

Owners

  • Owner: Miroslav Grepl
  • Release notes owner:

Tracking

  • Last updated: 2015-06-10
  • Tracking bug: #1238407
  • Status: 100% code completed

Two Week Atomic

Fedora Atomic Host is an implementation of the Project Atomic pattern for a specialized operating system for the deployment of containerized applications. For the past two Fedora releases, we've included an Atomic Host cloud image as a non-blocking deliverable. However, upstream Atomic is moving very fast — by the end of the alpha, beta, final stabilization cycle Fedora uses, the released artifact is basically obsolete. Additionally, the Project Atomic team at Red Hat would like to do their ongoing development work in the Fedora upstream, and the six-month release cycle does not lend itself to that.

Owners

  • Owner: Matthew Miller, Colin Walters, Joe Brockmeier, Kushal Das, Adam Miller, Dennis Gilmore
  • Release notes owner:

Tracking

  • Last updated: 2015-07-01
  • Tracking bug: #1238411
  • Status: Testable

Unicode 8.0 support

Unicode 8.0 got release on 17th June 2015. It includes 41 new emoji characters (including five modifiers for diversity), 5,771 new ideographs for Chinese, Japanese, and Korean, the new Georgian lari currency symbol, and 86 lowercase Cherokee syllables. It also adds letters to existing scripts to support Arwi (the Tamil language written in the Arabic script), the Ik language in Uganda, Kulango in the Côte d’Ivoire, and other languages of Africa. In total, this version adds 7,716 new characters and six new scripts.

Owners

  • Owner: Mike Fabian Pravin Satpute Siddhesh Poyarekar
  • Release notes owner:

Tracking

  • Last updated: 22 Jun 2015
  • Tracking bug: #1238412
  • Status: 100% code completed

IBus 1.5.11

IBus 1.5.11 will have the features of XKB prefix language icons on the panel in KDE 5 and support $HOME/.XCompose file in all desktops.

Owners

  • Owner: Takao Fujiwara
  • Release notes owner:

Tracking

  • Last updated: 2015-06-12
  • Tracking bug: #1242925
  • Status: 100% code completed



DNF System Upgrades

fedup is being redesigned and integrated into DNF.

Owners

Tracking

  • Last updated: 28 October 2015
  • Tracking bug: #1250939
  • Status: 100% code complete

Standardized Passphrase Policy

Currently a number of places ask users to set passphrases/passwords. Some of them enforce some kind of rules for passphrases/passwords, others different rules. This change would create a common base policy for as many of these applications as possible, allowing for local users or products to override this base in cases they need to do so.

Owners

  • Owner: t8m | Tomas Mraz |
  • Release notes owner:

Tracking

  • Last updated: 2015-08-06
  • Tracking bug: #1250936
  • Status: 100% code completed

Fedora 23 Accepted Self Contained Changes Proposals

These changes have been accepted by the Fedora Engineering Steering Committee for the Fedora 23 Release as Self Contained Changes.

Category:ChangeAcceptedF23 and Category:SelfContainedChange

Cinnamon Spin

A Fedora Spin using the Cinnamon desktop environment.

  • Owner: Dan Book
  • Release note owner: mccann2
  • Last updated: 2015-05-06
  • Completed: yes

System Firmware Updates

This change is to add the ability to perform firmware updates on UEFI machines.

  • Owner: Richard Hughes
  • Last updated: 2015-06-03
  • Completed: no


Containerized Server Roles

Enhance rolekit to be able to deploy Server Roles using the Nulecule Container Specification.

  • Owner: Stephen Gallagher
  • Last updated: 2015-06-18
  • Completed: yes

Frappe Framework

A full-stack web framework based on Python and Javascript to help you build powerful business apps and nifty extensions.

  • Owner: Eduardo Mayorga , William Moreno
  • Last updated: 2015-06-18
  • Completed: no



RPM MPI Requires Provides

Add dependency generators to encode the MPI compiler name in the provides string of a binary to distinguish otherwise identical provides between packages $foo, $foo-openmpi and $foo-mpich.

  • Owner: Sandro Mani
  • Last updated: 2015-06-17
  • Completed: yes


Sugar 0.106

Update Sugar to the new upstream 0.106 stable feature release.

  • Owner: Peter Robinson
  • Release note owner: Sandra McCann
  • Last updated: 2015-06-17
  • Completed: yes

ibus-libzhuyin

Make ibus-libzhuyin as the default Fedora 23 Traditional Chinese (Taiwan) input method.

  • Owner: Peng Wu
  • Last updated: 2015-06-12
  • Completed: yes