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Fedora 31 Accepted System Wide Changes Proposals

These changes have been accepted by the Fedora Engineering Steering Committee for the Fedora 31 Release as System Wide Changes.

Automatic R runtime dependencies

Packages of R libraries will produce a standard R(packageName) Provides, and Requires on these standard names will be added from library metadata. Standard provides will use the unmodified versions from the metadata. Suggested dependencies will not be automatically added, but can be opted in by the packager.

Owners

  • Owner: Elliott Sales de Andrade
  • Release notes owner:

Tracking

  • Last updated: 2019-07-22
  • Tracking bug: #1732111
  • Status: 100% code completed

Move Gold Into A SubpackageOf Binutils

Move the GOLD linker from the main binutils package into its own sub-package.

Owners

  • Owner: Nick Clifton [1]
  • Release notes owner:

Tracking

  • Last updated: 2019-03-08
  • Tracking bug: #1686976
  • Status: 100% code completed

Modify Fedora 31 to use CgroupsV2 by default

The kernel has had some support for CgroupsV2 for some time, and yet no one has used it because it is not on by default. There are lots of new features and fixes over CgroupsV1 that it is time to reveal to the user community.

Owners

  • Owner: Daniel J Walsh
  • Release notes owner:

Tracking

  • Last updated: 2019-08-22
  • Tracking bug: #1732114
  • Status: 100% code completed

Disable Root Password Login in SSH

The upstream OpenSSH disabled password logins for root back in 2015. The Fedora should follow to keep security expectation and avoid users surprises with this configuration.

Owners

  • Owner: Jakub Jelen, OpenSSH maintainer
  • Release notes owner:

Tracking

  • Last updated: 2019-07-22
  • Tracking bug: #1722928
  • Status: 100% code completed

DynamicBuildRequires

Add possibility to generate build-time dependencies within RPM spec file and teach RPM and mock how to handle this.

Owners

  • Owner: Igor Gnatenko, Florian Festi, Miroslav Suchý
  • Release notes owner:

Tracking

  • Last updated: 2019-08-27
  • Tracking bug: #1704773
  • Status: 100% code completed

F31 Mass Python 2 Package Removal

Python 2 is reaching end of life, and the current maintainers would like to orphan it.

Owners

  • Owner: Neal Gompa
  • Release notes owner:

Tracking

  • Last updated: 2019-04-20
  • Tracking bug: #1698500
  • Status: 100% code completed

The GNU C Library version 2.30

Switch glibc in Fedora 31 to glibc version 2.30.

Owners

  • Owner: Florian Weimer
  • Release notes owner:

Tracking

  • Last updated: 2019-07-03
  • Tracking bug: #1726770
  • Status: 100% code completed

Gating Rawhide Packages

We want to gate packages on test results before they can land in rawhide. This will reduce the amount of broken dependency, uninstallable packages and broken composes leading to a more stable rawhide as well as less work on the infrastructure and rel-eng teams to keep composes working.

Owners

  • Owner: Pierre-Yves Chibon
  • Release notes owner:

Tracking

  • Last updated: 2019-04-10
  • Tracking bug: #1698501
  • Status: Change accepted

Gawk 5.0.1

New upstream major version of gawk has been released (4.2.1 -> 5.0.X). Among many changes, the version 5 introduced a namespaces, which may possible break some of the existing scripts.

Owners

  • Owner: Jakub Martisko
  • Release notes owner:

Tracking

  • Last updated: 2019-07-22
  • Tracking bug: #1732116
  • Status: 100% code completed

Langpacks-core for i18n functionality

Add langpacks-core-* subpackages to langpacks for easier installation of minimal core i18n support for a language (locale, default font, and any default input-method if needed).

Owners

  • Owner: Mike Fabian
  • Release notes owner:

Tracking

  • Last updated: 2019-09-09
  • Tracking bug: #1732123
  • Status: 100% code completed

Changes/MinGW environment and toolchain update

Update the MinGW base environment and toolchain to the latest upstream stable releases.

Owners

  • Owner: Sandro Mani
  • Release notes owner:

Tracking

  • Last updated: 2019-05-28
  • Tracking bug: #1714684
  • Status: Finished

Node.js 12.x by default

The latest release of Node.js to carry a 30-month lifecycle is the 12.x series. As with 10.x and 8.x before it, Fedora 31 will carry 12.x as the default Node.js interpreter for the system. The 10.x interpreter will remain available as a non-default module stream.

Owners

  • Owner: Stephen Gallagher
  • Release notes owner:

Tracking

  • Last updated: 2019-06-12
  • Tracking bug: #1719968
  • Status: 100% code completed

No i686 Repositories

Stop producing and distributing the Modular and Everything i686 repositories.

Owners

  • Owner: Kevin Fenzi
  • Release notes owner:

Tracking

  • Last updated: 2019-08-19
  • Tracking bug: #1743393
  • Status: 100% code completed

Python means Python 3

In package and command names, "Python" will mean "Python 3".

Owners

  • Owner: Petr Viktorin
  • Release notes owner:

Tracking

  • Last updated: 2019-07-17
  • Tracking bug: #1729593
  • Status: 100% code completed

RPM 4.15

Update RPM to the 4.15.0 release.

Owners

  • Owner: User:pmatilai, User:ffesti, User:ignatenkobrain
  • Release notes owner:

Tracking

  • Last updated: 2019-06-27
  • Tracking bug: #1718430
  • Status: Testable

Set skip_if_unavailable default to false

Dnf team wants to change a default setting for the repo option skip_if_unavailable to FALSE.

Owners

  • Owner: Jaroslav Mracek
  • Release notes owner:

Tracking

  • Last updated: 2019-05-03
  • Tracking bug: #1706160
  • Status: 100% code completed

Update Sphinx to version 2 and drop Python 2 support from Sphinx

The version 2.0.x of Sphinx, popular Python documentation generator and framework, is expected to be released in early 2019. It drops support for Python 2. As part of Finalizing Fedora's Switch to Python 3, we update python-sphinx to 2.0.x and we drop python2-sphinx and related packages from Fedora 31 and further.

Owners

  • Owner: Charalampos Stratakis as the python-sphinx maintainer
  • Release notes owner:

Tracking

  • Last updated: 2019-03-06
  • Tracking bug: #1685211
  • Status: Finished

No More i686 Kernels or bootable images

Stop building i686 kernels, reduce the i686 package to a kernel-headers package that can be used to build 32bit versions of everything else. No kernel means we would stop producing i686 bootable images as well.

Owners

  • Owner: Justin Forbes
  • Release notes owner:

Tracking

  • Last updated: 2019-07-10
  • Tracking bug: #1728779
  • Status: Finished

Switch RPMs to zstd compression

Binary RPMs are currently compressed with xz level 2. Switching to zstd would increase decompression speed significantly.

Owners

  • Owner: Daniel Mach
  • Release notes owner:

Tracking

  • Last updated: 2019-06-14
  • Tracking bug: #1720729
  • Status: 100% code completed

Golang 1.13

Rebase of Golang package to upcoming version 1.13 in Fedora 31, 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 of the mass rebuild).

Owners

  • Owner: Jakub Čajka
  • Release notes owner:

Tracking

  • Last updated: 2019-07-22
  • Tracking bug: #1732118
  • Status: 100% code completed

Perl 5.30

A new perl 5.30 version brings a lot of changes done over a year of development. Perl 5.30 was released 5/22/2019. See 5.30.0 perldelta for more details about preparing release.

Owners

  • Owner: Petr Písař
  • Release notes owner:

Tracking

  • Last updated: 2019-07-03
  • Tracking bug: #1715528
  • Status: 100% code completed

Fedora 31 Accepted Self Contained Changes Proposals

AArch64 Xfce Desktop image

Add an AArch64 Xfce Desktop spin disk image to deliverables in Fedora 31.

  • Owner: Paul Whalen
  • Last updated: 2019-08-12
  • Completed: yes

Add LDD as update alternatives option for LD

Allow users to optionally use update-alternatives to make /usr/bin/ld point to /usr/bin/lld.

  • Owner: Tom Stellard
  • Last updated: 2019-08-12
  • Completed: yes

Adopt new Go Packaging Guidelines

The current Go packaging guidelines have been in a draft state for several years now, and they do not reflect the current practices from the Go SIG. As a result of new RPM macros developed by Nicolas Mailhot, some members of the Go SIG wishes to formally adopt new Go Packaging Guidelines, which aim at automation, reliability and simplicity.

  • Owner: Elliott Sales de Andrade
  • Last updated: 2019-07-09
  • Completed: yes

Cloud Provider Image Updates

Provide monthly updates to cloud provider images.

  • Owner:
  • Last updated: 2019-08-19
  • Completed: no

Custom Crypto Policies

This new feature of crypto-policies allows system administrators and third party providers to modify and adjust the existing system-wide crypto policies to enable or disable algorithms and protocols.

  • Owner: Tomáš Mráz
  • Last updated: 2019-07-08
  • Completed: yes

DeepinDE 15.11

Update the Deepin Desktop Environment to 15.11 in Fedora.

  • Owner: Zamir SUN - main coordinator, packager
  • Last updated: 2019-08-12
  • Completed: yes

Enable net.ipv4.ping_group_range in the kernel

Enable the Linux kernel's net.ipv4.ping_group_range parameter to cover all groups.

  • Owner: Debarshi Ray, Zbigniew Jędrzejewski-Szmek
  • Last updated: 2019-08-13
  • Completed: yes

Erlang 22

Update Erlang/OTP to version 22.

  • Owner: Peter Lemenkov, Fedora Erlang SIG, Randy Barlow, Jeremy Cline
  • Last updated: 2019-07-16
  • Completed: yes

Firefox Wayland By Default On Gnome

Firefox is going to run natively on Gnome Wayland session and won't use XWayland/X11 Gtk+ backend by default. The XWayland/X11 Gtk+ backend can be still used via additional firefox-x11 package. This change affects Gnome only and won't be enabled for other Wayland compositors (KDE Plasma, Sway).

  • Owner: Martin Stransky
  • Last updated: 2019-03-18
  • Completed: yes

GHC 8.6 and Stackage LTS 13

Update Haskell packages from GHC 8.4 to 8.6 and from Stackage LTS 12 to 13 package versions.

  • Owner: Haskell SIG
  • Last updated: 2019-08-12
  • Completed: yes

IBus 1.5.21

IBus 1.5.21 will extend the current compose typing.

  • Owner: Takao Fujiwara
  • Last updated: 2019-07-22
  • Completed: yes

Include several modules in the EFI build of Grub2 for security use-cases

Include Grub's "verify," "cryptodisk" and "luks" modules in grubx64.efi of the 'grub2-efi-x64' package.

  • Owner: Javier Martinez Canillas
  • Last updated: 2019-06-21
  • Completed: yes

Minimal GDB in buildroot

Create gdb-minimal package (without XML support, Python support, Syntax Highlight and such) and switch to it in buildroot.

  • Owner: Igor Gnatenko, Sergio Durigan Junior
  • Last updated: 2019-05-03
  • Completed: yes

Mono 5.20

Update the Mono stack in Fedora from 5.18 to 5.20. It seems we need to do again a bootstrap build.

  • Owner: Timotheus Pokorra
  • Last updated: 2019-07-30
  • Completed: yes

Move test.support module to python3-test subpackage

Move test.support from python3-libs to python3-test subpackage.

  • Owner: Lumír Balhar
  • Last updated: 2019-07-10
  • Completed: yes

Qt Wayland By Default On Gnome

Make Qt applications to run natively on Gnome Wayland session, using the Qt Wayland platform plugin instead of the XCB plugin which is used for X11/XWayland. Other desktop environments already run natively on Wayland sessions, only Gnome is excluded by Qt.

  • Owner: Jan Grulich
  • Last updated: 2019-07-22
  • Completed: yes

Changes/Remove389Console

Remove all the deprecated 389-console packages: 389-console, 389-ds-console, 389-admin-console, 389-dsgw, 389-admin, and 389-adminutil. These packages are for the old JAVA UI for 389 Directory Server. We have a new web UI that is replacing these java packages.

  • Owner: Mark Reynolds
  • Last updated: 2019-03-20
  • Completed: yes

Retire YUM 3

Remove the YUM (version 3) package manager stack from Fedora.

  • Owner: Michal Domonkos
  • Last updated: 2019-02-26
  • Completed: yes

Variable Noto Fonts

This Change aims to change the priority in Google Noto to make Variable Fonts higher than non-Variable Fonts.

  • Owner: Akira TAGOH
  • Last updated: 2019-08-12
  • Completed: yes

glibc 32 Build Adjustments

The glibc32 package is a special package used by gcc and a few other packages to work around the lack of RPM multilib repository support in Koji. It is difficult to maintain, and the current approach raises questions regarding (L)GPL compliance.

  • Owner: Florian Weimer
  • Last updated: 2019-03-11
  • Completed: no

Xfce-4.14

Xfce desktop environment has version 4.13.x which is currently available in Fedora. Significant work has been completed to migrate the DE to GTK-3 completely. The obvious benefit to this migration is the use of a modern and actively maintained toolkit.

  • Owner: Gerd Pokorra
  • Last updated: 2019-08-14
  • Completed: yes