[Ambassadors] Releases/14/FeatureList - FedoraProject

Rejaul Islam rejaulislam at gmail.com
Wed Sep 29 09:16:03 UTC 2010


These features have been accepted by the Fedora Engineering Steering
Committee<http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Fedora_Engineering_Steering_Committee>
for
the Fedora 14 Release.
<ref>http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/14/FeatureList</ref>
The beta release of Fedora 14 is available for download, Red Hat Release
Engineer Dennis
Gilmore<http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/devel-announce/2010-September/000693.html>said
in an e-mail to the Fedora developer mailing list on Sept. 28.

"Mark your calendars, and get ready to break out and have some fun: Fedora
14 will launch in early November," Gilmore wrote. The beta is the
distribution's last development build before its official release

The Fedora 14 "Laughlin" release features the
SPICE<http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/Spice> (Simple
Protocol for Independent Computing Environments) framework, a tool for
creating virtual desktops. SPICE offers encryption, accelerates
two-dimensional graphics, supports audio playback and recording, and detects
video with MJPEG streaming within a virtual environment. The framework also
comes with a library of X Windows, Windows XP, Windows Live and Windows 7
drivers.

Fedora 14 is based on the Linux Kernel 2.6.35, which provides direct I/O
support for btrfs (b-tree file system) graphic stacks improvements and the
ability to spread incoming network loads across CPUs. Ubuntu's current beta,
Maverick Maven, is also on the same kernel.

The distribution has updates for several programming languages, including
support for D, Python 2.7 and Perl 5.12. Rakudo
Star,<http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/Rakudo_Star> an
early implementation of the Perl 6 specification, is also included.

System admins can look forward to extended utilities for remote or
powered-off management of servers using the IPMI (Intelligent Platform
Management Interface) protocol.

The Fedora Engineering Steering
Committee<http://meetbot.fedoraproject.org/fedora-meeting/2010-09-14/fesco.2010-09-14-19.30.log.html>
met
on Sept. 14 and decided to remove the next-generation systemd session
management as default from Fedora 14 "to give more time to fix small issues
and docs and general polish." Instead, Fedora 14 will return to the Upstart
and SystemV init defaults.

Testing will continue with systemd, which offers faster startup and
on-demand loading and unloading of services, to be included in Fedora 15,
expected in April or May 2011. The beta includes a tech preview of systemd
for administrators interested in checking out the tool.

Laughlin includes KDE's Plasma Desktop 4.5 and GNOME Desktop 2.32, and
offers alternative environments such as Sugar and MeeGo, <http://meego.com/> a
visually rich netbook user interface from a project jointly sponsored by
Intel and Nokia.

Developers can expect enhanced and improved graphics handling, such as JPEG
compression and decompression for faster loading and saving of images.
During a Fedora Graphics Test Week, testers and beta users are encouraged to
focus on video driver support. Sept. 28 testing will focus on the
open-source Nouveau driver for Nvidia chips, Sept. 29 testing on Radeon
hardware and Sept. 30 testing on Intel GPUs.

There are 20 new features in Laughlin, which is about half the number of new
features that were in Fedora 12 ("Constantine") and 13 ("Goddard"). Removing
systemd contributed to the much smaller list of new features.

The beta's features are mostly complete and only critical bug fixes will be
pushed as updates before the general release.

Fedora 14 is named after Nobel Laureate and physicist Robert Laughlin,
professor of Physics and Applied Physics at Stanford University. The members
of The Fedora Project, a worldwide community of more than 20,000
collaborators, selected the code name by popular vote.
<ref>
http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Linux-and-Open-Source/Fedora-14-Beta-Available-for-Download-102510/
</ref>
These features have been accepted by the Fedora Engineering Steering
Committee<http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Fedora_Engineering_Steering_Committee>
for
the Fedora 14 Release.<ref>https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/F14_release_events
<ref>
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Thanks & Regards,
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Rejaul Islam
rejaulislam at gmail.com
+8801714118394
Fedora Ambassador Bangladesh
https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/User:Rejaul
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