Summary of accepted Fedora 21 Changes - week 12
jreznik at redhat.com
Wed Mar 26 12:34:50 UTC 2014
This is a summary of FESCo's accepted Fedora 21 Changes for week 12
Reminder: the Change Submission deadline for System Wide Change is due in less
than two weeks!
= System Wide Changes =
* u-boot syslinux by default
Add syslinux support to u-boot enabling both pxelinux and extlinux support.
simplifying booting arm machines, making anaconda installs easy and overall
providing for a better user experience. Default u-boot to using syslinux
config files for booting. pxelinux for network and extlinux for local booting.
u-boot is the bootloader used on ARM systems in Fedora so the scope of this
change is limited to ARM hardware only.
things like HTML document traversal and manipulation, event handling,
animation, and Ajax much simpler with an easy-to-use API that works across a
multitude of browsers. With a combination of versatility and extensibility,
Traditionally, a copy of jQuery has been included with every web application
that requires it. This change will migrate many of those applications to a
shared system copy of jQuery. Both the 1.x branch of jQuery that supports
Internet Explorer 6 and the 2.x branch of jQuery that only works with modern
web browsers will be provided.
* Xorg without root rights
The Xorg xserver is a large piece of software which currently runs as root,
making it a potential vector for attacks against the system. With recent
changes made to systemd-logind it is possible for the xserver to let systemd-
logind do device management for it, at which point the xserver will no longer
need root rights. Initially this will likely be implemented as the xserver
dropping root rights early on.
= Self Contained Changes =
* Allwinner sunxi (A10 / A13 / A20) ARM SoC support
Allwinner A10 / A13 / A20 SoCs? are used in a number of popular low cost arm
development boards and arm mini computers. Currently Fedora ARM is supported
on these devices through a Remix. Allwinner kernel support is progressing
rapidly upstream, and with this upstream kernel support it should be possible
to support Allwinner SoCs? in the official Fedora ARM images, without the need
for a remix.
* Add amd map parser to autofs
The am-utils package provides automount services for automount maps that use
an amd format. However, the am-utils project has not been actively maintained
for quite a while now.
The am-utils package in Fedora has significant problems that are not easily
resolved so an amd format parser is to be added to the autofs package.
* CUPS Journal Logging
By default, CUPS will send log output to the system journal rather than
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