Fedora 15, new and exciting plans

Jaroslav Reznik jreznik at redhat.com
Fri Nov 12 19:07:04 UTC 2010


----- "Kevin Fenzi" <kevin at scrye.com> wrote:

> Greetings. 
> 
> Fedora 14 was a pretty relaxing and stable release. I'm thinking that
> Fedora 15 may be much more exciting. ;) 
> 
> Things I know of so far: 
> 
> * systemd 
> * gnome3 / gnome-shell default
> * removing a bunch of suid stuff in favor of capabilities
> * xfce 4.8 (with any luck). 
> 
> Things that are out there, but no idea if anyone is working on them
> or
> if they might be ready by f15: 
> 
> * grub2 (no one is driving for this that I know of, but has some
>   advantages over our grub1 if someone is willing to run with it,
> although
>   it may be a lot of work to get it to where we need it). 
> 
> * btrfs (Is this ready to be default? :) If so, would that warrant a
>   change in our lvm by default setup? 
> 
> * Can we finally remove hal? (xfce4.8 shouldn't need it anymore with
>   any luck). 

Lukas Tinkl (ltinkl) is finishing his KDE HALsectomy. It's not easy - 
without nasty hacks (and copying code from HAL as some other DEs does ;-).
 
> * Will NM finally be able to do bridging? 
> 
> * Some kind of packaged wayland to play with, even if it doesn't do
>   much?

Wayland seems like long distant future but I'm looking forward to see it -
together with Plasma Desktop ported on top of Qt Scene Graph, wow - heaven
is melting ;-)

> Any other exciting work in progress that might land in F15 that
> people
> are actively working on?

As usual - we hope for a lot of KDE Plasma Desktop features ;-)

> kevin

Jaroslav

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