Announcing Fedora 21!

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Am 09.12.2014 um 16:04 schrieb Matthew Miller:
> Fedora 21 Release Announcement
> ==============================
> <>
> The Fedora Project is pleased to announce the release of Fedora 21,
> ready to run on your desktops, servers, and in the cloud. Fedora 21 is
> a game-changer for the Fedora Project, and we think you're going to be
> very pleased with the results.
> and Fedora 21 Flavors
> =================================
> As part of the initiative, Fedora 21 comes in three
> flavors: Cloud, Server, and Workstation -- whether you're using
> Linux on your laptop, using Linux on your servers, or spinning up
> containers or images in the cloud, we have what you need to be
> successful.
> Fedora 21 Base
> --------------
> Each of the flavors builds on the "base" set of packages for
> Fedora. For instance, each flavor uses the same packages for the
> kernel, RPM, Yum, systemd, Anaconda, and so forth.
> The Base Working Group develops the standard platform for all
> Fedora deliverables, which includes the installer, compose tools,
> and basic platform for the other flavors. The Base set of packages
> *is not* intended for use on its own, but is kept as a small,
> stable platform for other initiatives to build on.
> Highlights in the Fedora 21 Release
> ===================================
> Fedora 21 Cloud
> ---------------
> The Fedora Cloud Working Group and Special Interest Group (SIG) has
> been busy leading up to Fedora 21. Cloud is now a top-level
> deliverable for Fedora 21, and includes images for use in private
> cloud environments like OpenStack, as well as AMIs for use on
> Amazon, and a new "Atomic" image streamlined for running Docker
> containers.
> * Modular Kernel Packaging for Cloud
>    Space is precious, and there's little reason to include drivers
>    for hardware that doesn't exist in the cloud. As part of the work
>    for this release, the cloud SIG and kernel team split the kernel
>    into two packages. One package contains the minimum modules for
>    running in a virtualized environment, the other contains the
>    larger set of modules for a more general installation. With other
>    size reduction work, the F21 cloud image is about 25% smaller
>    than F20, making for faster deployment and more room to whatever
>    *you* need.
> * Fedora Atomic Host
>    In early April, Red Hat announced Project Atomic, an effort to
>    provide the tools and patterns for a streamlined operating system
>    to run containers. The Fedora 21 release is the first to offer an
>    "Atomic" host for Fedora, which includes a minimal set of
>    packages and an image composed with rpm-ostree.
>    While using the same RPMs as other Fedora offerings, the Atomic
>    host lets you roll back updates (if necessary) as one atomic unit
>    -- making update management much easier.
>    Our Atomic image includes Kubernetes and Cockpit for container
>    management, and will receive updates through the Fedora 21
>    release cycle as rpm-ostree updates.
> Fedora 21 Server
> ----------------
> The Fedora Server flavor is a common base platform that is meant to
> run featured application stacks, which are produced, tested, and
> distributed by the Server Working Group. Want to use Fedora as a
> Web server, file server, database server, or platform for an
> Infrastructure-as-a-Service? Fedora 21 Server is for you.
> * Fedora Server Management Features
>    The Fedora Server flavor introduces new Server management
>    features aimed at making it easier to install discrete
>    infrastructure services. The Fedora Server introduces three new
>    technologies to handle this task, rolekit, Cockpit, and OpenLMI.
>    Rolekit is a Role deployment and management toolkit that provides
>    a consistent interface to administrators to install and configure
>    all the packages needed to implement a specific server role.
>    Rolekit is at an early stage of development in Fedora 21.
>    Cockpit is a user interface for configuring and monitoring your
>    server or servers. It is accessible remotely via a web browser.
>    OpenLMI is a remote management system built atop DMTF-CIM. Use
>    OpenLMI for scripting management functions across many machines
>    and for querying for capabilities and monitoring for system
>    events.
> * Domain Controller Server Role
>    As part of the server role offerings available for Fedora 21, the
>    Server flavor ships with a role deployment mechanism. One of the
>    roles offered in 21 is the Domain Controller Service.
>    The Domain Controller Service packages freeIPA's integrated
>    identity and authentication solution for Linux/UNIX networked
>    environments.
>    A FreeIPA server provides centralized authentication,
>    authorization, and account information by storing data about
>    user, groups, hosts, and other objects necessary to manage the
>    security aspects of a network of computers.
> Fedora 21 Workstation
> ---------------------
> The Fedora Workstation is a new take on desktop development from
> the Fedora community. Our goal is to pick the best components, and
> integrate and polish them. This work results in a more polished and
> targeted system than you've previously seen from the Fedora
> desktop. We want our desktop operating system to solve your
> problems, not be your problem.
> * Easy access to all your software
>    The cornerstone of the Fedora Workstation is the Software
>    installer, which lets you find all kinds of applications quickly
>    and easily. The improvements to the Software installer in Fedora
>    21 provide a responsive and fast user experience. In addition,
>    Fedora packagers have worked with developers around the world to
>    greatly improve the number of featured applications.
> * Improvements to the Terminal application
>    We want developers to have a great experience, so a strong
>    Terminal application is absolutely important. We've integrated a
>    set of additional features in the Terminal, such as:
>    - Support for transparent backgrounds
>    - Automatic title updates to help you identify different terminals
>    - A simple toggle for disabling shortcuts in the Terminal
>    - Search for Terminals by name in the GNOME desktop overview
> * Experimental Wayland support
>    Wayland is a new and exciting display server technology that will
>    power Linux desktops of the future. With Fedora Workstation 21
>    you can visit the future now, and see how well your applications
>    work with Wayland. You can also experiment with making your
>    applications take advantage of Wayland's new capabilities. Much
>    of the core Wayland development comes from Fedora Workstation
>    contributors, so this is your chance to try out Wayland straight
>    from the source.
> * DevAssistant
>    We recognize developers need an easy and straightforward way to
>    set up many different programming environments. In Fedora
>    Workstation, we offer the DevAssistant developer helper, which
>    takes care of this setup for a large number of language runtimes
>    and IDEs.
>    To provide the most flexible development environment possible,
>    DevAssistant integrates with Fedora Software collections, to
>    provide multiple versions of different languages to suit your
>    needs. Software Collections allow you to install additional
>    language support alongside the system software, without any
>    conflicts. For example, you could use Software Collections to
>    enable a separate version of Perl or Ruby without conflicting
>    with the system version.
> * Ease of installation
>    We want the installation of the Fedora Workstation to be as
>    straightforward and simple as possible. In Fedora Workstation we've
>    distilled this process down to selecting the layout of your physical
>    media, and then pressing "Install." (In fact, you can even let the
>    installer choose the disk layout for you.) And because the future of
>    installations is not optical disks, we ship with an easy to use tool to
>    help you create bootable USB sticks -- just download a new Live image,
>    right-click, and write to USB.
> * Web service integration
>    We recognize you have work to do, and you want to use the tools
>    that let you get it done. That's why we're working to make all
>    your applications in Fedora Workstation look and feel the same.
>    With the ability to run HTML5 web services in a chromeless
>    window, we aim to make your apps feel like a natural extension to
>    your desktop. More integration upgrades are coming in future
>    Fedora Workstation releases.
> * Support for high resolution displays (HiDPI)
>    Technology never stands still, and as a software developer you
>    are used to using the best technology available. So we've spent a
>    lot of time and effort on supporting the new generation of HiDPI
>    displays found on new hardware like many new ultrabook models, or
>    the Apple Retina display. That's probably why Fedora has been
>    called the best of HiDPI.
> * Exciting roadmap
>    This Fedora Workstation release is not the end. It's the
>    beginning of a new era for Fedora on the desktop. We have a
>    roadmap lined up to bring a range of exciting new technologies to
>    the Linux desktop:
>    - Containers
>    - Smarter virtual machines
>    - Better development tools
>    - Improved toolkit integration
>    - More web integration
>    - ...and much more
> So if you want to be part of the future of the Linux desktop, get
> on board now!
> Downloads, upgrades, documentation, and common bugs
> ===================================================
> You can start by downloading Fedora 21:
> <>
> If you are upgrading from a previous release of Fedora, refer to:
> <>
> * Fedora now includes the FedUp utility to enable an easy upgrade to
>    Fedora 21 from previous releases. See the FedUp page on the
>    Fedora wiki for more information:
> <>
> Documentation
> -------------
> Read the full release notes for Fedora 21, guides for several languages,
> and learn about known bugs and how to report new ones:
> <>
> Fedora 21 common bugs are documented at:
> <>
> This page includes information on several known non-blocker bugs in
> Fedora 20, please be sure to read it before installing!
> Spins
> -----
> In addition to the new Fedora flavors, Fedora users also have the
> alternative of Fedora Spins that highlight user favorites like KDE
> Plasma Workspaces, Xfce, LXDE, and Sugar on a Stick (SoaS). If
> you're interested in trying out one of the spins, head over to the
> page for Fedora Spins and grab the spins you're interested in!
> <>
> Contributing
> ------------
> We hope that you're excited to have Fedora 21 in your hands and are
> looking forward to using it and exploring its new features and many
> improvements over Fedora 20. But that's not all! Fedora never
> stands still, we're always working towards a new and better release
> and sharing our work with the world. Want to be part of the fun?
> It's easy to get involved!
> There are many ways to contribute to Fedora, even if it's just bug
> reporting. You can also help translate software and content, test and
> give feedback on software updates, write and edit documentation, design
> and do artwork, help with all sorts of promotional activities, and
> package free software for use by millions of Fedora users worldwide. To
> get started, visit <> today!

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