Announcing Fedora 21!
h.reindl at thelounge.net
Tue Dec 9 15:50:46 UTC 2014
seeding the torrent images from now on via "qbittorrent-nox"
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.
> Fedora.next and Fedora 21 Flavors
> As part of the Fedora.next 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
> 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
> * 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
> * 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
> 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:
> 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!
> 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!
> 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 <https://join.fedoraproject.org> today!
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