Fedora 23 for z Systems (aka s390x) is here

Dan Horák dan at danny.cz
Tue Nov 10 17:16:51 UTC 2015


Fedora 23 for z Systems (aka s390x) released
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It's (approximately) Halloween, so you know what that means — new
Fedora! The Fedora 23 release is here, and it's better than ever
before. We're pleased to bring you the latest incarnation of one of the
main Fedora editions on z Systems — Fedora Server, built with love by
the Fedora community to custom-fit your needs mainly in the service
deployment area.

If that's all you need to hear, download from
https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora-secondary/releases/23/
or if you already use Fedora, follow the simple upgrade steps at
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Upgrading.

Otherwise, read on for details.


Fedora Server
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Fedora Server makes service management simple with RoleKit, a
programmatic interface for quick deployment, and Cockpit, a remote web
GUI. Now in Fedora Server 23, you can manage Kubernetes clusters from
the Cockpit Admin Console, or launch a FreeIPA domain controller from a
kickstart file. Get Fedora Server this morning and have an identity
management solution in place by lunchtime.

* https://getfedora.org/server


Updated Components
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As with every Fedora release, almost every component has a new version,
with improvements across the board.

Fedora 23 also has important under-the-hood security improvements, with
increased hardening for all compiled software and with insecure SSL3
and RC4 protocols disabled. We've also updated all of the software
installed by default in Fedora Cloud Base Image and to use
Python version 3, and the Mono .NET compatible framework is now
at version 4.

Perhaps most importantly, Unicode 8.0 support now enables the crucial
U1F32D character.


Downloads, upgrades, documentation, and common bugs
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You can start by downloading Fedora 23:

https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora-secondary/releases/23/

If you are upgrading from a previous release of Fedora, refer to:

* http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Upgrading

Read the full release notes for Fedora 23:

* https://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/Fedora/23/html/Release_Notes/

Fedora 23 common bugs are documented at:

* http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Common_F23_bugs

This page includes information on several known bugs in Fedora 23.
Please be sure to read it before installing!

z Systems specific issues are then being documented at:

* https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Architectures/s390x/23


Contributing
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We hope you're as excited as we are about Fedora 23 and look forward to
exploring it yourself. Don't forget — Fedora never stands still as
we're always working towards a new and better release by 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 http://whatcanidoforfedora.org/ today!


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