[Linux-aus] Announcing the release of Fedora 20.

Ankur Sinha sanjay.ankur at gmail.com
Wed Dec 18 12:40:33 EST 2013


Please find the Fedora 20 release announcement below. I'll have ISOs of
all media in a few days. If you are unable to download them, please
request a copy via the freemedia program:


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> From: Robyn Bergeron <rbergero at redhat.com>
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> Subject: Announcing the release of Fedora 20.
> Date: Tue, 17 Dec 2013 10:02:30 -0500 (EST)
> Greetings!
> We can say with great certainty the Fedora Project is pleased to
announce the release of Fedora 20 ("Heisenbug"), which coincides with
the 10th anniversary of the creation of the Fedora Project.  
> Download this leading-edge, free and open source operating system now:
> http://fedoraproject.org/get-fedora
> Detailed information about this release can be seen in the release
> *** Dedicated to Seth Vidal ***
> On July 8, the Fedora Project lost Seth Vidal, a dedicated, tireless,
and brilliant contributor. Seth was a lead developer of Yum and the
Fedora update repository system. He worked to ensure that the technical
and community infrastructure of Fedora worked well and consistently for
users and contributors around the world. Seth touched the lives of
hundreds of Fedora contributors directly and millions of others
indirectly by improving the experience of using and updating Fedora. 
> The Fedora Project dedicates the Fedora 20 release to Seth and asks
that you join us in remembering his generous spirit and incredible work
that helped make Fedora what it is today. We miss you, Seth. 
> *** 10 Years of Fedora ***
> The Fedora 20 release coincides with Fedora's tenth anniversary. The
first Fedora release (then called Fedora Core 1) came out on November 6,
2003. The Fedora Project community has grown into an active and vibrant
one that produces a new version of this leading-edge, free and open
source operating system around every six months. 
> *** Desktop Environments and Spins ***
> The Fedora Project strives to provide the best desktop experiences
possible for users, from desktop environment to application selection.
We also produce  nearly a dozen spins tailor-made for desktop users,
hardware design, gaming, musicians, artists, and early classroom
> Spins are available for download here:
> == GNOME 3.10 ==
> Fedora 20 comes with GNOME 3.10, which has several new applications
and features that will please GNOME-lovers. This release includes a new
music application (gnome-music), a new maps application (gnome-maps), a
revamp for the system status menu, and Zimbra support in Evolution. 
> == KDE Plasma Workspaces 4.11 ==
> The Fedora KDE SIG has rebased to KDE 4.11 for Fedora 20. This release
includes faster Nepomuk indexing, improvements to Kontact, KScreen
integration in KWin, Metalink/HTTP support for KGet, and much more. 
> == Spins ==
> Spins are alternate versions of Fedora.  In addition to various
desktop environments for Fedora, spins are also available as tailored
environments for various types of users via hand-picked application sets
or customizations. 
> See all of the Fedora 20 Release Spins here:
> *** ARM as a Primary Architecture ***
> While Fedora has supported a number of hardware architectures over the
years, x86/x86_64 has been the default for the majority of Fedora users
and for the Linux community in general. 
> ARM, however, has been making massive strides. It already dominates
the mobile market, is becoming a go-to platform for hobbyists and
makers, and is showing enormous promise for the server market as well. 
> In keeping with Fedora's commitment to innovation, the Fedora
community has been pushing to make ARM a primary architecture to satisfy
the needs of users and developers targeting the ARM platform.
> *** Cloud and Virtualization Improvements ***
> The Fedora 20 release continues the Fedora tradition of adopting and
integrating leading edge technologies used in cloud computing. This
release includes features that will make working with virtualization and
cloud computing much easier.
> == First-Class Cloud Images ==
> The Fedora Cloud SIG has been working hard to provide images that are
well-suited for running as guests in public and private clouds like
Amazon Web Services (AWS) and OpenStack. 
> If you're using public or private cloud, you should grab one of the
downloadable Cloud Images or find a supported EC2 image, here:
> http://fedoraproject.org/en/get-fedora-options#clouds
> == VM Snapshot UI with virt-manager ==
> Taking VM snapshots is now much easier. Though qemu and libvirt have
all the major pieces in place for performing safe VM
snapshots/checkpoints, there isn't any simple, discoverable UI. This
feature will track adding that UI to virt-manager and any other virt
stack bits that need to be fixed/improved, including adding
functionality to libvirt to support deleting and rebasing to external
> == ARM on x86 with libvirt/virt-manager ==
> You can now run ARM VMs on x86 hosts using standard libvirt tools:
libvirt virsh, virt-manager and virt-install.
> *** Big Data ***
> The Fedora 20 release includes all the packages you need to run Apache
Hadoop 2.2.0. Hadoop is a widely used, increasingly complete big data
platform with a strong, growing community and ecosystem. The Hadoop
packages included with Fedora 20 will provide a foundation for immediate
use of Hadoop and a base for the rest of the Apache Hadoop ecosystem.
> *** Developer Goodness ***
> As always, Fedora 20 includes new features and updated packages that
will be of interest to all manner of developers.
> == WildFly 8 ==
> WildFly 8 is the next version of the application server previously
known as JBoss Application Server. With WildFly 8, it's possible to run
your Java EE 7 applications with unparalleled speed. 
> WildFly 8 boasts a optimized boot process that starts services
concurrently to eliminate unnecessary waits and taps into the power of
multi-core processors. At the same time, WildFly takes an aggressive
approach to memory management and keeps its memory footprint
exceptionally small compared to other JVMs. 
> == Ruby on Rails 4.0 ==
> This update supports Ruby on Rails developers by providing
system-packaged Ruby on Rails of the latest version. Apart from that,
Rails 4.0 also brings improved functionality, speed, security, and
better modularization.
> *** Maturity and Advanced Features ***
> Sometimes it's not the big, new features that make a user's experience
better; it's the little enhancements or long-awaited tricky features
that really help make a new release the bee's knees. 
> == NetworkManager Improvements ==
> NetworkManager is getting several improvements in Fedora 20 that will
be welcome additions for power users and system administrators. 
> Users will now be able to add, edit, delete, activate, and de-activate
network connections via the nmcli command line tool, which will make
life much easier for non-desktop uses of Fedora.
> NetworkManager is also getting support for bonding interfaces and
bridging interfaces. Bonding and bridging are used in many enterprise
setups and are necessary for virtualization and fail-over scenarios.
> == No Default Sendmail, Syslog ==
> In the interests of paring down services that are generally not used
on desktop systems, Fedora 20 removes and replaces some services that
many users find unnecessary from the Live Desktop DVD. They will remain
available as installable packages for users who might need them. 
> The systemd journal now takes the place as the default logging
solution for minimal and other selected installation methods, such as
the Live Desktop DVD, having been tested and able to manage persistent
logging in place of syslog. 
> Also, Sendmail will no longer be installed by default, as most Fedora
installs have no need of a Mail Transfer Agent (MTA). 
> *** Even More Changes ***
> Fedora prides itself on bringing cutting-edge technologies to users of
open source software around the world, and this release continues that
tradition. No matter what you do, Fedora 20 has the tools you need to
help you get things done. 
> A complete list with details of each new change is available here:
> https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/20/ChangeSet
> *** Documentation ***
> Read the full release notes for Fedora 20, guides for several
languages, and learn about known bugs and how to report new ones:
> http://docs.fedoraproject.org/
> Fedora 20 common bugs are documented here:
> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Common_F20_bugs
> This page includes information on several known non-blocker bugs in
Fedora 20; please be sure to read it before installing!
> *** Contributing ***
> We hope that you're excited to have Fedora 20 in your hands and are
looking forward to using it and exploring its new features and many
improvements over Fedora 19. 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
> 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://join.fedoraproject.org today!
> Cheers,
> -robyn
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Warm regards,
Ankur (FranciscoD)


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