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These are the Talking Points for the Fedora 14 release. For information on how these talking points were chosen, see Talking Points SOP. They are intended to help Ambassadors quickly present an overview of highlighted features when talking about the release.

The talking points are based in part on the features for this release. Any Fedora community member can introduce a feature, using our feature process.

For desktop users and everyone

Things of general interest to most people using Fedora.

KDE45 "KDE Plasma Desktop 4.5"

KDE45 feature

Feature talking point.

Feature summarized talking point.

MeeGo 1.0

MeeGo 1.0 feature

MeeGo™ is an operating environment and development kit for next-generation mobile and device platforms, formed from the merger of Intel's Moblin project and Nokia's Maemo project, and backed by the Linux Foundation. It includes a rich set of software and libraries that support multiple architectures and multiple app stores, and are well aligned with a variety of upstream free and open source software projects. Fedora 14 offers an integrated set of MeeGo software on a ready-to-use spin. Users can experience this platform simply by downloading the spin image, and can try it on any personal computer, including netbooks or other small systems, and interested developers can contribute to the development of this exciting new platform.

MeeGo™ lets you try the latest mobile platform on any computer, including your netbook.

For administrators

Improvements that make system administrators' lives better.


ipmiutil feature

Feature talking point.

Feature summarized talking point.


Systemd feature

It allows to defer the start of daemons until the deamon is needed for accepting an incomming network connection. It is also able to manage file system tasks. Using control groups (a Linux feature) it allows to handle all processes related to a particular feature together. In the future it will also act as session manager. It will speed up boot, but more work is needed to reap the full benefits.

No manual ordering of features is needed, the kernel does the ordering automatically.

On-demand starting of services and activation of features.


Spice feature

Feature talking point.

Feature summarized talking point.


EC2 feature

This allows EC2 users to have an option of using a recent and supported Fedora release.

For developers

Innovations that make Fedora a great platform for software developers.

D Programming

D Programming feature

D is a systems programming language which focus is on combining the power and high performance of C and C++ with the programmer productivity of modern languages like Ruby and Python. The D language is statically typed and compiles directly to machine code. It's multiparadigm, supporting many programming styles: imperative, object oriented, and metaprogramming. It's a member of the C syntax family, and its appearance is very similar to that of C++.

Feature summarized talking point.


GNUstep feature

Feature talking point.

GNUstep is a reimplementation of the NextStep environment. It's a GUI framework based of the Objective-C programming language which is part of the gcc.

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Memory Debugging Tools

Memory Debugging Tools feature

Feature talking point.

Feature summarized talking point.

Python 2.7

Python 2.7 feature

Feature talking point.

Feature summarized talking point.

Rakudo Star

Rakudo Star feature

Perl 6 is a major revision to the Perl programming language, which introduces elements of many modern and historical languages. There are currently multiple implementation projects of Perl 6 underway, the most actively developed one is Rakudo, which is based on the Parrot virtual machine.

The first production release of the Perl 6 language.


A few highlighted Fedora Spins coming out with this release.

Fedora 14 Release Spins