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Fedora 11 Accepted Features

These features have been accepted by the Fedora Engineering Steering Committee for the Fedora 11 Release.


% Complete Name Summary Updated
10% 20 Second Startup Make Fedora boot and shut down faster. The goal is to be at the login screen in 20 seconds and then to be as fast as possible after the login (gnome-session). 2009-01-28
80% Anaconda Storage Rewrite Rewrite storage detection and management code 2009-02-27
50% Archer Archer is a gdb development branch focusing on better C++ support. It also includes Python scripting capabilities. 2009-01-16
0% Supported Architectures Change supported architectures and default installed kernels. The x86_64 kernel will be installed and used on compatible hardware, even when installing a 32-bit operating system. The PAE kernel will be used on 32-bit hardware, where appropriate 2009-01-28
100% Automatic Fonts & Mime Installer Allows programs on the desktop to automatically install applications, fonts, multimedia codecs and clipart. 2009-02-26
65% ControlGroups Allows system administrator to partition the system resources into different sub groups, and dedicate these sub groups resources to different applications' need. 2009-02-19
10% CrashCatcher Help non-power users with bug reporting, making it as easy as a few mouse clicks. 2009-01-20
99% Cups PolicyKit Integration Use PolicyKit to define policies for accessing the cups functionality. Cups policies can be configured with the same tools that are used for other PolicyKit-enabled parts of the system. 2009-02-13
30% DebuginfoFS A read-only, internet-mountable filesystem that provides debuginfo packages for use with a debugger. 2009-01-28
95% DeviceKit A simple system service to manage devices designed to partially replace hal and overcome some of its design limitations. 2009-03-02
80% DNS Security DNSSEC (DNS SECurity) is mechanism which can prove integrity and authenticity of DNS data. 2009-01-18
100% Eclipse Profiling Tools Bring the Linux Tools OProfile and Valgrind integration for the Eclipse IDE to Fedora 2009-02-19
0% Empathy Empathy is included as a new instant messaging application in the Gnome 2.24 desktop. The goal is to replace Pidgin with Empathy as the default instant messenger in Fedora. 2009-02-04
90% Evdev2.2 Update to version 2.2 of the X.Org X11 evdev driver (xorg-x11-drv-evdev) 2009-02-26
90% ext4 Default file system Make ext4 the default file system type. 2009-01-12
99 % Fingerprint Make fingerprint readers easy to use as secondary authentication. 2009-01-26
95% FireFox 3.1 Upgrade Firefox to the latest release in the Mozilla 1.9.1 series (Firefox 3.1). 2009-01-08
70% gcc 4.4 Switch GCC in Fedora 11 to 4.4.x Rebuild all packages with gcc 4.4.x 2009-01-26
90% GFS2 A cluster filesystem allowing simultaneous access to shared storage from multiple nodes and designed for SAN environment. 2009-02-04
92% Gnome 2.26 Update to Gnome 2.26 to ensure that Fedora stays in sync with the upstream version of the Gnome desktop. The user experience should be largely unchanged. 2009-03-02
60% IBus A new default input method framework under active development which is designed to overcome the limitations of SCIM. 2009-01-19
100% InputDeviceProperties X server 1.6 input devices provide a generic mechanism to change driver settings at runtime. The same mechanism may be used by applications to store information directly on device. 2009-02-26
87% IntelKMS Enable kernel modesetting by default for Intel chipsets 2009-02-25
100% K12Linux Linux Terminal Server Project ( was integrated into Fedora 10, in a convenient LiveUSB or DVD media installer. Now updated for Fedora 11. 2009-02-05
90% KDE4.2 Rebase to KDE 4.2 and offer new features such as PolicyKit-KDE, NetworkManager plasma applet etc. 2009-03-02
60% KVM PCI Device Assignment Assign PCI devices from your KVM host machine to guest virtual machines. 2009-01-21
25% liblvm A userspace API for LVM 2009-02-12
50% Minimal Platform Enable small installations for a server or desktop appliance 2009-02-13
10% Multiseat Make it simple to configure a system for multiseat operation, where two or more users each have their own keyboard, monitor, and mouse, and can work independently of each other. 2009-01-28
100% NetBeans 6.5 NetBeans IDE 6.5 is a significant update of NetBeans IDE 6.1 which ensures that the latest version is available to developers. 2009-01-26
50% NewTextUI A simplified and easier to maintain Text UI installer for Anaconda. Text mode is now the truly minimal install experience that a lot of people have requested. 2009-02-04
75% Nouveau as Default Make Nouveau the default driver for NVIDIA graphics chipsets 2009-02-18
50% Nouveau Modesetting Currently, modes are initialised by the 2D driver on X server startup. Kernel Modesetting (KMS) moves all of this into the kernel 2009-02-27
100% OpenChange Natively access Microsoft Exchange using OpenChange. 2009-02-28
15% Power Management Improve the current state of power management, especially in regard to userland. 2009-02-05
95% Presto The presto plugin for yum adds support for downloading deltarpms and using them to generate new packages. 2009-01-28
85% Python 2.6 Include Python 2.6 in Fedora. 2009-01-18
25% System Security Services Daemon Provides a set of daemons to manage access to remote directories and authentication mechanisms. 2009-01-19
15% Stronger Hashes Support hashes stronger than MD5 and SHA-1 2009-02-17
30% SVirt Mandatory Access Control sVirt integrates SELinux with the Fedora virtualization stack to allow Mandatory Access Control (MAC) security be applied to guest virtual machines 2009-01-30
100% Synaptics Update Update Fedora to ship xorg-x11-drv-synaptics version 1.x 2009-02-26
25% Systemtap Static Probes Add event tracking to Systemtap for programs when they have static probes inserted. 2009-03-02
50% Thunderbird 3 Upgrade Thunderbird to the latest release in the Mozilla 1.9.1 series which is Thunderbird 3 2009-02-26
95% TightVNC Make TightVNC the default VNC client in Fedora. 2009-01-21
85% UEFI provide a standard environment for booting an operating system and running pre-boot applications 2009-02-16
100% Virt Improved Console improve the user experiance for virtual guests' graphical console, by providing an accurate mouse pointer and higher screen resolution, without requiring manual configuration 2009-02-27


75% Virt VNC Authentication A mapping of SASL authentication into the VNC protocol for QEMU and GTK-VNC 2009-02-26
92% VolumeControl The multimedia experience of Fedora users is improved by an easily understandable and much more flexible volume control model. 2009-02-13
82% Windows Cross-compiler Build and test full-featured Windows programs, from the comfort of the Fedora system, without needing to use Windows. 2009-02-24
75% Xfce4.6 Update Xfce to the upstream 4.6 release with many new improvements and features. 2009-01-19
99% Xserver 1.6 Update the X server in to 1.6 2009-02-26

Proposed Features

Feature Process

  • The process for adding, proposing, and accepting new features into Fedora is on the Feature Process page.

Fedora 11 Release Schedule