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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
100% 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). 2009-04-14
100% Anaconda Storage Rewrite New storage code to use udev for detection of block devices and rewritten modules for management of partitions (pyparted), LVM, Software RAID, and block device encryption (pycryptsetup). The rewrite does not change the user interface. 2009-04-14
100% Archer Archer is a gdb development branch focusing on better C++ support. It also includes Python scripting capabilities. 2009-03-04
100% Supported Architectures Change supported architectures and default installed kernels. 32bit x86 binaries will be rebuilt for i586. The PAE kernel will be used on 32-bit hardware, where appropriate. 2009-03-05
100% Automatic Fonts & Mime Installer Allows programs on the desktop to automatically install applications, fonts, multimedia codecs and clipart. 2009-02-26
100% ControlGroups Allows system administrator to partition the system resources into different sub groups, and dedicate these sub groups resources to different applications' need. 2009-04-14
100% ABRT Automatic Bug Reporting Tool: Help non-power users with bug reporting, making it as easy as a few mouse clicks 2009-03-05
100% 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. 2009-03-05
100% DBusPolicy Increase security settings of DBus 2009-03-05
100% DeviceKit A simple, modular system service to manage devices and designed to partially replace hal. Users gain a graphical disk management application called palimpsest which integrates nicely into the desktop. 2009-03-06
100% DNS Security DNSSEC (DNS SECurity) is mechanism which can prove integrity and authenticity of DNS data. 2009-04-15
100% DRI2 Improve Direct Rendering Infrastructure 2009-03-02
100% Eclipse Profiling Tools Add the power of various native profiling tools into the Eclipse IDE and integrate with the rest of the development environment. Specifically add Linux Tools, OProfile, and Valgrind integration. 2009-02-19
100% Evdev2.2 Update to version 2.2 of the X.Org X11 evdev driver (xorg-x11-drv-evdev) 2009-03-09
100% ext4 Default file system Make ext4 the default files system for anaconda-driven installs (replacing ext3). User should notice generally better performance, and benefit from things like persistent preallocation when using updated torrent clients, etc. 2009-04-17
100% Fingerprint Better Out-of-the-box experience for systems with fingerprint readers. Support for one more piece of frequently found hardware. Configuration now available through graphical Authentication Configuration (authconfig). 2009-03-05
100% Firefox 3.5 Upgrade Firefox to the latest release in the Mozilla 1.9.1 series (Firefox 3.5). 2009-03-03
100% gcc 4.4 Switch GCC in Fedora 11 to 4.4.x Rebuild all packages with gcc 4.4.x 2009-04-17
100% GFS2 A cluster filesystem allowing simultaneous access to shared storage from multiple nodes and designed for SAN environment. 2009-03-30
100% 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. 2009-03-18
100% IBus A new default input method framework under active development which is designed to overcome the limitations of SCIM. 2009-04-15
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
100% IntelKMS Enable kernel modesetting by default for Intel chipsets 2009-04-17
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
100% KDE4.2 Rebase to KDE 4.2 and offer new features such as PolicyKit-KDE, NetworkManager plasma applet etc. 2009-03-04
100% KVM PCI Device Assignment Assign PCI devices from your KVM host machine to guest virtual machines. 2009-03-11
100% KVM and QEMU Merge Combine the kvm and qemu packages into a single package 2009-03-26
100% Minimal Platform Enable small installations for a server or desktop appliance 2009-03-17
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
100% 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. 2009-04-17
100% Nouveau as Default Make Nouveau the default driver for NVIDIA graphics chipsets 2009-03-06
100% Nouveau Modesetting Currently, modes are initialised by the 2D driver on X server startup. Kernel Modesetting (KMS) moves all of this into the kernel 2009-04-17
100% OpenChange Natively access Microsoft Exchange using OpenChange. 2009-02-28
100% PAM GDM Improve GDM's interaction with PAM so that it works with multiple simultaneous stacks at once 2009-04-17
100% Power Management Improve the current state of power management, especially in regard to userland. 2009-04-17
100% Presto The presto plugin for yum adds support for downloading deltarpms and using them to generate new packages. 2009-03-02
100% Python 2.6 Include Python 2.6 in Fedora. 2009-04-17
100% Radeon3DUpdate Update the radeon r100/r200 3D drivers to work with kernel modesetting and DRI2 2009-04-11
100% RPM 4.7 Update RPM to 4.7 in Fedora 11 to benefit from performance enhancements 2009-04-14
100% System Security Services Daemon Provides a set of daemons to manage access to remote directories and authentication mechanisms. 2009-03-16
100% Stronger Hashes Support hashes stronger than MD5 and SHA-1 2009-04-14
100% 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 2009-03-04
100% Synaptics Update Update Fedora to ship xorg-x11-drv-synaptics version 1.x 2009-02-26
100% Thunderbird 3 Upgrade Thunderbird to the latest release in the Mozilla 1.9.1 series which is Thunderbird 3 2009-03-03
100% TigerVNC Make TigerVNC the default VNC client in Fedora. 2009-03-03
100% UEFI Provide a standard environment for booting an operating system and running pre-boot applications 2009-04-17
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
100% Virt VNC Authentication A mapping of SASL authentication into the VNC protocol for QEMU and GTK-VNC 2009-03-09
100% VolumeControl The multimedia experience of Fedora users is improved by an easily understandable and much more flexible volume control model. 2009-04-11
100% Windows Cross-compiler Build and test full-featured Windows programs, from the comfort of the Fedora system, without needing to use Windows. 2009-03-11
100% Xfce4.6 Update Xfce to the upstream 4.6 release with many new improvements and features. 2009-02-28
100% Xserver 1.6 Update the X server in to 1.6 2009-04-17

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