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Fedora 18 Accepted Features

These features have been accepted by the Fedora Engineering Steering Committee for the Fedora 18 Release.


% Complete Name Summary Updated
100% 256 Color Terminals Enable terminal programs to use the enhanced color capabilities of modern terminals by default. I.E. increase their color options from the 8 colors at the top of this picture, to the other 256 displayed. 2012-10-08
100% Active Directory Fedora should be able to be used on an Active Directory domain (or other kerberos realms, such as IPA) out of the box. It should be easy to configure domain logins on a Fedora machine, and then it should be intuitive and uneventful to login with those credentials. 2012-10-09
100% Agent Free Management The goal of this feature is the substitute some of the important functionality of the systems management software that is usually installed on the operating system by a native implementation. This will also put existing standards already in use by Service Processors like IPMI and WSMAN to better use. 2012-09-17
100% Avahi by Default on the Desktop Fedora should work out of the box discovering MDNS shared printers and other MDNS devices. The system should not publish any private information via MDNS by default, but MDNS should be available for device discovery by default for the Desktop install of Fedora. 2012-10-22
100% Boost 1.50 Update Boost to the upstream (latest) 1.50 release. 2012-10-07
100% CIM Management WBEM and CIM are two of the DMTF standards for enterprise system management. Fedora already contains implementation of the standard but the existing capabilities are focused more on system monitoring. The standards allow to add methods for system management as well. The goal is to implement new CIM providers and extend the existing ones to enable the basic system management capabilities. The implementation should adhere to the standards to allow for easier interoperability with other CIM/WBEM based applications. The feature is targeting system administrators and experienced users and should lay base ground for future development of enterprise-level management infrastructure for Fedora. 2012-10-15
100% Clojure Addition of Clojure tooling packages to Fedora, including the Leinengen build tool and its configuration to use the system Maven repository, as well as Clojure libraries and frameworks, including Korma and Noir. 2012-10-16
100% Display Manager Infrastructure Rework We'd like to remove the prefdm logic. Instead we propose to use systemd's own symlink management to select a display manager. 2012-10-01
100% DNF and Hawkey Provide hawkey, a new package management library built on top of libsolv. Preview the next-generation Yum package manager, using hawkey/libsolv for backend. 2012-08-06
100% D Programming Update D environment. 2012-10-30
100% DragonEgg DragonEgg is a gcc plugin that replaces GCC's optimizers and code generators with those from the LLVM project. 2012-06-10
100% Dwarf Compressor Reduce size of *.debug files in debuginfo packages in Fedora 18 using DWARF Compressor dwz. 2012-07-18
100% Eucalyptus Eucalyptus is a cloud computing software platform for on-premise (private) Infrastructure as a Service clouds. It uses existing infrastructure to create scalable and secure AWS-compatible cloud resources for compute, network and storage. 2012-10-22
100% FedFS RFC 5716 introduces the Federated File System (FedFS, for short). FedFS is an extensible standardized mechanism by which system administrators construct a coherent namespace across multiple file servers using file system referrals. 2012-07-24
100% firewalld - default firewall solution The purpose of this feature request is to make firewalld the default firewall solution for Fedora 18. 2012-10-16
100% Fontconfig 2.10 Update fontconfig package to 2.10. 2012-07-31
100% GHC 7.4.1 Update Fedora Haskell packages to the latest major version 7.4.1 of the Glasgow Haskell Compiler. 2012-09-04
100% GNOME 3.6 Update GNOME to the latest upstream release 2012-09-26
100% GNOME IBus Integration Gnome 3.6 will provide support for input methods using IBus, in addition to keyboard layout configuration. 2012-10-04
100% Heat Heat provides an AWS CloudFormation API for OpenStack. The CloudFormation API allows the orchestration of cloud applications using file or web based templates. 2012-10-16
100% ibus-libpinyin This feature covers ibus-libpinyin, a new ibus Pinyin engine for input of Simplified Chinese using libpinyin. 2012-08-06
100% Ibus-Typing-Booster Ibus-Typing Booster is a predictive input method for the ibus platform. It predicts complete words based on partial input. One can then simply select the desired word from a list of suggestions and improve one's typing speed and spelling. 2012-08-15
100% IPA v3 Trusts The new major release of IPA featuring Trusts to Active Directory domains. 2012-07-23
100% IPython 0.13 Update ipython to version 0.13 with reorganizing the package structure to better fit the new upstream structure. 2012-10-09
100% KDE Plasma Workspaces 4.9 Rebase to KDE Plasma Workspace 4.9. including Plasma Desktop and Netbook workspaces, the KDE Applications and the KDE Platform. 2012-10-05
100% KRB5 Credential Cache Move Changes the default location of Kerberos credential cache from living in /tmp/krb5cc_UID_XXXXXX to being /run/user/$USERNAME/krb5cc 2012-07-17
100% KRB5 DIR: Credential Caches Kerberos 1.10 added a new cache storage type, DIR: which allows Kerberos to maintain TGTs for multiple KDCs simultaneously and auto-select between them when negotiating with Kerberized resources. Fedora should switch to using the DIR: cache format over the older FILE: cache format to support accessing mulitple Kerberos realms. 2012-09-26
100% LTTng 2.0 Introduction of the new LTTng infrastructure including its userspace tracer component, the control tool and viewers. 2012-10-22
100% MATE Desktop MATE Desktop is based on GNOME 2 and provides an intuitive and attractive desktop to Linux users who seek a simple, easy to use traditional interface. 2012-10-15
100% MiniDebugInfo Install minimal debuginfo by default to increase quality of bug reports and allow easier support for profiling and user space tracing. 2012-07-13
100% NetworkManager Hotspots This enhancement to NetworkManager will enable easy-to-use AP-mode for supported hardware, which solves compatibility problems and provides a smoother user experience. 2012-10-09
80% New Installer UI Enhancing the anaconda installer with a new user interface, improving both the end-user experience as well as ease of implementation of new features, particularly new storage technologies, for developers. 2012-08-07
100% NFSometer NFSometer is a performance measurement framework for running workloads and reporting results across NFS protocol versions, NFS options and Linux NFS client implementations. 2012-07-24
100% Offline Updates using systemd and PackageKit Make updating of system components more reliable by doing it in an minimal, controlled environment. 2012-07-23
100% OpenStack Folsom OpenStack will be upgraded to the next major stable release, called "Folsom". 2012-10-12
100% oVirt engine 3.1 The oVirt engine is the management application of the oVirt virtualization platform. Version 3.1 is the latest version, including the GUI and many important new features. 2012-10-03
100% Package Service Presets So far, whether a service is enabled or disabled after package installation is encoded in the %post scripts of the RPM, and decided globally for the entire distribution, ignoring the particular needs of spins. With the introduction of "presets" we'd like to remove this policy from the packaging scripts and place them in explicit "preset" files instead which can be different for the various spins, and even for individual systems. 2012-08-07
100% PCRE 8.30 Upgrade to PCRE (Perl-Compatible Regular Expression) library 8.30 or newer. 2012-02-28
100% Perl 5.16 Upgrade to Perl 5.16 as brings a lot of changes. 2012-11-06
100% PowerPC ppc64p7 subarch support We'd like to officially support the new Power7 optimized ppc64p7 subarch in Fedora. 2012-10-24
100% procps-ng Migration from legacy procps tools to procps-ng (next generation procps tools) 2012-03-07
100% Python 3.3 Update the Python 3 stack in Fedora from 3.2 to 3.3 2012-10-15
100% Rework Package Groups Reorganize how the distribution is constructed. 2012-10-24
95% rngd default-on rngd (part of the rng-tools package) should be enabled by default. 2012-08-06
100% RPM 4.10 Update RPM to 4.10 2012-05-24
100% Rails 3.2 Rails 3.2 is the latest version of Ruby on Rails stack. Fedora 17 still contains Rails 3.0, which are rather old from the Rails community point of view. 2012-08-13
100% Riak Add Riak NoSQL database to the Fedora repositories. 2012-08-20
100% Samba 4 The Samba Team is working on a final release of Samba 4.0. On Monday, 16th of July 2012, Beta4 of Samba 4.0 has been released. This is important milestone in a more than 8 years of Samba 4 development. This page attempts to explain what will be and will not be available in Fedora. 2012-10-10
99% Secure Boot "Secure Boot" describes a UEFI feature by which malware is prevented from inserting itself into the boot process before the operating system loads. The UEFI feature is required to be enabled on all machines bearing the Windows 8 Client logo, which will be the overwhelming majority of all desktop and notebook systems. 2012-10-15
100% Secure Containers Create a tool virt-sandbox-server that will allow an administrator to easily create a LXC Container to run the an application server, with libvirt and SELinux locking it down. This tool is part of the virt-sandbox package introduced in Fedora 17. 2012-10-15
100% SELinux Rename Booleans Rename all booleans that currently begin with allow_ to something that is more domain specific. 2012-09-27
100% SELinux Systemd Access Control We need systemd to do SELinux access checking whether or not a process is allowed to manage a unit file. 2012-09-21
100% Server KMS Drivers Servers generally ship with fairly simple GPU hardware that can provide scanout and a small amount of VRAM. Currently we use drivers to drive these chipsets. However a set of simple KMS drivers could be written along with a single driver to drive this hardware. Bringing the featureset of KMS to these chipsets. 2012-07-25
100% Simplified crash reporting via ABRT Server This feature provides simplified crash reporting along with fully featured server for handling user-reported problems. 2012-10-08
100% Storage Management StorageManagement is a collection of storage management tools and libs to manage storage area networks (SAN) and network attached storage (NAS). 2012-10-02
100% Sugar 0.98 Provide the latest Sugar Learning Environment (0.98), including an enhanced activity set to provide an stable demo environment for Sugar as well as an environment for developers. 2012-10-25
100% Syscall Filters Syscall filtering is a security mechanism that allows applications to define which syscalls they should be allowed to execute. 2012-08-15
100% System Storage Manager System Storage Manager provides easy to use command line interface to manage your storage using various technologies like lvm, btrfs, encrypted volumes and more. 2012-10-16
100% Systemtap 2 A major new version of systemtap. 2012-10-09
70% SysV to Systemd Porting from sysVinit init scripts to systemd unit files. 2012-11-03
100% Team Driver Network Team driver allows multiple network interfaces to be teamed together and act like a single one. 2012-10-04
100% /tmp on tmpfs Mount a tmpfs on /tmp by default. (Administrators can override this.) 2012-04-02
100% Virt Guest Suspend/Hibernate support Linux guests don't do S3/S4 properly right now due to missing functionality in the virtio layer to save state before hibernation and restore it after resume. The plan is to extend virtio and individual virtio drivers to handle hibernation, as well as userspace components like libvirt + qemu to enable everything. 2012-08-07
100% Virt Live Snapshots Live snapshots allow a user to take a snapshot of a virtual machine while the guest is running, thus preserving the state and data of a VM at a specific point in time. 2012-08-07
100% Xfce 4.10 Updates the Fedora Xfce desktop to version 4.10. This release incorporates major changes to the core of the Xfce desktop environment, and includes numerous bugfixes and improvements. 2012-05-04

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