Fedora 19 ´Schrödinger´s Cat´ Beta

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Fedora 19 ´Schrödinger´s Cat´ Beta

Fedora è una distribuzione GNU/Linux curata dal Progetto Fedora, un progetto Open Source sponsorizzato (ma non direttamente supportato) da Red Hat e supportato dalla community.

Note di rilascio:

We´ve opened the box for the Fedora 19 "Schrödinger´s Cat" beta release

and confirmed it´s alive! Ready to purr at the latest free and open

source technology? Download it now:


**** What is the Beta release? ****

The Beta release is the last important milestone before the release of

Fedora 19. Only critical bug fixes will be pushed as updates, leading

up to the general release of Fedora 19. Join us in making Fedora 19 a

solid release by downloading, testing, and providing your valuable


Of course, this is a beta release, meaning that some problems may still

be lurking. A list of the problems we already know about is found at

the Common F19 bugs page, seen here:


Fedora 19 Beta´s default configuration allows applications and users

with administrative privileges to install signed packages from the

official Fedora repositories (but no other packages) without

authentication or confirmation. This was inherited from PackageKit

upstream, is not Fedora´s intended behavior, and will not be the case

for the Fedora 19 final release. More details on this issue and the

planned behavior for the final release can be found at

https://fedorahosted.org/fesco/ticket/1115 .

**** Features ****

Fedora 19 continues our long tradition of bringing the latest

technologies to open source software users. No matter what you do with

open source, Fedora 19 has the tools you need to help you get things


A complete list with details of each new feature is available here:


=== Make new things ===

Would you like to play? Whether you´re a developer, maker, or just

starting to learn about open source development, we have what you need

to bring your ideas to reality. Here´s a peek at some of our new tools:

* 3D modelling and printing are enabled through a variety of tools,

  including OpenSCAD, Skeinforge, SFACT, Printrun, and RepetierHost. By

  bringing 3D printing tools into Fedora, you can get started with

  what´s ready-to-go in the repositories without having to download

  binary blobs or run Python code from git.

* OpenShift Origin makes it easy for you to build your own

  Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) infrastructure, allowing you to enable

  others to easily develop and deploy software.

* node.js is a popular Javascript-based platform for those building

  scalable network applications or real-time apps across distributed

  devices.  Also included is the npm package manager, providing access

  to over 20,000 programs and libraries available under free and open

  source licenses.

* Ruby 2.0.0, just released in February, comes to Fedora while

  maintaining source-level backwards compatibility with your Ruby 1.9.3

  software. Also included: a custom Ruby loader for easy switching of


* MariaDB, a community-developed fork of MySQL, is the default

  implementation of MySQL in Fedora 19, offering users a truly open

  MySQL implementation.

=== Get things done ===

* Federated VOIP means Fedora users can make calls using a user at domain

  address with the same convenience as email.  

* CUPS has been updated to the latest upstream release, using PDF

  rather than PostScript as the baseline document format.

=== Learn ===

* Developer´s Assistant is great for those new to development or even

  new to Linux, this tool helps you to get started on a code project

  with templates, samples, and toolchains for the languages of your

  choice. Bonus: It lets you publish directly to GitHub.

=== Deploy, Monitor, and Manage ===

Make your machines work for you--not the other way around. Whether you

have one or "one too many" machines, Fedora 19 helps you boot manage

your systems and enables you to be proactive with tools for diagnosis,

monitoring, and logging.

* Syslinux optional boot tool integration brings you optional,

  simplified booting of Fedora. We have added support for using

  syslinux instead of GRUB via kickstart and plan to add a hidden

  option in Anaconda installer as well. syslinux is especially ideal

  for images used in cloud environments and virt appliances where the

  advanced features of GRUB are not needed.

* Among other systemd enhancements in this release, systemd Resource

  Control lets you modify your service settings without a reboot by

  dynamically querying and modifying resource control parameters at


* Kerberos administrators will enjoy an easier experience, thanks to

  Fedora 19 removing the need for Kerberos clients to sync their clocks

  or to have reverse DNS records carefully setup for services. In

  addition, it provies Kerberos-enabled, LDAP replicated, two-factor

  authentication for FreeIPA.

* OpenLMI is a common infrastructure for the management of Linux

  systems that makes remote management of machines much simpler.

**** Desktop Environments and Spins ****

=== GNOME 3.8 ===

GNOME 3.8 brings new applications such as clock and improvements to the

desktop including privacy and sharing settings, ordered search,

frequent applications overview, and additionally provides the ability

to enable a "classic mode" for a user experience similar to GNOME 2

built out of a collection of GNOME Shell extensions.  Refer to

https://help.gnome.org/misc/release-notes/3.8/ for more details. 

=== KDE Plasma Workspaces 4.10 ===

A modern, stable desktop environment, KDE Plasma Workspaces 4.10

includes new features for printing and screenlocking, better indexing

of files, and improved accessibility features.  Refer to

http://www.kde.org/announcements/4.10/ for more details.

=== 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. You can read more about Fedora´s Spins here


Interest-specific Spins include the Design Suite Spin, the Robotics

Spin, and the Security Spin, among others. Other available desktop

environments, in addition to the GNOME 3.8 desktop which is shipped in

the default version of Fedora 19, as well as those highlighted above,

include Xfce, Sugar on a Stick, and LXDE.

To see all of the Official Fedora 19 Release Spins, see the Fedora 19

Release Spins link: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/19/Spins

Nightly composes of alternate Spins are available here:


**** Contributing ****

We can´t build Fedora inside a box. We need your help! Bug reports are

especially helpful--if you encounter any issues, please report them!

Fedora is a fantastic, friendly community, and we have many ways in

which you can contribute, including documentation, marketing, design,

QA, and development.

To learn how to help us, visit:


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