Release Notes: The GNOME Shell can now be rendered in software on non-supported hardware, and deprecated DRI2 drivers have been replaced by llvmpipe. libvirt-sandbox now allows launching programs in secure virtualized containers. Filesystems larger than 16 TB are now supported. SELinux can now deny ptrace calls, as used by strace and gdb. Xorg 1.12 adds multitouch support and smooth scrolling. Many other improvements have been made. Software updates include Linux kernel 3.3.4, GNOME and GTK+ 3.4, KDE 4.8, Xorg 1.12, The Gimp 2.8, krb5 1.10, Qemu 1.0, gcc 4.7, and OpenJDK7.
Release Notes: Most prominently, the new default desktop is GNOME 3. Systemd now replaces SysVinit for increased boot speed and maintainability. A new, more deterministic network device naming scheme was introduced. A new /run directory was introduced as a tmpfs, and /var/run and /var/lock are bind mounted to it. An optional dynamic firewall daemon was added. setroubleshoot was redesigned to make it easier to diagnose SELinux problems. Many other improvements were made. Software updates include KDE 4.6, Xfce 4.8, X.org 1.10, GTK+ 3.0, Libreoffice 3.3.2, Firefox 4, GCC 4.6, GDB 7.3, Python 3.2, and Boost 1.46.
Release Notes: New features include enhanced thin client virtualization, sysadmin enhancements such as IPMI and OpenSCPA support, and developer enhancements such as Rakudo Star (Perl 6), the D language, and GDB improvements. Software updates include KDE 4.5, GNOME 2.32, X11 1.9, OpenOffice 3.3 (RC), Python 2.7, Perl 5.12, Ruby 1.8.7, and Boost 1.44.
Release Notes: New features include automatic print driver installation, automatic language pack installation, a redesigned user account tool, color management to calibrate monitors and scanners, and experimental 3D support for NVIDIA video cards. Further new features include support for installation over the Internet, SSSD authentication for users, updates to NFS, system rollback for the Btrfs file system, better SystemTap probes, a Python 3 stack that can be installed parallel to an existing Python stack, and support for the entire Java EE 6 spec in Netbeans 6.8. Many other enhancements were made.
Release Notes: Major features include improved Webcam support, better video codecs, audio improvements, and better power management. An automatic bug reporting tool, Bluetooth on demand, many virtualization enhancements, and security improvements were also included.
Release Notes: This release includes OpenOffice.org 3.0 and GNOME 2.24.1, a rewritten audio system, support for a vast array of webcams, and better handling of printers via both direct physical connections and networks.
Release Notes: The Fedora Core (FC) and Extras (FE) software repositories are now merged. Spins have been introduced as a method of creating custom distribution sets and live CDs/DVDs. Support for fast user switching, for hotplugging of display devices, for improved handling of SELinux, for the Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) technology, for the new mac80211 wireless stack, for improved power management through a kernel with dynamic ticks, and for the experimental nouveau nVidia driver were introduced. GNOME 2.18, KDE 3.5.6, Firefox 2, glibc 2.6, and gcc 4.1.2 are now included.
Release Notes: The Fedora Core (FC) and Extras (FE) software repositories are being merged, though the prepared media have a restricted selection of packages. Creation of live CDs and custom distributions is being implemented. A large number of new features are being tested for inclusion in the final version, such as the use of libata for PATA, improved FireWire support, a tickless kernel, a CodecBuddy for obtaining unshipped multimedia codecs, inclusion of wireless firmware, and more. A new theme called Echo is default on the desktop. Kernel 2.6.19 and GNOME 2.17.90 are now included.
Release Notes: Installation from multiple repositories at install-time was implemented. Package management was enhanced, including an update alert applet. Printer configuration was enhanced. A new theme was introduced. The system's default font was changed to DejaVu to increase support for several alphabets. The Compiz window manager using the AIGLX framework was integrated. Startup performance of applications was improved by use of the DT_GNU_HASH linker option. Xen and SELinux usability were improved. X.org X11R7.1, GNOME 2.16, and KDE 3.5.4 are now included.
Release Notes: Support for the Intel-based Macintosh platform was added. Support for IPv6 was added in the installer. A puplet applet for desktop notifications about package updates was introduced. The printing system was reworked. GNOME was updated to 2.15, aiming for 2.16 for the final release. KDE was updated to 3.5.3. Many other modifications were made.