[PLUG] [Fwd: Announcing the release of Fedora 14]
sanjay.ankur at gmail.com
Tue Nov 2 07:45:39 PDT 2010
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> From: Jared K. Smith <jsmith at fedoraproject.org>
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> Subject: Announcing the release of Fedora 14
> Date: Tue, 2 Nov 2010 09:27:41 -0400
> It's here! It's here! It's really here! Fedora 14 has been
> officially released! Fedora is a leading edge, free and open source
> operating system that continues to deliver innovative features to many
> users, with a new release approximately every six months.
> Fedora 14, codename Laughlin, is now available for download. Join us
> and share the joy of free software and the community with friends and
> We know you can't wait to get started with Fedora 14, so simply follow
> this link to download it today:
> If you want a quick tour of highlights in this release, check out:
> For more information including common and known bugs, and tips on how to report
> bugs, please refer to the release notes:
> You can also find this announcement text at:
> === What's New in Fedora 14? ===
> ==== For desktop users ====
> A universe of new features for end users:
> * libjpeg-turbo: Users can load and save images faster in Fedora 14
> than in previous releases.
> * Spice: Spice (Simple Protocol for Independent Computing
> Environments) provides users with an enhanced remote desktop
> experience. Currently, it provides the rudimentary foundation to take
> advantage of things like Accelerated 2D graphics, encryption, and
> hardware cursor support.
> ==== For developers ====
> For developers there are all sorts of additional goodies:
> * D: Fedora 14 introduces support for D, a systems programming
> language combining the power and high performance of C and C++ with
> the programmer productivity of modern languages such as Ruby and
> * Python 2 upgrade: The system python 2 stack has been upgraded to 2.7.
> * GNUStep: A GUI framework based of the Objective-C programming
> language which is part of the gcc.
> * Memory Debugging Tools: The new "gdb-heap" package adds a new "heap"
> command to /usr/bin/gdb which allows you to get a breakdown of how a
> process is using dynamic memory.
> * Rakudo Star: An implementation of Perl version 6, based on the Parrot VM.
> * Support for Milkymist: Developers can enjoy developing for
> Milkymist, an open hardware embedded board, on Fedora 14. Thanks to
> the Fedora Electronic Lab for their work in this regard.
> ==== For system administrators ====
> And don't think we forgot about the system administrators:
> * Fedora is now available for users of the Amazon Elastic Computing
> Cloud service, released concurrently with the traditional release.
> * virt-v2v assists in the easy migration of Xen virtual machines to
> KVM virtual machines.
> * A Virtualization Technology Preview Repo allows users to test the
> very latest developments in virtualization related packages.
> * Varnish has been updated and includes improved scalability and a new
> log function.
> * Apache has been updated and includes a number of module and security fixes.
> And that's only the beginning. Updated versions of many packages, as
> usual, will be available in Fedora 14. A more complete list with more
> details of the new features on board Fedora 14 is available at:
> OK, so what are you waiting for? Go download it! You know you can't wait.
> If you are upgrading from a previous release of Fedora, refer to
> In particular, Fedora has made preupgrade a more robust solution and
> pushed several bug fixes to older releases of Fedora to enable an easy
> upgrade to Fedora 14.
> Fedora 14 full release notes and guides for several languages are available at:
> Fedora 14 common bugs are documented at:
> === Fedora Spins ===
> Fedora spins are alternate version of Fedora, tailored for various
> types of users via hand-picked application set or customizations. They
> can be found at:
> == Contributing Back to Fedora ==
> There are many ways to contribute beyond bug reporting. You can help
> translate software and content, test and give feedback on software
> updates, write and edit documentation, design and do artwork, help
> with all sorts of promotional activities, and package free software
> for use by millions of Fedora users worldwide. To get started, visit
> http://join.fedoraproject.org/?anF14 today!
> == Fedora 15 ==
> Even as we continue to provide updates with enhancements and bug fixes
> to improve the Fedora 14 experience, our next release, Fedora 15, is
> already being developed in parallel, and has been open for active
> development for several months already. We have an early schedule for
> an end of April 2011 release:
> * https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/15/Schedule?anF14
> == Contact information ==
> If you are a journalist or reporter, you can find additional information at:
> Jared Smith
> Fedora Project Leader
> announce mailing list
> announce at lists.fedoraproject.org
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