Fedora 19 has been released over night our time. The original
announcement is below.
-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Announcing the release of Fedora 19!
Date: Tue, 2 Jul 2013 10:01:29 -0400 (EDT)
From: Robyn Bergeron <rbergero(a)redhat.com>
The Fedora Project is delighted to announce the release of Fedora 19
("Schrödinger's Cat"). Open the box and take a look for yourself!
Fedora is a leading-edge, free and open source operating system that
continues to deliver innovative features to many users, with a new
release about every six months.
Download it now:
Detailed information about this release can be seen in the release notes:
** What's New in Fedora 19? **
The Fedora Project takes great pride in being able to show off features
for all types of use cases, including traditional desktop users, systems
administration, development, the cloud, and many more. But a few new
features are guaranteed to be seen by nearly anyone installing Fedora
and are improvements that deserve to be called out on their own.
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:
* Developer's Assistant is a tool for new developers that helps you to
get started on a code project by offering templates, samples, and
toolchains for a variety of languages. And when you're finished, you can
publish directly to GitHub!
* 3D modelling and printing are supported with OpenSCAD, Skeinforge,
SFACT, Printrun, RepetierHost, and other tool options. Get printing
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.
scalable network applications or real-time apps across distributed devices.
* Ruby 2.0.0 moves into Fedora but keeps source-level backwards
compatibility with your Ruby 1.9.3 software. We're also giving you a
custom Ruby loader to use to easily switch interpreters.
* MariaDB offers a truly open MySQL implementation and is now the
default MySQL option in Fedora.
== Deploy, Monitor, and Manage ==
You don't have to work so hard when your machines are doing it for you.
Regardless of how many you have, Fedora 19 helps you boot-manage your
systems and gives you the tools you need for diagnosis, monitoring, and
* systemd Resource Control is one of many systemd enhancements in this
release. It lets you modify your service settings without a reboot by
dynamically querying and modifying resource control parameters at runtime.
* Kerberos administrators no longer need their clients to sync their
clocks or to have reverse DNS records carefully setup for services.
Fedora 19 also includes Kerberos-enabled, LDAP replicated, two-factor
authentication for FreeIPA.
* Checkpoint & Restore lets you checkpoint and restore a process. It is
useful for issues like process failure or moving a process to another
machine for maintenance or load balancing.
* 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 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
GNOME Classic ("classic mode") for a user experience similar to GNOME 2
built out of a collection of GNOME Shell extensions. Refer to
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/
MATE Desktop 1.6 introduces a large number of improvements to this
traditional, GNOME 2-like desktop interface. Refer to
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
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,
Xfce, Sugar on a Stick, and LXDE.
To see all of the Official Fedora 19 Release Spins, visit:
Nightly composes of alternate Spins are available here:
*** Downloads, upgrades, documentation, and common bugs ***
Start by downloading Fedora 19:
If you are upgrading from a previous release of Fedora, refer to:
Fedora now includes FedUp in order to enable an easy upgrade to Fedora 19.
*** Documentation ***
Read the full release notes for Fedora 19, guides for several languages,
and learn about known bugs and how to report new ones:
Because of the number of changes to the installer, we particularly
suggest taking a peek at the Installation Guide:
Fedora 19 common bugs are documented at:
This page includes information on several known bugs in the installer,
so we recommend reading it before installing Fedora 19.
*** 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:
*** Fedora 20 ***
Fedora 20 has been in active development for several months already. We
plan to release it in November 2013, though the final schedule is part
of the planning process and subject to change:
*** Contact information ***
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