Subject: [fedora-arm] Announcing the release of Fedora 19 for ARM!
Date: Tuesday 2nd July 2013 15:33:26 UTC (over 4 years ago)
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 The Fedora ARM 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: http://fedoraproject.org/get-fedora-options#2nd_arches Detailed information about this release can be seen in the release notes: http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Architectures/ARM/F19_Release_Announcement ** What's New in Fedora 19 for ARM? ** The Fedora ARM Project takes great pride in being able to show off features for all types of use cases, including traditional desktop users, systems administration, development, 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. Fedora ARM has all the features of the primary architectures along with a few of our own. A complete list with details of each new feature is available here: http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/19/FeatureList == Unified Kernel == The Fedora 19 kernel is now unified. This greatly reduces the number of kernels we need to build, since they are no longer board dependent. to enable this the kernel has adopted Device Tree to define the platform. As a result of this work supporting new devices is much simpler and may already work on boards we do not have direct access to. If you get Fedora 19 for ARM running on a new system we would love to hear about it. == X and graphical desktop support == We have added support for running X on the Trimslice in addition to OMAP and Versatile Express based devices. Fedora 19 for ARM, comes with images for Xfce, LXDE, Sugar on a Stick, KDE and Mate. Thanks to initial-setup you create your user or set the root password on first boot. == Improved release process == Due to infrastructure changes we have been able to keep closer parity with keeping the builds in parity with those on the primary arches, resulting in us following the milestone processes and release Fedora 19 for ARM on the same day as the Primary architecture release. This is a First for us. == Software floating point removal == As of Fedora 19 we no longer build armv5tel rpms. this means that support for guruplugs and sheevaplugs stops with Fedora 18. Raspberry Pi is being supported by an optimised build called pidora. *** Downloads, upgrades, documentation, and common bugs *** Start by downloading Fedora 19 for ARM: http://fedoraproject.org/get-fedora-options#2nd_arches If you are upgrading from a previous release of Fedora, refer to: http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Upgrading *** Documentation *** Read the full release notes for Fedora 19, guides for several languages, and learn about known bugs and how to report new ones: http://docs.fedoraproject.org/ Because of the number of changes to the installer, we particularly suggest taking a peek at the Installation Guide: http://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/Fedora/19/html/Installation_Guide/index.html Fedora 19 common bugs are documented at: http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Architectures/ARM/F19_Release_Announcement#Known_Issues 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: http://join.fedoraproject.org/ *** 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: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/20/Schedule *** Contact information *** If you are a journalist or reporter, you can find additional information here: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Press -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v2.0.19 (GNU/Linux) iEYEARECAAYFAlHS8soACgkQkSxm47BaWfdm9wCcDpNNffFJasVVLrsyTOjyIW3p ZxEAn1IUF+ZgqkT0F1pk6LXp4N5+haeS =qMGo -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- _______________________________________________ arm mailing list [email protected] https://admin.fedoraproject.org/mailman/listinfo/arm