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Fedora 21 Gets U-Boot, Xorg, jQuery Changes

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Published on 20 March 2014 04:09 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Fedora
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At another Fedora Engineering and Steering Committee meeting on Wednesday, another promising round of Fedora 21 features were approved.

Last week there were a great number of interesting features approved for the Fedora 21 release due out in October~November. This week there isn't quite as many items that were on the FESCo agenda, but there's still some interesting work that hopes to make it into this next Fedora Linux release. The approved items at yesterday's FESCo meeting were:

- The Allwinner sunxi (A10 / A13 / A20) ARM SoC support in the mainline Fedora ARM image without needing a separate remix was approved.

- CUPS Journal Logging using the systemd journal in place of /var/log/cups/error_log was approved.

- By default will now be U-Boot syslinux support. Syslinux support to U-Boot for pxelinux/extlinux was sought after to simplify booting Fedora ARM systems, providing a better user experience, and easier Anaconda installations. This change is only for the ARM version of Fedora and not x86.

- jQuery packages will come to Fedora as centralized packages rather than the status quo of JavaScript applications each shipping their own version of this very popular JavaScript library.

- Xorg without root rights -- taking away the root privileges of the X.Org Server for supported hardware/driver configurations to improve security; part of this was already talked about in Red Hat Makes A Suid Root Wrapper For Xorg.

Stay tuned for more details and other new features to Fedora 21 as its development gets more heavily underway in the weeks ahead.

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