More Changes Are In The Works For Fedora 22
Written by Michael Larabel in Fedora on 20 January 2015 at 11:07 PM EST. 1 Comment
FEDORA --
Ahead of evaluation by the Fedora Engineering and Steering Committee (FESCo), more of the planned changes for Fedora 22 are being discussed on the Fedora developers' list. Here's some more of the likely Fedora 22 changes that haven't been covered by our earlier articles on F22 feature work.

With tomorrow being the submission deadline for system wide changes to Fedora 22, FESCo will have a busy meeting as they evaluate the last batch of changes to accept or reject for this Linux distribution update due out in May. On top of the many other Phoronix Fedora 22 articles, the latest features/changes include:

- A database server role to provide a standard way to deploy a Linux database server that's powered by PostgreSQL.

- Updating to Django 1.8 to replace Python-Django 1.6 that's currently used by Fedora 21.

- A DNF LangPack plug-in to allow language packs to be easily installed/removed.

- Upgrading to the Glibc Unicode 7.0 data. Fedora was slow in upgrading the Glibc Unicode data from 5.1 to 7.0 but it's now there with around eight thousand new characters being supported in Glibc and correcting of existing characters against the latest Unicode standard.

- Adding Gradle to Fedora, a Java build automation tool.

- Use a Wayland-based log-in screen rather than defaulting to X. Switching to a Wayland log-in screen would yield a lot of important testing of Wayland on a widespread of hardware/drivers while being fairly self-contained. Even with Fedora 22 sticking to an X.Org Server based session by default, the log-in screen would still be run under Wayland for supported hardware/drivers. The current plan is for Fedora 23 to default the desktop to Wayland.

- Polyinstantiated /tmp and /var/tmp directories by default for better security.

- Fedora Atomic Host to become a new Fedora product.
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