Fedora 23: Python 3 Default Approved; Netizen Spin Rejected
Written by Michael Larabel in Fedora on 2 July 2015 at 11:57 AM EDT. 3 Comments
At this week's Fedora Engineering and Steering Committee they evaluated the latest batch of proposed features for Fedora 23.

The Python 3 by default plans were approved! If all goes well, Python 3 will be the default Python interpreter and the only one present on default installs (bye bye Python 2, though it will remain within the Fedora repository). This change has been in the works now for several Fedora release cycles.

All self-contained changes were approved this week except for the io.js change and the proposed Netizen spin. The Fedora Netizen spin was to be about: "Fedora Netizen is an open source operating system for enabling internet citizens to engage with online services and communities...The philosophy for Netizen closely relates to Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs by establishing three primary software package levels in a hierarchical model. The first and lowest software package level addresses the need for Netizen Privacy in the areas of personal privacy, informational privacy, and communication privacy. After Netizen Privacy, the second software package level addresses the need for Netizen Security in the areas of data security, local security, and network security. After Netizen Security, the third software package level addresses the need for Netizen Engagement in the areas of publishing, education, and social engagement. Future Netizen software package levels will address analytics, awareness, design, develop, and others."

The standardized passphrase proposal has been deferred until a more concrete proposal has been established.

Fedora 23 is building up many new features. More details on this week's FESCo approval/denials can be found via the meeting notes. The alpha freeze and change completion deadline is coming up on 28 July followed by Fedora 23 Alpha on 11 August. The official release of Fedora 23 is expected on 27 October.
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