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.
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
* MariaDB offers a truly open MySQL implementation and is now the default MySQL option in
== 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 logging.
* 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
* 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 https://help.gnome.org/misc/release-notes/3.8/
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 http://mate-desktop.org/2013/04/02/mate-1-6-released/
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 or customizations.
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
*** Contact information ***
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