Upcoming Features of Fedora 18

The distro will include MATE, Samba 4, and Python 3.3

Now that we know the codename for the upcoming Fedora 18 operating system, and the fact that it will introduce support for 256-color terminals, it is time to learn something about other features that will be incorporated in this anticipated release.

On the Fedora Engineering Steering Committee (FESCo) meeting that took place two days ago, on July 30th, the developers approved several new features for the Fedora 18 release:

· Samba 4.0;

· MATE desktop environment;

· oVirt engine 3.1;

· Agent-Free Systems Management;

· Sugar 0.98;

· LTTng 2.0;

· ownCloud;

· support for Google Cloud Printing;

· support for HP ePrint;

· support for network IPP servers;

· SELinux Systemd Access Control;

· IPA v3 trusts update;

· Python 3.3;

· FedFS (Federated File System);

· Server KMS drivers;

· LLVM support on 64-bit POWER systems;

· Systemtap 2.0;

· NFSometer;

· VNCServer support for LLVMpipe/Mesa on 64-bit IBM Power Systems;

· QXL/Spice KMS driver.

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