Korora GNOME Changelog

New in version 20

January 10th, 2014
  • GNOME 3.10 represents another iteration to the new desktop which is also targeting native Wayland support.
  • KDE Plasma Workspaces 4.11 brings a host of bug fixes, speed ups and improvements to the native applications including Kontact, KScreen and KGet.
  • Application Installer brings a new interface for installing packages in GNOME.
  • NetworkManager should be able to configure bond master and bridge interfaces with commonly used options and recognise their existing configuration on startup without disrupting their operation.
  • LVM has introduced thin provisioning technology, which provides greatly improved snapshot functionality in addition to thin provisioning capability. This change will make it possible to configure thin provisioning during OS installation.
  • Plasma-nm replaces the current network applet in KDE with a new one and bring the latest features in NetworkManager to KDE.
  • SSD Cache is updated thanks to the recent kernel to support (fast) SSD caching of (slow) ordinary hard disks.
  • VirtManager user interface for managing virtual machines has the ability to easily manage snapshots.

New in version 19 Beta (June 8th, 2013)

  • GNOME 3.8:
  • 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 a “classic mode” for a user experience similar to GNOME 2 built out of a collection of GNOME Shell extensions. Refer to the GNOME 3.8 Release Notes for more details.
  • KDE Plasma Workspaces 4.10:
  • A modern, stable desktop environment, KDE Plasma Workspaces 4.10 includes new features for printing and screen-locking, better indexing of files, and improved accessibility features. Refer to the KDE Plasma Workspaces 4.10 Announcement for more details.
  • But wait, there’s more:
  • Derived from Fedora 191 beta, Korora benefits from Fedora’s long tradition of bringing the latest technologies to open source software users.
  • A complete list with details of each new inherited feature is available at the Fedora 19 Feature List:
  • 3D modelling and printing is enabled through a variety of tools, including OpenSCAD, Skeinforge, SFACT, Printrun, and RepetierHost.
  • 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.
  • node.js is a popular Javascript-based platform for those building scalable network applications or real-time apps across distributed devices. Also included is the npm package manager, providing access to over 20,000 programs and libraries available under free and open source licenses.
  • Ruby 2.0.0, just released in February, comes to Fedora while maintaining source-level backwards compatibility with your Ruby 1.9.3 software. Also included: a custom Ruby loader for easy switching of interpreters.
  • MariaDB, a community-developed fork of MySQL, is the default implementation of MySQL in Fedora 19, offering users a truly open MySQL implementation.
  • Federated VOIP means Fedora users can make calls using a user@domain address with the same convenience as email.
  • CUPS has been updated to the latest upstream release, using PDF rather than PostScript as the baseline document format.
  • Developer’s Assistant is great for those new to development or even new to Linux, this tool helps you to get started on a code project with templates, samples, and toolchains for the languages of your choice. Bonus: It lets you publish directly to GitHub.
  • Syslinux optional boot tool integration brings you optional, simplified booting of Fedora. We have added support for using syslinux instead of GRUB via kickstart and plan to add a hidden option in Anaconda installer as well. syslinux is especially ideal for images used in cloud environments and virt appliances where the advanced features of GRUB are not needed.
  • Among other systemd enhancements in this release, Resource Control lets you modify your service settings without a reboot by dynamically querying and modifying resource control parameters at runtime.
  • Kerberos administrators will enjoy an easier experience, thanks to Fedora 19 removing the need for Kerberos clients to sync their clocks or to have reverse DNS records carefully setup for services. In addition, it provides Kerberos-enabled, LDAP replicated, two-factor authentication for FreeIPA.
  • OpenLMI is a common infrastructure for the management of Linux systems that makes remote management of machines much simpler.

New in version 18 (May 2nd, 2013)

  • Based on Fedora 18
  • Adobe Flash plugin
  • Experimental support for Valve’s Steam client
  • unburden-home-dir, which moves cache files (like in Firefox profiles) onto RAMFS at login
  • undistract-me, which pops up a GUI notification when a terminal command has completed
  • Tweaked KDE and GNOME base systems
  • Experimental support for Cinnamon desktop in GNOME
  • Third party repositories (Chrome, RPMFusion, VirtualBox)
  • Firefox as the default web browser (with integration theme for KDE)
  • Firefox extensions enabled (Adblock Plus, DownThemAll, Flashblock, Xclear)
  • Instant messaging client (Kopete for KDE, Empathy for GNOME)
  • Microblogging client (Choqok for KDE, Gwibber for GNOME)
  • Full multimedia support (excluding Flash, see next)
  • Jockey device manager to handle drivers such as ATI and NVIDIA
  • Video editor (Kdenlive for KDE, OpenShot for GNOME)
  • VLC as the default media player
  • SELinux enabled (particularly worthwhile for Flash)
  • and more...

New in version 18 Beta (February 20th, 2013)

  • Adobe Flash plugin
  • Experimental support for Valve’s Steam client
  • unburden-home-dir, which moves cache files (like in Firefox profiles) onto RAMFS at login
  • undistract-me, which pops up a GUI notification when a terminal command has completed

New in version 17 Beta (June 4th, 2012)

  • Tweaked KDE and GNOME base systems
  • Third party repositories (Adobe, Chrome, RPMFusion, VirtualBox)
  • Firefox as the default web browser (integrated with KDE)
  • Firefox extensions included (Adblock Plus, DownThemAll, Flashblock, Xclear)
  • Microblogging client (Choqok for KDE, Empathy for GNOME)
  • Full multimedia support (excluding Flash, see next)
  • Installer for Adobe Flash plugin
  • Jockey device manager to handle drivers such as AMD/ATI and NVIDIA
  • Video editor (Kdenlive for KDE, OpenShot for GNOME)
  • VLC as the default media player
  • SELinux enabled (particularly worthwhile for Flash)
  • English (Australian/British) support & dictionaries
  • and more..

New in version 16 (December 16th, 2011)

  • Tweaked KDE 4.7, GNOME 3.2 and base systems
  • Third party repositories (Adobe, Chrome, RPMFusion, VirtualBox)
  • Firefox 8 as the default web browser (with integration theme for KDE)
  • Firefox extensions included (Adblock Plus, DownThemAll, Flashblock, Xclear)
  • Microblogging client (Choqok for KDE, Empathy for GNOME)
  • Full multimedia support (excluding Flash, see next)
  • Installer for Adobe Flash plugin
  • Jockey device manager to handle drivers such as AMD/ATI and NVIDIA
  • Video editor (Kdenlive for KDE, OpenShot for GNOME)
  • VLC as the default media player
  • SELinux enabled (particularly worthwhile for Flash)
  • English (Australian/British) support & dictionaries
  • and more..

New in version 16 Beta (November 21st, 2011)

  • This new release includes major updates of most packages including the kernel, office and desktops (KDE 4.7 and GNOME 3.2).

New in version 15 (September 21st, 2011)

  • The first stable release of Kororaa 15 (codename “Squirt”) has been released and is available for download, in 32 and 64 bit with KDE 4.6 and GNOME 3.
  • This release includes Ubuntu’s Jockey Device Driver manager, which has replaced the Add/Remove Extras script for configuring third party drivers (such as nvidia). While I am still working on the port of Jockey to Yum, in order to release Kororaa 15 now (already a month later than I was hoping) I am using Jockey packages created by fellow Fedora Remix, Parsidora, so thanks and kudos to them!
  • Kororaa 15 comes with an RPM metapackage to install and configure Adobe Flash, now that Add/Remove Extras is gone. To get flash, install the flash-plugin-helper package. To remove flash, uninstall the flash-plugin package.
  • Tweaked KDE 4.6 and GNOME 3 base systems
  • Third party repositories (Adobe, Chrome, RPMFusion, VirtualBox)
  • Firefox 6 as the default web browser (with integration tweaks for KDE)
  • Firefox extensions included (Adblock Plus, DownThemAll, Flashblock, Xclear)
  • Microblogging client (Choqok for KDE, Gwibber for GNOME)
  • Full multimedia support (excluding Flash, see next)
  • Installer for Adobe Flash plugin
  • Jockey device manager to handle drivers such as AMD/ATI and NVIDIA
  • Video editor (Kdenlive for KDE, OpenShot for GNOME)
  • VLC as the default media player
  • SELinux enabled (particularly worthwhile for Flash)
  • English (Australian/British) support & dictionaries
  • and more..
  • Major changes:
  • Add/Remove Extras script removed by default (still in repository)
  • Jockey device driver manager added
  • New Flash plugin RPM metapackage installer
  • New DownThemAll download manager addon for Firefox
  • Linphone VoIP client for KDE added
  • GNOME 3 switcher between Shell and Fallback desktops
  • Pidgin replaced with Empathy for better GNOME integration
  • KSplice has been removed by default

New in version 14 Beta 4 (March 22nd, 2011)

  • Latest packages including updated kernel, latest KDE, and GNOME
  • Packaged all Kororaa apps (inc. Firefox addons) and extras into RPM repository
  • Change default Firefox home page, add links to Kororaa forums, etc.
  • Added Audacity for KDE (already in GNOME)
  • Added AAC support (via faac)
  • Added liveusb-creator back
  • Back-in-time backup tool for KDE (still deja-dup for GNOME)
  • Dropped gnome-mplayer for VLC under GNOME
  • Added Miro (internet TV) to KDE
  • Complete “Ubuntu like” authentication with admin user