Fedora core 3 feature requests
From: Rahul Sundaram (rahulsundaram_at_yahoo.co.in)
Date: Sun, 4 Jul 2004 16:36:57 -0700 (PDT) To: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fedora core 3 - Feature requests
I am not sure whether it is too late but I will post
my thoughts on the upcoming fedora core 3 release.
Things that will not be there
Since many people using bring this up I am adding this
upfront to avoid unnecessary stuff. All these have
potential legal issues and probably will not be
All your favorite software :-)
* Organisation of packages
CD reorganisation to realise the goals of seperating
the packages as core, alternatives and extras. This
would mean that Fedora core would just be 1 CD where
we will get the defaults for many stuff. The rest
would be available in other CD's not part of core.
Those who download all the CD's will have no
difference and will be able to choose the stuff they
like instead of the defaults
So what would be defaults?
Desktop Environment - Gnome (redhat focus)
Browser - Mozilla Firefox? (1.0 would be release
PIM - Evolution
Office Suite - Openoffice.org
Media player - Totem with gstreamer backend
Web server - Apache
FTP server - vsftp
DNS server - Bind
Email server - Postfix? ( easier, better security)
Database server - MySQL
Desktop Environment - KDE
Browser - Mozilla,Konqueror, Ephiphany
PIM - Kontact
Office applications - Koffice, Abiword, Gnumeric
Email server - Sendmail, Exim
Database server - PostgreSQL, Firebird?
Alleg - alleg.sf.net
Basic docs like Installation and reference guides.
Disable as much as services by default as possible or
provide an option during installation to do it the way
the user wants with good defaults.
Stay as close to the upstream version for all packages
including desktop enviroments. If only Gnome is
provided in core we dont need to similar interfaces
for gnome and kde. Bluecurve could be the default
theme though since its a well known feature
Open up cvs/subversion access to packages
Include a wiki
Provide packaging guidelines
Allow volunteers to include packages.
Get upstream developers involved in bug reports and
packaging if possible
Incorporate the fedora planet for blogs
Provide links to all fedora related sites
* Include a groupware suite - Kolab ?
* Command line equivalents to system-config-* for what
* System-config-packages should have an option to
install third party packages
* Udev - Enabled by default ( Gnome volume manager
requires it, good thing)
* SELinux - Enabled by default ( needs good exposure)
* NX Support other than VNC - see
http://dot.kde.org/1088363665/ ( Better speed, more
* Include clamav for scanning windows viruses (Useful
for Hetrogenous networks and web hosting)
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