Fedora 19 launches
The new Linux OS is designed to enable users to experience the latest in free and open source technology
The Fedora Project, a Red Hat sponsored and community-supported open source collaboration, has launched its free, fully functional Linux operating system, Fedora 19, code-named "Schrödinger's Cat." Developed by a worldwide community, the Fedora Project is designed to enable users to experience the latest in free and open source technology, integrated into a Linux distribution and ready for free download, use, modification and redistribution.
"In this release, the Fedora Project community has absolutely demonstrated that agility matters," said Robyn Bergeron, Fedora Project Leader. "From high-level features for enabling cloud and virtualisation infrastructure, all the way down to process-level and virtual-machine level portability, combined with the newest developer toolchains, Fedora 19 contains cutting-edge technologies that enable scalability, resilience, and flexibility that are vital in a technology world increasingly focused on rapid delivery of solutions, services, and information."
With a variety of developer tools, ranging from popular languages and packaging tools to testing and instrumentation features, Fedora 19 is designed to enable developers of all skill levels to create and deploy code in many environments. Prominent new features in Fedora 19 include: Developer's Assistant, a tool suitable for beginners or seasoned developers for initiating code projects with language-specific templates, samples, and toolchains;
3D printing capabilities, ranging from software for creation of 3D models, to tools for generating and sending code to 3D printers; the node.js runtime and npm package manager, for developing scalable network applications or real-time applications across distributed devices; and OpenShift Origin, a Platform-as-a-Service infrastructure, including a variety of cartridges for developing and deploying applications.
Additionally, Fedora strives to include the latest language stacks in each release, and Fedora 19 continues in this tradition with updates to PHP (5.5), the recently released Ruby 2.0.0, and a tech preview of the upcoming OpenJDK8.
Fedora 19 also provides a variety of improvements to the management of the operating system, including the boot process, recovery from failures, migration of systems, and more. Fedora 19 includes tools for diagnosis, monitoring, and logging that enable users to be proactive, not reactive.