The news that it will include has been published Fedora 17 in the Project Wiki and as is typical of this distribution, it will bring us interesting improvements that will be worth trying.
Without a doubt one of the most interesting things is the moving files and settings de / bin, / sbin y / lib a / Usr, making use of symbolic links, something that had already been discussed in this article. This brings with it a greater organization and cleanliness in the file system, now being as follows:
| |-- bin
| |-- sbin
| |-- lib
| `-- lib64
|-- bin -> usr/bin
|-- sbin -> usr/sbin
|-- lib -> usr/lib
`-- lib64 -> usr/lib64
The function of each directory will be the following:
- / Usr - Installed System; Shareable Files; Read Only possibility.
- / Etc - Configuration data not shareable.
- / var - Persistent, non-shareable data
- / run - Volatile, non-shareable data; Required for the tmpfs file system.
Fedora 17 includes many other novelties, such as Boost 1.48, Gnome-Shell will not need 3D acceleration to be executed, Btrfs by default, Better integration with PackageKit, New system for checking the quality of passwords, and many others that we can see in the following table:
|80%||Boost 1.48||Update Boost to the upstream (latest) 1.48 release.||2011-12-17|
|0%||BTRFS Default File system||Make BTRFS the default file system for normal installs.||2011-11-15|
|75%||ConsoleKit Automatic Seat Removal and Support||A grab-bag of little cleanups and improvements all related to session and seat handling.||2011-07-27|
|80%||DRI2 Drivers Only||Ship 2D DRI3 only drivers in F17.||2011-11-17|
|10%||Rendering software for gnome-shell||Make gnome-shell work with software-rendering on most hardware]]||2011-11-21|
|100%||Inscript 2 Keymaps||m17n keymaps for Indic languages follow new Enhanced Inscript draft standard (Inscript2).||2011-11-15|
|100%||KDE Plasma Dependency Generation and PackageKit Integration||Add automatically-generated RPM dependencies for services related to KDE Plasma and PackageKit hooks to use them to Plasma.||2011-12-03|
|50%||Move all to / usr||Provide a simple way of mounting almost the entire installed operating system read-only, atomically snapshot it, or share it between multiple hosts to save maintenance and space.||2011-11-22|
|80%||ns-3 Network Simulator||A discrete-event network simulator for Internet systems, targeted Primarily for research and educational use.||2011-12-05|
|30%||SysV to Systemd||Porting from sysVinit init scripts to systemd unit files.||2011-11-04|
|40%||virtio-scsi||A new storage architecture for KVM based on SCSI.||2011-07-14|
I wish and the rest of the distributions would follow the example of Fedora.