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Re: Disk encryption and installing new versions of Fedora

Mike wrote:

From the references it would seem that the basic ideas are listed but
if this is not targeted for a specific release then I guess it is not
regarded as urgent for implementation? Or is it that there is not enough
manpower available to work in this I wonder?

Work in ongoing and progress is being made. Some form of encryption support has already been committed to the rawhide Anaconda branch for example.

The feature process describe in http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/Policy explains the general procedure. Whether a feature is targeted for a particular release is a matter of resources available and the expectations of developers involved on what can be accomplished within the specific release schedule. This is pretty fluid though.

It would be really nice to have this moved forward especially since in the
UK there have been a number of high profile public losses of sensitive data
which in some cases have been due to laptops being stolen.

It isn't likely to go any faster without more people involved. One way to contribute is to test the latest rawhide version of the installer (via the daily rawhide boot.iso image or the latest snapshot at http://torrent.fedoraproject.org) and provide feedback on what works/doesn't work to fedora-test list. More details at http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Testing.


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