Announcing the release of Fedora 30

It seems like it was just six months ago that we announced Fedora 29, and here we are again. Today, we announce our next operating system release. Even though it went so quickly, a lot has happened in the last half year, and you’ll see the results in Fedora 30.

If you’re impatient, go to https://getfedora.org/ now. For details, read on.

Variants and more

Fedora Editions are targeted outputs geared toward specific “showcase” uses. Since we first started using this concept in the Fedora 21 release, the needs of the community have continued to evolve. As part of Fedora 30, we’re combining cloud and server into the Fedora Server edition. We’re bringing in Fedora CoreOS to replace Fedora Atomic Host as our container-focused deliverable in the Fedora 30 timeframe — stay tuned for that. The Fedora Workstation edition continues to focus on delivering the latest in open source desktop tools.

Of course, we produce more than just the editions. Fedora Spins and Labs target a variety of audiences and use cases, including the Internet of Things. And, we haven’t forgotten our alternate architectures, ARM AArch64, Power, and S390x.

Fedora Workstation features GNOME 3.32 — the latest release of this popular desktop environment. GNOME 3.32 features an updated visual style, including the user interface, the icons, and the desktop itself. New to Fedora Server are Linux System Roles — a collection of roles and modules executed by Ansible to assist Linux admins in the configuration of common GNU/Linux subsystems

No matter what variant of Fedora you use, you’re getting the latest the open source world has to offer. GCC 9, Bash 5.0, and PHP 7.3 are among the many updated packages in Fedora 30. We’re excited for you to try it out. So go to https://getfedora.org/ and download it now. Or if you’re already running a Fedora release, follow the easy upgrade instructions.

Along with the release of Fedora 30, we’re moving our “Ask Fedora” support forum to the Discourse platform. Log in to Ask Fedora to try it out and watch for a Fedora Magazine article about it soon.

As always, thanks to the thousands of people who contributed in some way to the Fedora Project in this release cycle, and to the Fedora heroes who helped get this release out on schedule even with so much else going on. If you’re in Boston for Red Hat Summit next week, whether you are one of these contributors, would like to be one in the future, or just a friend, make sure to visit the Fedora booth in Community Central!

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55 Comments

  1. David

    Might just be me but it looks like your linked upgrade instructions are from F28–>F29 ? Rather than F29–>F30.

    • The link might be updated soon, but the instructions don’t change. Have fun upgrading!

    • Marcos Paulo

      I typed the instructions of this link:
      https://fedoramagazine.org/upgrading-fedora-29-to-fedora-30/
      It’s correct, the only command I had to type to solve a problem is the number 5.
      Follow the instructions of the link, it’s more secure.
      Only to show what worked for me, Sequence of things I made:
      0-I made a backup of my files, make a backup of the system too.
      1-sudo dnf update;
      2-sudo dnf upgrade –refresh;
      3-sudo dnf install dnf-plugin-system-upgrade;
      4-sudo dnf system-upgrade download –releasever=30;
      5-sudo dnf clean all;
      6-sudo dnf system-upgrade download –releasever=30;
      7-sudo dnf system-upgrade reboot;

  2. I’m waiting to see what bugs it has done.
    My opinion is that the development team has an important impact on the development of this downtown. I’m looking forward to solving more stability issues.

  3. David

    Otherwise though, thanks for the hard work on the release. I’m looking forward to upgrading soon.

  4. mtfield

    Congratulations!

  5. Or if you’re already running a Fedora release, follow the easy upgrade instructions.

    That links to the Fedora 28 -> 29 upgrade.

    • The link might be updated soon, but the instructions don’t change. Have fun upgrading!

      • Just updated to Fedora 29 this weekend. I’ll wait a couple of weeks 😀

        • Adam

          Why wait? It’s not like upgrading takes a lot of time. You don’t have to reinstall the entire OS from scratch. Just upgrade through the Software app, or using dnf in the Terminal. It literally took about an hour for me.

          Fedora 30 feels a lot snappier to me, and I love the new icon set.

          • Well, the upgrade went pretty smoothly for Fedora core iteself, but the Python 3.6 -> Python 3.7 upgrade broke quite some applications (like https://fedoramagazine.org/add-power-terminal-powerline/ ) and my dev environments (virtualenvs and pipx).

            Since I run Fedora 29 I also experience much higher CPU load – which I tracked down to some Gnome processes – which results in a way more frequent spinning fan – which is kinda annoying.

            Maybe the upgrade helps with the CPU load problems, but I really want to avoid some possible first adopter problems.

            It won’t hurt to wait a couple of weeks until maybe some more upgrad bugs (if there are some) got fixed.

            P.S.: Paul, if you happen to read this, maybe add a warning above your powerline article that is outdated. Also, it seems development of PowerLine came to halt.
            cf https://jugmac00.github.io/blog/sudo-dnf-install-beautiful-problems/

  6. I’m surprised that there isn’t any mention of Fedora Silverblue.

  7. lorabe

    I only have one question, the release of Fedora 30 also counts to Silverblue?

  8. JULIANO

    Hi
    where is Fedora Deepin? I cant found in fedora spins..

  9. I have a Fedora 29 server for production, so I don’t want to upgrade right now,
    my question is:
    If I delay upgrade till 31 release, then upgrade directly from F29-F31 is that alright?

  10. towards the end of its life, fedora 29 became the perfect operating system for my unusual laptop. congratulations on 30 and looking forward to the upgrade.

  11. Dan Mossor

    “New to Fedora Server are Linux System Roles”

    I’m 99% sure we started the Linux System Roles back in the F24/F25 timeframe. That was when Dennis Gilmore was the Fedora Server lead – roled was his pet project. It wasn’t Ansible driven back then, but it is unfair to claim that roles are brand new with F30.

    • Different thing, same word. The old rolekit-based roles were in fact removed in Fedora 29. Also Dennis has never been the Fedora Server lead, and rolekit was written by sgallagh.

      • Dan Mossor

        Many apologies, Adam, I’ve been away from the fold for far too long. Yes, it was sgallagh I was thinking of. I’ve killed a few brain cells since those days.

        I shall return to my dark corner to observe from afar.

    • @Dan,

      I think you might be mis-interpreting this as the RoleKit feature to apply different Role configurations [1][2].

      Unfortunately we have a name collision. Ansible Roles in general provide similar configuration capabilities as RoleKit. However, Linux System Roles [3] are different in that they leverage the Ansible Role concept to provide a consistent configuration “interface” to the various subsystems that often change. An example is, “How can I describe the IP Address and Bonded interfaces in an abstract way so that I do not need to care about initscripts, NetworkManager, Networkd, or any other technology?” Linux System Roles gives you that and is compatible across many releases so that you care less when the backend tooling changes.

      [1] https://fedoramagazine.org/flock-2014-day-2-fedora-server-role-ing-along/
      [2] https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/QA:Testcase_Server_role_deploy
      [3] https://linux-system-roles.github.io/

  12. Statler

    After update from version 29 works perfect. Only few gnome extensions I had to reinstall.

  13. Peter Müller

    Unable to upgrade to Fedora 30:
    package akmod-nvidia-3:410… cannot be verified and repo rpmfusion-nonfree-nvidia-driver …. not signed

    I almost anticipated that. Fedora 30 should not be released until such a problem affecting many users has been resolved.

    • @Peter: Fedora cannot be responsible for repositories outside the project (much less nonfree software). If the project had to wait for every outside repo to be ready, releases might never happen. You can get in touch with rpmfusion folks to find out status and see if you can help in some way.

  14. sheepdestroyer

    Still not available on Windows’ Linux subsytem?
    How long has it been now that fedora was going to be supported there “soon”?

    • sheepdestroyer

      Answering myself : Fedora has been announced to be imminently available for WLS 3 years ago now, in May 2017 : https://devblogs.microsoft.com/commandline/new-distros-coming-to-bashwsl-via-windows-store/

      Since, it has been radio silence. The only info came from Microsoft side : “blocked somewhere in review by RedHat’s lawyers, Please ask Matt”.

      So here I am once again : Hey Matt, what’s new on this front? Can you point fingers at who what why, when if ever?

    • Matthew R Chambers

      Windows subsystem is available on Fedora – why not switch and try out boxes?

  15. Meminvegni

    Congratulation!
    Me I’m using fedora 29 kde. Please might I have the link upgrading from fedora 29 kde to fedora30 kde?
    Thanks

  16. Roger

    I’ve upgraded with ‘software’ a few times, but I prefer a clean installation. (note, ‘installation’ not ‘install’) pet peeve.

  17. Vladimir

    after the update to Fedora30
    grub2-mkconfig does not generate any menuentry entires in grub.cfg unless some are present in 40_custom 🙁

  18. antikythera

    Where’s the release notes, known issues and important changes information for Fedora 30? release notes cannot be found on the server. How are users upgrading from previous releases expected to know about any potential issues or major differences they will encounter? A brief Magazine article isn’t really sufficient information.

  19. Stephan Mario López

    Hello. I am trying to install Fedora 30, from its Media Writer, but, in deboot and after selecting Start Live Fedora, when it checks all components, it fails in “Switchheroo service” and after that, it turns the pc off

    What should I do? I have tried to re-write the usb where I am trying to save the Live .iso but the same.

  20. rubber

    top level!

  21. ARS

    Oh, finally, no more mouse lag with Wayland on Fedora 30 and CSS animations in Chrome is now super smooth. Thank you!

  22. Stanislav Kogan

    I’d wait a few months before upgrading: F29 was very unstable (still is, frankly), I totally regretted upgrading from F28.

  23. Congrats guys!

    And thank you by your great job.

    May I need to take care on updating my desktop environment and check if it also (or not) upgrade the nvidia driver (nvidia-390xx)

    I run some module of machine/deep learning on it, and it is necessary to have GPU drivers (nvidia-390xx or newer) working well enough.

  24. sam

    I have updated it but its not popping up any software screen! need help..i have refreshed the same also!

  25. Jedi

    Any idea why my updater hasn’t prompted me about an upgrade to F30? Even when I check for updates it shows patches.

  26. rere

    when qutebrowser will apear in fedora?

  27. Wayne

    Has the Nvidia support been fixed yet? I tried to install Fedora 29 a half a dozen times with no success. Processor lockups as soon as computer is stsrted.

  28. wefd

    Red hat/Fedora close updates for huawey or not?

  29. john T

    Sure do wish you guys had a long term support OS…I do like Fedora and its stability. A really good system

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