Announcing the release of Fedora Linux 37 Beta

The Fedora Project is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Fedora Linux 37 Beta, the next step towards our planned Fedora Linux 37 release at the end of October.

Download the prerelease from our Get Fedora site:

Or, check out one of our popular variants, including KDE Plasma, Xfce, and other desktop environments, as well as images for specific use cases like Computational Neuroscience

Beta Release Highlights

Fedora Workstation

Fedora 37 Workstation Beta includes a beta release of GNOME 43. (We expect the final GNOME 43 release in a few weeks.) GNOME 43 includes a new device security panel in Settings, providing the user with information about the security of hardware and firmware on the system. Building on the previous release, more core GNOME apps have been ported to the latest version of the GTK toolkit, providing improved performance and a modern look. 

Other updates

The Raspberry Pi 4 is now officially supported in Fedora Linux, including accelerated graphics. In other ARM news, Fedora Linux 37 Beta drops support for the ARMv7 architecture (also known as arm32 or armhfp).

We are preparing to promote two of our most popular variants: Fedora CoreOS and Fedora Cloud Base to Editions. Fedora Editions are our flagship offerings targeting specific use cases. 

In order to keep up with advances in cryptography, this release introduces a TEST-FEDORA39 policy that previews changes planned for Fedora Linux 39. The new policy includes a move away from SHA-1 signatures.

Of course, there’s the usual update of programming languages and libraries: Python 3.11, Perl 5.36, Golang 1.19, and more!

Testing needed

Since this is a Beta release, we expect that you may encounter bugs or missing features. To report issues encountered during testing, contact the Fedora QA team via the test mailing list or in the #quality channel on Matrix (bridged to #fedora-qa on Libera.chat). As testing progresses, we track common issues on Ask Fedora.

For tips on reporting a bug effectively, read how to file a bug.

What is the Beta Release?

A Beta release is code-complete and bears a very strong resemblance to the final release. If you take the time to download and try out the Beta, you can check and make sure the things that are important to you are working. Every bug you find and report doesn’t just help you, it improves the experience of millions of Fedora Linux users worldwide! Together, we can make Fedora rock-solid. We have a culture of coordinating new features and pushing fixes upstream as much as we can. Your feedback improves not only Fedora Linux, but the Linux ecosystem and free software as a whole.

More information

For more detailed information about what’s new on Fedora Linux 37 Beta release, you can consult the Fedora Linux 37 Change set. It contains more technical information about the new packages and improvements shipped with this release.

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47 Comments

  1. On Fedora 37, pgadmin4 is not working.

  2. Amal Barman

    I have tested and found okay.

  3. Obed

    Is it safe to install as my daily driver? I’m using Fedora since a few months ago and I love it. I’m a Web Developer student.

    • rkvd

      Fedora betas are usually stable for the most part, but be prepared for some troubleshooting nonetheless.

    • OuiDa

      Obed:
      I had a Windows/Linux dual boot system, for a very long time, perhaps 18 years.

      I had used several distros, with good satisfaction, but I always eventually came back to the Red-Hat now Fedora which I find the most usable, with the added repos:
      http://rpmfusion.org/

      Last year, annoyed with the never ending Windows 10 problems, and updates, and realizing I don’t need windows anymore, I reinstalled without dual boot Fedora then 35 (now F36)… and never came back !

      Fedora is certainly not the only good/great Linux Distro, but it is highly usable, very robust, and is a good compromise.

      == Desktop ==
      I use the MATE-Compiz Spin, for several years, that I found the best Desktop on Fedora.
      It is clean, has all the features I need, is easy to maintain (Menus etc…).
      XFCE is also fully satisfactory.
      LxQt seems to be never fully completed, too bad : Qt is a great GUI library, probably the very best, but who knows, it took three centuries to build the beautiful European churches, but for practical reasons, I can only wait two centuries.
      KDE: Too big, to much Windows like, bloated. Great apps though !

      I think GNOME will never be ready, because “they” indulge in a frivolous pursue of being “Windows Like” as if it was the only GUI Desktop model !
      Where the old Unix “CDE” on Sun and SGI workstations was clean, simple.

      OuiDa

      • Darvond

        Where the old Unix “CDE” on Sun and SGI workstations was clean, simple.
        https://github.com/NsCDE/NsCDE Well, here’s NsCDE built on FVWM (can recommenced, have driven).

        Or you could, (some assembly required) build CDE. https://sourceforge.net/projects/cdesktopenv/

      • Geoff Taylor

        Interesting you say gnome is window like, when I found gnome to be the most un windows like desktop, which is why I was initialy attracted to it. I still dual boot Windoz 11 https://tech-latest.com/ghost-spectre-windows-11/ on all my computers, being a recent linux devotee, or newbee if you prefer. I have a couple of Ubuntus, and Nobara on my desktop. I tried Fedora 37 with gnome 43 for a couple of days and I liked where it was going. This is currently a Fedora 36 laptop, and it will probably stay that way untill Fedora 37 is released.

      • Stardenver

        Wait what!? Are you sure you are talking about GNOME!? From all the big DE its the less windows like. You said you are using Mate and you mentioned XFCE as “full satisfactory” but GNOME us too windows like!?

        I must have drifted away into an parallel universe xD

      • The important take away is that unlike Windows, Open systems like Fedora Linux have multiple desktop choices. Which can be a customer support nightmare – hence why Windows gives you no choice (but changes it up every version).

    • gianluca

      Wait …. only 1 months, and all works fine 😉

    • nikita

      I always move to beta as soon as it releases, have been just fine for the three versions so far

    • Keyboardg

      If you are using your daily driver for school work and don’t have a backup, its probably best to not run beta software. If you have a backup, or time to restore then have fun.

  4. Heliosstyx

    Good news, but what’s about Fedora Silverblue 37 Beta? Is it obsolete?

  5. Looking forward to it!

  6. Darvond

    Hmm, beta testing is a no go for me, just yet.

    No on downgrading Grub as that seems like a terrible idea.
    (Optimally, replace grub with systemd-boot, but it appears Fedora doesn’t ship a default configuration for it.)
    Plus still waiting on FVWM 3 and NSCDE 2.2.

  7. Joel

    I’m happy with Fedora Linux. It’s my favorite distro from 2013 until now.

  8. Tom

    Error al cargar el complemento “config_manager”: ‘*prog’

    Error loading “config_manager” plugin: ‘*prog’.

  9. Norman Da Costa Gomez

    Flawless upgrading from Fedora 36 WS to Fedora 37 Beta .
    All packages seems to work without problem

    • Vinny

      is there a dnf upgrade option? I didn’t see it in the docs and would love to do a dnf 37Beta.

      • Darvond

        As any previous system upgrade, but knowing that you’re doing this with beta-state software and that downgrades may be involved.

  10. Ashleigh

    I have used GNOME 43 using the nightly of GNOME. I’m so excited for this release!

  11. andrey

    Template for hardware usage stats: https://github.com/linuxhw/TestCoverage/tree/main/Dist/Fedora_37

    Please contribute.

  12. Chris

    Looking great! No issues so far (except previewing files with the space key didn’t make it into Files, yet, which I am desperately missing)

    Are there any plans to replace Terminal with Console?
    (I like the adherence to the system wide dark/light mode in Console and the red title bar when running as root; for all more complicated tasks I prefer tmux anyways ;-))

  13. John

    When is Fedora Silverblue will become official?

  14. OuiDa

    Fedora-MATE_Compiz-Live-x86_64-37_Beta-1.5.iso Does NOT boot.
    sha256sum says “OK”
    But it does not boot, errmsg is something like /sbin/systclt missing
    Looks to me like a bad build ?

    OuiDa

  15. OuiDa

    Fedora-MATE_Compiz-Live-x86_64-37_Beta-1.5.iso Does NOT boot.

    I forgot to mention I boot from a thumdrive formatte with Ventoy, where other ISO’s including Fedoraa 36 MATE_Compiz just boot fine,

    • Bill Davidsen

      After updates were installed MATE should work, that fix is included in
      dnf updateinfo info | less
      and search for the MATE on this problem.

  16. Nick

    Thats a very specific requirement to wait for

  17. Sergei

    Hi friends,
    I’ve been using Fedora distributive for 6 years and I’m very glad about that. Thank you so much.
    But I’ve had a small trouble since I start using a Fedora 36. When I pass beyond the login/password screen I see black screen around 30 seconds. While my gnome session isn’t uploaded. I hope that bug won’t repeat in the new release

  18. Uwe Geercken

    I have an issue with the Beta on my Lenovo Idea. It installs ok and I did upgrade and then worked for a while, but then during reboot it gets stuck. I just have an empty screen and no keyboard response. Trying to boot a different option from Grub also does not work.
    Any ideas?

  19. Bob A

    In the latest release of Gnome 43 there is this new feature under privacy called security that is supposed to show you the state of your secure boot and such. I’m obviously running Fedora 37 Beta . However in my settings under privacy it stops as diagnostics only???.

  20. DaSchurl

    Ohh, finally out of the box changing audio devices. Worked with plugins, but it’s a feature I dearly missed in the out of the box experience in Gnome (switching to headsets for meetings while playing music on the speakers while not in meetings). So about every few hours.

    And the menu really looks a lot better with the toggles and alignment as well.

  21. Its possible use one key backspace to back folder in nautilus (now files) in fedora 37.

    In fedora 36, it’s works using this code python, bu in fedora 37, not working

    #!/usr/bin/env python

    – coding: utf-8 –

    by Ricardo Lenz, 2016-jun

    riclc@hotmail.com

    #
    import os, gi
    gi.require_version(‘Nautilus’, ‘3.0’)
    from gi.repository import GObject, Nautilus, Gtk, Gio, GLib

    def ok():
    app = Gtk.Application.get_default()
    app.set_accels_for_action( “win.up”, [“BackSpace”] )
    #print app.get_actions_for_accel(“BackSpace”)
    #print app.get_actions_for_accel(“Up”)

    class BackspaceBack(GObject.GObject, Nautilus.LocationWidgetProvider):
    def init(self):
    pass

    def get_widget(self, uri, window):
        ok()
        return None

    i think is more easy use one key go to back folder, and not two.

    thanks

  22. Heliosstyx

    I am using Fedora Silverblue 37 now for some weeks:, why is the upstream of new packages (Gnome 43, Firefox latest version etc.) so slow? The final release will come out at the end of October. What’s about enough time to test it well and to report bugs?

  23. I really like this blog. It’s a very informative topic. It helps me a lot to solve some problems. Its opportunities are too great and the working style is very quick.

  24. Fedora never misses to amaze me with the latest release, I’m kinda impressed with the consistency you guys have maintained. Going to try out the beta asap.

  25. Germano Vidal

    Vou esperar a versão final do Fedora 37, para instalar. Uso o Fedora 36 e é ótimo, tenho duas máquinas, além do Fedora, tenho uma máquina com Windows 10 Licensiado, para algumas necessidades pontuais que o Linux não consegue resolver, prefiro assim, não colocar todos os ovos na mesma cesta, e ficar com um pé em cada canoa, uso Windows e Linux, resolve todas as minhas necessidades, não estou nem um pouco a fim de migrar para o Windows 11, o hardware está caríssimo para um upgrade, enquanto meu hardware funcionar vou de Fedora em um pc e Windows 10 em outro.

  26. Surya Anggraito

    Nggak sabar nunggunya. cepetan dong, pengen tau yang versi 37 lebih mantap apa nggak. Soalnya yang versi 36 mantap betul, mantul!

  27. AW awfed

    Fedora-Silverblue-ostree-aarch64-37_Beta-1.5.iso not booting on Raspi4 AArch64. Red-white OS net install screen from Raspberry only.

    https://github.com/fedora-silverblue/issue-tracker/issues/361

    In FedoraMediaWriter it is offered to install Fedora Silverblue 37 Beta AArch64. Why can’t I use this offer resp. why doesn’ it boot?

  28. Truls Gulbrandssen

    I have been with Fedora since day 1, actually, I paid for RedHat during the transition period from RadHat to Fedora.

    Through all these years I have been a kind of early mover installing the Beta version when released. Very rarely have I experienced any troubles after installation, but occasionally I have run into troubles at start up as described above.

    What usually have worked to solve problems at start up is to select an older Kernel, boot to a command line and run dnf upgrade again. Sometimes I have had to wait a day or two until what caused the problem had been fixed by Fedora.

    Now, with Fedora 37, I have a laptop that is more responsive than ever.

  29. Thato Seholoholo

    Hello! I’ve installed the beta release of the #37 version as a first time fedora user, along side garuda linux with both distros using systemd boot(got rid of grub2). Now last time i did the same thing and then upgraded the fedora disro via sudo dnf update(which downloaded packages totaling the size of of 1.1GB. After rebooting gdm got stuck at login screen (pretty sure the password is my second nature, like a part of me). What i wanna know is, am i supposed to use the beta distro as is without running any upgrades before the final release? To get to where I am at, I just reinstalled using anaconda and switched to systemd-boot again. I have these arch typical habits of running upgrades all the time, simply because i think it’s just one of many things that gnu/linux is good at(upgrading) compared to the likes of windows. Windows updates never liked me until I met and fell in love with linux robustness.. Probably ranting but a simple yes don’t update, just wait will suffice.

  30. On Fedora 37,Makemkv always crashes.

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