Fedora 24 released!

Today the Fedora Project is pleased to announce the general release of Fedora 24. Download it now from our Get Fedora site:

Another Step in the Fedora Journey

The Fedora Project has embarked on a great journey… redefining what an operating system should be for users and developers. Such innovation does not come overnight, and Fedora 24 is one big step on the road to the next generation of Linux distributions. But that does not mean that Fedora 24 is some “interim” release; there are great new features for Fedora users to deploy in their production environments right now!

Workstation

The Fedora 24 Workstation release features GNOME 3.20, with many usability improvements such as easier input device and printer settings, a better search interface, shortcut windows for keyboard commands, and more convenient music controls.

Flatpak (formerly xdg-app) is another building-block feature, with Software able to track installed Flatpaks and adding more features in the future as the technology develops. The Software app has also grown features to provide a full system upgrade directly from the desktop from one Fedora release to the next, and the ability to provide labeling as well as reviews of available software.

Fedora 24 continues our work on the X replacement, Wayland, a next-generation graphics stack. Although this release will not default to Wayland, it includes many improvements and is available as an option for users to try out, and potentially will be the default stack in Fedora 25.

Server

Fedora 24 Server edition is more streamlined and introduces more modularity, which will become a major factor in future Fedora releases, even as unnecessary packages were removed and the installer has a smaller footprint.

FreeIPA 4.3 is a major feature for Fedora 24 Server. FreeIPA is an integrated security information management solution. This new version of FreeIPA features simplified replica installation and improved replication technology management.

Cloud

Fedora is on its way to being the best platform for containerized applications, from base Fedora container images to a full-featured platform as a service to run and manage them.

As we continue on this part of the journey, we are packaging OpenShift Origin so it is easy to deploy. OpenShift Origin is a Platform as a Service system based around Kubernetes, a production-grade container orchestration project. OpenShift Origin is optimized for application development and deployment. Origin makes it easy for developers to get started building applications in containers and for operators to manage them.

While not shipped in Fedora 24, per se, we have new infrastructure for developing container images with applications layered on top of the base Fedora Docker image. Fedora Developers will also see a layered image build service, which provides tools for Fedora contributors to start creating and shipping layered container images in Fedora 25 and beyond.

Spins and Labs

Fedora Spins and Labs are alternative Fedora versions that offer additional desktop environments, or other custom collections of software, alongside the three editions that are the primary focus for the project.

Our Spins make it easy for people to use other desktop environments. Everyone has different needs and Spins are a great way for us to meet them. The Fedora 24 spins release showcases KDE Plasma, Xfce, LXDE, Mate-Compiz, and Cinnamon, all on the same Fedora base. Fedora Labs offer collections of software for specific purposes: Games, Robotics, and so on. They are pre-selected sets of software ideal for events or audiences with specialized interests that need corresponding software. Fedora 24 comes with a new lab focused on Astronomy, which contains a set of tools for astronomers and astrophysicists.

ARM

ARM images are available, as usual, for several use cases. Fedora 24 ships desktop images, such as Spins and Workstation, but also provides a Server image. A minimal Fedora image completes the wide set of install options for your ARM board.

Alternate Fedora Architectures

For the first time, all of our secondary architectures, AArch64, Power64 (ppc64, ppc64le) and s390x, are released simultaneously, rather than trailing a little behind. This includes the Server edition for all architectures and the Cloud and Docker base images for AArch64 and Power64. Along with all the same enhancements as in the primary architectures in Fedora 24, AArch64 and Power64 now have support for golang, nodejs, mongodb; along with numerous other architecture-specific enhancements. The architecture release notes pages on the wiki have more specifics for each. Download these from https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora-secondary/releases/24/.

Atomic Host

Fedora Atomic Host releases on a two-week schedule, and each release is built on the latest released Fedora version. This schedule means the Atomic Host will now be currently built on Fedora 24.

You can try one of the newer features with recent Fedora Atomic Host builds today. Since Fedora 23 was released, Atomic Host has added a developer mode that gives a better developer experience overall. When running in developer mode, the host will download and start Cockpit and a tmux session to make it easier to work at the console and obtain necessary information such as the root password or IP address.

Make Fedora Even Better

If you want to take an active hand in making Fedora even better, there are many ways you can contribute. There are many roles that you can participate. Visit http://whatcanidoforfedora.org/ for more information!

While this is a general release, there is always a chance you may encounter bugs or missing features. To report issues encountered during testing, contact the Fedora QA team via the mailing list or in #fedora-qa on Freenode IRC. As testing progresses, common issues are tracked on the Common F24 Bugs page.

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

Flock 2016: Krakow, Poland

If you want to be a part of the journey that Fedora is taking, either as a current or interested Fedora contributor, one way to engage with our community is through Fedora premier events. The annual North American/European conference for Fedora contributors is Flock, which takes place August 2-5, 2016 in Krakow, Poland. Registration is now open at https://register.flocktofedora.org. For more information about our Latin American and Asia-Pacific Conferences, stay tuned for announcements on the Fedora Community Blog: https://communityblog.fedoraproject.org.

Fedora Project community

40 Comments

  1. Dasika Shishir

    Congratulations! and I am already upgrading my system

  2. Good work!

    Is upgrade method same?
    (Dnf’s system-upgrade plugin)

    And a little odd question!
    Is better to upgrade or remove and install new version?!

    Thanks,

    • Same method to upgrade! We’ll have an article out very shortly that details everything you need to know for upgrading.

      • We just published our guide to upgrading from Fedora 23 to Fedora 24:

        https://fedoramagazine.org/upgrading-fedora-23-workstation-to-fedora-24/

        • Thanks 🙂

        • What about upgrade option using GNOME Software? When it will become available?

        • Mogeni

          Hi,
          My computer could not upgrade to the fedora 24 release. Following the steps in the upgrade you posted, I did them all but my laptop had errors liek could not reach some repos and was disabling. I used then –refresh and it still didn’t have the repos like “folkswithhats”.
          I was able to download the packages using –allowerasing option but could not boot after the whole download.
          It had an error message:
          error: system not ready for upgrade.
          What could have been the problem?
          Help me please.
          Regards.

  3. icywind

    So is it possible to upgrade via Gnome Software? I don’t see any updates available

    • It should pop up within days after the release. If you’d like to upgrade immediately, use dnf-plugin-system-upgrade.

      • icywind

        I would use it but I want to try out new GUI upgrade. Thanks for response.

        • You’ll be able to do that within a few days, once the new version of Software in Fedora 23 is available and you update to it.

  4. Is that worth it put fedora 24 or better wait fedora 25 with will be after few months?

    • @Romans: Fedora 24 is great. Why wait to have some of the latest technology in your hands? 🙂

      • Yes i know fedora is great (only not 22 that was buggy 😀 ) but i hear that after making upgrade its not working well than make a fresh install that’s why i ask about fedora 24 is it worth it to put on? and if upgrade system is finally created well if i will want after few months up to 25? 😉

        • I’m afraid no one can answer this for you. Fedora is well tested, Fedora QA really spend hours and hours testing the release. So vast majority of annoying issues come from compatibility with particular hardware or custom changes to the system (out-of-official repositories packages etc.). I’ve usually got laptops for 3 years, so I do about 6 upgrades without fresh installations and it”s always worked for me, but I’m trying to do minimal changes to the system.

  5. jr

    How to upgrade from Fedora 24 beta?

    • For you, it’s actually just really easy. Just try typing

      sudo dnf upgrade --refresh

      to get the latest versions of packages. Ta-da! You are now officially on Fedora 24. 🙂

      • Mogeni

        Hi. I’ve some problem with my upgrade via the terminal. When I was done with everything, the reboot reply was:
        error: system not ready for upgrade!

        Before that, it could not able to get to some repos until I used –allowerasing in the command line.

        It did this twice before I chose to download the torrent image.

        Can you help me with this mess on my laptop?
        Reply soonest please.
        Regards.

        • Sebastiaan Franken

          How exactly did you reboot? Did you use the provided command or did you just do a normal reboot? If you’ve done the latter – that’s probably where it went wrong. After the $ dnf system-upgrade reboot the OS boots into a special environment (with the help of SystemD) which does the actual upgrade. Nothing is upgraded before that point.

  6. antikythera

    Massive thanks and well done to all involved

  7. Wayne S. Winch, Jr.

    I also want to express my deep gratitude and appreciation for the entire Fedora project and its workers, paid and volunteer alike.

    Fedora is an exemplary, pioneering distribution that always showcases best-of-breed, up-and-coming Linux technologies. We use Red Hat/CentOS at work, and Fedora helps to acclimate me to what’s coming ’round the corner.

    Congratulations on what looks to be another fine release! Y’all ROCK!

    DISCLAIMER: I am in no way affiliated with Red Hat or CentOS.

  8. Magdy Moushref

    how could we find Fedora Server tutirials ?

  9. brian

    Thank you, Fedora team, for another great release.

  10. Darshan Soni

    Anyone else having issues with direct downloading spins? The KDE spin for example has awful download speeds and no peers on torrent.

    • Darshan Soni

      My apologies for the vagueness there. Narrowed it down to an issue in Canada. Seems the Manitoba (MUUC) servers were down. For people having download issues in Canada, search for Fedora mirrors and try an alternative.

  11. Mogeni

    Thanks for the new release. Its smooth and fluid here.
    Hope no major bugs bugging me.

  12. Hareesh Mandalapu

    Congratulations and Thanks! I will upgrade.

  13. Victor Oliveira

    Updated and so happy!
    Thanks you Fedora Community

  14. This is awesome! I’ve honestly been so caught up with my class that I forgot. I’m going to upgrade my desktop and laptop right now!

  15. toca actualizar !!

  16. RoseHosting

    Yay!

    We are super excited for the new release!

  17. Cristiano Freire

    Congratulations and Thanks !
    This is my first time with Fedora…

  18. Defossil

    A great district and easy to customise with gnome extensions. Well done.

  19. George

    Up and running on F24. After the initial problem with the rpmfusion being unsigned, the upgrade went without any further issues. Thanks to the entire team of contributors to the Fedora Project. Your dedication is exemplary!

  20. Renato Guilherme

    I ve been waiting for …. and now it is real, just awesome! Really great work you all are doing!

    Thank you!

  21. YAY, Fedora 24 is out! keep up with the good work!

  22. Alfonso Cuevas

    Hi, i’m very interested in getting involved with the fedora project; My name is Alfonso i´m from mexico city and i would like to help to promote the project or even translate articles or sutff to spanish, please let me know if its possible..!
    Greetings and congratulations for the new 24 versión.

  23. kosala

    Hi !, I am kosala and working as Software Analyst Programmer. I hope to migrate from Windows to Linux. My friend say Fedora is good for me. i am new to Linux world. I don’t know what is best for my development environment ( Fedora 24 Workstation or Server). I need help.

    • @kosala: First, this is not a help site, but a magazine/periodical. Please seek help in the Fedora community — if you do a Google (or other engine) search for “Fedora community help” you can easily find resources for help. Second, visit https://getfedora.org to see the available Fedora systems so you can make an appropriate choice for what you want to do. (Hint: the Workstation is aimed at developers of all types.)

  24. kosala

    Thanks Mr. Paul W. Frields .

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