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== Can I update the {{FedoraVersion|long|next}} Alpha/Beta/Snap#/Preview release to the '''final''' {{FedoraVersion|long|next}} release? ==

Revision as of 19:16, 10 November 2008

Fedora 28 Earlybird FAQ

Can I update the Fedora 28 Alpha/Beta/Snap#/Preview release to the final Fedora 28 release?

Yes. A few days before F28 is finally released, at 10am EST, there will be an updated "fedora-release" package which will change your release name from Rawhide to the final Fedora 28, and more importantly, change your package repositories from rawhide to stable.

Rawhide detritus
While upgrading from rawhide to final will work OK most of the time, there may be some corner case issues with bad interim rawhide updates leaving the system in a different state than a final clean install, or even a regular F27 to F28 upgrade (or preupgrade).
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"fedora-release" changes back to Rawhide a few weeks after release
If you delay updating too long after F28 is released, you may miss the final F28 "fedora-release" transition package, and instead of going from Rawhide to Fedora 28, you will remain on Rawhide.

I found a Fedora 28 ISO leak before release day! Is it legit or is it exploited?

The only way to know for sure is to verify the leaked SHA1SUM's GPG signature (if available) with the official Fedora GPG key. If you can't, or won't do this, it's safer to just be patient and wait for release day. Also note that even if the early leak does check out, it might not be the FINAL release, as Fedora has in the past re-pushed out last-minute final-final releases.

Q: I avoided Fedora 9 because there was no proprietary ATI display driver available. Is this fixed?

No. Please contact ATI. There's nothing Fedora can do about ATI not updating it's proprietary driver. Fedora 9 originally was released with a pre-release version of Xorg Server 1.4.99 . However the ABI (Application Binary Interface) has remained fixed after that and Fedora 9 includes the current latest Xorg 1.5 release in an update without any ABI changes. We recommend users try the latest open source ATI driver or use Intel or other cards which do not require proprietary drivers.

If I report my problem to fedora-test list or post in fedora forum, will my issues reach the developers?

You can use such avenues for discussions however for maximum efficiency, we always recommend that all actual bugs be reported to against the appropriate package in rawhide. This is the only assured way of reaching the right developers.

When is Fedora 10 going to be released?

An up2date release schedule is always maintained at

What are the new features in Fedora 10 ?

The following references has more details:

Should I upgrade to Fedora 10?

We offer you the choice of the greatest and latest release. As per the Fedora lifecyle policy, we will continue to maintain Fedora 9, up until a month after the Fedora 11 release. Fedora 8 will stop getting updates a month after Fedora 10 release. For users of Fedora 8 or previous releases, we highly recommend that you upgrade to a newer release to continue getting critical security fixes.

What are the major components in Fedora 10?

  • Kernel 2.6.27
  • Openoffice 3.0
  • GNOME 2.24.1
  • KDE 4.1.2
  • Eclipse 3.4.1
  • Netbeans 6.1
  • RPM 4.6 RC1