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Fedora Releases

Our Hybrid Release Schedule

Fedora creates two major OS releases every year, approximately around May 1st and October 31st. We don't follow a strict "ship on this date!" policy, but neither do we wait until every single possible thing is perfect. Fedora integrates thousands of always-changing upstream packages, and if we stuck to a date no matter what, we'd always ship with serious bugs, and if we attempted to squash every problem before releasing, we'd never ship at all.

To understand more about the reasoning behind Fedora's process and release life cycle see Fedora Release Life Cycle.

Current Supported Releases

Development

The next stable release of Fedora currently will be Fedora 28.

Fedora's approach involves two development releases, Rawhide and Branched. For more details, see the Fedora Release Life Cycle and those two pages.

Rawhide

  • Continuous rolling development branch. No releases are ever made directly from Rawhide, and it never freezes. No guarantee of stability. Intended for initial testing of the very latest code under active development.
  • On mirrors: development/rawhide
  • Repository: rawhide (unstable)

Branched

  • Development branch for pre-release stabilization. All Fedora releases are Branched from Rawhide (the Branch point) before going through the Alpha, Beta and GA (Final) milestones. For a short time between GA and the next Branch point, there is no Branched release. Continuous daily updates, but with controls to promote stabilization.
  • On mirrors: development/28 (or mirror list)
  • Repositories: fedora (stable), updates-testing (test updates)

Old Unsupported Releases

History

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