Fedora 22 Alpha Release Announcement
The Fedora 22 Alpha release has arrived, with a preview of the latest free and open source technology under development. Take a peek inside!
What is the Alpha release?
The Alpha release contains all the exciting features of Fedora 22's editions in a form that anyone can help test. This testing, guided by the Fedora QA team, helps us target and identify bugs. When these bugs are fixed, we make a Beta release available. A Beta release is code-complete and bears a very strong resemblance to the third and final release. The final release of Fedora 22 is expected in May.
We need your help to make Fedora 22 the best release yet, so please take some time to download and try out the Alpha and make sure the things that are important to you are working. If you find a bug, please report it – every bug you uncover is a chance to improve the experience for millions of Fedora users worldwide. Together, we can make Fedora a rock-solid distribution. We have a culture of coordinating new features and pushing fixes upstream as much as feasible and your feedback will help improve not only Fedora but Linux and free software on the whole.
Fedora 22 Cloud
- Atomic Host image for bare metal Project Atomic deployments.
- Latest version of rpm-ostree and rpm-ostree-toolbox
- Cloud and Atomic Vagrant boxes
- A new CI tool called Tunir for rapid testing of cloud images
Fedora 22 Server
- The rolekit package has been updated to include support for creating a Database Server Role
- The cockpit package has been updated to the latest upstream release which adds many new features as well as a modular design for adding new functionality.
Fedora 22 Workstation
- Notification improvements
- Terminal - long running job notifications
- Wayland - login screen running on Wayland, input configuration works
- Software - codec installation in totem
- ABRT - better notifications, uses privacy panel
- Nautilus - UI improvements
- GNOME Shell - fresh theme
- Qt/Adwaita theme done
- Qt notifications?
Under the covers
- Use libinput for both X11 and Wayland
- Plasma 5, the successor to KDE Plasma 4, is now the default workspace in the Fedora KDE spin
Issues and Details
This is an Alpha release. As such, 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 #fedora-qa on freenode.
As testing progresses, common issues are tracked on the Common F22 Bugs page.
For tips on reporting a bug effectively, read "how to file a bug report."
The full release schedule is available on the Fedora wiki. The current schedule calls for a beta release in the middle of April, and a final release in the second half of May.
These dates are subject to change, pending any major bugs or issues found during the development process.