These are the Talking Points for the Fedora 31 release. For information on how these talking points were chosen, see Talking Points SOP. They are intended to help Ambassadors quickly present an overview of highlighted features when talking about the release, and to help drive content for the release, etc.
The talking points are based in part on the Change Set for this release.
- 1 Overall Release Story
- 2 Fedora-Wide Changes and Improvements
- 3 Changes to talk about for regular users
- 4 Changes affecting security
- 5 Changes to talk about for developers
- 6 Fedora Silverblue
- 7 Fedora Server
- 8 Fedora Workstation
- 9 Fedora ARM (aarch64 and ARMv7)
- 10 Fedora IoT
- 11 Spins
- 12 Labs
- 13 Upgrading to the Latest Release
Overall Release Story
Fedora 31 Beta was released on 2019-08-22. Final release was released on 2019-09-27. Releases/31/Schedule
Fedora-Wide Changes and Improvements
- Enable the Linux kernel's net.ipv4.ping_group_range parameter to cover all groups.
- Binary RPMs are currently compressed with xz level 2. Switching to zstd would increase decompression speed significantly.
Changes to talk about for regular users
Changes affecting security
Changes to talk about for developers
- Allow users to optionally use update-alternatives to make /usr/bin/ld point to /usr/bin/lld.
Fedora ARM (aarch64 and ARMv7)
- Add an AArch64 Xfce Desktop spin disk image to deliverables in Fedora 31.
KDE Plasma Desktop
Update the Deepin Desktop Environment to 15.11 in Fedora.
Upgrading to the Latest Release
To learn how to upgrade to the latest release from a recent Fedora release using DNF, see here.