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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.

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 Silverblue

Fedora Server

Fedora Workstation

Fedora ARM (aarch64 and ARMv7)

  • Add an AArch64 Xfce Desktop spin disk image to deliverables in Fedora 31.

Fedora IoT


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.