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Fedora Linux 40 Accepted System-Wide Changes

Anaconda WebUI for Fedora Workstation by default

The new PatternFly-based UI has been developed by the Anaconda team for some time now and we would like to make it available for users of Fedora to enhance and modernize installation experience. As the first step in this user adoption process, we are targeting Fedora Workstation only.


  • Owner: Fedora Workstation SIG


Build Fedora Workstation live ISO with Image Builder

Image Builder is a set of modern tools for building operating system images. Its goal is to make the builds reliable and reproducible. Moreover, it's designed to give the end users a simple workflow to build their own custom images. The aim of this change is to create an additional, non-blocking Fedora Workstation live ISO using Image Builder.


  • Owner: Jiří Konečný


Deprecating libuser and removing passwd package from Fedora

Libuser is not actively developed. Most of the depending component have build-time option to work without libuser.


  • Owner: Tomas Halman


Remove webkit2gtk-4.0 API Version

The webkit2gtk-4.0 API version will no longer be built. Packages that depend on it will fail to build from source and eventually be retired.


  • Owner: Michael Catanzaro


  • Last updated: 2023-05-04
  • Tracking bug: #2193249
  • Release Notes tracker: #983
  • Contingency deadline: F39 beta freeze
  • Status: Change accepted

Porting Fedora to Modern C

Back in 1999, a new revision of the C standard removed several backwards compatibility features. However, GCC still accepts these obsolete constructs by default. Support for these constructs is confusing to programmers and potentially affect GCC's ability to implement features from future C standards. It is expected that a future GCC version (likely GCC 14) will disable support for these legacy language constructs by default. The goal of this change is to prepare Fedora for this transition.


  • Owner: Florian Weimer


Modernize Live Media

Modernize the live media by switching to the "new" live environment setup scripts provided by livesys-scripts and leverage new functionality in dracut to enable support for automatically enabling persistent overlays when flashed to USB sticks.


  • Owner: Neal Gompa, Matt Coleman


  • Last updated: 2023-08-23
  • Tracking bug: #2139918
  • Release Notes tracker: #898
  • Contingency deadline: Final Freeze
  • Status: Change accepted

Ostree Native Container (Phase 2, stable)

Continue the work done in but in an officially stable format, and expanded to cover more OSTree-based editions. This goes "all in" on being container-native and significantly changes the technology and user emphasis.


  • Owner: Colin Walters, Joseph Marrero, Brent Baude


  • Last updated: 2023-08-22
  • Tracking bug: #2151321
  • Release Notes tracker: #933
  • Contingency deadline: Dunno
  • Status: Change accepted

KTLS implementation for GnuTLS

Acceleration of GnuTLS with software Kernel TLS (KTLS)


  • Owner: František Krenželok, Daiki Ueno


  • Last updated: 2023-08-23
  • Tracking bug: #2130000
  • Release Notes tracker: #881
  • Contingency deadline: 2023-02-21
  • Status: Change accepted

DNF/RPM Copy on Write enablement for all variants

RPM Copy on Write provides a better experience for Fedora Users as it reduces the amount of I/O and offsets CPU cost of package decompression. RPM Copy on Write uses reflinking capabilities in btrfs, which is the default filesystem starting from Fedora 33 for most variants. Note that this behavior is not being turned on by default for this Change.


  • Owner: Matthew Almond, Davide Cavalca, Manu Bretelle


  • Last updated: 2023-08-22
  • Tracking bug: #1915976
  • Release Notes tracker: #634
  • Contingency deadline: Final freeze
  • Status: Change accepted

Fedora Linux 40 Accepted Self-Contained Changes

Revitalize Forge Macros

Up until now, the forge macros have been part of redhat-rpm-config. We will split them out into a new forge-srpm-macros package. We will add more test coverage and add a new %forgeversion macro to allow adding snapshot info to Version instead of Release.

  • Owner: Maxwell G
  • Last updated: 2023-09-12
  • Tracking bug: #2238452
  • Status: 100% code completed


mkosi-initrd is an alternative builder for initrds. It will be packaged in Fedora, so that users can use it to build initrds locally. A kernel-install plugin will be provided to build the initrd when a kernel package is installed. As a stretch goal, initrds will be build in koji and delivered via rpm packages. As a further stretch goal, pre-built initrds will be used in Unified Kernel Images that can be delivered via rpm packages.

  • Owner: Zbigniew Jędrzejewski-Szmek, Lukáš Nykrýn , Daan De Meyer
  • Last updated: 2023-08-23
  • Tracking bug: #2203221
  • Status: Change accepted

Enable bootupd for Fedora Silverblue & Kinoite

By design, ostree does not manage bootloader updates as they can not (yet) happen in a safe fashion. To solve this issue, bootupd ( was created. bootupd is a small socket activated program that takes care of updating the bootloader. It currently only supports EFI booted systems and rpm-ostree based systems. The updates are triggered by an administrator and are not (yet) automated for safety reasons. This change is about enabling bootupd integration in Fedora Silverblue and Fedora Kinoite to make bootloader updates easier. bootupd is already used in Fedora CoreOS.

  • Owner: Timothée Ravier, Tomáš Popela, Colin Walters
  • Last updated: 2023-09-08
  • Tracking bug: #2150982
  • Status: In progress

Retire python3.7

The python3.7 package will be retired without replacement from Fedora Linux 40. Python 3.7 will be End of Life in June 2023 and it will be kept around only to test software targeting Debian 10 “Buster” LTS. The removal is more or less aligned with Debian 10 TLS EOL (June 2024) -- Fedora 39 (the last one to include Python 3.7) will likely EOL on 2024-11-12.

  • Owner: Miro Hrončok
  • Last updated: 2022-07-08
  • Tracking bug: #2105404
  • Status: Change accepted