- 1 Fedora 29 Earlybird FAQ
- 1.1 Can I update the Fedora 29 Alpha/Beta/Snap#/Preview release to the final Fedora 29 release?
- 1.2 I found a Fedora 29 ISO leak before release day! Is it legit or is it exploited?
- 1.3 I avoided Fedora 9 because there was no proprietary ATI display driver available. Is this fixed?
- 1.4 If I report my problem to fedora-test list or post in fedora forum, will my issues reach the developers?
- 1.5 When is Fedora 29 going to be released?
- 1.6 What are the new features in Fedora 29?
- 1.7 Should I upgrade to Fedora 29?
- 1.8 How can I upgrade?
Fedora 29 Earlybird FAQ
Can I update the Fedora 29 Alpha/Beta/Snap#/Preview release to the final Fedora 29 release?
Yes. Shortly before F29 is finally released, at 10am EST, there will be an updated
fedora-release package which will change your release name from Rawhide to the final Fedora 29, and more importantly, change your package repositories from rawhide to stable. A layman's version of the specific details is available.
I found a Fedora 29 ISO leak before release day! Is it legit or is it exploited?
The only way to know for sure is to verify the leaked SHA1SUM's GPG signature (if available) with the official Fedora GPG key. If you can't, or won't do this, it's safer to just be patient and wait for release day. Also note that even if the early leak does check out, it might not be the FINAL release. Fedora has in the past had to re-push last-minute changes to the official releases.
I avoided Fedora 9 because there was no proprietary ATI display driver available. Is this fixed?
No. Please contact ATI. There's nothing Fedora can do about ATI not updating it's proprietary driver. Fedora 9 originally was released with a pre-release version of Xorg Server 1.4.99 . However the ABI (Application Binary Interface) has remained fixed after that and Fedora 9 includes the current latest Xorg 1.5 release in an update without any ABI changes. We recommend users try the latest open source ATI driver or use Intel or other cards which do not require proprietary drivers.
If I report my problem to fedora-test list or post in fedora forum, will my issues reach the developers?
You can use such avenues for discussions however for maximum efficiency, we always recommend that all actual bugs be reported to the Fedora bug tracker (Bugzilla) against the appropriate package in rawhide. This is the only assured way of reaching the right developers.
When is Fedora 29 going to be released?
An up-to-date release schedule is always maintained at Releases/29/Schedule.
What are the new features in Fedora 29?
The Fedora 29 feature list has more details.
Should I upgrade to Fedora 29?
We offer you the choice of the greatest and latest release. Per the Fedora lifecyle policy, each release of Fedora is maintained until a month after the second following release. For example, Fedora 8 will stop getting updates a month after Fedora 10 release. We highly recommend that users of unmaintained, "end-of-life" (EOL) releases upgrade to a newer release to continue getting critical security fixes.
How can I upgrade?
Refer to DistributionUpgrades.