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These are the Talking Points for the Fedora 30 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 30 Beta was released on 2019-04-02. Final release is planned for either 2019-04-30 or 2019-05-07 according to the the schedule, but may slip if the release isn't ready for our users.

Fedora-Wide Changes and Improvements

  • Bash (shell): upgraded to 5.0
  • Fish (shell): upgraded to 3.0
  • DeepinDE (desktop environment) now available
  • Panthon Desktop (desktop environment) now available


Changes to talk about for regular users

Changes affecting security

  • cryptsetup: uses LUKS2 as the default metadata format
  • libcrypt: removed unsafe and deprecated functions
  • GnuPG: GnuPG 2 is the default

Changes to talk about for developers

  • Boost: upgraded to 1.69
  • Erlang: upgraded to version 21
  • GCC: upgraded to version 9
  • glibc: upgraded to 2.29
  • Golang: upgraded to 1.12
  • PHP: upgraded to 7.3
  • Ruby: upgraded to 2.6

Fedora Silverblue

Fedora Server

  • MongoDB: removed due to incompatible license

Fedora Workstation

GNOME 3.32

Fedora 30 features GNOME 3.32 as the default desktop environment. GNOME 3.32 includes a number of enhancements, including: fractional scaling, an updated visual style, and fast in-app searching. For more information, see the release notes.

Fedora ARM (aarch64 and ARMv7)

  • Move to uEFI as the default boot mechanism for ARMv7 devices

Fedora IoT


KDE Plasma Desktop






Upgrading to the Latest Release

To learn how to upgrade to the latest release from a recent Fedora release using DNF, see here.