Distribution-wide Changes

Official support for Raspberry Pi 4

This Fedora update brings support for Raspberry Pi 4, including 4B, the 400 unit, and the Compute Module (CM) 4 IO Board. All the mentioned models support also accelerated graphics using the V3D GPU for both OpenGL-ES and Vulkan.

Some minor caveats include:

  • Support for WiFi on the Raspberry Pi 400 is out of scope of this change.

  • We tested CM 4 and will support on the official IO board. Other devices that incorporate CM 4 should work correctly provided the vendor has their support in the upstream Raspberry Pi firmware/overlays.

  • The hardware based media decoding (H264/HVEC, and others) are out of scope for this change.

ARMv7 architecture is no longer supported

Fedora 37 drops support for older ARM devices using the ARMv7 (also known as arm32 or armhfp) architecture. Such devices running older Fedora releases will not be able to upgrade, and will not be able to do a fresh Fedora 37 installation.

Fedora Server Edition available as KVM virtual machine disk image

Fedora Server provides now a virtual disk image to greatly facilitate installation of Fedora Server VMs. It allows an immediate installation by either Cockpit administration WEB UI or one of the CLI tools.

The image is optimized for KVM and aims to resemble a default server installation as closely as possible. All administrative tools are available reliably from the beginning, all administrative routines and helps (scripts) can be used in the same way. All application services work the same as in the standard installation.

The server documentation Creating a virtual machine using Fedora Server Edition disk image provides detailed information on installing and using the disk image.

ELN Extras

The ELN project will now run "ELN-Extras", a new build target and compose similar to ELN in behavior, but closer in function to EPEL. It will be a place to prepare and maintain packages that may be desired for EPEL N+1 while RHEL N+1 is still being incubated in ELN. This will enable application developers to keep up with impending changes in RHEL even before CentOS Stream becomes available for that release. Additionally, it provides a bootstrapping mechanism for EPEL, which will mean a much shorter gap between the launch of a new RHEL major release and the availability of the EPEL repositories.

See the Fedora ELN Project documentation for more information about the project, including Extras.

Pantheon Desktop Environment has been removed from Fedora

See Desktop.

boot.iso now uses GRUB2 on BIOS systems

Python3 packages are now built with -P

See Python.

Fedora Cloud Base is now a Fedora Edition

Fedora Cloud Base has been promoted to official status as a Fedora Edition. Cloud Base images can now be downloaded from Get Fedora.

Fedora CoreOS is now a Fedora Edition

Fedora CoreOS has been promoted to official status as a Fedora Edition. CoreOS images can now be downloaded from Get Fedora.

Documentation for Fedora CoreOS is available at this docs site.