Fedora is one of the most popular Linux distributions around and a lot of Linux developers use it as a stepping stone to learning Red Hat. It ships the latest open source apps and for my money, it is the best platform for any Linux developer considering the number or up/down stream projects injected.
It is rumored that Fedora could take a break for a year to focus on the next big thing. Who knows what is next in line for this great distribution.
The Fedora Project announced the immediate availability of Fedora 30 Beta, the next big step on our journey to the exciting Fedora 30 release they said.
Download the pre-release from our Get Fedora site:
Or, check out one of our popular variants, including KDE Plasma,
Xfce, and other desktop environments, as well as images for ARM devices
like the Raspberry Pi 2 and 3:
Beta Release Highlights
New desktop environment options
DNF performance improvements
All dnf repository metadata for Fedora 30 Beta is compressed with the zchunk format in addition to xz or gzip. zchunk is a new compression format designed to allow for highly efficient deltas. When Fedora’s metadata is compressed using zchunk, dnf will download only the differences between any earlier copies of the metadata and the current version.
Fedora 30 Workstation Beta includes GNOME 3.32, the latest version of the popular desktop environment. GNOME 3.32 features updated visual style, including the user interface, the icons, and the desktop itself. For a full list of GNOME 3.32 highlights, see the release notes.
Fedora 30 Beta also includes updated versions of many popular packages like Golang, the Bash shell, the GNU C Library, Python, and Perl. For a full list, see the Change set on the Fedora Wiki. In addition, many Python 2 packages are removed in preparation for Python 2 end-of-life on 2020-01-01.
Since this is a Beta release, we expect that you may encounter bugs or missing features. To report issues encountered during testing, contact the Fedora QA team via the mailing list or in #fedora-qa on Freenode. As testing progresses, common issues are tracked on the Common F30 Bugs page.
For tips on reporting a bug effectively, read how to file a bug.
What is the Beta Release?
A Beta release is code-complete and bears a very strong resemblance to the final release. If you take the time to download and try out the Beta, you can check and make sure the things that are important to you are working. Every bug you find and report doesn’t just help you, it improves the experience of millions of Fedora users worldwide! Together, we can make Fedora rock-solid. We have a culture of coordinating new features and pushing fixes upstream as much as we can. Your feedback improves not only Fedora, but Linux and free software as a whole.
We advice anyone interested in downloading Fedora 30 beta to only use it as a test bed. So be ready to roll-over in the coming weeks as a stable version of Fedora 30 will be shipped for everyone to use.