Fedora 30 Now Generally Available

Latest version of the Fedora operating systems showcases the future
of Linux, from workstations beyond containerization to cloud-native

RALEIGH, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Fedora Project, a Red Hat, Inc. sponsored and community-driven open
source collaboration, today announced the general availability of Fedora
30, the latest version of the fully open source Fedora operating system.
As with previous iterations of Fedora, Fedora 30 continues the Fedora
Project’s commitment to delivering distinct editions that address
specific computing needs. The Fedora Project community continues to
refine the look and feel of these editions, and Fedora 30 provides a
look at the future of Fedora and the Linux operating system in an IT
landscape powered by Linux containers, Kubernetes and cloud computing.

Fedora 30 brings enhancements to all editions with updates to the common
underlying packages, from bug fixes and performance tweaks to new
versions. In Fedora 30, base updates include Bash shell 5.0, Fish 3.0,
the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) 9 and Ruby 2.6. Fedora 30 also now
uses the zchunk format for data compression within the DNF repository.
When metadata is compressed using zchunk DNF downloads the differences
between earlier copies of metadata and the current versions, saving on
resources and increasing efficiency.

A fresh look at Fedora editions

In the build-up to Fedora 30, the Fedora Project community took a fresh
look at the computing use cases answered by the three primary editions
of the Fedora operating system: Fedora Workstation, Fedora Server and
Fedora Atomic Host. As the associated technology areas continue to
evolve, these editions have been updated to better reflect the emerging
realities of modern computing:

  • Fedora Workstation continues to be refined and will now also provide a
    container-driven variant in Fedora Silverblue
  • Fedora Atomic Host will now be superseded by Fedora CoreOS as a
    container-centric operating system
  • Fedora Server has been merged with the capabilities of Fedora Cloud
    to provide a more modern take on server operating systems

Fedora 30 Workstation

To help provide developers and desktop users alike with some of the
latest open source advancements, Fedora 30 Workstation includes the
latest version of the GNOME desktop, GNOME 3.32. The desktop includes
fractional scaling, a refreshed visual style, animation improvements and
new icons. Fedora 30 Workstation will also introduce Fedora
, an Atomic Workstation designed to provide an immutable
desktop operating system.

Silverblue brings the capabilities of Fedora CoreOS to the desktop,
creating a workstation environment that can operate hand-in-hand with
Kubernetes. Contributing to the evolution of Silverblue is the Fedora
Project’s continued work on Flatpak, a container-like technology for
building and distributing desktop applications, and part of the
Silverblue mission is to deliver desktop applications for the variant
via Flatpak.

Fedora CoreOS

As Linux containers and Kubernetes take a greater role in IT
infrastructure, the Fedora Project is working to deliver an operating
system tailored for these scenarios. Fedora CoreOS blends many of the
innovative features of CoreOS Container Linux with Project Atomic, and
intends to deliver an operating system based on rpm-ostree and
system-wide immutability. An initial release of Fedora CoreOS is
expected around June 2019.

Fedora 30 Cloud

The use cases for server operating systems are also changing in the face
of containerized applications and hybrid cloud deployments. With this in
mind, the Fedora Project has melded the traditional server capabilities
of Fedora Server with Fedora Cloud, providing a Fedora 30 edition that
can address more varied infrastructure needs.

Beyond the cloud with the Internet-of-Things

In an increasingly interconnected world, the Fedora Project is also
working to address use cases around the Internet-of-Things (IoT) with
Fedora IoT. From home-based projects to industrial R&D testbeds, the
upcoming Fedora IoT edition is intended to provide a foundation for the
next generation of the connected world.

To see Fedora IoT in action and to learn more about Fedora 30 and
Fedora’s extended projects, visit the Fedora booth in the Community
Central area at Red
Hat Summit 2019
on May 6 – 9 in Boston to see Fedora IoT in action.

Supporting Quotes

Matthew Miller, Fedora Project Leader
“Computing scenarios
don’t remain static and neither does Fedora. With the updates around
Fedora 30, we’re providing an evolving spectrum of operating system
editions to better meet diverse IT challenges. From containerized
developer workspaces with Flatpak and Silverblue to expanded server and
container infrastructure options in Fedora 30 Cloud and Fedora CoreOS,
the Fedora Project remains focused on Linux innovation.”

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