Hi folks, welcome to the weekly from your Fedora operations architect. This is an exciting week in the project as our Fedora Linux 40 Beta goes live tomorrow! Have a read on for more information.

Fedora Linux 40

Beta is GO!

Tomorrow, March 26th, our Fedora Linux 40 Beta will release, and I cannot thank our wonderful community enough for all the hard work they have been putting in the last few months to create it. When it lands, testing how the release behaves and filing bugs and posting fixes would be hugely appreciated as our Beta is what we will polish and refine for our official final release in a few weeks. You can learn how to and where to file a bug on our docs page.

Reminder: Final Freeze is due to start in one week – 2nd April 2024. Please try to prioritize F40 Beta testing and fixes this week in order to get any fixes submitted and applied before we enter the freeze period. This really helps our QA and release engineering teams on the far side of the freeze build and test our final release candidate compose(s) in good time to find any pesky bugs.

Save the Dates!

Flock to Fedora is returning this year from August 7th – 10th in Rochester, New York, USA and the call for proposals has officially opened! The deadline is April 21st and check out the blog post for more details on tracks, themes and venue details.Open Source Summit Europe has a call for proposals currently open – deadline is April 30th and the conference is set for September 14th – 18th in Vienna, Austria.The deadline for devconf.cz has now closed. Their schedule will be live towards the end of April, and the conference itself will take place from Thursday 13th – Saturday 15th June. The event is free to attend once you register for tickets, so keep an eye on their website for when registration becomes live.

Fedora Linux 41 Release

Fedora Linux 41 Changes

Announced Changes

Accepted Changes

Help Wanted

Lots of Test Days! Check them out on the QA calendar in fedocal for component-specific days. Help is always greatly appreciated.We also have some packages needing some new maintainers and others needing reviews. See below links to adopt and review packages!