Fedora 37 is due for release next month (October 18, 2022)
The beta version for Fedora 37 has been released for public testing.
Here, let me mention the key highlights of this release.
In case you want to explore all the exciting changes coming to Fedora 37, we already have an article on it:
Fedora 37 Beta: What's New?
Fedora 37 beta features GNOME 43 beta version. The final GNOME 43 release is due in the next few weeks.
Along with GNOME 43, Fedora 37 comes packed with many technical improvements. Here are the important changes:
Desktop Environment Upgrades
GNOME 43 being the obvious upgrade for Fedora's flagship edition brings in performance and usability improvements.
You can get hands-on with the best GNOME 43 features with Fedora 37.
Considering this is a beta version, the experience should be a bit better with the final release.
Other desktop environment upgrades include:
- KDE Plasma 5.26
- Xfce 4.16
- MATE 1.24
You can also go through KDE Plasma 5.26 features if you are looking forward to it.
Raspberry Pi 4 Support
Fedora 37 beta introduces support for Raspberry Pi 4 with accelerated graphics. If you do not want to wait for the final release, you can test out how it works with Raspberry Pi with the beta version.
In addition to it, you can also expect improvements for the Raspberry Pi 3 series and Zero 2 W.
New Fedora Editions
Fedora will be making its CoreOS and Cloud Base offerings as one of the Editions (flagship products).
In other words, you will see it as an offering along with Fedora's workstation and server edition.
As usual, Fedora 37 beta brings in technical improvements like:
- A new TEST-FEDORA39 policy to preview changes planned for Fedora Linux 39, including moving away from SHA-1 signatures.
- Python 3.11
- Perl 5.36
- Golang 1.19
You can learn more about the changes coming to Fedora 37 in its official changeset.
Getting Fedora 37 beta right now
If you are using Fedora 36 and would like to test it. you can upgrade to Fedora 37 beta. Here are the instructions.
You can download the latest beta version from the official website to test it out. I recommend you wait if you do not want to take any chances with the beta release.