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Fedora Linux 37 is out now with official Raspberry Pi 4 support

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After a bit of a delay due to security issues with OpenSSL, Fedora Linux 37 is officially out now with all the usual assortment of major software updates.

Their main edition Fedora Workstation, continues using the GNOME desktop which bumps it up to GNOME 43. That along includes a lot of additions like the new Quick Settings menu, more applications upgraded to GTK 4, the Files app got refreshed, the Calendar / Contacts and Calls apps all got upgraded, Device Security Settings and more.

Lots more is new like official Raspberry Pi 4 support with working accelerated graphics, plus upgrades to various programming languages and system libraries as they continued to follow their "First" foundation (where they get stuff in early) like Python 3.11, Golang 1.19, glibc 2.36, and LLVM 15. It also includes Mesa 22.2.2 graphics drivers and the 6.0.7 Linux kernel.

For their other Spins that come with different desktops you get KDE Plasma 5.26.2, Xfce 4.16, Cinnamon 5.4.12 and there's other desktop environments available too.

With this release they slimmed the installation a bit, with Firefox language packs now as subpackages so you can remove the "firefox-langpacks" package if you don't need localization.

Fedora continues to be my go-to system, as it really works quite nicely on desktop. Hopefully my 36 - 37 upgrade will go smoothly but I usually wait a week or so to make sure any kinks are ironed out.

Do you use Fedora? Let us know in the comments what you're excited about in this release.

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damarrin 15 Nov
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My upgrade 2 days ago went well, if that helps any. :-) After the previous Gnome version I thought it couldn't get any more like macOS, but I was wrong and it's now ripping Apple off 99% instead of the 98% from 6 months ago. Not that I'm complaining, I like the barebonesness of both it and macOS.

I'm still not as familiar with Fedora as I am with the apt-based systems I've been using for years, but I'm getting there and the new knowledge and experience can only do me good.


Last edited by damarrin on 15 November 2022 at 5:37 pm UTC
Raaben 15 Nov
I also wait at least a week or two before upgrading, as good as Fedora is, it has bitten me for being impatient. I'm always excited for a new Gnome release with a new Fedora; they've been on a pretty good streak the past few releases. I still mod it back to vertical desktops as I think the horizontal flow was a terrible change, but overall I don't really feel as good in other desktops.

As a reminder, they removed h264 hardware acceleration from MESA this release, so if you need it from RPMFusion, run:
dnf swap mesa-va-drivers mesa-va-drivers-freeworld
wvstolzing 15 Nov
I tried to do the dnf system-upgrade yesterday, though I got stack due to the gpg keys for the postgres 15 repo being absent (somehow). I'll try in a few more days, I think. I hurried a bit since I wanted to get a system-compiled build of Python 3.11

In any case, as far as the 'above the hood' elements are concerned, Fedora 38 will be a more interesting release for Xfce users, since a huge upgrade is in the works for 4.18
Nice! I've been running Fedora 37 Kinoite (KDE Immutable) since it hit beta on my Thinkpad! It's worked perfectly so far!
tfk 15 Nov
Awesomeness! 👌
slaapliedje 15 Nov
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Quoting: damarrinMy upgrade 2 days ago went well, if that helps any. :-) After the previous Gnome version I thought it couldn't get any more like macOS, but I was wrong and it's now ripping Apple off 99% instead of the 98% from 6 months ago. Not that I'm complaining, I like the barebonesness of both it and macOS.

I'm still not as familiar with Fedora as I am with the apt-based systems I've been using for years, but I'm getting there and the new knowledge and experience can only do me good.
I actually find gnome much nicer to use than macOS, and there are things that are absolutely missing from macOS (like the ability to close applications from the activities screen.) Though Gnome 43 does have one glaring problem that irritates me to mo end, and that is dragging / dropping from File-roller into Nautilus! I think it is due to File-roller not having been updated to gtk4 yet, but I could be wrong about that.
fschaupp 15 Nov
Quoting: damarrinMy upgrade 2 days ago went well, if that helps any. :-) After the previous Gnome version I thought it couldn't get any more like macOS, but I was wrong and it's now ripping Apple off 99% instead of the 98% from 6 months ago. Not that I'm complaining, I like the barebonesness of both it and macOS.

I'm still not as familiar with Fedora as I am with the apt-based systems I've been using for years, but I'm getting there and the new knowledge and experience can only do me good.

It's quite usual to get inspired by stuff of others in the usability field. It's quite ok, so in the end, everyone profits from the advances and users can use familiar usability-patterns across devices/systems.
const 15 Nov
Quoting: slaapliedje
Quoting: damarrinMy upgrade 2 days ago went well, if that helps any. :-) After the previous Gnome version I thought it couldn't get any more like macOS, but I was wrong and it's now ripping Apple off 99% instead of the 98% from 6 months ago. Not that I'm complaining, I like the barebonesness of both it and macOS.

I'm still not as familiar with Fedora as I am with the apt-based systems I've been using for years, but I'm getting there and the new knowledge and experience can only do me good.
I actually find gnome much nicer to use than macOS, and there are things that are absolutely missing from macOS (like the ability to close applications from the activities screen.) Though Gnome 43 does have one glaring problem that irritates me to mo end, and that is dragging / dropping from File-roller into Nautilus! I think it is due to File-roller not having been updated to gtk4 yet, but I could be wrong about that.
I always liked gnome and always hated nautilus. Usually created a Frankenstein and just used Thunar in Gnome.
Schuimpje 16 Nov
Cool! The great thing about (gaming on) Fedora is, in my opinion: there's no pressure to upgrade as soon as possible, since the OS is already quite up-to-date. I'm in the middle of moving house so I'll probably wait a month or two before upgrading, I know everything will keep working just fine and I won't really miss out on anything. Looking forward to the new GNOME version, though. Never thought I'd say that, because I used to be a fan of KDE Plasma, but GNOME is just a blessing in its simplicity, stability and increasing consistency. The new Files version and Quick Settings look like further subtle improvements.
Ivancillo 16 Nov
QuoteLots more is new like official Raspberry Pi 4 support with working accelerated graphics

Does this include hardware accelerated video playback?
Also for 64 bits?


Last edited by Ivancillo on 16 November 2022 at 1:49 pm UTC
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