Hi all,

On behalf of the Fedora CoreOS Working Group, I'm thrilled to announce the first preview release of Fedora CoreOS.  Fedora CoreOS is built to be the secure and reliable host for your compute clusters. It's designed specifically for running containerized workloads without regular maintenance, automatically updating itself with the latest OS improvements, bug fixes, and security updates.

The initial preview release of Fedora CoreOS runs on bare metal, QEMU, VMware, and AWS, on x86_64 only.  It supports provisioning via Ignition spec 3.0.0 and the Fedora CoreOS Config Transpiler, automatic updates with Zincati and rpm-ostree, and running containers with Podman and Moby.  In the coming months, we'll be adding more platforms, building out functionality, and creating documentation to get Fedora CoreOS ready for production use. For now, the Fedora CoreOS preview should not be used for production workloads, and it might change in incompatible ways before the stable release.

You can check out the Fedora CoreOS preview at our new website, https://getfedora.org/coreos/.  To get running, see our getting-started guide, plus the documentation and config spec for the Fedora CoreOS Config Transpiler.  Then, send us your feedback! Report bugs and missing features to the Fedora CoreOS tracker and discuss Fedora CoreOS at coreos@lists.fedoraproject.org, on the Fedora Discourse forum, or in #fedora-coreos on Freenode.  In addition, we'll be taking feedback and answering questions this Wednesday at 16:30 UTC on Freenode in #fedora-meeting-1.

Welcome to Fedora CoreOS, and let us know what you think!


--Benjamin Gilbert