The Fedora Project is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the
Fedora 25 Alpha, an important milestone on the road to our Fedora 25 release
Download the prerelease from our Get Fedora site:
Or, check out one of our popular variants:
== Alternative Architectures ==
We are also simultaneously releasing the F25 Alpha for Power64 and 64-bit ARM
(AArch64). These are available from:
== What is the Alpha release? ==
The Alpha release contains all the features of Fedora 25's editions in a form
that anyone can help test. This testing, guided by the Fedora QA team, helps
us target and identify bugs. When these bugs are fixed, we make a Beta release
available. A Beta release is code-complete and bears a very strong resemblance
to the third and final release. The final release of Fedora 25 is expected in
November. If you take the time to download and try out the Alpha, you can
check and make sure the things that are important to YOU are working. Every
bug you find and report doesn't just help you, it improves the experience of
millions of Fedora users worldwide! Together, we can make Fedora rock-solid.
We have a culture of coordinating new features and pushing fixes upstream as
much as we can, and your feedback improves not only Fedora, but Linux and Free
software as a whole.
== Issues and Details ==
Since this is an alpha release, we expect that you may encounter bugs or
missing features. To report issues encountered during testing, contact the
Fedora QA team via the mailing list or in #fedora-qa on Freenode. As testing
progresses, common issues are tracked on the Common F25 Bugs page.
For tips on reporting a bug effectively, read "how to file a bug report".
== Release Schedule ==
The full release schedule is available on the Fedora wiki:
The current schedule calls for a beta release towards the middle of October,
and the final release in November. Be aware that these dates are development
targets. Some projects release on a set date regardless of feature
completeness or bugs; others wait until certain thresholds for functionality
or testing are met. Fedora uses a hybrid model, with milestones subject to
adjustment. This allows us to make releases with new features and newly-
integrated and updated upstream software while also retaining high quality.
Fedora Release Engineering
(Dennis, Peter, Kevin, Mohan, Adam, Randy)
Hi folks! I'm proposing we cancel Monday's QA meeting. Sumantro is away
so we probably won't have any big test day news, and I can't think of
anything else urgent for the agenda. Does anyone have anything? If so,
please reply to this mail, and we can run the meeting.
# Fedora Quality Assurance Meeting
# Date: 2016-08-22
# Time: 15:00 UTC
# Location: #fedora-meeting on irc.freenode.net
It's meeting time again on Monday! cmurf would like to discuss the
Wayland-by-default change, and we can look at Fedora 25 status and
check in on how the onboarding meeting on Saturday went.
If anyone has any other items for the agenda, please reply to this
email and suggest them! Thanks.
== Proposed Agenda Topics ==
1. Previous meeting follow-up
2. Fedora 25 Alpha/Test Days status
3. Wayland status and possible requirements
4. Onboarding meeting retrospective
5. Open floor
This is a gentle reminder that we have a Fedora QA onboarding call on
Sat 2016-08-20 at 1700-1900 UTC. We will focus on helping the new
contributors to start contributing right away. The meeting will be a
video call, with a 'piratepad' for text notes and chat. The agenda is
already on the piratepad and is designed to ensure that newcomers can
follow along and make the most of the call without any pre-requisites.
To join the call, just open the piratepad. The call URL will be
posted there 10 minutes before the meeting starts. Piratepad is a
collaborative text editor with a chat system. You can enter your
nickname at top-right and choose a color. Then you can chat by typing
in the 'Chat:' box at bottom-right, and make edits to the text on the
left hand side - please be polite about editing other people's text and
not typing too much!
Let's make the most of tomorrow's session and make Fedora better!