Announcing the release of Fedora 22 Alpha for AARCH64 and POWER64!

Peter Robinson pbrobinson at
Mon Mar 30 21:45:52 UTC 2015

Fedora 22 Alpha Release Announcement

The Fedora 22 Alpha release for the AARCH64 and POWER 64 secondary architectures
has arrived, with a preview of the latest free and open source technology under
development. Take a peek inside!

  • Get Fedora 22 Alpha Server

What is the Alpha release?

The Alpha release contains all the exciting features of Fedora 22'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 22 is expected in May.

We need your help to make Fedora 22 the best release yet, so please
take some time to download and try out the Alpha and make sure the
things that are important to you are working well. If you find a bug,
please report it – every bug you uncover is a chance to improve the
experience for millions of Fedora users worldwide.

Together, we can make Fedora 22 another rock-solid release. We have a
culture of coordinating new features and pushing fixes upstream as much
as feasible, and your feedback will help improve not only Fedora but
Linux and free software on the whole.

Fedora 22 Server

The Fedora 22 Server Edition brings several changes that will improve
Fedora for use as a server in your environment.

  • Database Server Role: Fedora 21 introduced Rolekit, a daemon for
    Linux systems that provides a stable D-Bus interface to manage
    deployment of server roles. The Fedora 22 release adds onto that
    work with a database server role based on PostgreSQL.

  • Cockpit Updates: The Cockpit Web-based management application has
    been updated to the latest upstream release which adds many new
    features as well as a modular design for adding new functionality.

Issues and Details

This is an Alpha release. As such, we expect that you may encounter
bugs or missing features. To report issues encountered during testing,
contact the Fedora QA team via the test mailing list or in #fedora-qa
on freenode.

As testing progresses, common issues are tracked on the Common F22 Bugs

For tips on reporting a bug effectively, read "how to file a bug

Release Schedule

The full release schedule is available on the Fedora wiki:

The current schedule calls for a beta release in the middle of April,
and a final release in the second half of May.

These dates are subject to change, pending any major bugs or issues
found during the development process.

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