Fedora 36 Beta Now Has a Release Date

Mar 02, 2022

The developers of Fedora have announced a release date for the beta of the 36th iteration, along with new features.

It's official, Fedora 36 now has two different release dates. If things go as planned, the beta of the distribution will become available on March 15, 2022. If there's a delay, Fedora 36 will be released on March 22, 2022. Once the public beta testing is complete, the official release will be April 19, 2022, or, if there's a delay, April 26, 2022.

As for new features, the most notable will be the addition of GNOME 42, which improves both UI and functionality. The changes to GNOME 42 include a system-wide dark theme preference, wallpapers for both dark and light themes, updates to the folder icon theme, even more support for libadwaita, an improved System Settings application (thanks to GTK 4), a new default text editor (shifting from Gedit to GNOME Text Editor), and an improved screenshot tool and native screen recording.

Other additions to Fedora 36 include the 5.17 kernel, Java 17, Golang 1.18, Noto typefaces as the default, GCC 12.0, Glibc 2.35, PHP 8.1, the default Wayland session now uses the proprietary NVIDIA driver, and the RPM database has been moved from /var/ to /usr.

To see all of the changes being made to Fedora 36, check out the changeset on the Fedora Wiki.

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