Due to some last-minute bugs, Fedora 39, slated for release on October 24, is postponed with a new release date of October 31.
The postponement of Fedora’s release is not something new that can surprise the devotees of this popular Linux distro. Many feel like Fedora is always late, but this misinterprets the process.
The Fedora team has always been committed to delivering products that meet the highest quality standards. Keeping this commitment in mind, the release of the eagerly anticipated Fedora 39, initially scheduled for October 24, has been postponed.
But while delays in software releases can be met with disappointment, it is essential to understand the rationale behind such decisions. The reason is that the Fedora team discovered some last-minute bugs that necessitated this postponement.
So, rather than releasing a version that might have potential issues, the team has taken the extra time to address these bugs, ensuring that Fedora 39 is polished, stable, and offers the best possible experience to its users.
There are currently four active blockers preventing the release of Fedora 39.
There’s an issue with Mutter, resulting in Netinstall ISO rendering a black screen when using Kickstart install. Also, the live image using BOOTX64.EFI from the latest shim-x64-15.6-2 fails to boot on some boards. And finally, the other two issues are related to uboot-tools.
As a result, today’s Go/No-Go meeting was canceled. The next Fedora 39 Final Go/No-Go one will be held on Thursday, October 26. The date the developers aim to release Fedora 39 is now the second possible one set in the release’s scheduler, October 31.
As you can see, a week is not a big deal. So, all we have to do is wait; one thing is for sure – it will be worth it, as Fedora 39 promises to be a great release!