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The final freeze phase of Fedora Linux 38 has begun. The final release will only contain packages that have been deemed stable and that address accepted blocker or freeze exception bugs.

Fedora Linux 38 final freeze

Today, 2023-04-04, is an important day on the Fedora Linux 38 schedule [1], with significant cut-offs.

Today we have the Final Freeze [2] which starts at 14:00 UTC. This means that only packages which fix accepted blocker or freeze exception bugs [3][4][5] will be marked as 'stable' and included in the Final composes. Other builds will remain in updates-testing until the Final release is approved, at which point the Final freeze is lifted and packages can move to the 'updates' repository, pending updates will be pushed before the final release as zero day updates.

[1] https://fedorapeople.org/groups/schedule/f-38/f-38-key-tasks.html
[2] https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Milestone_freezes
[3] https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/QA:SOP_blocker_bug_process
[4] https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/QA:SOP_freeze_exception_bug_process
[5] https://qa.fedoraproject.org/blockerbugs/milestone/38/final/buglist