Fedora 29 has officially reached End of Life (EOL) effective on November 26th 2019.
Users are advised to upgrade the latest release of Fedora 30 or Fedora 31, which was released on October 29, 2019.
It’s a good time to upgrade your system as this EOL version repositories won’t be get any updates from the Fedora community.
I mean to say, no updates will be pushed to any of the Fedora 29 repositories going forward such as security, bugfix, or enhancement updates.
Also, they won’t add anymore new packages to Fedora 29 repositories.
It means, we shouldn’t run EOL operating system because we won’t be getting any benefits from the community.
It’s very risk and leads to face some security related issues when we run the EOL operating system.
Recap about Fedora 29:
- Fedora 29 was released on October 30, 2018 (more than a year ago), which bundled over 9,000+ updates.
- This release included the Fedora Modularity feature across all variants.
- GNOME 3.30
- Added ZRAM for ARM images, and a Vagrant image for Fedora Scientific.
Fedora Maintenance Schedule:
The Fedora Project offers updates for a Fedora release until a month after the second subsequent version releases.
It maintained for approximately 13 months because the supported period for releases is dependent on the date the release under development goes final. As a result, Release X is supported until one month after the release of Release X+2.
- Fedora 30 will be maintained until 1 month after the release of Fedora 32.
- Fedora 31 will be maintained until 1 month after the release of Fedora 33.
How to upgrade to Fedora 31?
There is no difficult steps involved for upgrading Fedora from one version to another as they offering an upgrade through simple GUI.
You can upgrade either Fedora 30 or Fedora 31 but we are advised to go for Fedora 31 upgrade. Because Fedora 30 will reach end of life before Fedora 31.
Fedora 31 was released on October 29, 2019 with all latest packages, kernel 5.3, GNOME 3.34, etc.
For CLI upgrade through DNF Utility
Refer the following article for Fedora upgrade through DNF utility
For Graphical Upgrade Through Gnome Software
Refer the following article for Fedora upgrade through Gnome software (Graphical upgrade)