There are very few weeks left until Fedora 26, the new version of Fedora, is released and many are already waiting for the official Fedora 27 calendar. Something that will not take place at the moment since the development versions will be significantly altered.
Fedora 27 will be the first version of Fedora that does not have an alpha version. This decision has been presented by Ene Kurik, one of those responsible for the project, stating that the first development version that users have will be the beta version of Fedora 27.
Many of you will wonder that without alpha versions in a development How will the news and bug fixes be applied? The team of Fedora has thought about this and will create a version called Fedora Rawhide. This version will be similar to Debian Sid, an unstable version that is taking the latest and updating with changes and new software. From all this, the necessary developments will be created to create the beta version of Fedora, which will be public and can be downloaded and tested.
Fedora Rawhide will be the basis for Fedora 27 and many other new versions of Fedora
Fedora Rawhide does not exist yet since it will be created from Fedora 26, a version that has not yet been released. Fedora 26 will follow the traditional development rhythm, that is, it will continue to have alphas, betas and the final version that will be released next June. The next development version of Fedora 26 will be alpha and will be released on February 28.
Fedora seems to be targeting that stream of distributions that give up releasing versions and development versions without much success or changes. There are already many distributions that only release an alpha version and a beta version. And even though many are switching to the rolling release model, it seems that the old Debian model is still around Do not you think?