Is already on the street the first official beta of Fedora 25 and among its many novelties is the new support for Raspberry Pi boards, not only in their older versions but also for models 2 and 3 that have recently hit the streets and that have more and more support, at least in comparison. with the old models.
Fedora was already present on Raspberry Pi through the built-in distribution called Pidora, but now it will do so officially and after the release of Fedora 25, a version that will officially present its ARM version, an adapted and official version for boards with ARM architecture.
Fedora 25 will introduce Flatpak packages on Raspberry Pi
But the most interesting thing, in my opinion, is not the launch of the official version but rather the introduction of Flatpak packages in the Raspberry Pi ecosystem. The packages Flatpak are universal installation packages that are valid for any distribution and that do not need dependencies, something interesting for platforms like Raspberry Pi. So with these packages, as long as the hardware requirements are met, they can run on Raspberry Pi without the need for compilation or being a computer guru to do so.
Also, with Fedora 25, Raspberry Pi starts getting its fix of Wayland, the new graphical server for Gnu / Linux that seems to also come to Raspberry Pi, although at the moment we do not know if it will have any limitations or will simply work like the computer version.
The good thing about Raspberry Pi versus Gnu / linux installations is that we can use a microsd card and change it without losing our data nor our configurations, so if we want to test the beta of Fedora 25 we just have to download the installation image, save it to a microsd card and that's it. Easier than using a virtual machine Do not you think?