[qubes-users] Fedora 40 templates available

Dear Qubes Community,

New Fedora 40 templates are now available for Qubes OS 4.2 in standard, [minimal](Minimal templates | Qubes OS), and [Xfce](Xfce templates | Qubes OS) varieties. There are two ways to upgrade a template to a new Fedora release:

- *Recommended*: [Install a fresh template to replace an existing one.](Fedora templates | Qubes OS) *This option may be simpler for less experienced users.* After you install the new template, redo all desired template modifications and [switch everything that was set to the old template to the new template](Templates | Qubes OS). You may want to write down the modifications you make to your templates so that you remember what to redo on each fresh install. To see a log of package manager actions, open a terminal in the old Fedora template and use the `dnf history` command.

- *Advanced*: [Perform an in-place upgrade of an existing Fedora template.](How to upgrade a Fedora template in-place | Qubes OS) This option will preserve any modifications you've made to the template, *but it may be more complicated for less experienced users.*

Please note:
- This announcement concerns only Qubes 4.2. Fedora 40 templates will not be available for Qubes 4.1.
- No user action is required regarding the OS version in dom0 (see our [note on dom0 and EOL](Supported releases | Qubes OS)).

This announcement is also available on the Qubes website: