Bodhi is designed to democratize the package update testing and release process for RPM based Linux distributions. It provides an interface for developers to propose updates to a distribution, and an interface for testers to leave feedback about updates through a +1/-1 karma system.

Bodhi’s main features are:

  • Provides an interface for developers and release engineers to manage pushing out package updates for multiple distribution versions.
  • Generates pre-release test repositories for end users and testers to install proposed updates.
  • Gives testers an interface to leave feedback about package updates, leading to higher quality package updates.
  • Announces the arrival of new packages entering the collection.
  • Publishes end-user release notes known as errata.
  • Generates yum repositories.
  • Queries ResultsDB for automated test results and displays them on updates.


Bodhi is maintained by the Fedora Project and its source code and issue tracker are on GitHub. There is a mailing list and an IRC channel on FreeNode, #bodhi for discussion about Bodhi. Fedora runs a production instance and staging instance. Online documentation is available on both production and staging.