Rawhide is the development tree for the FedoraLinuxdistribution. The development tree is a copy of the complete Fedora distribution where new software is added and tested, before inclusion in a later stable release. As such, Rawhide is often more feature rich than the current stable release. In many cases, the software is made of CVS, Subversion or Git source code snapshots which are often actively developed by programmers.
Although Rawhide is targeted at advanced users, testers, and package maintainers, it is capable of being a primary operating system. Users interested of the Rawhide branch often update on a daily basis and help troubleshoot problems.