Announcing Fedora 8 Test 2 (7.91)

Jesse Keating jkeating at
Thu Sep 13 14:30:50 UTC 2007

Batten down the hatches, Fedora 8 Test 2 spotted just over the port
side bow!

A veritable "sea" of choices await you in this release.  First up is
the "Fedora" installable 'choose your own adventure' style set of isos
and trees for i386, x86_64, and ppc(64).  Next up we have a variety of
Live images:

 * Fedora Live (i686, x86_64, ppc) - A good general use Desktop live
image.  i686 even fits on a CD!

 * Fedora KDE Live (i686, x86_64) - A Desktop based on the KDE software
suite.  i686 even fits on a CD!

 * Fedora Developer Live (i686) - A Live image designed for software

 * Fedora Electronic Lab (FEL) Live (i686) - A live image designed for
engineers working on electronics.  Fits on a CD!

Remember that these Live images can be used on USB meida via the
'livecd-iso-to-disk' utility available in the livecd-tools package.

Test 2 is for "beta" users.  This is the time where we have more
features in a "testable" state where the more people using them and the
more feedback we get the better.  So please help us make Fedora 8 as
good as we can!

Release Notes
Work in progress release notes for this test release can be found in
the Fedora wiki:

Road Map And Release Schedule
This is the second test release of the Fedora 8 release, which
is scheduled for November 8, 2007.

For further information see 

How to get it:
DVD and network installation are available. We also offer a few
different varieties of installable Live media.

For those of you already running rawhide, all you need to do is yum update.
You may already have packages newer than Test 2 installed.

Bug reporting and tracking:
The Release Engineering and QA teams keep track of bugs that are
considered release blockers. You can see that list here: 

In addition, a list of non-blocker bugs that should be fixed for Fedora
8 if possible can be found here: 

Please check these lists before reporting new bugs! 

Jesse Keating
Fedora -- All my bits are free, are yours?
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