Fedora 8 Test 1 Released

Fedora 8 Test one has been loosed upon the world today. Included in this release is a "Fedora" installable 'choose your own adventure' style set of isos and trees for i386, x86_64, and ppc(64). Also included are Live images of both the Fedora Desktop and the Fedora KDE desktop. These are available for both i686 and x86_64 (x86_64 is DVD size only). Remember these can be used on USB media via the livecd-iso-to-disk utility available in the livecd-tools package.

Test 1 is for "alpha" users. This is the time when we would like to have full community participation. Without this participation both hardware and software functionality suffers. We need your help. Join us!

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

For further information see http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/8/

How to get it:
DVD and network installation are available. We also offer two 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 1 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!

Bugs for this release should be reported against the Fedora product, version 'f8test1'. You can use this convenient link to report bugs: