Fedora 8 Test 2

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 developers.

* 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 http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/8/

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?