Fedora goes next gen! Fedora 8 Test 1 Released

The Fedora Project is a Red-Hat-sponsored and community-supported open source project. It is also a proving ground for a new technology that may eventually make its way into Red Hat products. It is not a supported product of Red Hat, Inc.

The goal of The Fedora Project is to work with the Linux community in order to build a complete, general purpose operating system exclusively from free software. Development will be done in a public forum. The project will produce time-based releases of Fedora Core about 2-3 times a year with a public release schedule.A funky wallpaper :- ;):)

Fedora 8 is promising new features like:

  • Optional replacement for GNOME panel that uses online services via mugshot;
  • Enhanced Bluetooth support;
  • Fedora 8 Bookmarks;
  • Make core dumps self-identifying enough to find the exact correct versions of all relevant binaries and debuginfo;
  • Buddy Helper app promotes Free alternatives and guides users trying to play content under restricted codecs;
  • Fix the dictionary proliferation problem;
  • Integrating KDE 4.0, a new major version of KDE;
  • Improved support for using Fedora on Laptops;
  • Support for Nepali Language;
  • Nodoka, new default theme for GNOME;
  • We need to remove pam_console and migrate all users to use the ACLs as set by HAL;
  • Easy and painless administration;
  • Using delta RPM updates by default. Saves heavy amount of bandwidth and time for updates;
  • Feature rich sound server (Pulse Audio);
  • Make rsyslog the new default syslog daemon.
  • Rsyslog has an assorted set of new features that make system administration easier;
  • TeXLive 2007 inclusion;
  • Make the default x86_64 kernel tickless;
  • Secure remote mangement for Xen, KVM & QEMU virtualization;
  • Powertop is included. Need to start tracking egregious offenders;
  • Don’t start XFS font server daemon by default and fix font packages. Savings on performance and bootup time;
  • Use and integrate XULRunner which is the Gecko browser engine separated from the user interface.


Fedora 8 release schedule:

  • 7 August 2007 – Fedora 8 Test1 release
  • 28 August 2007 – Fedora 8 FEATURE freeze, Fedora 8 string freeze, Fedora 8 Test2 development freeze
  • 6 September 2007 – Fedora 8 Test2 Release
  • 25 September 2007 – Fedora 8 translation freeze, Fedora 8 Test3 development freeze
  • 4 October 2007 – Fedora 8 Test3 Release
  • 23 October 2007 – Final devel freeze
  • 8 November 2007 – Fedora 8 General Availability

Download : Mirror 1 | Mirror 2[Torrent]
Home Page: Releases/8 – Fedora Project Wiki
Announcement : https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedo…/msg00116.html

5 Responses to “Fedora goes next gen! Fedora 8 Test 1 Released”

  1. University Update - Open Source - Fedora goes next gen! Fedora 8 Test 1 Released Says:

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  2. Shrey Says:

    very nice blog….blogrollig it now🙂 keep the posts coming…..

    Since the ATI drivers are finally here i might switch to fedora … again🙂

  3. Dark Star Says:

    Thaks Bro .😀 Well this 1 looks much ore sophisticated then earlier release😉 So better get this🙂

  4. Shrey Says:

    i got to get that fedora DVD again from my friend😐


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