Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 7th Aug 2007 17:37 UTC, submitted by lqsh
Fedora Core Fedora 8 Test 1 has been 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." And there are screenshots.
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We've come to a point
by DKR on Tue 7th Aug 2007 22:49 UTC
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Wasn't Fedora 7 just released not that long ago?
Now we see Fedora 8 being developed -- and usable!

I think we've reached a point where it is no longer necessary to upgrade at every new release that becomes available. Sure, there may be some new features and minor bug fixes (and by minor, I mean negligible bugs that the users might never see or suffer from), but nothing that people actually *need* to use.

On my aging laptop, I don't have X installed. I'm one of the Emacsites. I read and write email in Emacs, I chat over Emacs. I'm writing this comment in Emacs. Works just fine. I have some other programs that I use, too, but those don't really require much, and the features are quite stable. And I'm still running a Fedora Core 3 clone*. It works, and really well. My wireless card works, no problems. 'iwconfig' such and such and I'm done. For days; my laptop is almost never turned off. To use a loaded phrase, "it just works".

In fact, stuff *doesn't* work when you do constant upgrades; you notice the tiny discrepancies.

I think the constant flow of new releases like this *might* (not *does*) pervert the minds of those who are less computer-literate. It gives them the wrong impression; their software is never good enough, etc. etc. I think software needs to be more meditated on before it is released, and I think the releases need to be more substantial in what they offer. Fedora does not appear to be doing this. Not many software vendors are doing this; I certainly can't think of one off the top of my head.

Our software could be a lot better.

* - There have been newer releases, but I haven't upgraded.

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