Last Thursday Fedora 8 Test 2 (aka F8T2 aka 7.91) was released.
Included in the test is the defaulting of PulseAudio as the sound system as well as disabling X Font Service (xfs) by default.
Fedora 8 which is scheduled to be released in early November is slated to include Gnome 2.20, Eclipse 3.3, rsyslog as a new logging daemon, an updated firewall configuration utility andÃ‚Â Codec Buddy which is designed to help users find available audio and video codecs which cannot be included with Fedora for legal reasons. Work is also ongoing to make F8 a lot more usable on laptop devices.
In addition, Redhat’s version of OpenJDK called IcedTea will also be shipped with Fedora 8. IcedTea is a version of OpenJDK which uses parts of the GNU Classpath project to overcome the need to have binary “non-free” code to compile and ship a JDK. The intention is to merge changes made to OpenJDK for the IcedTea project back into the OpenJDK project.
I haven’t had a chance to install Test 2 yet but overall it looks like Fedora 8 will shape up to be a nice release.