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Fedora 8 Test 3 (7.92) released

The last beta release of Fedora 8, Test 3 or version 7.92 was released on Thursday the 4th. This release includes a few new features to the Fedora 8 release including “Online Desktop” preview via BigBoard, inclusion of Codec Buddy which is intended to help people find audio and video codecs which cannot be shipped with Fedora due to legal issues, power management as well as performance improvements.

IcedTea which is the unemcumbered fully GPL version of OpenJDK has also been included into the default F8T3 install. As previously mentioned, IcedTea is a fully GPL unencumbered version of OpenJDK. At this time, sound, javascript and snmp do not work [1]. Sun is presently working on a free open source version of Java’s sound libraries and so that deficiency should be solved shortly. I’m not certain what the plans are to address the other gaps but I imagine that it won’t be long until they too are addressed.

Announcing Fedora 8 Test 3 (7.92)!

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