Batten down the hatches, Fedora 8 Test 2 spotted just over the port side bow!
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).
"As of Monday, July 2nd 2007, Fedora Core 5 has gone into retirement. No further updates will be issued for FC5 or FE5 as we refocus our developer attention to development of F8 and maintenance of our most recent stable Fedora 7."
Fedora 7 has been released and represents the culmination of several goals that Fedora has spent the last few releases (spanning the course of at least 2 years) working to achieve.
"With the Red Hat Summit kicking off, I'd like to take a few minutes to discuss some of the recent happenings in the Fedora Project, particularly around Fedora 7. This email is being sent both to public Fedora mailing lists, and to Red Hat mailing lists, so that folks in both the external and internal Fedora communities can have a chance to read it, and people can all sort of consistently spread the same message about Fedora."
Several months ago, the Fedora Board (in consultation with Red Hat Engineering) decided to increase the length of time that Fedora releases are supported, in terms of updates.
This decision was retroactively applied to Fedora Core 5, allowing it to remain a fully maintained release for several months longer than it would have under the old policy.
The Fedora Project is pleased to announce the release of the fourth and final test release of Fedora 7.
According to the Fedora Project's statistics page, as of Monday, Fedora Core 6 has reached 2 million installations, approximately 4.5 months since its release. Here is one blog post about it, from the Fedora Project Leader. On their Wiki page is a more complete description of where their numbers come from, with weekly summaries.