Spevack briefed Linux.com on the new release a few days before it went public, saying that "most of the buzz" around the new release has to do with its ability to do fast user switching, as well as the new build tools. Revisor, a new graphical tool for the creation of ISOs, allows individuals to select the RPMs they want to include and make new versions of the distribution.
Application developers can use the new build tools to update their applications in Fedora's CVS directly, Spevack said, without the need to go through any Fedora package maintainers.
Other improvements Spevack noted come in Fedora 7's wireless capabilities, with more wireless cards that "just work," and the inclusion of the the nouveau project drivers, which provide open source 3D acceleration for Nvidia video cards.
Fedora 7 has been in constant testing in Rawhide, the nightly CVS version of Fedora, for some time. Prior to its release, all the "show stoppers" were resolved and the first and only RC (release candidate) -- released last week -- has now been given the go ahead by Will Wood, Fedora's QA Lead.