Beta 8 went live today – it’s pretty much just bug fixes – the release notes list them.
If a bug is listed as fixed in the notes but is still broken for you, please do file a new bug – we need to know that we didn’t actually squash it like we think we did.
If a bug fix is not listed, don’t panic, and please do not file another bug – we still have lots of bugs in the database that we have not gotten to, which is why beta 8 isn’t a release candidate. Beta 8 primarily fixes some big high profile regressions from beta 7.
If you use a digital downlod product key, you may have to enter your key once for beta 8. If you are then repeatedly asked for your key over and over while using beta 8, please file a bug – it’s an indication that the digital download client code isn’t working as expected.
At this point I think all of the major code craziness for beta 8 is done and it’s just going to be fixes and locking things down – things should just become more and more stable over the next few betas as we head to a release candidate.