There are a lot of updates in 2.8. We are now using a stock install of SugarCRM with the Asterisk plug-in. This should make upgrades painless. SpanDSP and NV Fax detect are working with FreePBX.org thanks to a small patch. Future versions of FreePBX.org should have full support. As always we have the latest version of Asterisk and the latest versions of lots of other software packages including CentOS and phpMyAdmin.
The old Maintenance page has been replaced with FreePBX.org plug-ins. Security has been tightened and you can pick your own root password during install. As always you can get a working Voice over IP PBX with all the latest add-ons in less than an Hour!