Mandrakelinux 10.2 Beta 2
Posted on: 02/09/2005 06:17 AM

Mandrakelinux 10.2 Beta 2 has been released


* Three 700 MB ISO files via bittorrent or list of FTP mirrors below.
* Full copy of CD to HD during the installation is now available
* Cosmetic improvements in MCC
* New ALSA sound architecture with source mixing
* More information is available on Club

Some package versions new features:

* kernel 2.6.10
* Glibc 2.3.4 and gcc 3.4.3
* New KDE 3.3.2 is compiled with the '-fvisibility=hidden' option of gcc to accelerate the linkage step at the program start (this option hides all the internal symbols of the application and eases the linker work to start the binary), the latest version of Gnome, 2.8.1, as well as GTK 2.6.1.
* New features during the installation procedure, including a new, more efficient package-processing algorithm and the capability to copy all packages to the hard drive before installation completion.
* Installation may boot from a USB key
* Mozilla-firefox replaces Mozilla
* Gimp 2.2, cdrecord 2.01.01a21 with DVD+R Dual Layers support, 1.1.4, Postgresql 8.0, MySQL 4.1.9
* new tool: Drakstats

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