SimplyMEPIS 8.0 Beta 5
Posted on: 11/11/2008 05:11 PM
SimplyMEPIS 8.0 Beta 5 has been released
SO files of the fifth beta of SimplyMEPIS 8.0 are available for 32 and 64 bit processors as SimplyMEPIS-CD_7.9.92-beta5_32.iso and SimplyMEPIS-CD_7.9.92-beta5_64.iso.SimplyMEPIS 8.0 Beta 5
In this release the kernel has been updated to upstream version 188.8.131.52 and the extra drivers have been rebuilt for the new kernel. Grub has been updated to 0.97-33. It is hoped that this will resolve the problems a few users have reported with not being able to access a bootable CD.
The core of MEPIS is being kept in sync with the upcoming Debian stable release, Lenny. Recently, nspluginwrapper 1.0.0-1, virtualbox-ose 2.0.4, openoffice.org 3.0.0-4, and firefox 3.0.3-3 were updated in SimplyMEPIS and in the MEPIS 8.0 pool.
ISO images of new MEPIS beta releases are published to the 'testing' subdirectory at the MEPIS Subscriber's Site and at MEPIS public mirrors. To support the ongoing development of MEPIS, community users are encouraged go to the MEPIS store at http://www.mepis.org and become MEPIS subscribers.