The VectorLinux team is proud to announce the beta2 release of VectorLinux-5.9. This addresses most of the issues and bugs found in the beta1 release. We have also updated to the slack-current tree so many applications and libraries were updated including Xorg 7.2 to Xorg 7.3. We have added some new art work as well as applications to improve on the user experience. This release is based on slackware 12 which introduces the latest Xorg7.x, glibc-2.5 and the gcc-4.1.2 tool chain. Everything in this release has been rebuilt from the ground up resulting in greater speed and stability. We include Xfce4, jwm, fluxbox, the gimp-2.4-rc3, firefox, seamonkey, opera, cups, audacious, gqview, popular multimedia plugins, mplayer, vfirewall, scribus and many other programs to maximize the desktop experience. Also new is the addition of cruxports4slack and our very own vpackager for easy installation of source packages.This is a beta release but the RC is soon to follow after initial peer testing.
We want as many people as possible to test this and give us feedback.
We have set up a bug reporting area on our forumhttp://www.vectorlinux.com/forum2/index.php?topic=4559.0
please join and report findings for our developers. You can download the iso from here:http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/veclinux-5.9/iso-release/VL5.9-STD-BETA2.iso
The VL development team