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JBLinux 2.2 released

Aug 10, 2001, 17:57 (15 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Ole André Vadla Ravnås for this link. ]

JBLinux 2.2 has now been released! The 2.1 release never made it to the public as some minor bugs were discovered just before the planned release. New in this release are lots of updates for both workstations and servers. Support for the jfs filesystem has been included in the installer - which means that currently ext2, jfs, reiserfs and xfs are supported for installation. Software RAID support has also been included in the installer, supporting Linear RAID, RAID-0, RAID-1, RAID-4 and RAID-5.

Lots of bugfixes on the installer have also been made, most noticably a serious bug in the 2.0 installer has been fixed, which resulted in no CDROMs being found on some hardware configurations. The 2.2 release comes with kernel 2.4.7, XFree86 4.1.0, the latest Ximian GNOME, KDE 2.1.1 (updated packages for KDE 2.2 will be released as soon as it's ready), Mozilla 0.9.3, Galeon 0.12pre1, the latest Wine release, Evolution 0.12, Abiword 0.9, and lots of more goodies.

The distribution now comes on two CD-ROMs, where the first one is the installation CD-ROM and second is called Contrib & Extras, where useful additional software has been put, software that not necessarily everyone needs - like drivers for nVidia and 3dfx cards, CUPS, additional fonts, KDE i18n language packages, Mozilla plugins (java and flash), Netscape 4.x, etc. For complete list of changes or to download, please see the web site.