According to various published blurbs on the Internet, a new
release from the 1.0 tree of Mozilla and a beta release of Mandrake
Linux 9.1 have both been quietly placed out on the Net.
Mozilla 1.0.2 was released with little fanfare on the
Mozilla.org Web site on January 7. It is termed a "stability"
release, and contains no new features beyond those in Mozilla
"Mozilla 1.0.2 contains stability and security improvements.
1.0.2 also has fixes for standards support, UI correctness and
polish, performance, and site compatibility. This is not a feature
release. For new features, Mozilla 1.0 users are encouraged to
upgrade to Mozilla 1.2," reads the What's New section of the 1.0.2
News about the Mandrake beta release was more sketchy, until
official word was made by MandrakeSoft late Friday morning. The
news was first mentioned on the
Tux Reports site, and later picked up by OSNews.
Neither site had much news regarding the beta release, other
than to say it was there and that it appeared to contain only one
.iso CD image. Each site's blurb, however, contains separate
download links to that ISO file. The OSNews blurb also has links
back to Tux Report's image gallery, where two screenshots of the
new beta have been posted.
On Friday morning, MandrakeSoft's Web page had this
"Mandrake 9.1 Beta has started to be mirrored and will be
available for tests soon. This pre-version includes Linux
2.4.21pre2, XFree 4.3Beta and a port of the installation procedure
and several Mandrake applications to Gtk2.0. Final desktop look is
not available in this release yet. Additionally, the first Beta of
Mandrake Linux 9.1 has been downsized to only one CD. We will use
the RPM-voting system as a way to determine which applications must
be included in the distribution, which can be safely removed, and
what packages should be handled on a priority basis. This way we
should be able to optimize our resources and produce a better
distribution. Who knows the needs of the community better than the
users themselves? You can add the packages you need and vote for
here. Don't forget to download the new beta as soon as it is
usual places, and start to report bugs."
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