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PR: Mandrake Linux 9.2 Beta2 Available

Aug 07, 2003, 16:00 (4 Talkback[s])


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We would like to thank all those who are already contributing to the beta testing process and we invite everyone to participate in 9.2's development. To make sure testing the next Mandrake is a pleasing experience, Beta 2 include new versions of software.

Corrections from beta1 include:

  • Rpmdrake now functional
  • Upgrade from former versions now fully handled
  • New windows are now conveniently centered

Urpmi and rpmdrake still complain about missing key. This issue should be fixed in the next beta.


  • First version of Netprofile, the new network profiles manager designed for users who connect to multiple networks. Feedback is highly requested for this newly introduced feature.
  • Complete rewrite of userdrake (user management) in Gtk2
  • New bootsplash (graphical boot) with graphical design not completed
  • Improved localization
  • New font support for Indian
  • Enhanced drakTermServ (terminal server configurator).

New software versions:

  • KDE 3.1.3
  • GNOME 2.3.5
  • Evolution 1.4.4
  • Openldap 2.1.22
  • kerberos5 1.3

More information about where to download Mandrake 9.2 Beta2 and how to report bugs is available at:

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