First beta release of Mandriva 2007.1 was made available last night for testing: "Mandriva Linux 2007 Spring Beta1. Main changes: GNOME 2.17; KDE 3.5.6; Firefox 2.0; new suspend and hibernate infrastructure (with bootsplash support); new DNS servers framework (using resolvconf to handle DNS servers from multiple interfaces, and sort them by interface priority); documentation is included on live systems.
You are encouraged to test and comment on this beta release. Feedback should be posted in the form of bug reports to Bugzilla, or if it is not a type of feedback that can be expressed as a bug report, to the Cooker mailing list or to the Mandriva Club forums."
What's new since version 2007.0:
- GNOME 2.17
- KDE 3.5.6
- Firefox 2.0
What's new since the last alpha 1:
- New suspend/hibernate infrastructure (with bootsplash support)
- New DNS servers framework (using resolvconf to handle DNS servers from multiple interfaces, and sort them by interface priority)
- Documentation is included on live systems
Known issues of this release are:
- gnome-volume-control & gedit have been left out of the installation images; the live version does not have this problem
Mandriva Linux 2007 Spring is available in several different editions:
- the "One" edition is an installable live CD integrating the latest proprietary drivers, available free of charge
- the "Free" edition is a pure free / open source software edition, without any of the non-free packages bundled with other editions; it is also available as a free download
- the "Discovery", "Powerpack" & "Powerpack+" editions, for beginner users, power users and SOHO users respectively, include support, services, a wider range of packages, and many third-party proprietary applications like LinDVD and Cedega.