The first beta release of MOPSLinux 7.0, a Russian Slackware-based community distribution with an advanced package manager, is ready for download and testing.
According to the release announcement, the distribution has now reached a reasonable level of stability to call this release a "beta". The most important changes since alpha 4 are bug fixes in various packages, as well as fixes in the mpkg package manager and the system installer. Most notable updates include: the Qt library has been updated to version 4.6.0 final; Inkscape has been updated to version 0.47; KDE 4.3.4; GCC 4.3.4; miscellaneous other package upgrades.
Also new in this release is the ability to choose from a set of pre-configured setup variants depending on the purpose of the system.
MOPSLinux is a Russian community distribution based on Slackware Linux.
• 2010-02-27: Development Release: MOPSLinux 7.0 Beta 4
• 2010-02-02: Development Release: MOPSLinux 7.0 Beta 3
• 2009-12-11: Development Release: MOPSLinux 7.0 Beta 1
• 2009-11-17: Development Release: MOPSLinux 7.0 Alpha 4
• 2009-10-19: Development Release: MOPSLinux 7.0 Alpha 2.7
• 2009-01-31: Distribution Release: MOPSLinux 6.2
Update:MOPSLinux 7.0, a Slackware-based desktop Linux distribution with a custom package management tool, has been released.
According to the release announcement (in Russian), this is a major upgrade and a very different system from the earlier version 6.2.2. Some of the notable changes include: a completely rewritten system installer; a much more powerful and complete package management utility; availability of several desktop environments for selection; availability of several installation modes; first release with support for 64-bit systems.
Major components: Linux kernel 126.96.36.199, X.Org Server 1.7.6, KDE 4.4.2, Xfce 4.7.0-git, Openbox 3.4.11, LXDE 0.5.0, OpenOffice.org 3.2.0, Firefox 3.6.2. The installation DVD images (with support for English, Russian and Ukrainian languages) are currently available from only one (very slow) download site, but other mirrors should start providing the files shortly.
Download: MOPSLinux-7.0-x86.iso (2,919MB, MD5), MOPSLinux-7.0-x86_64.iso (2,424MB, MD5).
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