The Zenwalk Team is happy to announce the Zenwalk 4.8 beta release.
The up-to-date kernel is now at 18.104.22.168, with its new wireless stack, tickless clock and 1000 Hz scheduler for better reactivity while lowering power consumption (ideal for laptops).
The most important change in 4.8 is the substitute of firefox and Thunderbird into the equivalent GNU Licence versions, named IceWeasel and IceDove. Zenwalk is setup with Firefox and Thunderbird support so that all softwares work with IceWeasel and IceDove.
The fine-tuning of the user interface continues with new desktop artwork, new bootsplash. The GDM login manager has been replaced with SLIM.
Zenwalk 4.8 introduces GMusicBrowser, an application that can do everything you can dream of to categorize your music collection, edit tags, normalize filenames, and browse thousands music files very easily.
Audacious has been removed (now available in the "Extra" repository), all functionality is now handled by other pieces of software, including GMusicBrowser, Streamtuner and G-Mplayer each taking care of their speciality.
The "Extra" repository contains OpenOffice 2.2.1, KDE 3.5.7, Gnome 2.18.3 and many other new packages + a lot of language packages.
Thank you very much for testing this beta, please report bugs on support.zenwalk.org.
FR - http://zenwalk.linuxish.net/people/jp/20070830/zenwalk-4.8beta.iso
FR - http://mirror.meleeweb.net/pub/linux/zenwalk/people/jp/20070830/zenwalk-4.8beta.iso
FR - http://zen-repo.meticul.eu/people/jp/20070830/zenwalk-4.8beta.iso
US - ftp://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/distributions/zenwalk/people/jp/20070830/zenwalk-4.8beta.iso
US - http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/distributions/zenwalk/people/jp/20070830/zenwalk-4.8beta.iso
CZ - ftp://ftp.sh.cvut.cz/MIRRORS/zenwalk/people/jp/20070830/zenwalk-4.8beta.iso
Edit (Sat Sep 1 09:08:54 CEST 2007) : some bugs have already been fixed, please point netpkg to the snapshot repository to update gtk+ , glib2 , evince, and install the missing espgs). Thanks ;)