Iso images for the final beta release of 13.37 are available for testing. It has been a while since our last beta release and a lot of things have changed. The most obvious is that Slackware decided to number their new release 13.37 instead of 13.2 and of course we're going to go along with that.
A major introduction in this beta release is that our installation scripts have been updated by pwatk to include support for mounting iso images remotely via http/ftp/nfs/samba and performing the entire installation over an internet connection. Installing from an iso lying on a harddrive partition has also received some updates. These new features require some good testing before we'll make a final release.
There have also been major updates in the software that is included since our last beta. Firefox 4.0 was released and is of course included, with locale package being available in our repositories. LibreOffice has also received an update and is now at version 3.3.2. The kernel has been bumped to 22.214.171.124, but we might still see an update from Slackware until 13.37 is released. Another important change is the replacement of util-linux-ng with util-linux, which everyone that has been running current should have noticed. Numerous other packages have been updated both in Slackware and Salix repositories, with the Salix-current repositories increasing considerably in size. You can take a look at the respective changelogs in the Slackware and Salix repositories if you want to find out more about them.
The artwork has also been updated since our last beta. The LILO splash screen, the gdm theme and our desktop theme have all been updated to what will appear in the final 13.37 release.
So, you can get the iso images for the 13.37beta2 release from our SourceForge project page using the links below. Please give them a good try and post back any problems you might find.
32-bit (size: 593MB, md5: 1ae8d7c69befd6f052f4b36bfcd2f0f2):http://sourceforge.net/projects/salix/f ... o/download
64-bit (size: 580MB, md5: 20acdec0c68f91c4186dea923e27f29e):http://sourceforge.net/projects/salix/f ... o/download