It has been a very busy week for Linux Mint, many new features have been added and Bea has gone gold. An add on disc has also been proposed and has started to be put together, although it is not certain whether it will end up as a CD or DVD.
Some of the new features in brief
- the latest version of the popular office suite
- this is not so much a standalone feature as a collection of features which include; ndiswrapper 1.1 and 1.8, ndisgtk (a GTK based frontend for ndiswrapper, allowing an easy way to install Windows wireless drivers.), an HTML guide on how to install WiFi under Mint Linux, and finally more wireless drivers than can comfortably be accommodated here, for a full list http://lt.k1011.nutime.de/forum/viewtopic.php?t=286
- it is unclear as to exactly what this is but it sounds like something to help those new to Linux Mint and possibly Linux find their way around.
Beta 028 has gone into final testing and baring any major blocker bugs will be the final release candidate that is published on 20/12/2006.
Add on disc
An add on disc was proposed and is being built by jonpackard. What exactly this will contain is uncertain at the moment but the requests have included pretty much anything and everything so it could include anything that is not on the main CD by default.
The forum itself has undergone some changes this week through the introduction of flag avatars which members can use to show which country they are posting from.