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MkLinux R2rc4: The "Clean Up on Aisle Four!" Release

MkLinux R2rc4 is the fifth release from the R2 project. The .iso image can be used to create an install CD for MkLinux.

Notable changes:

  • Fixed a goof in the comps file in R2rc3.
  • R2 related information added to the readme file.
  • Further incremental updates. Packages like apache, openssl, and dillo have all been updated.

The R2 releases are slowly winding down into maintenance mode as there is not much left in the way of major updates to R2 that can be done without requiring half the distribution to be rebuilt. R2rc4 fixes a few outstanding bugs found in R2rc3 and some security updates but there is not much in the way of new material.

Plans are underway for MkLinux R3, which will be a total rebuild of the system based on Fedora Core 2 (and YellowDog 4 when it comes out) to keep MkLinux current with the rest of the Linux world. R3 will also see a kernel update from 2.0 to 2.2 under Mach to support the new packages.

 

MkLinux R2rc3: The "Better Late then Never" Release

MkLinux R2rc3 is the fourth release from the R2 project. The .iso image can be used to create an install CD for MkLinux.

Notable changes:

  • Dillo is included on the CD to provide a small and fast web browser for X as an alternative to the more resource-hungry Mozilla.
  • Further incremental updates. Packages like apache, openssl, sendmail, and postgresql have all been updated.

The R2 releases are slowly winding down into maintenance mode as there is not much left in the way of major updates to R2 that can be done without requiring half the distribution to be rebuilt. R2rc4 will fix a few outstanding bugs found in R2rc3 and some security updates but there won't be much in the way of new material.


MkLinux R2rc2: The Bad Pun Release

MkLinux R2rc2 is the third release from the R2 project. The .iso image can be used to create an install CD for MkLinux.

Notable changes:

  • KDE is gone. For some reason KDE decided to stop working as in R2rc1, so it has been dropped from this release. It was pretty sluggish so I doubt anyone will miss it.
  • Mozilla is back. Mozilla 1.2.1 is included on the CD thanks to the space freed up by the removal of KDE.
  • MySQL makes an appearance. Binary RPM package is on the install CD.
  • gcc 2.96. This was mainly done for the sake of Mozilla, which claimed to want a newer libstdc++, but may not after all. R2rc4 may see a backport to gcc 2.95 to keep better compatability with prior releases of R2 and R1 or move up to gcc 3 if possible.
  • Further incremental updates. Packages like emacs, AfterStep, gnumeric, openssl, and WindowMaker have all been updated.
  • The bootstrap.conf problem seen in R2rc1 should be fixed now (bad file on CD causing problems booting from the CD on some systems). Started with a fresh copy of the file and make the CD with the latest copy of mkisofs and so far there hasn't been any trouble during testing.
  • New version of the 2.2 monolithic ppc kernel for those of you who can run it.

R2rc2 may still have a few rough edges, but it should definately be better than R2rc1. If you're wanting maximum compatability with Pre-R1/R1, stick with Pre-R2 as there's been a few library updates (libpng, gmp, libstdc++, et al). If you're wanting to be more current with the rest of the Linux world, R2rc2 is the way to go.

Happy MkLinux-ing!

 

R2 Release History:

Pre-R2 (Lazarus, June 2002):
Begin the massive overhaul from R1 to bring the distribution up to date. Mozilla added.

R2rc1 (Phoenix, December 2002):
Further updates from Pre-R2, addition of new install package sets (Basic X, Personal GNOME, etc.) KDE updated to 2.2.2. Mozilla removed from CD due to space constraints.

R2rc2 (The Bad Pun Release, April 2003):
Fix bugs from R2rc1 along with additional updates. KDE removed, Mozilla put back, and MySQL added.

R2rc3 (Better Late than Never, March 2004):
Incremental and security updates to existing packages. Further bug fixes from R2rc2.

R2rc4 (Clean Up on Aisle Four!, August 2004)
Bugfixes from R2rc3 along with updates to dillo and openssl. Updated ReadMe files.