12.1.0 release candidate 1 (build 14) released

Daniel Drake dsd at laptop.org
Thu Jun 14 17:41:41 EDT 2012


We're pleased to announce our first release candidate of our new
12.1.0 software release.

Information and installation instructions can be found here:

Quick links for those who know which files need to be grabbed and save
to USB disks:

This is a signed release candidate that can be installed on all XOs,
even those with security enabled.

We're looking for testing and feedback on all aspects of the system.
Thanks for any help you can offer, and for all the feedback that was
received throughout development.

Our scheduled release date is July 9th.

Please review the "Known problems" section of the release notes. Some
documented issues are carried over from previous releases, but others
are new and are things that we will aim to fix in the few weeks before

Compared to the last 12.1.0 development release (build 13), we have fixed:
#11923 XO 1.5 with os13 takes long time to boot the first time and
doesn't show the Boot Screen
#11925 Linux console gettys not working on 12.1.0 os13
#11756 XO-1.75 - Add ELAN touchpad driver support in kernels

Chat updated to v77:
SL#3634 Chat text lines offset on screen lower than username

Stopwatch updated to v16:
Adds "Description" item to toolbar

Words updated to v17:
SL#3571 Bad encoding of Spanish text


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