The MX team has announced the public availability of MX-19 BETA 2.1, a development release before upcoming MX-19 stable release. This release includes latest updates from Debian Buster, antiX repositories and MX repositories.

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The main highlight of MX-19 BETA 2.1 is Xfce 4.14, the latest stable release of MX’s flagship desktop environment. MX might be the first Debian derivative to ship Xfce 4.14.

What else in MX-19 BETA 2.1?

As mentioned earlier, the main highlight of MX-19 BETA 2.1 would the availability of the Xfce 4.14. It also includes other packages from upstream projects. A brief list is provided below.

  • Xfce 4.14
  • GIMP 2.10.12
  • MESA 18.3.6
  • Linux Kernel 4.19 from Debian
  • Firefox 69
  • VLC 3.0.8
  • Clementine 1.3.1
  • Thunderbird 60.8.0
  • LibreOffice 6.1.5

In addition to package updates, MX-19 BETA 2.1 also has the following changes.

  • New and updated MX-apps
  • MX-installer (based on gazelle-installer) fixes some automount related issues.
  • MX Date & Time utility makes clock setting easier.
  • formatusb tool for formatting USB storage devices
  • MX-packageinstaller is now capable of showing version number for flatpak applications.
  • MX-updater no more require the password to check updates.
  • improved wallpaper & artworks.
  • better translations.

For further information on MX-19 BETA 2.1 release, see the official release announcement.

The following section showcases some screens captured in MX-19 BETA 2.1

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