BLCR 0.8.0 beta2 is now available

From: Paul H. Hargrove (PHHargrove_at_lbl_dot_gov)
Date: Mon Dec 01 2008 - 23:14:13 PST

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    I am pleased to announce the availability of BLCR 0.8.0_beta2 from
    Both source tarball and SRPM are available.  The filenames and MD5
    checksums are:
         f50b71304cf3ca6cfbecc1f87f6b47c4  blcr-0.8.0_b2-1.src.rpm
         f4b333415c6ec2cf41a1b0daaca3e7ce  blcr-0.8.0_b2.tar.gz
    Relative to the previous beta, this release fixes the following:
       + a kernel memory corruption problem with FPU restore on i386 & x86_64
       + the last known Xen-specific bug
       + multiple problems discovered in the "prctl.ct" test
    Additionally, an unfinished SPARC64 port is now included.
    Relative to the eventual 0.8.0 release, this Beta is lacking a few minor
    features and the HTML documentation may need additional updates.
    Based on our in-house testing, this release is considered stable (though
    ARM and PPC platforms are still designated as EXPERIMENTAL due to our
    inability to test them as well as i386 and x86_64).
    If you have reported a bug recently, especially if you've been told to
    expect a fix in 0.8.0, please try out this Beta release and let us know
    if your problem is fixed and especially if it is not.
    There will still be at least one more Beta release prior to the full
    0.8.0, to include minor features still not completed and to update the
    HTML docs as needed.
    You are receiving this either because you are on the checkpoint_at_lbl_dot_gov
    list, because you've recently sent email to the list (or me directly)
    asking about BLCR status, or because our Bugzilla shows your interests
    in a bug fixed in this beta.
    Paul H. Hargrove                          PHHargrove_at_lbl_dot_gov
    Future Technologies Group                 Tel: +1-510-495-2352
    HPC Research Department                   Fax: +1-510-486-6900
    Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

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