[lsb-discuss] ANNOUNCEMENT: LSB 3.2 Released

Jeff Licquia jeff at licquia.org
Mon Jan 28 17:06:52 PST 2008

The Linux Standard Base version 3.2 has been released.  Release notes 
are available here:


The specification itself is available here:


The test suites and SDK can be downloaded from our FTP site.  More 
information is available at:


This release of the LSB has many fixes and features, including:

  * New "trial use" modules, replacing the former "optional" modules.

  * Initial support for printing.

  * Initial support (as trial use) for ALSA.

  * Support for Perl and Python as first-class languages for Linux apps.

  * Several freedesktop.org standards, including menus and icon themes.

  * Support for the Portland project's xdg-utils as trial use.

  * Promotion of Qt 4 to a required part of the standard, and 
deprecation of Qt 3.

  * FreeType support, through both FreeType and the Xft X extension.

  * XRender support.

More details are available in the release notes.

In addition, a new certification process has been introduced in time for 
LSB 3.2.

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