New Release Of Monotone Browser And Monotone::AutomateStdio

Announcing a new release of Monotone Browser, mtn-browse, and the Perl automation library, Monotone::AutomateStdio. Changes include:

  • Support for the latest Monotone software (version 1.1).
  • Defect fixes to get the browser working on more modern Linux desktops and later versions of GraphViz.

For a detailed list of changes please look at the change logs (mtn-browse and Monotone::AutomateStdio).

Mtn-browse can be downloaded from SourceForge and Monotone::AutomateStdio from CPAN.

Tony Cooper.

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