Lightroom 2.1 Release Candidate has been posted to Adobe Labs.
Included with the release is a comprehensive list of bug fixes and known issues. Being a release candidate, it’s undergone internal testing, but Adobe want the community to test it also. You can install this to test, but Adobe provide instructions on getting back to version 2.0. I’m finding it quite stable and have had no major issues. Import and preview rendering is faster for example.
I was in work when the release was announced on Labs.adobe.com, but emailed Martin Evening a heads up to get a note out on Lightroom News, thanks Martin!
From the release page:
“Welcome to the Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom 2.1 release candidate on Adobe Labs. The ‘release candidate’ label indicates that this update is well tested but would benefit from additional community testing before it is distributed automatically to all of our customers. The Lightroom team would like the community to help verify the quality of this update through normal usage as this will ensure that the application is tested on a diversity of hardware and software configurations not available internally at Adobe.”
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