It’s a small slice of the Linux demographic that will be interested, but Crux 2.5 hit the streets today. You can find the changelog here and release notes here. I’m seeding the torrent from the busted Thinkpad, which is running it as well.
Important guts include glibc 2.8, gcc 4.3.2, binutils 2.19, the 188.8.131.52 kernel and Xorg 7.4. Personally, I love the fact that there’s a precompiled version of Openbox 184.108.40.206 on the ISO, as well as a few other package additions that I regularly install.
I’m using it as I type and it’s working fine for me. My previous issues — upgrading to Xorg 7.4 from Crux 2.4, and the mysterious error compiling with gcc 4.3.2 — have both evaporated, most recently when bug No. 386 (😉 ) was swatted.
Performance is more or less identical to earlier versions of Crux, with boot times in under 15 seconds for a 1Ghz machine. I know it’s not for everyone, but what I get out of this machine is a huge step beyond any other distro I’ve tried.