In this Alpha release the main emphasis was made on libraries and core system software.
You can download the ROSA Desktop 2012 Alpha from: http://mirror.rosalab.ru/rosa2012.1/iso/ROSA.2012.1.Alpha/
We have successfully rebuilt packages from the Main repository with new libraries and adopted our package base to RPM 5.4.x requirements. Versions of system components included in the alpha release:
Currently GRUB 0.97 is used as boot loader, but it will be replaced with GRUB 2 at next stages of ROSA Desktop 2012 development.
Note: this alpha release only supports KDE 4!
You can get additional information at ROSA wiki: http://wiki.rosalab.ru/en/index.php/ROSA_DESKTOP_2012_Alpha
While testing Alpha release, please pay special attention to functionality of core system components and report all issues to ROSA bugzilla: http://bugs.rosalinux.ru/ ("Desktop 2012" category).
You are welcome to discuss Desktop 2012 Alpha and ask question at ROSALab forum: http://forum.rosalab.ru and in ROSA-users mailing list: http://lists.rosalab.ru/mailman/listinfo/rosa-users
We would remind our dear users that preliminary date of the next beta-release of ROSA Desktop 2012 is October.