The Amanda core team is pleased to announce the release of Amanda
2.5.0b2. It is stable and we hope to release 2.5.0 soon. test it and
report it if you find a bug in this release.

It can be dowloaded from [url]http://www.amanda.org/[/url]

Here's a list of the changes for release 2.5.0b2 (from the NEWS file):
Look at the ChangeLog file for more details.

Changes in release 2.5.0b2

* Possibility to use a custom compression program.
* Possibility to encrypt data on network and tape.
* Ability to label media automatically (useful for disk based backups)

If you find bug in this release, please submit a bug report on
sourceforge in the group v2.5.0b2.

If you successfully use 2.5.0b2, couls you post your a test reports in Amanda forums (forums.zmanda.com) in "Release 2.5.0 beta discussion".