SimplyMEPIS 6.5 RC2 is available for downloading and testing. This release improves hard disk reformatting and Broadcom wireless support.
Read it announced here
In other developments, as a result of tester feedback, RC2 replaces qtparted with gparted for more comprehensive formatting of hard disks. And the MEPIS Xconfig Assistant now allows easy selection of PS/2, USB, serial, Wacom, Synaptics, ALPS, and Appletouch pointer devices.
This week MEPIS replaced it's primary ftp/rsync server, so downloads are expected to be faster and more reliable. i386 and amd64 ISO images of RC2 are available in the 'testing' subdirectory at the MEPIS Subscriber's Site and at the MEPIS public mirrors.