Valve has just announced a new Beta version for its Steam for Linux client, this time with a large number of changes and improvements.
Valve usually pushes a few Beta updates before upgrading the stable branch of Steam, and this is just one of these versions.
According to the developers, the game “Purchase” button opening the game store page has been fixed, and a bug where the user counts for various groups could overwrite each other and the friends list group tab would show invalid counts have been resolved.
Also, the avatar in the Friends view is no longer being squished vertically, the top entry in the friends list no longer has the outer glow clipped on focus, and a crash that occurred when dismissing the movie playback controls in the store has been corrected.
Users don't have to reinstall the application in order to get all these changes. A message prompt will be offered and users just have to accept it.
You can also download the Steam installer from Softpedia if you don't have the client, but you do have to be enrolled in the Beta program in order to get these fixes.