Workbench Beta 2.1, versions 38.12, 38.18, 38.23, 38.28, 38.30 (TOS), 38.31, 38.32
Beta phase: Early 1991 --
Major enhancements:
  • The last version of the "Say" utility, 38.5, sported a new GadTools GUI with a cycle gadget for Sex (Male/Female), Type (Normal/Robot), and slider gadgets for Pitch and Speed. It also had a multi-line Text Input gadget. This was obviously intended for inclusion with Release 2.1, but was apparently dropped when Commodore discontinued renewing their license of SoftVoice, Inc.'s speech technology.
  • The "Font" prefs editor included font style check boxes (Plain, Bold, Italic, and Underlined) for System Default and Screen text.
  • CrossDOS started out in Prefs with its own editor, but by 2.1 release, was changed to being a commodity. (Note: Unfortunately, no screen shot is available of this as it refused to open when double-clicked.)

Screenshots:

Hidden messages: unknown
Notes/comments:
  1. Curiously, the "Say" utility, although removed from Release 2.05 (as of 37.72), was present in Beta 2.1 (as of 38.12), but later removed in Beta 2.1 (38.28).