I have been trying out the 2.53 beta and I ran into an issue with the network rendering.
I got the render working using the machines around my house as slaves, but the rendered results did not have the textures (images->Color) included.
I read in the manual that one of the needed enhancements was packing the textures up for upload from the client to the server. After reading that, I tried doing the bundle textures option and rendering that way. Still no luck.
First question: Does network rendering with textures work for anyone right now? (after all, this is beta)
Second question (assuming that it is working for you): any hints, tips, or assorted bits of wisdom?