Mageia 1 is finally there
We finally did it! Forking is always a big and hard decision especially when you spend years on a project and nothing was really win when we started together. Now Mageia 1 is out and ready to go. Security team is all ready to provide all expected updates for it and Cauldron (development version of Mageia). Cauldron will reopen at the end of this week and work will start again for Mageia 2.
Mageia 1 is already available on the mirrors. You have the choice between full DVDs for 32-bit and 64-bit and several live cds (Gnome, KDE, several language-related ISOs), containing all the needed packages for a complete system (including non-free drivers).
Unlike Mandriva there is no need for external repositories like PLF. Mageia comes with a "tainted" branch which includes all packages which may be not allowed to use in some countries (lib2dvdcss, some codecs, etc.). All other non-free software (graphics drivers, plugins) are availöable in the non-free branch, while all the rest is on the core media.
As promised in previous articles Mageia 1 allows for easy upgrades from an existing installation of Mandriva 2010.1 and 2010.2, offering different ways to do so. Being a fork of Mandriva Linux you will find many well known features in Mageia, like the famous drak-tools and the Mageia Control Center.
Still a lot of things to be decided for the future and burning topics like release cycles. A big brainstorm will happen this summer in community so that Mageia can provide a clear view of roadmaps and main goals.
- Official announcement for Mageia 1: http://blog.mageia.org/en/2011/06/01/mageia-1/
- Release notes: http://mageia.org/en/1/notes/
- First announcement of Mageia: http://mageia.org/en/about/2010-sept-announcement.html
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