May 26 2016

EU commission continues towards killing link tax

The EU commission is at it – they’re trying to make something as simple as a link a copyright violation. https://openmedia.org/en/despite-strong-opposition-link-tax-european-commission-continues-pursue-policy https://openmedia.org/en/eu-commission-continues-slow-march-towards-innovation-killing-link-tax https://openmedia.org/en/eu-commission-and-terrible-no-good-very-bad-idea There may still be a chance to prevent them from doing the worst – https://savethelink.org/eu They’re also looking for more organizations to support them (and it doesn’t require a donation) https://savethelink.org/join We …

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May 12 2016

GCC 6.1 vs. LLVM Clang 3.9 Compiler Performance

Phoronix published a review about GCC vs Clang performances. OpenMandriva is currently the only distribution that uses Clang as main compiler. Though there is no clear difference between both compilers, that proves, at least, that we are not wrong using it πŸ™‚

May 11 2016

Cooker news Week 19-2016

GitHub has been forked to Lx3 and the repos will be cloned after the creation of 12 new packages and their dependencies for KDEapps. The problem of migrating from the 2014 to the Lx3 release was discussed and an action raised for the creation of a script to allow this upgrade path. If all goes …

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May 04 2016

Cooker news Week 18-2016

– The release of a potential beta2/rc is waiting for the completion of the kde16.04 apps packages; a rebuild of poppler and it’s dependencies which will fix crashes when using form data. It is hoped that fixes for a Calamares installer issue will also be incorporated. When the two major items are complete the repo …

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Apr 28 2016

OpenMandriva-PoliLinux business cooperation

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Hey folks! We are glad and proud to announce, that our cooperation with Brazilian PoliLinux company continues, bringing benefits and positive results on both sides. PoliLinux was created not long ago, but yet has a history, many of its employees coming from Conectiva company. PoliLinux is offering OEM, custom solutions, server solutions and support services …

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Apr 28 2016

Dev news week 17 – 2016

– Cooker is not updating properly due to huge (50 package) change to kdepim the major work is done and things should return to normal in a day or so. Once this is complete lx3 will be branched. – QA Procedures. A preliminary discussion. We need to make sure that all have common understanding of …

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Apr 27 2016

Now more: F2FS support for cooker and 2014.x!!

Hi all! Great news, our project manager Tomasz Pawel Gajc (TPG) has added F2FS support for cooker and 2014.x In short words F2FS is a filesystem designed for Solid State disks. It gives great performance over other filesystems. More info -> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F2FS Cooker: * fs2fs-tools available and by default pulled on iso * kernel-release F2FS …

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Apr 21 2016

Attention! Call for participation!

Hi! πŸ™‚ We apply huge efforts for that all of our community could enjoy the distro. To be able to provide best possible experience, we need support in few particular things and calling for YOU! At this moment we need help in the following particular areas: 1. More testing for install on old hardware. Essentially, …

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Apr 21 2016

Cooker news Week 16

Full log As most of you know QA gave a NOGO for the latest beta recently before release. In fact updates were actually coming in while we were having the meeting. Some of these updates if we had been aware of them may well have tipped the decision the other way. We apologize and will …

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Apr 18 2016

Brand new OpenMandriva development environment – ABF!

What is ABF? ABF is the Automated Build Farm, the distributed environments to build today’s modern Linux distributions. Supporting all steps from managing source code, compiling source code to binaries, creating deliverable repository of packages, and to creating ISO images. ABF provides you with power to build projects for large variety of distributions and hardware …

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