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Jun 27 2016

OpenMandriva Lx 3.0 Beta2 is here!

Hey-hey!!

It was worth waiting for it, we promise! OpenMandriva Lx 3.0 Beta2 is now ready!
Here, check out why:

This second beta has concentrated on improved stability and performance and now, for the first time, has accommodation for the Chinese and Japanese languages using fcitx to support their input methods.

OpenMandriva is a cutting edge distribution compiled with LLVM/clang. Combined with the high level of optimisation used for both code and linking (by enabling LTO) used in its building, this gives the OpenMandriva desktop an unbelievably crisp response to operations on the KDE Plasma5 desktop which makes it a pleasure to use.
The latest release of all the KDE apps is there to support the desktop and help give you a consistent feel.

 

Most noticeable change:

  • KDE Plasma 5.6.5
  • KDE Frameworks 5.23.0
  • KDE Apps 16.04.2
  • Kernel 4.6.2
  • Systemd 230
  • Xorg 1.18.3
  • Mesa 12.0-rc4
  • F2FS support – A filesystem for SSD

A selection of media players are available including the popular mpv and VLC. Plasma Media Center is provided for those whose interest is media center usage.

An alternative full screen application launcher is provided for those who prefer this new approach

For those wishing to use a lightweight desktop environment we also provide LXQt, which brings with it Qupzilla a new and very fast browser based on the QtWebEngine, and the lightweight file manager PCmanFM.

The CD/DVD burning application K3b previously only available in KDE4 is now available under Plasma5.
The ISO building program, omdv-build-iso, now features improved support for creating personalised compilations.

We are amongst the first distributions daring to switch from python 2.x to 3.x. In Beta2 the om-welcome app has been rewritten in C++ so itโ€™s no longer necessary to bloat the install with the whole python2 compat stack.

OpenMandriva build system (12 servers and 4 arches) uses docker (V1.1x) at its core.
For this our OpenMandriva docker HAS to be THE best
It helps us to be more flexible and run build nodes on any hardware in one click.

 

Detailed information about this release can be found in OpenMandriva Lx 3.0 Release Notes
All issues should be addressed at our Bugzilla Issue Tracker
Our sources can be found on github.com Github OpenMandrivaAssociation

 

Download:
SourceForge:

Download OpenMandriva Lx 3.0 x86_64

Torrents: x86-64
Torrent file

 

OpenMandriva Lx 3.0 Krita

OpenMandriva Lx 3.0 sddm

OpenMandriva Lx 3.0 KInfocenter

OpenMandriva Lx 3.0 digiKam

OpenMandriva Lx 3.0 QupZilla

OpenMandriva Lx 3.0 full screen menu

 

More screenshots
https://gallery.openmandriva.org/index.php?/category/16

 

16 comments

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  1. Byron Ho

    Great release! Can’t wait for the final version ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Aram Grigoryan

    great news, congrats!
    It is interesting for me to know for which packages do you use LTO optimizations? in all? or for selected number? and more interestingly do you use LTO for the Kernel?

    1. TPG

      Hi,

      we are using LTO by default for all packages, but we have few that can’t be build with it dues to upstream sloppy code or simply being old ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Thomas Mahoney

    I cannot boot the iso. It does not show as a UEFI DVD image.

    1. TPG

      Hi,

      i’ve tested Beta2 iso by burning image on usb stick and CD/DVD media. Had no problem booting it.
      Please fill a bugreport with screenshots, logs etc. on https://issues.openmandriva.org

    2. Colin Close

      Do you have secure boot turned on? We do not support secure boot. If it’s on please try with it switched off.

      1. Tom Mahoney

        Secure Boot is off. I downloaded another iso and got it to boot. It boots to the live plasma desktop login screen and a language selection menu opens, but I can go no further. The video flashes on and off. I can force a terminal exit the desktop, but it also flashes on and off and I can’t do anything in terminal mode either. 4 x AMD A8-7650 Radeon R7 30.4 GiB of RAM. I submitted a bug report, but I can’t access any files for more info. RC! does the same.

  4. yochenhsieh

    Hi, for using fcitx to input CJK in libreoffice, there is a known issue with workaround available:
    https://issues.openmandriva.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1770

    In short, remove libreoffice-kde4 and install libreoffice-gnome will allow using input method in libreoffice.

  5. Ron Brickle

    I will give it a try and see how it goes

  6. Costica Grasu

    hey, with your nrjql kernel activated by default and booting right in it, yeah?

    hope you have included the official crap only as backup, and not main kernel, right?

  7. john

    I also could not get it to boot. Created USB media via dd (downloaded torrent once, one time from regular download link, the latter after wiping the USB stick). If I try to do live session it gets to the Plasma welcome screen then pops up a language select option, which disappears periodically. If I am able to click on that to get to the license agreement then it also disappears randomly. One time I got to the time zone selection but that was as far as I’ve gotten. The background switches from the colored background to black to gray as well (not necessarily corresponding to when the dialog boxes disappear or reappear).
    Never have gotten into the live session. If I try to install directly I get to the colored background, then it looks like it tries to pop up a dialog box and shortly thereafter the computer restarts itself.
    Not sure if this is related to issue 1706: https://issues.openmandriva.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1706 (sorry, can’t get link text to work properly) as I do have an AMD video card, but this HP Elitebook 8570w has been fine with Fedora, Manjaro, Antergos, and OpenSUSE TW, among others, using the same USB media. I’m kind of new to Linux so don’t know what proper debug info I can get given the way it’s failing on me. Let me know and I can try to get better info though.

    1. Tom Mahoney

      I had the same issue. I have integrated AMD HD Radon Graphics. I reported it as a bug. It is still not fixed in the latest RC either.

  8. yochenhsieh

    Hi, if any one have problem using input method in libreoffice, it’s already reported here:
    https://issues.openmandriva.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1770

    Just remove libreoffice-kde4 and install libreoffice-gnome (yes, libreoffice-gnome) and it will be fixed.

  9. Costica Grasu

    UNABLE to boot on a Toshiba Sattellite U300 laptop. 64 bit, no uefi, no secure boot, old model, 2007-2008, intel all inside, no dedicated graphics, simple layout :). Black screen with a blinking white line top left corner. First, using alternative boot stick maker, was able to load the first menu, but when clicking live mode, got the black screen. Then after dd-idied the stick, no first menu, only direct black screen.

  10. Costica Grasu

    no boot on a hp elitebook 6930 either. This one might have a secureboot or something, as many linux distros dont boot on it, but still… I have reported as an issue, but is such a pitty, isnt there any other simple approach for stuff like this? something like KISS ? ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. thp

    how to change from default desktop to the nrjql? at startup? must i install other things oher than the nrjql from rpmdrake?

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