Here comes the Christmas gift from the OpenMandriva Community 😉
Not long after Lx 3.0 final release we are proud to announce OpenMandriva Lx 3.01.
Work on 3.01 releases has further improved stability and performance with freshly updated software.
The 3.01 release brings a number of major fixes since 3.0 release:
– updated software
– new drivers and kernel – better support for newer hardware
– many bugs fixed
– stable Plasma running on Wayland
OpenMandriva Lx is a cutting edge distribution compiled with LVM/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 Plasma 5 desktop which makes it a pleasure to use.
The latest release of all the KDE applications is there to support the desktop and help give you a consistent feel.
- KDE Plasma 5.8.4
- KDE Frameworks 5.29.0
- KDE Apps 16.08.3
- Qt Framework 5.6.2
- Kernel 4.9.0 with BFQ as a default CPU scheduler
- Systemd 232
- Xorg 1.19.0
- Mesa 13.0.2
- Wayland 1.12.0
- LLVM/clang 3.9.1
- F2FS support – A filesystem for SSD
Among graphic applications: Krita, ShowFoto and digiKam.
Users already took advantage of one of our latest innovations: the F2FS support, a filesystem designed for Solid State Disks which gives great performance over other filesystems.
In this release there is support for it.
You will be able to choose your preferred application launcher from 3 options: Kickoff, Kicker, and the alternative full screen if you like better this new approach.
Default CD/DVD burning application is K3b, previously only available in KDE4 and now available under Plasma 5.
The ISO building program, omdv-build-iso, features improved support for creating personalised compilations.
OMA Welcome will greet the user at every boot, until you will decide to disable it.
It shows our distribution features to the new users and will help to perform tasks like remove-unused-packages as well as install some common applications, among other.
It has been rewritten in C++, which gives a smaller dependency footprint.
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 PCManFM, a lightweight file manager.
We warmly thank our developers, artists, testers and bug reporters, all our support teams as well as all people at large who are working so hard to make this technically advanced and beautifully artworked distribution.
Grateful thanks are due to:-
Bernhard Rosenkränzer: Technical Lead
Tomasz Gajc: Release Manager
Crispin “I fix anything” Boylan: Bug Exterminator
Alexander Stefanoff-Khryukin and His_Shadow: Build System Guru’s
As always, to avoid disappointment, please read the Release Notes and the Errata.
Note: If you are using NVidia graphics hardware please be aware that there is an unresolved issue with the nouveau xserver driver the issue is unresolved across all distros. It shows itself as a intermittant desktop lockup. A workaround is to switch Virtual Terminal by using the ctrl+alt+F2 combination and then switching back to the desktop by pressing alt+ctrl+F1 which is then unfrozen.
If you wish to avoid this bug until a fix is found please use the proprietry NVidia driver which can be installed via the control centre. An update will be issued when the bug is resolved upstream.
Detailed information about this release can be found in OpenMandriva Lx 3.01 Release Notes
All issues should be addressed at our Bugzilla Issue Tracker
Our sources can be found on github.com Github OpenMandrivaAssociation