Category Archive: Updates

Apr 04 2014

RC1 – quick heads up

Hey guys and gals Today is the time we all should be enjoying RC1, but we postponed it a bit RC1 will be released on 2014-04-18 GA will be released on 2014-05-01 Why? We want to integrate the KDE 4.12.4 bugfix release and need a bit more time to make sure it works well. Also, not …

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Mar 21 2014

Beta news

Hi guys and gals We had a long discussion about Beta today, and despite that it fits fully the Beta definition, we decided for higher quality and take 2 extra days for some last minute fixes. Stay assured – it comes on Monday! Thanks for patience and stay tuned for the fun and quality stuff:)Hola …

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Nov 15 2013

Here comes OpenMandriva Lx 2013.0 RC2!

And here it comes! A week after RC1, OpenMandriva 2013.0 Lx RC2 is out on schedule! It’s been mostly bugfixing and polishing at this stage. Nothing much different from RC1. You’ll notice, though, that we’ve only got one launcher for RC2, KickOff. If you want SimpleWelcome, you can install rosa-launcher, if you want Homerun, you …

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Nov 12 2013

The Flavor of Freedom Wallpaper Contest: The winner is…

Hey there! 🙂 The wallpaper contest is over, and time to announce the winners! Spread the word, feel the freedom with these beautiful pictures, selected by yourselves!! The top 10 (actually 11 ;), see the scores) will be included by default in distribution, and all the rest will be available in extra-package. Thank you for …

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Nov 04 2013

OpenMandriva Lx 2013: last steps until final product

Last week, OpenMandriva Technical Committee (board of development team) published the release plan decided by the development team (aka Cooker). Friday 8 November: Release Candidate 1 Friday 15 November: Release Candidate 2 Friday 22 November: FINAL product In each case, the process is this one: 7 days before releasing, an iso is built under the …

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Oct 31 2013

The Flavor of Freedom: Wallpaper Contest [part 2]

Giving stars to visual freedom spices Time has come to pick up the winners from the Flavor of Freedom contest. How to vote? It’s pretty easy, just send the last digit of your certificate key to the hashed hexadecimal address at the third page of… Hey, just kidding 🙂 Wallpapers contest is for fun, voting …

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Aug 28 2013

Web Server Migration

In an Infra team meeting a few months back, it was agreed upon on replacing Cherokee with nginx as our webserver, owing to lack of documentation, no support for .htaccess, and difficulty in creating rewrite rules. Most of us preferred nginx over apache for its performance and caching. All this time, we had been testing …

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Jul 26 2013

OpenMandriva.org is up and running again!

As most of you might have noticed, OpenMandriva.org was down for around 48 hours, starting July 23rd. Thankfully, things are back up and running once again. The outage was caused due to an apparent loss of connection between our web server and its gateway, though the root cause has not been determined yet. The Infra team is …

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Apr 04 2013

Infrastructure delays and current progress

It’s no mystery that there have been some delays on the infra front during the last few days. So I thought it prudent to publish an explanation. As per our last published development schedule, the Infra Team was on par for the first two weeks. But things got a bit slow as team members couldn’t …

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Mar 22 2013

Council meeting#6 report and new Build System

Hello Folks, Here are the minutes of the last council meeting. Thanks to Loomio (a great free/opensource decision-taking platform coming from New-Zealand), it has been more easy for us to quickly and efficiently take decisions, despite the fact we have members from all around the world. (Thank you Loomio team!) In a nutshell: All decisions …

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