Nov 08 2013

OpenMandriva Lx 2013.0 RC1 available for download

OpenMandriva Lx 2013

The OpenMandriva Association is glad to announce the release of OpenMandriva Lx 2013.0 RC1! RC1 brings many bugfixes since our beta release. The kernel version has been updated to 3.11.6, with several new patches focused on performance (such as BFS, BFQ, and UKSM). We’ve also provided up-to-date and stable user-space libraries and drivers with high …

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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]

OpenMandriva wallpaper contest

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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Oct 19 2013

OpenMandriva Lx Beta Up For Grabs

OpenMandriva Lx 2013

After months of bug fixing and stabilizing the Alpha, we are happy to announce the availability of OpenMandriva Lx’s first ever Beta. We’ve put a lot of work into stabilizing the package base and building a solid base for future versions. After this release, work on the new ideas we’ve been collecting can start — …

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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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Aug 26 2013

The Flavor of Freedom: Wallpaper Contest

OpenMandriva wallpaper contest

“To live is not necessary. Necessary is to create.” (Fernando Pessoa) OpenMandriva Lx is in the Cooker but we need to add more flavor to it—some spicy, juicy new wallpapers. We need the help of our fellow community to build the best looking wallpaper we can get. The theme for the competition is “The Flavor …

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Aug 08 2013

OpenMandriva Lx progress schedule

Nicolas PomarĂšde, long time community member (user/contributor) of Mandrake/Mandriva, asked some questions to the Technical Committee of OpenMandriva. Bernhard RozenkrĂ€nzer (bero), coordinator of the distribution development, answered him. Q (N.P.): So, back to the distribution, where are we now? Could we have an updated schedule? Not something like “we’re doing QA [Quality Assurance]” or “we …

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Jul 31 2013

Building Community Pods

We are setting up the Community Pods for our Association. This is a crucial organizational matter. Community Pods are autonomous groups in the community that contribute to the fulfillment of the OMA mission, and therefore are officially recognized and are part of the organization. More information here. We are looking for contacts and initiatives. If …

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Jul 30 2013

Beta release postponed

OpenMandriva

After some discussions and infrastructure issues we have decided to postpone the release of our Beta for some more days. We are working on the setup of a release branch in ABF at the same time we are finishing some fixes that we believe will provide a better experience for the community. So don’t despair, …

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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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