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Mandriva Linux 2010 Alpha 1 and specifications

Jun 22, 2009, 12:43 (2 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Anne for this link. ]

Mandriva Linux 2010 Alpha 1 is now available on public mirrors. This first alpha is available only through Free version, 32 and 64 bits DVDs.This development release is the first one realized without mkcd, our historical build tool, but using bcd available also on Mandriva svn. This new tool should improve global quality of our release and make tests much easier and efficient.

You will find more information about Alpha 1 on Mandriva wiki. This first release comes also with specifications document available on wiki (pdf) . This document is composed by specifications that was not finalized in 2009 Spring, internal Mandriva proposals but also Community proposals through Mandriva Ideas web site. This web site is available now since beginning of 2010 development cycle in order to collect any kind of proposals to be included in coming releases. Feel free to comment or add any new ideas! Among many items you will find:

  • improve boot time
  • clean and complete grub and install menu (failsafe, init3 entry, recovery entry, check tool for istallation media)
  • use of Plymouth and fallback on Splashy for non supported chipsets
  • switch to Tomoyo as security framework, provide GUI for common setup, integrated also in msec tool
  • guest account created on the fly when needed
  • packaging of Moblin, use it as default environment if stable enough when light hardware configuration is detected
  • manage end of life distribution through mdkonline applet
  • autodetection of local urpmi repositories
  • improve hybrid isos use
and many other things...

Final release of 2010 version is due to 21st of october. You will find here complete planning.

Do not hesitate to download and tests this first alpha and report any bugs.

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