Bootstrap? What bootstrap? I want Mageia ISO!

“We announced that our first alpha ISO will be available by the
end of January… and still no ISO. Damned! What is going on?
Let me explain it.

“Once upon a bootstrap…

“As stated in previous blog posts, our build system has been in
active operation for the past weeks and more than 4,000 packages
have already been built. This set of packages is what we call a

“Looking at Wikipedia, you will see that a bootstrap is a small
bootloader used to boot a bigger system. In the case of Mageia:
bootstrap is the current step where the base system and major
dependencies are being built so that all applications can then be
also built using Mageia own tools and packages. All Linux
distributions use their own packages to build all packages
available in their repositories.”

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