On Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th of March, the association for the development of free information technology of Lyon (France) organises a two-days event called Free Software Days (actually, it’s “Les Journées du Logiciel Libre”, in French), also known as JDLL.
Users and contributors of Mageia will hold a stand there, as they do every year since the distribution started. It’s an excellent opportunity to meet each other, and you will also find some goodies like tee-shirts and stickers of your favorite distribution. If you happen to live near Lyon or are passing by, join us for a talk!
There will also be conferences and workshops. The program and other practical information can be found at the JDLL’s website: http://www.jdll.org.
The whole event is free and will be mostly French-speaking. But if you don’t speak that language you’ll find people able to talk in English too.
See you soon! And for others: prepare to test the Mageia 5 Release Candidate (RC) as soon as it is available. Let’s make it a wonderful release!
The release date was a close call between Friday, the 13th and Valentine’s day… but finally, Mageia 5 beta 3 is available for tests. You will find more information about it on the Release Notes page.
The road was long and strewn with pitfalls, but the Mageia community is just great and the ISOs are finally available.
After a looooong meeting dedicated to the review of all release critical bugs, a lot of fixes were released that allowed us to finalize beta 3.
EFI is now supported properly on all 64-bits ISOs, but we still need your feedbacks on this.
This is now the home stretch. We do need your help more than ever. Please report any problems that you experience in the forums, mailing lists or, preferably, in Bugzilla. Also, don’t forget to check the Errata.
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And Mageia will be there!
FOSDEM 2015 will be this weekend (January 31-February 1), and we plan on being there! How about you?
As the previous 4 years (here, here, here and here), we will have a booth in Building K, first floor with T-shirts, flyers, CDs and stickers! And contributors to talk to! Have you ever wondered who the faces are behind all the hard work that goes into your favorite distro? Wonder no more! Just come meet us! We promise not to bite.
We will be showing off Mageia 5 Beta 2, so you can catch a glimpse of what’s planned for our March release.
We will also have our annual General Assembly which is another occasion to see how Mageia works and discuss with us: join us at 16h in building H room h3.228 .
And most importantly, we will have our annual Mageia Dinner! If you want to come, put your name down on the Wiki .
We hope to see you there!