As you may have seen on packaging activity board, package updates rate has slowed down these last few days. Our Mageia 1 official release is in progress and here are the latest news from the Mageia teams working to make this release a success. As always, the very last pre-release days are the toughest ones!
Last run, but not the least, before the official release. Some stuff are still in the TODO list: http://mageia.org/wiki/doku.php?id=iso1:countdown#technical_countdown
Package submission is now closed. Any bug fixes, unless they are release_blockers, are now postponed until after the release, and will be pushed through updates, provided by our security team, after Mageia 1 is out. Packagers will still be able to add new packages in Mageia 1 after release, using the backports repositories.
The team is now working on the release notes to be ready and translated for launch day.
Final ISO tests are in progress with an experienced group of testers to be able to manage that process properly. First builds started yesterday and the ISOs should be delivered before 31st of May in the evening so that they can be distributed on time.
Shortly after the release, cauldron will be reopened to let people start working on the next release. Some time may however be needed for sysadmins to prepare this switch. We will also restart earlier postponed discussions about important details such as the release cycle.
Team is busy now together with marketing and communication people. Main goal is to propose as many languages as possible for Mageia launch so that everybody can easily start learning about and using it.
Sysadmin team are focusing on organizing current freeze of distribution but also on what will happen when Mageia 1 is out:
- preparing mirrors and synchronization of new trees and ISOs for Mageia 1
- forking our svn so that we can manage both cauldron and Mageia 1 branches
- preparing security team work environment
- and… the huge pending TODO list!
Last pieces of artwork have just been integrated for final ISOs. The team will now focus on general design for Mageia 1 launch, e.g. the web site and goodies.
Marketing / communication team
The team is working on last pieces for the Mageia 1 official launch:
- official announcement and press release
- make first experience of Mageia easy and user-friendly: downloads, installation, upgrade from Mandriva Linux 2010.1
- explain what Mageia is and what we plan to do in the next weeks
So finally we still have some very busy days until the 1st of June. Need a rest? Go get a hug!