Here we go again!
Mageia 3 is on the way, and here is the first alpha release. Alpha 1 is now available for download. We are now waiting for your tests.
You will find, as usual, DVD and dual isos. However, Alpha 1 release will not provide Live CDs. They are relying on a specific file system, UnionFS. UnionFS is not included in the upstream kernel, and has to be rebuilt for every new kernel version. It seems for now it does not work properly on 3.5 series kernels. We are investigating, but as UnionFS seems to be quite unmaintained upstream at the moment, we need to either fix it and maintain it ourselves or we switch to another file system like AuFS or OverlayFS.
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