A proper alpha..

Mageia 4 Alpha 1 is finally here!

Some of it is at least, we’ve released the live isos today which you should find on your nearest mirror.

It has been a proper alpha release this time with 5 rebuilds along the way. The classic installer DVDs may follow, or we may leave them for now and release them with alpha2. Hopefully having all these issues at this stage will make the later stages much simpler.

It is actually a good sign that it has been such a rough ride as it shows a lot has happened since Mageia 3 release. Work has begun towards implementing the agreed features and many updated packages are landing in Cauldron. Gnome is in development stage and KDE is at RC stage so issues are to be expected, we’re already aware of some but please report any that you notice on our bugzilla.

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16 Responses to A proper alpha..

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  3. Olduser says:

    Big fan of mageia ….. but m4 does not boot in my machine …… it starts fine and does not enter a KDE screen …. even install kind of hangs :(

  4. oscar says:

    Solo queria contarles que tengo un lenovo z480, he probado instalando ubuntu 13.04, fedora 19, wifislax y en todas estas distros la mitad de las veces el sistema no inicia y se queda mostrando una pantalla negra que dice esto: ata1.00: failed to enable AA (error_mask=0×1)

    todas estas distribuciones usan el grub 2 y no se si esto tiene que ver.

    En el caso de MAGEIA 3 todavía usa el grub antiguo y es la única distro que me inicia 100% todas las veces aunque siempre sale el mismo mensaje, el arranque no se detiene y continúa.

    Yo se que al equipo de mageia dará el salto inevitable a grub 2 solo quería que tuvieran en cuenta esto ya que al investigar me he dado cuenta de que este error es muy común en equipos lenovo

    • zekemx says:

      Saludos Oscar,

      Yo también uso lenovo y en las 3 lenovo que tengo me sucede lo mismo que a ti utilizando Grub2. Este problema no lo tuve con los betas de Mageia 3. Creo que solo es cuestion de tiempo para que Grub2 esté terminado en Mageia..

      Saludos y que continues disfrutando Mageia. ;-)

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  10. Manuel says:

    Please add Desura to Repository

    • Rémi Verschelde says:

      I’m working on packaging Desurium (the open source client for Desura, following the same pattern as Chromium/Chrome), it should be in the repository for alpha 3 :)

  11. Greg says:

    Worked as well as the MGA3 release DVD on my old X200T and X300 Thinkpads.

    Could find no complaints other than some existing open boogs.

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