A long way to the mirrors: Mageia 4 beta 1 is finally out

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Finally we did it! Mageia 4 beta 1 has been, for sure, the most difficult release we had to face since the beginning of Mageia project. Lots of good and bad reasons here and again some improvements to be done on our development process.

Still beta 1 isos are now available for tests and we need your feedbacks to improve and fasten the coming Mageia 4. A lot of work has been done on various topics: installer, dracut, isos boot, desktop environments… You can have more details on release notes.

(xkcd - http://xkcd.com/349/)

This release was also the occasion to rebuild all the distribution and then check everything is ok for the final version. We are now in version freeze period which means no new version can be submitted by packagers unless some good reasons (bug fix, security fix).

Download Mageia 4 beta 1 on public mirrors or from Mageia web site.

Before testing it, please have a look at the Errata. You can report any new bugs found on Mageia Bugzilla. We need your tests especially on installer and hardware detection.

Finally a big thank to our QA team. We tried to make them mad, but they resisted to 2 weeks of testing.

Enjoy!

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15 Responses to A long way to the mirrors: Mageia 4 beta 1 is finally out

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  4. psyca says:

    Please fix https://bugs.mageia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=11453 (Upgrade Mumble to 1.2.4). Many servers are opus only and 1.2.3 doesnt support Opus.

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