While many of us are having some well-deserved rest, the Mageia team is still on the deck and working on Mageia 5 development.
This second development release is a big step towards Mageia 5, since most of the core packages have now been updated to their latest stable branches: kernel 3.15.6, X.Org 1.16 and Mesa 10.2.5 for some of the biggest ones. There has also been some important work done towards packaging KDE frameworks 5 (technological foundation for KDE Plasma 5 and KDE Applications 5) and LxQt for Mageia 5: feel free to try them out, and don’t hesitate to report bugs or discuss them on our dev mailing list.
Special thanks to Thomas (aka tmb) who took the time to prepare Live ISOs for this alpha even though he’s taking some time off to regain his health.
You can have a look at for more details about alpha 2:
- alpha 2 download page
- More information about alpha 2
- Report bugs
- Planned features for Mageia 5
Work is in progress. Stay tuned!