More on Open Source Experience

We have already announced that we will have a stand at Open Source Experience in Paris on the 9th and 10th of November. However, we did not say why we are so happy to be able to join this new event.


Open Source Experience aims to bring the entire open source ecosystem together for two dynamic days. “Entire” really means entire: From communities like Mageia to all sorts of companies, from students to experts, from journalists to politicians, from investors to researchers and inventors and much more, it is for anyone with a dedication to open source. Note that it is not just about open-source software, but also about open source hardware and network solutions, consultancy, training, cloud, data centres, security, AI, IoT, etc, more than can be mentioned.

Many interested people will visit the event, and certainly not only from France. The event will be hybrid: physical meetings on the 9th and 10th of November 2021 and a digital event platform, so (international) visitors who would otherwise be unable to attend can participate. At least one of the speakers happens to be a Mageia contributor and board member in his free time, Bruno Cornec. He will give two talks, one about an alternative for REST, the other about how (and how not) to open source a project.

Open Source Experience is an excellent opportunity to introduce Mageia to people who would potentially enjoy helping to make Mageia, but also to see what is going on in the open-source world, to learn and discover new developments, meet with other people and projects and to make the open-source ecosystem stronger.

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Mageia at the Campus du Libre and at the Open Source Experience

We’re happy to announce two real-life events.

Mageia will be present again at the Campus du Libre in Lyon. The event will be held on Saturday 6 November 2021 from 10h till 17h30 on the Campus de la Doua, in the Nautibus building.

Thanks to DTux, alias DTux69, Mageia will also be present at the Open Source Experience on 9 & 10 November 2021 in the Palais des Congrès in Paris.

If you’re in France in November, these are excellent opportunities to meet some nice core members of Mageia.

Additional information, added on September 24, 16h01 UTC:

We’ll have a stand at both events, our members there will be happy to meet you, regardless of how experienced or inexperienced you are. You’re encouraged to visit the stand, especially if you have any questions regarding Mageia, if you’d like to contribute to our wonderful project, or if you’d simply like to meet other Mageians.

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Mageia at GUADEC 2021

In my recent blog post I shared that GNOME’s GUADEC 2021 is going to be online due Covid19-pandemic. Nevertheless, I am pleased to let you know that my workshop about Mageia GNOME has been accepted!

This workshop will give an introduction to Mageia GNOME and you will learn about the distribution itself on the 23rd of July at 18h30 UTC (at 19:30 British Summer Time (BST), 20h30 central europe time (CEST, Paris, Berlin, Rome…)) for about an hour.

I believe that this will be a fun time for all of us.
Here is the link: https://events.gnome.org/event/9/contributions/244/
If you don’t want to miss this event, please add it to your calendar.
See you there and stay healthy!

Cheers

Andi

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IRC channels migration

Since the start of the Mageia.Org project we have used several IRC channels as discussion rooms. The main advantage of this technology is that anyone can get in contact with us without any registration beforehand. Those channels were hosted on the Freenode network until recently. After various events, we decided to change to the new libera.chat irc server.

We were planning a soft transition along with the next Mageia release, but the recent technical problems on Freenode have forced us to make the change now. All of our channels on libera.chat are operational, though users who haven’t used it before will need to register with the irc.libera.chat server. It is currently not possible to connect on #mageia-* channels on Freenode’s servers.

There is a list of the available channels on this wiki page. People who want to ensure no one else uses the same nickname should register their nickname on the irc.libera.chat server. It still remains to update default server on most of our IRC clients and it may be possible that references to the Freenode network remain in few parts of our documentation. We will try and have the remaining references cleared up quickly.

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Mageia 7 will reach End of Support on 30th of June – “The king is dead, long live the king!”

Mageia 8 was released Feb 26th, 2021.
Mageia 7 will receive updates up until the 30th of June, including security updates. It is then highly recommended upgrading to Mageia 8 as soon as possible.

As usual, before the upgrade, do a thorough backup of your data and documents.

You have a few ways to install Mageia 8:

  1. Do a clean installation from Classical or Live media. In this case, you will keep the data in your /home if it is in a separate partition, as is usually the case – but do check! The root partition will be formatted during the installation process.
  2. Upgrade from the command line, as described in release notes.
  3. Upgrade through the applet in the system tray.

Enjoy the ride with this newcomer in our community!

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