Weekly roundup 2017 – week 22


The big news for Mageia 6 is that we are entering release freeze imminently, this means that any further updates to Cauldron must be for a very specific reason, like a critical bug fix or similar. This will allow for the final ISO building and testing get underway, so Mageia 6 will be released soon.

Updates wise, there has been a few for Cauldron with various packages getting updates to ease maintainability for the Mageia 6 life cycle. Here is a selection of the major ones:

  • filezilla 3.26.1
  • puppet 4.2.1
  • nouveau 1.0.15
  • sudo 1.8.20p2
  • fotoxx 17.04.2
  • darktable 2.2.5
  • enlightenment 0.21.8

There was also a kernel update, while this wasn’t a new version it did bring fixes for an IOMMU bug on AMD systems and Intel i915 fixes.

Mageia 5

There have been a number of bugfix and security updates for Mageia 5, here is a selection of them:

  • mariadb 10.0.31 – various upstream bugfixes
  • vlc 2.2.6 – security update
  • openvpn 2.3.16 – multiple CVE fixes
  • git 2.7.4-1.1 – CVE fix
  • pcmanfm 1.2.3-2.3 – CVE fix


There are some shows and events coming up soon, so we are looking to get in new goodies and to replace the used stock, one of the ideas that we were going to try was badges, this is one of the designs we were thinking of, what do you think of this? We were also looking for other ideas, currently, we have stickers, pens, USB keys and t-shirts, there was also a cup design, is this something that you would like to see at an event, or is there something else that you think would be good to have?


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16 Responses to Weekly roundup 2017 – week 22

  1. Alf says:

    The link to the cup-design gives an 403-error.
    Another good idea was to have sweat-shirts or hoodie, i’d like to have one.

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  3. caffilhobr says:

    Good News!!!
    I like the idea of t-shirts as gifts.

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  5. hazard157 says:

    I’d like to buy some goodies with Mageia design. Is this possible? Is there possibility for online shopping of Mageia gifts and souvenirs?

  6. codegazer says:

    Cups, badges, and tee-shirts are all nifty.
    If there was a practical to do it, I would like to replace or cover the “Windows” key on my keyboard with a Mageia logo/symbol.

    • Donald Stewart says:

      I think that there is already something like that – there is this site that does lots of stickers http://www.unixstickers.com/stickers/linux_os_distribution_stickers/mageia-linux-distribution-badge-sticker

      I’m not sure if that’s what you were after, but it should be possible to get a sticker to cover it.

      • codegazer says:

        Thanks Donald. That’s is useful to know. It looks like those stickers are not intended for use on a keyboard key but rather on a static flat part of the keyboard (a bit like the “Intel inside ™ CORE ™ i7” stickers).

        • Donald Stewart says:

          Ah I get what you mean now, yeah that would be nice to have, still, don’t see why a sticker couldn’t work there. Will have a look around, maybe they exist somewhere already.

          • drakkar says:

            Would that help codegazer, I know about two options:

            Regarding the non-key stickers, just regular keyboard stickers, the badge sticker (from UnixStickers) is really a good one.

            By the way, nowhere I see “Mageia Linux” on stickers, only “Mageia”. Great in itself, but maybe adding sometimes this mention would help to imprint a positive subliminal message to the occasional viewers, who are not familiar with computer topics, let alone distributions. Kind of a two level branding/advertising.

            A last word to say thank you for weekly blog, much appreciated.

            • Donald Stewart says:

              Thanks drakkar, those look really good, might send them a mail with the Mageia logo as it would fit very nicely on there.

              I fear that having Mageia Linus would require a font that would be too small, but for the larger stickers, then that would be great.

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  10. Ron says:

    I look forward to this release. I tried the demos but could only test off a usb as the full install failed on my old hardware. The version I tested was XFCE (I am using very old hardware – D series Dell laptops – so going with light weight DTs: XFCE, E, LXDE, Fluxbox, sometimes MATE – as in Mageia 5 the MATE overhead and performance is much faster then what I got with Ubuntu MATE ) – it is looking great.