Watch this space, we said – well, your patience is soon to be rewarded!
Releasing the Mageia 6 updates for QT5, KF5, Plasma, KDE and LXQt has just been approved. There will be well over 500 packages in total!
To help reduce the chance of users trying to install the updates from a mirror that hasn’t been fully updated, the hdlist generation will be held for 24 hours after the updates are pushed from updates testing to the updates repository. This should help ensure that the mirrors are fully synced before the hdlist generation is turned back on, and the updates are actually made available for users to install from the normal updates repository.
The hdlist is the list of packages, and their version, that the update system uses to know if updates are available – it is much smaller than the updates themselves, so delaying it will not impact the mirror synchronisation.
The next step will be to retest upgrading from Mageia 5 KDE to Mageia 6 Plasma, so we can turn the flag back on to allow upgrading using mgaapplet. Once that’s done, the limited provision of security updates for Mageia 5 that we’ve been doing will cease.
Then we can start producing and testing the Mageia 6.1 iso images to allow installing on systems with newer CPUs.
After Mageia 6.1 is released, Mageia 7 will become the primary focus, although Mageia 7 has already been in development for some time.
Also, we just learned yesterday about the new Spectre NG bugs. Once the mitigations for those are available, Mageia 6 installed systems will get those updates, but we’ll have to decide whether to build Mageia 6.2 iso images, or leave those updates for Mageia 7, for live iso users.
And, of course, there have still been many other updates since the last Roundup – here’s what happened in Weeks 17 and 18:
- php Mga5, 6
- gsoap Mga6
- boost Mga6
- ghostscript Mga5, 6
- java-1.8.0-openjdk, copy-jdk-configs Mga5, 6
- links Mga 5, 6
- anki Mga6
- xdg-user-dirs Mga6
- libofx Mga6
- webkit2 Mga6
- ming Mga6
- sox Mga5, 6
- freerdp Mga6
… and almost a thousand updated packages into Cauldron for Mageia 7! A great big vote of thanks to our devs and QA people, without whom we would all be lost.