Mageia 7 beta 2 is out!

We are very proud to announce that Mageia 7 beta 2 is available for everyone to download!
This new beta comes with lots of bugfixes and updates, and it is one of our best beta releases.

Of course, there is still a lot of work to come before Mageia 7 is ready: a big Qt and Plasma update (5.15), a Gnome update (3.32 as soon it is released), and more checks on 32-bit hardware as well as the artwork for Mageia 7. For that, we will have a beta 3 set of images. We are all looking forward to implementing these changes and getting all of the rough edges polished out with all of the help from the community.

This release includes the Classical Installer as well as the Live Images, with the standard lineup of architectures and Desktop Environments – 32 and 64-bit Classical Installers; 64-bit Plasma, GNOME and Xfce Live DVD’s and a 32 bit Xfce Live DVD.

The ISO’s are available to download directly, and by torrent here.
Here are a few release highlights and package versions:

  • Kernel 4.20
  • Mesa 19.0 (rc)
  • rpm 4.14.2
  • Plasma 5.14.2
  • GNOME 3.30
  • Xfce 4.13.4
  • Firefox 64.0
  • Chromium 70
  • LibreOffice 6.2.0

A full list of included software is available in the idx file for Classical ISO’s and the lst file for the Live Images.

We have also updated most of the programming languages to their latest versions. AppStream metadata support has also been enhanced, giving a much richer experience with software selection in both GNOME and Plasma through their respective software search tools. There have also been improvements to laptops with Optimus and to the ARM port. More details are available here.

We hope that the release works well for you, but if there are issues please report them to our bugzilla so that we can get around to sorting them for release. If you want to get involved in ISO testing, packaging or any other aspect of Mageia, there is lots of information here.

A huge hand to all of the people involved with getting this release out of the door, and to all of the testers for giving us the feedback that we need to get Mageia 7 ready.

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24 Responses to Mageia 7 beta 2 is out!

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  3. dontaskme says:

    Phoronix : Mageia 7.0 Beta 2 Released – Powered By Linux 4.20, Mesa 19.0-rc

  4. BronzeBeard says:

    Sorry if this is a noob question, but I have been away from Mandrake for almost 20 years now. And only recently came back to use Mageia. 🙂

    If we’re on Mageia 7.0 Beta 1, the updates should put us on Beta 2 without any intervention. Correct? Uname and /proc/version both say Mageia 7 #1 or some variation there of. Hence why I asked. I got a kernel update last night, so I assume I am on Beta 2.

    Another question while I’m on the same subject. Once Mageia 7 is finished will I have to reinstall to get a stabilized system or will my Beta 1 install still remain on Cauldron/rolling release?

    Beyond those questions, everything seems to be working great! Nice release so far guys!

    • Filip Komar says:

      TXH for your nice comment and don’t be sorry for noob questions. Mageia is known to be friendly to newbies and great for expert too.

      Yeah, updates will move you thru beta 2, 3 and final release version. So no need to reinstall then. But you’ll might need to adjust repositories to stay there. Otherwise the install will follow Cauldron.

      Please note that while it’s technically correct to call Cauldron rolling release it’s actually a development version. So at some points (especially early after release) can be very dynamic and it might even brake. But AFAIK until now experienced user could always fix it anyway.

      • JoesCat says:

        The Beta release is usually a good place to test the install process from an install CD or DVD. If you had trouble with Beta1 for example, and reported a bug, plus helped with checking the suggested fixes, the next Beta is a good time to verify the install works.

        Then there are some of us with driver issues and were not able to load Beta1, so Beta2 is a chance to try again.

    • Titus_Groan says:

      just check to see if your repos are “/cauldron/” or “/7/*. if */7/* no need to do anything

      • Tester3 says:

        No, to be clear. Cauldron begins working on eight immediately. if you had cauldron, and want seven it needs changing. Cauldron is development, things break.

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  9. Doug Laidlaw says:

    Has anybody got Beta2 working? See my tale of woe on alt.os.linux.mageia. And I have been a user since before Mandriva!

    • Titus_Groan says:


      On ASUS desktop, various model Compaq / HP laptops x3, Toshiba laptop, Acer Chromebook, Linx 7 intel tablet.
      32 bit uefi, 64 bit uefi, or legacy bios.
      all from Live and Classic installs media DVD, USB and / or on-line enabled.

      How about you?

    • Titus_Groan says:


      ASUS UEFI desktop, legacy bios HP/Compaq laptops (x3), Toshiba laptop, Acer Chromebook.
      Used optical media and USB sticks

    • Tester3 says:

      Yes 7 beta installed on two lenovo thinkpads nicely

  10. egc says:

    It looks great already on first sight. I’m just afraid of Libreoffice 6.x.x, it’s very buggy with calc sheets and external links to other sheets (actually it got unusable with such documents in a mixed company evironment with Windows and Linux). Version works fine. But that’s in fact a Libreoffice problem and they don’t seem too reactive on bug reports …

  11. Sergey says:

    gpg is unable to receive the public key for verification

    gpg –keyserver –recv-keys EDCA7A90
    gpg: requesting key EDCA7A90 from hkp server
    gpgkeys: key EDCA7A90 can’t be retrieved
    gpg: no valid OpenPGP data found.
    gpg: Total number processed: 0
    gpg: keyserver communications error: keyserver helper general error
    gpg: keyserver communications error: unknown pubkey algorithm
    gpg: keyserver receive failed: unknown pubkey algorithm

    • Filip Komar says:

      Quote from Dave’s developer ML reply:

      In order to verify the signature, you must have a copy of the the gpg
      public key available on your keyring. To get it, run the command

      $ gpg –keyserver hkp:// –recv-keys 0xEDCA7A90

      Note that the key was recently updated to extend it’s expiry date. If
      you have an older copy on your keyring that has expired, it can be
      updated using the above command.

      To verify you have the correct key on your keyring …
      $ gpg –list-keys 0xEDCA7A90
      pub 4096R/EDCA7A90 2012-04-18 [expires: 2020-12-30]
      uid Mageia Release

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  15. Omnio says:

    Mageia Control Center -> System -> Snapshots is still broken after 2-3 years or more. I think the devs should just remove it, carrying a broken functionality from one release to another is bad for Mageia’s image.