The release of beta2 brings Mageia 9 stable closer to reality

We are proud to announce the second beta of Mageia 9. Since the release of beta 1 in February 2023 the Mageia team has worked to solve a number of stubborn issues and provide security fixes and new updates.

Thanks to all the teams that make up Mageia for the great work done in these months, to fix, test and validate all these new features and add the new wallpaper. The following features stand out:

  • Kernel – 6.3.3
  • glib – 2.36
  • gcc – 12.3.0
  • rpm – 4.18.0
  • Chromium – 110
  • Firefox ESR – 102.11
  • LibreOffice – 7.5.2
  • Plasma – 5.27.4
  • GNOME – 44
  • Xfce – 4.18.1
  • LXQt – 1.3.0
  • mesa – 23.1.0

A full list of included packages is available in the .idx file for the installation media. There is currently a hard version freeze in effect pending the outcome of user testing of the release, including the upgrade mechanism.

For those that want to jump in and test straight away, the images can be downloaded here. As always with pre-release images, use your best judgement, but all testing and comments are welcome.

We continue to offer (as few do) installation media for 32-bit and 64-bit systems, 64-bit live images for Plasma, GNOME and Xfce, as well as a 32-bit live image for Xfce.

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16 Responses to The release of beta2 brings Mageia 9 stable closer to reality

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  2. John V says:

    Downloaded the Plasma Live yesterday. Running on my old HP elitebook 8460p. So far it is looking. Looking forward to the final release.

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    • neoclust says:

      Je m’excuse en effet du retard de la traduction francaise.
      Elle devrait être d’ici quelques instants.

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  5. AbdulSattar Shaikh says:

    I am running Mageia 9 beta 2 on my work system. I am impressed. I did not face any problems so far.

  6. robinjuste says:

    A few problems on first install with repositories. Sudo not installed by default and you are cannot install apps without being logged in as the sudo user, at least until you install sudo and change your role to Administrator with the Users list.

    So far, no issues with the Nvidia driver and am pleased to see the latest version of Plasma in this beta release.

    Looking forward to the full release.

    A very happy RPM user!

    • papoteur says:

      Thanks for your feedback.
      Yes, sudo is not configured, this is the choice of the distribution, nothing changed in this aspect.

      • robinjuste says:

        A week in and I’m still running without issues. I’m gambling using this on my production machine, but it’s proving to be up to the job so far. I’ve even managed to theme it to my liking without installing Kavantum.

  7. root says:

    … and AFAIK using ‘sudo’ or adding regular user to administrators (the latter doesn’t seem wise) aren’t the only ways to root’s permissions – You may also use root account, eg. with good old ‘su’

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  10. popuriao29 says:

    I just tried using VirtualBox last time, the previous one Beta 1 had issue since I use VMSVGA, while my workaround is fine, I set VBoxSVGA graphic and it works now.

    The one I tried is GNOME and Plasma Flavor which it is 64-bit, then I tried XFCE 32-bit as well.

    The 2nd beta, I just tried it on VirtualBox as well (although I use it only live session mode)

  11. I’m using Mageia beta 1 and now beta 2 as my working machine without issues. Sometimes during GUI updates the system update failed. I solved it with an # urpmi-update, then everything was fine again and the GUI worked again.