Author Archives: Donald Stewart

Get involved with Mageia, become a Packager

With Mageia 8 just released and development for Mageia 9 getting underway in Cauldron, the unstable branch of Mageia, now is a great time to get involved with packaging. We are starting to look at the features that we want … Continue reading

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Emergency Updates about the direction of Mageia – edit – check the date

Considering the complete lack of bugs in urpm and in the RPM packageformat, which we’ve grown tired of, The Executive Committee hasapproved the switch to Debian package manager, apt. We will rebuild Cauldron to adopt the .deb package to have … Continue reading

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A New Board to go with the New Release

The Mageia Association met for its Associate General Meeting on the 1st of March with the intention of electing a new Board to govern Mageia, as per the Mageia Constitution. The Board consists of 6 – 12 individuals that oversee the financials … Continue reading

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Made it to a byte – announcing the release of Mageia 8

Everyone at Mageia is very excited to announce the release of Mageia 8. Mageia 8 comes with new exciting features, major updates to your favourite programmes as well as support for recent hardware. The release is available to download directly, or … Continue reading

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Announcing Mageia 8 RC1

We look forward to hearing your thoughts and feedback so that we can continue workingto get Mageia 8 ready for release. Mageia 8’s new artwork has also been integrated, the community has made some really nice images, here is the new signature background, as … Continue reading

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