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Nicolas Lécureuil (neoclust) : Plasma 5.8.2, Applications 16.08.2 et Frameworks 5.27.0 sont disponible dans Mageia Cauldron23 de Outubro de 2016, 8:29 - 0sem comentários ainda
L’équipe KDE de Mageia vient de terminer la mise a jour de Plasma ( 5.8.2 ), KDE Applications ( 16.08.2 ) et Kde Framework ( 5.27.0 ).
L’équipe KDE travaille actuellement à corriger quelques soucis de migration mageia 5 -> Mageia 6.
Si vous testez et rencontrez des soucis lié au « packaging » de Plasma c’est ici que ça se passe. Par contre si vous rencontrez des bugs dans Plasma ou Kde Applications il faut aller sur le bugtracker Kde. ( cela permet que les devs principaux soient avertis du bugs et que les autres distributions aient le correctif rapidement).
Nicolas Lécureuil (neoclust) : Plasma 5.8.2, Applications 16.08.2 and Frameworks 5.27.0 available in Mageia23 de Outubro de 2016, 7:35 - 0sem comentários ainda
Mageia KDE Team just finished to push in Mageia cauldron :
– Plasma 5.8.2 ( the Plasma LTS version )
– KDE Applications 16.08.2
– KDE Frameworks 5.27.0
If you find packaging bugs don’t hesitate and come in Mageia Bugtracker
And if you want to join KDE Team and help you can mail us or find us on IRC ( freenode : #mageia-kde ).
It is with a heavy heart that we address our warmest thanks to our friend Thomas Spuhler for his Mandriva and Mageia contributions over the last decade. After fighting colon cancer for over a year, he finally had to surrender on Saturday September 17, 2016, at the age of 68. He leaves behind his beloved wife, sons and grandchildren, to whom our thoughts go in this difficult time.
Thomas had been contributing to Mageia, and Mandriva before that, since 2009 as a packager, and much earlier already partaking in email discussions and bug reports. His packaging interests were mostly web and server-related components, for which his contributions were invaluable. He had to step back from his Mageia responsibilities in early August due to his health condition.
He was a lively fellow and we will sorely miss him. He was particularly fond of the Oro Valley in Arizona, USA, where he had been living for the last 20 years, and which gave him his IRC nickname (Oro_Valley).
Again, thanks a lot for everything Thomas, it was great having you around for all those years!
Magnux77 with Daniel were there representing Mageia. He reports:
It was hot, in all the meanings of the word, a real jolly atmosphere, noise everywhere and nicely sunny. With Daniel, we laid out the T-Shirts, pens, USB sticks, two laptops for Mageia demonstrations, a 2002 antiquity running Mageia to prove that if it no longer works with Windows, it can with Mageia, and a 24–inch screen for a Mageia LibreOffice Impress exhibition on Raspberry-Pi. Our booth was next to La Mouette and l’Autre Net. Behind us was April, Framasoft, The Ordis Libres.
Admittedly, many people walked past us without even seeing us, there are so many things to see, to read or to hear, not to mention savour. But the ones who did stop and wonder already have the idea that GAFAM (Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft) isn’t just for their good only. A little vignette, amongst others:
Madam and Sir, holding each other up to support themselves in the face of adversity, have a quick look at all the booths, but none of them really catches their eye. They talk together, hesitate, look here and there again, are ready to go away, discouraged, when suddenly, Madam gets worked up, stands and says a little louder:
“But I am still eager to know!”
“To know what, Madam?”
“Well, computing, it pisses me off (with a wide smile). I bought a pair of shoes on the Internet, and now I got advertising everywhere for shoes, on my screen, in my messages and that pisses me off even more (no more smile)”
“Then, I would like to know why, how is it possible”
After a small discussion, they don’t look ready for me to talk about Mageia right way, then I decided to take them to our friends from Framasoft so that they can start to defend themselves against the GAFAM.
But for many people who were sensitive to our arguments, and likely to adopt Mageia, the difficulty was the installation with backup and partitioning. Of course, we gave our e-mails, MLO address (the French forum), the GUL (Linux user group), but it is not enough, of course… To all of you with whom we exchanged details, don’t hesitate to contact us again for help, to get an idea on how to, or to find help in your area of France.
– dtux in Lyon, in his workshop Libre PC
– magnux77 in the East of Paris or on the French-speaking forum MageiaLinux-Online (MLO).
For International users, we have many other support forums available.
It is likely not news to you that we are behind the original schedule regarding Mageia 6.
As a community-led distro with a limited amount of resources and contributors, we stand by “Release when it’s ready” and don’t want to rush a release out until we are fully happy with it. Obviously, we are not yet fully happy with Mageia 6, though it is shaping up pretty well! On the other hand, we are still very pleased with Mageia 5 and want to continue supporting it until Mageia 6 is ready to take over.
Upcoming Mageia 5.1 ISOs
Because of this delay, we will release updated ISO images of Mageia 5 to bridge the gap until Mageia 6 is ready.
The new Mageia 5.1 ISOs will include all the security and bug-fix updates released for Mageia 5 so far, including an updated LTS kernel (4.4.x) for improved hardware support.
Like it was done for Mageia 4.1, this does not constitute a new release per se, but an easier way to install an up-to-date Mageia 5. Existing Mageia 5 users won’t have to reinstall anything, as their up-to-date system is already the same as what the 5.1 images would install. New users, however, would
benefit from having the well-tested kernel 4.4 from the start, instead of starting with the original kernel 3.19 of Mageia 5.
We will likely extend the support period for Mageia 5 to cover at least 3 months of transition after the Mageia 6 release. The exact updated end-of-life date will be given when the 5.1 ISOs are released.
Infra back on track for Mageia 6
There have been some infrastructure issues causing delays to getting ISOs to build, which particularly impacted the internal testing for Mageia 6’s stabilisation snapshot 2 over the last few months. These have now been mostly resolved, and our ISO building team (and its new recruits!) will have the opportunity to fine tune the process with the updated Mageia 5 ISOs, before going back to Mageia 6.
The delays have allowed for newer versions of some key software stacks to be included. Plasma has matured a lot and gained stability and feature completeness over the last few months, and we will be able to ship Mageia 6 with Plasma 5.8 LTS. We will also include GNOME 3.22 which is currently being prepared for Cauldron.
Packagers and developers toiling on release blockers
The main reason for Mageia 6’s delay is, of course, the remaining blocking bugs (so called release blockers) that we don’t want to compromise on fixing before the release.
Packagers and developers are currently working to fix the remaining release blockers. A new tool has been promptly developed in Mageia App DB to help visualise the progress on the current release blockers. We hope to have the second stabilisation snapshot available soon after the Mageia 5.1 ISOs are released, likely sometime in October 2016. As for the final release, we do not want to give a precise ETA yet, but we should manage to make a 2016 release
As always, many hands make light work, so if you’re interested in ISO testing, QA, packaging or just want to get involved with Mageia, please have a look here for further details on getting involved.