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Mageia 2 beta 1 available
Posted Feb 23, 2012 8:52 UTC (Thu) by Priscus (subscriber, #72409)
They released version 1 last June, about 8 months after the initial announcement, and this is the fourth prerelease for version 2. The new distribution seems to have some dedicated members.
Many of the laid-off Mandriva developpers are Mageia founders, as well as quite a few of the parent's distribution most active community packagers.
They did get quite a lot of press last year, if only in contrast to Mandriva's woes, and replaced it in Distrowatch's list of most important distributions. This is no guarantee of quality, but Mageia did not just appear today.
Posted Feb 23, 2012 9:25 UTC (Thu) by ovitters (subscriber, #27950)
They're pretty friendly towards new people wanting to help packaging. At any time, it seems like about 5 people are being trained (good be more, but only some packagers volunteer as mentors). Every new packager is guided by a mentor; someone who you can ask questions to + someone who offers suggestions. Then after a while (once considered good enough by your mentor) you get full packaging rights. I started helping out just because you get a mentor + availability of easy to follow packaging guides on https://wiki.mageia.org.
And why Mageia? No real reason other than that it is a friendly place and you can make up your own way to pronounce Mageia :P
Posted Feb 23, 2012 23:03 UTC (Thu) by ncm (subscriber, #165)
Posted Feb 23, 2012 23:46 UTC (Thu) by sfeam (subscriber, #2841)
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