Posted Apr 25, 2012 11:56 UTC (Wed) by buchanmilne
Parent article: Whither Mandriva?
Suggestions that folks interested in Cooker move to Mageia were mostly met with disagreement. Various people feel that they have a lot invested in Cooker (and Mandriva) and are not willing to make a switch. The overall impression one gets by reading the thread is that there is a lot of confusion in the Mandriva community about what to do and how to go about doing it.
The majority of what was the Mandriva (at least regarding contributors) community two years ago is currently part of the Mageia community. In some cases, they may still be part of the Mandriva community, but in most it seems contributors have switched.
I personally still try and maintain some of my most visible packages in Mandriva, but as soon as the last machines that run Mandriva are upgraded to Mageia, that will probably come to an end.
Looking at the Mandriva changelog list, only about 4 or 5 non-employee contributors seem to be actively packaging.
People's investments into Cooker are not really lost (well, ignoring any RPM5-specific stuff) in moving to Mageia.
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