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    Phoronix: Mageia 6 Officially Released, Now Defaults To GRUB 2 & KDE Plasma 5

    The Mageia Linux distribution derived from Mandriva and its lineage back to Mandrake is now out with their long-awaited Version 6 release...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...eia-6-Released

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    Mandrake 9.2 was the distro that got me to switch my desktop from Wintendo. I even became a PowerPack subscriber for a few years. If you want KDE from RPM packages it's still the way to go.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by InsideJob View Post
      If you want KDE from RPM packages it's still the way to go.
      I'm wondering what does RPM packages add to KDE.
      (no offence intended to Mageia, KDE or RPM packages)

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      • #4
        Originally posted by starshipeleven View Post
        I'm wondering what does RPM packages add to KDE.
        (no offence intended to Mageia, KDE or RPM packages)
        If I remember right Mandriva had a really cool tool called urpmi. It probably is the best rpm package manager, at least imo from the time I tried it anyway. It's the way to go. I believe Mageia is still using it.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by duby229 View Post

          If I remember right Mandriva had a really cool tool called urpmi. It probably is the best rpm package manager, at least imo from the time I tried it anyway. It's the way to go. I believe Mageia is still using it.
          They are moving away from urpmi to dnf.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by phoronix View Post
            Phoronix: Mageia 6 Officially Released, Now Defaults To GRUB 2 & KDE Plasma 5

            Some versions worth noting are Plasma 6...
            It's a bit early for that.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by TingPing View Post

              They are moving away from urpmi to dnf.
              No. They not move. They still use rpm with urpmi as default and dnf is only optional alternative! Read info on mageia blog...

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              • #8
                Originally posted by starshipeleven View Post
                I'm wondering what does RPM packages add to KDE.
                (no offence intended to Mageia, KDE or RPM packages)
                I think he means if your favourite software is packaged as RPM, you'd like to get KDE in the same form.
                Hopefully at some point PackageKit will evolve to render these conversations moot.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by TingPing View Post

                  They are moving away from urpmi to dnf.
                  No, Mageia will continue to use urpmi for the foreseeable future. DNF is not a replacement, purely a supplementary package manager as others have said.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by schultz View Post

                    No, Mageia will continue to use urpmi for the foreseeable future. DNF is not a replacement, purely a supplementary package manager as others have said.
                    I asked one of the Mageia devs "is dnf going to be the default in the future?" and I quote: " I'd like it to be but this is the main blocker: https://bugs.mageia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=20131"

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