Mageia 5 Beta Released 1.5 Months Late
Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems on 12 November 2014 at 09:26 AM EST. Add A Comment
OPERATING SYSTEMS --
While Mageia 5 has been in an alpha state going back several months during the summer, the beta release of this Mandriva-derived distribution has finally materialized... one and a half months later than was originally anticipated.

Mageia 5 Beta 1 is arriving so late since some stuff went wrong with their use of RPM 4.12 and the Mageia build system that caused lots of breakage. As a result, the Mageia 5 milestones have all been pushed back. Mageia 5 Beta 2 is now planned for release in mid-December, the release candidate in early January, and hopes to do the final release on 31 January.

Mageia 5 Beta 1 is powered by the Linux 3.17.2 kernel and systemd 217, ships with KDE 4.14.2 and GNOME 3.14, and offers a ton of updated packages. New to the Mageia world is work on packaging the LXQt desktop and adding support for new games / platforms: Lutris, Vapor, Stunt Rally 2.5, and many others.

Those wishing to find out more about Mageia 5 Beta 1 can read the blog announcement that covers the delays while the technical changes are mostly covered via the release notes.
Related News
About The Author
Author picture

Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience. Michael has written more than 20,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated benchmarking software. He can be followed via Twitter or contacted via MichaelLarabel.com.

Popular News This Week