Mageia 7 Release Candidate Ships With Linux 5.1 Kernel, KDE Plasma 5.15.4, Mesa 19.1
Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems on 2 June 2019 at 07:33 AM EDT. 1 Comment
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Next month will be two years since Mageia 6 shipped while the long Mageia 7 release cycle is just about over with the availability this weekend of the release candidate.

Mageia 7 RC is expected to be the last test release before officially shipping Mageia 7. In this release candidate they have shifted the base to using the Linux 5.1.5 kernel, RPM 4.14.2 + DNF 4.2.6, Mesa 19.1 drivers, KDE Plasma 5.15.4, GNOME 3.32, and various other updated packages.

During this long Mageia 7 cycle the developers have been working on ARM support, adding DNF as an alternative to URPMI, tooling improvements, and a whole slew of package updates.

More details on today's Mageia 7 Release Candidate debut can be found via the Mageia Blog.

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