Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 21st Sep 2007 22:16 UTC, submitted by AdamW
Mandriva, Mandrake, Lycoris Mandriva Linux 2008 RC2 'Kepler' was released today. New features since the release of RC1 include the final release of GNOME 2.20, the inclusion of the new 8.41.7 version of ATI's proprietary driver in the non-free repository to support Radeon HD cards, significant kernel updates that improve support for certain ATA controllers and many audio chipsets, some new features in the urpmi and rpmdrake package management tools, and over 500 bug fixes since RC2. Download information and more is available on the full release information page here, the overall Mandriva Linux 2008 release notes are here, and a guide to the new features of Mandriva Linux 2008 is here.
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RC2 Released
by superman on Sat 22nd Sep 2007 01:06 UTC
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> over 500 bug fixes since [bold}RC2[/bold}

amazing !

Edited 2007-09-22 01:07

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RE: RC2 Released
by AdamW on Sat 22nd Sep 2007 05:38 UTC in reply to "RC2 Released"
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sigh. one day I'll write a release announcement WITHOUT a stupid typo in it...:)

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v RE: RC2 Released
by prymitive on Sat 22nd Sep 2007 21:51 UTC in reply to "RC2 Released"
RE[2]: RC2 Released
by glyj on Sun 23rd Sep 2007 02:24 UTC in reply to "RE: RC2 Released"
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With Mandriva it's always like this. RCs aren't real RC's.....

By the way : The One KDE i586 is online !


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Only one comment?
by Anonymous Penguin on Sat 22nd Sep 2007 05:18 UTC
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And yet it is a good distribution. It was my first one and I loved it. I changed to SUSE and Debian (actually Libranet) only because of hardware support issues.

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RE: Only one comment?
by chocobanana on Sat 22nd Sep 2007 16:54 UTC in reply to "Only one comment?"
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Indeed, it's a pitty that Mandriva is loosing it's place in the spotlight, since it is a great distro, I too started my Linux affair with Mandrake.

Nowadays I prefer using Fedora for myself, but on other's computers I always go for Mandriva for its general speed and ease of configuration.

By the way, good work for the devs. That number of bug fixes sure looks impressive! And thanks for the nice list of documented new features ;)

PS: there's a typo in the article summary where it says "500 bug fixes since RC2" - should be since RC1.

Edited 2007-09-22 16:56

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Mandriva RC2
by gireesh on Sat 22nd Sep 2007 05:19 UTC
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Go Mandriva!!!
Hope this release will reinforce the position of Mandriva as a truly desktop oriented distro with great flexibility for power-users too.
The past couple of releases have been absolutely top notch and I am quite confident that this trend continues.

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by imapi on Sat 22nd Sep 2007 06:02 UTC
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What mandriva is slowly learning is that communication with the community is much more important then rock solid distribution (as we can see with ubuntu - sorry I just had to say it ;) ). I really like all the beta and rc wiki pages with the "what's new" and "Notes" pages.

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RE: Communication
by davidiwharper on Sat 22nd Sep 2007 08:24 UTC in reply to "Communication"
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In the past Mandriva has been a bit like Novell writ small. The management team could and would screw up anything that went right.

e.g. firing Gael Duval, over-priced club, weird software-install portal (whatever happened to that anyway?), poor communication with users, shocking release bugs, screwed up the deal with LinDVD, etc. etc.

Hopefully this is all in the past now. Although it would be good to see the club cost lowered and have LinDVD back for 2008.0.

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no live cd ?
by p.leiner on Sat 22nd Sep 2007 12:46 UTC
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disappointing ...

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RE: no live cd ?
by AdamW on Sat 22nd Sep 2007 16:45 UTC in reply to "no live cd ?"
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It just got uploaded a couple of minutes ago to the master mirror. Will sync to other mirrors soon.

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Which file is One Live / Install CD?
by dhave on Sat 22nd Sep 2007 16:26 UTC
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Which file is the "One combined live / install CD edition"? I've been waiting for this one, but I can't distinguish it from the other RC2 files.


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it's not on the public mirrors yet - it only just got uploaded a couple of minutes ago. It will have 'One' in the name when it appears.

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dhave Member since:

O.K., thanks for letting us know.

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