Linked by David Adams on Fri 9th Jul 2010 16:20 UTC
Mandriva, Mandrake, Lycoris Embattled Linux vendor Mandriva released version 2010 Spring, after a delay that only underscored the uncertainty around the distro's future.
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Neopmuk
by vivainio on Fri 9th Jul 2010 17:18 UTC
vivainio
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2008-12-26

Besides the usual stuff that is in every other distro, this looks interesting:

"Nepomuk integration: Nepomuk technology has been further integrated. You will be able to organize your desktop depending on your projects, annotate documents, ... Complete information"

The whole "semantic desktop" thing with KDE has been coming for a while, but it's still not visible to users. The interesting thing now is whether this is something that users of Gnome and other distros can access as well, and whether we are finally seeing it becoming ready for prime time.

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RE: Neopmuk
by Elv13 on Fri 9th Jul 2010 20:13 UTC in reply to "Neopmuk"
Elv13 Member since:
2006-06-12

Redesigning all application to use it in an effective and useful way will take a lot more time. Amarok and Digikam have a Nepomuk backend (disabled by default), but as they are alone to use their own data, it provide no benefits. If Plasma could integrate everything well (Media Center layer and project based plasmoids as launchers), then it might gain speed, but those are nowhere to be found (well, they kind of exist, but are not yet very good).

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RE: Neopmuk
by Fettarme H-Milch on Sat 10th Jul 2010 03:48 UTC in reply to "Neopmuk"
Fettarme H-Milch Member since:
2010-02-16

The interesting thing now is whether this is something that users of Gnome and other distros can access as well, and whether we are finally seeing it becoming ready for prime time.

First of all, Nepomuk is not a KDE project. It started as a Java project.
KDE was just the first large project to adopt Nepomuk with a native client. This led to the current situation that Nepomuk was partially absorbed by KDE and that the reference implementation of the Nepomuk specifications is the KDE client.
That said, GNOME's Tracker team is in process of adopting the Nepomuk specifications which should be fulfilled sometime in the early GNOME 3.x releases (my guess is GNOME 3.2).

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Hallelujah
by spiderman on Fri 9th Jul 2010 18:01 UTC
spiderman
Member since:
2008-10-23

Finally!
I'm very happy.
I want to hug all the developers that stayed and made this happen. Thank you very much guys and girls.

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Show your support...
by porcel on Sat 10th Jul 2010 17:47 UTC
porcel
Member since:
2006-01-28

Mandriva have been a pioneer on desktop linux for many years and deserves our support. They have always delivered a free desktop available to everyone.

If you have decision making power in your company, give them a try or if you are a home user, think about buying some of the stuff at the store, a shirt, a power-pack. We need as many companies in the Linux ecosystem around as possible.

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RE: Show your support...
by Soulbender on Mon 12th Jul 2010 03:20 UTC in reply to "Show your support..."
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

They have always delivered a free desktop available to everyone.


Uhm...just like 99% of all the distros?

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RE[2]: Show your support...
by porcel on Tue 13th Jul 2010 15:16 UTC in reply to "RE: Show your support..."
porcel Member since:
2006-01-28

Historically speaking, Mandriva, along with Debian, were among the first to deliver a free distro that anyone could download. They were particularly important in advancing the case of linux on the desktop.

Back in the day, Suse wasn´t completely redistributable as Yast was under a non-free license. Then, there was Libranet and Lindows and Caldera and Turbolinux, none of which were entirely free software.

Today, Mandriva not only remains true to its roots, but also delivers an outstanding product. I think, right now, Mandriva´s KDE desktop is really the best one around.

If you read my comment in context, you

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