Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 15th Mar 2007 15:30 UTC, submitted by AdamW
Mandriva, Mandrake, Lycoris Mandriva is pleased to announce the release of the first release candidate for Mandriva Linux 2007 Spring. Spring features a raft of improvements and enhancements over its predecessors, including the latest software, extended support for the latest 3D desktop technologies (including Metisse), enhanced and improved system configuration and software installation tools, better hardware support, and a new look. The official announcement includes all the details on this release candidate, what you will find in it, and where to download it.
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RE[3]: Glibc 2.5?
by xultz on Thu 15th Mar 2007 20:57 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Glibc 2.5?"
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"Seriously though, I'd rather have a rock solid version once a year instead of a buggy one every six months followed by a stable one. "
I agree with you. I cannot understand why a year release cycle can produce a buggy distro, compared to a six month cycle.
In my opinion, Mandriva have a good set of tools to install and configure the system. The package manager its great, when it works. He needs a lot of works to handled error message in a way that the user can understand whats happening (like, I have a lot of packages that he lists, and when I click over it, he says "This package cannot be installed". Why? God knows... but apart of that, its a great program too.
But, Mandriva faced that a year release cicle would produce a distro with old packages, but today the target user of Mandriva waits for a stable release, not a bleeding edge distro. I used 2005 until january of this year, and I only upgraded because I had troubles with my computer. And I miss so much 2005, he worked so good to me...

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