Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 13th Oct 2006 13:19 UTC, submitted by Valour
Mandriva, Mandrake, Lycoris "Though delayed for a while and later to market than most Mandriva fans would probably prefer, the new Mandriva Linux 2007 PowerPack Edition is finally here, nearly a year after the previous release. 2007 is typical Mandriva through and through: attractively themed in KDE, easy to install without skipping the technical details, a little bug-ridden here and there, and full of new and interesting software technologies. This release does have its own identity, though; not only has the standard theme been redesigned for the first time in several years, but this is the first Mandriva release to include a legal DVD movie player."
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Clarification concerning the "bugs"
by darkmind on Fri 13th Oct 2006 16:01 UTC
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2006-02-13

+ About The AIGLX/XGL stuff
To use AIGLX, you need the GLX_EXT_texture_from_pixmap extension support in the drivers. At present only the free Intel and radeon/ati drivers have this extensions. So you can use AIGLX only on computers with theses chipsets. Please note that the free ati driver ( r300 ) doesn't support latest ATI graphics cards and is sometimes unstable.
GLX_EXT_texture_from_pixmap will be supported in the next nvidia drivers 9x.
How XGL/AIGLX work : http://principe.homelinux.net/
More info about AIGLX : http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/RenderingProject/aiglx

So it's normal that the system only propose XGL for nvidia and ATI when using the proprietary drivers.


+ Cedega issue :
Unfortunately 3D desktop ( especially XGL ) doesn't play well with video output and others stuff. XGL also disable direct rendering.
http://qa.mandriva.com/twiki/bin/view/Main/MandrivaLinux2007Errata#...
So don't expect to use correctly Cedega with XGL activated.
The solution in the future will be AIGLX+Glucose : http://lists.freedesktop.org/archive...st/017527.html

+ About updates issues
The updates issues where due to the fact that FTP mirrors where in bad state and so a complete re-sync has been initiated and it takes severals days to have all mirrors correct.
see my blog about this : http://www.linux-wizard.net/index.php?id_blog=90
So that's why the tool didn't work at the end of the installation, most mirrors where just ... empty.

+ LinDVD playback stop
The linDVd playback issue is due to the wrong location of the licence. For further information ( and how to fix it ), see : http://qa.mandriva.com/twiki/bin/view/Main/MandrivaLinux2007Errata#...

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