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[2]: Glibc 2.5?
by xultz on Thu 15th Mar 2007 20:49 UTC in reply to "RE: Glibc 2.5?"
xultz
Member since:
2006-05-09

"I have been running the beta for a couple of weeks now and it fixes A LOT of bugs and annoyances that I had had with 2007.0 "
Thank god. I am using 2007.0 on my desktop since january, and I am waiting for the next release of Ubuntu to switch. Its sad, because I am a Mandrake user since version 8.1, but since 2005, the releases became more and more buggy, a lot of packages simply dont install, and some doesnt work.

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RE[3]: Glibc 2.5?
by lezard on Thu 15th Mar 2007 21:27 in reply to "RE[2]: Glibc 2.5?"
lezard Member since:
2005-10-11

Come on!
The 2007 release is by far the most stable one I've seen (even compared to other distributions). What kind of bugs do you have?

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RE[4]: Glibc 2.5?
by Excel Hearts Choi on Fri 16th Mar 2007 01:47 in reply to "RE[3]: Glibc 2.5?"
Excel Hearts Choi Member since:
2006-07-08

"What kind of bugs do you have?"

Well, I tried to use 2007, and I really loved it until I tried to add the French dictionary for OO Writer. Once I did, this, wrting would slow to a crawl. I went to the forums and started asking questions. After reporting what top had to say, I never heard back. Since then, I erased Mandriva and have put on FC6. Too bad...this is one of the distributions for which I would consider paying money.

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RE[3]: Glibc 2.5?
by Wemgadge on Thu 15th Mar 2007 21:37 in reply to "RE[2]: Glibc 2.5?"
Wemgadge Member since:
2005-07-02

"Thank god. I am using 2007.0 on my desktop since january, and I am waiting for the next release of Ubuntu to switch. Its sad, because I am a Mandrake user since version 8.1, but since 2005, the releases became more and more buggy, a lot of packages simply dont install, and some doesnt work"

go to easyurpmi and add cooker to your repo lists (it's okay to do it right now because cooker is in a freeze for the RC of 2007.1)
urpmi.update -a
urpmi --auto-select -v
Once you've run the upgrade remember to remove the cooker repositories from urpmi.

Then, when 2007.1 is released in the next month or so add the new repos for the new release and repeat to complete the upgrade.

If you choose to switch to Ubuntu, I wish you well. It is also a very good distro.

To clarify, 2007.0 wasn't really a buggy release if you ran it stock. My issues were related to KDE 3.5.4 running the Baghira theme (from PLF RPM). When I upgraded to KDE 3.5.6 my issues with Baghira went away.

I really should have made that clear in my original post. 2007.0 has been one of the best Mandriva releases that I have used, and I have been using Mandrake/Mandriva for over 4 years now as my main system.

The bugs I had didn't reflect badly on the distro.

Edited 2007-03-15 21:45

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RE[4]: Glibc 2.5?
by xultz on Sun 18th Mar 2007 00:13 in reply to "RE[3]: Glibc 2.5?"
xultz Member since:
2006-05-09

I tried to do a urpmi.update -a and it updates all the repositories I have (I installed based on the infos from easyurpmi, because the tool on RPMDrake to do it didnt work).
Nice to see, a problematic package like dvdstyler that I tried to install before simply doenst appear anymore on RPMDrake. It doesnt solve my problem to install it, but at least it doenst appear as a program that I can install. Then I tried to install mandvd, and he just tell me that he cant install it because of dvd-slideshow. Nice, why that package is in the repository, if a dependency is not? And install such packages that have a lot of dependencies from source is a nightmare.

Thats a kind of think that makes a user tired.

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