Linked by Kroc Camen on Tue 15th Jun 2010 20:37 UTC, submitted by E Herchemals
Mandriva, Mandrake, Lycoris It seems that the previous news about Mandriva SA being for sale have been more than simple rumors. Frederic Cuif* (incorrectly unaccented due to limitations in our CMS), active member of the French-speaking Mandriva User Group has summed up the various outcomes and proposed projects he found after contacting several key members of the company in order to gather information. The result of his investigation can be found on his blog, along with a detailed analysis of the Mandriva business model and the proposed outcomes, from a renewed interest in the distribution and the community from Linagora, potential buyer, to what could be the end of the Mandriva adventure if nothing is done. (Thanks to everybody who submitted this)
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RE[7]: Open Source
by Neolander on Sat 19th Jun 2010 22:04 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Open Source"
Neolander
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2010-03-08

Then you do like ubuntu and put your custom tools in GTK form in the settings menu. As far as I know, there is no way around making one frontend per toolkit on linux...

Edited 2010-06-19 22:05 UTC

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RE[8]: Open Source
by spiderman on Sun 20th Jun 2010 07:24 in reply to "RE[7]: Open Source"
spiderman Member since:
2008-10-23

Ubuntu does not have custom tools. Ubuntu is an excellent distro, but saying it has better configuration tools than Mandriva is just stupid.

I like drakconf because everything is integrated in one panel, it works on the command line and it parses the text files so you can modify them directly if you wish. Ubuntu has nothing like that.

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RE[9]: Open Source
by Neolander on Sun 20th Jun 2010 08:47 in reply to "RE[8]: Open Source"
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

Ubuntu does not have custom tools.

Well, there's Jockey, the usb installer, and the repository chooser. Plus they tweaked the Appearance panel.
Most packages (NVidia driver, CompizConfig...) put their tools in the config menus on a GNOME desktop. Apart from their confusing naming ("Per-user" and "System-wide" would be better in my opinion), there's nothing wrong with them as long as they don't get too much cluttered...

Ubuntu is an excellent distro, but saying it has better configuration tools than Mandriva is just stupid.

Sorry but I did not say that. I just described how config tools could be integrated in a GNOME desktop, instead of being left to a separate app.

I like drakconf because everything is integrated in one panel, it works on the command line and it parses the text files so you can modify them directly if you wish. Ubuntu has nothing like that.

It has the gnome config menu, like it or not this is the way GNOME works. Though you're right that a unified command line config tool would be nice.

The sole thing which drakxconf offered, which I really needed, and which wasn't available elsewhere is the ability to disable pulseaudio on the fly. Every distro which includes this horrible stuff should provide a setting like that...

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