Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 19th Sep 2010 21:18 UTC, submitted by gireesh
Mandriva, Mandrake, Lycoris It's been a troubling couple of weeks for Mandriva, but I decided not to report on it since I found it hard to unravel the events leading up to all this. Now, though, the story has come to its (logical) conclusion: now that most of Mandriva's employees have been laid off, they came together and forked Mandriva. Enter Mageia.
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RE: Saddening
by lordepox on Sun 19th Sep 2010 21:56 UTC in reply to "Saddening"
lordepox
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2010-04-14

Mandrake -> Mandriva -> Mageia. What's next? This distro has brought a lot to the Linux community over the years, including a good portion of proper package management as we know it today. I used it back in the Mandrake days, and it was way ahead of it's time then, and stable as a rock. Visual package management was unheard of, but Mandrake had it. I think later distributions have a lot of homage to pay to this distro. Good luck.

Edited 2010-09-19 21:57 UTC

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RE[2]: Saddening
by JrezIN on Sun 19th Sep 2010 22:36 in reply to "RE: Saddening"
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2005-06-29

don't forget Conectiva too.

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RE[2]: Saddening
by gnemmi on Sun 19th Sep 2010 23:34 in reply to "RE: Saddening"
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2006-08-17

... proper package management ...


That was something that Mandrake inherited from Conectiva, among many other things like a real, working, svn backboned distro development set of tools that made a sensible distribution development enviroment.

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RE[3]: Saddening
by djame on Mon 20th Sep 2010 01:29 in reply to "RE[2]: Saddening"
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2005-07-08

"... proper package management ...


That was something that Mandrake inherited from Conectiva, among many other things like a real, working, svn backboned distro development set of tools that made a sensible distribution development enviroment.
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At first they used cvs as everyone else, didn't they ? Maybe svn was used by connectiva, but one of the first things that comes to mind is the metapackaging system (task-* ), as long as urpmi is concerned, it existed long before the connectiva buy out. And talking about urpmi, people are always praising apt-get but urpmi is seriously cooler, you can even install package in // on mutliple machines.

sigh, I'm so going to miss Mandriva..

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