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[3]: Saddening
by djame on Mon 20th Sep 2010 01:29 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Saddening"
djame
Member since:
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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RE[4]: Saddening
by gnemmi on Mon 20th Sep 2010 03:05 in reply to "RE[3]: Saddening"
gnemmi Member since:
2006-08-17

Maybe svn was used by connectiva,


No "maye" in there .. Conectiva was using svn long
before Mandriva ... and even before svn reached 1.0.

but one of the first things that comes to mind is the metapackaging system (task-* )


task-* metapackages were a Conectiva reality long before they made it into Mandriva .. actually metapackages were a part of a whole packaging scheme created around the idea of package "granularity" .. which was a Conectiva feature that slowly but steadily started to grow into Mandriva.

I'm so going to miss Mandriva..


And so will I.

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