Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 9th Jan 2012 13:30 UTC, submitted by davidiwharper
Mandriva, Mandrake, Lycoris Somewhere in 2001, I bought a computer magazine which came with a Linux CD. I had heard of Linux before, but while we did have broadband back then and was technically capable of downloading a Linux distribution, this method was far easier. This was my first foray into Linux - it was Mandrake. Now, though, it seems the curtain has really dropped for the French Linux company.
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RE[3]: Just f***ing die already.
by spiderman on Wed 11th Jan 2012 07:43 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Just f***ing die already."
spiderman
Member since:
2008-10-23

"Do you realize that if Mandriva dies, that's 45 full time paid developers contributing every day to the kernel...


Mandriva contributed a little bit to kernel 2.6.35. But other than that, I'm not aware of any kernel contributions by them. There may be some. But they don't seem to be regular or of any note.

...Xorg, KDE and other desktop stuff...


Haven't bothered to spot check those claims. But I suspect that you are, again, talking out of your posterior orifice.

...that will go to work for some useless hedge fund or oil company?


And you came by this detailed knowledge of the Mandriva devs' post-bankruptcy professional plans... how?

If some of them can really do kernel and Xorg work, I imagine Red Hat would welcome those skills and talents.

-Steve
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And now you are offensive. You don't bother to check the claims but you spit insults. Mandriva has contributed a lot to the Kernel, Xorg and KDE.
Red Hat doesn't care about the desktop at all. Ask them, they will tell you to go use Windows.
Mandriva is one of the few distros that still do desktop development. As I said earlier, they fixed 2 bugs in my package and send me the fix when Ubuntu just get a buggy debian package, put it on their repository and don't even check that it does not work in Unity.

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sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

And now you are offensive. You don't bother to check the claims but you spit insults.


I've gone over the kernel development statistic over at LWN, and Mandriva only made it out of the noise once in recent history.

Mandriva has contributed a lot to the Kernel, Xorg and KDE.


Patch list please? Evidence? You're the one making the claim.

Red Hat doesn't care about the desktop at all.


CentOS/Scientific Linux/RHEL are actually the best Linux desktops out there. It's not the newest stuff. But unlike with most other Linux distros, it *works*. In fact, it's my primary desktop.

Ubuntu just get a buggy debian package, put it on their repository and don't even check that it does not work in Unity.


Granted, Mandriva's been off the radar for some time, so I haven't checked. But based upon consistent past experience with the distro, I'd say the pot's calling the kettle black, here. Poor QA was always Mandr*'s major failing.

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UltraZelda64 Member since:
2006-12-05

Who gives a damn--bottom line is the company is doing no good having bankruptcy threats every damn year. I'm not aware of too much good the company has done in recent years; if anything, their constant state of turmoil is causing fragmentation in Linux. Otherwise, Mageia wouldn't have formed. I never hear of Mandriva contributing to anything major in general to open source software of the community either, and there sure ain't proof of any in this thread.

And come on... a programmer doesn't automatically go to oil companies because he loses his job, Get serious. He'll go to another open source company (Red Hat), some proprietary company, or even just start developing for one of the other dozens of major Linux distros in his free time instead.

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spiderman Member since:
2008-10-23


I've gone over the kernel development statistic over at LWN, and Mandriva only made it out of the noise once in recent history.

I suppose you searched google and found this link:
http://lwn.net/Articles/395961/
This link actually shows that Mandriva was the 9th contributor in term of line of code contributed in 2.6.35, with almost 30000 lines of code contributed.
I suppose you call that noise because you have never done any serious software development. For your information, 30000 lines of code is HUGE.

Patch list please? Evidence? You're the one making the claim.

Please stop being of bad faith. Just use google. Mandriva contributed to Nepomuk, Koffice and a lot of free software. I already told you I have first hand experience with Mandriva contributing to my project. Anyway, you hate Mandriva so there is no point trying to explain how important their contribution is.


CentOS/Scientific Linux/RHEL are actually the best Linux desktops out there. It's not the newest stuff. But unlike with most other Linux distros, it *works*. In fact, it's my primary desktop.

http://www.zdnet.co.uk/news/application-development/2003/11/04/red-...

Granted, Mandriva's been off the radar for some time, so I haven't checked. But based upon consistent past experience with the distro, I'd say the pot's calling the kettle black, here. Poor QA was always Mandr*'s major failing.

Your opinion.

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