Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 19th May 2012 02:03 UTC, submitted by fran
Mandriva, Mandrake, Lycoris "Just days after the Mandriva community started its own plans for the next release of the French Linux distribution, its commercial sponsor has formally announced that the community will take the lead on all Mandriva Linux development moving forward. In a blog post on the Mandriva SA site, CEO Jean-Manuel Croset ceded control of the Mandriva Linux distribution back to the community at large." Take 'r 'round the shed and put a bullet 'tween 'r eyes already.
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Why would you ?
by gnemmi on Sat 19th May 2012 03:13 UTC
gnemmi
Member since:
2006-08-17

Take 'r 'round the shed and put a bullet 'tween 'r eyes already.

Why would you want to go and do something like that on anything that has such an awful lot of hard work, thought and professional experience invested all over it?

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RE: Why would you ?
by UltraZelda64 on Sat 19th May 2012 05:28 in reply to "Why would you ?"
UltraZelda64 Member since:
2006-12-05

Why would you want to go and do something like that on anything that has such an awful lot of hard work, thought and professional experience invested all over it?

Because then much of that talent could move on to different projects, where it could actually do some good, instead of wasting it on a distribution backed by a company that is like the corporate version of the Titanic? Over the last several years Mandriva's history has mostly been: Sinking, sinking, sinking, sinking, sinking. They get occasional help, but they always continue tanking. They might as well rename themselves Tankdriva.

It's about time Mandriva dies; I've said it many times on DistroWatch's comment's section and probably here too, and I'll say it again: the latest version of Mandriva's distribution is barely even shadow of what it once was, while Mageia truly feels like a spiritual successor of the distribution, a snapshot of when it was still good, but with much more activity.

You like Mandriva's latest? Well then, I can't see why, but you'd be better off just using ROSA Desktop. After all, ROSA helped with Mandriva's latest release to be what it is, and ROSA's distribution is mostly the same. Considering so many Mandriva developers jumped ship to Mageia, and many of the remaining developers later moved to ROSA, Mandriva is dead in the water.

Edited 2012-05-19 05:36 UTC

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RE[2]: Why would you ?
by moondevil on Sat 19th May 2012 06:08 in reply to "RE: Why would you ?"
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

It is very sad to see it go.

In the good old days, Mandrake used to be one of my favourite distributions, like Ubuntu is for me nowadays.

Its support for Pentium only processors and a pleasant desktop experience, when compared with other distributions, was great.

But then they started going into the wrong direction...

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RE[2]: Why would you ?
by NuxRo on Sat 19th May 2012 08:20 in reply to "RE: Why would you ?"
NuxRo Member since:
2010-09-25

+1 kill Mandriva s.a. - by now I'm sure it has lost most of its customer and the rest are looking to move anyway. Piss poor management, a lot of wasted dev talent and a perfect example on how to shit on your community.

http://www.itwire.com/opinion-and-analysis/open-sauce/54808-mandriv...

+1 for Rosa! It rocks!

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RE[2]: Why would you ?
by zima on Sat 19th May 2012 16:30 in reply to "RE: Why would you ?"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06
RE: Why would you ?
by bassbeast on Mon 21st May 2012 10:25 in reply to "Why would you ?"
bassbeast Member since:
2007-11-11

Because all you are doing is reinventing the wheel over and over and over? The problem with linux is you have too few devs spread over too many projects and it shows. look at the bug trackers for any major distro and see how many bugs are two years old or more...there are a LOT of bugs that old.

It seems each bunch changes just enough to make their work not really relevant to the others and that is just a shame. Imagine how quickly bugs could be fixed if there were only 3 or 4 to work on instead of the hundreds on distrowatch?

In the case of Mandriva its even more pointless as much of the community and devs went with the 2010 fork (Mageia I think?) so all you will end up with is a zombie distro like Xandros, alive in name only but all but dead because everyone has moved on.

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