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Firebird 3.0 for Centos 7, Mageia and Fedora

Firebird 3.0 is officially there and I packaged it for CentOS 7, Mageia and Fedora. The packages for Mageia are in Mageia repositories for Mageia Cauldron (the version that will become soon Mageia 6). To not break Libre Office that still rely on Firebird ...

News from the packaging front

In Mageia 5 I packaged Mopidy , so now that Mageia have a arm port, you can make a Mageia music box with a Raspberry Pi and Mopidys. I use my self an old netbook for that with an U-Sabre Mini USB DAC . For Mageia 6 I packaged a backup tool : BorgBackup . ...

Mageia 5 Cinnamon with Fedora chroot

I moved my main home computer to Mageia 5 (it was under Fedora before). I choose Cinnamon because I have it on my laptop and I like it. Since I have to maintain my Fedora packages (Firebird related), I choosed tocreate a Fedora 21 chroot. Here what I did ...

Mageia 4 on time for Fosdem and …

Anne has announced that Mageia 4 is now available just on time for Fosdem ! I updated all the computers at home without any trouble (two under GnomeShell, one under KDE, and the last one now under Cinnamon). We did a full review of the Python stack, now ...

Mageia 1 a Firebird friendly new distribution

Mageia 1 is there : http://blog.mageia.org/en/ It is a community driven project and a Firebird friendly distribution with Firebird2.5.0, PHP, PHP-pdo, Perl, Ruby drivers, Rails adapter, Flamerobin, and Pythondrivers (kinterbasdb and firebirdsql). I'm ...

Mageia : a new GNU Linux distribution

A new GNU Linux distribution is born : Mageia, a Mandriva Linux fork. So why speak about this here ? First, Firebird packages need a maintainer and as I am the one in Mandriva,I will do the same in Mageia Second, this story remind me a little the Firebird ...