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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 ...