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First alpha?

Postby hansmicheelsen » Mar 17th, '18, 13:27

May I please very humbly ask when the first alpha of Mga 7 will appear?

Sorry for seeming impatient, but I'm a very eager Mageia user and it always makes me so happy when new Mga is released
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Re: First alpha?

Postby isadora » Mar 17th, '18, 13:51

Schedule can be followed through:
https://wiki.mageia.org/en/Mageia_7_Development
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Re: First alpha?

Postby morgano » Mar 18th, '18, 10:35

There is a pretty big update soon coming to Mageia 6: Plasma 5.12, QT5, KF5, and related.
After that there will probably be released a respin of Mageia 6 install medias with all updates since release; Mageia 6.1
Note that everything in 6.1 will be coming through normal updates to existing Mageia 6 installs.
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Re: First alpha?

Postby orts » Apr 10th, '18, 17:01

isadora wrote:Schedule can be followed through:
https://wiki.mageia.org/en/Mageia_7_Development


It actually do not tell us anything. ;)

Mageia 6 was under development for 2 years, and after nearly 9 month with Mageia 6, we haven't seen anything from the development of Mageia 7. Has something gone wrong somewhere?
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Re: First alpha?

Postby isadora » Apr 10th, '18, 19:12

You can see development at Mageia App Database, and also there are updates to Cauldron every day:
http://madb.mageia.org/rpm/list/release ... pe/updates
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Re: First alpha?

Postby orts » Apr 10th, '18, 19:43

Thanks, will Mageia 7 be ready this summer?

If I remember it right, I think Mageia was supposed to have a release cycle on 9 or 12 month. But anything can go wrong, and every plan can run in some difficulties and will have to be changed, than mayby there is a new release cycle I have overlooked.
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Re: First alpha?

Postby doktor5000 » Apr 10th, '18, 20:04

orts wrote:If I remember it right, I think Mageia was supposed to have a release cycle on 9 or 12 month.

No, it's 18 months. Check https://www.mageia.org/en/support/#lifecycle

if you are all so eager about the next Mageia release, then feel free to sign up for the qa-discuss mailing list and register yourself as QA tester, see https://wiki.mageia.org/en/Pre-release_ ... ticipating
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Re: First alpha?

Postby benmc » Apr 10th, '18, 21:57

doktor5000 wrote:feel free to sign up for the qa-discuss mailing list and register yourself as QA tester


please do.

also have a look here => https://wiki.mageia.org/en/Cauldron
if you have space you can create a new instance of Mga6, (just a single partition large enough to contain it, ~10Gb seems enough for all desktop install), change the mirrors to "cauldron", update, and you are running cauldron.

for me it has been very stable, so it will give you an idea as to how far away Mga7 alpha / snapshot-1 is.

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Re: First alpha?

Postby orts » Apr 10th, '18, 22:28

You don't answer my questions, I'll try again :)

Isn't there an difference between release cycle and lifecycle?
I found this here http://blog.mageia.org/en/2011/07/17/ma ... -planning/
Has that changed?

Will Mageia 7 be released this summer?
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Re: First alpha?

Postby benmc » Apr 11th, '18, 00:30

Hi orts.

sorry for the confusion.

there have been a few "hiccups" with regard to Mga5/6 these last few months: spectre and meltdown.
effort has been placed in mitigating these issues for users.
I support the decision to look after existing users and maintain the security of running systems.
When meltdown and spectre are "attended to", there is also an enormous update concerning Kde Application Stack bug 22660, (plasma5) KF5 stack bug 22658, and qt5 stack bug 22657.
when these items are deemed stable by QA they will be released.
Due to the size of these updates, which need to be run as a single update by the user, there is also work to be done also synchronising the mirrors before release, as a partial update of these packages will cause the users system to become unusable.
then, once this update is released, a new .iso for Mga6 that includes all updates will be put through QA , and when ready, released.
then work can start on creating Mga7!

so, due to external factors, Mageia 7 release is delayed.
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Re: First alpha?

Postby orts » Apr 13th, '18, 14:14

Thanks benmc :)
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