Mandriva Linux 2010 Alpha 2 also available now..

Source / Credit : Mandriva Wiki

Mandriva : ftp://ftp.nara.wide.ad.jp/pub/Linux/Mandrakelinux/devel/iso/2010.0/

Some info about Mandriva Linux 2010:

KDE 4.3 RC 3

This pre-release includes the lastest RC release of KDE 4.3 (also know as 4.2.98). This release will add many new features to KDE 4, including some that were notably present in KDE 3 but lacking in KDE 4.0, 4.1 and 4.2, along with some brand new features. It should also provide a more stable desktop experience than KDE 4.2. A list of features planned for KDE 4.3, along with their current status, can be found here. There is a shorter prose write up of several of the new features, based on Beta 1 rather than Beta 2, here and here 2 and here 3 .

Other KDE related updates:

  • KOffice 2.0.1,
  • Amarok 2.1.1,
  • Digikam 1.0 beta 3,
  • Kipi plug-ins 0.5.0.
  • KMess MSN Live instant messenger 2.0.0.

GNOME 2.27.5

GNOME 2.27.5 is the latest development version of GNOME which will finally lead to stable version 2.28. It contains latest version of GTK+ with client-side window. This feature should reduce window flickering. You will find in repository, GNote, a C++ port of Tomboy. Alpha versions of Mutter, Zeitgeist are also available. These will be the basis of future version GNOME 3.0. A notable planned change will be improvements in GNOME Media with : Webcam support and Live streaming recording in sound-recorder or podcaster.

Xfce 4.6.1

The Xfce 4.6.1 is also included. This page contains information on the changes, fixes and improvements to be found in version 4.6, including support for the freedesktop.org menu standard (which is used by Mandriva), a new configuration system along with several new settings applications, and a new audio mixer. Changes in Xfce 4.6.1 are available here. As usual, Xfce can be installed on Mandriva Linux 2010 Alpha 2 by installing the task-xfce package.

Kernel 2.6.31 RC4

This second alpha version comes with RC4 of 2.6.31 kernel.

X.org server 1.6.2

The major new release of the X.org server, is included in this alpha. It is mostly a bug fix release. You can find the changes in this version on this web page. New driver version for Intel graphic chipset should improve performance and stability, thanks to DRI2 and UXA architecture.

Drakxtools

Many bug fixes in this alpha2 version especially in network management tools.

A new tool has been added: tomoyo-gui. Install this package using urpmi or rpmdrake. This is a completely new frontend for Tomoyo. Tomoyo is the new security framework used by default instead of AppArmor.

Change in device permission handling

Starting with Alpha 2, devices ownership is no longer changed to console privileged users. Instead, ACL are set and removed by udev on the fly. If you find any regression in device access, please fill bug reports.

apache

apache-2.2.12 now has native upstream SNI support (server name indication extension (RFC 4366)) previousely added as a third party patch added since 2008.1.

php

php has been upgraded to 5.3.0. More info at the php site at http://www.php.net/ as there are simply too many changes to list here.

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