OpenMandriva Lx 2014.0 Alpha released
Posted on: 02/01/2014 11:10 AM

OpenMandriva Lx 2014.0 Alpha has been released

OpenMandriva Lx 2014.0 Alpha released


What is in, what to discover?

Kernel and hardware support

Kernel 3.1.[3-5] with special nrjQL flavour
Added support for SQUASHFS_MULTI_DECOMPRESSOR to allow make use of all CPU while booting from ISO

ARM

armv7hl + RazorQt

Boot process

Systemd 208 with all kind of “safe” updates from upstream
A stable and working out-of-box dracut version close to 035 release
Update initscripts to 9.50 to improve compatibility with systemd

X.org

Updated x11-server to 1.15.x and x.org stack stable version
Updated Mesa to 10.x. to provide best graphics experience with free drivers

Networking

Support for realmd for easy and out-of-box user authentication in network environment
Support for firewall and resign from using shorewall and drakfirewall

Fresh artwork

We know you are hungry for it! – will come with Beta! (for grub2, plymouth and KDE environment)

Java

Recreated java stack based on Fedora’s as this will improve overall java applications health condition

KDE

Brand new KDE 4.12.1
Featured more stock KDE apps rather that others
Special feature interest for plasma-mediacenter

Multimedia

Support for ios7 with latest ifuse and libimobiledevice
libdvdcss available in restricted repository
Support MTP protocol through lastest kio-mtp
Gimp 2.8.10 version

Office

Ship scribus 1.5 version
Updated to LibreOffice 4.2

Printing

Updated hplip to 3.13.13
Updated cups to 1.7.1 stable release
Updated s-c-p to bugfixing release.

Drakx tools

Fixed Xfdrake’s recognition function for graphics
Re-fresh drakx stack with many bug fixes

Installer

Reliable working UEFI support
Installation of boot manager allowed on root partition

End user orientation

“HOWTO” explaining how submit bugs and provide useable information
Add on KDE desktop activators to OMV site, google services (maps, translate etc.)
To the release notes added a list of major features that are not yet provided (eg for 2013: UEFI, installation of grub2 on root partition, …)

Server

Switch from MySQL to MariaDB
Added Galera support
Better SOGo integration



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