[Mageia-discuss] Mageia in the news

Kenneth Marcy kmmos1 at frontier.com
Sun Feb 6 05:24:42 CET 2011

Here is an indication that Mageia, just a few months old, is receiving press 
on a par with much older Linux distribution organizations:

From the desktoplinux.com site one may read:

Recent meetings held among the RedHat, Fedora, Debian, Ubuntu, OpenSUSE, 
Mandriva, and Mageia communities has resulted in an informal agreement on an 
architecture for a common app installer API. Yet the dream of a universal 
GNU/Linux app-store may be much farther off.




From later in the story:

Samuel Verschelde, a contributor to Mageia, the recent fork from Mandriva 
Linux, was quoted as saying that today's ease of use requirements demand the 
concept of applications rather than packages. In addition, he says, "Nowadays 
many graphical package managers lack translated descriptions, screenshots, and 
social interaction such as ratings and comments. As many distributions want 
the same thing, we tried to find a way to avoid unnecessary duplication of 

The article continues, discussing whether a common app store is possible.

See the URL for the complete article.


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