[Mageia-discuss] Is LTS still considered?
andre999mga at laposte.net
Wed Nov 2 09:28:45 CET 2011
Juan R. de Silva a écrit :
> On Tue, 01 Nov 2011 08:00:48 +0100, Maarten Vanraes wrote:
>> If you want to help in some way or other, we would gladly accept it.
> Well, I'm afraid I couldn't be in much help right now. You see, I'm not
> actually using Mageia on a daily basis yet. I installed it upon release
> to see what it would be like. I do run it from time to time just as a
> test drive. So, maximum I could provide now is some feedback.
> I was impressed by how much Mageia team succeeded to do in a short period
> of time. I liked Mageia's solid look and feel in general.
> However there was something I personally would like to see changed. I
> mean Mageia Control Center and its tools. I know it was just inherited
> from Mandriva. But I disliked it enormously. I've read it is planned for
> a complete re-design, and I think it is very smart decision.
> So, for now I'm just an interested watcher. And 2 things I've mentioned
> so far, Control Center, and LTS may convince me to join the community in
> the future.
> One thing only could bring Mageia out of my consideration, if all at a
> sudden Mageia team would decide to join "Let's Look Like Smart-Phone"
> madness that lately affected GNOME world.
There are many here, like myself, who are interested in LTS, which only
has to be decided after the release of Mageia 2. That depends largely
on resources available. By just be getting involved, you increase the
chance of it happening.
The control centre is also an area of interest, and already there are
various improvements being discussed and developed. One of many
improvements, the Mageia-appbd project, is in advanced stages of
development. It aims to make querying packages available (and
subsequently installing them) much easier.
You can see a sample of it here:
As you can see, it is already usable, and under active development.
Here is the projet's home page:
As for the "Smart-Phone madness", as you put it, I couldn't agree more.
Being a Gnome user, that affects me directly, and although initially
Gnome will have the classic Gnome appearance available, who knows about
the future. There are other desktops which use much of the Gnome
infrastructure which will likely continue a more classic presentation.
As well, Mageia has KDE. We intend to keep supporting a wide range of
BTW, it would be interesting to know what exactly you don't like about
the Mageia Control Centre. The more feedback we have, the more we can
address any perceived weaknesses. In addition to the ideas we already
In all, since we are a community based distro, without an active
commercial interest, it is the participation of the community that
determines our direction. That includes any feedback we get from
observers such as yourself, but also more active involvement in
discussion, promotion, documentation, translation, packaging and
development, among other things. So any way you would like to
contribute will be appreciated.
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