[Mageia-discuss] page of Mageia in wikipedia (in english) has been deleted

Macxi terraagua at gmail.com
Fri May 18 19:11:43 CEST 2012

Em sex 18 mai 2012, às 11:57:31, Doug Laidlaw escreveu:
> I will leave it to you.  Perhaps the objections can't be sustained; I
> didn't see the original pages.  But they suggest that standards were
> not met.  Being on a list where these things are talked about, will be
> an advantage, of course.
> Doug.


Thanks for talking with me about this. I will continue talking with you, I just 
commented that I am discussing there too. 

I think that the text of Mageia (in English) in Wikipedia is no longer available 
on the Internet, nor googlecach. 


I copied the text of the page Mageia-en (at googlecach) when it was still 
available, some days ago. This can help rebuild the new page.



Wikipedia: Mageia - en

The webcache.google of page is here:
http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/s ... en&ct=clnk

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Mageia Mageia Logo
Mageia 1
Mageia 1 with KDE SC 4.6
OS family Unix-like
Working state Current
Source model Free and open source software
Latest stable release Mageia 1 / 1 June 2011; 11 months ago
Latest unstable release Mageia 2 RC / 9 May 2012; 2 days ago
Available language(s) Multilingual[1]
Update method urpmi[2]
Package manager RPM
Kernel type Monolithic (Linux)
Userland GNU
Default user interface KDE Plasma Desktop / GNOME
License GNU GPL & Various others.
Official website

Mageia is the name of a non-profit organization and Linux distribution that was 
founded in 2010. The Mageia organization manages and coordinates the 
distribution, code and software hosting and distribution, builds system, and 
carries out marketing, fosters communication and events. [3] [4]

The first release of the software distribution, Mageia 1, took place in June 

According to DistroWatch, Mageia is the 7th most visited Linux-based operating 
system on their site as of April 2012 and it is the third most visited RPM-based 
Linux distribution behind Fedora and openSUSE.[5]

1 History
2 Versions
2.1 Latest version
2.2 Development version
3 Goals
4 Name
5 See also
6 External links
7 References


On 18 September 2010, a group of former Mandriva employees and community 
supporters announced that Mandriva Linux was being forked and a new community-
driven distribution would be created, called Mageia.[4] This action followed the 
dismissal of most employees working on the Mandriva distribution when the 
Mandriva-owned company Edge-IT was liquidated. The group explained that they "do 
not want to be dependent on the economic fluctuations and erratic, unexplained 
strategic moves of the company".

Mageia is released on a 9-month release cycle and each release is supported for 
18 months.[6]
Latest version

The latest stable version is Mageia 1, released in June 2011.
Development version

The development version of Mageia is known as Cauldron and is what becomes the 
next release of Mageia.[7]

The following goals were listed in the organization's announcement on 18 
September 2010:[4]

Make Linux and Free and Open Source Software straightforward to use for 
Provide integrated system configuration tools;
Keep a high-level of integration between the base system, the desktop (KDE, 
GNOME, etc.) and applications; especially improve third-parties (be it free or 
proprietary software) integration;
Target new architectures and form-factors; and
Improve understanding of computers and electronics devices users.


The term "mageia" — μαγεία in Greek — means "magic" in English. It is a 
reference to Mandrake (the magician), the original name of the Mandriva 
distribution (Mandrake Linux).[8]
See also
Portal icon Free Software portal

Mandriva Linux distribution
Mandriva, SA (corporation)
PCLinuxOS — another Linux Distribution based on Mandriva Linux
Unity Linux — a Mandriva-based distribution designed to be a base for end user 

External links

Official website
Mageia Wiki
Mailing lists


^ "Archive:Mageia 1 supported locales - Mageia wiki". Wiki.mageia.org. Retrieved 
^ "Mageia 1 Release Notes - Mageia wiki". Wiki.mageia.org. Retrieved 2012-04-20.
^ a b "DistroWatch.com: Mageia". 2012-04-29. Retrieved 2012-04-29.
^ a b c "A New Linux Distribution". Mageia. 2010-09-18. Retrieved 2012-04-20.
^ "DistroWatch". Retrieved 2012-04-20.
^ "Mageia Goes For 9 Month Release Cycle". 2011-07-18. Retrieved 2012-04-20.
^ "Cauldron - Mageia wiki". Retrieved 2012-04-20.
^ "Mandriva Linux bifurcation Mageia project released the first Alpha version of 
_Mandriva Linux". waybeta. Retrieved 2012-04-20.

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