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

Macxi terraagua at gmail.com
Sun May 20 16:39:44 CEST 2012


I think Is possible to create the Mageia page in wikipedia again, but if it is 
like before, it will be deleted again.


I saw the page Mageia (en) which was deleted in googlecach (some days ago) and I 
saved it on my computer and it helps give an idea of ​​how to modify and improve  
to prevent it is not deleted again.

I make available a copy of it through a link from the dropbox:

To avoid being eliminated again, I think it is necessary to meet the criteria of 

There are many other pages of the worst linux distro that's Mageia, but I 
believe that in this case, maybe have occurred was a junction of two events the 
one hand, the accuracy of deletionists of wikipedia, but on the other,  may be 
need to a better editing of mageia page of wikipedia, and to include all these 
verifiable evidences, these independent and verifiable sources, that the Mageia 
already have.

Perhaps the drastic attitude, of deletionists of wikipedia can result in 
something good: to make the community edit a great Mageia page on wikipedia - 
with more important information for people to better understand the mageia

Maybe we need to add a lot of sources that we know are available on the 
Internet. Maybe, for people to know the differences, to be published a table 
comparing the technical aspects of Mandriva and Magea

Mandriva 2010.1
KDE, Gnome etc - RPM - MCC - systemd - Dracut?

Mageia 1
KDE, Gnome etc - RPM - MCC - sysvinit - initrd?
Mageia 2
KDE, Gnome etc - RPM - MCC - systemd - Dracut?

Mandriva 2011
KDE                     - RPM v5* - MCC - systemd - Dracut?

(* I think this information is important, because I imagine that this system RPM 
v5 makes the repositories of Mageia incompatible with the repository of Mandriva 
2011 and the Rosa.

(see: https://forums.mageia.org/en/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=495&start=25#p9180 )

Any person registered can create the page again, but someone has to help edit it 
to get better, to prevent it is not deleted again.

Below is a suggested text, with some reference.

(excuse me for my mistakes in english)




Mageia'''' 'is a linux distribution, an operating system based on Linux kernel, 
graphics and environments with multiple applications to be installed in various 
types of computers, is [[free software] ]  [[GLP]]. It is a [[fork - 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fork_%28software_development%29]] Mandriva 2010.1, 
so it is based on RPM (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RPM_Package_Manager ) 

Mageia was created in 2010, and  developed by the community of users and 
developers, under the coordination of Mageia.org, French nonprofit organization,  
manages and coordinates the distribution, code and software hosting and 
distribution, builds system, and carries out marketing, fosters communication 
and events.

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]

== History == 

The Mageia was established in 2010 as a folk Mandriva 2010.1, for a group of 
former employees of Mandriva and several other developers and users and 
supporter of the Mandriva community. Although created in 2010. the events that 
led to the creation of Mageia relate the economic crisis of the Mandriva company 
and its commercial approach and a great distance from the user community of 
Mandriva Linux distribution, generating complaints.

 The Company MandrakSoft, former name of the Company Mandriva, filed for 
bankruptcy in 27/janeiro/2003. In 2004, he accepted plea agreement to pay the 
debt allowing the acquisition of several companies (Edge IT, Conectiva and 
Linbox), changing its name to Mandriva.

In 2006, Mandriva fires one of its founders and main developers, Gael Duval. 

The crises of the company Mandriva Mandriva has led some officials to discuss with 
the community of developers and users, in 2007, the the creation with the 
creation of an entity (http://foundation.zarb.org/wiki/index.php/Main_Page ) to 
make the distro's development closer to the community and a more stable aela But 
discussion was not carried forward.

In April 2010 came news that the sale was Mandriva (http://www.presence-
pc.com/actualite/Mandriva-Linux-39261/) and that there could be dismissal of 
employees (http://lwn.net / Articles/494786 /) (http://lwn.net/Articles/494506/) 
(http://lwn.net/Articles/441916/) which generated concerns about the end of the 
Mandriva Linux distribution, but was denied by the company 

    On September 17, 2010 Mandriva the company held a General Assembly that 
approved the entry of new shareholders in Russia 
(http://lwn.net/Articles/406467/), and also decided not to rehire the employees 
of the Mandriva team (Edge IT in France). The next day, in 18/setembro/2010 
these terminated employees (who were mostly responsible for the development and 
maintenance of the distribution Mandriva), decidiramm, create Mageia with the 
support of many members of the community of developers, users and employees 
Mandriva Linux, an attitude explained by a public statement. 
The procedures for the organization of the new Linux distribution began to be 
reported via the Mageia Blog (http://blog.mageia.org/en/2010/09/21/thank-you/), 
which can be found the reports of the tasks and challenges of creating the 

In 26/novembro/2010 announced the creation of Mageia.org 
(http://blog.mageia.org/en/2010/11/26/news-about-the-association/), French 
nonprofit organization (Association Loi 1901), an entity required to undertake 
formal aspects of the development of Mageia.

== Versions == 

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]

== Goals ==

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.

== Name == 

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]

== References == 

    ^ [https://wiki.mageia.org/en/Archive:Mageia_1_supported_locales 
"Archive:Mageia 1 supported locales] - Mageia wiki". Wiki.mageia.org. Retrieved 
"Mageia 1 Release Notes - Mageia wiki"]. Wiki.mageia.org. Retrieved 2012-04-20.
    ^ [http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=mageia a b 
"DistroWatch.com: Mageia"]. 2012-04-29. Retrieved 2012-04-29.
    ^ [http://www.mageia.org/en/about/2010-sept-announcement.html a b c "A New 
Linux Distribution".] Mageia. 2010-09-18. Retrieved 2012-04-20.
    ^ [http://distrowatch.com/ "DistroWatch"]. Retrieved 2012-04-20.
    ^ [http://www.muktware.com/blogs/1878 "Mageia Goes For 9 Month Release 
Cycle"]. 2011-07-18. Retrieved 2012-04-20.
    ^ [https://wiki.mageia.org/en/Cauldron "Cauldron - Mageia wiki"]. Retrieved 
    ^ [http://www.waybeta.com/news/85180/mandriva-linux-bifurcation-mageia-
project-released-the-first-alpha-version-of-_mandriva-linux/ "Mandriva Linux 
bifurcation Mageia project released the first Alpha version of _Mandriva Linux"]. 
waybeta. Retrieved 2012-04-20.

== See also == 
Portal icon 	Free Software portal

    [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mandriva_Linux Mandriva Linux] distribution
    [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mandriva Mandriva, SA] (corporation)
    [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PCLinuxOS PCLinuxOS] — another Linux 
Distribution based on Mandriva Linux
    [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unity_Linux Unity Linux] — a Mandriva-based 
distribution designed to be a base for end user distributions.

== External links == 

    [http://www.mageia.org/ Official website]
    [http://wiki.mageia.org/ Mageia Wiki]
    [https://www.mageia.org/mailman/ Mailing lists]

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