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Initial release Notes

http://blog.mageia.org/?p=492

As promised, the first ISO of Mageia, Alpha 1 (code name Cantine) should be available soon on a mirror near you (or rather, on a mirror on the same planet as you): 32 bits DVD iso and 64 bits DVD iso (live CD will come for next releases). Another piece of good news, we have put all the rpms on the mirrors so fearless developers and testers can do an upgrade from their Mandriva Linux 2010.2 systems. (You may try upgrading from Cooker, but be aware of the various rpm5 issues). Anyway, Mageia will only guarantee upgrading from 2010.2 for the final release, so upgrade from Cooker at your own risk!).

As explained in a previous blog post, this development release should not be used in production. It’s not for regular users and not for reviewers either: it is not ready for that at this point. For now, it is mostly directed to Mageia contributors.This is the very first alpha release of Mageia and a kind of preview of it. This is the result of 2 months of hard work, setting up the Build System and cleaning packages and softwares, as explained in this blog post. That’s why you will not find all your favourite applications available (yet :) ). Packages are imported one by one and progressively after some cleaning. That’s also why you may find some part of the system quite rough, or not as pretty as expected. The new design is not fully integrated yet and we have many temporary images and icons that will be replaced in the coming weeks for the final release. The Artwork team is working hard on it, and already produced a significant part of the work as you can see in the installer and the graphical boot theme.

We know that this release may not impress you that much, nor will it bring anything revolutionary for the moment and this is not one of our goals yet; as we first plan to have a rock solid factory and system.

Releasing this first ISO as it is now means that:

   * We have our own repositories ready, with cleaned up packages and our own policies (software media changes, management of licenses);
   * We have our own build system up and running (and it’s running rather well);
   * Packagers are working hard, and about 4800 packages, updated, made it through the build system;
   * We did bootstrap our own distribution;
   * We got a working ISO to run and install;
   * We have a basic working operating system.
   * In a few words: the power switch is on, the factory is working, teams are organized and all this enables us to deliver a minimum working product, in its first form.

Since the first goal for this release is to get feedback, we have set up a bug tracking system (don’t worry about the Firefox warning about “This Connection is Untrusted”, this is due to our self-signed certificate). You can register an account which will enable you to log in our Bugzilla ( is our central authentication solution). People can also send feedback on the mageia-discuss mailling list, even if we would prefer to use the bugtracker as this will make our work of tracking problems much easier. Please have a look before on Errata.

You can get the list of mirrors on the brand new mirror-managing web interface. The interface is also quite rough, so do not hesitate if you wish to help improving it.

While the release of the first iso is an important milestone, this is just one of the first steps of the long journey, that started some months ago, with the initial announcement of the project. We all hope to be able to prove with this iso that the project is indeed in a quite good shape, and hope you will join us on the Mageia boat toward your next Linux distribution! :)

After this alpha release, our next goal is to refine this product to a stable, pleasant release; that is due by the beginning of June, with several other intermediary (Alpha, Beta and RC) releases expected along the way:

   * Alpha 1 on February, 14th;
   * Alpha 2 on March, 15th;
   * Beta 1 on April, 5th;
   * Beta 2 on April, 26th;
   * Release Candidate on May, 17th;
   * Final release on June, 1st.

Enjoy first Mageia tests and see you for next release!

Download Mageia 1

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Which iso should I download?

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Please read below to get more information about Mageia isos content.

Hybrid isos

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All isos are hybrid isos. You can dump it on a USB key and use this key as an install media using "dd" command.

Mageia DVDs

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The dvds edition of Mageia are 'free' in both senses: it costs nothing and it contains only free and open source software, as defined by the Free Software Foundation and Open Source Initiative. It contains a fully functional distribution with a range of applications aimed at typical desktop use. It must be installed to your hard disk prior to use. This is the ideal edition of Mageia to use if you wish to evaluate a comprehensive Mageia edition, or if you wish to use only free / open source software on your system.

DVD version is the most complete version of Mageia edition. You can choose 32 or 64 bits version depending of your architecture.

Mageia dual arch mini iso

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Mini iso proposes all minimum for a light environment for both 32 and 64 arch. Choice is done when starting installation. This iso will provide very basic graphical environment and minimal installation. This is not targetting very beginner users.

Mageia live CDs

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Live CDs are operating system which boot and run directly from CD, with no installation required, and without making any permanent change to the system on which it runs. The small size also makes it ideal for users with slow or bandwidth limited Internet connections.

You will find 8 CDs images, providing KDE or GNOME graphical environment. Then choose the right languages set following below list:

  • mageia-livecd-1-GNOME-africa-india-cdrom-i586

Afrikaans (af) Amharic (am) Arabic (ar) Assamese (as) Berber (ber) Bengali (bn) English (American) (en_US) Hausa (ha) Hebrew (he) Hindi (hi) Igbo (ig) Kannada (kn) Malayalam (ml) Marathi (mr) Punjabi (gurmukhi) (pa_IN) Tamil (ta) Tswana (tn) Tsonga (ts) Venda (ve) Xhosa (xh) Yoruba (yo) Zulu (zu)

  • mageia-livecd-1-GNOME-asia-noindia-cdrom-i586

English (American) (en_US) Indonesian (id) Japanese (ja) Korean (ko) Thai (th) Vietnamese (vi) Chinese Simplified (zh_CN) Chinese Traditional (zh_TW)

  • mageia-livecd-1-GNOME-europe1-americas-cdrom-i586

German (de) Greek (el) English (Australia) (en_AU) English (Canada) (en_CA) English (en_GB) English (Ireland) (en_IE) English (New-Zealand) (en_NZ) English (American) (en_US) English (South Africa) (en_ZA) Spanish (es) French (fr) Italian (it) Dutch (nl) Portuguese (pt) Portuguese Brazil (pt_BR) Turkish (tr)

  • mageia-livecd-1-GNOME-europe2-cdrom-i586

Bulgarian (bg) Czech (cs) Danish (da) English (American) (en_US) Estonian (et) Finnish (Suomi) (fi) Croatian (hr) Hungarian (hu) Lithuanian (lt) Latvian (lv) Norwegian Bokmaal (nb) Norwegian Nynorsk (nn) Polish (pl) Romanian (ro) Russian (ru) Swedish (sv) Ukrainian (uk) Uzbek (uz) Uzbek (cyrillic) (uz@cyrillic)

  • mageia-livecd-1-KDE4-africa-india-cdrom-i586

Afrikaans (af) Amharic (am) Arabic (ar) Assamese (as) Berber (ber) Bengali (bn) English (American) (en_US) Hausa (ha) Hebrew (he) Hindi (hi) Igbo (ig) Kannada (kn) Malayalam (ml) Marathi (mr) Punjabi (gurmukhi) (pa_IN) Tamil (ta) Tswana (tn) Tsonga (ts) Venda (ve) Xhosa (xh) Yoruba (yo) Zulu (zu)

  • mageia-livecd-1-KDE4-asia-noindia-cdrom-i586

English (American) (en_US) Indonesian (id) Japanese (ja) Korean (ko) Thai (th) Vietnamese (vi) Chinese Simplified (zh_CN) Chinese Traditional (zh_TW)

  • mageia-livecd-1-KDE4-europe1-americas-cdrom-i586

German (de) Greek (el) English (Australia) (en_AU) English (Canada) (en_CA) English (en_GB) English (Ireland) (en_IE) English (New-Zealand) (en_NZ) English (American) (en_US) English (South Africa) (en_ZA) Spanish (es) French (fr) Italian (it) Dutch (nl) Portuguese (pt) Portuguese Brazil (pt_BR) Turkish (tr)

  • mageia-livecd-1-KDE4-europe2-cdrom-i586

Bulgarian (bg) Czech (cs) Danish (da) English (American) (en_US) Estonian (et) Finnish (Suomi) (fi) Croatian (hr) Hungarian (hu) Lithuanian (lt) Latvian (lv) Norwegian Bokmaal (nb) Norwegian Nynorsk (nn) Polish (pl) Romanian (ro) Russian (ru) Swedish (sv) Ukrainian (uk) Uzbek (uz) Uzbek (cyrillic) (uz@cyrillic)