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=== Installer ===
 
=== Installer ===
 
We introduced new installed called '''Calamares'''.
 
We introduced new installed called '''Calamares'''.
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Calamares is an installer framework, byy design it is very customizable, in order to satisfy a wide variety of needs and use cases.
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It aims to be easy, usable, beautiful, pragmatic, inclusive and distribution-agnostic.
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More information on [http://calamares.io/about/ Calamares].
  
 
=== LLVM/clang ===
 
=== LLVM/clang ===

Revision as of 22:13, 14 April 2015

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It is recommended that you read the latest release notes 3/Release_Notes on our wiki.

What's New in OpenMandriva Lx 3?

This is a new OpenMandriva Lx release from the OpenMandriva Association.

Codename for this release is Einsteinium.


Over the course of the past year we've tried to evolve the way you use your desktop with us. Here are some of the things we've done for 3:

Details on new features

Accessibility

Archiving

Books

Communications

Databases

Development

Editors

Education

Emulators

File tools

Games

Graphical desktop

KDE 4.14.3

We've included the latest release of KDE 4.13.3 with our distribution, bringing with it the latest KDE stable, secure, and reliable KDE release:

We've also included Homerun Kicker as our default launcher.

There are also some changes:

  • KMail is our default email client, which has improved greatly since our last release.
  • VLC is our default video player.
  • plasma-nm which is a great replacement for old networking tool

For more information about KDE 4.14.3, check out the KDE's website.

LXQt

We have prepared LXQt 0.9.0 for our alpha release. LXQt is a lightweight desktop fully written in Qt5.

xfce4

This GTK+ desktop environment has been updated to 4.12 version.

SDDM

A new and lightweight displaymanager, written in Qt5 with QML and provides new features and benefits to enduser, compared to KDM. SDDM will be our default display manager.

Wayland

We are working on many new and interesting shells using new display technology based on Wayland. Currently planned are:

  • hawaii
  • papyros-os
  • orbital

Currently only Weston is working out of box.

Graphics

  • Xorg has been updated to new version 1.17.1
  • Mesa version at 10.5.2 version

Monitoring

Networking

  • Mozilla Firefox has been updated to new version 37.0.1. For more information, see Mozilla's website.
  • NetworkManager at 1.0 version
  • ownClound.org service can bea easily managed with mirall package

Office

  • LibreOffice has been updated to new version 4.4.2

Publishing

Sciences

Shells

Sound

System

Installer

We introduced new installed called Calamares.

Calamares is an installer framework, byy design it is very customizable, in order to satisfy a wide variety of needs and use cases. It aims to be easy, usable, beautiful, pragmatic, inclusive and distribution-agnostic.

More information on Calamares.

LLVM/clang

OpenMandriva decided to give a go for a switch to LLVM/clang as a default compiler, and finally has replaced GCC. Over 90% of packages have been rebuilt with LLVM/clang in our main repository.

Benefits for end user:

  • Fast compiles and Low Memory Use
  • Expressive Diagnostics
  • GCC Compatibility
  • Better object code generation compared to others
  • Object code is optimized for its size

More info can be found here.

Qt5

Has been split into subpackages and updated to version 5.4.1.

systemd

Default init system is systemd with version 219. By default are enabled;

  • systemd-networkd
  • systemd-timedated
  • systemd-timesyncd
  • systemd-resolved

LCMS

We have updated our LCMS to version 2.x, also all software which was dependant on older library has been rebuilded to meet new one.

libarchive

We have decided to make better use of libarchive, and starting from this release by default we use:

  • bsdtar as the default tar program
  • bsdcpio as the default cpio program

Detailed features and benefits can be found here.

Perl

Perl base package has been updated to 5.20.2 version. All perl related software in main repository has been rebuilt with the new version.

Python

Python has been updated to 3.4.3 version and starting from now it has become the default python interpreter over python 2.x.

JAVA

The java stack has been remade in cooker to be 100% compatible with Fedora 21, and the work backported to 2014.1.

Spotlight is a fully functional eclipse 4.3.1.

Terminals

Text tools

Toys

Video

Other

USB Friendly

OpenMandriva Lx Applications

Other Improvements

Booting OpenMandriva Lx

Booting from USB

Booting from DVD

Booting from ISO file

Grub2 entry ( to be added in/boot/grub2/ grub.cfg) :

menuentry "ISO OpenMandriva Lx 2015.0" {
set isofile='/shogun/Downloads/OpenMandrivaLx.2015.0-KDE4.x86_64.iso'
loopback loop (hd0,3)$isofile
linux (loop)/isolinux/vmlinuz0 root=live:CDLABEL=OpenMandrivaLx_2015.1
iso-scan/filename=$isofile rd.live.image toram --
initrd (loop)/isolinux/initrd0.img
}


set isofile='/shogun/Downloads/OpenMandrivaLx.2015.0-KDE4.x86_64.iso'
should be changed to:
'/path/OpenMandrivaLx.2015.0-KDE4.x86_64.iso'


without /home/...., just /user/folder/iso

hd0,3 = /dev/sda3 ;
hd0.2=/dev/sda2 ;
hd1.2= /dev/sdb2
and so on.