Written by rugyada Saturday, 19 April 2014 00:01
OpenMandriva Lx 2014 RC1 is here!
The announcement at OpenMandriva Blog:
Phosphorous burns very hot and very fast and is the perfect name for our latest RC1 release of OpenMandriva Lx.
This release candidate has been optimised for boot speed and you will find our latest kernel release that will ensure that you will be able to interact seamlessly with the new KDE-4.12.4 that has been included. The new kernel has the very latest scheduler as well as featuring UKSM to which one of our team have been contributing packages. UKSM is a kernel memory management tool which aims to reduce duplicate data in system memory and as a result increase the kernel responsiveness. Of particular note are some patches that partially correct a misinterpretation of the USB standard. This will improve device compatibility and ensure that device reawake properly after suspend or hibernate.
Introduced into this release is another major improvement, that is, support for UEFI booting although in it’s infancy we hope that in supporting this functionality we will allow more people to use our desktop system.
We are also pleased to announce the inclusion of the LibreOffice 126.96.36.199 office suite. This release of LibreOffice is much quicker to load that previous releases and is a major improvement over previous versions.
After a great deal of work by one member of the Cooker team Java enthusiasts among you will be happy to find the very latest Java stack and in particular the most up to date version of the Eclipse development environment (Kepler).
Our workshop team have been busy too and they have included a big surprise!!
You may be wondering why this RC candidate has been delayed; well after much internal debate we delayed the release of RC1 so that we could include KDE 4.12.4 so as to bring you the very best quality of release candidate.
Our Cooker and QA teams have been working literally night and day to root out and eradicate those nasty little black crawly things that seem to infest the dark, little used places of a distribution. We have tried to visit them all and sweep them clean but should you find any who have escaped our gaze we hope that you will report them to us quickly so we may fix them before final release.
There is not enough space here to cover all the updates and improvements that have been made but we hope you will greatly enjoy a voyage of discovery as you explore our desktop.
Presenting this RC1 we also thank all of the testers and bughunters, who work with us in one team, and without whom it would not have been possible to do the job!
Read more at OpenMandriva Blog
For more information please follow 2014.0 release notes.
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