OpenMandriva Lx 3.0 RC1 Release
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while after Beta2 we are glad to announce OpenMandriva Lx 3.0 RC1 release.
Work for the RC1 has further improved stability and performance. We have now support for the Japanese and Chinese languages so we would really welcome any feedback from those who speak them.
The RC1 brings a number of major fixes:
– i586 release now available
– Install with Calamares now functional so no longer necessary to install through live image
– A longstanding gnupg bug has been fixed
OpenMandriva is a cutting edge distribution compiled with LLVM/clang. Combined with the high level of optimisation used for both code and linking (by enabling LTO) used in its building, this gives the OpenMandriva desktop an unbelievably crisp response to operations on the KDE Plasma5 desktop which makes it a pleasure to use.
The latest release of all the KDE apps is there to support the desktop and help give you a consistent feel.
- KDE Plasma 5.6.5
- KDE Frameworks 5.23.0
- KDE Apps 16.04.2
- Kernel 4.6.4
- Systemd 230
- Xorg 1.18.3
- Mesa 12.0.1
- F2FS support – A filesystem for SSD
Among graphic applications: Krita, ShowFoto and digiKam.
Users already took advantage of one of our latest innovations: the F2FS support, a filesystem designed for Solid State Disks which gives great performance over other filesystems.
You will be able to choose your preferred application launcher from 3 option: Kickoff, Kicker, and the alternative full screen if you like better this new approach.
The CD/DVD burning application K3b, previously only available in KDE4 now available under Plasma5, has been entitled to take part of ISO software
The ISO building program, omdv-build-iso, features improved support for creating personalised compilations.
After the switch from Python 2.x to 3.x, the greeting application oma-welcome rewritten in C++ is fully functional.
For those wishing to use a lightweight desktop environment we also provide LXQt, which brings with it Qupzilla a new and very fast browser based on the QtWebEngine, and the lightweight file manager PCmanFM.
Finally some headline news for the future. There have been rumours (so far unconfirmed) that we may be creating some lightweight desktop releases. One for older, resource limited hardware using LXQt and one for more modern lightweight hardware using the Hawaii desktop combined with the Wayland graphical server.
Stay tuned for further news on this!
We want warmly thank our developers, testers and bug reporters, all Teams, and all people at large who are working hard to make this beautiful distribution.