De ontwikkelaars achter Mandriva Linux hebben de najaarsupdate van versie 2010 van hun Linux-distributie uitgebracht. Mandriva Linux richt zich naar eigen zeggen op gebruiksvriendelijkheid en is in een groot aantal vertalingen beschikbaar. Het maakt gebruik van de door Red Hat ontwikkelde RPM Package Manager en het is dan ook eenvoudig om software toe te voegen. De belangrijkste verbeteringen in deze release zijn hieronder op een rijtje gezet.
Mandriva 2010.2 is out
Please welcome the Mandriva 2010.2 release, which is coming to a mirror nearby you right now!
As announced previously, Mandriva 2010.2 is an incremental update on top of Mandriva 2010.1, incorporating all the security and bugfix updates since its release.
Just to give you some statistics about what changes in 2010.2 when comparing to 2010 Spring (also known as 2010.1), these are some of the numbers.
Since the 2010.1 release, the secteam has released a total of 5055 RPMs via official updates, counting both security and bugfix advisories, across 272 different packages.
Of course, some of these packages were updated more than once (for example, firefox and thunderbird went through several releases since 2010.1), so if we count the latest versions of all the updates, Mandriva 2010.2 will have a total count of 2522 officially updated and supported rpm packages since the Mandriva 2010.1 release.
If we count the total number of packages which will be available with Mandriva 2010.2 version that were updated since the 2010.1 release, it gives us a whooping number of 6312 modified packages (considering updates, backports and testing medias). And in total it gives 34GB of updated packages across all the medias and architectures.
With such a big number of updated packages, we decided to release an updated version of Mandriva 2010 Spring incorporating these packages – Mandriva 2010.2 – which we proudly release now.
And of course, the development and support will not stop now! As usually, we will continue supporting all the packages during the lifetime of the distribution. In the next few weeks, there will be updates for KDE and OpenOffice.org packages, among the usual security and bugfix advisories and updates.