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Mandriva 2011 will be the next major Mandriva release, scheduled to be released in 2011.
- (complete) Switch to RPM5
Adopt BFS scheduler for netbook and desktop kernels(Instead of BFS, the plan is to include CONFIG_SCHED_AUTOGROUP patch from Mike Galbraith, if the kernel version we will be using doesn't have it already, and enable it by default)
- (complete) Adopt systemd for boot process
- (complete) Adopt networkmanager with ifcfg-mdv plugin by default, leaving net_applet as alternative and inter-operable solution.
- (in progress) Provide a new graphic package manager application with a more modern and simple to use interface
- (complete) Use one desktop environment by default, standardizing the list of applications and visual look-and-feel
- (in progress) Provide unified look-and-feel for dialogs (save, load, printing dialogs) for the applications included in the Desktop distribution
- (complete) New login and desktop UI developed for the Desktop distribution
- (in progress) New UI focused on netbooks and less powerful machines
- (complete) New graphical theme for widgets and UI
- (in progress) Further integration of semantic features into mail, file manager, contact, graphic and text editor applications
- (in progress) Integration of Mandriva configuration tools into KDE control center
- (pending) Provide builds of GNOME, XFCE and LXDE versions of the distribution together with the community.
- (in progress) Improved resource consumption for Mandriva desktop
- (pending) Clean up Main repository and have maintainers for all the packages in Main.
- (complete) Simplify the installer: remove summary step of the installation, and remove desktop selection step. Default desktop and kernel selection will be done automatically, according to the ISO version of distribution used.
- (in progress) Cleanup and rework the list of hardcoded packages: mandi, shorewall, acpi etc...
- (in progress) Update basesystem dependencies and integrate it with busybox to allow a lightweight install using minimal disk space
- (in progress) Improve interoperability with zeroconf applications
- (in progress) Provide a "welcome" application (idea from Bug #32617)
- (in progress) Allow cooker distribution to be developed in parallel with Stable release stabilization. Instead of freezing cooker during the last phases of the development, it will continue as a rolling release, and will be branched into a new stabilization branch where all fixes will go into.
Details of development releases
- Mandriva Linux 2011 Tech Preview
- Mandriva Linux 2011 Alpha 1
- Mandriva Linux 2011 Beta 1
- Mandriva Linux 2011 Beta 2
- Mandriva Linux 2011 RC1
- Mandriva Linux 2011 RC2
Development planning: 2011 planning and delivery
Eugeni Dodonov (aka eugeni) will be the release engineer for all Mandriva Linux 2011 editions. The following editions are planned for each pre-release:
- Desktop: x86-32 and x86-64 DVDs live and installable images with the Mandriva Desktop
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