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OpenMandriva Lx is a Linux distribution forked from Mandriva Linux. It is published by the OpenMandriva Association.

OpenMandriva Lx
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OpenMandriva Lx 4.0 Einsteinium with KDE Plasma 5 interface
DeveloperOpenMandriva Association and Cooker group
OS familyLinux (originally based on Mandriva Linux)
Working stateCurrent
Source modelOpen source[1]
Initial releaseNovember 22, 2013; 6 years ago (2013-11-22)
Latest releaseLx 4.0[2] / June 16, 2019; 5 months ago (2019-06-16)
Latest previewLx 4.1 Alpha 1[3] / November 10, 2019; 21 days ago (2019-11-10)
Update methoddnf (command line) and dnfdragora (GUI)
Package managerRPM.org (RPMv4)[4][5]
PlatformsIA-32, x86-64, i586, ARM, ARMv8-A
Kernel typeMonolithic: Linux
UserlandGNU
Default user interfaceKDE Plasma 5, KDE Plasma 4, LXQt
LicenseFree software (mainly GPL)
Official websitewww.openmandriva.org

HistoryEdit

Origin of the distributionEdit

OpenMandriva Lx is a community Linux distribution. Originally an offering of Mandriva Linux, the OpenMandriva product was created in May, 2012, when Mandriva S.A. avoided bankruptcy by abandoning the development of its consumer product to the Mandriva community.[6][7] The first stable version (OpenMandriva Lx 2013 "Oxygen") was released in late 2013.[8][9]

OpenMandriva AssociationEdit

The OpenMandriva Association was established on December 12, 2012 under 1901 French law, to represent the OpenMandriva Community.[10] It manages free software projects including OpenMandriva Lx.

OpenMandriva Lx development environmentEdit

OpenMandriva Lx's development environment is an ABF (Automated Build Farm) which can manage the source codes, compile it to binaries. Also ABF creates the package repository and ISO images.[11][12]

VersionsEdit

In late 2013, the first version of OpenMandriva Lx was released. It was based on Mandriva Linux 2011, which was itself an amalgamation of ROSA Linux and Mandriva SA.[13][14][15][16]

OpenMandriva Lx 2014 "Phosphorus" was released on 1 May 2014.[17][18][19][20] The release had a very positive review from one of the founders of the initial Mandrake Linux distribution, Gaël Duval.[21]

OpenMandriva Lx 2014.2, codenamed "The Scion", a bugfix release for 2014.1, was released on 29 June 2015.[22][23][24][25][26]

During 2015, OpenMandriva released an alpha version of OpenMandriva Lx 2015. As the operating system was developed all 2015 year, in 2016, the version was released as OpenMandriva Lx 3.0 Beta.[27] This new release came with significant changes to the core system — among other things, it was the first desktop Linux distribution that was built completely with the Clang compiler instead of GCC.[28]

A stable and final release of OpenMandriva Lx 3.0 was released in August 2016,[29][30] followed by 3.01 in December 2016[31][32] and 3.02 in June 2017.[33] This was followed by OpenMandriva Lx 3.03, which was released in November 2017.[34][35]

After releasing OpenMandriva Lx 3.03, OpenMandriva Lx developers started dropping support of i586 processor architecture in OpenMandriva Lx 4.0.[34][36]

The development of OpenMandriva Lx 4.0 continued on for two years after Lx 3.03 was released.[37][38][39][40][41][42][43][44]

The OpenMandriva Lx 4.0 stable release arrived in June 2019.[45] Among many other changes, this release is notable for switching to the DNF package manager for software management[46], including Mageia's dnfdragora to replace rpmdrake.[47]

Version historyEdit

Version Code name[48] Release date[48] End-of-life date Kernel version
Old version, no longer supported: 2013.0 Oxygen 2013-11-22 2014-05-28[49] 3.11.8
Old version, no longer supported: 2014.0 Phosphorus 2014-05-09 2017-11-21 3.13.11
Old version, no longer supported: 2014.1 Phosphorus 2014-10-26 3.15.10
Old version, no longer supported: 2014.2 The Scion 2015-06-29 3.18.12
Older version, yet still supported: 3.0 Einsteinium 2016-08-14 TBA 4.6.5
Older version, yet still supported: 3.01 Einsteinium 2016-12-25 4.9.0
Older version, yet still supported: 3.02 Einsteinium 2017-06-21 4.11.3
Older version, yet still supported: 3.03 Einsteinium 2017-11-21 4.13.12
Current stable version: 4.0 Nitrogen 2019-06-16 TBA 5.1.9[50]
Legend:
Old version
Older version, still supported
Latest version
Latest preview version
Future release

Development versionsEdit

Version Release date Kernel version
4.1 Alpha[3] 10 Nov 2019 5.3.9
4.0 RC[51] 12 May 2019 5.1.0
4.0 Beta[47] 9 February 2019 4.20.4
4.0 Major Release Alpha 1[5] 25 December 2018 4.19.8
4.0 Alpha[52] 6 September 2018 4.18
3.0 RC1[53] 19 July 2016 4.6.4
3.0 Beta 2[54] 27 June 2016 4.6.2
3.0 Beta 1[55] 6 April 2016 N/A
3.0 Alpha[56] 24 April 2015 3.18.11
3.0 Pre-Alpha[57] 3 February 2015 N/A
2014.0 RC1[58] 18 April 2014 3.13.10
2014.0 Beta[59] 24 March 2014 3.13.6
2014.0 Alpha 2[60] 28 February 2014 3.12.13
2014.0 Alpha[61] 31 January 2014 3.12.8

OpenMandriva Lx 2013.0Edit

 
OpenMandriva Lx 2013.0

OpenMandriva Lx 2013.0 was released on November 22, 2013 with codename "Oxygen".[13][14][15][16]

This version was the first release of OpenMandriva Lx, and was the fork of Mandriva Linux 2011.0. The version includes KDE 4.11.2. Menu in OpenMandriva Lx 2013.0 was SimpleWelcome, and also this version included media player ROSA Media Player 1.6, Mozilla Firefox 25.0, LibreOffice 4.1.3 and the Linux kernel 3.11.6.

OpenMandriva Lx 4.0Edit

OpenMandriva Lx 4.0 will support ARM64 (aarch64) and ARM v7 (armv7hnl) architectures.[43][41] After arriving RISC-V board, OpenMandriva will start porting distribution to open source CPUs.[41]

The first alpha version of OpenMandriva Lx 4.0 was released on September 6, 2018.[52]

The OpenMandriva Lx 4.0 Major Release Alpha 1 was released on December 25, 2018[5], the Beta was released on February 9, 2019[47] and the Release Candidate was released on May 12, 2019[51].

The OpenMandriva Lx 4.0 final release was announced on 16th June 2019[62].

In this version, OpenMandriva Association announced that OpenMandriva Lx 4.0 have switched to RPMv4 and dnf has replaced urpmi.[5] Due to that, rpmdrake also has replaced by Dnfdragora.[47]

ScreenshotsEdit

More screenshotsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  38. ^ 4.0 — Wiki en OpenMandriva
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  43. ^ a b OpenMandriva Lx 4 Launching Soon with KDE Plasma 5.13, GCC 8.1, and Linux 4.18, Softpedia News
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  58. ^ RC1 is released! – OMA blog
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  61. ^ 2014 Alpha – Carneval time!
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