Technical preview of Mageia ARM port
The Mageia project has announced the arrival of a first preview of a Mageia port for ARM processors. According to the developers, the Mageia ARM port, code-named "arm eabi", will use the hard float feature of Cortex family processors. It currently includes several development tools, basic network services, Firefox and LibreOffice and a full GNOME desktop environment – a minimal version of KDE is also included.
Further details, including information on how it was built and compatible hardware, can be found in a post on the Mageia blog. The developers note that, as the port is a technical preview, "not all Mageia packages are available". Those interested in testing the technical preview of the Mageia ARM port can download it from one specific project mirrors.
Mageia was forked in September 2010 by a group of former Mandriva employees and contributors because of concerns over the future of the Mandriva Linux distribution. The project's aim is to provide a straightforward-to-use, free and open source Linux distribution, with integrated system configuration tools and improved system, desktop and application integration. The project's first stable release for x86 processors, version 1.0, was released earlier this month.
- Mandriva community fork Mageia 1.0 released, a report from The H.