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OpenMandriva Lx 4.2 Alpha available for testing

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Here we have the Alpha milestone of OpenMandriva Lx 4.2 release cycle.

Warning: This is an alpha product, and it is not aimed to be used in a production environment.

Alpha release is primarily for testing and bug squashing. Testing is a critical step during development as all bug fixing will take place during this lapse of time.
Therefore we exhort all OpenMandriva users to test our system and report any issue you may find at our forum or at Github Issues.
You can get in touch real time with our developers at IRC channel #openmandriva-cooker on freenode.

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9to5Linux and Fossbytes on OpenMandriva Lx 4.2 Alpha

  • OpenMandriva Lx 4.2 Enters Development with Linux 5.7, KDE Plasma 5.19.3, and LibreOffice 7.0

    The OpenMandriva community announced today the availability for public testing of the first alpha build of the upcoming OpenMandriva Lx 4.2 distribution release.

    Dubbed “Argon,” OpenMandriva Lx 4.2 is the second major update to the latest OpenMandriva Lx 4 series. It comes with up to date packages and GNU/Linux technologies, including the latest Linux 5.7 kernel series and KDE Plasma 5.19 desktop environment.

    In this first alpha version, OpenMandriva Lx 4.2 ships with Linux kernel 5.7.8, which should further improve hardware support, as well as the newest KDE/Qt software, such as the KDE Plasma 5.19.3 desktop environment, KDE Applications 20.04.3, KDE Frameworks 5.72.0, and Qt 5.15, for a better desktop experience.

  • OpenMandriva Lx 4.2 Alpha Released With Linux 5.7.8 And Plasma 5.19.3

    few weeks ago, we saw the development version release of the most popular Mandriva Linux-based distro, Mageia OS. Now another community, OpenMandriva, which also carries on the legacy of the legendary Mandriva Linux, has released an alpha version of the upcoming OpenMandriva Lx 4.2.

    The alpha release is primarily for testing purposes to find and fix all bugs before its stable release. Hence, you should not use it in your production system. It also comes with major changes in core components and software updates.

OpenMandriva Lx 4.2 Reaches Alpha

  • OpenMandriva Lx 4.2 Reaches Alpha

    Along with OpenMandriva working on a rolling-release version of its distribution long ago derived from Mandrake/Mandriva, OpenMandriva Lx 4.2 is coming along as the next stable release.

    OpenMandriva Lx 4.2 pulls in the Linux 5.7 kernel as a significant step forward in its own right, now makes use of the KDE Plasma 5.19 series along with Qt 5.15, KDE Applications 20.04 series, and a variety of other software package updates.

    Aside from many package upgrades, OpenMandriva Lx 4.2 adds Zstd compression support to their kernel build, upgrades its Calamares installer, and has a variety of other alterations.

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