Mandrakelinux Distribution Roadmap Clarifications

Friday, March 25 2005 @ 10:04 AM CST

Contributed by: Linegod

Mandrakesoft has announced a new one year release cycle for its next distributions. The press release is available at the following URL:

Here are some clarifications for Club members and the rest of us.

Limited Edition release

* Club Members will have prior access to the Limited Edition indeed, before all other users, beginning of April

* There will be a free download available for CDs and DVD, four weeks after the Club release, 3 CDs, one DVD as usual

* Security updates will be provided. The exact period remains to be defined, we will let you know as soon as possible.

New release cycle

* There will be Club releases several times a year, plus one annual Official release. Your input will be highly valuable for designing the exact form of these Club releases. You dear Club Members can help us innovate!

* There will be available downloads of the CDs and DVD, in correspondence with the annual cycle. The only change actually relates to the Official release cycle and to the name scheme: Official distros, like the Château Lafleur Petrus, will have the name of the year. All other production cycles - Cooker, Download, Community - will remain roughly unchanged.

* The release following the Limited Edition will go out around October 2005 (2006 edition)

* All along the year, Club members will have access to the Club releases ISOs they're entitled to, through BitTorrent or HTTP. We might also propose new products, to which Club members will have prior access of course!

Read this article online, with Club members comments:

New Service On Club: Download DVDs via HTTP

DVD ISOs can now be downloaded through HTTP by Club members. To gain access to the mirrors, just login to the Club, fill in the online form available at the URL below, and you will receive a list of mirrors to download the DVD ISO of your preferred distro!

URL of the form:

Here are the DVDs that can be downloaded by Silver members and above:

- Mandrakelinux-10.1-PowerPack-DVD
- Mandrakelinux-10.2beta1-DVD.x86_64

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