The Mageia team has recognized that the new version, Mageia 6, will be delayed for a long time, something that will annoy some users but the truth is that the Mageia Community is under-resourced therefore, a specific date cannot be established.
And while it arrives the new Mageia 6, Mageia users will be able to try Mageia 5.1, an update to the current version that makes Mageia 5 still a current and effective distribution, with bugs and problems corrected.
Mageia 5.1 will not be a new version but rather an update to Mageia 5 that will include bug fixes and new software, specifically new versions of important programs or software. In this case have pointed to be included the new kernel 4.4 LTS, a kernel more updated and with greater support than the kernel 3.19 with which Mageia 5 came. Mageia 5.1 will arrive as a system update, so it will not be necessary to change the installation disks or reinstall anything, as it will be done through Internet.
Mageia 6 will be late but with the latest software versions
But this delay in dates will be taken advantage of by the team. Although Mageia 6 is expected to be released at the end of October, the truth is that the latest versions of the most important software will be included, not only the 4.4 kernel will be included but also they are trying to include Plasma 5.8 LTS and Gnome 3.22, the latest versions of the popular desktops.
Meanwhile, for those who are curious, several developers have created a web to show the progress of the new version of Mageia, something that is still curious and unique within the world of distributions.
In any case, Mageia development continues, happy news for those of us who once knew and tried the old Mandrake and that now we can test not only in Mageia but also in OpenMandriva, but at the end of the day, we can continue to enjoy his philosophy Do not you think?