Bits and pieces about the Distro

Posted in Release, Products, English, Mandriva at 2:06 pm by François Bancilhon

Mandriva Spring right on time!

We are delivering our Spring Distro on time, i.e., on the very same day we had planned 6 months ago. Thanks to the hard work of the developers in France, Brazil and elsewhere, thanks to the help of all the contributors, without whom none of this could happen, and thanks to Anne’s – how should I put it– gentle, but very firm stewardship. It’s a great distro and we’re proud of it.

Contributions to the Kernel

The Linux foundation recently published information on who contributes to the kernel development. Out of the 30 or so companies which contribute significantly to the kernel, there are only three distribution editors: Red Hat, Novell and Mandriva (and none other). We are happy and proud to do it. And please remember, when you buy Mandriva products or services, you help us contribute to the Linux kernel.

Manbo Labs

We reached the end of our first cycle of Manbo Labs. We set up this joint development effort with our friends from Turbolinux in the Fall of 2007. It was not easy at first since we had different cultures and approaches, but we learned how to work together. The first delivery of Manbo Labs now serves as the core of our Mandriva 2008 Spring distro. Turbolinux will base its next product on the same core. We are happy we did this together, it allowed us to invest more in the core technology. As announced, the core components are all available under a free and open source license


  1. tinks said,

    April 8, 2008 at 3:18 pm

    Very happy to see Mandriva in the top linux kernel contributors list. Among the variety of major GNU/Linux distributions, the best hardware support I ever had was only from Mandrake/Mandriva. My so far experience signifies its present position in the mentioned list. Keep going..

  2. A.Faith said,

    April 8, 2008 at 5:53 pm

    very happy to hear that 2008.1 spring will be released on time! yesterday I posted a teaser on my blog and I was concerned if it will make it in time. hopefully, it will :D

  3. grendal said,

    April 8, 2008 at 6:35 pm

    I’ve tried quite a few different distros, but I always go back to Mandy. Why? Because for me it works and is easy to use. I can set it up the way I like in no time, no muss / no fuss. I look forward to the spring release!

  4. DraKeDalfa said,

    April 8, 2008 at 8:40 pm

    Mandriva is a great Distro continue like that

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