The RC milestone of OpenMandriva Lx 4.2 release cycle has been released.
Warning: This is a development product, and it is not aimed to be used in a production environment.
Release Candidate has the potential to be a final product.
A short time ago we anticipated the release of Beta in December, and the product got an intensive internal testing. The testers reported that current quality is more close to RC than Beta.
Basically, RC will become the final OMLx 4.2 release very soon, unless we get serious bug reports.
On this regard we exhort all OpenMandriva users to test our system and report any issue you may find at our forum or at our Issues Tracker system.
You can get in touch real time with our developers at IRC channel #openmandriva-cooker on freenode and #openmandriva-cooker:matrix.org in matrix.
Please note development releases ’Update channel’ is set to Rolling by default.
The recommended command to upgrade Rolling system is:
$ sudo dnf clean all ; sudo dnf --allowerasing distro-sync
You can read more about OpenMandriva Release Plan and Repositories, please visit: https://wiki.openmandriva.org/en/doc/release-plan-and-repositories
Major changes since 4.2 alpha:
— The kernel has been updated to 5.10.3
— Qt has been updated to 5.15.2
— KDE products have been updated: Frameworks 5.77.0, Plasma Desktop 5.20.4, Applications 20.12.0
— LibreOffice has been updated to 7.1
— The port to aarch64 (64-bit ARM processors) is completed, and installable images are available for the Pinebook Pro, Raspberry Pi 4B, Raspberry Pi 3B+, Synquacer, Cubox Pulse and generic UEFI compatible devices (such as most aarch64 server boards). More aarch64 hardware support will follow shortly. A PinePhone version is also available (but should not yet be considered RC quality).
Server users will be happy to find OpenMandriva Lx 4.2 to be one of the first distributions that have updated PHP to 8.0.0.
Please read more about the new features at What’s New in OpenMandriva Lx 4.2 RC.
As always, please read the Release Notes and the Errata.
Detailed information about this release can be found in OpenMandriva Lx 4.2 Beta Release Notes