Mageia 7 Beta 3 release, based on Mandriva Linux branch


Mageia is a branch of Mandriva Linux that was formed in September 2010 and was created by the former employee and contributor of the popular Linux distribution from France.¬†Unlike Mandriva’s business entity, the Mageia project is a community project and a non-profit organization whose goal is to develop a free Linux-based operating system.


Mageia 7 Beta 3 release.


There is still lots to be done before the final release, and the more tests that we can get, the better. There have been large updates to Qt and Plasma, as well as some other key components since beta 2, with the new artwork for Mageia 7 almost ready for integration too.

  • kernel 5.0.7
  • rpm 4.14.2
  • Plasma 5.15.4
  • GNOME 3.32
  • Xfce 4.13
  • Firefox 66
  • Chromium 73
  • LibreOffice 6.2.2


The next step in the release will be the version freeze, where no new versions of packages are allowed without a valid exception, this will likely happen around April 23rd. Once this has happened, the release candidate builds will begin, targetting release around May 6th-12th.