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From: Eugeni Dodonov <eugeni <at> mandriva.com>
Subject: Mandriva 2010.2
Newsgroups: gmane.linux.mandrake.cooker.devel
Date: Thursday 23rd December 2010 01:24:10 UTC (over 8 years ago)
Hi all,

Please welcome the Mandriva 2010.2 release, which is coming to a mirror 
nearby you right now!

As announced previously, Mandriva 2010.2 is an incremental update on top 
of Mandriva 2010.1, incorporating all the security and bugfix updates 
since its release.

Just to give you some statistics about what changes in 2010.2 when 
comparing to 2010 Spring (also known as 2010.1), these are some of the 

Since the 2010.1 release, the secteam has released a total of 5055 RPMs 
via official updates, counting both security and bugfix advisories, 
across 272 different packages (a bit more right now, because some of the 
updates were released these days).

Of course, some of these packages were updated more than once (for 
example, firefox and thunderbird went through several releases since 
2010.1), so if we count the latest versions of all the updates, Mandriva 
2010.2 will have a total count of 2522 officially updated and supported 
rpm packages since the Mandriva 2010.1 release.

If we count the total number of packages which will be available with 
Mandriva 2010.2 version that were updated since the 2010.1 release, it 
gives us a whooping number of 6312 modified RPM packages (considering 
updates, backports and testing medias). And in total it gives more than 
34GB of new and/or updated packages across all the medias and

With such a big number of updated packages, we decided to release an 
updated version of Mandriva 2010 Spring incorporating these packages - 
Mandriva 2010.2 - which we make available to you all right now.

Yes, I have to assume that not all things went as smoothly as they could 
have (Murphy Law stroke hard at us this time); and unfortunately it 
caused some problems in between. Well, lesson taken, and we will do 
better next time.

Of course, the development and support for both 2010.1/2010.2 and 2011 
distribution versions will not stop now! As usually, we will continue 
supporting all the packages for all the supported distributions during 
their entire lifetimes. In the next few weeks, there will be updates for 
KDE and OpenOffice.org packages, among the usual security and bugfix 
advisories and updates. So stay tuned!

And finally, once again, I would like to thank you - the Mandriva 
community - for everything you are doing for Mandriva distribution. Yes, 
sometimes there are discussions; yes, sometimes there are issues arising 
where they should not have happened; yes, sometimes some of the 
decisions do not please everyone. But even with all those misfortune 
events the Mandriva distribution stays alive and strong - thanks to you!

So, as promised - Mandriva 2010.2 is here, as gift to you all from us. 
Enjoy it, and have a Happy Holidays :).


Eugeni Dodonov
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