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Contributions to Mageia – January/February 2015

notvnobeerNo spare time and No Wing Chun make me something, something… go crazy… but do not mind if I do [paraphrasing]



Welcome to a new report of my contributions to Mageia.

As you can perceive by intuition it was difficult to properly maintain my packages and to develop the Mana Tools during the first two months of this year but, I managed to do something you can findย  useful ๐Ÿ˜‰


  • mono-3.12.0ย  o/
  • monodevelop-ย  o/
  • mageia-doc-5.2

Introducing mono during a version freeze was somehow risky but we were providing the aged version 3.4.0 and that could have been difficult to maintain. Moreover I required it for libyui-bindings as the upstream accepted my pull-request enabling mono-bidings for libyui o/


  • qyoto-4.14.3 (as it was broken by the introduction of mono-3.12.0)
  • gnome-do (as it was broken by the introduction of mono-3.12.0)


A huge work has been done rewriting drakfirewall as a manatool but I managed to complete the porting, to test it and to ship it with Mageia 5 ๐Ÿ™‚

This task involved mainly two steps:

  • port libDrakX/network/shorewall to modern perl and making it part of the AdminPanel framework
  • rewrite drakfirewall using Moose, libyui and the AdminPanel framework.

Mageia 5 has been delayed to round all the edges and we are working to build a reliable version as for every release.

See you next month and enjoy Mageia 5 ๐Ÿ™‚


fosdemlogo2013As for the past years, I attended FOSDEM 2013 in Brussels (Belgium, Europe) with the only exception that this year I had the opportunity to also contribute to Mageia, staying at the booth and talking to the people. It was very nice to meet people commonly known only by their nick names on IRC ๐Ÿ˜‰

It was also a good occasion to talk about many interesting topics and to attend the general assembly of the Mageia project.

I had also the opportunity to meet the LibreOffice guys at their booth as like many other people belonging to other extremely interesting FOSS projects ๐Ÿ˜‰

FOSDEM remains a great event and its HUGE success [cit.] is the final confirmation.

I’ve to say thanks especially to someone:

  • my mother that accompanied me this year hoping to better understand Free Software and also to visit Bruxelles and its museums/monuments: she stayed at the ULB with the Mageia staff almost all the time and she helped us at the booth during the general assembly ๐Ÿ˜‰
  • Chris, Maarten, Marja, Oliver and Remco for their great kindness and hospitality
  • Wolfgang who helped me with a Broadcom releated issue
  • All the Mageia contributors!

Below you can find some shots I took during the 2 days event.

Mageia gadgets plus speculoos ;-)
Mageia gadgets plus speculoos ๐Ÿ˜‰
Marja @ work
Marja @ work
Remmy @ work
Remmy @ work
obgr_seneca & tmb
obgr_seneca & tmb
AL13N & eatdirt
AL13N & eatdirt
sebsebseb, AL13N and Ada at the Sunday diner
sebsebseb, AL13N and Ada at the Sunday dinner
Remmy and Marja at the Sunday diner
Remmy and Marja at the Sunday dinner
Mageia stand
Mageia booth was very populated
Mageia stand
People at the Mageia booth
Mageia stand
Contributors @ work