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Contributions to Mageia – April 2018

ActivitiesAs I’m back to work on some package for Mageia… let’s resume from where we stopped also on this blog.


  • areca-backup 7.5

areca-backup wasn’t properly working starting from Mageia 5 because of its dependency to Java (proprietary).

Consider also that areca-backup seems no longer maintained upstream (last version released on August, 26th 2015)  but there are still users that, like me, need that tool to backup/restore important data.

It was thus necessary to make it work with openjdk, with our current version of GTK and so on: that’s why I made a few patches to be able to make it fully functional again ?

  • davmail 4.8.5 (latest version)

The new version is now available in Cauldron.

davmail is awesome when you have to interface your thunderbird to and Exchange Server made available through EWS.

That’s all. See you next month and… thanks for reading



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 😉

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 😉

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 😉
  • 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 😉

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