Mandriva 2011 is almost finished, the final Images are being built, and next week it will be released for the world :)
We have lots of good stuff to show between them I’ll highlight the great work from our coworkers of ROSA lab (www.rosalab.ru , in russian) :
SimpleWelcome – a revamped menu for KDE4, focusing usability and ease of use.
TimeFrame – a new utility for Nepomuk (a great tool for semantic desktop) that made easy follow your activities and show recent open photos and documents
RocketBar – the new taskbar for Mandriva Desktop
StackFolder – quick view for your folders with usability in mind
Sphere – a tool for technical support
MandrivaSync – the cloud service from Mandriva
Besides that, we have a new look and feel for Dolphin file manager and a totally revamped user interface all around including new themes for grub, plymouth, KDM, KDE Splash, KWin, Metacity,integration themes for GTK/QT , a new icon pack and some shine new wallpapers ;)
Other nice tool, that will be available in the repositories is the new Mandriva Package Manager (MPM) that was developed for our team here in Brazil (special thanks to jvdm and paulob), and we are willing to listen you users so we can create an even better look and feel.
I will not talk about all that boring system stuff (RPM5, systemd, highly tested kernel,NetworkManager and such) in this post because I think that this is our basic obligation as Linux developers to work on, and foment all the great work of the community, so I choose to focus this post on the new fancy stuff that we bring to the community.
So as you could see, it was busy months of work, and we are working hard to bring you a good looking and high usable system. :)
Soon more news about what is coming and where to get your own Mandriva 2011 Desktop.