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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
After Mandriva 2009.0 Beta 1 release, here are some news on the Cooker front :
* Improving mdkapplet behaviour : Many users have noticed in the past that sometimes rpmdrake or urpmi ( or any Mandriva tools willing to install a package ) may be blocked sometimes with the criptic "urpmi database locked" message. This message was due most of the time to mdkapplet. Indeed, mdkapplet will check regularly the updates medias, and if they have been updated, it will update the urpmi database. During this phase, the urpmi DB will be locked, and so others applications won't be able to install packages. A long thread start on Cooker ML to discuss this issue and see how things could be improved. During the discussion, Thierry Vignaud provide some clarifications about mdkapplet behaviour. cf mdv bug #38817
* Xmetisse and Xgl in contrib : Paulo Cesar Pereira de Andrade ( Mandriva Xorg maintainer ) asked to move move x11-server-xgl and x11-server-xmetisse to contrib. Please note that upstream Xgl is no longer supported and thus even for ATI/AMD graphic cards users, whereas Metisse is somewhat in sleep mode.
* Refreshed installer UI landing in cooker :