Mageia 8 Beta 1 is already available for download: with Linux Kernel 5.7.9 kernel.

Mageia 8 already offers beta 1 downloads to support 32-bit and 64-bit architectures, which have been followed by feedback from Alpha 1, including many improvements to the installer, new file system support, and better support for arm architecture. Here are the update details:

Mageia 8 Beta 1 is already available for download: with Linux Kernel 5.7.9 kernel.

Mageia 8 Beta 1 update details.

1. Here are some of the main packages included in Mageia 8 Beta 1:

Kernel 5.7.9.

glib 2.31.

gcc 10.1.1.

rpm 4.16.0.

Chromium 81.

Firefox 78.

LibreOffice 6.4.5 (upgradeable to version 7.0).

Plasma 5.19.3.

GNOME 3.36.

Xfce 4.15.2.

2, .idx file contains a complete list of installation packages.

3. The available ISO images are the same as those in Mageia 7, providing installation media for 32 and 64-bit systems, 64-bit real-time images for Plasma, GNOME and Xfce, and 32-bit real-time images for Xfce.

4. Improved ARM support has now been built for all packages for AArch64 and ARM v7, completing the transition from Python 2 to the latest hardware support.

5, the installer has made a lot of improvements, and now f2FS and Nilfs2 have better support.

6. By using ZStd compression, real-time and classic environments have been improved, which will shorten start-up and installation time.

7, the software package management also carried out a lot of work, rpm 4.16 brought many improvements, including automatic SSD detection and improved transaction speed, through the use of ZStd compression to speed up metadata resolution in urpmi, improve the use of AppStream metadata to achieve better integration of GNOME and Plasma technology.

Download the link.

Mageia Project website.