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openmamba returns to have a single maintainer

From this year the maintenance and development of openmamba have resumed a pace equal if not higher than in previous years. Working with continuity I have producted a substantial modernization of the package base of the rolling version of the


The openmamba project, after the previous announcement, is back up and under development. Thanks to the interest of many users it was possible to restart reviewing its organization and development processes. Now, under the expert guide of the team leader

*** openmamba END OF LIFE announcement ***

The openmamba project officially closes after ten years of life. Website, services and repositories will continue to be available for an indeterminate period. The maintainer and founder of the project wishes to thank all the people that in the years have

openmamba milestone4 (beta) and rolling updates

The development of the rolling distribution of openmamba keeps going since the release of the openmamba milestone3. It’s time to give some updates: milestone4 milestone4 release enters a beta phase. Packages repositories of this milestone release are available and will be synchronized periodically with upstream repositories

openmamba milestone3

After some months in pre-release state, installation media of the milestone3 stable version are available for download with release 3.0.1. Users of existing pre-release milestone3 installations have already received system updates, while those who want to make new installations or use

Linux Day 2015 – Ivrea (Italy)

24 ottobre 2015 At the LinuxDay 2015 held at Ivrea (Italy) there will be a talk about openmamba milestone3: features of the new O.S. release installation and usage   On Saturday, October 24th 2015, from 9:30 am to 06:00 pm, you are all

Migration from MySQL to MariaDB

Following today updates available in rolling release and shortly in milestone3, MySQL database engine will be replaced by MariaDB. MariaDB is a drop-in replacement of MySQL thus providing full compatibility, better performance and most important it is based on the

Pepper-flash plugin for Chromium

Following the recent Chromium updates for openmamba milestone3 and rolling users, it is necessary to install the pepper-flash plugin in order to see the web pages requiring the flash plugin. You may do this by simply running the Pepper-flash plugin from Google Chrome

openmamba adds support for the new Raspberry Pi 2

The new snapshot of the diskimg-raspberrypi image adds support for the new Raspberry Pi 2. The image needs to be uncompressed and transferred on a microSD with an appropriate command, afterwards is it sufficient to insert the microSD card in any Raspberry

New openmamba installation interface

Since this week people going to install openmamba will find a new installation interface based on the Calamares distribution independent framework. Some graphical and funzional aspects still need to be completed but the procedure is already working and provides new