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CookerWeeklyNews - March 2007 [ [[CwN20070326 in English]] ] - [ [[CwN20070326Fr en fran├žais]] ] - [ [[CwN20070326Es en espanol]] ] - [ [[CwN20070326De Deutsch]] ] -
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===General Information===
- [[http://archives.mandrivalinux.com/cooker/2007-03/msg03108.php Cooker is now in FREEZE mode]] to prepare 2007.1 release candidate according to [[http://wiki.mandriva.com/en/Releases/Mandriva/2007.1/Development#Schedule_Estimation this schedule]].
- see [[http://www.linux-wizard.net/index.php?id_blog=120 the inside man VI]] by Fabrice Facorat (damn he made it too fast !)

===enhancing hardware support===
- it all began with Adam Williamson [[http://www.happyassassin.net/2007/03/08/more-hacking/ hacking video cards detection]] and [[http://www.happyassassin.net/2007/03/05/worky-worky/ rationalizing ldetect-lst for nVidia and ATI]]. ldetect-lst is the Big List Of Recognised Hardware.
- then a discussion about [[http://archives.mandrivalinux.com/cooker/2007-03/msg02996.php Dell including Linux in their installation]] led to discussion about a [[http://archives.mandrivalinux.com/cooker/2007-03/msg03140.php hardware team]] to enhance pci.ids management in management, relying on upstream work which can benefit all distrbutions.
- this is no easy task as some (hum, well, proprietary) drivers [[http://archives.mandrivalinux.com/cooker/2007-03/msg02964.php drop "old" hardware support as shown with latest nvidia-97xx]] (Geforce 3 & 4 are only supported with nvidia-96xx).
- kernel 2.6.17.11mdv already includes [[http://wiki.mandriva.com/en/Development/Ideas/Mandriva_2007.1/Kernel many backports that were suggested]], I'm most happy with uvcvideo being included for my webcam on my HP 9000dv laptop.

===addition of packages===
- [[http://archives.mandrivalinux.com/cooker/2007-03/msg01499.php Lenny asked for packages in contrib]] that could be included in PWP+
- Pierre Jarillon suggested [[http://archives.mandrivalinux.com/cooker/2007-03/msg01761.php to add many graphics programs]] listed by Andre Pascual (from linuxgraphics) among which [[http://xaraxtreme.org/ Xara LX]], [[http://ayam.sourceforge.net/ Ayam 3D]], [[http://www.wings3d.com/ Wings 3D]], [[http://www.graphiteone-cad.com/en/index.htm Graphite One]] (in plf ? missing source code :/), [[http://www.cadcam.co.at/freiter/gCAD3D_en.htm GCad3D]] (hum, freeware, no source code found :/): CAD packages would be a plus in the distribution

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