I’ve been running the build 2315 for a week by now, and I have to say that it works beautifully. Many thanks for the good job to all the OMV devs! The installer was absolutely bug-free for my UEFI system, and the flicker-free boot was also impressive (although I’m not sure why acpi_osi has to be ‘Windows 2012’ LOL).
The question, however, is in software management. We currently have DNF anf URPMI, but no decent GUI for either of that. Plasma Discover doesn’t work as expected and sometimes it doesn’t work at all. It often hangs at installing something without giving any meaningful feedback. It is very crappy and unusable, but it is certainly not the OMV fault.
Surprisingly I haven’t found DNF Dragora in OpenMandriva repos, which is strange, because Mageia’s DNF Dragora shoudln’t be too difficult to port to OpenMandriva. So I started to build the necessary packages myself. I want top point out the following:
- OMV already has libyui, one of Dragora’s dependencies, which is good;
- DNF Dragora has quite a few SRC.RPM packages, which takes extra time to rebuild one by one;
- Currently OMV is not too friendly when installing build dependencies. If I enter a missing command (like ‘cmake’), ths system doesn’t tell me that there is no such command, but instead keeps silent, as if cmake was installed but didn’t produce any output. This is kind of strange. Also, I don’t see any package groups in DNF.
So I manually looked up OMV source package names in a web browser and used ‘dnf builddep XX’ to install their build dependencies.
Hope I can get the working Qt-based DNF Dragora interface some time soon!