The long anticipated release of Mageia 6 has been delayed for several months, causing some people to wonder at the health of the project. The developers have posted a commentary on the current situation on the distribution's blog: "For months we've been saying 'the next ISO images will be published within a few weeks.' And that's still how we see it. And actually lots of ISO images have been made, each one improving over the previous one, and Mageia 6 Stabilization Snapshot 2 will be very different from Stabilization Snapshot 1, because during all this time development has been going on, bugs have been fixed, packages have been updated, artwork has been integrated, etc. The good news is: Mageia 6 is really going to be good. And actually it already is, for all those who already run the packages from Cauldron, the development branch. So why not release it now? Well, let's try to give you some insight..." The Mageia project has encountered a number of issues during the testing phase, some of which have the potential to serious problems at install time. The developers are being cautious and holding back the release of Mageia 6 until all the significant bugs have been squashed. You can read more on the current status of Mageia 6 in the project's blog post.