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MacSlash.com: Jason Haas speaks about LinuxPPC

Sep 29, 2000, 19:54 (0 Talkback[s])
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"The company's next version of their software, LinuxPPC 2000 Q3, can be described by the maxim: 'Evolution, not Revolution.'"

"Jason Haas says, "Our next release is mainly a bug fix and stability bit. Our next major release, which will probably be early next year, should be more on par with RedHat 7." Currently, LinuxPPC 2000 Q3 is based on RedHat 6.2, "with some very nice enhancements," adds Haas. What those enhancements might be seem to be left in the air for the moment as Jason did not further comment upon them. However, he did mention, "There have been some new developments we're going to roll in, so it'd be more like a 'RedHat 6.5' (which doesn't exist) than their 6.2."

"To those concerned that LinuxPPC is slowing the distribution's growth, Jason has this to offer, "Calling it LinuxPPC 6.5 would be pretty accurate: Linux 1999 was originally called "Release 5,: and 2000 was our 6.0. So, we're really not far behind any schedule for advancing the distribution." Historically, all Q3 releases from LinuxPPC have been maintenance releases that tie up the loose ends, fix most of the outstanding bugs, and pave the road for the migration to the next generation LinuxPPC distribution. Haas sums up one part of their focus with 2KQ3 saying, "Blatantly copying RedHat 7 would give us a potentially unstable compiler and glibc, so we're not doing that. (glibc is Linux's spiritual equivalent of a System file."

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