"The company's next version of their software, LinuxPPC 2000
Q3, can be described by the maxim: 'Evolution, not
"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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