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ComputerWorld: First Linux development platform standards released

Oct 11, 2000, 22:35 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Todd R. Weiss)

"The new LDPS standards will be adhered to by some of the largest Linux distribution companies, including Caldera Systems Inc., Corel Corp., Red Hat Inc., SuSE Linux AG, TurboLinux Inc. and VA Linux Systems Inc., the group said...."

"The new specifications will mean that Linux developers will be able to work with standardized tools, kernels and libraries that will allow their work to function properly across other Linux distributions, McNeil said."

"By using the LDPS, developers will be able to create and distribute software more quickly across the spectrum of Linux distributions, including Caldera OpenLinux 2.4, Conectiva Linux 5.1, Corel Linux OS Second Edition, Debian GNU/Linux 2.2, Linux-Mandrake 7.0, Red Hat Linux 6.2, SuSE Linux 6.4 and TurboLinux 6.0, according to the Free Standards Group."

"Dan Quinlan, president of the Free Standards Group, said in a statement that "LDPS is but the first of many planned specifications that are aimed to help both open-source developers and companies port applications to Linux. Having a single development reference to work from will greatly simplify the process of building Linux-based applications."

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