Ximian: Ximian Releases Red Carpet 2.0
May 15, 2003, 21:00 (0 Talkback[s])
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
"Ximian, Inc... today announced the availability of Red Carpet
2.0, a new version of its desktop client software that allows users
to manage Linux software installed on workstations and servers.
Users will benefit from a streamlined user interface, powerful new
functionality for finding installed packages and recording
installation history, and the ability to manage software on systems
other than their own. With the new features, Ximian customers will
be able to deploy more flexible software management solutions that
reduce the total cost of Linux installations.
"Red Carpet version 2.0 incorporates the Red Carpet Daemon,
which can integrate installed machines into larger Linux software
management solutions. Running in the background, Red Carpet Daemon
scans the Linux applications and packages installed on a system. It
automatically resolves software dependencies and monitors for and
detects conflicts when a user intends to install new software using
the Red Carpet graphical client interface. This integration enables
end users or administrators to perform remote updates using Red
Carpet on any Red Carpet Daemon-installed system..."