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IBM, Canonical Set to Release DB2 9 For Linux--For Dapper

Apr 12, 2007, 20:15 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brian Proffitt)

"If you thought old releases of Linux were just going to passively lie and wait for the end of their maintenance cycle, think again. Canonical Ltd., the commercial driving force behind the Ubuntu distribution, is planning to announce April 13 that users of its 6.06 LTS release will be able to download and deploy IBM's DB2 version 9.

"This is a departure from the usual method of releasing software for the latest and greatest version of a given operating system--made all the more unusual by the fact that one week from today is the planned release of Ubuntu 7.04, Feisty Fawn, a full two releases past 6.06 LTS..."

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