Date: Thu, 13 May 1999 08:42:16 -0400 (EDT) From: Tom Rini <email@example.com> To: Brad Midgley <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Jason Haas <email@example.com>, Subject: Reference Release 1.0.0 A copy of this is available at http://www.crashing.org/pressrel.txt LinuxPPC Developers Reference Release Bloomington, Minnesota--May 13, 1999 The LinuxPPC Developers are now shipping their much awaited LinuxPPC Developers Reference Release. The first release version, 1.0, supports PReP and Apple Power Macintosh computers. The LinuxPPC Developers, a loose coalition of programmers, have developed the Reference Release as a basis for other PowerPC Linux distributions. This release is not intended for general use, but as a set of common software to be used by Linux distributors as the basis of their PowerPC products. The Reference Release will be availabe as two CD images, Install and Source, or as a multiple file download. Everything required to build the source packages and CDs will be included. Various PowerPC Linux manufacturers have already started to use this software or have indicated they will use this software for their distribution development. Mark Hatle, project manager for the LinuxPPC Developers, states "The Reference Release is the first step to ensure that every Red Hat style distribution is compatable. Without a common base to work from there is a lot of duplication of effort in the community." The LinuxPPC Developers Reference Release Red Hat Linux 6.0 Based Including: * Linux kernel 2.2.6 w/ UUSBD * glibc 2.1.1 pre2 * egcs 1.1.2 * XFree86 18.104.22.168 * Gnome 1.0 * KDE 1.1.1 About The LinuxPPC Developers The LinuxPPC Developers are a group of people working on Linux for the PowerPC. While the group works on porting Red Hat Linux to the PowerPC, it does not directly work with Red Hat Software. The Developers have a hand in everything from Linux kernel development to user software development. Their goal is to create a close community of PowerPC Linux companys, users and developers. Please see: http://www.redhat.com for more information on Red Hat Linux http://www.crashing.org/mirrors.txt for distribution mirrors http://gate.crashing.org for more information on development Contact us: Send email to: firstname.lastname@example.org Red Hat is a trademark of Red Hat Software, Inc. Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds. PowerPC is a trademark of International Business Machines, Inc. Apple, Macintosh and Power Macintosh are trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc. All other products mentioned are trademarked and/or registered by their respective companies.