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Info about PLD 2.0 (Ac)

Release Manager

Release Manager is who decides what goes what's not.

Current Ac Release Manager is Hawk.

PLD 2.0 RC1

On March 23rd PLD Linux Distribution team has announced release of PLD Linux 2.0 RC1 isos. Ftp resources contain 11 CDs for each architecture (i386, i586, i686, athlon, amd64 and ppc), miniiso (for i386, i586, i686 and athlon), DVD (for i686, amd64, ppc) and 14 CDs or 2 DVDs of source rpm packages.

Known bugs:

  • PPC isos are not bootable (will be fixed in next release)
  • installation from i686 DVD iso fails on some systems (installer still have some serious problems, most of them should be fixed in RC2)
  • SMP version of 2.6 kernel hangs on non Intel main boards (new, completly reworked kernel packages are almost ready)


Due to many changes/problems/delays there will be no more RCs. Next version will be stable version. It didn't make it before October because Someone(TM) was updating only x86/amd64/ppc part of kernel.spec ignoring sparc and alpha. Now kernel packages are ready and only following things are blocking Ac release:

  • installer doesn't fit on floppies anymore (I'm working on solution. No, using bz2, lzma, etc. would not help here, root fs is simply too big)
  • there are still broken dependencies in main tree, these must be fixed for all architectures
  • to keep Ac more up to date I'm waiting for 2.1.0 packages
  • TODO list for AC-builders

I really wanted to generate ISOs before end of 2006, but that would mean Ac being outdated on its release date (and I don't want that to happen). If solving all of the problems listed above will go smoothly, then Ac ISOs should hit FTP on January, but since everything may happen I can't guarantee that date. However, February is a must.

Update: due to repeating problems with amd64 builder Ac will be delayed again. Sorry folks and yes, I know that Ac looks more like NEST.

ac.1171402129.txt.gz · Last modified: 2007-02-13 22:28 by glen