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    Red Hat to change development model, abandon shrinkwrap

    Red Hat's next major release, codenamed "Cambridge," will not be provided in boxed, retail form, according to company communications with employees and developers.

    Additionally, Red Hat plans extensive changes in its development and distribution model. The changes will begin with development lists being made public, and will be followed by return of package maintanence to the developers themselves. Currently, packages are "handed over" to Red Hat developers, who then tune them for inclusion in a particular version. Under the new system, developers will maintain control of the packages.
    http://www.linuxandmain.com/modules....le&sid=364

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    Re:Red Hat to change development model, abandon shrinkwrap

    hummmss

    i hope they don't do away with ISOs.

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    Re:Red Hat to change development model, abandon shrinkwrap

    This is bad news.... downloading ISO's through a 56k modem is unrealistic. Does this mean that I should begin looking at different distributions? In the past, I've either ordered direct from redhat.com or picked up my boxed sets at CompUSA.

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    Re:Red Hat to change development model, abandon shrinkwrap

    Not sure how they plan to implement this, but Im mildly curious.....this could clearly change the way software is being sold, and revolution of sort.

    Or they could just drop the ball.

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    Re:Red Hat to change development model, abandon shrinkwrap

    My assumption is that you will be able to order from RH but it will just be CD's, nothing special ... same as burnt ISO's.

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    Re:Red Hat to change development model, abandon shrinkwrap

    This stinks.
    I like Red Hat, I guess I will have to try some other version if the decide to drop being home user friendly.


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    Re:Red Hat to change development model, abandon shrinkwrap

    well it kind of does make sense. How many times have you been into a store and seen outdated distros? I know at least for me, all the time.

    I would think increased advertising or something, but i guess they see it differently from financial standpoint. I think it's a step in the wrong direction. Maybe they've given up the desktop game are going for company partnership.

    who knows

    The change in package handling may show an improvement in the quality of Red Hat though.

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