Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 30th May 2007 09:48 UTC, submitted by The RPM Project
Linux At its 10th anniversary and after a period of uncertainty for the RPM community, together with a new roadmap towards version 5.0 the project environment of the popular Unix software packaging tool RPM Package Manager was relaunched under the domain by the newly formed RPM project team, further on lead by RPM's primary developer Jeff Johnson. The primary goals of RPM 5.0 are the additional support for the XML based archiving format XAR, an integrated package dependency resolver, further improved portability and extended cross-platform support. Note: Please note that rpm5 is a fork of the 'real' rpm project.
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RE[2]: RPM5?
by Wemgadge on Wed 30th May 2007 19:31 UTC in reply to "RE: RPM5?"
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Jeff Johnson was the lead developer of RPM while he worked at Redhat. He left Redhat and in order to kickstart development in his absence, Redhat launched to encourage continued development of the project by the wider open source community.
It appears that in response to this initiative, Jeff has launched to continue his work on RPM since it appears that since he left Redhat, his upstream contributions to the project have been largely ignored by the main Linux Distros. Basically it's a fork.

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