John Morris | 7 May 04:04 2005

White Box Enterprise Linux 4

Yes it has been delayed a few weeks longer than planned, but this baby
is finally born!

White Box Enterprise Linux 4 is now moving to the mirrors.  The i386 iso
images are widely distributed as I type and the x86_64 and source images
should appear within 24 hours.  The rest of the tree will be populated
as bandwidth permits.  As usual a torrent is also running, currently
with two seeds and a dozen downloads already in progress.

  * This release is starting out with i386 (ia32) and AMD64
(x86_64/ia32e) ports built from the exact same source package set, which
is RHEL4 updated with all errata released through April 30.

  * The kernel is an exception to the WB naming convention. This is done
to allow 3rd party binary modules intended to be used on RHEL4 to load
on White Box Enterprise Linux 4. So while the SRPM in origSRPMS and the
SRPMS directory have the same name they are slightly different. 
Specifically, the WB package is modified to build a normal package
outside of RH's Beehive build cluster and to change the name of the
module signing key to say White Box.  The install media is also not
updated with the errata kernel for compatibility with driver discs.

  * Many packages are modified to change Trademarks and references to
Red Hat where such use might cause confusion. These changes go a little
deeper than on the previous 3.0 release.  Their name remains on packages
they claim authorship on, of course, and it also remains in places where
changing it would cost binary compatibility. For example the full arch
is still i386-redhat-linux-gnu since many things would break if that
were to be changed.

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