From: Damian O' Sullivan (Damian.OSullivan at domain bcs.ie)
Date: Thu 02 Aug 2001 - 16:30:40 IST
Sorry to people who have already got this. Found it an amusing way of
announcing a beta.
Looks good though. When will we have a distrib with journaling out of ther
box or is that already in Suse?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bill Nottingham [mailto:notting at domain redhat.com]
> Sent: 02 August 2001 13:05
> To: redhat-watch-list at domain redhat.com
> Subject: Announcing a beta release of Red Hat Linux: Roswell
> It has come to our attention that rumors are floating
> regarding the appearance of a Red Hat Linux beta release,
> named ROSWELL. We would like to reassure you that there is
> nothing of the sort.
> No other object has been misidentified as a Red Hat Linux
> beta release more often than Rawhide. Rawhide was updated
> just recently. Reporters probably thought they saw something
> on an FTP site other than Rawhide, but we assure you, it was Rawhide.
> Reports cite that this supposed ROSWELL beta included 4 CDs
> of software, with such things as a 2.4.6 Linux kernel,
> XFree86 4.1.0, KDE 2.2pre, GNOME 1.4, and journaling file
> system support, and included support for both x86 and ia64.
> Were any such Red Hat Linux beta release to exist, it would
> not be recommended for use on mission-critical hardware, and
> any casualties due to data loss, mutation, swamp gas,
> radiation, or strange glowing lights with such a release
> would be scoffed at. Any problems or bugs with such a release
> would most likely be the effect of passing weather balloons.
> These problems would be reported at:
> However, there is no evidence to suggest the actual presence
> of a ROSWELL beta release. Those who claim otherwise would
> best not flaunt their naivete by telling anyone that they saw
> anything other than Rawhide.
> Documents pertaining to this supposed beta release are available at:
> Or, at the following mirror sites:
> Alabama, USA:
> Massachusetts, USA:
> New York, USA:
> Pennsylvania, USA:
Washington, DC, USA:
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