[lsb-discuss] LSB Distribution Status for 3.2 and 4.0

Wichmann, Mats D mats.d.wichmann at intel.com
Wed Aug 20 06:49:43 PDT 2008

to repeat, the originally referenced page is NOT a page of certified distributions.   It's a non-authoritative discussion of the status of various distributions that might be interesting to various people, including a number that will never certify.

I wouldn't use the Navigator for authoritative information, as it's only updated "periodically".  For certified distributions, go directly to the certification system.

From: brian at proffitt.org [mailto:brian at proffitt.org] On Behalf Of Brian Proffitt
Sent: Wednesday, August 20, 2008 7:41 AM
To: Wichmann, Mats D
Cc: Darren Davis; Gaurav Jain; lsb-discuss at lists.linux-foundation.org
Subject: Re: [lsb-discuss] LSB Distribution Status for 3.2 and 4.0

I am in the process of updating a new version of this page on the LDN site (http://ldn.linuxfoundation.org/lsb/certified/distributions). My version, however, is based on the page mentioned below. I found a table (http://www.linuxfoundation.org/navigator/browse/distr.php) on the Database Navigator site, which I believe is more up to date. However, it does not show LSB version information. Can someone fill in the blanks, especially on the newer distribution versions?

I can then maintain this chart over on LDN.


On Tue, Aug 19, 2008 at 11:31 AM, Wichmann, Mats D <mats.d.wichmann at intel.com<mailto:mats.d.wichmann at intel.com>> wrote:
Darren Davis wrote:
> Gaurav Jain wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I'm interested in knowing the distribution list for LSB 3.2 and 4.0
>> compliant distributions.
>> The link at http://www.linuxfoundation.org/en/LSB_Distribution_Status
>> only has 3.0 and 3.1 information.  Could somebody please provide the
>> information for 3.2 and 4.0?
> I believe that list is accurate.  I am not certain if any distribution
> has certified to 3.2 but I leave that to an LF representative to
> verify.  LSB 4.0 is not a ratified specification yet, so no
> distribution has tested.  You won't see LSB 4.0 distributions until
> next year.

I replied privately, but to summarize:

that page is someone's effort to informally comment on the
status of various distributions beyond just a list of
what's certified (and does include a link to the certification
page).  As such, it's now substantially out of date, missing
the last three releases of the community distributions Fedora,
Ubuntu and OpenSUSE, and three or four of Mandriva. So it's probably
approaching two years old.

The page should probably be removed unless someone wants to
undertake maintaining it.
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