Yellow Dog Linux Changelog

New in version 7

March 17th, 2014
  • After a four year hiatus, Yellow Dog Linux is back for POWER! Supporting the latest IBM PowerLinux 7R2 Yellow Dog Appliance hardware, Yellow Dog Linux brings the reliability and functionality of Enterprise Linux 6 along with enhanced features for POWER7 in a 100% open source and free-as-in-beer offering. The following are the versions of the main packages included with Yellow Dog Linux 7...
  • Linux kernel 2.6.32
  • GCC 4.4.6 and 4.7.0
  • glibc 2.12
  • M³ Platform (Optional)

New in version 6.2 (July 29th, 2009)

  • USB boot and install support;
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.29 PPC64;
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.27 PPC32;
  • Added the Xfce 4 desktop environment;
  • Updated IMB Cell SDK to version 3.1.0.1;
  • Updated the OpenOffice.org office suite to version 3.0;
  • Updated Mozilla Firefox web browser to version 3.0.6;
  • Improved wireless support;
  • Improved Shockwave Flash support;
  • Better PS3VRAM support;
  • Updated Gnash to version 0.8.4;
  • Added Libfreevec.

New in version 6.1 (March 21st, 2009)

  • yellowdog-6.1-ppc-DVD_20090201_NEW_PS3.iso
  • Download this DVD if:
  • You are installing on a newer PS3 model. This includes the 80GB PS3 (Model Number 98015 and later) and the 160GB PS3 (Model Number 900006 and later).
  • This ISO contains a patch for a boot issue on the newer model PS3.

New in version 6.1 (November 20th, 2008)

  • Fixstars today released Yellow Dog Linux (YDL) 6.1 for Apple G4/G5, Sony PlayStation 3, PowerStation, and IBM Power Systems. Built upon the CentOS foundation, a derivative of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, YDL 6.1 offers several end-user and development tool improvements. For end users, YDL 6.1 offers an updated Firefox and OpenOffice.org, a vastly improved graphical wireless configuration tool, and the introduction of ps3vram functionality which enables use of PS3 video RAM for temporary storage or swap. For developers, 6.1 offers the latest stable kernel, an updated GCC, the open portion of the IBM Cell SDK v3.1, and through a working relationship with the Barcelona Supercomputing Center, YDL 6.1 now ships with the new Cell Superscalar.