[ic] Interchange now a Red Hat product
Thu, 01 Feb 2001 16:08:10 -0800
>I am excited to announce that Interchange is now a Red Hat product. This
>will be announced publicly at Linux World in New York tomorrow, Wednesday,
LinuxWorld: Red Hat boosts e-commerce platform
By Ed Scannell
RED HAT BEEFED up its line of Internet-based infrastructure solutions
Wednesday at LinuxWorld Expo, announcing it would add Aktopia's Interchange
e-commerce platform to its lineup.
With Aktopia's product, users looking to piece together an integrated
infrastructure for e-commerce applications have more flexibility to do so
and at a lower cost, according to Red Hat officials. The product joins the
Stronghold Secure Web Server and CCVS' e-commerce payment system in Red
Hat's solutions portfolio.
Like those two offerings, Interchange will be tightly tied together through
the Red Hat Network, which is an Internet-based
So, what's up with AkTopia? Did the author misspell the company name on
accident, or was he implying the Interchange is more like Utopia? (I agree
with the latter, but I think it was the former).
To me, "Interchange will be tightly tied together through the Red Hat
Network" sounds like marketing blather. I assume it means that updated
interchange*.rpm's will be available on RHN, but maybe it is something
more? (Maybe an intelligent bot that checks your install for
non-upgrade-compliant features and intelligently upgrades only what is safe
to upgrade on a per-file basis?)
Anyway, it's probably more accurate to get your information straight from
akopia.com. BTW, I noticed that interchange isn't in the latest RedHat
beta (Fisher 7.1), but that'll probably be fixed in rawhide pretty soon,
right? (That's more of a marketing issue, anyway).
Dan Browning, Cyclone Computer Systems, email@example.com