March 13, 2001

2.2-beta of Filesystem Hierarchy Standard released

Author: JT Smith

I'm happy to announce that the 2.2-beta release of the Filesystem
Hierarchy Standard (FHS) is out. The public review begins now and will
end at 09:00 in Universal Coordinated Time, 31 March 2001. After the
public review is finished, we will release FHS 2.2.Please see for more
details about the public review, to download 2.2-beta, and to see the
CVS log.

I would also like to thank Paul `Rusty' Russell, editor of FHS 2.2, for
his recent work on FHS. If you see him, please buy him a beer or
whatever his beverage of choice happens to be. The same goes for Alan
Cox for helping us resolve some FHS 2.2-beta issues.

With Rusty is taking some time off, I'll be handling the beta, so
send comments to the mailing list using the procedure described on the
review page.

About the FHS

The FHS consists of a set of requirements and guidelines for file and
directory placement under UNIX-like operating systems. The
are intended to support interoperability of applications, system
administration tools, development tools, and scripts as well as
greater uniformity of documentation for these systems. The
Hierarchy Standard is an affiliated project of the Free Standards
Group and is part of the Linux Standard Base.

About the Free Standards Group

The Free Standards Group a non-profit corporation organized to
accelerate the use and acceptance of Open Source technologies through
the application, development and promotion of standards. Free
Standards group projects include the LSB - Linux Standards Base,, Li18nux - Linux Internationalization Initiative,, , and LDPS - Linux Development Platform
Specification, For more information on
Free Standards Group, visit

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