Bug 89136 - unidentified abbreviations in guides and release notes
Summary: unidentified abbreviations in guides and release notes
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1
Classification: Red Hat
Component: rhl-ig-as-x86
Version: 2.1
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Valerie Rodgers
QA Contact: Tammy Fox
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-04-18 03:50 UTC by Peter
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:06 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-04-21 14:34:33 UTC
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Description Peter 2003-04-18 03:50:51 UTC
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Description of problem:
The installation guides, release notes, etc for the various versions of Redhat 
Enterprise Server do not state what the ES, WS, or AS actually mean. I'm 
guessing that AS is for Advanced Server, but what are the others? A very brief 
outline of what the releases are, and perhaps any major differences or uses 
from the other releases would be quite useful. 

Redhat Enterprise Linux ES.
If ES stands for Enterprise Server that would be a bit silly and redundant.
Redhat Enterprise Linux Enterprise Server?

Redhat Enterprise Linux WS.
Does WS stand for workstation?

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
rhel-ig-es-x86(EN)-2.1-HTML-RHI (2003-01-31T11:13-0400)

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
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Additional info:

Comment 1 Valerie Rodgers 2003-04-21 14:34:33 UTC
The suffixes AS, ES, and WS don't really stand for anything. Their intent is to
identify the variants of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux product suite.   See the
whitepaper entitled "An Overview of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux product family"
at http://www.redhat.com/software/rhel/whitepapers/ for a thorough description
of the variants and how they differ from one another.

That said, we could add a summary description of each variant to the
introduction for each book in the Red Hat Enterprise Linux documentation set. 
But, again, the identifiers AS, ES, and WS are not going to be "translated" or
"expanded" in these descriptions.

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