Ximian to Roll Out Red Carpet Enterprise
Beta testers tout the usability of the behind-the-firewall solution.Open-source desktop company Ximian on Monday will release Red Carpet Enterprise, a behind-the-firewall solution that provides users with centralized software maintenance and version management for Linux servers and workstations. The Red Carpet Enterprise deployment consists of a server storing Linux software that is distributed to workstations and servers; a process or interface for controlling how this software is updated; and a method for initiating the updates on various corporate machines. Administrators can set up the Red Carpet server, using either a Web-based administration console or a command line interface, to centrally configure and distribute software selections, manage users or organize groups of machines for software installation and updating.
Updates for workstations and servers can be initiated automatically "on demand" by Red Carpet client users, or unattended on specified schedules using the Red Carpet Daemon and its Autopull capability.