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PLD 3.0 is currently in an early stage of development so even quite radical changes are to be expected.
Arkadiusz Miśkiewicz (arekm at pld linux org) is the current RM.
Development of Th focuses on the following architectures:
Support for Alpha, SPARC and i386 wasn't completely dropped, but those architectures will not be part of mainstream development. Additional information will be available at a later date.
In PLD 1.0 and PLD 2.0 noarch RPMs were placed alongside architecture specific packages. This changed in Th and now all packages are kept under paths corresponding to their target architectures (please see the next paragraph to see how to construct such a path).
In Th, RPMs can always be found under
th/$treename/$architecture/RPMS/ directory. Currently “PLD” and “test” trees will be used (most users will probably want to stay away from the latter) and “upgrades-*” trees might be used after Th's official release. Do note, that the “ready” tree known from PLD 2.0 will not be used in any way that would make it usable to users (assuming it will be used at all).
Th contains, among many other, the following fresh packages:
RPM packages are compressed using LZMA, which results in both substantially smaller file sizes and faster decompression