These new features defy categorization:
Red Hat Linux 5.1 now includes the popular AfterStep window manager. The wmconfig utility has also been enhanced. See the wmconfig man page for more information.
The egcs compiler is now included with Red Hat Linux 5.1. This compiler is being actively developed, and is considered by many to be the next major step beyond the gcc compiler.
However, realizing that when it comes to compilers stability is a good thing, we have retained the gcc compiler as well. In Table 1, you can see the circumstances under which the two compilers are invoked.
Please Note: The commands in Table 1 are symlinks to the appropriate compilers. If you would like to change this behavior, you may change the symlinks. The only thing to keep in mind is that the version of gcc shipped with Red Hat Linux 5.1 was not built with C++ or Objective C support. This means that any makefiles that attempt to issue commands like ``gcc foo.cc'' should be changed to use g++.
The new Electric Eyes utility replaces the shareware xv graphics display program. Electric Eyes (in conjunction with ImageMagick) should be able to handle everything that xv can do, and more.