Let me explain it this way:
Once upon a time, there was a tree full of apes, silently swaying in the branches. Then, one day, quite a large number of said apes climbed down and ran off to form a new colony in a new tree.
This exodus was "big news" that is known to everyone in the world except the lowly monkeys on the ground who happen to use PCLinuxOS. The news item, published on March 30th, is here:http://distrowatch.com/weekly.php?issue=20090330#news
The apes that remained behind in the old tree (if there are any left) continue to remain silent, while the apes that set up shop in the new tree, are vociferously squawking about "Lessons Learned" in their new tree right here:http://forum.unity-linux.org/thread-22.html
There is some speculation that the apes left behind in the old tree may be "slow learners" and have not yet assimilated any of the "Lessons Learned" by their more vociferous brethren in the new tree, which is why we user monkeys of PCLinuxOS on the ground find ourselves playing the role of mushrooms being kept in the dark and find ourselves wondering what is going on among the apes high up in the tree canopy.
If you are an "executive" monkey who needs just a quick summary of what happened, you can find one here:http://pclinuxosuser.blogspot.com/2009_ ... chive.html
Where all this leaves those of us whose businesses depend on a functioning computer, and find ourselves tasked with assessing the risk of using PCLinuxOS from a continuity of business perspective, is a good question. At the moment, there don't appear to be any answers forthcoming.