RHEL 7 and a CentOS Plan

Most people reading this blog would already know that RHEL 7 beta1 is now publicly avaialable. If you didnt then you can go download it here : ftp://ftp.redhat.com/redhat/rhel/beta/7/ and see the release notes at https://access.redhat.com/site/documentation/en-US/Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux/7-Beta/html-single/7.0_Release_Notes/index.html

Our plans for CentOS Linux 7 are to still focus testing resources on the upstream RHEL-7 beta, the better the overall quality of RHEL-7 when it comes to release, the better off we are all going to be. So there is little attraction in diluting that testing effort; On the other hand, we want to be a lot better prepaired for EL7 than we were for EL6, so that goal – we are going to do a build, publicly, and call it a limited release for testing. Keep your eyes on the centos-devel mailing list for more information about that, and progress reports on the build effort.

The other free win from a CentOS-7beta build is that people currently using CentOS Linux, wanting to migrate to 7 when its released can start doing their own testing for CentOS specific things, and start reporting issues and helping fix problems they encounter. Basically, the aim is to be a lot better prep’d for the release than we have ever been before.

– KB

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