Welcoming the OpsTool SIG

It gives me great pleasure to welcome Matthias Runge, Rich Megginson and the entire community to the OpsTools Special Interest Group in CentOS. The OpsTools SIG, as they are known, are a group focused on building, testing and delivering tools typically used in operations roles in various types of infrastructure including Cloud deployments, management around… Read More »

Welcome CDN77.com as a CentOS Project Sponsor

Over the years, the CentOS Project infra has exclusively been run on donated hardware, managed by the CentOS infra team from end to end. Most of the edge parts of the content delivery have happened from third party mirrors – these third party mirrors have helped massively in ensuring that we’re able to deliver content… Read More »

CentOS Project group on Facebook is over 20k users

The CentOS Project’s facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/centosproject/ just went over 20,000 users ( its at 20,038 at the moment ). Great milestone and many thanks for all the support. Large chunks of credit goes to Ljubomir Ljubojevic ( https://www.facebook.com/ljubomir.ljubojevic ) for his time and curating the admin team on the Facebook group. And a shout… Read More »

Forcing CPU speed

Most of the time tuned-adm can set fairly good power states, but I’ve noticed that when I want powersave as the active profile, to try and maximize the battery life – it will still run with an ondemand governor; In some cases, eg when on a plane and spending all the time in a text… Read More »

Getting Started with CentOS CI

We have been building out a CentOS Community CI infra, that is open to anyone working on infra code or related areas to CentOS Linux, and have now onboarded a few projects. You can see the web ui ( jenkins! ) at https://ci.centos.org/. Dusty has also put together a basic getting started guide, that also… Read More »

Few changes in CentOS Atomic Host build scripts

hi, If you use the CentOS atomic host downstream build scripts at https://github.com/CentOS/sig-atomic-buildscripts you will want to note a major change in the downstream branch. The older build_ostree_components.sh script has now been replaced with 3 scripts: builds_stage1.sh, build_stage2.sh and build_sign.sh; Running build_stage1.sh followed by build_stage2.sh will give you exactly the same output as the old… Read More »

CentOS Meetup in London 3rd Dec 2015

Hi, We now have a CentOS Users and contributors group for the UK on meetup.com ( http://www.meetup.com/CentOS-UK/ ), and I hosted the inaugural meetup over beer a few days back. It was a great syncup, and lots of very interesting conversations. One thing that always comes through at these meetings and I really appreciate is… Read More »

The portable cloud

In late 2012 I constructed myself a bare bones cluster of a couple of motherboards, stacked up and powered, to be used as a dev cloud. It worked, but was a huge mess on the table, and it was certainly neither portable nor quiet. That didnt mean I would not carry it around – I… Read More »

CentOS Linux 5 Update batch rate

Hi, We typically push updates in batch’s. This might be anywhere from 1 update rpm to 100’s ( for when there is a big update upstream ), however most batches are in the region of 5 to 20 rpms. So how many batches have we done in the last year in a bit ? Here… Read More »

CentOS Atomic Host in AWS via Vagrant

Hi, You may have seen the announcement that CentOS Atomic Host 15.10 is now available ( if not, go read the announcement here : http://seven.centos.org/2015/10/new-centos-atomic-host-release-available-now/ ). You can get the Vagrant box’s for this image via the Atlas / VagrantCloud process or just via direct downloads from http://cloud.centos.org/centos/7/atomic/images/ ) What I’ve also done this time… Read More »