For those not out in Boston this week for the 2013 Red Hat Summit, new details on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.0 have emerged.
While Fedora has had its Fedora Users and Developers Conference (FUDCon) since nearly the Linux distribution's conception, only now are they coming up with a new contributor conference design.
Red Flag Linux, a long-standing Chinese Linux distribution that originated within the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1999, has seen its first major release in years. The Red Hat derived Linux distribution now has many modern open-source packages.
Peter Hutterer has issued unscheduled updates to the X.Org Server 1.13 and 1.14 release series to address a new input security vulnerability on Linux.
David Airlie of Red Hat has pulled in his own QXL KMS/DRM driver into his drm-next Git tree, which means this para-virtual graphics hardware with TTM/GEM support will premiere in the Linux 3.10 kernel.
Less than one month after Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 was released, the CentOS offshoot is now out with its 6.4 release.
Coming out of Red Hat this morning is Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4, which brings an assortment of minor updates for their enterprise Linux customers.
Red Hat has hired another well known name from the open-source Linux graphics driver community.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.9 was officially released on Tuesday. Hitting RHEL 5.9 also marks the start of Production Phase 2 for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 as part of the company's 10-year life-cycle.
The first public beta of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 is now available for testing. RHEL 6.4 is packing many changes, including the integration of Microsoft's virtualization drivers.
ROSA, a Moscow-based software development company focusing upon open-source software projects, has today announced RELS. The ROSA Enterprise Linux Server is yet another clone of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
Libvirt, the virtualization API born at Red Hat seven years ago for interfacing with KVM/QEMU, Xen, LXC, OpenVX, VirtualBox, and other virtualization components, has finally reached version 1.0.0.
With their worst delays hopefully an issue of the past, CentOS 6.3 has been released today as the community alternative to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.3.
This news is a few days tardy, but the videos from the 2012 Red Hat Summit are now available.
Version 4.10 of RPM has been released with many new features.
Hopefully you're not too anxious to know the codename for the future Fedora 18 Linux release, which will serve as the successor to Fedora 17's Beefy Miracle. Red Hat's legal department has caused a delay in coming up with the codename for this Fedora release due out in H2'2012.
While all the major RHEL derivatives are now up to version 6.2 in par with upstream Red Hat Enterprise Linux (see the RHEL vs. Oracle vs. CentOS vs. Scientific Linux benchmarks), ClearOS is still in beta for its 6.2 milestone.
David Airlie officially released the first version of the xf86-video-modesetting DDX driver this week. The xf86-video-modesetting driver is a generic KMS X.Org driver that will work with any kernel mode-setting DRM driver in Linux, but only provides shadow frame-buffer support.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.2 was officially released in December, and even CentOS 6.2 was released quickly, but the Scientific Linux version of RHEL 6.2 was quite slow this time around. Finally, however, Scientific Linux 6.2 is now officially available.
Red Hat's SPICE project that's used in KVM/QEMU virtualization environments is working towards better graphics support, which also includes work on a DRM driver and Gallium3D component for offering 3D acceleration support within guest virtual machines.
While the CentOS crew was very late at releasing CentOS 6.0 as their community spin of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.0, and also late at releasing CentOS 6.1 compared to upstream RHEL 6.1 and the other community EL derivatives, they have improved their turnaround time for the 6.2 release. It's available today.
CentOS 6.0 was released this past summer over 240 days after the release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.0, for which the Linux operating system is based. Released yesterday evening was CentOS 6.1, which this time is only belated by 204 days compared to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.1.
Red Hat has made a freely available beta of their forthcoming KVM-based virtualization package, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.0. The first beta was previously available this summer, but now they're making it available to the community and non-RHEL customers.
One of the open-source projects that hasn't been talked about in a while on Phoronix (over one year) is Red Hat's Plymouth project.
Red Hat announced yesterday the release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.2 Beta. From the press release, "This beta includes a broad set of updates to the existing feature set and also provides rich new functionality particularly in the areas of performance and scaling, identity management, high availability, advanced storage, and networking. As always, this beta delivers new hardware enablement made possible by our strong relationships with our strategic hardware partners. This beta release has been designed for optimized performance, scalability and reliability to cater to the diverse workloads running in physical, virtual and cloud environments."
Red Hat is beginning to look for feedback and ideas from their enterprise customers about what they would like to see from Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7, the next major release of their flagship Linux operating system.
Red Hat released Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.0 in November after it was available as beta for months prior. It took a few months for the Scientific Linux developers to release Scientific Linux 6.0, as their community rebuild of the RHEL6.0 packages, and shortly thereafter Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.1 was released. The Scientific Linux developers are now preparing to do their 6.1 release while the well-known CentOS team still hasn't even done their CentOS 6.0 release yet with eight months having passed since the official RHEL release.
Red Hat's Eric Sandeen has written an interesting blog post concerning the size of popular Linux file-systems and their kernel modules. It turns out that the XFS file-system is losing lines of code, while maintaining the same feature-set and robustness, but the EXT4 and Btrfs file-systems continue to have a net increase in lines of code.
In mid-January was when Red Hat made the RHEL 5.6 GA release, but now three months later the CentOS 5.6 community rebuild of RHEL 5.6 is finally available. CentOS 6.0 though is still missing in action.
Red Hat has announced today the beta version of their first update to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. This beta provides a combination of bug-fixes, new features, and other work to customers of RHEL6.
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