CentOS Community Newsletter, August 2019 (#1908)

Wednesday, 7, August 2019 Rich Bowen Newsletter 20 Comments

Dear CentOS enthusiast,

It's been another busy month, but better a few days late than never!

If you'd like to help out with the process of putting together the newsletter, please see the Contributing section at the end. We're always looking for help!

Releases and updates

We had a very large number of updates/enhancements in July:

Errata and Enhancements Advisories

We issued the following CEEA (CentOS Errata and Enhancements Advisories) during July:

Errata and Security Advisories

We issued the following CESA (CentOS Errata and Security Advisories) during July:

Errata and Bugfix Advisories

We issued the following CEBA (CentOS Errata and Bugfix Advisories) during July:


Last week we were at DevConf.in in Bangalore. If you dropped by, thanks!

Next week - August 14th - we'll be gathering at Boston University, in Boston, Massachusetts, for the second annual CentOS Dojo at DevConf.US. There's still space to register, if you wish to attend. In addition to the regular sessions, there will be an opportunity to give lightning talks about what you're working on, as requested by last year's attendees. More details are available on the event wiki page.

And the week after that - August 21-23 - we will be at the Open Source Summit in San Diego. Drop by to see us at the Red Hat booth!

If you are presenting anything about CentOS, at any event anywhere in the world, please do let us know, so that we can promote your presence there, and your talk.

If you'd like to run a CentOS Dojo, or other community event, we may be able to help. Get in touch via the centos-devel mailing list, or via our Twitter account @CentOSProject.

Contributing to CentOS Pulse

We are always on the look-out for people who are interested in helping to:

Please see the page with further information about contributing. You can also contact the Promotion SIG, or just email Rich directly (rbowen@centosproject.org) with ideas or articles that you'd like to see in the next newsletter.


20 thoughts on "CentOS Community Newsletter, August 2019 (#1908)"

  1. Alex says:

    The most important news is missing, whats the current status of CentOS 8?

    (And no, please don't refer to https://wiki.centos.org/About/Building_8)

    1. Ljubomir Ljubojevic says:

      Why not?
      As is on Wiki page, Every separate task is done and only integration remains while solvingn issues in QA.

    2. Simon says:

      Agreed. Few sentences would be nice in a monthly newsletter.

    3. Ed says:

      It's simple, clearly state an objective for your release date. It looks like a Christmas time frame is likely. Something other then everything is done. Needes release work YY/MM/DD means nothing.
      Thanks for the opportunity to comment.

  2. When will there be an event in Chicago?

  3. Chandrasekhar says:

    centos is my favorite os.Can any bpdy roughly tell the relase month if not release date

  4. Aaron Earl says:

    It seems like an eternity of waiting for the release of CentOS 8. I see from your Wiki page that every task is complete with the exception of release candidate work, which hasn't yet begun. When will this work begin and how long will this step take?

  5. Max Blackmer says:

    CentOS 8 has everything marked as DONE except Release Work without any dates applied. Any dates for starting Release work?

  6. Adnan says:

    It is well worth the wait. Quality control is the key here, and rushing to release a product is not a best practice. I work in a dev environment and understand that.

  7. billy says:

    Why does the Centos team not answers questions with regard to Centos 8 release date?

    I find this rather unfriendly. At least in an monthly newslater there should be some words with regard to what is happening. Centos is good, but talking to the people behind it is rather boring business.

  8. Pieter-Jan Delaruelle says:

    No starting date on 'Release Work' for CentOS 8 and no news whatsoever...

    When can we expect the release or at least an update.

    It feels like we're waiting for godot.

  9. Alexey says:

    There is no release because bosses from Red Hat are not allowed. First they need to sell RHEL8. Cent OS R.I.P. 🙁

  10. Erik says:

    Maybe with the IBM take over CentOS is Dead? It must be a business reason...

  11. billy E says:

    CentOS is Dead?

  12. John says:

    The lack of information about the release of CentOS 8 is very annoying. As many pointed out, the “RC work” was done “mid Aug”. However, there is no update on “Release work”. This is unprofessional.

  13. Lee Reynolds says:

    Oracle has released their version of 8

    I'd rather use CentOS, but if it is now abandonware after Redhat's purchase by IBM, then other options will be considered.

  14. Ravindra says:

    It has been 8 Years since I migrated to Ubuntu. Was considering returning to CentOS 8. May be I should stay put with Ubuntu.

  15. What I can say right now is that we have 3 people who work on the CentOS team inside Red Hat. Right now, the focus is on CentOS 7.7.1908 because people have that deployed on millions of machines and they need securiy updates pushed. Once we get that 7.7.1908 push done, expect an update on CentOS 8.

    1. Ravindra says:

      Thanks for the informative post. We look forward to update of CentOS 8.

  16. Ravindra says:

    Thanks for the hard work! Excellent news, waiting for 24th Sep 2019.

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