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IN THIS EDITION:
Releases and updates
The big news in September was the release of CentOS Linux 8, along with CentOS Stream. CentOS Linux 8 is exactly what you expected - a rebuild of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 8 - but CentOS Stream is a new aspect of the CentOS Project that needs a little more explanation.
CentOS Stream is a rolling preview of what will be in the next minor release of RHEL. CentOS Stream will be updated regularly (the exact cadence is still a work in progress) and will give you the opportunity to verify your code and workloads against what’s coming next.
The motivation for doing this is to provide a platform where people can develop against CentOS Stream, and, by doing so, be ready for market the day that the next minor version of RHEL ships. CentOS Stream will be developer beta level code (not alpha) containing features ready for validation to include in the next minor release of RHEL. Red Hat wants CentOS Stream to be a great experience for developers to target the next minor release of RHEL (released every 6 months). Code that is delivered to CentOS Stream is what Red Hat engineers intend to go into the next minor release of RHEL and will have gone through CI.
If you’re interested in building a project on Stream, we encourage you to look into the SIGs - https://wiki.centos.org/SpecialInterestGroup - which are a place to package and test on CentOS, using the Community Build System (CBS) and the CentOS CI. Bring your ideas to the centos-devel mailing list, and we’ll help you figure out the way forward.
Finally, note that this is still a work in progress. We hope to have regular updates to CentOS Stream within the next few months, but tooling for that does not exist yet, and so there will be a lot of manual processes at first. We appreciate your patience while we get things up and running.
We are working on a feedback mechanism that is going to evolve over time. CentOS Stream must have the ability to get feedback and suggestions to be successful. We will announce details as things solidify.
You can download CentOS Stream, as well as CentOS Linux, at https://www.centos.org/download/ and you can read more details on the centos-devel mailing list, at https://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-devel/2019-October/017922.html
Errata and Enhancements Advisories
We issued the following CEEA (CentOS Errata and Enhancements Advisories) during September:
- Wed Sep 18 2019: CEEA-2019:2120 CentOS 7 mesa Enhancement - https://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2019-September/023442.html
Errata and Security Advisories
We issued the following CESA (CentOS Errata and Security Advisories) during September:
- Tue Sep 17 2019: CESA-2019:2694 Critical CentOS 6 firefox Security - https://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2019-September/023408.html
- Tue Sep 17 2019: CESA-2019:2736 Important CentOS 6 kernel Security - https://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2019-September/023409.html
- Wed Sep 18 2019: CESA-2019:2773 Important CentOS 7 thunderbird Security - https://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2019-September/023410.html
- Wed Sep 18 2019: CESA-2019:2586 Important CentOS 7 ghostscript Security - https://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2019-September/023413.html
- Wed Sep 18 2019: CESA-2019:2606 Important CentOS 7 kdelibs Security - https://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2019-September/023418.html
- Wed Sep 18 2019: CESA-2019:2606 Important CentOS 7 kde-settings Security - https://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2019-September/023419.html
- Wed Sep 18 2019: CESA-2019:2571 Important CentOS 7 pango Security - https://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2019-September/023425.html
- Wed Sep 18 2019: CESA-2019:2607 Low CentOS 7 qemu-kvm Security - https://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2019-September/023428.html
- Wed Sep 18 2019: CESA-2019:2258 Moderate CentOS 7 http-parser Security - https://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2019-September/023439.html
- Wed Sep 18 2019: CESA-2019:2343 Moderate CentOS 7 httpd Security - https://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2019-September/023440.html
- Wed Sep 18 2019: CESA-2019:2600 Important CentOS 7 kernel Security - https://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2019-September/023444.html
- Wed Sep 18 2019: CESA-2019:2101 Low CentOS 7 exiv2 Security - https://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2019-September/023446.html
- Wed Sep 18 2019: CESA-2019:2729 Critical CentOS 7 firefox Security - https://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2019-September/023448.html
- Thu Sep 26 2019: CESA-2019:2836 Important CentOS 7 dovecot Security - https://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2019-September/023451.html
- Fri Sep 27 2019: CESA-2019:2885 Important CentOS 6 dovecot Security - https://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2019-September/023453.html
- Fri Sep 27 2019: CESA-2019:2892 Important CentOS 6 qemu-kvm Security - https://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2019-September/023454.html
- Fri Sep 27 2019: CESA-2019:2863 Important CentOS 6 kernel Security - https://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2019-September/023456.html
Errata and Bugfix Advisories
We issued the following CEBA (CentOS Errata and Bugfix Advisories) during September:
- Wed Sep 18 2019: CEBA-2019:2610 CentOS 7 corosync BugFix - https://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2019-September/023411.html
- Wed Sep 18 2019: CEBA-2019:2614 CentOS 7 firewalld BugFix - https://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2019-September/023412.html
- Wed Sep 18 2019: CEBA-2019:2598 CentOS 7 gnome-settings-daemon BugFix - https://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2019-September/023414.html
- Wed Sep 18 2019: CEBA-2019:2596 CentOS 7 java-11-openjdk BugFix - https://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2019-September/023415.html
- Wed Sep 18 2019: CEBA-2019:2357 CentOS 7 java-1.7.0-openjdk BugFix - https://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2019-September/023416.html
- Wed Sep 18 2019: CEBA-2019:2597 CentOS 7 java-1.8.0-openjdk BugFix - https://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2019-September/023417.html
- Wed Sep 18 2019: CEBA-2019:2599 CentOS 7 krb5 BugFix - https://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2019-September/023420.html
- Wed Sep 18 2019: CEBA-2019:2358 CentOS 7 libguestfs BugFix - https://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2019-September/023421.html
- Wed Sep 18 2019: CEBA-2019:2679 CentOS 7 libvirt BugFix - https://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2019-September/023422.html
- Wed Sep 18 2019: CEBA-2019:2601 CentOS 7 NetworkManager BugFix - https://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2019-September/023423.html
- Wed Sep 18 2019: CEBA-2019:2608 CentOS 7 pacemaker BugFix - https://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2019-September/023424.html
- Wed Sep 18 2019: CEBA-2019:2604 CentOS 7 pcs BugFix - https://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2019-September/023426.html
- Wed Sep 18 2019: CEBA-2019:2359 CentOS 7 polkit BugFix - https://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2019-September/023427.html
- Wed Sep 18 2019: CEBA-2019:2603 CentOS 7 rear BugFix - https://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2019-September/023429.html
- Wed Sep 18 2019: CEBA-2019:2615 CentOS 7 resource-agents BugFix - https://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2019-September/023430.html
- Wed Sep 18 2019: CEBA-2019:2501 CentOS 7 rsyslog BugFix - https://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2019-September/023431.html
- Wed Sep 18 2019: CEBA-2019:2355 CentOS 7 selinux-policy BugFix - https://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2019-September/023432.html
- Wed Sep 18 2019: CEBA-2019:2612 CentOS 7 sg3_utils BugFix - https://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2019-September/023433.html
- Wed Sep 18 2019: CEBA-2019:2602 CentOS 7 sos BugFix - https://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2019-September/023434.html
- Wed Sep 18 2019: CEBA-2019:2564 CentOS 7 subscription-manager BugFix - https://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2019-September/023435.html
- Wed Sep 18 2019: CEBA-2019:2356 CentOS 7 systemd BugFix - https://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2019-September/023436.html
- Wed Sep 18 2019: CEBA-2019:2605 CentOS 7 tuned BugFix - https://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2019-September/023437.html
- Wed Sep 18 2019: CEBA-2019:2227 CentOS 7 grubby BugFix - https://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2019-September/023441.html
- Wed Sep 18 2019: CEBA-2019:2139 CentOS 7 open-vm-tools BugFix - https://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2019-September/023438.html
- Wed Sep 18 2019: CEBA-2019:2107 CentOS 7 llvm-private BugFix - https://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2019-September/023443.html
- Wed Sep 18 2019: CEBA-2019:2107 CentOS 7 llvm-private BugFix - https://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2019-September/023447.html
- Wed Sep 18 2019: CEBA-2019:2023 CentOS 7 efivar BugFix - https://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2019-September/023445.html
- Thu Sep 26 2019: CEBA-2019:2871 CentOS 7 tzdata BugFix - https://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2019-September/023450.html
- Fri Sep 27 2019: CEBA-2019:2871 CentOS 6 tzdata BugFix - https://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2019-September/023452.html
- Fri Sep 27 2019: CEBA-2019:2891 CentOS 6 java-1.7.0-openjdk BugFix - https://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2019-September/023455.html
The following releases also happened during September:
- Tue Sep 17 2019: Release for CentOS Linux 7 (1908) on the x86_64 Architecture - https://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2019-September/023405.html
- Tue Sep 17 2019: Release for CentOS Linux 7 (1810) on armhfp aarch64 i386 ppc64 ppc64le and power9 - https://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2019-September/023406.html
- Tue Sep 17 2019: Release for CentOS Linux 7 (1908) on armhfp aarch64 i386 ppc64 ppc64le and power9 - https://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2019-September/023407.html
- Tue Sep 24 2019: Release for CentOS Linux 8 and CentOS Streams - https://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2019-September/023449.html
In September, we had a presence at the Webpros Summit (formerly the cPanel conference) in Atlanta, Georgia. The cPanel community are long-term supporters of CentOS, so this is always a fun event. It was also a great place for some early conversations about CentOS Stream as a place to develop and test products.
While there, Johnny Hughes gave an excellent presentation about the CentOS Linux 8 release, what's in it, and why it was a longer process than usual.
As usual, there's a number of events coming up where you can find members of the CentOS community.
October 28–30, in Portland, we'll be at LISA19, the\premier conference for operations professionals, where we share real-world knowledge about designing, building, securing, and maintaining the critical systems of our interconnected world. Come see us at the Red Hat booth with your CentOS questions and stories.
Then, in November, we'll be in Denver at SC19 - the international conference for high performance computing, networking, storage and analysis. Once again, come see us at the Red Hat booth. As usual, or main interest there is the always-awesome Student Cluster Competition, where tomorrow's HPC experts compete to build a supercomputer with off-the-shelf hardware and open source software ... and most of them choose CentOS. Supercomputing is #PoweredByCentOS!
Finally, I want to keep reminding you that we'll be doing another Dojo at FOSDEM, on January 31st 2020. Details will be coming soon to the CentOS Wiki. Think about what you might want to present about, and be sure to join us in Brussels!
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