Dear CentOS enthusiasts,
Here's what's been happening over the past month.
Last week we were made aware of a security hole in grub2, and released a fix for that. You can see the details about this on the centos-announce mailing list. Unfortunately, the fix itself had problems that caused a small percentage of systems to be unbootable. We have since released fixes for that situation, too, which you can read about in the resolution of this bug - https://bugs.centos.org/view.php?id=17631 - and additional information may be found in the RHEL ticket, here: https://access.redhat.com/solutions/5272311
Further discussion of the issue may be found in recent threads on the firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list.
Over the past 3 or 4 months, we have been running a survey about how you use CentOS. Many thanks to those who participated in this, to help us better understand how we can give you what you need.
I've written up the results of the survey here - https://blog.centos.org/2020/07/centos-community-user-survey/
While some of the results were expected - most of you use CentOS in small to medium shops, running services either for work or personal use - there were some eye-opening things in this. To me personally, the volunteerism question shows that a lot of you are looking for places to get involved, and that we haven't done a great job telling you where and how. We'll be working to fix that.
For those of you who missed the survey, we intend to do this again, perhaps as often as twice a year, and also provide opportunities to give more feedback beyond the simple 5-minute questionnaire.
Thank you all for participating, and for being part of our community.
By now you've noticed the fresh look on the centos.org website. But it's not just a new look. It's also a new back-end, which, among other things, makes it easier for you to contribute changes and updates to the content. Please see this blog post for information about how you can help us improve the CentOS website.
The Community Platform Engineering group is the Red Hat team combining IT and release engineering from Fedora and CentOS. Our goal is to keep core servers and services running and maintained, build releases, and other strategic tasks that need more dedicated time than volunteers can give.
This weekend is Nest - the Fedora conference. This conference is usually known as Flock, or "Flock To Fedora", but this year, since we cannot flock, we're going to nest at home.
Register at the event website (it's free!) and join us this weekend for 3 days of great Fedora (and CentOS!) content.
DevConf is next month, and is another free, online event. DevConf targets developers - especially those developing on Linux. Event details and registration are available on the event website.
We issued the following CEEA (CentOS Errata and Enhancements Advisories) during July:
We issued the following CESA (CentOS Errata and Security Advisories) during July:
We issued the following CEBA (CentOS Errata and Bugfix Advisories) during July:
The following releases/updates also happened during July: