Author Archives: Rich Bowen


Dear CentOS enthusiasts, The past month has been quieter than recent months, in terms of news, and I was very occupied with some other things last week, so I hope you can forgive the delay in getting this month's newsletter out. If you want to receive notifications of new newsletters in future months, please subscribe […]

As any open source project grows and matures, the people who have always done all the things can’t do everything any more. CentOS is at that point (really, we have been for a long time) and we’ve been struggling with those kind of growing pains for some years. Recently, we made a small change in […]

Linux clothes specialist HELLOTUX from Europe, who makes the official Fedora shirts, signed an agreement with Red Hat to make embroidered CentOS t-shirts, polo shirts and sweatshirts. They have been making Debian, Ubuntu, openSUSE, and other Linux shirts for 18 years, and now the collection is extended to CentOS. Instead of printing, they use programmable […]

Hi, CentOS enthusiasts, and thanks for coming back for another edition of the CentOS monthly community newsletter. If you want to receive notifications of new newsletters in the future, subscribe to the centos-newsletter mailing list! News: Boothole: In last month's newsletter, we told you about Boothole, and the fix for it. And if you were […]

Hey folks, CPE need your help 🙂 Over the last several months we've been trying to improve how we interact and share information with you all. From the blog posts, to mails and how we work on the tickets you send us. Here is a link to a very short survey we've put together to […]

Dear CentOS enthusiasts, Here's what's been happening over the past month. News: Boothole 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 […]

I hope that by now you've seen the fresh new look on If not, you should go look now. Community member Alain Reguera Delgado, Fabian Arrotin, and a number of others proposed some style updates to the site, as well as a change to the way the site is generated and served. In addition […]

Over the past several months we have been running a user survey to learn more about how CentOS is used. This was a very short survey - 4 questions - designed to give us a very high-level view of how the community breaks down in terms of usage. We hope that next year we can […]

Background: 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. See our wiki page here for more information: […]

Dear CentOS enthusiasts, Thanks for coming back for another edition of the CentOS community newsletter. News 8.2.2004 release We are pleased to announce the general availability of CentOS Linux 8.2.2004. Effectively immediately, this is the current release for CentOS Linux 8 and is tagged as 2004, derived from Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.2 Source Code. […]