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Balancing the needs around the CentOS platform

Saturday, 19, December 2020 Karsten Wade Community, distro 83 Comments

These past few weeks I’ve read through and listened to a lot people’s reactions and responses to our news about the future of the CentOS Project. I see a lot of surprise and disappointment, and I also see people worried about the future and how this is going to affect them, their livelihoods, and the […]

How RHEL is Made

Friday, 11, December 2020 Brendan Conoboy distro 21 Comments

This week Red Hat announced its plan to put all its energy into CentOS Stream 8, resulting in the discontinuation of CentOS Linux 8 in one year’s time.  CentOS Stream, originally announced in September of 2019, is a continuous release of RHEL which provides updates as soon as they are developed and verified.  Many people […]

Speeding-up Yum for CentOS EC2 instances

Wednesday, 5, February 2020 Fabian Arrotin distro 3 Comments

Tomorrow, I intend to push a change to mirrorlist.centos.org nodes that will have a (good) impact to CentOS EC2 instances running from AWS network. Thanks to AWS, sponsoring the required backend infra for this to happen, our mirrorlist nodes will redirect yum/dnf operations internally in the EC2/AWS network. What does that mean for you ? […]

CentOS 8 Status 17-June-2019

Monday, 17, June 2019 bstinson builds, distro 19 Comments

Since the release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 (on 07-May) we've been looking into the tools that we use to build CentOS Linux. We've chosen to use the Koji buildsystem for RPMs, paired with the Module Build Service for modules, delivered through a distribution called Mbox. Mbox allows us to run the Koji Hub […]

CentOS 8.0.1905 build status

Thursday, 9, May 2019 Fabian Arrotin announcement, builds, distro 6 Comments

Hi, As everybody is probably aware now, RHEL 8.0 was released earlier this week . Instead of publishing multiple blog posts here and then point to updated content, we decided this time to have a dedicated wiki page that can be used to track our current status : https://wiki.centos.org/About/Building_8 So now you can look at […]

Welcoming Packet as new sponsor for CentOS.org infra

Saturday, 30, March 2019 Fabian Arrotin distro, Infra, mirrors, Sponsors, Uncategorized 1 Comment

It's not a secret that the CentOS project has always been running on sponsored infra since the beginning of the journey. While over the years we sometimes lost some "sponsors", we are always happy to see new ones joigning us . That's especially true for the infra used to "seed" the CentOS distro and SIGs content […]

Improving CentOS package delivery security with signed repository metadata

Monday, 9, July 2018 Neal Gompa altarch, announcement, builds, distro, General No Comments

With the release of CentOS 7.5.1804, the CentOS Project has taken the next big step in improving software delivery security by signing all repository metadata for CentOS 6 and CentOS 7 for all architectures, including the repositories for CentOS Special Interest Groups (SIGs) produced by the CentOS Community Build System (CBS). Wait, what do you […]

CentOS Linux can only come from the CentOS Project

Monday, 26, March 2018 Karsten Wade announcement, distro No Comments

An open letter from the CentOS Board. We didn’t think we would have to say this, but here it is: A rebuild of CentOS Linux is NOT CentOS Linux. We can’t tell you how good a particular rebuild is, but we can definitely tell you one thing:  if we didn’t build it, it is not […]

CentOS Linux 7 32-bit x86 (i386) Architecture Released

Tuesday, 13, October 2015 Johnny Hughes altarch, announcement, distro, i686 29 Comments

The Alternative Architecture Special Interest Group (AltArch SIG) is happy to announce the release the x86 32-bit version of CentOS Linux 7.  This architecture is also known as i386 or i686.  You can get this version of CentOS from the INFO page. This version of CentOS Linux 7 is for PAE capable 32 bit machines, […]

Introducing Flamingo: A Lightweight Cloud Instance Contextualization Tool for CentOS Atomic Host

Friday, 24, July 2015 Tamer Tas distro, GSoC 3 Comments

When using on-demand instantiation of virtual machines in cloud computing, users pass configuration data to the cloud and that data is used for configuring the instances. This process is called contextualization. Contextualization includes identity(users, groups), network, system services and disk configuration. Flamingo is a contextualization tool that is being developed under GSoC 2015 that aims to handle […]