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SIG authentication retooling

Monday, 4, May 2020 Jim Perrin announcement, General No Comments

You may have seen the emails from Aoife about the work the Community Platform Engineering (CPE) team is doing around authentication tooling, and what that might mean for CentOS. Here’s a brief explainer for what’s happening. The authentication software we use for SIGs (FAS or Fedora Account System) and a few other bits around the […]

Why your project should participate in a CentOS SIG

Monday, 26, November 2018 Rich Bowen Community, General No Comments

When thinking about the CentOS Project, it’s natural to think of the Linux distro and how it makes operations and administration easy through sane package integration and management.  If you are an open source software project, though, how is the CentOS Linux platform useful to you beyond the operating system? This is where SIGs come […]

CentOS Pulse Newsletter, August 2018

Tuesday, 7, August 2018 Rich Bowen announcement, General No Comments

It's time for another community newsletter. As always, we have lots of information about upcoming events, recent releases, and what our SIGs (Special Interest Groups) are working on. You can read the newsletter at https://wiki.centos.org/Newsletter/1803 Past editions of the newsletter, as well as information about how you can contribute, is available at http://wiki.centos.org/Newsletter In the […]

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 […]

Student Supercomputing is #PoweredByCentOS

Tuesday, 3, July 2018 Rich Bowen General, Uncategorized No Comments

Last week at the ISC-HPC event in Frankfurt, I had the opportunity to speak briefly with the amazing student teams in the SCC - Student Cluster Competition. These students use commodity hardware to build supercomputers, with a limit of 3KW power consumption, and compete on a variety of benchmarks. These teams are overwhelmingly powered by […]

CentOS Pulse Newsletter, July 2018

Tuesday, 3, July 2018 Rich Bowen announcement, General, security, upgrades No Comments

We're pleased to publish another edition of the CentOS Newsletter. Once again, we cover latest releases, security updates, events, and reports from our SIGs (Special Interest Groups). You can read the newsletter at https://wiki.centos.org/Newsletter/1802 More information about the newsletter, and how you can contribute to future editions, is available at http://wiki.centos.org/Newsletter We always welcome comments […]

YUM4/DNF for CentOS 7 updates

Tuesday, 17, April 2018 mblaha announcement, General 9 Comments

I am pleased to announce some significant updates to our ConfigManagement Special Interest Group for YUM4.  This provides YUM4, based on DNF technology, for testing on CentOS Linux 7/x86_64.  These updates are based on feedback from our prior test release last October. It includes signed packages, core DNF plugins, and uses a version of RPM […]

YUM 4 is available for testing

Monday, 30, October 2017 Igor Gnatenko announcement, General, Installation 2 Comments

I am pleased to announce that YUM 4, based on DNF technology, is available for testing on CentOS Linux 7/x86_64. Our limited testing indicates no major problems, but I would love to find out how it fits into your existing YUM 3 workflows. So please consider filling out the short survey - your feedback helps […]

HPC Student Cluster Competition, Frankfurt, Germany

Tuesday, 27, June 2017 Rich Bowen General No Comments

Last week, as I mentioned in my earlier post, I was in Frankfurt, Germany, for the ISC High Performance Computing conference. The thing that grabbed my attention, more than anything else, was the Student Cluster Competition.  11 teams from around the world - mostly from Universities - were competing to create the fastest (by a variety […]

Alternative Architectures Abound in CentOS 7 (1511)

Sunday, 17, January 2016 Johnny Hughes altarch, arm, General, i686, ppc 6 Comments

With the latest release of CentOS-7, we have added several new Alternative Architecture (AltArch) releases in addition to our standard x86_64 (x86 {Intel/AMD} 64-bit) architecture. Architectures (aka arches) in Linux distributions refer to the type of CPU on which the distribution runs.  In the case of our standard release, it runs on x86 64-bit CPUs […]