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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 […]

Dear CentOS enthusiast, As in most years, May was extremely busy. Releases and updates SIG updates Events Contributing to the newsletter The Status of CentOS 8 We'll start with the question that appears to be on everyone's mind. As you may know by this point, on May 7th, at Red Hat Summit, Red Hat announced […]

Dear CentOS enthusiast, Another month into 2019, and we have a lot to tell you about. Releases and updates SIG updates Events Contributing to the newsletter #CentOS15 Yes, we've mentioned this before, but we're still pretty stoked about it. On the 15th, we celebrated our 15th birthday with a small group of friends in Oak […]

NFV SIG Quarterly Report through May 1st, 2019 Purpose The CentOS NFV  SIG exists to support Network Function Virtualization (NFV) in CentOS. Specifically, the idea is to be a vehicle to provide packages for implementers of software networks on the CentOS platform. Membership Update In this reporting period, we have had little formal participation. However, […]

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 […]

A substantial number of released/updates were announced on Tuesday, March 19th, and are listed below. For timely announcements of these updates, subscribe to the centos-announce mailing list, at . Errata and Enhancements Advisories We issued the following CEEA (CentOS Errata and Enhancements Advisories) during March: Tue Mar 19 2019: CEEA-2019:0507 CentOS 7 shadow-utils Enhancement - […]

CentOS Opstools SIG Quarterly Report Dec 01, 2018 - Feb 28, 2019 Purpose Provide tools and, documentation, recommendations and best practices for operators of large infrastructure. Membership update We need to be honest to see that contributions decreased over the time. Members moved on, and at the same time, we failed to attract new contributors. […]

Happy birthday, CentOS! 15 years ago, the CentOS project started up in order to fill a gap left by a change in the way that Red Hat decided to market their product. Many of the people that were involved in those early days are still involved today, although in different capacities than they were then. […]

Virtualization SIG quarterly report, Dec 1 2018 - February 28 2019 Purpose Packaging and maintaining different FOSS based virtualization applications that one can install and run natively on CentOS. Membership Update We are always looking for new members. Tomasz Baranski and Yuval Turgeman joined the SIG for oVirt project. Releases and Packages oVirt 4.2 reached […]

In this post, we're going to talk about how to use buildah to build container images on CentOS. buildah is a command line tool that facilitates building OCI compliant images. There's a plethora of information available around what buildah is on its GitHub landing page so we won't dive more into what it is. However, […]