AW: [CentOS] CentOS 5 release for IBM z/Series?

Nils.Reimann at Nils.Reimann at
Tue Oct 9 11:54:13 UTC 2007

Hi dag!

Thx for your reply!

So, there will be no release in the near future of centos 5 for Z? 

At the moment we got a realy small z/linux installation, but i love it. 
Keeping the TCO as low as we can was necessary to satisfy the
So we decided to choos a free linux distribution, centos was a good decicion
we thougt. (redhat / fedora was always my favorite flavor *g*)
It would be great if we can give something to the community!

Personaly i can't help very much cause i'm the only knowledge carrier here
for z/linux, with anoter colleague, and so we havent much time.
How is development going on for centos on z and how can we help so i can
talk with my head.

Thx for reading!


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Von: centos-bounces at [mailto:centos-bounces at] Im Auftrag
von Dag Wieers
Gesendet: Montag, 8. Oktober 2007 13:05
An: CentOS mailing list
Betreff: Re: [CentOS] CentOS 5 release for IBM z/Series?

On Mon, 8 Oct 2007, Nils.Reimann at wrote:

> i got a short question about centos 5.
> are there any plans to release it for System Z?
> i'm asking cause we are waiting for some mayor upgrades like php5.

We definitely are looking for people to show their interest and to
help out. If you feel strong about having an s390 release, maybe we could
create an s390 Special Interest Group, hopefully if enough interest
exists and we have to resources (mainly manpower) to build and support it
once again, it can happen.

More information about Special Interest Groups:

I have heard other people voice interest in a recent s390 build, but with
nobody taking initiative and without hard numbers of interested people it
may not be forthcoming.

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