[CentOS] Last few days in CentOS

Wed Jul 29 16:45:10 UTC 2015
Karanbir Singh <kbsingh at centos.org>

hi everyone,

I know this update has been a bit delayed, things have been pretty
hectic. But lots of good updates for everyone:

* Updates for CentOS Linux 5/7 : All updates from upstream are
released into the CentOS mirror network.

* Upstream 6.7 was released a few days back, we have all the rpms from
that release built and released to the early-adopters into the CentOS-CR
repos ( ref: http://wiki.centos.org/AdditionalResources/Repositories/CR
); lots of people have applied these updates and there are no major
reports of issues so far. If you are one of the people running with CR,
please let us know if you hit any issues.

* Updates released to EL6 since 6.7 was released are also rolled into
CR/ so if you are running this repo, you would be updated all the way.

* We have a first cut of the ISOS for CentOS-6.7 ready and in QA, there
are a couple of package changes, and we need to tweak the content that
ends up on DVD1 Vs/ DVD2 to make sure we can still retain max installs
from just DVD1. I aim to have these done and available to the QA folks
in the next day or two, with the intention to release early next week to

* Another key piece that we've been working on is the AltArch SIG; The
aim of this Special Interest Group is to help build and help maintain
CentOS Linux on other architectures than what the Core group is able to
do. Our first major build there is for the ARM 64bit platform called
Aarch64. CentOS Linux 7 has been in beta there for a few weeks and is
nearing the end of the beta term. If you have an ARM 64 bit platform, we
would appreciate feedback on the distro. ref:

* the SCL sig has been making great progress, we now have their use
cases fully supported in cbs.centos.org; Honza posted an update recently
on their status for the devtools-3 effort at :

* Some of our GSoC Students have been blogging at
http://seven.centos.org about their projects and the great work they are
doing in their areas. Its worth a read through.

Tip: there are some great installation tips and tricks on the wiki at
http://wiki.centos.org/TipsAndTricks/KickStart - and we maintain a
collection of community contributed kickstarts at
https://github.com/CentOS/Community-Kickstarts - its a great resource to
get ideas for your own kickstarts, and also a fantastic place, with a
low barrier for people to contribute their own tips and kickstarts!

Engage: As some of you might already know, I've been running office
hours every Wed at 16:00 UTC and every Thu at 08:30 UTC over in
#centos-devel on irc.freenode.net; you also have the option to call me
on the phone for a chat during these times. The last few weeks have been
really fruitful, with many great conversations. If there is anything you
want to talk about or have questions around the CentOS ecosystem, feel
free to drop in. Office hours are run as a open house, free question and
answer sessions.


Karanbir Singh, Project Lead, The CentOS Project
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