[CentOS] Last few days in CentOS

Wed Jul 29 17:23:14 UTC 2015
Digimer <lists at alteeve.ca>

On 29/07/15 12:45 PM, Karanbir Singh wrote:
> hi everyone,
> I know this update has been a bit delayed, things have been pretty
> hectic. But lots of good updates for everyone:
> Distro
> --------
> * 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
> mirror.centos.org.
> * 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:
> http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/arm-dev/2015-July/000309.html
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> Other:
> * 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 :
> http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-devel/2015-July/013682.html
> * 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.
> regards,

Thanks for taking the time to send this update. As a user, it is
reassuring to hear how progress is coming behind the scenes.

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