[CentOS] Last few days in CentOS

Wed Jul 29 23:29:36 UTC 2015
Kay Schenk <kay.schenk at gmail.com>

On 07/29/2015 10:23 AM, Digimer wrote:
> 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
>> --------
>> 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.

Yes it is! :)


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