[CentOS] Last few days in CentOS

Fri Jun 12 12:20:04 UTC 2015
Karanbir Singh <mail-lists at karan.org>


Its been a while since I did the last update post - so this one is going
to be a bit longer.

* Updates for CentOS Linux 5/6/7 : All updates from upstream are
released into the CentOS mirror network.

* Rolling ISO media for CentOS-7 for May 2015 was released :
; this is media rebuilt with the last installer, but includes all
updates released upto the 28th of May.

- Vagrant box for CentOS Linux 7 is now released :
; we will try and keep these updated on a monthly cycle. CentOS 5 and 6
images are coming soon.

- There has been lots of progress on the CentOS Linux ARM efforts, on
both the v7 and the aarch64 side of things. The aarch64 ( arm 64bit
platform ) is currently in beta mode (
http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/arm-dev/2015-May/000206.html ), and
has been used in vendor demos (

- ARMv7 efforts are also moving along nicely, this effort is being run
entirely community centric. You can follow progress on the arm-dev list
at http://lists.centos.org/mailman/listinfo/arm-dev; We have a baseline
tree ready, including images for the raspberry pi2 and the cubietruck.
Its an ongoing effort with plenty of opportunity to contribute and get

- The Cloud SIG announced release for OpenStack Kilo on CentOS Linux 7
and OpenStack Juno on CentOS Linux 6 (
http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-devel/2015-May/013388.html ).
Using the following three steps, any minimal base CentOS Linux 7/x86_64
install can run a complete demo cloud :

  $ sudo yum install centos-release-openstack-kilo yum-utils
  $ sudo yum install openstack-packstack
  $ packstack --allinone

News & Others
- The CentOS project is taking part in the Google Summer of Code effort
through 2015. You can find details on the projects, the people working
on them, the mentors in the excellent summary posted by Karsten at

- We have a Calendar for IRC meetings ( and maybe we can add all CentOS
related events there.. )
thanks to Brian for getting this done.

- Some of us are going to be Red Hat Summit in a couple of weeks time,
if you are attending do stop by and say hi. We should have some tshirts
and stickers to hand out, and will also be doing demos of CentOS-7/i686
as well as CentOS-7 on ARMv7 and aarch64.

Tip: Did you know that we run a remote ipxe install service that allows
you to install any CentOS version / release very easily ? check it out
at http://boot.centos.org/ and read the info page at


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