Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 was released on 2019-05-07, and everyone is waiting for CentOS 8 release.
Most of us don’t have an active subscription to download Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 from the Red Hat Customer Portal.
We have to wait until CentOS 8 release to test this out.
If you want to know what is new in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8. You can get the details instantly by clicking the following URL.
There are numerous changes in the RHEL 8, those are most developer-friendly capabilities.
As per my knowledge these are kernel 4.18, Repository format has added ‘modules’, YUM works based on DNF and Wayland is the default display server.
Remaining things are usual package updates, which is happening in most of the distributions release.
CentOS is a community supported enterprise operating system, compatible with its upstream source Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
If I’m not wrong, they took around 1 month to complete the build of CentOS 7 from upstream RHEL 7.
So, we can expect the same time frame. i may say, CentOS may be released by mid of June 2019.
- ppc64le (Little Endian
- aarch64 (ARM64, ARMv8)
Current Status & Timeline
|Sources pushed to CentOS Git||2019-05-07||2019-05-08||DONE|
|Source code evaluation||2019-05-07||mid-june||DONE|
|New Build System Setup||2019-05-07||2019-05-08||DONE|
|Debranding patches added||2019-05-07||YYYY-MM-DD||DONE|
|Build Loop 0||2019-05-07||2019 mid June||DONE|
|Build Loop M||2019 mid June||mid-june||DONE|
|Build Loop N||2019-06-20||2019-06-28||DONE|
|QA work||2019-06-28||Mid Aug||DONE|
|RC work||2019-07-26||Mid Aug||DONE|
|Release work||YYYY-MM-DD||YYYY-MM-DD||Deferred for 7.7 work|
If you would like to know the current status, i would advise you to navigate to CentOS Wiki page.
The current status of all builds can be seen on CentOS Linux 8 Builder