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RHEL 8 released

Post by rbowen » 2019/05/07 14:05:52

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 has been released. See more details at https://www.redhat.com/en/about/press-r ... 001OIIOAA4

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Re: RHEL 8 released

Post by fishface » 2019/05/07 14:50:52

You beat me by 26 mins! :-)

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Re: RHEL 8 released

Post by afroehlich » 2019/05/07 15:48:16

Does anyone know how long before we see CentOS 8 released?

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Re: RHEL 8 released

Post by TrevorH » 2019/05/07 16:27:02

No. There isn't even an approximate estimate. RHEL 8 just dropped today. Not all of it has made it to git.centos.org yet and the rebuild is only just starting. This is a brand new version and many things have changed, not least in the build process where we now have appstreams/modules to worry about as well as standard rpm packages.

It'll be ready when it's ready and not before. Personally I would be amazed if anything was out within a month, probably longer. But that's just my own personal guess based on nothing much.
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Re: RHEL 8 released

Post by afroehlich » 2019/05/07 17:24:13

I'm not sure this is an answer. "It will be ready when it's ready and not before" is true for everything in life. I was looking more for some educated guesses. It took about 1 month for CentOS to release versions 4,5, and 7 after RHEL released in GA. It took about 8 months to release version 6 according to what I could find online. And maybe someone on the forum in on the inside of the development team and can speak up.

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Re: RHEL 8 released

Post by TrevorH » 2019/05/07 17:33:59

There are more changes in RHEL 8 from the point of view of building it than in any other previous version. As those are all unknowns at this point, any speculation as to when it will be complete would be based on nothing but guesswork. As I have already said, I am not expecting this to be a quick rebuild.
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Re: RHEL 8 released

Post by renich » 2019/05/07 20:50:46

afroehlich wrote:
2019/05/07 17:24:13
It took about 8 months to release version 6 according to what I could find online.
Ah! I won't be able to sleep now. You shouldn't have pulled the 6 month one... :S

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Re: RHEL 8 released

Post by afroehlich » 2019/05/07 21:28:04

renich wrote:
2019/05/07 20:50:46
Ah! I won't be able to sleep now. You shouldn't have pulled the 6 month one... :S
Right? I'm hoping we hear a little more once the project gets under way. I'm assuming if TrevorH has no idea, nobody does.

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Re: RHEL 8 released

Post by TrevorH » 2019/05/09 12:58:25

So I did some chasing and a mail was just sent out detailing how you can keep track of the current progress:
Hi,

As everybody is probably aware now, RHEL 8.0 was released earlier this
week .

Instead of publishing multiple blog posts here and then point to updated
content, we decided this time to have a dedicated wiki page that can be
used to track our current status : https://wiki.centos.org/About/Building_8

So now you can look at that page while we're busy on those tasks, and
refresh from time to time.

Let's spread the news about the wiki page and point people (on
mailing-lists, irc, forums, etc) to that page to get all latest news
about CentOS 8.0.1905 build status !

Cheers !

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Re: RHEL 8 released

Post by thejinx0r » 2019/05/09 19:37:54

Will it be possible to migrate from a beta/RC build of Centos 8 to the final build?
Or is it too early to tell?

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