Linux News Today: CentOS AltArch 7 Now Available for AArch64, PowerPC64, PowerPC8 LE, and ARMhfp
After briefly announcing the other day that the CentOS 7 Linux operating system was available for select ARMv7-based single-board computers, such as Raspberry Pi 2, Banana Pi and CubieTruck, Karanbir Singh is proud to present the release of CentOS AltArch 7.
According to the release notes, CentOS AltArch 7 is based on the recently introduced CentOS 7 Build 1511 rolling-release update, which included a broad range of new features, such as the X.Org Server 1.17 display server, along with support for TLS 1.1, TLS 1.2 and EC ciphers in various pre-installed apps.
Additionally, CentOS 7 Linux Build 1511 ships with full support for the virt-v2v command-line tool, the KDE 4.14 and GNOME 3.14 desktop environments, the LibreOffice 4.3.7 office suite, support for nanosecond timestamps in the tcpdump package, as well as the OpenLDAP 2.4.40 open-source LDAP implementation.
“I would like to announce the general availability of the following CentOS AltArch 7 releases,” says Karanbir Singh in the release announcement. “We anticipate CentOS AltArch 7 (1511) for Aarch64 will be ready for release within the coming days, and will be announced independently.”
Available for PPC64, PPC8LE, ARMhfp, AArch64, 64-bit and 32-bit
The CentOS AltArch 7 operating system has been made available in multiple editions for various hardware architectures. They are CentOS AltArch 7 (1511) for i686 (32-bit), CentOS AltArch UserLand 7 (1511) for Armhfp, CentOS AltArch 7 (1511) for PowerPC64, CentOS AltArch 7 (1511) for PowerPC8 LE, and CentOS AltArch 7 (1511) for AArch64.
Please note that the PowerPC8 LE and PowerPC64 (PPC64) editions of CentOS AltArch 7 (1511) are available only as a TechPreview (TP), which means that you should not deploy them in production environments where stability is of the essence. You can download them all right now from the project’s website, and make sure that you follow us on Twitter, Google+ or Facebook for upcoming CentOS announcements.