Chipmaker AMD has announced a major milestone in the development of its enterprise software ecosystem with the first public demonstration of its second-generation AMD Opteron X-Series APU, codenamed "Berlin," running Fedora Linux at the Red Hat Summit 2014.
According to a new announcement, several dozen organizations have embarked on proof-of-concept deployments for Red Hat’s OpenStack offerings, with customers around the world now moving to enterprise implementations.
Things are moving forward for the Fedora Workstation project. For those of you who don’t know about it, it is part of a broader plan to refocus Fedora around 3 core products with clear and distinctive usecase for each. The goal here is to be able to have a clear definition of what Fedora is and have something that for instance ISVs can clearly identify and target with their products. At the same time it is trying to move away from the traditional distribution model, a model where you primarily take whatever comes your way from upstream, apply a little duct tape to try to keep things together and ship it. That model was good in the early years of Linux existence, but it does not seem a great fit for what people want from an operating system today.
In today's Linux news, Red Hat announced the release of their Enterprise 7 Release Candidate saying, "Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 RC offers a near-final look at the only operating system crafted for the open hybrid cloud." In other news, Ubuntu is trying to breath down Red Hat's neck and Matt Hartley explains why he switched to GNOME. This and more in today's Linux news review.
The good news is that Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7 is almost here. That's also the bad news. I'd really expected to see the shipping version of RHEL 7, the best-selling enterprise Linux distribution of all, at the company's annual Red Hat Summit meeting this week in San Francisco. Alas, it was not to be.
Red Hat and Docker.io today announced an expanded collaboration that will bring Docker’s container technologies to the Red Hat’s Enterprise Linux high-touch beta program and its OpenShift Platform-as-a-Service offering.
- Remote journal logging for systemd's journal. The feature elaborates, "The high-level goal is to have a mechanism where journal logging can be extended to keep a copy of logs on a remote server, without requiring any maintenance, done fairly efficiently and in a secure way." To this remoute journal logging with systemd's journald would be a receiver side systemd-journal-remote process accepting messages in the Journal Export Format and then on the sender side would be a new systemd-journal-upload component. Communication between the server and client daemons would be over HTTPS.
It’s sort of funny that the press release announcing the new Ubuntu Linux 14.04 LTS release seems as focused on Ubuntu OpenStack as on Linux per se. It’s studded with partner testimonials from Cisco, Mellanox, NTT Software, Brocade lauding Ubuntu OpenStack. But then again, that makes sense given that the vendor battlefield has shifted from core operating system to core cloud infrastructure, where Canonical OpenStack has gained traction with Hewlett Packard and other big cloud providers.
Red Hat CEO and President Jim Whitehurst kicked off the 2014 Red Hat Summit, celebrating 10 years of growth and innovation. Whitehurst addressed a crowded ballroom at Moscone Center South. “You are all part of our mission statement,” he said.
Dell is bolstering its cloud and datacenter portfolios, first and foremost through a series of collaborative efforts with Red Hat.
Announced amid the Dell Enterprise Forum EMEA in Frankfurt, Germany and the Red Hat Summit in San Francisco this week, the tech giants are working off the venerable open source cloud platform OpenStack, aiming to serve IT priorities around non-business critical apps. That includes better support of developer test environments for mobile, social, and analytics apps.
Red Hat says in a press statement, “With its OpenShift Marketplace, Red Hat aims to reduce the search time and cost of finding the perfect solution for customers seeking value-added OpenShift partner add-ons. Customers and developers will be able to easily search for third-party OpenShift solutions and add-on productivity offerings, including database, email delivery services, messaging queues, application performance monitoring and more, all managed from a central location.”
It's certainly looking like Fedora 21 will premiere with a massive amount of features, perhaps the most ever. Fedora 21 already has a ton of features but another large batch of proposals have been submitted for this next major Linux distribution release due out at the end of 2014.
Fedora Present and Future: a Fedora.next 2014 Update (Part III, “Governance, Progress, and More Ideas”)Submitted by Roy Schestowitz on Sat, 12/04/2014 - 3:37pm Filed under
The idea is really to make more people feel empowered, not to introduce more bureaucracy. And, as Fedora continues to get bigger, some of the things that FESCo currently does can be delegated. FESCo meetings won’t be four hours every week, because many of the technical decisions can be offloaded to these working groups, so it’s a structure that’s set up for growth.
Tintri will demonstrate support for Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization using Linux's Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) at the Red Hat Summit 2014, which will be held in San Francisco, California, between 14 and 17 April.
“Once VortexBox has been loaded on an unused PC, it will automatically rip CDs to FLAC and MP3 files, ID3 tag the files , and download the cover art. Vortexbox will then serve the files to network media players such as Logitech Squeezebox, Sonos, or Linn. The music files can also be streamed to a Windows or Mac OSX system,” notes the developer of VortexBox.
Another round of features have been approved by the Fedora Engineering and Steering Committee for this year's Fedora 21 release.
Today's news includes two Linux makers now offering new training courses. The Var Guy discusses the biggest change afoot in Fedora development. David Ramel recaps some of the more publicized "Linus Torvalds Rants," and a lot more Linux advice for former XP users.
Fedora Linux, the open source operating system associated with Red Hat (RHT), has major changes on the horizon. That's the plan, at least, as open source developers discuss revamping the platform through the initiative they're calling Fedora.next.
Website Refresh for Fedora.next
Although she posted it on April 1st, Fedora designer Máirín Duffy’s proposal for Fedora’s website (considering Fedora.next) is no joke. I mentioned this effort last month, but there’s a lot more detail here, with sections on the brochure site, a user support site, and the “community hub”. Worth a read — and we’d love your input, especially on how we might make this idea succeed now when somewhat similar efforts have faltered in the past.
The developers of Fedora 21 are now discussing the features and the packages that are going to be included in the next version, and it seems that they will try to get the latest GNOME release possible.
Red Hat developers are trying to determine which packages will be implemented in the next Fedora edition and some pretty important decisions have been made already. For example, Fedora 21 will include Java 8, which will be the default Java runtime, and Ruby on Rails 4.1 will be included by default as well.