The CentOS Project has declared general availableness of CentOS-7, the primary unleash of the free UNIX operating system distro supported the ASCII text file for Red Hat Enterprise UNIX operating system (RHEL) seven.
It's also the primary major CentOS unleash to ship since the CentOS Project entered into a replacement funding and co-development partnership with Red Hat in Gregorian calendar month.
Because CentOS-7 is made from the freely accessible RHEL seven ASCII text file tree, its feature set closely mirrors that of Red Hat's latest OS, that shipped in June when a six-month beta amount.
"CentOS conforms totally with Red Hat's distribution policy and aims to possess full useful compatibility with the upstream product," the OS unleash notes justify. "CentOS chiefly changes packages to get rid of Red Hat's disapproval and design."
Like RHEL seven, CentOS-7 is currently battery-powered by version three.10.0 of the UNIX operating system kernel, with advanced support for UNIX operating system Containers and XFS because the default classification system. it is also the primary version of CentOS to incorporate the systemd management engine, the firewalld dynamic firewall system, and therefore the GRUB2 boot loader.
The default Java Development Kit has been upgraded to OpenJDK-7, and therefore the system currently ships with Open VMWare Tools and 3D graphics drivers out of the box.
Also like RHEL seven, this is often the primary version of CentOS that claims to supply associate degree in-place upgrade path. Eventually, users are going to be able to migrate from CentOS-6.5 to CentOS-7 while not reformatting their systems – however sadly, the tools required to realize this ar still being tested and will not be created accessible till a later date.
For this unleash, the CentOS team launched a replacement build method, during which the whole distro is made from code hosted at the CentOS Project's own stinkpot repository. ASCII text file packages (SRPMs) ar created as a side-effect of the build cycle, however, and can be hosted on the most CentOS transfer servers aboard the corresponding binary packages.
"For the CentOS-7 build and unleash method we have a tendency to adopted a really open method," CentOS contributor Karanbir Singh same in a very list post asserting the discharge. "The output of the whole buildsystem is created accessible, as it's engineered, at http://buildlogs.centos.org/ – we have a tendency to hope to continue therewith method for the lifetime of CentOS-7, and try conveyance CentOS-5 and CentOS-6 builds into constant system."
Disc pictures of CentOS-7 – together with separate builds for the Gnome and KDE desktops, a live CD image, and a network-installable version – ar accessible starting on weekday from the most CentOS transfer web site and via BitTorrent.
Plans ar afoot to additionally build the OS accessible in alternative forms within the close to future, together with dock worker pictures; images for major cloud vendors, together with Amazon, Google, HP, and RackSpace; pictures to be used with on-premises cloud platforms like OpenStack and Eucalyptus; and probably a picture for doing a nominal install.