Backporting is the task of taking a bugfix from the latest version of an upstream software package and applying that fix to an older version of the same software. It is part of the preservation step in the application development process, and is sometimes used to add new features to older versions of software.
Errata in EuroLinux and in other Enterprise Linuxes is connected with a software package update. Errata are a convenient way to address vulnerabilities where the operational security of the system is indispensable and where we don't want to introduce new features to an already properly functioning software stack. How do we divide errata and what do they contain?
EuroLinux 8.6 includes the addition of a new version of PHP and Perl, a secure version of log4j, and updates to popular compiler stacks for C/C++, Go, and Rust, among other languages. The ability to specify a threshold value in microseconds has been added to the Linux real-time kernel test suite, rteval.
We have been supporting our clients with open container solutions for many years. Our golden standard is to publish containers that are being rebuilt, tested and delivered for the whole community in regular cycles. In line with our internal policy, we build containers not only for our company’s solutions, but for other Enterprise Linux systems as well.
we released version 8.6 beta of the EuroLinux operating system. It is compatible with the latest upstream release. With this release we focused on the support for modern software security technologies such as OpenSSL 3.0, verification of the versions of installed SELinux policies and updated hashing algorithms.
We are pleased to announce the general availability of new container images by EuroLinux. Their first versions have been available for testing for some time, and the latest releases are fully integrated with an automated, stable and reproducible production pipeline.
One of the elements of the EuroLinux test suite is the openQA software. It’s an automated test tool that allows an extensive analysis of the whole operating system installation process, as well as visual tests for individual applications. In this article we’ll show, how we utilize it.
On March 1, 2022, we released version 9.0 Beta of the EuroLinux operating system. It is compatible with the latest upstream release. With this release we focused on delivering the most developer-friendly platform across the entire family of systems built upon the source code of Red Hat® Enterprise Linux®, which we refer to as the Enterprise Linux family.
The development of version 9 of EuroLinux is well advanced. It is about time to give more information about it. It is based, like its predecessor, on the Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® source code and is 1:1 compatible with it. The new version provides a number of improvements and new features over release 8
We start the new year 2022 with the release of the General Availability (GA) version of EuroLinux 8.5 for ARM64 (aarch64) architecture. For the EuroLinux community and our customers, this is another milestone in the wide adoption of this architecture. It is also essential in the further development of our manufacturing processes.
For users of CentOS, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Oracle Linux, AlmaLinux, and Rocky Linux, we have prepared and made public a universal script that automates the migration process from these systems to the latest version of EuroLinux. See how the process looks like based on the migration from CentOS to EuroLinux.
On December 3, 2021, we integrated the EuroLinux development pipelines with automatic source synchronization on the public WWW. From now on, the system sources are publicly available in Source RPM format. While maintaining licensing requirements, we can involve the community even more in rebuilding and gaining experience with the system.
EuroLinux system images are publicly available on another cloud platform – Microsoft Azure. The presence of EuroLinux in the cloud makes the choice easier for customers preferring both cloud-native and hybrid solutions and for those who do not want to maintain their own IT infrastructure for various reasons.
On November 26, 2021, we released version 8.5 of the EuroLinux operating system. It is compatible with the latest upstream release. With this release, we focused on a smooth rebuild of the system both at our site and at organizations compiling their own systems/forks using EuroLinux Gaia system.
We are pleased to announce that the beta version of EuroLinux 8.4 for ARM64 is now available and ready for download as an ISO. We are currently adapting our pipelines (e.g. AWS images, Docker images etc.) to support this architecture. We will also be increasing the number of publicly available EuroLinux images, including cloud images.