Scientific Linux 7.0 x86_64 Beta 1 released
Posted on: 07/26/2014 11:04 AM

The first beta of Scientific Linux 7.0 has been released

Scientific Linux 7.0 x86_64 Beta 1 released


THIS IS FOR TESTING PURPOSES ONLY.

Please review the SL release notes at:
http://ftp.scientificlinux.org/linux/scientific/7rolling/x86_64/os/sl-release-notes.html

The Upstream release notes are at:
https://access.redhat.com/documentation/en-US/Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux/7/index.html

You can find the release at:
http://ftp.scientificlinux.org/linux/scientific/7rolling/

NOTE: The 'everything' dvd image requires a Dual-Layer (DL) compatible
drive for both burning and booting off of. The
livecd-iso-to-disk utility is able to convert this to USB
successfully.

Alternatively you can utilize the dd command to write the
raw image to a USB device.

http://ftp.scientificlinux.org/linux/scientific/7rolling/x86_64/os/sl-release-notes.html#_how_to_make_a_bootable_usb_installer

== CHANGES SINCE OUR LAST UPDATE ==

* Updated sl-release
** Now correctly requires coreutils for the %post script

* yum-cron
** Installed by default
** Now behaves in the same manner as yum-autoupdate
***
http://ftp.scientificlinux.org/linux/scientific/7rolling/x86_64/os/sl-release-notes.html#_sl_provides_automatic_updates

* SL_yum-cron_no_automated_apply_updates
** Undo this yum-cron customization

* SL_yum-cron_no_default_excludes
** Undo this yum-cron customization

* yum-conf-extras
** Provides the SL Extras repo tracking TUV's Extras

* yum-conf-hc
** Provides the de-branded Upstream hardware test toolkit

* Standard DVD image
** A standard DVD image is now provided. It should fit on a normal
sized DVD

== THINGS NOT YET INCLUDED ==

* OpenAFS
** Stephan Wiesand has offered to build OpenAFS packages for SL7
*** He has a proposal on scientific-linux-devel for a possible packaging
setup. Interested parties should provide feedback.

* yum-conf-epel
** EPEL is still in BETA and as such we are waiting until things
solidify more in that area before loading the repository config information.

* Secure Boot
** Scientific Linux has joined the UEFI forum with the intent of
providing valid secure boot images. This it not yet implemented.



== REMAINING QUESTIONS ==

* default tuning
** The current default tuning is the upstream provided 'balanced' from
tuned. This profile tries to provide even performance for any workload.
Alternatively we could set the profile to one optimized for IO
intensive workloads. However, it is less power efficient and less
sensitive to latency.

== In Conclusion ==
Please keep the feedback coming!



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