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Novell, Red Hat Release Updated Distributions 31

Joyce writes "Novell today announced the availability of SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 Service Pack 2 (SP2), containing enhancements in virtualization, management, hardware enablement and interoperability. Several improvements specific to SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 and SUSE Linux Enterprise Real Time 10 are also included. Delivering Xen version 3.2, SP2 includes several virtualization advances, including support for fully virtualized Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2003 and the live migration of those Windows Server guests across physical machines. Advances in high availability and storage management such as updates to Heartbeat 2 and OCFS2 are also included." And an anonymous reader points out today's release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5.2, which brings "a broad refresh of hardware support and improved quality, combined with new features and enhancements in areas such as virtualization, desktop, networking, storage & clustering and security. Virtualization of very large systems, with up to 64 CPUs and 512 GB of memory, is now possible. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.2 Desktop includes enhanced support for laptop suspend/hibernate and resume, updated graphics drivers and a comprehensive update of desktop applications, including OpenOffice 2.3 and Firefox v3," and points out this guide for upgrading your RHEE system.
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  • No way... (Score:2, Informative)

    by drc003 (738548) on Wednesday May 21, 2008 @02:24PM (#23495566)
    Support for fully virtualized BSOD? YAY!
  • by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday May 21, 2008 @02:57PM (#23496010)
    It is.
  • by pizzach (1011925) <pizzach&gmail,com> on Wednesday May 21, 2008 @03:43PM (#23496614) Homepage
    That's because a lot of packages depend on Firefox. When you switch versions around haphazardly you run into bugs and binary incompatibility. If you look at older Ubuntu released for example, they don't usually backport firefox.
  • by Wdomburg (141264) on Wednesday May 21, 2008 @04:34PM (#23497278)
    Eh? The move to glibc2 was a painful transition every distribution was making. Red Hat at least did a good job of proving compat libs.

    And as maligned as gcc 2.96 was, it was a fairly solid compiler. The vast majority of compile failures were bad code that older versions of GCC allowed.
  • Re:CentOS (Score:4, Informative)

    by kylehase (982334) on Wednesday May 21, 2008 @10:00PM (#23499954) []

    We have goals for release ... our goals are:

    First time release (for example, 3.0, 4.0, 5.0): Our target goal is 1 month. This is obviously the longest situation as this is a BRANCH or version of CentOS that has never been tested and it requires much QA and usability tests, etc.

    Update set release (for example, 3.9, 4.5, 5.1): Our target goal is two weeks. This type of update normally changes 10%-30% of the packages in it's tree and requires more QA than individual releases but less time to test than a whole new tree. Longest time has been one month.

    Normal security or bugfix updates between update sets: Our target goal is 72 hours and we normally complete these within 24 hours.

    So ... for 5.1 (and the upcoming 4.6) our goal for each is 2 weeks to finish the updates and get an ISO set. Then 2-3 days to get them synced to all the internal mirrors and another 2-3 days to get them to all the external public mirrors. At that point there will be a release announcement.

    The realistic date that I would expect the release announcement (if we have no unforeseen problems) would be in the neighborhood of 26-30 November 2007.

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