Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.7 to be Available

New version of popular Linux discributive brings a lot of updates and innovations
07 August 2019   899

Red Hat has released the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.7 distribution. The installed RHEL 7.7 images are available for download only for registered users of the Red Hat Client Portal and are prepared for the x86_64, IBM POWER7 +, POWER8 architecture (with direct byte order and direct byte order) and IBM System z. Source text packages can be downloaded from the CentOS project's Git repository.

With Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.7, we show our continued commitment to the 10-year Red Hat Enterprise Linux lifecycle while also introducing key new features, like image builder and Red Hat Insights, to help IT organizations get the most from their existing Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 investments.

Stefanie Сhirasvice

President and general manager, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat

The RHEL 7.x branch is followed by the RHEL 8.x branch and will be supported until June 2024. The release of RHEL 7.7 is the latest in the main full support phase, which includes functional improvements. RHEL 7.8 Transition to the maintenance stage, bug fixes and security related to the support of important hardware systems.

New version has a lot of updates and changes. Among the:

  • Provided full support for the use of the mechanism of Live-patches (kpatch) to eliminate vulnerabilities in the Linux kernel without restarting the system and without stopping work. Previously, kpatch was an experimental feature;
  • Added python3 packages with Python 3.6 interpreter. Previously, Python 3 was only shipped with Red Hat Software Collections. By default, Python 2.7 is still offered (the transition to Python 3 was done in RHEL 8);
  • Screen presets (/etc/xdg/monitors.xml) have been added to the Mutter window manager for all users in the system (you no longer need to separately configure screen settings for each user;

Learn about them on the official website.

Wine 5.0 to be Rolled Out

The team had been working hard for the year to bring more than 7400 changes to the new stable version of the the popular solution
22 January 2020   70

After a year of development and 28 experimental versions, a stable release of the open implementation of Win32 API - Wine 5.0, which incorporated more than 7400 changes, is presented. Among the key achievements of the new version is the delivery of built-in Wine modules in PE format, support for multi-monitor configurations, a new implementation of the sound API XAudio2, and support for the Vulkan 1.1 graphics API.

Wine confirms the full-fledged work of 4869 (a year ago 4737) programs for Windows, another 4136 (a year ago 4045) programs work fine with additional settings and external DLLs. 3635 programs have small operational problems that do not interfere with the use of the main functions of the applications.

The main highlights are:

  • Builtin modules in PE format.
  • Multi-monitor support.
  • XAudio2 reimplementation.
  • Vulkan 1.1 support.

Get more at the official website and the release notes.