CentOS 8 Release Date: What We Know So Far

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Red Hat Enterprise Linux was released on May 7th, 2019. There are notable differences between EL-8 and EL-7 in Kernel, package repository format, and lots of new features that EL-7 do not have. As you aware, CentOS is a community supported enterprise operating system, compatible with its upstream source Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

Now everyone is awaiting CentOS community to release CentOS 8, derivative of RHEL 8.

CentOS has already started their work to build CentOS 8.

Architecture

The build would be available for:

x86_64
ppc64le (Little Endian
aarch64 (ARM 64, ARMv8)

CentOS 8 Release Date

CentOS community took just 27 days to complete the build of CentOS 7 from upstream RHEL 7. But, we haven’t heard anything from CentOS community on CentOS 8 release. By checking the work done by the community so far, we may expect the release of CentOS 8 in September 2019. Only release work is yet be completed

READ: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 new features

Build works so far:

Item

Started

Ended

Status

Sources pushed to CentOS Git

2019-05-07

2019-05-08

DONE

Source code evaluation

2019-05-07

mid-june

DONE

New Build System Setup

2019-05-07

2019-05-08

DONE

Debranding patches added

2019-05-07

early Aug

DONE

Artwork Requested

2019-03-07

2019-05-07

DONE

Artwork Selections

2019-05-09

early Aug

DONE

Build Loop 0

2019-05-07

2019 mid June

DONE

Build Loop 1

2019 mid June

mid-june

DONE

Build Loop N

2019-06-20

2019-06-28

DONE

Installer work

2019-06-16

2019-08-05

DONE

QA work

2019-06-28

mid Aug

DONE

RC work

2019-07-26

mid Aug

DONE

Release work

YYYY-MM-DD

YYYY-MM-DD

Not started

Credit: CentOS Wiki

If you do not want to wait till the release of CentOS 8, you can also try Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 and get your hands dirty on the world’s best enterprise operating system.

Try RHEL 8

1. Step by Step Guide To Install RHEL 8 With ScreenShots

2. How To Upgrade From RHEL 7 To RHEL 8

What should I do

We will update this space when we know the release date of CentOS 8. Keep watching this space for more information.

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