Centos 7 Released
Finally, we waited for a new Centos release made on the RHEL 7 package base. The release occurred very quickly due to the fact that Redhat bought the Centos project and hired some distribution distributors for a full time job, now they promise a delay of a maximum of two days after the updates in RHEL. Previously, we remember half-year delays with releases, which caused terrible indignation among fans of this server distribution.
Of the interesting things, it is worth noting the addition of the month and year of assembly to the distribution version by analogy with ubuntu. The current version is 7.0-1406. We also introduced the assembly of thematic, advanced versions of Centos distributions, we expect analogues of kubuntu, edubuntu, pidora and other branches of the distributive. Their list can be viewed here wiki.centos.org/SpecialInterestGroup
Of the global changes, I would note the abandonment of 32 bit assemblies and the transition to the xfs file system by default. The default transition to the mariadb assembly instead of mysql, mounting / tmp to tmpfs (well, finally they waited).
You can download the images here isoredirect.centos.org/centos/7/isos/x86_64
In the coming days I ’ll deploy several fresh installations and supplement the post with practical use and features I haven’t written about yet.
UPD1: Yes, there is support for migration from Centos 6 to Centos 7, I think everyone is already clear that the process is not the easiest and in my opinion it will be easier to transfer everything to new installations than to upgrade. http://wiki.centos.org/HowTos/MigrationGuide
UPD2: Yes systemd.
UPD3: Kpatch appeared an analogue of Ksplice for updating kernel parts on the fly.
UPD4: There is support for BTRFS, apparently the test is not for production.
UPD5: We added docker, I honestly read it, but I couldn’t reach my hands, and then there’s a good chance to try out of the box.