Donnerstag, 22. Januar 2009

Some notes on RHEL 5.3

Congrats to the RHEL team for getting RHEL 5.3 out. Some random thoughts that sprung to my mind when looking closer at it:
  • The release announcement (short), the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.3 Technical Overview (medium sized) and the release notes (all the details) are really great resources to see what's new in the latest RHEL release. I wish we had similar documents for each new Fedora release (yes, we have the release notes, but they contain a lot of boring details regular Fedora users already know).
  • The kernel and dmraid in RHEL 5.3 now support dmraid 4/5/10. Alasdair, Heinz, others in RH: can you *please* speed up now to get that code (which is developed for quite some time now) upstream for Linux 2.6.30 to make sure it gets into Fedora 11 and from there into RHEL 6? I guess many users would be glad about that, as a lot of newer amd, intel and nvidia chipsets for desktop mainboards support RAID 5.
  • Many thanks in advance to the CentOS folks that already started to work on CentOS 5.3
  • I guess it will be an interesting comparison if somebody would compare the number of improvements (and their impact) that RHEL did between 5.2 and 5.3 with those that Ubuntu LTS 8.04.2 brings ;-) [Update 20090123]: Bad timing, 8.04.2 came out just a few hours after I wrote this; list of changes is available [/Update]

1 Kommentar:

Anonym hat gesagt…

You know it would be nice to have a comparison and analysis of RHEL changes and impacts in point releases to Ub changes and impacts in point releases. If only to have a clear view of the value one gets out of RHEL...