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When would CentOS 7 for POWER9 be released?

Posted: 2018/06/04 06:03:15
by amandalin
Does somebody know when the CentOS 7.5 for POWER9 would be released? i only saw 1804 being released on 7th, May: http://mirror.centos.org/altarch/7/isos/ppc64le/

Re: When would CentOS 7 for POWER9 be released?

Posted: 2018/06/04 06:07:11
by avij
Forgive me my ignorance, but aren't those .iso images exactly the ones you are looking for?

Re: When would CentOS 7 for POWER9 be released?

Posted: 2018/06/04 06:58:21
by amandalin
avij wrote:Forgive me my ignorance, but aren't those .iso images exactly the ones you are looking for?
thanks for replying this, avij.
As i know, those .iso images is built for POWER8 instead of POWER9, please correct me if i'm wrong.

Re: When would CentOS 7 for POWER9 be released?

Posted: 2018/06/04 15:46:20
by avij
OK, after asking around a bit I'm told the POWER9 packages and images are still being worked on. Those ppc64le images will indeed only work on POWER8.

Re: When would CentOS 7 for POWER9 be released?

Posted: 2018/06/05 06:58:46
by amandalin
avij wrote:
2018/06/04 15:46:20
OK, after asking around a bit I'm told the POWER9 packages and images are still being worked on. Those ppc64le images will indeed only work on POWER8.
thanks for checking, but is there any preliminary schedule for POWER9?

Re: When would CentOS 7 for POWER9 be released?

Posted: 2018/06/05 18:25:19
by jpoc
There is no official schedule for CentOS 7.5.1804 POWER9. I'm optimistic that at the very least a technology preview will be ready before the end of June 2018. There are only a handful of rpms to build, sign and test. That said, CentOS won't receive any POWER9 hardware until later this year. That makes testing a more creative exercise ;)

Re: When would CentOS 7 for POWER9 be released?

Posted: 2018/06/06 07:26:17
by amandalin
jpoc wrote:
2018/06/05 18:25:19
There is no official schedule for CentOS 7.5.1804 POWER9. I'm optimistic that at the very least a technology preview will be ready before the end of June 2018. There are only a handful of rpms to build, sign and test. That said, CentOS won't receive any POWER9 hardware until later this year. That makes testing a more creative exercise ;)
Got it, thanks jpoc :)
Will there be any announcements when the .iso image or any update being released? so that i can go and check by myself.

Re: When would CentOS 7 for POWER9 be released?

Posted: 2018/06/06 12:29:18
by avij
Answering on behalf of jpoc: Yes, there will be an announcement posted to the centos-announce mailing list.

Re: When would CentOS 7 for POWER9 be released?

Posted: 2018/06/08 01:10:03
by amandalin
avij wrote:
2018/06/06 12:29:18
Answering on behalf of jpoc: Yes, there will be an announcement posted to the centos-announce mailing list.
Great! thanks avij, i already subscribed. 8-)

Re: When would CentOS 7 for POWER9 be released?

Posted: 2018/08/01 01:23:36
by amandalin
May i know has it been released? i asked this because i can't tell which one is the build support POWER9.