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Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 Beta 1 Available
2004-09-28 Red Hat 22 Comments
PPC? Can I run this on my mac now?
Is this Fedora on steroids?
Fedora + more testing + some licensed software (i.e. Java) + support + more commitment to release cycle = Red Hat Enterprise Linux
With Fedora Core 2 and the Fedora Core 3 test releases having DVD ISOs available, why are there no DVD ISOs at all for this RHEL 4 beta 1 release? Instead, there’s *11* CD ISOs (four of which are choices of Disc 1 of 4 depending on whether it’s ES, AS etc.), which is far less convenient than one (or possibly two if it won’t fit on a single-layer DVD) DVD ISOs…
ES is Enterprise Server I guess, whats the AS. Advanced Server.
AS stands for Applications Server
No, AS stands for Advanced Server.
RHEL AS – Red Hat Enterprise Linux Advanced Server
RHAS – Red Hat Application Server
two completely different products with different names.
We bought the RHES v3 series because the majorversion shouldnt change anytime soon. I’am stunned by seeing this.. I really don’t want to reinstall all servers which are only just put in production. When do they want to push all customers into this new version? What’s the release and support schedule for the next years anyway? I hope not a major version bump every 6 months or so.. ENTERPRISES don’t like that.
This is just a beta cycle i think it will take +6 months before the final version is out. And there will be updates even for rh 3 if 4 is out, for a long time. So don’t worry.
IIRC, RHEL releases are supported for 5 years. So there’s nothing to worry about — you can keep using it and receive updates right into 2008.
RHEL 3 was introduced in 2003, and is guaranteed to recieve updates until at least 2008. RHEL 4 won’t be released until next year, and will be supported until 2010. So you’ve got a 2 year release cycle and 5 year support period.
If you’ve bought RHEL 3 this should all be in the documentation. Of course you’ll just be able to continue using RHEL 3 from now on, and you’d be crazy not to as the first rule of enterprise systems is to not to change a working system. New systems might benefit from the new features, but with a RHEL subscription you can just download whatever version you feel like, so you can even continue loading RHEL 3 onto new systems. Then you can just upgrade to some future version years from now, be that RHEL 4 or 5. It’s a very good arrangement for an enterprise, but might be too expensive for smaller shops.
Presumably it’s based on Fedora Core 3 test 2 given that it has RC versions of Gnome in it right now. Is this the case?
I thought they would of waited for Fedora Core 3 to go final before basing a version of RHEL on it.
>We bought the RHES v3 series because the majorversion shouldnt change anytime soon. I’am stunned by seeing this.. I
Who said that ? RHEL has a release schedule on aboutevery 12 to 18 Months.
>really don’t want to reinstall all servers which are only just put in production. When do they want to push all customers into this new version?
You don’t have to do that ofcourse. RHEL have a life time of
[quote]Atleast 5 years[qoute].
fedora and redhat has parallel development trees and shared stuff
errata policy specifies fixed release schedules and maintainance
i’ve been looking for major changes (in terms of upgrade difficulty), and this seems the most important (to me).
anyone knows if this is for sure, no more uw-imap support?
is sendmail now configured to deliver to cyrus?
it sounds like a good change to me, however i am a bit
worried about how to migrate all my users mbx boxes to cyrus.
use redhat’s kickstart tool, once you have the kickstart floppy you can take the redhat install CDs, and put the floppy in and at the boot prompt type in “linux ks” (without the quotes) and walk away for a little while and it will install to your specifications according to the kickstart floppy…
if i remember correctly it “linux ks” is the correct parameter, you may want to read up on this cool little tool…
It’s gained dovecot for IMAP stuff (same as Fedora currently has).
As I have stated in several Fedora post, is that Fedora is beta testing for Redhat. We`ll have to se if final Fedora is RH 4 rc1, since packages are the same in Fedora 3 test 2 as in RH 4 beta 1….
It’s not like this was a big secret or anything???
As I have stated in several Fedora post, is that Fedora is beta testing for Redhat.”
common base for testing yes. read fedora.redhat.com for details. its public information