Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 Beta is here
And it’s been built with production stability and development agility in mind.
There’s so much to say about RHEL 8 Beta, but I want to focus on just a few points from the corporate announcement that highlight Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 Beta as a developer platform that:
- Simplifies application development – with less setup and config effort, you can more quickly get to writing code
- Is the easiest RHEL yet for developers that are new to Linux
- Is for traditional and cloud/container applications with many new tools for both
- Already delivers dozens of tools to build and test applications
Now let’s zoom in on what these mean.
“Too slow, too fast”
We’ve gotten this feedback a lot when discussing availability and support of development packages. To address this dichotomy, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 Beta has built in the concept of Application Streams to deliver userspace packages (programming languages, compilers, databases, etc.) more simply and with greater flexibility – this addresses the “too slow”. For the “too fast” requirement, there are also “Core” components that have the same lifecycle as the operating system – 10 years. Users will often have a version in each grouping. Application Streams – think of them as “son of Software Collections” – are a simpler way to deliver this modularity with improved installation, use, and re-use
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